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Aretha Franklin to Perform at Caesars Palace

Aretha Franklin to Perform at Caesars Palace

The “Queen of Soul” will take over The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a night this summer.

Aretha Franklin hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15., and will be joined by special guest Jonathan Slocumb. The show is jointly presented by Caesars Palace and AEG Live.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning and can be purchased through Caesars Palace (www.thecolosseum.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.) You also can call 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster orders are subject to additional fees.

Ticket prices are $49.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $155.00, and all prices include 10 percent state Live Entertainment Tax.

'Idol' Winner Gets Show on the Strip


"American Idol" Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks is getting his own short-term show on the Las Vegas Strip.

Casino officials announced the Alabama native will headline an eight-week show at Bally's Las Vegas beginning June 26. The singer's show in Las Vegas is a return to where his winning run began in 2005. Hicks had been in New Orleans the night before Hurricane Katrina struck and was given a free airplane voucher when his flight was cancelled.

He used the voucher to fly to Las Vegas, where he auditioned for "American Idol" and ultimately won over viewers with his renditions of southern soul, R&B, country and blues songs. He's the first "American Idol" winner or finalist to secure a Las Vegas residency.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)