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Cedar Lee Theatre to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin with special ‘Blues Brothers’ screening

August 17, 2018

Cedar Lee Theatre to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin with special ‘Blues Brothers’ screening

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights is paying tribute to Aretha Franklin with a special screening of “The Blues Brothers” on Wednesday, August 22.

The Queen of Soul, who died Thursday at the age of 76, had a short, but memorable cameo in the classic 1980 musical comedy.

Playing Mrs. Murphy, a waitress in a diner, Franklin shows off her sass telling her husband that, no, he’s won’t be going on the road with Jake and Elwood Blues’ band. With the help of a trio of equally sassy backup singers and dancers, she then breaks into her classic hit song “Think.”

The movie also stars the late John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd and features cameos by James Brown, Ray Charles and Cab Calloway.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show cost $6 and are available at the Cedar Lee box office at 2163 Lee Rd. in Cleveland Heights.

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