Carla Bruni to Sing at Mandela's Birthday
French first lady will perform at Mandela's 91st birthday celebration
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2009 4:43 PM CDT
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, seen at the 7th annual Mandela lecture in Johannesburg, Saturday July 11, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will sing this weekend at Nelson Mandela’s birthday party, her first public performance since becoming the first lady of France, reports AFP. The former South African leader will celebrate his 91st birthday Saturday at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, and Bruni won't be the only big name: Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin also are scheduled to perform.