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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Aretha Franklin celebrates her 70th birthday with a party in New York on Saturday.

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 17, 2011, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Bette Midler greets Aretha Franklin at Aretha's 69th birthday party, in New York, Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

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Aretha Franklin walks on the court with Jesse Jackson after the Detroit Pistons-Miami Heat NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, Aretha Franklin smiles after the Detroit Pistons-Miami Heat NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Franklin, who says she's back at "150 percent," is planning to return to the stage in May for her first post-surgery performance. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. A community prayer vigil was held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, a day before organizers say the singing legend is to undergo a medical procedure. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)

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FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends the 4th annual DKMS "Linked Against Leukemia" gala at Cipriani's 42nd Street in New York. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 revealed a wish list of actors she'd like to see sign up for a planned film about her life and career. The singer from Detroit wants Berry to take on the role of a younger version of herself and Denzel Washington to portray her father in a filmed adaptation of her autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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Aretha Franklin performs with surprise guest Ronald Isley at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Aretha Franklin performs at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)