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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame To Honor Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced plans to honor the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, this fall with a week long celebration of her music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website revealed why Franklin was picked for the honor:

Aretha Franklin is a masterful singer, pianist, performer and arranger, whose catalog of recordings highlights a brilliant versatility that spans myriad genres: gospel, jazz, blues, pop standards, rock, funk – the list goes on. She constantly breaks down boundaries between styles of American music, revealing the connections between them, across generations. RockHall.com

The celebration will kickoff October 31st and feature interviews, panels, films, and lectures. Franklin has announced she will take part in the celebration and attend a tribute concert but she says she won’t be performing.

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