NEW YORK (AP) _ Singer Rod Stewart is heading to Harlem's Apollo Theater for a concert to kick off the release of his latest CD, ``Stardust ... The Great American Songbook: Volume III.''

The invitation-only concert on Oct. 18 will be broadcast live on the Internet and will feature songs from the new album.

His first and second volumes of ``The Great American Songbook'' _ released in 2002 and 2003 _ were both Grammy nominees, together selling more than 10 million copies.

Stewart sings duets on the third volume with Dolly Parton and Bette Midler. Eric Clapton accompanies him on one track with his guitar, and Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on another.

``Singing these amazing songs has moved me deeply,'' Stewart said.

Stewart is among a group of singers who've recently revived the age-old American Songbook, including Neil Diamond, Anna Bergman and Barry Manilow and 21-year-old Peter Cincotti.

The live Web broadcast will be carried on AOL.


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