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Respect and admiration was the theme at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night as dozens of celebrities participated in an all-star 85th birthday salute to music legend Quincy Jones. Although his actual birthday was March 14th, this special tribute was recorded and will air in December on BET.

Oprah Winfrey, who first gained national fame as Sophia in the Jones-produced movie, “The Color Purple,” headlined the event. She made two on-screen appearances: one on stage and another from the audience standing next to the musical genius, as she paid homage to her longtime friend.

The two sat side-by-side during the entire show. Oprah was seen having a great time moving to the beats of Jones’ music performed by various artists including Stevie WonderBrian McKnightFantasiaJennifer HudsonLedisiGregory Porter and Meghan Trainor.

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