The Diva and The Diplomat

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Former Secretary of State, Condeleeza Rice, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, can still work it. Aretha and Condoleezza teamed up on Tuesday night at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia for a concert to benefit inner-city youth programs and education initiatives.

Eighteen time Grammy winner, Aretha Franklin, 68, was the only featured singer at the actual inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama; Condeleeza Rice, 56, is the former secretary of state (2005-09) and national security adviser (2001-2005) to President George W. Bush.

The benefit concert also featured the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Rossen Milanov. Ms. Rice played selections by Mozart and Ms. Franklin performed songs from her album “A Woman Falling Out of Love.”

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