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Portrait of A Queen: CeCe Teneal Celebrates Aretha Franklin

January 14, 2022

“A tribute to Aretha Franklin, done right and righteously!” - Jazz & Blues Fl.

The sounds of The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin are brought to life when award-winning songstress Cece Teneal takes music lovers on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Franklin’s 50-year musical entertainment legacy like: “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” This musical experience created by Ms. Teneal will have attendees on the edge of their seats from start-to-finish, energized about the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s music.

This performance is on sale at full capacity without physical distancing limitations. Ticket puchasers will be notified of up-to-date Health & Safety Guidelines prior to each individual performance.

About CeCe Teneal
CeCe Teneal sings with the same authority and royalty as the Queen herself. CeCe Teneal deserves to perform the music of Aretha Franklin! She’s that good. The audience will be dancing in the aisles. - Darryl Bey / Producer / BlueBird Productions

The Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin taught us how to “Think” and demand “Respect” – while “Ridin’ on the Freeway!” Portrait of a Queen, featuring the Voice of the Century Cece Teneal, is a dynamic musical production that will have you on the edge of you seats from start-to-finish. This show will energize you with the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s 50+ year musical legacy. An award-winning songstress, Teneal will take music lovers on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Aretha Franklin’s musical catalog like: “Chain of Fools,” “Natural Woman,” "Think", “Bridge Over Troubled Water" and of course "Respect"

In fact, Cece says, “as a child singing along with Aretha’s records taught me how to skillfully use my voice as an instrument, appreciate the art and science of creating a musical experience, and exuding excellence in musicality.” This show is a tasteful tribute that allows Teneal and the band to offer their interpretations of the music made popular by Franklin, who passed away in August 2018. Cece says, "It's my pleasure to produce a full concert with Aretha’s music. I want to keep giving the people something they can feel!"

CeCe has travelled the world with her talent, gracing the stage before Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, and the legendary B.B. King, to name just a few. Her own original sound has attracted the attention of fans across the globe, and her first music video, “Eleanor Rigby” was exclusively premiered on the Huffington Post. She has been nominated for three Independent Music Awards and claimed the title for 2011 Best Gospel Song (“I Heard you Praying”) and Best R&B Album. Her other accolades include the 2015 Touch the Mic “Muse” Award, and 2017 Orlando Legacy Award. After touring as the leading lady for B.B. King’s Blues Club musical production on board Holland America Cruise Lines, CeCe produced and performed this tribute to Aretha Franklin entitled “Portrait of a Queen”.

This March 12th 8pm performance presented by the City of Aventura is on sale at full capacity without physical distancing limitations. Ticket purchasers will be notified of up-to-date Healthy & Safety Guidelines prior to each performance.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center has implemented a number of changes to ensure an enjoyable experience. Health & safety guidelines have been developed in conjunction with its management company, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic and have been informed by guidance of public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines will be continuing to evolve as the environment changes and may be accessed on the venue’s web-site at:

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180. Visit:

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