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Who's Your Diva?

...that I have since ditched the hood look.Three singers who have influenced you throughout your singing career:? Aretha Franklin. Every time my fourth grade teacher was kind enough to play "Respect" during clean up, all cleaning would pause...
Moved to dance

...Diversity of Dance, Fred Benjamin Dance Co. and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has danced on stage for Aretha Franklin concerts and just ended her two-year contract with Alvin Ailey II Dance Co. Jones brings her talents to a dance...
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Who's Your Diva? Week 4

...R.E. graduation.Three singers (famous or not) who have influenced you throughout your singing career: 1. Aretha Franklin. Every time my fourth grade teacher was kind enough to play "Respect" during clean up, all cleaning would pause...
Making her own kind of Wonder

...speaking of the safe and its keys - there's "Until You Come Back To Me," written by Wonder and turned into a hit by Aretha Franklin in 1974. Freelon had the courage to wipe away Wonder's leapfrog-cadence from the chorus. Her version sounds...
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Sound Bites

...album with the somber "All Through the Night." Aretha Franklin,'This Christmas, Aretha' Fifty years into her remarkable career, Aretha Franklin gives us "This Christmas, Aretha," her first-ever...
Liking what I know I shouldn't, not loving what I know I should

...classic American soul music - filling her young impressionable head with the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Aretha Franklin - then co-wrote her debut album with her. And this girl from Wales delivers like Tom Jones' sexy great-granddaughter...
A change we can celebrate

One year later. One year after that icy Washington day when Aretha Franklin sang and John Roberts muffed his lines and Barack Obama raised his hand and swore the oath that made him president of the United...
Rock Hall of Fame opens archives to public

...scholars and fans access to the stories behind the music through such "artifacts" as personal letters from Madonna and Aretha Franklin and 1981-82 video of the Rolling Stones tour.The collection, catalogued over the last few years, includes more...
Muscle Shoals

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier tells the story of Muscle Shoals, AL, home of FAME Studios and its legendary owner Rick Hall -- who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history. Rising up through poverty, Hall sensed that he was onto something big when he opened FAME Studios. He couldn't have been more right, either, because not only is Muscle Shoals one of those sacred locations where music seems to simply blow in the breeze, but the best artists of the era would soon be pounding a path to his door in hopes of recording there. Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Paul Simon recorded some of their very best work at FAME Studios, and now music lovers don't have to book a flight to Muscle Shoals in order to experience this magical, once-in-a-lifetime story for themselves. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Opens Friday, Jun 14, 2013 Synopsis: Filmmaker Morgan Neville pays homage to some of the greatest vocalists you've never heard of in this documentary. While the lead singers in rock, pop, and R&B are the ones who get the glory, knowledgeable music fans will tell you the backing vocalists often add the touches that make a performance truly memorable, and though many backup singers have the respect of their peers in the music business, they're all but unknown to the average listener. Twenty Feet From Stardom pays homage to some of these unsung heroes, including Darlene Love (the uncredited lead voice on some of Phil Spector's most memorable productions of the 1960s), Merry Clayton (who contributed a striking vocal cameo on the Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter", Lisa Fischer (who has appeared on albums by Sting, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin, as well as touring with the Rolling Stones, and the Waters Family (they sang with Michael Jackson on the album {^Thriller} and lent their voices to the films The Lion King and Avatar). The film also includes interviews with such superstars as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger on the role backing vocalists play in music and the music business, while a number of veteran singers share their stories of the ups and downs of their careers. Twenty Feet From Stardom received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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