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Franklin Offers Singing Lessons For Online Auction

14th May 2009

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is giving fans the chance to win private singing lessons with the star in a new charity auction. Franklin's one-on-one vocal session is just one of a number of exclusive prizes available...

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Fascinating Fact 7068

27th March 2009

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN will be honoured by the U.S. civil rights organisation National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at its annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner on 3 May (09) in Detroit,...

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Aretha Unhappy With Inauguration Performance

20th March 2009

ARETHA FRANKLIN has said she was not happy with her performance at President BARACK OBAMA'S inauguration.The event took place on the 20th January this year and is likely to be remembered by many as one...

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The Things They Say 11647

19th March 2009

"About three weeks prior to the inauguration I was told Id be invited to sing at the swearing in. I couldnt hardly sleep at night, I was jumping, so excited. I couldnt hardly settle down...

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Franklin Puts Career On Hold 'For A While'

12th February 2009

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has announced she is planning a break from performing after pulling out of an appearance at a U.S. jazz festival. The Respect hitmaker was scheduled to appear at the forthcoming New Orleans...

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Fascinating Fact 6786

6th February 2009

The Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled a 28 March (09) benefit concert in Indiana. Ticketholders for the show at Roberts Stadium in Evansville have been offered refunds for the scrapped date; no reason...

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Franklin Re-records Obama Inauguration Song

5th February 2009

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has re-recorded the song she performed at U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration ceremony - because the cold weather on the historic day meant she could not give her "very best". Franklin sang...

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Fascinating Fact 6743

31st January 2009

The hat Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN's wore to perform at BARACK OBAMA's presidential inauguration is being requested for an exhibit in Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. If she parts with the iconic accessory, it...

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Franklin's Star Is Defaced

27th January 2009

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest celebrity to have their star on Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced by anti-fur protesters. The shared star belonging to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, unveiled in April 2004, was...

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The Things They Say 10897

26th January 2009

"I was there... I was behind ARETHA FRANKLIN, so you didn't see me... She wore that hat so you could tell the difference between her and the Washington Monument. I mean, she likes to eat,...

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Franklin Gives Obama Father's Sermons

24th January 2009

ARETHA FRANKLIN has gifted America's new President, BARACK OBAMA, with a bound collection of her civil rights leader father's most inspiring sermons. The soul singer, who performed My Country 'Tis of Thee during Obama's inauguration...

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Franklin Hatmaker In Demand

23rd January 2009

Milliner LUKE SONG has been forced to create knock-off versions of the hat he made for ARETHA FRANKLIN to wear to PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA's inauguration - because so many people want one. The Michigan hatmaker...

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Franklin Performs For Obama

20th January 2009

ARETHA FRANKLIN performed for her biggest crowd on Tuesday (20Jan09) when she sang MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE at President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration ceremony. The soul legend wore a long grey coat and a matching...

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Franklin Wants To Work For Obama

20th January 2009

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is pitching for a new job, as one of U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA's top advisors. The singer is a huge supporter of the new leader, and has performed in Washington, D.C....

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Franklin Voices Support For Obama

16th January 2009

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has tipped U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA as the next big thing - in the pop charts. The Respect hitmaker heard Obama belting out a note-perfect rendition of one of her famous...

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Springsteen Planning Free Obama Show In Washington

8th January 2009

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is set to join soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN in welcoming President-elect BARACK OBAMA to the White House in Washington, D.C. later this month (Jan09). Franklin is hotly tipped to be among the stars...

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Aretha Thrilled By Son's Festive Duet

24th December 2008

ARETHA FRANKLIN's first Christmas album gave the Queen of Soul the chance to record another first - a duet with her son EDDIE. Mother and son perform together on This Christmas: Aretha, and the music...

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Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

24th December 2008

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the stage at the MusiCares person of the year show...

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Aretha Eyes Howard For Smokey Role

27th November 2008

ARETHA FRANKLIN is campaigning to land TERRENCE HOWARD the part of SMOKEY ROBINSON in an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul - and the Motown legend approves of her choice. Franklin is still not...

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Combs And Franklin To Front New American Idol

25th November 2008

ARETHA FRANKLIN and SEAN COMBS are launching a new AMERICAN IDOL-style talent show to find talented R+B and hip-hop stars. But, unlike the hit talent show, the winner of Franklin and Diddy's new venture will...

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Franklin Is Top Rock Performer

12th November 2008

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has been named the greatest singer of the rock era in a new poll. The 20-time Grammy winner topped the survey and saw off competition from music legends including Sir Paul...

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Franklin Goes Classical

27th October 2008

ARETHA FRANKLIN spent the summer learning to play the piano for a forthcoming album of classical covers. The legendary diva plans to sing and play on the LP, and studied with classically-trained musicians at New...

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Franklin Learned To Shut-up And Save Her Voice

27th October 2008

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has found a cure for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years - she has to stop talking. The 20-time Grammy winner, 66, frequently found herself suffering from throat and...

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Franklin Goes Classical

27th October 2008

ARETHA FRANKLIN spent the summer learning to play the piano for a forthcoming album of classical covers. The legendary diva plans to sing and play on the LP, and studied with classically-trained musicians at New...

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Franklin Learned To Shut-up And Save Her Voice

27th October 2008

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has found a cure for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years - she has to stop talking. The 20-time Grammy winner, 66, frequently found herself suffering from throat and...

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Franklin Avoids Air Conditioning At All Costs

1st September 2008

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has joined MADONNA and ALANIS MORISSETTE in forcing fans to break a sweat at her concerts - because of her gripping fear of air conditioning. The Respect singer left a legion...

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Fascinating Fact 5876

28th August 2008

Singer ARETHA FRANKLIN, actors SAMUEL L. JACKSON and NIA LONG, comedian STEVE HARVEY, and rapper ICE CUBE will mark the 45th anniversary of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s "I have a dream" speech when they...

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Franklin Gets Festive

17th August 2008

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to record an album of Christmas hits - because she's sick of dancing to other people's songs over the holidays. The Respect singer has been put...

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Franklin Pays Tribute To Hayes

11th August 2008

ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to come forward with a tribute to ISAAC HAYES, who died on Sunday (10Aug08). In a statement, the soul legend insists the Walk On By hitmaker was much...

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Franklin Close To Finishing Autobiography

21st July 2008

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is busy documenting her long career in the spotlight for a new tell-all memoir. The book will reveal all about the 66-year-old's rise to fame as a gospel singer; her career...

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