published Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy among BET honorees



Berry Gordy arrives arrives to a photo call before the Marian Anderson Award Gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in Philadelphia in this Nov. 19, 2013, file photo.
Berry Gordy arrives arrives to a photo call before the Marian Anderson Award Gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in Philadelphia in this Nov. 19, 2013, file photo.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    Entertainer Aretha Franklin sings at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony across from the White House in Washington in this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

ATLANTA — Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors.

The network announced Thursday that rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will also receive tributes at the event. The show will take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Feb. 8.

The special will air Feb. 24.

BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.

Halle Berry and Chaka Khan were among the honorees at last year's BET Honors.

Actor and comedian Wayne Brady will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.

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