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
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.