Chaka Khan Says She's Nervous About Performing at Aretha Franklin's Funeral

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An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.

Taylor Swift is one of the many artists who has been influenced by the legendary artist Aretha Franklin and she paid tribute to the recently departed singer at her concert in Detroit.

Knowing that they wanted to keep the funeral service private for friends, family and special guests made the family sensitive to providing Franklin's fans an extended opportunity to say goodbye, Owens explained.

"She never forgot from which she came", Penn said. And I think that's what this is.

"What we wanted to do is be reflective of the Queen", Ms Green said. She couldn't be closer to the truth; women have longed to follow in the powerful footsteps of Franklin for decades, looking up to both her vocals and her entire being.

"Last week, we lost an irreplaceable force", she told her fans in between sets. The queen of soul's body arrived her hometown on August 27, in a vintage white Cadillac hearse to the African-American museum.

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He said the letter, with its unsubstantiated claims , "speaks for itself", according to the National Catholic Reporter. Vigano's name also made headlines during the 2012 "Vatileaks" scandal , when some of his letters were published.

Aretha Franklin was dressed in an outfit fit for a queen. "Love her, came so far to represent the city of New Orleans for her".

"I want my daughter to know anything and everything about African-American culture and history", said Ms Seniors, whose father, Clarence Henry Seniors, was roommates at Morehouse College with Aretha's brother, Cecil.

"I feel like I've known her all my life because I grew up with her music, my mom; my aunts; my sisters".

"She was intertwined in all of our lives", she said, adding that her love for the singer "started with 'Respect.'" "We're just feeling good about seeing the Queen".

She recalled first becoming aware of the music icon as a little girl when Franklin sang Precious Lord at the 1968 funeral of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.

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