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  • By Gigi Nichols

The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin Book Signing

Award winning photojournalist, Linda Solomon, held a book signing at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection, Troy for her latest work, “The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait.” Franklin’s family members, Earline Franklin and Brenda Franklin-Corbett, were on hand to sign books as well. Proceeds from the event benefited Pictures of Hope, Solomon's nationally acclaimed program which introduces children in shelters and charities across the United States to photography. Pictures of Hope has helped children in 50 cities with the highest populations of homeless children and youth.


If you would like your future event considered for coverage, you can email Nichols at or if you need to speak with her, phone 248.515.6105.

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