Aretha Franklin to Sing for President Obama on Monday
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This week, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is set to perform for President Barack Obama. The president is planning to visit Detroit on Labor Day, which is a timely visit in light of Detroit’s extraordinary economic struggles.
The president is set to speak in a parking lot outside of Detroit’s Renaissance Theatre. Franklin will perform before the president’s speech.
This is not the first time that Aretha has sang before the president. She sang when the president was sworn in on January 20, 2009.
"It’s going to be the thrill of a lifetime," said Richard Sperling, Mosaic’s founder. "This president and the first lady have really raised up the arts as something really important to the fabric of American society."
The president won’t be alone during his trip to Detroit. He will be flanked by U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The White House has announced that the president plans to offer a speech meant to "celebrate Labor Day with workers and their families.”
The president also plans to discuss his efforts to create jobs in America. His address to Congress will be delivered on Thursday.