Aretha.jpgBy Shannon Donahue
1/19/2009

This evening, the Lady Soul herself Aretha
Franklin will be performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
George Washington University has teamed up with the Kennedy Center to
pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a musical
celebration.

This concert will begin at 6PM and is a part
of the free daily Millennium Stage. An interesting twist to this
historic and celebratory event is that the only way to get in is to
have a free ticket. This afternoon tickets were being distributed one
per person beginning at 4 pm. Hundreds of fans hoped to get the chance
to see and hear from the Soul-stress herself by waiting hours upon
hours. Many showed up at 6AM just to receive one of these prized
possessions.

Additional performances will include the
hip-hop violin duo Nuttin’ But Stringz and the Let Freedom Ring Choir.
These groups along with the Lady Soul hope to pay their R-E-S-P-E-C-T
to Dr. King on this historic Inaugural Eve in Washington, D.C.

Photo from Aretha Franklin’s Inaugural
Performance
.