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Condoleezza Rice Performs On Stage With Aretha Franklin!

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We give her a lot of credit for going up there and performing with such a legend! It must have been pretty bizarre - but awesome - to be there to see it!

Last night Aretha Franklin was joined on stage at Philadelphia's Mann Music Center by none other than Condoleezza Rice for a benefit concert for urban children!

The former Secretary of State performed on the piano while Franklin sang I Say A Little Prayer and My Country 'Tis of Thee, and although many critics considered Rice's performance a little "safe," The Washington Post asserts that the collaboration "had kind of a goofy brilliance."

Franklin said:

"All I had seen of Dr. Rice was in a political atmosphere. It just seemed foreign that she would be a classical pianist. She really does play. She's formidable. We decided to give it a try. So here we are, in the city of Brotherly – and Sisterly – Love."

So cool!

Maybe Condoleezza will forgo politics and become a musical superstar! LOLs!

Or not - but kudos, bb! We are sincerely impressed!


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20 comments to “Condoleezza Rice Performs On Stage With Aretha Franklin!”

  1. 1

    Aretha has hit a new low.

  2. 2

    aretha lost some weight

  3. 3

    It's the new Captain and Tennille!!

  4. 4

    Don't be a dumbass, Perez. She's classically trained. From her wikipedia:

    Rice is an accomplished pianist and has performed in public since she was a young girl. At the age of 15, she played Mozart with the Denver Symphony, and to this day she plays regularly with a chamber music group in Washington.[9] She does not play professionally, but has performed at diplomatic events at embassies, including a performance for Queen Elizabeth II,[25][26] and she has performed in public with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She has stated that her favorite composer is Johannes Brahms, because she thinks Brahms's music is "passionate but not sentimental." On a complementary note, on Friday, April 10, 2009 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, she stated that her favorite band is Led Zeppelin.

  5. 5

    Condoleeza Rice is a classical Pianist and if you had watch the real news you would have know that instead of being so surprised. I have a lot of respect for her. She not plays classical music, she is a classy Lady and show what you can do with your life if you really put your mind to it instead of crying whoa is me and give me what does not belong to me.

  6. 6

    Condi, please run for prez and save this country from the asswipe known as Barack Obama before he completely destroys this great country.

  7. 7

    Wow!! Condoleezza Rice playing "My Country Tis Of Thee", now if that isn't the height of hypocrisy. After all the lies she spewed about the Iraq war. I'm surprised she could even play the piano with and all the blood she has on her hands from the deaths of our great service men and women. Shameless!

  8. 8

    aretha looks good

  9. 9


  10. 10

    So when is the blackballing of Aretha starting, like it did with Elton John, performing for a Republican in the Bush Administration?

  11. 11

    why would it be bizarre???? she is a classical pianist who has trained for years……

  12. 12

    and she pays her taxes (sen kerry?) and she doesn't cheat on her cancer strickent partner (sen edwrds) and she had a CLUE about what was going on in the world that she didn't lead to bail outs and take overs (obama - how's that 8% unemployment working for ya - oh ya, it's like 10?).

    condi is AWESOME! the most talented, educated and beautiful white house person ever. she's someone who has sacrifced for her country. hey, Bell Califonia, you guys do what Condi could? ok, NO? leave your job, your state and go back to mexico.

  13. 13

    condi needs to go in hiding for what she has done to this country!

  14. 14

    Ummmm this was truly an awesome concert. I don't care what side of politics you're on, Condi donated last night's performance and so much additional time on behalf of this Philly non-profit. She helped The Mann raise over $500k for the city's kids, as did Aretha.
    Love this venue, btw.

  15. 15

    Botching the 911 attack warnings and then defending the stupidity is now just a silly little thing of the past, righ Perez? Ugh, can't believe anyone would want to watch Condoleezza do anything, she should be hiding on a golf course somewhere. And Aretha still needs to shed a good 75lbs before I start taking her seriously. Love that Bacharach tune, but Dionne Warwick's version is much better than Aretha's.

  16. 16

    In all of the news coverage that I saw, the newscasters talked over the music. For all I know, it was horrible. Now, when do we get to see Aretha go to the Pentagon and do some diplomatic shit?

  17. 17

    Perez or Barbara or whatever cretin is doing this blog today. You're too stupid to live. Condaleeza Rice is a brilliant woman who is also a classically trained piano virtuoso. During her tenure as Secretary of State she played piano for the Queen of England.

    You say you are college educated? I doubt you even graduated high school.

  18. 18

    Yeah to all of the above good things. She's also a lesbian which is why Perez hates her. You all know he detests lesbians.

  19. 19

    Love her. She was great on the job and now having fun.

  20. 20

    Urethra looks like a pile of elephant shit.