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The 34th Annual telecast of  the UNCF: An Evening of Stars will feature unforgettable performances from stars as Melanie Fiona, Eric Benet, Faith Evans, Keyshia Cole, Charlie Wilson, Tyrese Gibson and Chaka Khan.

Each year, the UNCF raises funds to send deserving students to top colleges and universities across the country. The students spotlighted this year have amazing stories of triumph over adversity to reach their goals of a priceless education.

In anticipation and preparation for the telecast, check out this EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scense video of comedian Anthony Anderson as he has a little fun with R&B singer Trey Songz

Background on this years event:

Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson, co-star of NBC’s Guys With Kids, hosts the 34th annual UNCF An Evening of Stars® Educating our Future Presented by Target. The show premieres nationwide on Saturday, January 26 (check local listings for stations and times) and airs on BET Networks on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The nationally televised variety show focuses public attention on America’s need for more African American college graduates and UNCF’s work getting students to and through college.

The show features Grammy-Award winner and founder of the New Look Foundation, Usher Raymond, presenting a four-year college scholarship to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
high school senior, Ammon Lyle. Additionally, superstars Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart and Chaka Khan will present scholarships to deserving college and college-bound students.

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The national audience will be electrified by performances and appearances by some of the hottest names in entertainment including Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Tyrese Gibson, Melanie Fiona, Eric Benet, Tracee Ellis Ross, Keenan Ivory Wayans and many more.

I hope everybody tunes in and donates from the bottom of their hearts and the bottom of their pockets,” said Anderson. “Unfortunately, over 60,000 students apply for scholarships and financial aid every year and UNCF is able to award scholarships to just 15,000 who need help going to college. That’s why I’m a part of what UNCF is doing and I’m here for the long run.

UNCF is delighted that stars like Usher, Anthony Anderson, Steve Harvey, Yolanda Adams, Kevin Hart and Chaka Khan have agreed to make our cause their cause,” said UNCF president and CEO Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., “performing for the UNCF An Evening of Stars national audience and introducing UNCF’s “rising stars”—the highachieving students who, thanks to UNCF, are getting the education they need to compete in the 21st century economy. The country is facing a crisis in African American education, and UNCF, BET and our galaxy of rising and established stars are determined to do something about it.

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