NEW YORK – Smokey Robinson is getting an award _ this time for his charitable efforts.
The icon will be honoured on May 19 by the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
Singers CeeLo Green, Kenny “ Babyface” Edmonds, El DeBarge and Kem will perform in honour of Robinson at The Novo in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Monday.
Robinson will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, which was given to Pete Townshend at last year’s benefit concert.
The 76-year-old Robinson also will perform at the event, to be hosted by comedian-actor Cedric the Entertainer. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
(The Associated Press)