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American Music Ball Canceled

The American Music Ball has been cancelled, according to a rep for the Marriott Wardman Park hotel where it was to have been hosted.

However, some of its big-name entertainers will find a home at another struggling inaugural fete -- the Heroes Ball, which suffered a sudden loss of its talent lineup over the weekend. Among the names headed to the Heroes Ball are George Clinton, Ben Vereen and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, according to a rep for the Heroes Ball.

And whither the AMC's biggest names? Dionne Warwick and Ludacrisj were set to host the dual "Legends" and "Urban" parties. We'll let you know if we find out. . .

Read more about how some parties are suffering amid the glut of inaugural balls here.

By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts

By David A Nakamura  |  January 20, 2009; 12:43 PM ET  | Category:  Entertainment , The Balls
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You should correct a factual error in the posting. Harold Melvin died in 1997, so he will not be appearing at any ball. His band continues on as Harold Melvin's Blue Notes.

Posted by: ritmika | January 20, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

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