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Wednesday | ClickOnDetroit

Exclusive: Aretha Franklin on her new body, new music

Evrod Cassimy sits down with the Queen of Soul in an exclusive backstage interview to talk about she's staying healthy and her new album of "classics."

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment

Wednesday | ClickOnDetroit

Exclusive: Aretha Franklin on health, new music

AND SHE SAT DOWN WITH ME FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. WE TALKED WEIGHT LOSS, FOOD, AND HER NEW MUSIC.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment

Tue Jul 22, 2014

MLive.com

Ticket information released for Aretha Franklin's Aug. 16 show in Muskegon

Ticket information has been released for Aretha Franklin's much-discussed show at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon on Aug. 16. Tickets prices for the performance, one of Franklin's 12 stops on her United States tour, range from $40 to $90 and are now available at www.startickets.com.

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Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

MLive.com

Detroit's United Sound Systems Recording Studio to give tour with a rockabilly focus

A historic recording studio that's helped produce the work of everyone from Aretha Franklin to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will open its doors Saturday to the public for a one-of-a-kind tour.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Funk, George Clinton, Funkadelic, Parliament, Isaac Hayes, Thriller, Crime Movies, Shaft, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Times

Matthew Sisk

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Wed Jul 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Brings Playhouse Rocks! to Pasadena, Now thru 7/20

Acclaimed blues singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES--nominated for a Tony this year in the "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical" category for her Broadway lead in "A Night With Janis Joplin "--will return to The Pasadena Playhouse for four nights today, July 17-20.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Pop/Rock, Al Green, Blues, Black Entertainment, Soul, Etta James, The Doors

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Castanet.net

Motown comes to K-Town

If you love Rhythm & Blues, Soul music, and the BIG Motown hits from groups like The Temptations, Sam & Dave, Wilson Picket, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Aretha Franklin, then you won't want to miss this show.

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Related Topix: Motown, Soul, The Temptations, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Detroit News

Review: Aretha Franklin is essence of soul at DTE Energy Music Theater

It was warm Saturday night, but things were downright sultry by the time Aretha Franklin finished a two-hour set at DTE Energy Music Theater.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Set for Pasadena Playhouse 7/17-20

Acclaimed blues singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES--nominated for a Tony this year in the "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical"category for her Broadway lead in "A Night With Janis Joplin "--will return to The Pasadena Playhouse for four nights July 17-20.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Pop/Rock, Al Green, Blues, Black Entertainment, Soul, Etta James, The Doors

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Aretha Franklin healthy, fit and ready to fly

DTE Energy Music Theatre I-75 at exit 89, Clarkston 248-377-0100 $15-$65 Local fans were bummed last summer when another round of health issues forced Aretha Franklin to cancel her DTE Energy Music Theatre show.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Energy, DTE Energy, Detroit, MI, Pop/Rock, Was

The Jersey Journal

Alice Tan Ridley comes to Centenary Stage in Hackettstown

With a star-studded concert series at Centenary Stage Company this summer, it is no surprise that they should now be celebrating the birth of a new diva, Alice Tan Ridley.

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Related Topix: Hackettstown, NJ, Black Entertainment, Soul, Blues, Etta James, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Mon Jul 07, 2014

MLive.com

Aretha Franklin to perform first Muskegon show in nearly 20 years at L.C. Walker Arena in...

Grammy Award-winning legend and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin will perform in Muskegon for the first time in nearly 20 years this summer.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Energy, DTE Energy, Entertainment

Sun Jul 06, 2014

NOLA.com

Mary J. Blige was an especially intense Everywoman at the 2014 Essence Festival

Mary J. Blige appeared at the very first Essence Festival , in 1995, at the not terribly prestigious hour of 8 p.m. Twenty years later, she is firmly entrenched as a frequent Essence headliner.

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Related Topix: Mary J. Blige, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Soul, Erykah Badu

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Anne

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla share a laugh with actress Katie Kerr portraying Anne of Green Gables in Charlottetown, P.E.I., in May. The prince is not the only famous fan of Anne.

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Related Topix: World News, Prince Charles, Anne of Green Gables, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Canada, Black Entertainment, Soul

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Your Week in Music: Aretha Franklin, Andre 3000 is the strange collaboration you've been waiting for

In one of the odder collaborations we've seen, Andre 3000 signed on to co-produce Aretha Franklin's upcoming album, set to release in September.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Short, Music!, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, What's Love Got to Do with It?, Tina Turner, Pop/Rock, Duets, Comedy Movies, The Voice, Entertainment, Television

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Free Republic

13 Most Over-The-Top Diva Renditions Of The National Anthem

With today being the Fourth of July and all, I feel it's my civic duty to unite us, if but for a short time, with the one act of blind patriotism we can all get behind: counting down the most over-the-top, overwhelming renditions of the national anthem, as performed by Whitney Houston, Beyonc, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and the rest of your favorite ... (more)

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Canada.com

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2014: Aretha Franklin at Salle...

American music legend Aretha Franklin performs for the 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Your Week in Music: Aretha Franklin, Andre 3000 is the strange collaboration you've been waiting for

In one of the odder collaborations we've seen, Andre 3000 signed on to co-produce Aretha Franklin's upcoming album, set to release in September.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Short, Music!, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, What's Love Got to Do with It?, Tina Turner, Pop/Rock, Duets, Comedy Movies, The Voice, Entertainment, Television

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The New York Observer

Religious Writers With Sticky Fingers

As a senior contributor to Downbeat and the author of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace , Aaron Cohen is an authority on jazz and gospel music.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Chicago, IL, Journalism

The Mercury

African voices to warm the soul

THE colours and sounds of South Africa are inspiring Tasmanian audiences this week, thanks to a tour by the Soweto Gospel Choir.

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Related Topix: Soweto Gospel Choir, Australia, World News, Black Entertainment, Soul

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