Four times, Aretha Franklin has been scheduled to play the Triangle; and four times, the show has not happened for one reason or another. The most recent instance was this past October, when her DPAC show was postponed until Feb. 9. Who knows, maybe it really will happen then -- see below, a statement Franklin just put out.
We'll see. I must confess that I'm skeptical, but I still hope it happens. So c'mon, Ms. Franklin: Show a little respect, and don't string us along.
An Open Letter to My Dear Fans & Friends in Durham, North Carolina:
Thank you all for allowing me to pay tribute to one of the nation’s greatest men at the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Thank you as well for the support the year before during my hospitalization. I appreciate your understanding and am now coming to Durham to rock, sock and soul to the max. Look forward to it and mark your calendars for February 9, 2012 at the Durham Performing Arts Center!