The Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, rocked Jazz at Lincoln Center a few nights ago. She performed for the Ahmet and Mica Ertegun Foundation in front of the likes of Bette Midler, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. Watch her in this video, at the piano, singing and playing “My Cup Runneth Over.” This is what Aretha Franklin is about, not some nonsense in the tabloids.
Aretha took a bunch of friends to see “The Color Purple” on Broadway also last week. Contrary to tongue wagging, Aretha and her gang watched the show with joy and intense interest. She also went backstage and posed with everyone in the cast, and signed about three dozen autographs. Aretha is a great fan of Jennifer Hudson, and showed her RESPECT.
The Queen of Soul’s next stop is Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut on New Year’s Day, where she’s already sold out the joint. She may even hit a roulette wheel while she’s in town.
Long live the Queen of Soul!