aretha franklin

FILE - In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin looks up while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement ceremonies, in Cambridge, Mass. Franklin, the Queen of Soul says she's looking forward to tracking down one of the powdered sugar-covered confections while she's at the Ohio State Fair to perform on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She’s also looking forward to the food. “I love the state fair, and I love the elephant […]

07/29/2014

Former President George H. W. Bush, left, shakes hands with Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, as Bush is awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Elder Bush, Queen of Soul honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University. George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin and six others were honored at Thursday’s commencement. Harvard President Drew […]

05/29/2014

President Barack Obama greets Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for “women of soul”

WASHINGTON (AP) — He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the “women of soul” who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night. “What a […]

03/06/2014

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International's 30th annual "Night Of Stars" awards gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, […]

03/04/2014

This undated image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a group of studio musicians known as The Swampers at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala., a subject of the documentary "Muscle Shoals." (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures)

Muscle Shoals upgrades ensure spirit of Alabama music lives on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood were so moved by the “Muscle Shoals” documentary, they’re putting up money to make sure the unique spirit of the Alabama music haven lives on. The […]

11/26/2013

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International's 30th annual "Night Of Stars" awards gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Aretha Franklin back on stage at Detroit casino

  DETROIT (AP) — After recovering from an undisclosed illness, Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performance in her hometown of Detroit. The Detroit News says the Queen of Soul will […]

10/31/2013

In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin says she’s 85 percent healed

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin won’t say what caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon. “My treatments are going very well. My […]

08/20/2013

In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin, Bo Jackson to receive MLB honors

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin and Bo Jackson will be honored at the 2013 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon next month. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Franklin and Jackson will receive awards on Aug. […]

07/25/2013

Singer Aretha Franklin (AP Photo)

Aretha cancels hometown show citing treatment

  CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. The show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston initially had been scheduled for June 22, […]

07/13/2013

Phillip Phillips will sing Game 1 national anthem

(AP) – “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will sing the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series. The series between Detroit and San Francisco opens Wednesday night in San Francisco. Demi Lovato, Zooey […]

10/24/2012

Albright to be honored for her 'jazz diplomacy'

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is ready, if invited, to play the drums next month when she’ll be honored for her “jazz diplomacy” at a gala concert at the Kennedy […]

08/21/2012

Aretha tops list of albums by women

(AP) – Aretha Franklin beats out Joni Mitchell and Dusty Springfield in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 50 greatest albums by women. Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You” is […]

06/24/2012

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