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  1. Aretha Franklin will head to the UK once she conquers her flying phobiaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

    ... to make those two classes and then hopefully I'll pass and I'll be able to fly again." Aretha's new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, sees her tackling songs from other female stars such as Adele, Etta James, Gloria Gaynor and ...

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  2. Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    As you listen to Aretha Franklin's new album, it's hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: "Step aside, ladies - here's how it's done." Released on Tuesday, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" is the first album under a new contract signed recently with RCA Records at the behest of music mogul Clive Davis.

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  3. Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Jessie Ware, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | ABC News

    This week, buzz-bin favorite Jessie Ware offers up her sophomore album, Aretha Franklin covers classics recorded by other divas, Annie Lennox takes a trip to the past and covers some of her favorites, Neil Diamond continues to return to his roots, Primus gets a "Golden Ticket" and Bush continue their reunion in style. It's another busy week with a lot of music to explore.

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  4. Franklin: I have a fear of flyingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

    ... to make those two classes and then hopefully I'll pass and I'll be able to fly again." Aretha's new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, sees her tackling songs from other female stars such as Adele, Etta James, Gloria Gaynor and ...

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  5. Oh, ArethaRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... Unfortunately, she isn't the queen of interviews. During a recent press run to promote her new album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," the queen's interviews were rife with dead air, awkward passes and mistimed responses. But those ...

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  6. Johnston sings with soulRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. Growing up listening to the same soul legends as her dad like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Johnston acquired a taste for the music that still influences her today. "My dad played a ...

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  7. Aretha Franklin's New Album Further Proves She's Queen Of Cover SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WNYC-AM New York

    This week saw the release of " Aretha Franklin Sings the Diva Classics ," with Franklin singing songs made famous by Adele, Barbra Streisand and Etta James. Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham joins host Robin Young to take a listen to the album.

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  8. Aretha Franklin Shows Off Eye-Rolling Sass in New SupercutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Vibe

    n the middle of the press tour for her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, the legendary belter has officially given up on faking enthusiasm during on-air interviews. In a new YouTube supercut put together by a true genius among ...

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  9. Franklin's 'Classics' an homage to other divasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Toledo Blade

    Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody else alive - a point of unceasing pride for Detroit, the place she was raised and remains near today. So the release of Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas? The answer is, she doesn't need to do anything, but a dive into the realm of other divas is a solid move.

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  10. Lincoln Theatre Continues Free CONVERSATIONS Series TonightRead the original story

    Wednesday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... by the career controversies surrounding such legendary performers as Thomas Dorsey, Sam Cooke , and Aretha Franklin , all of which straddled the divide between the two genres. This 90-minute, multi-media presentation will include a gospel ...

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  11. Flux Studios' 2014 CMJ Showcase Set for TonightRead the original story

    Wednesday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... GQ describes The Liza Colby Sound perfectly as "The product of a sexual encounter between Led Zepplin and Aretha Franklin ." This rock & soul songstress commands the stage with her larger than life voice, persona (and hair). Matched with a trio of ...

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  12. Aretha Franklin Is an Old Lady and She Sounds Like It; Good for HerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Gawker

    I can't recall a public performance more divisive than Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on the Sept. 29 episode of The conversations I had about it fell into two distinct camps: those who loved and those who hated it.

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  13. Aretha: I need to sing with Smokey and StevieRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Music-News.com

    Aretha Franklin thinks it's 'ridiculous' she hasn't collaborated with Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. The legendary singer is giving fans a treat with her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, a compilation of covers.

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  14. Two R&B Legends -- Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire -- Release New Music TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | KNEK-FM Lafayette

    Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics finds the Queen of Soul performing ten cover versions of songs made famous by other great female singers while Earth, Wind & Fire is out with its first Christmas album, Holiday. The Great Diva Classics contains Aretha's version of Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" as the album's first sing which recently garnered Aretha her 100th appearance on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hio-Hop Songs chart, a record for a female artist.

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  15. FST Kicks Off 2014-15 Cabaret Season with the Prima Donnettes TonightRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... from dynamic 50s girl groups like The Chiffons and The Chordettes and empowering artists of the 70s such as Aretha Franklin and Cher. The Prima Donnettes are back to feature a soundtrack for the hopes and dreams of women everywhere with songs such ...

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  16. How Jay Black Got Kicked Out of YeshivaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Forward

    ... father, he should rest in peace, was very religious, so the week before I brought her home, I brought home Aretha Franklin. I married my third wife when she was 18 and I was 45." That last wedding might indicate to some that Black had the soul of a ...

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  17. New Music from Aretha Franklin; Jessie Ware; Flying Lotus; Little...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | LA.com

    Review: Aretha takes on divas, comes out swinging Jeff Karoub, Associated Press Aretha Franklin, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody else alive - a point of unceasing pride for Detroit, the place she was raised and remains near today. So the release of "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas? The answer is she doesn't need to do anything, but a dive into the realm of other divas is a solid move.

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  18. New Music from Aretha Franklin; Jessie Ware; Flying Lotus; Little Big Town; Brad ColerickRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | LA.com

    Review: Aretha takes on divas, comes out swinging Jeff Karoub, Associated Press Aretha Franklin, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody else alive - a point of unceasing pride for Detroit, the place she was raised and remains near today. So the release of "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas? The answer is she doesn't need to do anything, but a dive into the realm of other divas is a solid move.

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  19. Neil Diamond Shines OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | RollingStone

    ... like most of us, knows a good song when she hears one. Maybe telling us about them would have been enough. Aretha Franklin : Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics (RCA) Speaking of reinterpreting divas, here's Annie Lennox's singing partner ...

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  20. Legends on Cruise Control: Pointless New Albums by Barbra Streisand,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Virginian-Pilot

    It's a sad thing to see pop legends in such a state of desperation or maybe they're completely out of ideas and decided to phone it in. Whatever's the case, the new albums by Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, and Barry Manilow are depressing for those of us who still relish the work they did decades ago, when they were young, daring and, in some respects, ground-breaking.

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