USPS honors Ray Charles with limited-edition stamp
September 23, 2013 10:30 AM | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows a Music Icons Forever stamp honoring soul singer Ray Charles. 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. (AP Photo/USPS)
This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows a Music Icons Forever stamp honoring soul singer Ray Charles. 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. (AP Photo/USPS)
slideshow
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add a world-famous musician and Georgia native to its "Music Icons Forever" stamp series.

Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring Ray Charles, of Albany, on Monday along with one of the artists' 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' induction into the series.

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

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



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides