This year's Gala for the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie is going to be an amazing show.  This year, the Gala features none other than The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  A great show, and the money raised goes to help some great causes.

I grew up with the music of Aretha Franklin.  Chances are, so did you.  Natural Woman, Respect, Chain Of Fools.  Do those titles ring a bell?  They were all big hits for Aretha Franklin.  She can belt out a tune like nobody's business.  Even after nearly six decades of performing.  No doubt about it, Aretha Franklin is a legend.  And you actually have a chance to see her.

The Bardavon Gala will be on Sunday, March 12.  Funds raised by the Gala help underwrite educational programs and school residencies that bring artists and musicians to schools, symphony concerts, special events and more.  For more information about the Bardavon Gala, visit

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