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Stars join in telethon to help victims of hurricane

By Staff Reporter

Beyonce, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims.

The event will be broadcast by multiple US television channels next Tuesday.

It is being organised by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects.

George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon and others will also participate with taped or live messages.

It will benefit several organisations, including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Beyonce has previously said she is working with her charity to assist those in her hometown affected by Harvey.

The award-winning singer, plus Kelly Rowland and the original members of Destiny's Child who left the group, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, formed the band as teenagers in Houston.

The benefit show will also be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

The telethon will air from Los Angeles, and there will be extra stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee.

A performance from George Strait's San Antonio benefit concert for Harvey will also be shown.

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