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  1. The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-HopRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | City Paper

    ... from the Cornel West Theory , in which he's sending new music to check out. Sometimes, it's music that flips Aretha Franklin or portrays mainstream rap as a minstrel show . Other times, it's a collection of b-sides with one of my favorite rap songs ...

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  2. the Commitments Announces Extension To Sept 2015Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... for directing the critically acclaimed Macbeth, and is packed with classic soul songs including Think by Aretha Franklin , (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones, Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Temptations, Knock on Wood by Eddie Floyd ...

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  3. 15 Reasons Why Christina Aguilera Is A Bad B*tch 15 Reasons Why Christina Aguilera Is A Bad B-tchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | VH1

    ... signature sing-growl. At just thirteen years old, she was doing justice to the likes of Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Watch her perform Aretha's "Think" in the video below. She was a judge on the first three seasons, and now it looks like ...

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  4. Rockin' concert in Dover to feature roots, Americana and gospel fareRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | UnionLeader.com

    The program will feature an adaptation of "Sleigh Ride" and an Aretha Franklin-inspired arrangement of "Joy to the World," as well as less familiar "I Pray on Christmas" and the Louis Armstrong-influenced "'Zat You, Santa Claus?"Also included will be a Temptations-inspired arrangement of "Silent Night" and the rousing "Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful ... (more)

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  5. "The Interview" premieres and Taylor Swift gets unforgettable birthday serenadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Reuters

    Dec 12 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including ''The Interview'' premieres in Los Angeles, ''Exodus: Gods and Kings'' set to take box office, and Taylor Swift gets an unforgettable birthday serenade from Aretha Franklin. Phil Furey reports.

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  6. ATL Collective salutes the Godfather of SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    ... tunes. Flying in from New Jersey is legendary funk drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, who played with Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Albert Ayler. Flying in from Nashville is Charles Walker, who sang with the J.C. Davis Band, Brown's one-time backing ...

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  7. Obama Dance Party: President Reveals Another Purpose for White House RoomRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheBlaze.com

    ... ," Obama told People when asked about the last time he danced in the room. The play list reportedly includes Aretha Franklin's and said, "we ended the night on Al Green, and everybody did a slow dance."

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  8. Dawn McClain Releases Her Much Anticipated Music Video, 'State of Emotion'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | PRLog US Entertainment

    ... r, "Missing You" by Brandy , and "No More Rain" by Angie Stone . He's also written for R&B royalty such as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Beyonce, Mary J Blige , and Whitney Houston , just to name a few. When asked how the song came about Ms. ...

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  9. Mos Def, RZA, Aretha Franklin & more speak about Eric Garner issue;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Brooklynvegan

    ... guy got jumped by a bunch of white guys. It looks like this gang jumped that guy. On Sunday (12/14), when Aretha Franklin attended the premiere of Selma (the film based on Martin Luther King and the 1965 civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama) in ...

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  10. Base Level: Good Girl's Music Is Inspired By The 90s & We're Sooo Here For ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WCKX-FM Columbus

    ... and came with a hip hop edge. We are also inspired by Brandy, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Anita Baker because they all laid the blueprint. They've all made history and so will we. How Do You All ...

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  11. Respect! Aretha Franklin (Still) Wants Audra McDonald to Headline Her BiopicRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Broadway

    From Lady Day to Queen of Soul? If anyone can, Audra McDonald can! In a recent interview with Rolling Stone , 18-time Grammy-winning music legend Aretha Franklin revealed she's still in negotiations to have her life portrayed on film, and she wants the Tony winner to play her. "It would be her job to bring it home," she said.

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  12. Capitol Hill is Alive with the Sound of MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | American Thinker

    ... do, too. As much as we like the Four Tops, however, we would have recommended a different 60s soul classic: Aretha Franklin's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." Miss Franklin's great hit should be the watchword for U.S. defense policy. That's what President Obama ...

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  13. Aretha: I'm a fan of Taylor SwiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Music-News.com

    ... it off,' the legendary songstress smiled. The legendary singer has given fans a treat with her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, a compilation of covers. She's had many special moments in her life, but there are still a few ...

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  14. Rock My Soul rings in the holidaysRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... Church in Dover. Songs will range from "gospelized" versions of familiar tunes such as "Sleigh Ride" and an Aretha Franklin-inspired arrangement of "Joy to the World," to the less familiar but no less inspiring "I Pray on Christmas" and the Louis ...

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  15. Zach Deputy @ Neitzsche'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | WNYMedia.net

    ... that large budget recordings and "over-production" are simply not necessary. Drummer Graham Hawthorne (Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, David Byrne), bassist Al Carty (Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Gavin DeGraw) and pianist / organist Will Buthod (Jay-Z, Swizz ...

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  16. Taylor Swift celebrates birthday with Beyonce, Jayz, Justin Timberlake at partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Examiner.com

    ... Women in Music luncheon . Taylor was also serenaded on her birthday with a cake by legendary singer Aretha Franklin who was honored as the 'Women in Music' icon of the year. Beyonce wore a Masala colored Haute Hippie dress to the event. We love how ...

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  17. 'Selma' stars on poignancy and parallels of movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... Ejogo attends the premiere of "Selma" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in New York. Singer Aretha Franklin attends the premiere of "Selma" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in New York. Actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson ...

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  18. Taylor Swift Serenaded by Aretha Franklin, Other Top Female Artists...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KSMB-FM Lafayette

    ... place the day before her 25th birthday. And she got a pretty amazing extra present as well: fellow honoree Aretha Franklin sang "Happy Birthday" to her. Her reaction? She tweeted , "It will take me decades to recover." Taylor also spoke about the ...

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  19. The Award for BFF of the Year Goes to Taylor SwiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Candymag.com

    ... these two really make us all teary-eyed. And to kick off her celebration on Friday, legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin (no.big.deal.) - who may or may not be her friend already, because who is this girl not friends with - sang the pop singer her ...

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  20. Aretha sings 'Happy Birthday' to Taylor Swift; both honored at Billboard's Women of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Star Tribune

    It'll be hard for Taylor Swift top this as a birthday gift: A birthday serenade from none other than the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin arguably had the best performance of the afternoon as the legend gave an impromptu performance of "Happy Birthday" to Taylor Swift, Billboard's new "Woman of the Year," at their annual Women in Music event on Friday.

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