Vannessa Garrett

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Photographing Sri Lanka’s Biggest Festival

The temple was such a sight to behold. I had never seen a temple of such lustre and grandeur.<p><i>Jose Jeuland headed to the North of Sri Lanka where he</i> …

My Himalayan journey – trekking to Shangri-La

For those who want to see the high Himalayas, but are wary of their steepest passes, the Miyar Valley makes a great trip<p>At the top of the Miyar Valley in the high Himalayas, a chain of seven tiny turquoise pools nestle below the snout of a formidable glacier. Each one looks deceptively inviting. We …

Itineraries in Japan

Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima<p>2 Weeks<p>This is a classic route for first-time visitors. It hits many of Japan's star attractions, can be done year-round and takes advantage of the excellent value and seamless travel offered by a Japan Rail Pass.<p>Start with a couple of days in Tokyo, getting your bearings …

Google, Apple ditch college degree requirements

More than a dozen companies, including Google, Apple and IBM, are no longer requiring applicants to have college degrees, CNBC reports.<p><b>Why it …

Incredible Photos of Massive Dust Storm Taken From Fleeing News Helicopter

Photographer Jason Ferguson has been shooting from helicopters for over 6 years. In early August, he captured some incredible photographs of a dust storm spreading over Phoenix, Arizona. From his position in a news helicopter, he whipped out his smartphone to snap a few pictures as the chopper …

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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer whose career spanned seven decades, has died aged 76.<p>The Queen of Soul - best known for hits such as Respect, Think and I Say a Little Prayer - passed away in Detroit on Thursday after battling ill health for several years.<p>The cause of her …

Aretha Franklin, the legendary ‘Queen of Soul’ and a symbol of black pride and women’s liberation, dies at 76, AP reports

Ms. Franklin, whose exceptionally expressive singing about joy, pain, faith and liberation earned her a place on music’s Mount Rushmore, died in Detroit.<p>She became one of the most revered singers of her era by exploring the secular sweet spot between sultry rhythm-and-blues and the explosive gospel …

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Aretha Franklin Has Died At 76, Leaving Behind A Meaningful Legacy

The music industry just lost a legend. On Thursday, Aretha Franklin passed away at age 76, TMZ and the Associated Press reported. The devastating …

Aretha Franklin Dead at 76: A Queen Who Embodied Black Music’s Spirit and Vision

She was an icon. A legend. And <i>so</i> much more than that.<p>Aretha Franklin was one of our greatest treasures; a prodigious talent and studious craftswoman …

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The Queen of Soul’s most inspirational words

Nothing but “Respect” for Aretha Franklin. The legendary singer, who is dead at 76, will be remembered for her music and candor.

How Aretha Franklin Earned the Music Industry’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has died at her home in Detroit, according to the Associated Press, following reports she was gravely ill. She was 76 years old.<p>For …

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Aretha Franklin, America’s Queen of Soul, Has Died

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, the “voice of the civil rights movement,” the “greatest singer of all time,” and “a soaring spirit in the dark,” died today at her home in Detroit, surrounded by her friends and family. She was 76 years old.<p>Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, …

Aretha Franklin: 5 Things To Know About The ‘Queen Of Soul’ Who Died Today

Long live the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin may have died, but her voice and legacy will last forever. As the world mourns her passing, get to know …

What made Aretha Franklin legendary, explained by “I Say a Little Prayer”

Her incomparable voice could turn a good song into a great one.<p>Aretha Franklin was blessed with arguably the greatest singing voice in the history of recorded music — and with it, the superhuman ability to make songs better than they were originally conceived.<p>“I Say a Little Prayer,” written by …

8 Inspiring Quotes From Legendary Singer Aretha Franklin

Honoring the Queen of Soul, who died on Thursday.<p>You may not know it, but Aretha Franklin wasn’t the first to record her indelible song “Respect.” Otis Redding, a remarkable talent in his own right, got first crack at it. But when he heard Aretha’s take, he famously said, “I just lost my …

Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018: long live the Queen of Soul

You damn right, we wanted some respect. And we still do.<p>And now, it’s time to pay the Queen our utmost respect. After a largely private battle with …

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How Aretha Franklin transformed ‘Respect’ into a feminist anthem

When Aretha Franklin — the Queen of Soul, who’s now gravely ill — released “Respect” in 1967, the country had never heard anything like it. She had …

Remember Aretha Franklin with the Queen of Soul's Top 10 Greatest Songs

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at age 76 following years of ill health and a reported cancer battle.<p>A musical phenomenon who …

Aretha Franklin Dead at 76: Celebrities Pay Tribute to the Queen of Soul

Celebrities are paying tribute to the Queen of Soul.<p>Aretha Franklin died Thursday morning of advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, …

The 50 Greatest Aretha Franklin Songs

50<p>“Jump to It” (1982)<p>The title track of Franklin’s 1982 LP paired her with Luther Vandross just as he was rocketing into position as one of the …

Aretha Franklin: Remember The Legendary Queen Of Soul’s Life In Pictures

Although we are so saddened to hear of Aretha Franklin’s passing, we will never forget the icon! She leaves behind an incredible legacy — and we’ve …

Pastor reflects on Aretha Franklin's life

Pastor Robert Smith Jr., Aretha Franklin's friend and pastor of the church she began her career at, shares stories of Franklin's dedication to the church.

How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ became an anthem for civil rights and feminism

By DeNeen L. Brown<p>DeNeen L. Brown<p>Local enterprise reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It was Valentine’s Day 1967 when Aretha Franklin sat down at a piano in the Atlantic Records studio in New York and recorded “Respect.”<p>The Queen of Soul, who died Thursday at 76 her home in Detroit, took the song written and …

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'Respect' Wasn't A Feminist Anthem Until Aretha Franklin Made It One

On this day 50 years ago, a little-known gospel singer from Detroit went into a New York City recording studio to try to jump-start her career. No one saw it coming, but the song Aretha Franklin laid down on Valentine's Day 1967 would go on to become one of the greatest recordings of all …

A voice that gave America its heart and soul: Aretha Franklin

‘The Queen of Soul” was an honorific thrust upon Aretha Franklin by the Chicago radio DJ Pervis Spann during her first flush of fame, but it ended up being a job for life. When, decades later, Mojo and Rolling Stone ran polls to find the greatest singer of all time, she topped both and nobody was …

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How Aretha Franklin energized two social movements with one hit song

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nobody would call Aretha Franklin a central figure of the civil rights movement. And she was not an overt feminist.<p>But the singer, who died Thursday at 76, shot to fame in 1967 with a hit song that inspired millions of women and African Americans during a turbulent period of social upheaval …

How Aretha Franklin's Voice Changed History

The Queen of Soul has died at the age of 76<p>Aretha Franklin's career soundtracked the greatest moments of change in the postwar United States and, more than once, captivated a nation divided by its prejudices. Demanding attention, understanding, and <i>r-e-s-p-e-c-t</i>, her songs became anthems for the …

Aretha Franklin and US presidents

"The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin met with many US presidents throughout her career. The legendary singer passed away on Thursday, August 16, at age 76.

The Trauma and Resilience Behind Aretha Franklin’s Iconic Soul Music

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died on Thursday. She was 76.<p>It’s been 50 years …

Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, President Trump, other celebs pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

Celebrities are reacting to the death of Aretha Franklin.<p>The "Queen of Soul," whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit of pancreatic cancer, her niece Sabrina Owens confirmed to The Detroit Free Press. She was 76.<p>Here's what …

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