On Thursday, October 6, 2011 10-time Grammy award winner Chaka Khan, Grammy award winner and gospel music icon Fred Hammond and other top gospel and jazz artists will pay tribute to the life and work of Barbara A. Allen at the Nokia Theatre

The night promises to be the concert event of the decade,” commented Derrick D. Pete, one of the event’s Executive Producers. “It takes an extraordinary person with a unique career, like that of Barbara A. Allen, to bring together such a diverse group of incredible talent spanning the music spectrum.”

Along with Chaka Khan and Fred Hammond, other artists joining the celebration include: smooth jazz artist Phil Perry, Stellar Award nominee and vocal powerhouse Kathy Taylor, Grammy-nominated gospel artist Rev. Norman Hutchins, down home gospel sensation The Soul Seekers, national recording artist West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir, Bishop Noel Jones and the Verizon How Sweet The Sound finalist City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Rev. Dr. John J. Hunter and the First A.M.E. Cathedral and Unity Choirs and Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer and the Faithful Central Bible Church Mass Choir.

For the past 50 years, Barbara A. Allen has worked with some of the industry’s top artists and choirs throughout the United States and around the world. Mrs. Allen began her career as a musical director for Motown artist Brenda Holloway, but her musical roots are deeply planted in the Southern California gospel community. On October 6, 2011, she will be honored by many of the artists she has served with over her illustrious career.

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