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Update on Aretha Franklin tribute: Tickets gone in minutes, lineup set

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

Tickets for Thursday’s free Aretha Franklin tribute show at Chene Park were grabbed up in a matter of minutes Monday morning.

The free tickets were distributed at Ticketmaster starting at 10 a.m.

The show — dubbed “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” — will run 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, on the eve of Franklin’s funeral. Chene Park capacity is about 6,000.

Meanwhile, more details about Thursday’s program have been announced:

An R&B tribute led by musical director Kern Brantley will feature performances by Narada Michael Walden, Ronnie McNeir and Detroit singers including Cherri Black, Steffanie Christi’an, Angela Davis, Gwen Foxx, Beth Griffith-Manley, Kimmie Horne, KIKO, Alise King and L’Renee and Tasha Page-Lockhart.


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