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Los Angeles Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

Free Aretha Franklin tribute sponsored by County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, CAAM, and L.A. County Arts Commission The public is invited to join County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the California African American Museum, and the L.A. County Arts

Free Aretha Franklin tribute sponsored by County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, CAAM, and L.A. County Arts Commission

The public is invited to join County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the California African American Museum, and the L.A. County Arts Commission for a musical celebration, paying tribute to the life of Aretha Franklin, from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 30, at the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park.

A mass choir – the Los Angeles Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America – will perform. During that performance, the choir will provide renditions of songs from Franklin’s’s groundbreaking “Amazing Grace” album, which was recorded with the legendary Rev. James Cleveland at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in South Los Angeles.

That album, recorded in January 1972, is still one of the nation’s best-selling gospel records and the recording was recently highlighted in “How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles,” an exhibition at CAAM.

This public event, free of charge, is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, CAAM, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Must RSVP.

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