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Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/18/2017 By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press
In this combination photo, Kenny Rogers, left, performs on March 7, 2013, in Lancaster, Pa. and Dolly Parton performs in Philadelphia on June 15, 2016. The pair, who spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” announced they will be making their final performance together this year. Rogers, who is retiring from touring, announced on Tuesday that his final performance with Parton will be part of an all-star farewell show to be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. (Photos by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press In this combination photo, Kenny Rogers, left, performs on March 7, 2013, in Lancaster, Pa. and Dolly Parton performs in Philadelphia on June 15, 2016. The pair, who spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” announced they will be making their final performance together this year. Rogers, who is retiring from touring, announced on Tuesday that his final performance with Parton will be part of an all-star farewell show to be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. (Photos by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of country music's biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love," will be making their final performance together this year.

Rogers, who is retiring from touring, says his final performance with Parton will be part of an all-star farewell show to be held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. The two have been performing together for more than 30 years since "Islands in the Stream," written by the Bee Gees, became a pop crossover platinum hit in 1983.

Other performers for the farewell show are Little Big Town, Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Elle King, Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss.

Rogers made the announcement Tuesday at a press conference in Nashville.

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