Aretha Franklin’s Memorial Has 24 Acts Lined Up — Including Gladys Knight , Ron Isley , Angie Stone and Johnny Gill

Aretha Franklin’s memorial takes place next Thursday and according to TMZ, 24 acts are set to take the stage.

The Four Tops
Gladys Knight
Johnny Gill
Ron Isley
Kiki Sheard
Kurt Carr
Jean Carne
Doug Carn
Ronnie McNeir
L.J. Reynolds
Tasha Page-Lockhart
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dr. Bobby Jones
Jenifer Lewis
George Faison
Angie Stone
Raheem DeVaughn
Gracie Franklin
Eddie Franklin
Victorie Franklin
Santita Jackson
Ralphe Armstrong Band
Kern Brantley Band

The memorial will be held at the Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit on August 30.

The slated performances, as of now, can be acoustic, track or with the Aretha Franklin combined band.

 

Angie Stone Says To Bruno Mars ‘You Need to Respect the Game’

Angie Stone wants Bruno Mars to run her coins and says he needs to respect those who help pave the way for his music.

via TMZ:

We got the R&B; singer Thursday in the ATL and asked her about her rap group, The Sequence, suing Bruno and producer Mark Ronson back in December … alleging their hit single, “Uptown Funk,” is a ripoff of The Sequence’s 1979 single, “Funk You Up.”

As TMZ first reported … The Sequence is asking for a jury trial and unspecified amount of money from Bruno. Angie’s lawsuit ain’t the first against Bruno for the same song. Zapp and Roger Troutman made similar allegations back in September.

Now I do love me some Bruno Mars. However , I see a Robin Thick and Pharell payout on the way. Please pay Angie Stone she known knock a mf teeth out 😣😣😣😣