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18 min ago | Star Tribune

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin rules the fair

Aretha Franklin performed at the State Fair Grandstand. ] kyndell.harkness@startribune.com in Falcon Heights Min., Friday, August, 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Wedding, Minnesota, Music, Entertainment

21 hrs ago | City Pages

The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/22-8/24

Katy Perry with Kacey Musgraves Target Center Katy Perry rose to top of the pops status on the strength of a few standbys--spectacle, hooks, sexual innuendo--plus an eccentric, party girl public persona that can shine as bright as her piercing blue eyes.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Prism, Bollywood, Black Entertainment, Soul, Minnesota

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Star Tribune

Music spotlights: Aretha, Tim McGraw, Katy Perry and more

As is her wont, Aretha Franklin will sing a few of her classics and showcase her considerable interpretive powers at the grandstand.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Black Entertainment, Soul, Jackie Wilson, The Way We Were, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Vocal, Barbra Streisand, Music, Entertainment

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Star Tribune

Why Aretha is the greatest vocalist of them all

Aretha Franklin is the greatest vocalist of all time in popular music. So said Rolling Stone magazine in a list of the 100 greatest singers published in 2008.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The London Free Press

Aretha Franklin still angry with Ont. Johnny Rockets

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has responded to a story regarding what she says really happened at Johnny Rockets, the restaurant inside the Fallsview Casino hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Lewiston, NY, Life, Food, Hamburger

Southern Living

Shindig Features Music, New Billy Reid T-Shirt Line

The Shoals area of Northeast Alabama has a history with good music. Just take a look back 40 years ago and you'll see music legends-Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more-and chart-topping hits bursting from the modest brick recording studios of Muscle Shoals.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Muscle Shoals, AL, Florence, AL

Ink 19

Kelley Mickwee

"River Girl" starts with a lazy B3 organ setting the stage, and when Mickwee sings "I just wanna sleep all day/Rain on my roof" you can't be faulted for remembering other classic Memphis moments, that of Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis or that great southern soul of Aretha Franklin.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Dusty Springfield, Pop/Rock, Black Entertainment, Soul

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Ely Standard

Freddie Hall in a special one-off performance in Soham

A combination of Motown, soul and R&B featuring the best music of the 60s and 70s, Freddie Hall has performed on the Las Vegas strip and with many well-known musicians such as James Montgomery, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Motown, Soul, The Temptations, Black Entertainment, Gladys Knight

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Gleaner

Worker screams at Aretha Franklin

The legendary singer came under fire when she tried to eat her to-go meal in a Johnny Rockets restaurant in Ontario recently, her spokesperson claimed.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

The Chronicle (Cromwell/Middletown)

Keeney Koolers Concert Series Gets Wethersfield Dancing

Latanya Farrell of the Bookman Styles Band only got through belting out the first three letters of the word "respect"--the first lyric of the famous Aretha Franklin song--before the microphone cut out on her.


Related Topix: Wethersfield, CT, Black Entertainment, Soul

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Aretha Franklin cancels Muskegon show

"We were informed by the management company that the show would be canceled due to the inability of the promoter to meet the obligations he had with Aretha's talent agency," said Rob Murphy, the L.C. Walker Arena vice president of business development.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Muskegon, MI

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Refinery 29

Musical Muse: Brooklyn's Own Soul Sensation

Don't know Grace Weber ? Well, you should. The Milwaukee-born, Brooklyn-based singer has the soul of Aretha Franklin and the rasp of Amy Winehouse, which translates to an excellent retro-meet-modern mix on her new album, The Refinery .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Thu Aug 07, 2014

New Times SLO

The Tedeschi Trucks Band bring their soulful blues to Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Aug. 9

After a bit of a slow wind-up to the concert season, Vina Robles Amphitheatre will really start hitting its stride this Saturday, Aug. 9 , when the amazing Tedeschi Trucks Band performs .


Related Topix: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Muscle Shoals, AL, Percy Sledge, Black Entertainment, Soul, Clarence Carter, Blues, Etta James, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Aretha Franklin at the Wisconsin State Fair

"The doctor said, 'Ms. Franklin we'd like to have a few words with you.' " Franklin sang with a preacher's fire, eyes shut, over an organ's gospel groove and a blues guitar's simmer.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Medicine, Entertainment

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Aretha Franklin covering Adele on next album

In an interview with the Journal Sentinel, Aretha Franklin revealed she'll be covering Adele's rollicking smash soul hit "Rolling in the Deep" on her new comeback album.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Otis Redding, Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Concert review | Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul reigns during powerful performance

Not so far into Aretha Franklin's thrilling set in the Ohio State Fair's Celeste Center last night, her 22-piece orchestra backed off just a bit and the arrangement became a little less complicated.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Aretha Franklin; Lil Boosie; St. Paul & the Broken Bones; PHOX

$29 to $39 at the box office and wistatefair.com . The first female inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Related Topix: Rap, Punk, Lil Boosie, Black Entertainment, Soul, West Allis, WI, W., US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Aretha Franklin performs at the 2014 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She's also looking forward to the food.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Wisconsin, Canada,

Detroit News

Music aside, Aretha Franklin is pumped for fair food

There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment


Aretha Franklin puts her stamp on the smash hits of other divas

In the world of music there are many artists who can be compared and contrasted to each other.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Pop/Rock, Freedom