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Antibalas, Melissa Etheridge, Taj Mahal And More To Honor Aretha Franklin With Benefit Tribute

Michael Dorf is proud to announce that the music of Aretha Franklin, the 18-time GRAMMY Winner and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee who was named the number one singer of all-time by Rolling Stone magazine, will be celebrated with a special benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on March 6. Show More Summary

Surprised Aretha Franklin took her time with the national anthem? You shouldn't be

Looking back, it’s clear that Aretha Franklin was settling in for the long haul. As soon as the Queen of Soul finished singing the national anthem at a Thanksgiving Day football game in her native Detroit, social media lighted up with folks expressing surprise about the length of her performance....

Watch: Aretha Franklin’s Rendition of the National Anthem Had Football Players in Tears (VIDEO)

It’s the precursor to every sports event in America and we’ve all been witness to good and bad performances of our national anthem. The Star Spangled Banner is notoriously difficult to sing and in moments of pressure, performers are known to forget words or are simply too nervous to hit all the notes. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin Stretches the National Anthem to 4.5 Minutes

Americans were reminded of one more thing to be thankful for on Thursday: Aretha Franklin. In what caused a "Twitter meltdown," per CBS Sports, Franklin sang the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions' game against the Minnesota Vikings and stretched the song into an incredible "4-minute, 35-second-long church spiritual,...

Aretha Franklin Serenaded America With 5-Minute National Anthem

National treasure Aretha Franklin performed a showstopping rendition of the National Anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit’s Ford Field on Thursday. Franklin’s 5-minute performance surprised...Show More Summary

Watch: Aretha Franklin's Thanksgiving national anthem

Motown legend Aretha Franklin belted out a nearly five-minute rendition of the national anthem before the Lions played the Vikings.        

SEE IT: Aretha Franklin belts bafflingly long National Anthem

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Even Colin Kaepernick might have had trouble kneeling through this one.

WATCH: Aretha Franklin brings Twitter to its knees with longest national anthem ever

CBS clocked Franklin’s rendition of the national anthem at four minutes and 35 seconds. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Aretha Franklin brings Twitter to its knees with longest national anthem ever appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Only Problem With Aretha Franklin's Incredibly Long Version of the National Anthem Is That It's Not Still Going

You knew the second you heard those first few notes you were about to feel real patriotic. Aretha Franklin kicked off today's NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Detroit's Ford Field with what might be the longest version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in recent memory, mainly ... More »

CBS’ Aretha Franklin “time of possession” graphic got plenty of buzz

The length of a national anthem rendition is always interesting, even leading to over/under prop bets for the Super Bowl. Few performances come in as long as the over four-and-a-half-minute one Aretha Franklin delivered Thursday ahead...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin's National Anthem Lasted Over 4 Minutes!

Aretha Franklin performed the National Anthem on Thanksgiving Day at the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings football game… and it last for four and a half minutes! The Queen of Soul wore a long fur coat while sitting at the piano in the middle of the field for her performance, which was pretty epic. PHOTOS: [...]

Watch Aretha Franklin Perform The National Anthem On Thanksgiving Day

The iconic singer sang an extended version of the song before the Lions-Vikings game.

Aretha Franklin's beautiful rendition of the national anthem took 4 minutes and 30 seconds to complete

Before the Vikings-Lions Thanksgiving game, fans were treated to a stirring and soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Aretha Franklin. She’s sung it many, many, many times, but this one was exceptional, as it took around 4 minutes and 30 seconds to get from the first piano note to the last (I timed it using audio editing software). Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin delivered a stirring and really long national anthem

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Aretha Franklin, the 74-year-old national treasure and Motown legend, was the Detroit Lions’ choice to sing the national anthem before the first Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday and, boy, did she deliver. Wearing a Lions knit cap and a big fur coach, the queen of soul seated herself at a piano and, with no other […]

Internet Reacts to Aretha Franklin’s Long Anthem Before Lions-Vikings (Vid + Tweets)

Prior to today’s Lions-Vikings Thanksgiving Day contest at Ford Field, Aretha Franklin belted out what may very well be the longest rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.  Ever! Check it out: The internet was not happy about losing a valuable four-plus minutes of their Thanksgiving Day, so they responded accordingly: Just had a whole debate about […]

No One, Elton John Included, Wants to Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Barack Obama had Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé for his inaugurations and Donald Trump will have... well, presently, no one. After a staffer on Trump's transition team seemingly decided to convince Elton John to play at the upcoming inauguration as part of a pro-LGBTQ stance by announcing the news as ... More »

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