Who: “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin
Where: The Westchester County Center in White Plains
When: November 13th
How: Tickets went on sale July 14th. Check our how you can get them here.
She is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel. In 2009, Franklin was named the #1 Vocalist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. It is her rich legacy of recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this one-of-a-kind artist of the first order. And in her only New York appearance this fall, she’s performing as part of the Pepe Infiniti Concert Series at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
“It feels like we’re going to be witnesses to history,” said WM Concerts’ CEO Irwin Kornfeld. “It’s Aretha! And, with our new acoustics at the County Center? It’s going to be a very special evening. The minute we were presented with the opportunity to produce this show, we jumped at it.”
Aretha Franklin has earned countless international and national awards as well as accolades and global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She is a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor; 20 GRAMMY® Awards; five American Music Awards; and four NAACP Image Awards. In 1987, she was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2010, she was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the Apollo Theater. In April 2012, Franklin received the TV Land Music Icon Award. In August 2012, Franklin will be inducted into the Gospel Music Associations’ Hall of Fame. To date, she has received 12 Honorary Doctorate Degrees.