Lloyd Bishop/NBCAretha Franklin is set to perform at the Salvation Army's 65th annual gala in New York City next week.
The December 5 event is being held to honor music producer Phil Ramone, who helped in the formation of the Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children. Ramone, a 15-time Grammy winner, has worked with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others.
Valerie Simpson also is among the stars expected to perform at the gala.
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