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  1. 'American Idol' ladies drop to eight in a night of ups and downs in DetroitRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    After a run of performances through which the guys set the bar high on " American Idol " Season 14 the night before, Thursday, March 5, was the time for the ladies to give it their all in Detroit. At least they didn't have the pressure of trying to follow Aretha Franklin , who graciously stayed around to offer some rich wisdom on staying around, and staying savvy, in the music business.


  2. 'American Idol' recap: The top 8 girls do MotownRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Entertainment Weekly

    ... those big notes-and so does Keith, who basically tells her to take a deep breath and calm down. Remember how Aretha Franklin sang to us last night and then promptly disappeared? Well, she's back! She spent some time this week with the contestants ...


  3. Jacksonville's Tyanna Jones impresses judges Thursday night on 'American Idol'Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    ... Contestants performed Detroit-centric songs and were mentored by the Queen of Soul herself, Detroit's Aretha Franklin. Jones sang "Rockin' Robin," which was a No. 2 hit for Bobby Day in 1958 and a chart-topper for Michael Jackson in 1972. The judges ...


  4. 'Meet the challenge and kick butt': Aretha Franklin offers American ...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... Jagger, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw in stunning portfolio of her work 'Meet the challenge and kick butt': Aretha Franklin offers American Idol hopefuls advice as field narrows to final 16 singers The Queen of Soul music Aretha Franklin gave some ...


  5. The Nightfly: The Nightfly #2015.10 - Hour 2- Women's History...Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | A-Infos Radio Project

    We celebrate Women's History Month with the iconic voices of Aretha Franklin and Eartha Kitt, pioneering instrumentalists like Bobbi Humphrey, and poets like Maya Angelou, as well as the words of women who've worked for justice and equality, like Shirley Chisholm and Fannie Lou Hamer.


  6. 'American Idol' Live Blog: Top 8 Girls Sing, 4 Go HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | BuddyTV

    ... the ladies. And hopefully, they won't all pick Stevie Wonder songs. Predictions It's unclear if the great Aretha Franklin will once again be forced to open the show with a performance that reminds how amazing it is that Tony Bennett still sounds so ...


  7. Only boring people get boredRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2011 | Xtra!

    ... everywhere. The Toronto Jazz Festival brings us a legend the evening of June 24 at Metro Square -- one Miss Aretha Franklin. Um, hello. I will take Aretha anyway I can get her: fat or thin, she delivers. Free shows tend to bring out the eccentrics ...


  8. Bennett, Gaga lead star-studded Ravinia scheduleRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, Seth MacFarlane, Harry Connick Jr. and Santana are among the performers who will take to the stage during Ravinia Festival's 2015 season. Ravinia announced its star-studded season today, with more than 120 events planned from Saturday, June 13, though Saturday, Sept.


  9. 'American Idol' 2015 Results Update: Qaasim Middleton, Clark...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | International Business Times

    ... 2015 judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr joined the audience in giving guest performer Aretha Franklin a standing ovation before the results were revealed. In his second year as AI showrunner, Per Blankens dropped the drum rolls ...


  10. 'American Idol' Season 14 guys sing Motor City soul and get sliced to eightRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    " American Idol " opened its final week, then at Detroit's Fillmore theatre on March 4 with royal fanfare, with a performance from none other than Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin , to ring in the evening. The legendary Franklin sang "I Will Survive," included as "the Aretha version" on her latest release "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics."


  11. Aretha Franklin welcomes 'Idol' to her hometown of DetroitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KLKN

    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Singer Aretha Franklin is interviewed after taping for American Idol XIV at The Fillmore Detroit, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Detroit. The show was in Motown for a taping of an episode set to air that night. (AP Photo/Carlos ...


  12. "American Idol XIV" cuts four as the Top Eight guys sing for their lives.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    ... Urban ? Read on to find out! The show kicked off with some exciting news! Detroit native and music icon, Ms. Aretha Franklin , mentored the Top 24. The Queen of Soul sang her cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." After the Queen of Soul took to ...


  13. 'American Idol' recap: Top 8 guys sing for survivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... but historically tends to be a huge disaster. But I have faith in this class of boys. And so does, it seems, Aretha Franklin, who appears as if from nowhere to introduce the show and sing "I Will Survive." Aretha looks fantastic and is dressed to a ...


  14. Pizarro: Ballet San Jose has eye on the future but needs help nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Almaden Resident

    ... be accessed at . HEARING DOUBLE: The sounds of Billie Holiday, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles will be in downtown San Jose this weekend thanks to Bay Area singer Diva Ladee Chico and her team, Legendary ...


  15. Tickets to see Madonna in L.A. go on sale next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Wave

    ... (777 Chick Hearn Court) on Aug. 2. The music icon will perform selections off of her 38th studio album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," which was released late last year. The record includes covers of songs like "Rolling in the ...


  16. Fashion BibleRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Big Apple

    ... Lady's Book was the fashion bible to millions of American women for most of the 19th century. Google Books Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul BY Mark Bego London: Robert Hale 1989 Pg. 257: Her fashion dilemma frustrates her so much that she recently ...


  17. Aretha Franklin to perform at NJPAC on March 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 |

    Performing at the NJPAC in Newark, singer Aretha Franklin's only concert date in New Jersey for her current tour will be held on Mar.14. Rolling Stone's "Greatest Singer of All Time," Aretha Franklin, is set to perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark on March 14 at 8 p.m. Known as the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the second female artist inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.


  18. proudly debuts the new album from Sleep MachineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 |

    ... Led Zeppelin and ACDC, whereas Zalkin was influenced by female singers with big voices like Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. While song structure is definitely considered in Sleep Machine's craft, they don't get hung up on the traditional side of ...


  19. Aretha Franklin returns to Nokia Theatre L.A. Live for one night only.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Press-Telegram

    ... six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS, which is her highest-charting album since 1985 and is also her highest debut ever on the Billboard ...


  20. Watch Anderson East Perform Forgotten Soul Song at Fame StudiosRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | RollingStone

    ... new music out of old influences, refocusing the spotlight on a music scene that once drew everyone from Aretha Franklin to the Rolling Stones to its muddy banks and world-famous studios. East mines that history on his upcoming debut, Delilah , where ...