CANCELED - 977 Summer 2020 Aretha Franklin—Divas Live!
Tuesday, 11:50–1:15, July 14
Instructor: Michelle Blandburg
Aretha Franklin, the multi-award-winning and undisputed Queen of Soul, was fluent in a multitude of musical genres. In addition, she had many musical friends and recorded with many talented artists. This presentation will feature Aretha performing solo, as well as with artists including Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, the Backstreet Boys, and others. The class will revisit her gospel roots with the New Jersey Mass Choir directed by Bishop Paul S. Morton. It will also present Aretha’s amazing rendition of “Nessun Dorma” (when she substituted for ailing friend Luciano Pavarotti), proving that the Queen could even rock opera! Music doesn’t get any better than this! There will also be readings from Aretha’s biography Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz.
See F102 for instructor information.