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Knowles will help Ford celebrate centennial

Beyonce Knowles, lead singer of Grammy-winning pop group Destiny's Child, will help Ford Motor Co. celebrate its 100th birthday.

Knowles will be among the headliners scheduled to perform in a 40,000-seat venue being constructed for a June 14 party.

The Ford centennial will feature Model T rides and a series of other activities at the grounds of the No. 2 automaker's headquarters in this Detroit suburb.

The June 12-16 celebration will include performances by country music star Toby Keith and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The fete is expected to draw 100,000 visitors.

"If you have gasoline in your veins, this event will give you goose bumps," said Jim O'Connor, Ford's head of North American marketing and sales. "This is going to have something for everybody."