Aretha Franklin will take the stage Tuesday with an accomplished accompanist more famous for diplomacy: Condoleezza Rice.
The pair will play at Philadelphia's Mann Center for the Performing Arts in a show that will feature Franklin's music and classical composers.
The Mann Center's website says former Secretary of State Rice will accompany Franklin on piano for "Say A Little Prayer," "Natural Woman," selections from Mozart and more.
Franklin says in a statement that "Rice is a consummate classical pianist" and that since I sing the arias, I thought that we could do something, a bipartisan effort for our favorite charities."
The venue says the performance is a benefit for programs that support inner city children and its own education initiatives.
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