Aretha Franklin’s funeral to fuse spirit with star power

The Associated Press

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Tributes surround Aretha Franklin’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the wake of her death. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images

Organizers of Aretha Franklin’s funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul’s final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages.

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