Aretha Franklin Elberta baby born above a bar becomes a local legend By Gretchen Carr & Red Pine Radio • Dec 19, 2019 Gretchen Carr / Red Pine Radio Frederik Stig-Nielsen and his wife Betsy Mas had their first child in their apartment above the Cabbage Shed, a popular restaurant and tavern in Elberta. Listen Listening... / 5:18 Listen Governor Whitmer signs bill designating portion of M-10 freeway 'Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway' By Cheyna Roth • Jul 23, 2019 A former Detroit superstar will now have a portion of the freeway named in her honor. The Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway will run along a section of the M-10 freeway, between Livernois and I-94 in Detroit. Music legend Aretha Franklin dies at age 76 By Emma Winowiecki • Aug 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died. She was 76. Reports of Franklin's declining health began early Monday, with family members confirming that the singer was gravely ill and hospitalized in Detroit.