NEW YORK, NY Friday Mar.10.2006 / -- Grammy Award winner John Legend, Elvis Costello and LL Cool J are a few of the stars set to take part in "Hollywood Meets Motown" on March 15th in New York. reports that the benefit event is being held to raise funds for the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.

Throughout the evening, celebrities will perform songs from Motown's golden era.

Besides John Legend, Elvis Costello and LL Cool J, others scheduled to take the stage include Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, the Bacon Brothers, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Botti, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Robert De Niro, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and New York Giant Tiki Barber.

"Hollywood Meets Motown" will take place in the Grand Ballroom at New York's famed Waldorf-Astoria. For further information, visit

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