Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul's funeral service is currently underway in Detroit. The Greater Grace Temple is hosting the service and an all star cast featuring President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Jesse Jackson and many others will be speaking as we remember Franklin's life and career as one of the most influential singers of the century.
How fortunate were we that we got the privilege to see her at the Jazz Fest at OCC. 40,000 people in attendance for that unforgettable evening. We always remember how her music brought generations together across gender and ethnic boundaries to live in our hearts forever.