Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of meeting and mixing with some pretty stellar folks starting with the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.
It was just a typical Hamptons July 4th weekend out at the Ross School in East Hampton which of course meant an over-the-top fabulous gala that included the Alec Baldwin, late Roy Scheider, and a monumental performance by Aretha. She was otherwordly in her stamina, vocal range, and passion for music. The room of over 1500, including yours truly, danced the night away.
I had a chance to speak to Ms. Franklin afterwards and she exclaimed that beyond music she loved to spend the day playing tennis. Who knew?