Aretha Franklin Wows Journalists' Dinner

Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Rancid, Slackers, Flaming Lips, Scott Weiland, Mike Ness, Bob Marley, Lisa Loeb...

By several accounts, R&B diva Aretha Franklin stole the spotlight

at the 85th annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in

Washington, D.C., on Saturday (May 1). The Queen of Soul performed

"Respect" and other hits for an audience that included President Clinton,

MC Hammer, assorted Hollywood glitterati and others. "By the time

she finished, many of the 2,700 revelers were on their feet, gyrating to

the music and waving white linen napkins over their heads," wrote a

Washington Times reporter.