Monday 21 December 2015

Aretha Franklin makes surprise appearance at holiday concert

Aretha Franklin’s obnoxious disrespect in NYC theater

     The Big Band Holidays gig marked the orchestra's first show at their newly-renovated Rose Theater home and Aretha made the event one to remember by walking out onstage to a standing ovation after being introduced by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
"Wynton, I think maybe I'll change the programme just a little bit," the soul icon joked as she made her grand entrance.
Aretha then performed a short set, kicking off with Christmas carol O Tanenbaum, followed by a gospel-version of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's My Cup Runneth Over.
She dedicated the performance to late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who helped to boost her career by signing her to the label in 1967. The late music mogul and his wife had been honoured with the opening of the new Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center shortly before the show.