Usher, Richie, Wonder Join Michael Jackson Memorial

Chart-topping recording stars Usher, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder are amongst the growing list of celebrities slated to participate in a Michael Jackson memorial Tuesday. The trio, slated to perform, join Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Mariah Carey, and Smokie Robinson. News of the memorial line up, follows confirmation that Grammy Award producer Ken Ehrlich is behind the event. The Andre Crouch Choir is also due to participate. According organizers, TV One, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, E! and Fox News have confirmed their intention to air the Staples Center hosted memorial. Anchors Charles Gibson (ABC), Robin Meade (CNN-HLN), Anderson Cooper, Larry King, Don Lemon and AJ Hammer will cover the memorial and responses from well wishers. E! will broadcast the ceremony on its website as will CNN via CNN Live. Michael Jackson’s memorial service is slated to take place at 10am PT/1pm ET.

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