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June 30, 2010

Unlikely Quartet: Aretha, Condi, Handel, Mozart

The Queen of Soul, a former Secretary of State, and great composers "team up" for concert

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Aretha Franklin will team up with Condoleezza Rice for a benefit concert in Philadelphia next month. You read that right: Condi Rice, the former Secretary of State, is an accomplished pianist who will accompany the Queen of Soul as she sings "Handel, Mozart and the hits," according to a press release, at Philly's Mann Center for Performing Arts on July 27. Proceeds will benefit programs that support inner city children and the Mann Center's own education initiatives.
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Rice will accompany Franklin on her hits "Say a Little Prayer" and "Natural Woman," in addition to performing a 20-minute set with the Philadelphia Orchestra. It will be the first of a series of concerts with Rice and Franklin, who calls Rice "a consummate classical pianist and since I sing the arias, I thought that we could do something, a bipartisan effort for our favorite charities."

Comments

It sounds fantastic!

Condi lied under oath to the 9/11 widows when she claimed the "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" memo was not a warning. It warned of preparations for hijackings and planned attacks in the US.

Google: Condi Oath Youtube

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