Lauryn Hill Scheduled For All-Star Salute To Aretha Franklin November 5th

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor Aretha Franklin during the 16th annual American Music Masters series this November. The weeklong celebration, Lady Soul: The Life and Music of Aretha Franklin, will culminate with a tribute concert on Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre in Cleveland. Ms. Lauryn Hill will join Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers for an all-star salute to the acclaimed artist.
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Also on the bill for the show are Rock Hall nominee Chaka Khan, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, vocalist Cissy Houston, jazz singer Carla Cook, “American Idol” alumnus Melinda Doolittle and singer-guitarist Mike Farris. Additional guests will be announced in the next few weeks. Franklin will attend the concert, although she is not scheduled to perform, PlayhouseSquare reports.

In conjunction with the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, the Museum will honor Franklin’s work and her enduring influence. For the complete American Music Masters weeklong schedule, please visit http://www.rockhall.com/events/american-music-masters/.

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