Aretha Franklin to Be Subject of 2017's "The Music of" Charity Concert at Carnegie Hall

by VVN Music

Michael Dorf is back for his fourteenth "The Music of" charity concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, this year saluting the music of Aretha Franklin.

Scheduled for March 6, the tribute will include twenty artists performing music from the Queen of Soul's repertoire including:
  • Bettye Lavette
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Ann Wilson
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Sarah Dash
  • Glen Hansard
  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Taj Mahal
  • Living Colour
  • Allen Stone
  • Antibalas
More artists will be announced in the near future. 

It is not known, at this time, if Franklin will appear at the show.

All proceeds from the show go to music education programs for underprivileged youths including Little Kids Rock, Grammy in the Schools, Fixing Instruments For Kids in Schools, the Church Street School for Music & Arts, The Center For Arts Education, the D'Addario Foundation, Sonic Arts For All and The Orchestra Now.

Past honorees in the series (all at Carnegie Hall unless noted):
  • Elton John and Bernie Taupin (October 10, 2007)
  • Neil Sedaka (October 26, 2007 @ Lincoln Center)
  • Bob Dylan (November 7, 2007 @ Beacon Theatre)
  • R.E.M. (March 3, 2009)
  • The Who (March 2, 2010)
  • Simon and Garfunkel (June 8, 2010 @ Central Park Summer Stage)
  • Neil Young (February 10, 2011)
  • Robert Johnson (March 6, 2012 @ the Apollo Theater)
  • Rolling Stones (March 13, 2012)
  • Prince (March 7, 2013)
  • Paul Simon (March 31, 2014)
  • David Byrne & Talking Heads (March 23, 2015)
  • Bill Withers (October 1, 2015)
  • David Bowie (March 31 & April 1, 2016)

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