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Chaka Khan Participates in the Unveiling Chaka Khan Way, Her Very Own Street (PHOTO)

PorAmanda Gigliotti | Repórter do The Christian Post

Chaka Khan is participating in the unveiling of Chaka Khan Way, a street named after her, in Chicago, Illinois, this Saturday.

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(Photo: Reuters)
Chaka Khan performs ''The Color Purple'' at the 5th annual Behind the Lens award ceremony in Beverly Hills, California in this October 24, 2006 file photo. Khan doesn't have a lot of regrets -- and little wonder with eight Grammy Awards on her mantle.

The celebration is being held on S. Blackstone Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets with the presence of city officials such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Fourth Ward Alderman Williams Burns, among others.

“I feel like, now I’ve finally made it [Laughs], It’s a big thing. Especially for a city like Chicago wanting to name a street after me. I think it’s really, really special to me,” said Shaka, according to Huffingtonpost.

The celebration is just one in a list of events honoring Chaka’s 40th anniversary of her career in music and entertainment, as well as her 60th birthday.

On Sunday, July 28, Chaka Khan will be honored in a ceremony proclaiming that day “Chaka Khan Day.” After receiving the honor, Chaka is expected to perform at a free outdoor in Millennium Park.

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(Photo: Reuters)
Singer Chaka Khan attends a Millennium Network event in Los Angeles March 17, 2011.

“Chicago is where it all began for me (…). As a young girl, growing up on Carpenter Street, my parents introduced me to a very rich musical foundation,” said Chaka.

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“I owe this city so much, and I’m deeply honored by this tribute. Chicago will always be a part of me, and with this street naming, I now will always be a part of it. It’s a blessing to me and my family. We are profoundly grateful to all the people of Chicago.”

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