Aretha Franklin to Perform a Duet Concert With ... Condoleeza Rice?
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Music and politics seem to be meshing together a lot lately, and we're not really sure why. The latest: Aretha Franklin has just announced that she's going to team up with the former US Secretary of State to sing songs like "Natural Woman" and "Say a Little Prayer."
Rice will start the show with a solo, accompanying the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Rossen Milanov for Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor, then Franklin will join in to perform her classic soul anthems and a few arias.
Many don't know that
Condi actually considered becoming a professional musician and is a
celebrated amateur pianist, and she even performed for Queen Elizabeth
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II in 2008. So we're guessing this definitely won't be amateur hour.
we find particularly interesting is the obvious political party
differences. Rice, the quintessential Republican, will play with the
life-long Democrat who didn't vote for Rice's former employer.
According to Franklin, they've put their differences aside for this
show, though. She was recently quoted as saying, "Ms Rice is a consummate classical pianist and since I sing the arias, I
thought we could do something. A bipartisan effort for
our favorite charities."
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