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After a six years hiatus from all New York stages, R&B  veteran R. Kelly will return to the city to headline the annual “Groovin In The  Park” concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on July 1, 2012.
“Fans are  hyped and ready for an extraordinary performance from the Rhythm & Blues  legend who will be returning to New York for his first performance since his ‘Best of Both Worlds’ concert with Jay Z in 2004,” said event CEO Christopher  Roberts, of Groovin Inc. “R Kelly represents the best of R&B and I am  confident he will deliver a spectacular performance for music  lovers.”
Joining R. Kelly for the monumental performance will be Grammy  award winning R&B vocal group Boyz 11 Men, one of the most successful groups  of all time, and International music legend Jimmy Cliff.

In addition, R  Kelly, Boyz 11 Men and Jimmy Cliff will share the stage with reggae’s lovers  rock king Beres Hammond, whose stellar career was launched in the 70’s with the  release of his monster hit “One Step Ahead.”

The event will take place  Sunday July 1st during the American Independence celebrations, concert  organizers say the festival will serve as a tribute to this great  nation.
R. Kelly is gearing up for the release of his 11th studio album, Write Me Back, the follow up to his  critically acclaimed  2010 release Love  Letter.

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