Newsom Enlists Celeb Support for Big Event

Grammy Award-winning singer to help kick off run for gov.

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While he has already told everyone he wants to be the state's next governor, Mayor Gavin Newsom will officially launch his campaign Thursday night with a big kickoff event.

Four-time Grammy winner Tracy Chapman will join Newsom at the Palace Hotel for the fundraiser that the camp is calling a "New Direction for California."

Chapman will sing several songs for guests -- who will paid $500 for a ticket to the fundraiser.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

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