Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Join us at the Burlington County Library to celebrate the sounds of the John G. Coley Jazz Project, featuring Vaneisa, as they perform a tribute to Aretha Franklin through her music and storytelling.

Aretha began her singing career as a gospel singer in Detroit, Michigan and by the age of 10, she was considered to be a musical prodigy. By age 18, she had moved to New York City where she was signed to a contract with Columbia Records. Aretha found success when she combined her gospel roots with rhythm and blues and rose to be crowned the “Queen of Soul.” Songs like Respect, Think and Freeway of Love prompted Aretha to become the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to Hall of Fame induction, Aretha won a series of other prestigious honors Including the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of FreedomWith 20 number 1 hits, 44 Grammy nominations and 18 Grammy Awards, Aretha served as an imperative part of American Music History as well as an iconic figure in the celebration of Black History Month. 

Please note, 

  • Doors will open at 1:45pm
  • Registration is not required
  • There is a strict capacity of 250 people
  • This event will be held in our auditorium
Audience: Adult Seniors Kids Teens Family Babies & Toddlers
Type: Black History Month, Diversity / Equity / Inclusion, Music, Performance
Aretha
Sunday, 2/25/2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location:

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