Aretha Franklin will play King tribute

Show set for Martin Luther King Day in Washington

WASHINGTON -- A free concert featuring Aretha Franklin will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to pay tribute to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

The show is being sponsored by the performing arts center and Georgetown University. It will take place on Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day.

Since 2003, the program has featured Kennedy Center honorees and popular entertainers. Franklin was an honoree in 1994.

Tickets will be available at the concert hall on the day of the show.

The event will also include performances by violin duo Nuttin' But Stringz and Georgetown University's Let Freedom Ring Choir.