Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill among all-star lineup to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral

Franklin's service to be held Aug. 31 in Detroit

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer

Aretha Franklin (WDIV)

NEW YORK - An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.

Franklin's service will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday and Aretha Franklin's son, Edward Franklin.

The list was provided to The Associated Press by Franklin's longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn.

The service will reflect Franklin's strong gospel roots. Among the gospel stars performing will be Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir are also on the program.

The service will be held at Greater Grace Temple. Franklin died of pancreatic cancer last Thursday at age 76.

The event will be free to the public. Tickets are required for admission and will be available online through Ticketmaster beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. 

Guests are allowed a maximum of two tickets.

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