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Who's your diva, week 4

...who have influenced you: Jocelyn Brown, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Jocelyn Brown is not very well known, but she has a wonderful voice. Icons such as Whitney and Aretha, we all know them. They sing from their souls and their voices...
Pope extols America's founding ideals

...Saturday night, tens of thousands gathered on the wide Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a music-and-prayer festival featuring Aretha Franklin, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, actor Mark Wahlberg and comedian Jim Gaffigan. Francis was cheered by crowds on the...
Nation and World
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...
Rock Hall of Fame opens archives to public

...give 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...
Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

...breakthrough for Southern soul. It was the first No. 1 hit from the burgeoning Muscle Shoals music scene in northern Alabama, where Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones among others would record, and the first gold record for Atlantic Records. Atlantic Records...
Not For Web
Dancing, rising for revolution

...teenagers choose respect and that we're against domestic violence."Before the Juneau Pride Chorus belted out a rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Respect," Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott addressed the crowd."A billion people around the world standing up speaking...
Moved to dance

...Earl Mosely 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...
This WeeK
Making her own kind of Wonder

...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...straightforward lounge - a neon stop for an honest talk. "Aretha put her big foot in it," Freelon said. "It is her. And...
This WeeK
Who's Your Diva? Week 4

...grade D.A.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...
'Who's Your Diva?' Q&A week 5

...thinks it's his cue to run like crazy. He cracks me up.What songs (or performers) give you goosebumps when you hear them?Aretha, Pat Benatar, Blackalicious, Carole King, The CarpentersWhat songs are you singing for the competition and how did you choose...


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