Aretha Franklin


Following some undisclosed health issues — and related concert cancellations — the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has recently reported she has made a “miraculous” recovery and, as of an August interview, has been looking forward to her two Radio City gigs this weekend. Although the 71-year-old singer has issued three albums (including a Christmas LP) over the past decade or so, her concerts typically focus on the hits, both hers and ones by people like Sam Cooke, Whitney Houston, and Jackie Wilson. Regardless of what she performs, though, getting the chance to see a master at work is always a rare treat.

Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., 2014