Former Gov. Jeff Colyer to sing backup for Chaka Khan

Jeff Colyer headshot, as Kansas Governor, graphic element on gray/Musician Chaka Kahn attends a birthday party for Chaka Kahn on Tuesday March 26, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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TOPEKA, Kan. - Former Republican Kansas governor and plastic surgeon Jeff Colyer is about to add Chaka Khan backup singer to his resume.

The Kansas City Star reports that Colyer is part of a student and faculty choir that will join the “Queen of Funk” on stage for a Martin Luther King Day event hosted by Georgetown University at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The performance will include African-American spirituals and a piece composed by Khan, who achieved success in the 1970s as a vocalist in the funk band Rufus and as a solo artist in the 1980s with her hit single “I Feel For You.”  

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