Aretha Franklin Plans Hometown Concert in August

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) -- Almost five months after undergoing serious surgery, hall of fame singer Aretha Franklin is coming out with a new album and has scheduled a hometown concert.
The 69-year-old Queen of Soul will play DTE Energy Music Theatre on Aug. 25. It's in Clarkston, north of her native Detroit.
And Franklin's new CD, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," will be released in Wal-Mart stores on Tuesday.
The music legend underwent surgery in early December in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment. Since then, she's lost more than 80 pounds. Franklin says the weight loss was because of a change in diet and exercise.
She canceled several performances last year because of illness, but her show at DTE is one of a handful she has booked for this spring and summer.


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