Originally posted Friday, December 28, 2018 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Atlanta’s Tyler Perry runs a studio, creates his own TV shows and films and still has time on occasion to act in films such as “Vice” about Dick Cheney. And he said yes to hosting an upcoming concert honoring the late great Aretha Franklin that will air on CBS.
“Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul” will be taped Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium. Music mogul Clive Davis is putting the event together.
Scheduled to appear: Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, BeBe Winans, Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe and SZA.
Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August at age 76.