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  1. The Odd Side : New Age NostalgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | AllHipHop.com

    ... blend of deep house music with classic soul music. One of their most beloved tracks has to be the remix of Aretha Franklin's "Every Girl". The mix tones down Aretha's singing a bit, but highlights the instrumentals for an upbeat dance groove. When ...

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  2. 'Muscle Shoals' documentary returns to PBSRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Wade on Birmingham

    Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin spends time in both the town and the documentary "Muscle Shoals," airing next week on PBS. The music documentary "Muscle Shoals" will air nationally on PBS for an encore run next week.

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  3. The gospel according to Mary J BligeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Financial Times

    There is a long tradition of American stars visiting Britain to record albums. Sometimes the reason is anglophilia, like Frank Sinatra who came over to make Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain .

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  4. Badia Farha Set for Late Night at 54 Below this WeekRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... solo album Still Waiting? and newly released radio hit Don't Know, as well as a tribute to Carmen McCrae and Aretha Franklin , and a bit of bossa nova jazz. As an NYC-based singer, songwriter, and actress, Badia has been seen off-Broadway in Sistas: ...

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  5. New dawn for soul-funkers as Kokomo Rise and ShineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Sunday Herald

    ... Joe Cocker's backing outfit The Grease Band and Kokomo came into being, taking their name from a track on Aretha Franklin's Young, Gifted and Black album. Like their contemporaries, Scotland's Average White Band, with whom they often played, ...

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  6. Natalie Brown Releases "This Christmas" EP In Time For The HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Mi2n

    ... find something to enjoy on this Holiday release. With musical influences ranging from Whitley Houston and Aretha Franklin, to Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Natalie Brown's music is described as uplifting and inspiring and fuses R&B/Pop with Adult ...

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  7. 'SNL''s Cecily Strong tabbed to host 2015 White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Examiner.com

    ... woman to host the long-running event. The last woman to take the job was Wanda Sykes in 2009. Before that, Aretha Franklin headlined in 1999 and Paula Poundstone became the first solo female host in 1992. No telling whether or not Strong will break ...

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  8. Cecily Strong announced as White House Correspondents' Dinner hostRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Mashable

    ... April 25. Strong is only the fourth woman to host the dinner since the tradition began in 1920. Wanda Sykes, Aretha Franklin and Paula Poundstone previously hosted. Strong joined the cast of SNL in 2012, and has carved out her place on the show with ...

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  9. SNL's Cecily Strong to Host 2015 White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Mediaite.com

    She may have gotten the boot from Saturday Night Live' s Weekend Update desk after just one year, but Cecily Strong just scored a major career victory by landing the hosting gig for next year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Strong will be the fifth woman to host the dinner in its modern history, after Paula Poundstone , Elayne Boosler , Aretha Franklin and Wanda Sykes .

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  10. Billy Harper: A Life of Persistence and ImprovisationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | All About Jazz

    ... So I was there all the time. I heard all these great choruses. Wow. I heard people who were singing like Aretha Franklin. Really good singers. At that time, it would be a sin to change the way they were singing to do something commercial. But they ...

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  11. Aretha's triple whammyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Washington Blade

    It wouldn't be an Aretha Franklin concert without at least one head-scratching oddity. For the legendary diva's latest concert in our region - last Thursday's show at the Lyric in Baltimore - she came up with a real winner: for no apparent reason, she sang the encore "The Way We Were" off stage.

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  12. How has New Orleans music saved your soul? Southern Rep and WWOZ want to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | NOLA.com

    ... Sacks. Sacks is a Grammy-nominated freelance producer for Sony Music's Legacy Recordings who has worked with Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire and Bill Withers. Sacks also produced The New Orleans Social Club's "Sing Me Back Home" after Katrina. ...

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  13. Leave It To SNL To NAIL Our Dream Young Tarts & Old Farts CollabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | MuchMusic.com

    ... the cutest little girl as Blue Ivy Carter. In the role of the old farts, we have newcomer Leslie Jones as Aretha Franklin, Taran Killam as Barry Manilow and host Woody Harrelson as James Taylor. Plus, it may be hard to tell among the bang on celeb ...

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  14. When Divas Get Shady: An ONTD anthologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    ... a big hit with Madonna: "Before Madonna it was Face (the producer) and I, ok? Do I need to say any more?" Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul Often dubbed "Hateretha" by her seething critics/shade victims, the Queen of Soul has always found a way to ...

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  15. Lauryn Hill performs live for fans at Palais Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... It was no surprise that "To Zion" got a spacey, holy arrangement. The shocker came when Hill took to the Aretha Franklin hit "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," with a deeply bluesy and romantic rumble. If you missed Hill, that's too bad. If ...

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  16. Re: Aretha Franklin Threatens To Sue Over "Trashy" Unauthorized Biography | News OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | NewsOne

    The incandescent "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is reportedly threatening to sue famed biographer David Ritz for his tell-all book, "Respect" published by Little, Brown and Company. Franklin is beyond peeved about the reportedly controversial book, which was 25 years in the making, stating that the author is making false claims about her, one of them being that she was promiscuous in her younger days, according to the New York Post's Page Six .

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  17. The 10 Greatest Albums Of The '60s And '70sRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Switched

    ... of Cash's signature tunes, "A Boy Named Sue," written by poet Shel Silverstein. Throughout the early '60s, Aretha Franklin was an up-and-comer-a well-regarded R&B vocalist with a few semi-successful singles. Then, a few days before turning 25, she ...

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  18. Adele ignored Sir Bob Geldof's Band Aid callsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | ContactMusic.com

    ... plans to release a follow-up to 2011's '21,' which sold more... Known as one of music's great divas herself, Aretha Franklin's newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul... Everything is coming up Ariana Grande these days, ...

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  19. Adele Allegedly "Ignored" Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 Call But Makes Charitable Donation InsteadRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | ContactMusic.com

    ... plans to release a follow-up to 2011's '21,' which sold more... Known as one of music's great divas herself, Aretha Franklin's newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul... Everything is coming up Ariana Grande these days, ...

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  20. Aretha Franklin Threatens To Sue Over "Trashy," Unauthorized BiographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | NewsOne

    The incandescent "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is reportedly threatening to sue famed biographer David Ritz for his tell-all book, "Respect" published by Little, Brown and Company. Franklin is beyond peeved about the reportedly controversial book, which was 25 years in the making, stating that the author is making false claims about her, one of them being that she was promiscuous in her younger days, according to the New York Post's Page Six .

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