Aretha Franklin to give free NYC concert

In this file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast)

August 4, 2011 9:03:42 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.