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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Condoleezza Rice performed with Aretha Franklin at a fundraiser

On July 27, 2010, Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and Queen of Soul,

Aretha Louise Franklin performed at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The benefit concert also featured Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Rossen Milanov.

While talking about the concert, Mann Website referred it as “an evening of classics and R-E-S-P-E-C-T.” Rice played from Mozart while Ms. Franklin performed songs from her album such as A Woman Falling Out of Love.”

Ms. Franklin said, “Since I sing the arias, I thought that we could do something, a bipartisan effort for our favorite charities.”

Born on November 14, 1954, Condoleezza Rice is an American professor, politician, diplomat, and author. She also served as the 66th United States Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

Rice was the first African-American female secretary of state and second African American after Colin Powerll. She is also the second woman after Madeleine Albright. She served as President Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term.

Prior to joining Bush administration, she served as a professor of political science at Stanford University. From 1993 to 1999, she served as Provost of the University. Rice also served as the Soviet and East European Affairs advisor to Bush senior during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.

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