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DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin is planning a memorial to her father and brother at a Detroit church that will include gospel music and a soul food buffet.
The event called “Aretha Franklin Presents a Memorial for Rev. C.L. Franklin & Rev. Cecil Franklin” is set to take place June 7 at New Bethel Baptist Church.
The Detroit News reports that people are being invited to share their memories of the Queen of Soul’s father, a minister and civil rights activist who died in 1984, and her brother, who died in 1989. Cecil Franklin managed Aretha Franklin’s career and also was a minister.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.