Yesterday was International Jazz Day, and last night, ABC broadcast an edited version of the All-Star Global Concert that took place on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Just after Prince’s death, Aretha Franklin went on MSNBC to speak about him (and speculate that he might’ve died from Zika virus), and at […]
President Barack Obama and the White House celebrated International Jazz Day Saturday with an all-star concert that featured jazz legends like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin and Chick Corea and contemporary jazz musicians like Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin alongside singers like Aretha Franklin, Sting and Esperanza Spalding. During the...
An International Jazz Day concert at the White House, only the third of its kind, included performances by Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock and musicians from around the world.
Last night, Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, and Robert Glasper played at the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert, held at the White House in Washington, D.C. Watch a webcast of the show below. After opening remarks from President...Show More Summary
Aretha Franklin was among the many legendary artists to salute Prince after the music icon died Thursday at the age of 57. "He was definitely an original and a one-of-a-kind. There was truly only one Prince," the soul singer told MSNBC's Brian Williams after learning of Prince's death. "He put his stamp [on his...
Ma’am… Aretha Franklin Suggests That The Zika Virus Killed Prince As the world is still reeling over the death of Prince, a legendary songstress is offering her take on his passing. Aretha Franklin called in to MSNBC Thursday to
As the world still tries to process the news that Prince is dead, musicians like Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger and Madonna have done their best to honor the man with the unfettered falsetto and unparalleled influence on music. In a post...Show More Summary
Aretha Franklin is paying tribute to the legendary artist Prince and also questioning how he died. The singer spoke with MSNBC’s Brian Williams live on the air about the loss of Prince and talked about his cause of death. “They’re saying flu-like symptoms,” Aretha said. “I’m wondering if it has anything to do with this [...]
Among the many people mourning Prince today is none other than Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who—adding a little mystery to the mix—wonders if Prince maybe died from complications stemming from the Zika virus. Read more...
Powerhouse songstress Aretha Franklin wondered whether Prince's sudden death Thursday was the result of a Zika virus infection.
The rumors of medical issues surrounding Prince‘s death have made his tragic ending all the more heartbreaking. Now, many close to him are speculating about what really caused the emergency… READ ON
Tributes and remembrances continue to pour in for the legendary artist Prince, who died Thursday at his estate in Paisley Park. Aretha Franklin spoke with Brian Williams on MSNBC, saying she had heard of Prince's death from the doorman at her hotel. "It's such a blow. It's really surreal. It's ... More »
I've seen James Brown, I saw Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury and Queen, I've heard Aretha Franklin and watched David Bowie, and none of them could lay a glove, sparkled or not, on Prince live. The passing of the Purple One today isShow More Summary
On Monday night, Jennifer Hudson and The Color Purple cast went to an East Village karaoke dive bar, channeled Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin, and gave the best free concert on Instagram in a long time. At Planet Rose (think: tacky zebra couches; cheap, cheap drinks), Beyoncé showed up, in the form ... More »
The Untold History of Aretha Franklin’s Irrevocable “Respect” www.elle.com/culture/music/a35398/arethas-anthem/?src=longreads Aretha Franklin Best Rendition ‘Respect Live 1968 Aretha Franklin Day (Rare)’ Aretha Franklin – Respect (Live) The post Aretha Franklin’s Irrevocable Respect: The Untold History appeared first on The Big Picture.
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin remains active, and she's got a few shows coming up this year. The dates are pretty scattered, and they have her in NYC on September 23 for a return to Radio City Music Hall... Continue reading…
Good news for hotels with VIP suites: the White House is hosting a star-studded jazz concert on April 29, the night before the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — meaning the number of celebs flocking to town will be even higher than usual. The White House’s show will tape April 29 and air on ABC […]
“[She’s] a musical genius and a pivotal figure in the cultural history of the black freedom movement; she is also someone who has suffered countless losses, been mistreated in many ways, and at times has reactions that try the patience of her associates, creditors, family, and friends.”
The Obamas are coming to ABC. Unfortunately, that does not mean that they’re getting their own family sitcom or reality show, but it does mean that they’re getting a one-hour primetime special for their just-announced White House International Jazz Day 2016 concert/festivities. …Read More
Aretha Franklin, who turned seventy-four last week, has been making records for sixty years. A well-stocked jury of experts at Rolling Stone called her the greatest popular singer, and who’s going to argue? “The best fuckin’ singer this fucked-up country has ever produced,” as the late Billy Preston put it. Show More Summary