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    Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:13:45

    Aretha Franklin to Be Honored at Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Next Month - She will be the guest of honor at the gala

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    The Queen of Soul known as Aretha Franklin will be getting her R-E-S-P-E-C-T as the guest of honor at a concert organized by officials at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz next month. The fete will also mark the 25th anniversary of the institute founded in memory of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.

    Franklin, who sang jazz at the early phase of her career, will also receive the Founder's Award. Previous recipients Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

    The concert will be held on Sept. 12 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

    Congrats, 'Retha.

    Who is your favorite jazz singer? What is your favorite Aretha Franklin song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.15.11



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