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Aretha Franklin’s 73rd Birthday Bash, Ritz-Carlton, NY, March 22, 2015 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

“The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin’s 73rd private birthday bash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions.

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Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul”, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

The legendary “Queen of Soul” Ms. Aretha Franklin celebrated her 73rd birthday privately with her close friends at New York’s affluent and elegant Ritz-Carlton. Her guests included US Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone, who flew in from Washington D.C. just for the occasion; Academy Award winner Lee Daniels, who was asked numerous questions about TV’s Empire throughout the night by Ms. Franklin’s guests; Grammy Award winning legend Valerie Simpson; Legend Sarah Dash of LaBelle; music mogul Clive Davis; philanthropist and businesswoman Adrienne Arsht; music legend Freddie Jackson; News Anchors Tamron Hall, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Rev. Al Sharpton; talk show host Joe Madison; Tony Award winner George Faison; Regina Womack, Congressman Charles Rangel and his wife Alma Rangel, Don Lemon, Ivan Rosenfeld, Donna Joyner, Jamie Foster Brown, Tracey Jordan of Sirius XM; and more. Detroit’s Radio and TV personality Greg Dunmore of Pulse Beat TV was the Master of Ceremonies; “Ladies of Ipanema” dazzled Ms. Franklin and her guests with their Brazilian dance moves; Magicians and clowns entertained; and music was performed by the very talented Avery Sunshine and The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band.

Please enjoy are photo gallery below. All Photographs by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, New York.

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Willie Wilkerson, Sharon Malone, Aretha Franklin, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Aisha McShaw, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sharon Malone, Aretha Franklin, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Aisha McShaw, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Willie Wilkerson and Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sharon Malone and US Attorney General Eric Holder, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and Freddie Jackson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and Freddie Jackson being interviewed by Patrick Riley, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and Freddie Jackson being interviewed by Patrick Riley, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Adrienne Arsht and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Tony Award winner George Faison, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamron Hall, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Don Lemon, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Donna Joyner, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sarah Dash and David Rosenberg, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Congressman Charles Rangel and Alma Rangel, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Attorney General Eric Holder, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Greg Dunmore, Don Lemon, and Patrick Riley, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and Lee Daniels, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and Lee Daniels, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels, Valerie Simpson and Freddie Jackson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Magician with Guests, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Ivan Rosenfeld and Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Freddie Jackson and Valerie Simpson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sharon Malone and US Attorney General Eric Holder, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Joe Madison, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Congressman Charles Rangel, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels and Greg Dunmore, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine and Freddie Jackson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Don Lemon and Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Aisha McShaw, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Aisha McShaw, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Congressman Charles Rangel and Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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US Attorney General Eric Holder and Tony Award winner George Faison, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Donna Joyner, Sarah Dash, and Sharon Malone, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Lawrence O’Donnell, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“Ladies of Ipanema”, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“Ladies of Ipanema” dancing with Charles Rangel and Lee Daniels, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“Ladies of Ipanema”, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Don Lemon and Lee Daniels, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamron Hall, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Aretha Franklin’s birthday cake, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Freddie Jackson, Eric Holder, Sharon Malone, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Freddie Jackson, Eric Holder, Sharon Malone, Tamron Hall, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Donna Joyner, Freddie Jackson, Eric Holder, Tamron Hall, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Donna Joyner, Freddie Jackson, Eric Holder, Sharon Malone, Tamron Hall, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Freddie Jackson, Eric Holder, Sharon Malone, Tamron Hall, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Joe Madison, Aretha Franklin, Clive Davis, and Freddie Jackson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Joe Madison, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Eric Holder, Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Joe Madison, Aretha Franklin, Clive Davis, and Freddie Jackson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Eric Holder, Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Joe Madison, Aretha Franklin, Clive Davis, and Freddie Jackson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Don Lemon, Tamron Hall, Joe Madison, Aretha Franklin, and Clive Davis, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sharon Malone, Eric Holder, and Valerie Simpson, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sarah Dash and Greg Dunmore, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Regina Womack, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamron Hall, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and George Faison, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Debbie Miller, Greg Dunmore, and Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Ms. Aretha Franklin taking photos with her phone, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Greg Dunmore and “Ladies of Ipanema”, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sharon Malone, Eric Holder, and Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Eric Holder and Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Freddie Jackson, Valerie Simpson, and Sarah Dash, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Valerie Simpson and Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Sarah Dash and Avery Sunshine, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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“The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, Ritz-Carlton, New York, March 22, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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