Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Aretha Franklin Injured In Fall

The Queen of Soul - who not too long ago conquered the Mann Center - fell and injured herself Sunday, the Detroit News reports. The fall left Franklin with fractured ribs and two concerts in Brooklyn postponed.

Aretha Franklin Injured In Fall

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin at the Mann Center July 27 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin at the Mann Center July 27 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Queen of Soul - who not too long ago conquered the Mann Center - fell and injured herself Sunday, the Detroit News reports. The fall left Franklin with fractured ribs and two concerts in Brooklyn postponed.

She's won't be sidelined long, she says.

"I was very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot long hot dog at Coney Island," Franklin said in a statement. "Hopefully, I will get it before the end of August."

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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