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Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre to stream Friday dance party to ease quarantine blues

From 4-8 p.m. Friday, log on to the venue's old school virtual dance party

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is hosting a dance party on Friday that you don't have to leave your house to attend. 

The Detroit riverfront amphitheatre, the former Chene Park, will host an online dance party that "attendees" — that's you, from wherever you choose to log in — can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.

VIPs attend the dedication of The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, formerly Chene Park, Friday morning.

"These are very challenging times for the country and the world," venue reps said in a statement. "Recognizing we are all in this together, since folks can’t come to The Aretha, we’re bringing The Aretha to you."

From 4-8 p.m. Friday, Detroit's DJ Kutz will spin a four-hour set of old school R&B, '90s hip-hop, club bangers and more, according to a release. The set will be streamed on the Aretha's Instagram page

As the world at large has been placed on hold as the coronavirus spreads, online dance parties have become a popular distraction, with D-Nice's routinely drawing more than 100,000 viewers for his popular Instagram Live sets. 

agraham@detroitnews.com

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