Diana Ross has been tapped to headline this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honor of the 2008 laureate, Finnish peace mediator Martti Ahtisaari, organizers announced Thursday. “The Nobel Committee is thrilled to welcome such an impressive array of mindful and talented artists to help us spread the message of peace around the world,” said Geir Lundestad, nonvoting secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. “It promises to be a spectacular evening and we encourage everyone to tune in and join us.” Set for December 11th, the concert also includes Canadian singer Feist, American country singer Dierks Bentley, Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas, Nigerian star Sean Kuti and Norway’s popular singer/songwriter Marit Larsen. Former Finnish President Ahtisaari won the prize for his peace efforts on several continents over several decades.
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