Mike Bruno
July 28, 2010 AT 04:04 PM EDT

Image Credit: Bill McCay/WireImage.comAretha Franklin is a die-hard Democrat and Condoleezza Rice was once passionate conservative George W. Bush’s right-hand foreign-policy woman. So what powerful force exists in this world that could bring these two together in perfect harmony? Music, baby. Music. And charity: The two shared the stage last night at Philadelphia’s Mann Music Center for a benefit supporting programs for inner city children. Rice played piano for the Queen on “I Say A Little Prayer” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love indeed.

She ain’t the funkiest tool in the shed, but you gotta admit Condi holds it down — hey, you try looking funky next to Aretha.

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