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What Was Aretha Doing in the Kitchen?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Hermene Hartman

I saw the Today Show this morning. Celine Dion was accorded a lengthy interview to discuss her beautiful voice, that has been out of commission for a...

A-Sides With Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Some Funk and Soul Food for Your Ears

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with Jones backstage before her sold-out show last month at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester, and spoke to her about her evolution and her anticipation of joining other "divas" on stage for a VH1 special.

Aretha Franklin Wants To Make You A Superstar (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Put out an APB: The Queen of Soul is looking for future superstars to mentor for her record label, Aretha's Records. Classically-trained singers an...

Aretha Franklin Wardrobe Auction: Buyers Target Hats Worn By Queen Of Soul

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Detroit

AP: LIVONIA, Mich. -- A beige cashmere hat with fur and matching collar and cuffs worn by Aretha Franklin sold for $400 during a sale of dozens of ...

Queen Of Soul Auctions Off Clothes (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- An aura of mystery surrounds the treasure trove of Aretha Franklin's iconic outfits that will be put up for auction at an undisclosed locat...

Our Shared Inheritance

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Patterson

On this chilly January day I yearned for the warmth of July 4th, the warmth that comes from knowing you belong in the land your ancestors toiled upon as slaves, and died for in wars.

How About a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Aretha?

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Erica Heller

Jesus, this is a tough crowd. What's with everyone dissing the hat? Why didn't anyone find it aesthetically logical? And in any case, who cares? Aretha's got gravitas, presence.