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Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

By Charlotte Court | 30th September 2014

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul tackles some of music’s biggest tunes, starting with a version...

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'Motown The Musical' Tours The Us - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

By Holly Williams | 21st August 2014

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan. With a culture so rich in genre from Motown to rock, it's no wonder people write songs about it - even if...

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Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

By Nick Hill | 28th July 2014

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at Johnny Rockets, a Canadian fast food franchise, for being disrespectful. The accused waitress reportedly "screamed" at Franklin for attempting to eat her takeout inside the...

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R-e-s-p-e-c-t Was Not Served To Aretha Franklin In Ontario Fast Food Joint

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th July 2014

Who could even have the nerve to treat Aretha Franklin without R-E-S-P-E-C-T? A Johnny Rockets server in Niagara Falls, Ontario, apparently. After an apology for the shameless use of that reference, here’s the rundown of...

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Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

By Elinor Cosgrave | 18th July 2014

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Beyonce's 'Single...

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Renee Fleming Announced For Super Bowl 2014: A Look Back On Some Of The Great Anthem Singers Through The Years

By Victoria Pavlova | 22nd January 2014

Opera soprano Renee Fleming has been announced to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2. Fleming’s appointment is a pretty big deal,...

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Undisclosed Illness Causes Aretha Franklin To Cancel Michigan Show

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th July 2013

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has cancelled a Michigan show due to an ongoing medical treatment. According to Reuters, Franklin issued an open letter of apology to her fans, explaining that there was a “miscalculation” with...

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R.i.p Bobby Bland: "The Lion Of The Blues" Singer Dies Aged 83

By Lauren James | 24th June 2013

The 'Turn On Your Love Light' star, also known as Bobby "Blues" Bland and "The Lion of the Blues", was extremely influential in the blues genre, establishing a unique sound that incorporating gospel-influenced singing into...

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Awkward: Did Aretha Franklin Already Know The 'American Idol' Result?

By Michael West | 17th May 2013

Err, shooting into first place for the most awkward piece of television for 2013, it's Aretha Franklin telling everyone who won American Idolseason twelve before the result was officially announced! Appearing via satellite from New...

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Stars Have Their Say On Beyonce Miming The National Anthem...

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd January 2013

...Or not miming the national anthem, as we can't quite figure out whom to believe. Either way, Beyonce's fellow celebs have weighed in on the controversy, but first, some context: The U.S. Marine Band said...

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Beyonce Lip Sync Has Aretha Franklin "Cracking Up" With Laughter

By Michael West | 23rd January 2013

Beyonce's lip sync throughout the Star Spangled Banner at President Obama's inauguration ceremony had one soul legend in tears, though not tears of joy. Frankly, we're not quite sure why Aretha Franklin was having a...

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Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons

By Hayley Avron | 2nd January 2013

All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute...

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Stars Come Out To Pay Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch

By Contributor | 19th September 2012

The stars came out to pay tribute to the late American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who passed away last month aged 68, with Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Liza Minelli appearing at a memorial...

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