Aretha Franklin back on stage at Detroit casino

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Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International's 30th annual "Night Of Stars" awards gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International’s 30th annual “Night Of Stars” awards gala at Cipriani’s Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

DETROIT (AP) — After recovering from an undisclosed illness, Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performance in her hometown of Detroit.

The Detroit News says the Queen of Soul will sing Dec. 21 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board.

Franklin is involved in recording an album for Clive Davis and Sony Music in November, produced by Don Was and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.

Franklin told reporters Oct. 16 that “the side effects were rough” from her treatment for the mystery condition and says she’s “glad to be back.”

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