Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Immortalised In Wax For Black History Month
Soul superstar Aretha Franklin is to be immortalised as a waxwork to mark the start of Black History Month in the U.S.
The Respect hitmaker's wax double will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in New York on Thursday (02Feb11).
The big reveal will also launch a three-month exhibit at the museum in recognition of Black History Month (Feb12), which is aimed at promoting awareness about African-American culture.
The interactive display will allow visitors to pose with the likes of the Queen of Soul, James Brown and Billie Holiday, play the harmonica alongside a young Stevie Wonder, and join Ella Fitzgerald for a duet.