Live: More than 40 artists honor Aretha Franklin at tribute concert

Tribute concert — scheduled lineup

The show will have four segments, beginning with an jazz and blues tribute featuring Ralphe Armstrong, Franklin’s bassist and longtime friend, as musical director. Joan Belgrave, Doug Carn, Jean Carne, Detroit’s Thornetta Davis and Dee Dee Bridgewater will also perform.

In the second segment, a 25-person choir will perform a gospel tribute. Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the cast of “The Haves and Have Nots,” and actress Jenifer Lewis will perform a piece she wrote for Franklin. Others who will appear during that segment include Santita Jackson, Dr. Bobby Jones, Randy Miles, Tasha Page-Lockhart and the Lisa McCaw Dancers.

Next up will be an R&B segment featuring Narada Michael Walden and Dave McMurray performing “Freeway of Love,” a song Walden wrote for Franklin. Other artists in that set include Angela Davis, Kimmie Horne, Gwen Foxx, Z, Beth Griffith and the George Faison Dancers, Cherri Black and Tasha Page-Lockhart

The fourth segment will include performances by Regina Belle, Keith Washington, Angie Stone, Johnny Gill and the Four Tops.

The evening is slated to end with all the performers singing Franklin’s signature song “R.E.S.P.EC.T.”

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