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May 17, 2019

BY Minyetta Nelson

Detroit, MI - 

There's one more sign a Detroit riverfront concert venue has been renamed after Aretha Franklin.

Workers on Thursday were taking down the Chene Park sign outside the venue and putting up one reflecting the name change. It features a stylized signature of the Queen of Soul's first name.

Mayor Mike Duggan told mourners at Franklin's funeral in August the name would be changed to Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, saying "when Aretha Franklin sang, it sounded like the voice of Detroit." Days later, City Council unanimously approved it.