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Listen to Aretha Franklin Cover Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

Aretha Franklin's new album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," arrives Oct. 21, and the first single is a total showstopper. Franklin c...

Aretha Franklin's ‘Surprise' Album Delayed

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 09.28.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic ...

Friends, Rain Plans, Love Songs & Lullabies: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Israel Nash & Darryl Tookes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Smokey Robinson: "When I sit down to write a song, every time I try to write a song, I'm trying to write a song that people would've sung 50 years ago, now, and 50 years from now."

Queen Of Soul Set To Debut New Music

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 09.28.2014 | Black Voices

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 s...

Aretha Franklin Slams Johnny Rockets

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn...

Brennan Williams

How The Man Behind 'American Idol' Went From Harlem To Hollywood

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

Keyboardist and orchestral arranger Ray Chew has been a key figure on some of television's most watched shows, serving as music director and/or compos...

Chats With Ivan Neville and The Berman Brothers, Plus Exclusives by Geneviéve Bellemare, Home Video and Dream Alive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ivan Neville: "I've bleen doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that, you know. I'm playing with my band Dumpstaphunk and doing other stuff, a few recording sessions here and there."

Guess Who Aretha Is Working With To Finish Her New Concept Album

Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

As Outkast continues their comeback tour across the country, Aretha Franklin has summoned one half of the rap duo, Andre 3000, to help wrap up her sch...

Vaneese Thomas: Launching "Blues for my Father" at the Cutting Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just after the Father's Day weekend, when Vaneese Thomas sang backup for Aretha Franklin at sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall, the singer had a ...

Aretha Franklin Ready For Broadway 'Respect'

New York Post | Posted 05.29.2014 | Black Voices

I’m here to relay a message from the Queen of Soul to the producers of the Tony-nominated “After Midnight.”...

Music and Movements: The Tradition Continues

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.

Aretha Franklin Reveals The Truth Behind Alleged Fight With Patti Labelle

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

--Aretha Franklin responds to rumors regarding her alleged fist fight with Patti Labelle. (USA Today) More Notable/Quotables: ...

11 Songs That Prove We Can't Get Enough Of These Fabulous Divas

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

This week marked an annual occurrence of epic proportions. We celebrated the birth of not one but four dynamic divas that have all made a major impact...

Aretha Franklin Celebrates 72nd Birthday With Denzel Washington

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and...

What Aretha Franklin Thinks Of President Obama

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin has much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for President Barack Obama — regardless of his spelling skills. At a White House concert l...

Obama Celebrates "Women Of Soul"

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

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 th...

Some Of Your Favorite Chart-Topping Songs Are Actually Covers

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

When a song reaches the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it's because the tune is fresh, original and ground-breaking, right? Not always. In...

With a Little Help From an American Horror Storyteller, Mary Fahl Raises Her Voice to a Supernatural Level

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Mary Fahl didn't need to become a vampire to achieve pop culture immortality. Famed author Anne Rice gave it to the enduring singer-songwriter by sink...

Relive The 10 Most Iconic Grammys Performances

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

With stars like Taylor Swift, Marc Anthony, Lorde and Dave Grohl on deck to perform at the 56th Grammy Awards, this year's show is sure to be full of ...

2014 BET Honorees Announced

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors. The network announced Thursd...

Aretha Franklin Wants To Cover Beyonce's Song And The Beyhive Isn't Having It

HelloBeautiful | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul but apparently the Beyhive gives zero f**ks! Beyonce’s loyal — and cutthroat! — fan base recently went i...

Marvin Hamlisch Loved Sweets

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The entertaining PBS portrait of composer Marvin Hamlisch, aptly titled, "What He Did For Love," provides the music, his method for creating it, and t...

The Stories Behind The Broadway Stars Playing Pop Music Legends

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill Magazine | Posted 12.06.2013 | Black Voices

Playbill.com chats with Valisia LeKae, Jessie Mueller and NaTasha Yvette Williams about taking on the roles of iconic women on the Broadway stage....

Folk-Rock Heroes: Conversations with Steve Forbert, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, Plus Terence P. Minogue & American Voices' 'Gaudete' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Season of Joy is the latest offering of Christmas songs, old and new, from Terence P. Minogue. The album leads us through three special aspects of Christmas Part 1 -- The Season is for the weeks before Christmas, the busy time in anticipation of the upcoming festivities.

Aretha Franklin Bounces Back After Illness

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — After recovering from an undisclosed illness, Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performanc...