facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Aretha and Condoleezza duet in Philly

July 28, 2010 at 10:54 AM   |   Comments

1 of 14
| License Photo
PHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- Soul singer Aretha Franklin and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performed together at an event Tuesday to raise money for music education.

The Philadelphia Orchestra backed Rice on piano and Franklin on vocals at the Mann Music Center fundraiser, ABC News reported.

The Philadelphia Inquirer said Rice and Franklin performed separately and collaborated on "I Say a Little Prayer" and "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

"Music is critical for young minds because not only does it make you a well-rounded person, but it really does develop different cognitive pathways, different ways of thinking and learning," Rice told "Good Morning America."

"This is about making a social contribution. And it is purely from the artistic point of view that we come together," ABC News quoted Franklin as saying in reference to her background as a Democrat and Rice's as a Republican.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit
2
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn get pink highlights for breast cancer awareness Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn get pink highlights for breast cancer awareness
3
Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat' Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat'
4
Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split
5
Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback