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A week of paying respect to Aretha Franklin concludes with her funeral service

Aretha Franklin performs onstage during the
Aretha Franklin performs onstage during the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere Concert during the Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City.
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A week of remembrances for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin conclude today with her funeral service at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

The service is expected to last about five hours, with performances from greats such as Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and Faith Hill. The event will be private, but you can watch the live stream here. The stream will also be broadcast on TV screens outside the church, where people will likely be gathered.

We check in with WDET editor Quinn Klinefelter who’s outside the service and has been covering Aretha Franklin-related events all week.


Quinn Klinefelter, a senior news editor at WDET, a public radio station in Detroit, Mich.; he’s outside the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, where Aretha Franklin’s funeral is being held; tweets @QKlinefelter