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  • Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Announces She’s Retiring This Year At Age 74, After Album Release

    02/09/2017 12:47:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 02/09/2017 | Evan Real
    The Queen of Soul is hanging up her crown. Aretha Franklin revealed in a new interview that she plans to retire this year after she releases her upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. See what she had to say in the video above! Speaking to Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 on Tuesday, February 7, the 74-year-old “Respect” singer opened up about her decision to wrap up her inimitable career, which began in January 1961 when she released her debut record, Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo. “I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” Franklin – who was the first woman...
  • Aretha Franklin's Insanely Long Five Minute National Anthem Causes a Twitter Meltdown

    11/25/2016 4:31:15 AM PST · by drewh · 101 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/25/16 GMT | y John Breech
    The only thing more dramatic than the Lions' 16-13 fourth-quarter win over the Vikings on Thursday was Aretha Franklin's rendition of the national anthem. Actually, "dramatic" might not be the best word to use to describe Franklin's performance. "Never-ending" would probably work better after Franklin somehow managed to belt the anthem out for a full four minutes and 35 seconds. To put that into perspective, oddsmakers usually expect the national anthem at the Super Bowl to run for roughly two minutes. Franklin doubled that, plus some, and let's just say people on Twitter weren't amused.
  • Aretha on Prince

    04/21/2016 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 21, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Aretha Franklin reacted to the death of Prince today on MSNBC: Franklin speculated that Prince died because of Zika. "But, you know, they're saying flu-like symptoms. i'm wondering if it had anything to do with this Zika virus," said Franklin.
  • Obama cries as Aretha Franklin proves why she's the queen of soul

    12/30/2015 10:46:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | December 30, 2015 | Simon Hattenstone
    Singing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Franklin brought a tear to the president's eye and sent Carole King, the song's composer, into meltdown [Snip] President Obama is wiping away tears before Aretha's even done with the first verse.
  • Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

    05/24/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Jeff Karoub
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester, Pennsylvania, he started playing professionally at 12 and joined The Ray Charles Band in the late 1950s — what he once described as "the beginning...
  • President Barack Obama Flubs Spelling of "Respect" During Aretha Franklin Women of Soul Tribute

    03/07/2014 8:31:28 PM PST · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Eonline ^ | 03/07/14 | Zach Johnson
    "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her," he began, causing the crowd to laugh.....
  • Dan Quayle moment? Obama flubs spelling of 'respect'

    03/07/2014 2:51:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 Mar 2014
    Could a White House spell-off be in the works between President Obama and former Vice President Dan Quayle? In a throwback to the latter's infamous misspelling of the word "potato," Obama accidentally misspelled "respect" while introducing singer Aretha Franklin during a tribute to "Women of Soul" at the White House Thursday. “When Aretha first told us what … R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, pausing briefly before the audience began laughing, apparently realizing his mistake. “She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they...
  • Obama’s Spelling Snafu: Obama Flubs Spelling of 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' During Aretha Franklin Tribute

    03/07/2014 12:05:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    President Obama spoke about respect when talking about Aretha Franklin’s famed “RESPECT” song Thursday night at the White House, but he clearly failed to show her that same respect when he spelt the name of her hit song wrong. The White House hosted soul singers for a concert, including Aretha Franklin, who performed at the President’s 2009 Inauguration, Patti LaBelle, and Ariana Grande. President Obama told the crowd, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…” The crowd roared in laughter before allowing the President to finish his introduction. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Obama Misspells ‘Respect’ While Praising Franklin Before White House Concert

    03/07/2014 11:06:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    SEE BS...... ^ | 03-07-2014 | Staff
    O-O-P-S. President Barack Obama had a spelling blunder Thursday while praising Aretha Franklin. Obama misspelled “respect” while lauding the “Queen of Soul” before a White House concert featuring several musical legends. “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, before the audience in the East Room erupted into laughter. He then continued, “”She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African-Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some respect. Later, when somebody asked her why it had such an...

    02/29/2012 6:58:18 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 48 replies · 4+ views ^ | February 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why Santorum Scares the Left February 28, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, we have some headlines that are in the Drive-By Media today. Most of them are about Santorum and how out of touch he is and how what a wacko he is and what a creep, what a fanatic. I had 'em set aside. I'll just run through the headlines here.ABC: "New Lows Among Conservatives Mark Romney’s Popularity Problem."This is an ABC News/Washington Post poll on Romney's plummeting popularity with conservative Republicans. From the Right Scoop: "Santorum: Romney Uniquely Unqualified to Take on President Obama." From the National...
  • Aretha Franklin reported to have pancreatic cancer

    12/08/2010 4:02:39 PM PST · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 12/8/10 | n/a
    DETROIT (Reuters) – Soul singer Aretha Franklin, who recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed health issue, was reported to be suffering from pancreatic cancer, the Detroit News said on its web site. Publicists for the 68-year-old singer, who has canceled all her appearances through May 2011, could not immediately be reached for comment...
  • A Not-So-Odd Musical Couple

    07/29/2010 7:07:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-29-10 | WILL FRIEDWALD
    The joint performance here of Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice could be described as being driven by the political concept of "equal time." Ms. Franklin's most visible recent appearance was singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the Obama inaugural, so it's only fair that she should sing it again in the company of a prominent Republican. ~snip~ This once-in-a-lifetime collaboration occurred Tuesday night at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park, where Ms. Franklin and Ms. Rice each performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and, briefly, together. ...~snip~... both artists donated their services. ~snip~ Ms. Rice (whose...
  • Two Queens With a Bad Friggin' Hat

    01/22/2009 6:50:33 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 8 replies · 723+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/22/2009 | Dr. Dave
    The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, and the queen of the soul-less, Ellen DeGeneres, have one thing in common...bad friggin' ObamaLuv hats. See video here:
  • Morning Joe: Hillary Is Aretha To Obama's Miley Cyrus

    09/23/2008 7:09:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies · 196+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton, Queen of Soul? Barack Obama, All-American teenaged girl? That's precisely the analogy that Joe Scarborough made this morning in trying to explain why many Hillary supporters haven't swung to Obama. Hillary was a guest on today's Morning Joe, and the interview offered a number of other interesting tidbits: * Hillary dodged the question of whether Bill was telling the truth when he claimed she didn't want the VP slot on Obama's ticket. * The junior NY senator declined to swing at Sarah-bashing softball Mika Brzezinski tossed her. * Hillary let slip that she still has her own campaign...
  • COSBY'S CORNER (Aretha Franklin calls Rev. Al's radio show to endorse Bill's remarks)

    05/19/2006 6:26:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 1,610+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2006 | Dick Johnson
    Rev. Al Sharpton got a surprise Tuesday during his national radio broadcast. The preacher was talking to Bill Cosby about his controversial speech at the Spellman College commencement, in which Cosby urged graduates to "pick up the pace" because "most [African-American men] are in prison." As Cosby took calls from listeners, a very special voice came on the line. It was the Natural Woman herself, Aretha Franklin, calling from her home in Detroit. The Queen of Soul backed Cosby's remarks. "It was the ultimate defense from the ultimate black woman," Sharpton told The Post's Stephanie Gaskell after the show. Continue...
  • SUPER BOWL LIVE THREAD, Sunday February 5, 2006 (Steelers Win 21-10)

    02/05/2006 10:40:43 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 4,199 replies · 104,855+ views
    February 5, 2006 | seattle conservative