Street Named For Aretha Franklin Ahead Of Detroit Show
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has been honored by her hometown of Detroit, ahead of what may be her final performance in front of a home crowd. This weekend she will be a part of the Detroit Music Weekend.
WILX.com reports that the city got a jumpstart on the weekend activities by renaming a downtown street after Franklin. A portion of Madison Street near the Detroit Opera House is now officially named after her after a Thursday ceremony.
Aretha will perform a free concert downtown this Saturday near the newly re-named roadway, across from Ford Field. For details, visit detroitmusicweekend.org.