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Queen of Soul performs for first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aretha Franklin says "it was fabulous" to have first lady Michelle Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder attend her show in Washington, D.C.

The Queen of Soul sang for Mrs. Obama and Holder -- as well as for about 3,000 fans at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday night. Afterward, Franklin said it was great to see her VIP guests relax and "shake their hips a little," especially after a tough reelection campaign.

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Franklin has performed for Mrs. Obama before -- at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Franklin told The Associated Press she doesn't think there will be an encore in 2013, though if invited she "would certainly come and would love to sing."

Franklin also paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, singing "I Will Always Love You."

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Nov 19, 2012 5:11PM
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ICHOEN DONT RESPOND TO PEOPLE LIKE XCOPNER THATS HOW THEY GET THEIR KICKS THEY HAVE USELESS LIVES AND THATS HOW THEY VALDATE THEIR WORHTLESSN TO SOCIETY THEY ARE SO SAD LET  THEM STAY IN THEIR MOTHER BASEMENT
Nov 19, 2012 4:55PM
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WOW WHAT AN HONOR! It must be good to be sang to by Aretha, the LEGEND and ICON!!!!
Nov 19, 2012 4:34PM
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Were you there too, musiclover88?  I didn't know monkeys had queens.   Only bees
Nov 19, 2012 3:39PM
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You are disgusting.  Two wonderful talented women and that filth is all you can say????

Shame on you.

 

Nov 19, 2012 2:39PM
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It's racist pigs like you that are the reason Obama won. Keep up the good work and we'll get another Dem in the White House next time around and for years to come.
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