Description: Don't miss opening night 2017 as The Queen sings in the season with soul. For six decades, Aretha Franklin has been a beacon of creative originality, winning no less than 18 Grammy Awards. She is revered and loved with a passion reserved only for the immortals. She is considered the great voice of her people. And those people --black and white, European and Asian, Latin and African --all acknowledge her royalty and permanent place in this planet's cultural history. "There are singers," said Ray Charles, "then there is Aretha."