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When President Barack Obama last headlined a Labor Day event in Detroit (2008), he wowed the crowd by humming a few bars of Aretha Franklin’s hit “Chain of Fools,” while the Queen of Soul looked on.

This year, the President will be the one who is serenaded when Aretha Franklin performs at the Labor Day Rally at Hart Plaza in Detroit on Monday, September 5, 2011. She will perform three of her signature songs including her classic hit, “Chain of Fools,” before the tens of thousands expected to attend the festivities.  The President is scheduled to address labor union members at the event sponsored by the Metro Detroit Central Labor Council.

Aretha has been very busy as of late with early discussions of her biopic, and as a recent honoree   which Elev8 reported on in our stories Aretha Franklin Muses That Halle Berry Should Play Her In Early Days and Smokey Robinson & Aretha Franklin To Receive 2011 Awards.

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