Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Video: Aretha Franklin brings down the house

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Making its way across the interwebs right now is a phenomenal video of singer Aretha Franklin belting the classic "Natural Woman," at Tuesday night's 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. 

The performance was a tribute to Carole King, who wrote the song from Franklin in the 1967, and was one of five people honored Tuesday night (the other honorees were George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Seiji Ozawa, and Rita Moreno). 

The performance was so amazing that a stand ovation occurred not at the end of the song — but in the middle. In fact some media outlets are even reporting that President Obama was wiping away tears during the performance. 

Watch it here ... and get ready to maybe even cry yourself. This is 'Made in Detroit' at it's finest. 
Of course Franklin was not the only Detroiter to take the stage. CeCe Winans of the famous Detroit gospel family the Winans took the stage as well to sing a tribute to actress Cicely Tyson, another honoree. 

Enjoy her performance with Terrance Blanchard as well. 

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