USPS honors Ray Charles with limited-edition stamp

Singer Ray Charles performs at the tenth anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, June 20, 1988. (AP Photo/Ira Mark Gostin)
September 23, 2013 9:27:13 AM PDT
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its "Music Icons Forever" stamp series.

Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring the Albany, Ga., native on Monday along with one of the artist's previously unreleased songs.

Charles was a singer and songwriter who pioneered the soul and rhythm and blues genres. He died in 2004.

Events are being planned in Atlanta and Los Angeles to celebrate Charles' inclusion in the series.

R&B singer Ashanti and the Morehouse College Glee Club are scheduled to perform at the Atlanta school's Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. And Chaka Khan is headlining an event at the Grammy Museum.

The U.S. Postal Service honors music legends each year by featuring them on limited-edition stamps.


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