Aretha Franklin brought down the house at the 38th Annual Kennedy Centre Honours – a fancy ceremony held in Washington, DC on December 6 and televised yesterday – to recognise those who have contributed to the performing arts.
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Wearing a floor length fur coat and plenty of bling the 73-year-old took her seat at a grand piano and belted out her 1967 hit “Natural Woman” to a star studded crowd.
President Barack Obama, Kerry Washington, Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis, along with this year’s recipients – Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, Mr Star Wars George Lucas, actress Cicley Tyson, Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and singer songwriter Carole King all witnessed her powerful performance.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 30, 2015