The Apollo Theater’s Golden Ladies: Aretha and J-Lo

June 15th, 2010

Just let your soul glow…or your outfit.

Last night’s Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Concert & Awards Ceremony, held right on 125th Street in New York at the iconic theater drew a long roster of classic entertainers we all love:  Ruby Dee, Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Estelle, former Floetry front woman Marsha Ambrosius, Chris Tucker, Danny Glover, Gayle King.  The event honored greats who have passed including a tribute to Lena Horne and inducting Michael Jackson into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, but also paid homage to living legend  Aretha Franklin who was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame and gave a nod to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony with the “Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award.  The ladies went for the gold for their big moment.

 J-Lo dazzled on the red carpet in a sequin Gianfranco Ferre dress. The former fly girl loves her plunging necklines! Sexy, sexy especially for a mother of twins, goodness you can’t even tell!

Aretha Franklin repeated the exact same outfit she wore the night before at the TONY Awards, right down to the Chanel bag, although she did swap out her blonde wig for a new wet-and-wavy look.   Jamie Foxx clowned as he presented her award: “Aretha, we thank you for your classic music and your classic outfits. That hat your wore to Inauguration? That needs it’s own office!”  

She shot right back and said: “I got options, Jamie, I got options.” If that’s the case she could’ve pulled one of those other options out of the closet or at the very least wore something to make her outfit look a little different (maybe she thought the hair did the trick?), but hey, when you’re The Queen of Soul, I guess you can do whatever you want.

Cheers for these outfits or a Sandman-style “Womp Womp!”?

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