Aretha Franklin

'America's dirty little secret': the Texas town that has been without running water for decades

Sandbranch is a small, poor, largely African American community just outside Dallas but its residents have to rely on charitable donations of bottled water<p>It’s a sweltering Saturday in October and Pastor Eugene Keahey is becoming agitated. His flock live in a Texas town that hasn’t had running …

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Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series: Trouble No More 1979-1981 (Columbia)

This was always going to be a hard sell…hours of previously unreleased live recordings from Dylan’s “Christian Period” when the former Mr Zimmerman …

Bob Dylan

International Jazz Festival 2017: What's in store at this edition of the prestigious music fest

A fascinating aspect of jazz music is that is an overall umbrella under which various types of sounds flourish. Thus, jazz may incorporate the …


14 Celebrity Feuds That Left Us Thoroughly Shook in 2017

I don't think I'd shock anyone by saying 2017, for the most part, has been the <i>worst</i>. For instance, if Mona-Lisa Saperstein was a year, she'd be 2017, …

Fast & Furious

A Soul Queen Says Goodbye: Inside Sharon Jones' Final Album

One month after Sharon Jones died of pancreatic cancer in 2016, her closest friends and family gathered at the Universal Church of God in Queens, New …

Staten Island

Aretha Franklin issues excellent response to rumours of her death

Aretha Franklin has responded with true panache to rumours of her death.<p>A fake Twitter account dedicated to the soul star tweeted news of her alleged passing earlier this week. Fans began sharing the post and #RIPArethaFranklin began trending.<p>A day later, the tweet was followed up with a new update.<p>…

Soul Music

Mike Phillips delivers a national anthem from the heart before Vikings-Lions game

National anthem demonstrations may have split the country during this NFL season, but even the most divided families had to find the version that preceded the first Thanksgiving game to be therapeutic.<p>Saxophonist Mike Phillips poured his heart into “The Star-Spangled Banner,” just as he did earlier …


The saxophone national anthem before Vikings vs. Lions was amazing

Saxophone anthems are the best.<p>The national anthem should always be played on a saxophone. Michael Phillips’ performance of the anthem before Vikings vs. Lions proves it.<p>Phillips performed the anthem, and it was flawless.<p>Phillips played the national anthem on his sax before the divisional round …


Aretha Franklin Issues a Statement in Response to Rumors of Her Death: ‘I’m Doing Well’

Don’t take her friends’ <b>word for it</b>, Aretha Franklin wants you to know that she’s very much alive and well.As we told you earlier this week, <b>a false</b> …

Black Culture

Aretha Franklin Issues Statement Following Death Rumors, Addresses Weight Loss

Whatever the reality of her situation, fans can breathe a sigh of relief at the news from the Queen of Soul herself that she is fine and well.

Women of Color

Don't invite me for Thanksgiving if there's no mac & cheese| Opinion |

This Thanksgiving holiday has reignited a debate over macaroni and cheese. Apparently, there are millions of Americans who have no expectations of …

New Orleans

Aretha Franklin says she's 'doing well' amid health rumors

The iconic singer made the assurance after unsubstantiated rumors swept the internet and sparked concern about her well-being.

Soul Music

Aretha Franklin Gives Health Update After Rumors Of Her Death Went Viral<p><p>A parody account is said to be responsible for the recent hoax.<p>article

Black Culture

Aretha Franklin explains drastic weight loss amid death hoax

“I’m doing well generally, all test have come back good,” the 75-year-old Queen of Soul told Us Weekly. “I’ve lost a lot of weight due to side …

Soul Music

Album reviews: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Bjork, and more

<b>Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Who Built The Moon?</b><p>★★★★☆<p><i>Download this: Holy Mountain; It’s A Beautiful World; She Taught Me How To Fly; Be</i> …

Noel Gallagher

Dead aliens, a Royal curse, and Trump’s war on Scientology, in this week’s tabloids

What is the world coming to when the most implausible tabloid stories are actually almost true? An Arizona ranch for sale with alien visitors …

Blake Lively

Beyonce Ties Mariah Carey For Third-Most Top 10s by a Woman on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Beyoncé, as featured on Eminem's debuting "Walk On Water," surpasses Nicki Minaj and Whitney Houston to tie Carey for third-most top 10s.<p>Eminem’s …


Friday 11/24 @ 9P On CBS

Christina Aguilera Recalls Singing "Beautiful": "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories"<p>Nov 20, 2017 - 9:00 am<p><b>Christina Aguilera</b> has made six trips to the GRAMMY …


Aretha Franklin Dead ‘1942-2017’ As Result Of Longtime Suffering With Cancer Reports Unconfirmed

On Tuesday, a conversation about Aretha Franklin that suggests she is dead or is near death is trending on Twitter. Apparently, the ruckus began when …


How old is Aretha Franklin and what is the Queen of Soul’s net worth?

Aretha Franklin is responsible for giving the world Respect, so it’s no surprise her net worth is something to be reckoned with. She deserves it.<p>The …

Soul Music

[Breaking] Aretha Franklin May Pass Soon As Cancer Worsens; Celebs Take Vigil At Her Hospital Bed

Aretha Franklin is currently trending on Twitter and the online world can’t get over of the reason why. A report on Frankin’s health status says the …


4 Secrets To A More Soulful Holiday Dinner and A Game-Changing Bone-In Short Ribs Recipe to Share

New York based James Beard Award-nominated celebrity chef JJ Johnson, is serving up a delicious one of a kind Afro-Asian menu during his prestigious …

Women of Color

Aretha Franklin's rep speaks out amid erroneous death rumors

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not die, nor does she have pancreatic cancer. The “Respect” singer’s name became a top-trending Twitter top on …

Soul Music

The Quick Read: Aretha Franklin Says She's 'Doing Well' Following Rumors Of Her Death

Whether you're traveling for Thanksgiving or pushing through one more day, we've got all the news you need to know this morning.<p>1. Aretha Franklin is …

Women of Color

Not So Fast! Aretha Franklin Is Not on Her Deathbed, Close Friends Say She’s ‘Alive and Well’

Late last night, a rumor sprang up on the internet that Aretha Franklin was on the verge of passing away and that friends & family were at the …

Black Culture

Aretha Franklin Is Alive; Singer Responds To Death Rumors

Aretha Franklin is alive and doing well!<p>The soul singer recently trended on Twitter with the hashtag, “RIPArethaFranklin,” on Tuesday. But the …


Rumors Of Aretha Franklin’s Health Spark Online Chatter, Queen Of Soul OK

The legendary “Queen of Soul” <b>Aretha Franklin</b> sparked chatter online with unconfirmed reports about her alleged failing health condition. The news …

Soul Music

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary …

Hatha Yoga

Here’s Everything We Know About Aretha Franklin’s Health

1. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling<p>Source:Getty 1 of 25<p>2. Activists Hold March Protesting Police …

Soul Music

Holiday Shopping 2017: 15 Gifts For Music Lovers

Blake Shelton Joins The Highwaymen: "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories"<p>Nov 21, 2017 - 9:00 am<p>Considered part of the outlaw country genre, supergroup the …