The Queen of Soul in Syracuse for the 33rd Annual Jazz Festival. She Will be gracing Onondaga Community College with her presence in July.

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At the age of 72 Aretha Franklin is still going strong. She began singing in a gospel choir in her father's church at the age 18 and is still doing it today. After 18 Grammy Awards, 112 charted singles on Billboard (17 in the top 10), over 75 million records sold worldwide I would say this is a show not to be missed.

This free festival is Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18th at Onondaga Community College. The Queen will take the stage Saturday at 9:30 PM with fireworks to follow. For an entire list of performances and schedules go to

I'm marking my calendar for this one.

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