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WATCH: That Time Aretha Franklin Made Barack Obama Cry in DC

Her 2015 performance at the Kennedy Center is just as powerful today.

Aretha Franklin‘s death will hit a lot of music fans hard. So will rewatching this video from the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, when the Queen of Soul performed Gerry Goffin and Carole King’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” The performance brought a tear to the eye of Barack Obama. And it’s just as powerful today.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously the news editor and lead media reporter for the Poynter Institute, arts editor for the now completely vanished TBD.com, and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.