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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 12/ 3/2010

Aretha Franklin recovering from surgery; Justin Bieber actually surprised by Grammy nods?; 9:30 Club is raffling for charity

By Chris Richards

Aretha FranklinLady Soul is on the mend. (Tracy Woodward/Washington Post)

- Aretha Franklin underwent surgery on Thursday, calling the procedure "highly successful" in a statement released to the Associated Press. "God is still in control," Franklin said in the statement. "I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country." The 68-year-old soul icon did not say, however, what she was being treated for.

- Has the ubiquitous Justin Bieber been taking "how-to-act-surprised" lessons from the also-ubiquitous Taylor Swift? The Biebs says he was "shell-shocked" by his Grammy nominations on Wednesday night.

- Tis the season for do-gooding! Washington's 9:30 Club is hosting its annual holiday raffle to support local charities. Fans can trade a canned good, a new or clean used garment or five dollars at the 9:30 box office for a raffle ticket. Weekly winners will be awarded with a grab bag of music-related goodies and a grand prize winner, selected at the end of the month, will win a pair of tickets to every 9:30 Club show in 2011.

- For those who can't wait for January's Dismemberment Plan reunion shows: Did you know that D-Plan guitarist Jason Caddell's new band Poor But Sexy is playing at the Velvet Lounge tonight? Bonus beats: Plan bassist Eric Axelson will be joining the group on percussion.

By Chris Richards  | December 3, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  9:30 Club, Aretha Franklin, Dismemberment Plan, Justin Bieber, Poor But Sexy, Taylor Swift  
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Best raffle/prize ever.

Posted by: azaghal1981 | December 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Give often for the holidays and treat a former 9:30 Raffle winner to a show in 2011!

Posted by: Todd711 | December 5, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Hey 2008 and 2010 winners, post something.

Posted by: azaghal1981 | December 5, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

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