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Chaka Khan becomes an Apollo legend

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 00:45

June 11 - The Apollo Theater inducts the singer into its Legends Hall of Fame. Alicia Powell reports.

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Chaka Khan's 40-year career was honored as the Apollo Theater inducted the singer into its Legends Hall of Fame. As the "sweet thing" singer accepted her award she was at a loss for words. SOUNDBITE: Chaka Khan, singer, saying (English): "Words simply cannot express how I feel tonight to be inducted into the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame. This is really amazing." The event was held during the theater's 8th annual spring gala concert and featured performances by Khan's friends including Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige. The Apollo theater is considered one of New York's most famous landmarks and the launching pad for the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill and many others.

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Chaka Khan becomes an Apollo legend

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 00:45