Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert to Be Held in Los Angeles

Aretha Franklin performs in concert at Radio City Music Hall on February 18, 2012, in New York. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Aretha Franklin’s life and legacy will be celebrated at a gospel music concert in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The event will feature gospel choirs performing songs from Franklin’s 1972 album, Amazing Grace.

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the
California African American Museum are hosting the event.

The concert will run from 7-9pm at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. The gathering is free, but an RSVP is requested.

The Queen of Soul died Aug. 16, at her home in Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Her funeral will take place in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31. Former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson are scheduled to speak.

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Yolanda Adams, The Clark Sisters and several other artists will perform.

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