Pastor who provoked outrage when he said ‘black lives do not matter’ has a ‘negative agenda’ with which Aretha’s family say they ‘do not agree.’
It was a homegoing, a history lesson, and a call to arms. Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder brought down the house, but it was Franklin’s legacy that stole the 10-hour show.
Public memorials for McCain and Franklin Americans offered a reminder of the best the last century had to offer.
For 35 years, the Queen of Soul went to Carlton Northern. With his touch and her voice, they dazzled the country. Yet he never had a job like he did this week.
People in Detroit are paying their respects to Aretha Franklin, who—lying in a gold casket—looks commandingly stylish in red dress, and a stunning pair of ruby-red stilettos.
Just four days after the Queen of Soul’s passing, the MTV Video Music Awards’ attempt at a tribute fell flat on its face.
In 1968, history’s most important female singer recorded her first live album, a collection of earth-shattering covers that tilted a musical paradigm—a full body blow of emotion.