Augusta's Jones joins divas for VH1 broadcast

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Augusta-area resident Sharon Jones will be part of an all-star special program called VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul airing at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, on the VH1 cable TV network.

Jones and her band, the Dap Kings, will join such musical divas as Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Estelle and others paying tribute to the soul music hubs of Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia.

As in previous years, this edition of VH1 DIVAS will benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation and its programs to restore music education in public schools.

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– Don Rhodes, columnist

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