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The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival had an exciting start this year with a tribute to music industry icon Clive Davis that included performances by Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, and Kenny G.

Davis didn’t speak but sat in the audience drinking in the love from the many artists he has produced and mentored through the years. The concert followed a screening of a documentary about Davis’ life and career, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.”

The highlight, of course, was the appearance of Aretha Franklin, who looked and sounded terrific as she sang “Natural Woman” and “Freeway of Love.”

Read more about the event in Paula Schwartz’s story, and check out the videos below for a taste of what we experienced live. It was a night I’ll never forget.

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