Performer Aretha Franklin is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Philadelphia, Monday, July 26, 2010. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Franklin are scheduled to perform together Tuesday at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 24, 2011 9:00:17 AM PDT
NEW YORK (AP) - March 24, 2011 --
After battling back from health problems, the Queen of Soul plans to celebrate her 69th birthday in a big way in New York City.