Aretha Franklin Memorial: Will There Be an Open Casket?

Aretha Franklin Memorial: Will There Be an Open Casket?

As the tributes about Aretha Franklin's life continue to pour in, we have an update on what will take place next now that the legendary singer has died.

According to TMZ sources, the memorial for the Queen of Soul will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan.

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Aretha Franklin Honors Whitney Houston in Concert

Aretha Franklin Honors Whitney Houston in Concert

Due to leg spasms and muscle pain, Aretha Franklin was unable to attend Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday, canceling not only her appearance but a planned performance in honor of her goddaughter, as well.

But the late legend was very much in Franklin's thoughts the evening before, as she played a concert for fans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and honored Houston with a pair of covers.

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How Did Aretha Franklin React to Whitney Houston's Death?

How Did Aretha Franklin React to Whitney Houston's Death?

In the wake of Whitney Houston's death, the public has heard numerous responses from those that knew the legend well (Ray J) to know those speculating wildly in order to increase ratings (Nancy Grace).

But few were closer to Houston than Aretha Franklin, the artist's godmother. She spoke to The Today Show this morning about actually hearing the tragic news.

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