“How I Got Over”
Presented by Deontaye Clay
Friday, August 16, 2019
Doors Open @ 7 pm | Show @ 8 pm

Aretha Franklin’s life has inspired us all. Although she is no longer with us, her spirit and legacy live on within her music. Songs like “Respect,” “Call Me” & “Freeway of Love” are some of her hits. But did you know that Aretha also performed Classical Music?

Let’s celebrate Aretha’s musical career with Classical, R&B AND Gospel!

THIS YEAR’S Classical Goes to Church “How I Got Over” is more than an amazing concert with stellar entertainment at an iconic Detroit venue named after Aretha Franklin… it is an opportunity for all those who loved Aretha to help keep her legacy alive by donating to a fund that will create yearly scholarships for deserving students in Aretha’s name AND donate a percentage of those proceeds to pancreatic cancer research to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF).

Deontaye Clay Presents…
“How I Got Over” Classical Goes to Church with Soul!
A showcasing of her unforgettable musical selections in the genres of Classical, R&B and Gospel

Featuring Special Musical Guests:
Richard Smallwood – Grammy Award Winning Gospel Artist
Karen Clark Sheard – Grammy Award Winning Gospel Artist
Syleena Johnson – Grammy Nominated Singer, Actress and Talk Show Host
AND the “As Seen on America’s Got Talent”…the Detroit Youth Choir!

Friday, August 16, 2019
“The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater” (formally Chene Park)
2600 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207
Doors Open @ 7 pm | Show @ 8 pm

Also Featuring:
Dr. Fred Nelson III, Musical Director
Granddaughter Grace Franklin
Pastor Ryan Patrick Johnson
Evangelist Jessica Clements
DPSCD Spotlight Artist Jorden Fuller
Arnesia Jones
Aretha Franklin Tribute Mass Choir
Combined DPSCD Orchestra

In partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Honorary Co-Chairs:
Council President Brenda Jones ~ Judge Greg Mathis ~ Terrie Weathers-Henderson ~ Dr. Earlene Hall
Brenda Franklin Corbett ~ Sabrina Garrett Owens ~ Sherman Eaton ~ Anthony Adams, Esq. ~ Randy Lane, CPA

A VERY Special Thank You to the Franklin Family & Friends

Individual Tickets available at www.thearetha.com, TICKETMASTER, or 313-393-0292
Group Tickets available at https://howigotover-arethatribute.eventbrite.com/

A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Better Treatments for Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETRF) – Detroit Chapter and to fund the Aretha Franklin Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will be managed by Minerva Education and Development Foundation (“MEDF”) which was founded in 1992 by members of the Detroit chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. To date, MEDF has awarded over half a million dollars to local students and organizations.

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