Aretha Franklin to Perform a Duet Concert With ... Condoleeza Rice?
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Rice will start the show with a solo, accompanying the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Rossen Milanov for Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor, then Franklin will join in to perform her classic soul anthems and a few arias.
What we find particularly interesting is the obvious political party differences. Rice, the quintessential Republican, will play with the life-long Democrat who didn't vote for Rice's former employer. According to Franklin, they've put their differences aside for this show, though. She was recently quoted as saying, "Ms Rice is a consummate classical pianist and since I sing the arias, I thought we could do something. A bipartisan effort for our favorite charities."