via eurweb: *Nearly two months after the death of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s 4,148-square-foot estate in Bloomfield Township, Michigan is hitting the market with an $800,000 price tag. The five-bedroom “castle” has reportedly been cleared of the music icon’s belongings and boasts “6.5 bathrooms, a marble-decorated entrance flows into a double-floor great room with hardwood floors, […]

At the 2018 American Music Awards, the Queen of Soul got a more than fitting tribute. Old friends such as Gladys Knight took the stage alongside Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor took the stage to take the Los Angeles crowd to church on Tuesday night. Knight entered following a video tribute to […]

A new show at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit aims to celebrate Aretha Franklin’s life in an intimate display dubbed a “tribute to the Queen of Soul.” The estate-approved “Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul” arrives at the museum this Tuesday and will exhibit until January 21st, 2019. “This is an opportunity […]

Tamela Mann sanging self helped BMI pay tribute to Aretha Franklin during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop awards in Atlanta. Tamela song a rendition of Precious Lord Take My Hand followed by “You’ve Got a Friend”, and song the roof off the place. You can catch Tamela when she heads back out on tour starting in October with her husband David […]

The Queen of Soul will be laid to rest on Friday (Aug. 31). Her funeral is an invite only event, but the general public will be able to watch and listen to the service for Aretha Franklin in its entirety. National broadcasters including HLN and the Word Network are planning to air the complete five-hour-long […]

WATCH LIVE: Aretha Franklin visitation in Detroit at Charles H. Wright Museum. Public visitations for Aretha Franklin will begin Tuesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History in Detroit. What to know about Aretha Franklin funeral visitations: Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29: Public visitations Visitation: Franklin’s body will lie in repose at […]

After weeks of speculation, the official lineup for Aretha Franklin‘s memorial service has been announced. It reads like a who’s who of performers, a festival like group of singers ranging from different tenors and more. See the full list below. Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson are among the performers along with Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, the Clark Sisters, Jennifer […]

The fourth daughter of Reverend C.L. Franklin may have been the daughter of a minister but she became something far bigger later one. Aretha Franklin may have earned the immortal title of Queen of Soul but she never let go of her gospel roots. “Aretha, like Al Green, is one of the few artists who is universally accepted […]

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