Aretha Franklin's casket moved from museum that hosted viewings

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Details have emerged about Aretha Franklin's star-studded funeral, which is set for Friday. Starting at 8:30, seats will be offered to roughly 2,000 people who are at the Berg or Shiawassee entrances. After all, she grew up musically and spiritually in her father's Baptist church - and while superstar singers will perform during the service, Ellis says it's not going to be a concert.

On Wednesday night (Aug. 29), the body was removed from the Detroit museum shortly after the public viewing, the Associated Press reports, which attracted thousands of fans over the two-day span.

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The lineup of performers will include Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson, who both sang at Michael Jackson's funeral in 2009, along with Chaka Khan, Ariana Grande, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Fantasia, a number of gospel singers and Franklin's son Edward.

Speakers include Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, city council president Brenda Jones, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, former president Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Tyler Perry, Clive Davis, Smokey Robinson, Isaiah Thomas, and more.

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