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62-Year-Old Belting Out 'Natural Woman' Will Blow You Away

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

If we didn't know better, we'd think we were hearing Aretha Franklin herself belting out "A Natural Woman" on America's Got Talent Tuesday night. Instead, we were introduced the the awe-inspiring talents of 62-year-old Ronee Martin. The sexagenarian might be a bit older than the average contestant, but Martin didn't let that deter her. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin’s Memphis birth home at risk of demolition

A court order could mean demolition for the birth home of soul queen Aretha Franklin.        

28 Iconic Images Taken by Renowned Music Photographer David Redfern

One of the world's most acclaimed music photographers, Redfern captured images of practically every major jazz, soul, and rock star over the past 50 years, including the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, and Frank Sinatra. Here are 28 photos from his legendary collection of work. Jethro Tull Elton John John Lennon The Beatles Nina Simone See more »

Watch Aretha Franklin Sing Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at the White House

Over the weekend, the stars were out in Washington, D.C., for the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association dinner, as well as for International Jazz Day.

President Obama’s Favorite Musicians Play His Backyard

The fifth International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert took place on the White House’s South Lawn on Friday, featuring performances from giants Herbie Hancock and Aretha Franklin alongside an all-star band made up of musicians from around the world. President Obama gave a speech welcoming the UNESCO concert back to the US.

Aretha Franklin Performs Powerful Cover Of Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Prince’s purple reign lives on! Nearly two weeks since the music icon’s untimely passing, on Friday evening Aretha Franklin and renowned pianist and composer Herbie Hancock celebrated his legacy during this year’s annual “Jazz At The...Show More Summary

Watch Aretha Franklin Sing “Purple Rain” During White House Prince Tribute

Artists continued paying tribute to the recently departed Prince over the weekend, including Aretha Franklin, who sang an abridged version of “Purple Rain” Saturday, as part of a tribute during the White House’s international Jazz day concert. Aretha performed with some help from the show’s elite jazz ensemble, which included legends like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John […]

Aretha Franklin’s Soulful ‘Purple Rain’ Tribute To Prince (VIDEO)

Aretha Franklin gave a soulful tribute to the late Prince at International Jazz Day at the White House this weekend.

Aretha Franklin Honors Prince With Jazzy Rendition of 'Purple Rain' [VIDEO]

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin honors Prince with a jazzy rendition of "Purple Rain." Continue reading…

Watch Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Terrace Martin, & More Cover Prince At The White House For International Jazz Day

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 […]

See Aretha Franklin Sing Prince's 'Purple Rain' at White House

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...

Global Flavors and Asides to Obamas at White House Jazz Gala

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Aretha Franklin Sings Prince's "Purple Rain," Herbie Hancock Performs at the White House: Watch

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 on Prince: 'He Was Music to the Max'

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...

Legend, Please! Aretha Franklin Speculates That Prince Might Have Died From Zika Virus

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

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

Frank Ocean: Prince made me 'more comfortable with how I identify sexually'

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 Questions if Prince Died from Zika Virus (Video)

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 [...]

Aretha Franklin Suspects Prince's Death Was the Result of Zika

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

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