Friday, October 24, 2003

Embattled R&B star R. Kelly opens his latest round of court-approved tour dates with a concert that will be beamed by satellite to U.S. troops in Iraq...

Kelly is waiving his fee for the show, and all proceeds from the show will be donated to the Texas Military Family Foundation, which will use the money to send care packages to American troops in Iraq. Soldiers who have served in Iraq will be admitted to the concert without charge.

The show doesn't mark his first contribution to soldiers. In early 2002, Kelly wrote and recorded the track "Soldier's Heart" as a tribute to the U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan. The song got further attention this spring, when U.S. troops entered Iraq.

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