Chaka Khan Gets Honored By Her Hometown With Own Day, Plus Street Name

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    Chaka Khan Gets Honored By Her Hometown With Own Day, Plus Street Name

    The city of Chicago, Illinois is paying homage to soul legend Chaka Khan by bestowing the icon with her own day. In a July 28th planned ceremony, community leaders and members will make “Chaka Khan Day” official in a commemorative ceremony in the city’s Millennium Park. Khan will also perform a free concert during the outdoor ceremony.

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    “Chicago is where it all began for me. Even before (joining the band) Rufus, I sang with local groups such as The Babysitters, Lock and Chain and Lyfe. As a young girl, growing up on Carpenter Street, my parents introduced me to a very rich musical foundation – starting with jazz and opera,” Khan said in a statement.

    In addition to her own day, Khan will also have a street named after her near her former high school.

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    She continues: “I owe this city so much, and I’m deeply honored by this tribute. Chicago will always be a part of me, and with this street naming, I now will always be a part of it. It’s a blessing to me and my family. We are profoundly grateful to all the people of Chicago.” SOURCE

    Congrats to Ms. Khan

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