Motorcade of pink Cadillacs coming to Aretha Franklin’s homegoing celebration

31 August, 2018, 16:13 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Jackson said she will interview notables who are there to honor Franklin's life and legacy.

There was a tribute concert to her, with video tributes from the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Carole King, a street-naming ceremony for Aretha Franklin Way, and Franklin received the key to the city.

Swanson says many people attending Franklin's two-day public viewing at a Detroit museum "are here because they were blessed by her big heart and her desire to reach beyond the boundaries of her own success and touch others".

"What we wanted to do is be reflective of the Queen", Ms Green said.

In her honor, the Music Hall plans to rename its Jazz Cafe "Aretha's Jazz Cafe", Paul said.

- Bishop T.D. Jakes will be among the people who speak at Aretha Franklin's funeral. Her dress - with its ornamental elements and sheer netting fabric - was reminiscent of an outfit she would wear onstage and "something she would have selected for herself", her niece, Sabrina Owens, told The Associated Press.

Not only have the fans turned out in abundance, but so to have her musical contemporaries.




In the first hours, hundreds of people from multi-generations visited the public viewing with signs, Aretha T-shirts and more.

They approached her gold-plated casket to the sounds of her gospel recordings. The singer's casket is surrounded by roses of different bright colors while her gospel songs play in the background.

As people approached, they cried, crossed themselves, bowed their heads or blew kisses. "But to have done her birthday party [a few years ago] and to stand there and watch her watch me sing - Don, I had to fight back the tears the whole time".

"She's the Queen", said Howard, 50, who arrived at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Her jewelry was custom made for the occasion.

Embroidered in golden thread in the lining of the casket were the words "Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul".

The body of the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died from cancer at the age of 76 years, exhibited in the Museum of African American history Charles Wright in Detroit (us state of Michigan).

A pink Cadillac pulled up in front of the museum before the doors opened, and the crowd burst into applause and song.

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