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Aretha Franklin To Be Honored At American Music Awards By A Few Surprise Guest’

Although, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin passed a month ago, her legacy continues to thrive. Following Franklin’s funeral which featured performances that were highly publicized and critiqued, she is said to be honored at the American Music Awards this October.

We are sure folks are wondering who will take on the tribute to the Queen of Soul during the AMA’s. Fortunately, the guest performers have been announced and we are sure you wont be disappointed. Reportedly, Gladys Knight, Cici Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, and Ledisi are all called to set the stage on fire.

The celebration is set to air live on ABC network from the Microsoft Theater on October 9th.

Folks, this may go down as one of the best tributes in history! Will you be watching?

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Aretha Franklin Exhibit to Open at Detroit Museum

An exhibited committed to the life and inheritance of Aretha Franklin will open this week at a Detroit museum

The estate-approved Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul will open at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this Tuesday and will show until January 21st, 2019.

“This is an opportunity for people to come back and engage, reminisce and reflect,” Wright museum board member Kelly Major Green told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s the beginning of a much longer expression of who Aretha is.”

The show will highlight closet, shoes, video shows and photographs from all through Franklin’s career, including a duplicate of the first-ever recording Franklin released, a 1956 vinyl of “Never Grow Old” by “Aretha Franklin, Daughter of Rev. C.L. Franklin.”

The Charles H. Wright Museum beforehand facilitated Franklin’s open funeral following the Queen of Soul’s passing from pancreatic cancer at 76 years old. The “red, lace-trimmed ruffled suit and crimson satin pumps” that Franklin wore at the public viewing will display in the “Think” exhibit.

Aretha Franklin Exhibit to Open at Detroit Museum

Over the show’s four-month residency at the exhibition hall, keepers will rotate things all through presentation to “reflect the same ever-changing dynamics that marked the singer’s own life,” the Detroit Free Press writes.

The Aretha Franklin estate is additionally arranging a long haul show devoted to the Queen of Soul housed at an undetermined area in 2020.

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