[photogallerylink id=46725 align=right] DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s Queen of Soul knows how to throw a Christmas party, and she welcomed in the holiday with glitter, a jazzy musical backdrop and a finale of “Silent Night” with [mp3com-artist]the Four Tops[/mp3com-artist].
[mp3com-artist]Aretha Franklin[/mp3com-artist] held her annual Christmas party on Friday at the Detroit Athletic Club, greeting guests in a teal blue gown accented with a silver sequined bodice.
The Detroit News reports that Franklin exchanged gifts with family and friends as Ursula Walker, Buddy Budson, Marian Hayden and Gayelynn McKinney played jazz in the background.
During a meal of filet mignon and salmon, guests were entertained by performances by Gwen & Charles Scales and Franklin’s son Eddie Franklin, who sang “Some Enchanted Evening.”
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