Showing her photographs alongside her mother Lindas, Mary McCartney reveals years of family lifeher dad, former Beatle Sir Paul, her sister Stellaas well as celebrity friends like Mick Jagger and Aretha Franklin.
'Aretha Franklin was honored recently by the National Portrait Gallery with a “Portrait of a Nation” prize, given out to some of the people who appear in its collection. Gwen Ifill spoke with the Queen of Soul about her career, her voice and her legacy.' -- +PBS NewsHour
#UnderTheSoulCovers-- " A Song for You”: Donny Hathaway + Aretha Franklin by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) You begin with the premise that “ A Song for You ” was written by and recorded first by Leon Russell,...Show More Summary
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron was the first to bring the crowd to its feet, but the Queen of Soul got them dancing. The National Portrait Gallery celebrated Aaron, Aretha Franklin and three other over-achievers at its inaugural American Portrait Gala Sunday night. Held in the museum’s Kogod Courtyard, the black-tie affair raised $1.7 million […]
Otis Redding wrote about it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Clients talk about it. Employers hope their employees have it. It’s a seven-letter word that starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and ends with the 20th. It’s an...
“It often feels good to listen to Aretha Franklin to lift our spirits, or croon along with Adele to make sense of a breakup. But is it also possible to listen to music in ways that sabotage our mental health?”
Aretha Franklin is being sued over unpaid homeowner fees at a condominium in suburban Detroit. The Hills of Lone Pine Association says it's owed some $11,563. The Detroit News reports that the condo association has filed a lawsuit to try to foreclose on the Queen of Soul's property in...
There are some figures whose revered status in the gay community never translates to mainstream accolades. But then there are some gay icons who not only inspire passion from LGBT fans, but leave an indelible mark on history. Take, for example, the Q… The post Gay Iconography: Long Live the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin appeared first on Towleroad.
Michelle Obama has revealed musical tastes that include Beyonce and past greats such as Billie Holiday as she released a first playlist on streaming service Spotify. Following a separate playlist by her husband, the US first lady released her own on Sunday for the International Day of the Girl,...
Anyone who has run a half or full marathon will tell you there's nothing easy about the process. It's one hell of a mental and physical struggle, and this amazing Nike ad just gets it. Between the Aretha Franklin music, those crushed...Show More Summary
During the final leg of his whirlwind trip to the United States, Pope Francis was treated to a serenade Saturday evening by none other than Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.
By Seth T. Gonzales PHILADELPHIA — A host of performers, including actor Mark Wahlberg, comedian Jim Gaffigan and musical artists Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, Juanes and The Fray entertained pilgrims young and old from across the world gathered on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philadelphia for the Festival of Families. On Sept. 9, organizers […]
Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Philadelphia will be a star-studded event, as a slew of entertainers are scheduled to perform for him during the Festival Of Families concert. "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin will be among the selected...Show More Summary
Alan Elliott, producer of the documentary “Amazing Grace,” has agreed not to hold screenings of the film or show footage of a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert for 30 days, after the singer sued after he showed the movie to prospective buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. Show More Summary
Ok, so maybe Gaffigan isn’t the main attraction. Or Mark Wahlberg, Aretha Franklin, or Andrea Bocelli. The Catholic comedian explained to Conan O’Brien last night how he got booked to perform stand-up before a million or so pilgrims and one Roman Pontiff (brief language warning–someone uses the A-word): Kidding aside, there’s something noteworthy here. While […]
Over the last few days, fans of unreleased footage of people singing soul music and fans of litigation related to unreleased footage of people singing soul music have been on the edge of their seats thanks to Aretha Franklin and a lawsuit...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: The Colorado mountain high film festival is over and so is the Queen of Soul's copyright infringement action against them over Amazing Grace. "The 2015 Telluride Film Festival has concluded, and as a result of this Court's...Show More Summary
The stars are coming out for the papal visit.
'Jill Scott's fifth studio album Woman draws on influences from the Beach Boys and Aretha Franklin — and much self-reflection. "I've been doing a lot of stewing," she says. "I've been making stews out of music." -- +NPR Music
Buyers who attended a private screening of the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” on Saturday were told that the litigation between its producers and the legendary artist could soon by resolved, opening the field to a heated bidding war at the Toronto Film Festival, Variety has learned. Show More Summary