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Aretha Franklin to headline benefit gala for SSM Health in October

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Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington, Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington, Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Aretha Franklin will headline ‘An Evening with Cedric the Entertainer and Friends’ gala in October.

The ‘Queen of Soul’ will take the stage at the Peabody Opera House on October 22 for the third annual event.

“I am so excited to have the iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, performing at this year’s Gala! - - total R-E-S-P-E-C-T! ... It’s
going to be an amazing night!” said Cedric. “My sister Sharita and I are honored to carry on my mother’s legacy through this event, and through providing a place for comprehensive women’s health services to the St. Louis community that we love.”

The event, presented by World Wide Technology, Inc., benefits the Rosetta Boyce Kyles Women’s Pavilion at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Kyles, Cedric’s mother, passed away following a battle with cancer in 2015.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday on ticketmaster.com

Click here for more information about the event. 

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