Hitsville USA will be playing the Queen of Soul's music for visitors throughout the weekend

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Although she never recorded for Motown, Aretha Franklin is often thought of as a part of the legendary record label's sound, and the Motown Museum is honoring the Queen of Soul in her passing. 

Beginning Friday and throughout the weekend, the Motown Museum on West Grand Boulevard will be playing Aretha's music inside and outside the building.

The museum will also have a guestbook available for visitors to sign which will then be sent to Aretha's family.   

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“Aretha was an international music icon and unmatched talent who deserved every bit of her status as the Queen of Soul," Robin Terry, Chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum, said in a statement Thursday. "While she was never signed to the Motown label, there is no question she was a part of the Motown family. She performed at our Motown Museum 20th anniversary gala and it was an unforgettable night and performance. Her legacy will continue to inspire and resonate in the souls of Detroiters and her fans around the world. Motown Museum joins the rest of the world in mourning her passing as we celebrate her remarkable life and trailblazing contributions to music.”

Following Aretha's passing on Thursday, fans began gathering at the Motown Museum to celebrate the music and the legacy of the Queen of Soul. 

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