Aretha Franklin to give free NYC concert

In this March 25, 2011 photo, Aretha Franklin celebrates her 69th birthday in New York, A longtime songwriting partner of Aretha Franklin has sued her publish company, claiming it did not sign a royalty agreement for a song on her recently released album. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit by Norman D. West also accuses Springtime Publishing Inc., of copyright infringement over an earlier song and seeks unspecified damages to ensure future royalties. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

August 4, 2011 5:57:47 AM PDT
Aretha Franklin will perform at a free concert in New York City's Coney Island. The Daily News reports that the Queen of Soul will appear at the Brooklyn seaside venue Thursday night. She'll belt out some of her greatest hits like "Freeway of Love" and songs from her latest album "A Woman Falling Out of Love."

She told the News: "They will get to hear everything that they came to hear -- all of the hits."

Franklin canceled two appearances in Brooklyn last year due to a variety of physical ailments.