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Aretha Franklin honored with street naming, key to the city at Detroit Music Weekend


Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesIt was Aretha Franklin weekend in Detroit.  Actually it officially was the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend festival, but it turned into a celebration of The Queen of Soul

Billboard reports that Aretha was honored with a street naming and a tribute concert, as well as headlining her own free concert in downtown Detroit.

The 75-year-old received a key to the city from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan during a break from her live set on Saturday and sang selections from her 60-year recording career including “Freeway of Love,” “Skylark,” “Chain of Fools” and a powerful cover of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep.”

Franklin plans to release a new album — featuring Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Lionel Richie and Yitzhak Perlman — early next year.

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