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  1. Aretha Franklin talks Oakland show, today's divas, fear of flyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pacifica Tribune

    Now, finally, Aretha Franklin is coming back to town to perform next Monday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. It's the legendary vocalist's first Bay Area date in nearly 40 years -- her last local stop came way back in 1976 at the old Circle Star Theater in San Carlos, according to promoters.

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  2. Joss Stone explains the worldly influences on 'Water for Your Soul,' her new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... in each of the 204 countries in the world over the next three years. During an afternoon of crate digging (Aretha Franklin and James Brown were among her purchases) after a recent show, Stone discussed her latest album, discovering new sounds and ...

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  3. VIDEO: Is Cath Adams the best on The Voice? Make sure you vote for herRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Central Western Daily

    VOCAL POWERHOUSE: Cath Adams gave a stellar live performance on Sunday night's episode of The Voice and is hoping it was enough to encourage people to vote to keep her in the competition. Photo: SUPPLIED 080315cath2 AFTER a powerful rendition of Aretha Franklin's Think, Cath Adams is putting her fate in Australia's hands to help her realise her singing dream.

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  4. Aretha Franklin, in top form, takes flight at Microsoft TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Any Aretha Franklin performance in Los Angeles is a special occasion if only because her aversion to flying makes visits to the West Coast from her Detroit home relatively few and far between. Still, her performance at the Microsoft Theater was exceptional on a number of fronts.

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  5. Aretha Franklin lives up to her title in L.A. showRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wave

    ... harder, is to show you deserve all of that R-E-S-P-E-C-T, night after night, in the autumn of a career. For Aretha Franklin, who arrived on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to an introduction worthy of a boxer "She IS the ...

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  6. LIVE: Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, 6/21/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Nippertown!

    ... brought in hordes of onlookers to hear this marvelous performer. Though she is a direct contemporary of Aretha Franklin, who came up the ranks at the same time in the same city, LaVette sadly fell into hard times and obscurity for decades. But she's ...

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  7. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul @ Microsoft TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | LA Weekly

    ... with the Queen. Last Sunday, "Undisputed Queen of Soul" (as her hypeman calls her, and he's correct) Aretha Franklin brought her soul and gospel show to a sold-out Microsoft Theater in Downtown LA. We caught her last in 2009 at the Hollywood Bowl, ...

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  8. Why I always play music during writing workshopsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Poynter Online

    ... special and proposed a workshop titled: "What I Learned about Writing from Listening to Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin." Otis wrote "Respect," but Aretha created the more famous version, turning his manly plea into her feminist anthem. Writers ...

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  9. Aretha FranklinRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | LA Weekly

    In our celestial coven of female pop vocalists - and it doesn't matter whether you're speaking of Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion or Ella Fitzgerald - no one else has the expressive range, smoldering dynamism and sheer, spirit-stirring power of Aretha Franklin. Universally acknowledged as the reigning empress of soul singers, Franklin's majestic, gospel-informed style set the entire genre's standard, and did so with an unrivaled catalog of uniformly perfect, deeply affecting hits.

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  10. David Ritz, the ghostwriter of record, looks at himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Dallas Morning News

    Before he grew up to be the go-to ghostwriter to the stars, before he earned the trust and friendship of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly and Willie Nelson, David Ritz was a nervous Dallas teenager sitting in the blood-soaked back seat of a car with blues legend Jimmy Reed. "That was the first interview I ever did," Ritz, 71, says by phone from his Los Angeles home.

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  11. Danbury Palace concert celebrates the music of B.B. King and Ray CharlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | News Times

    ... n her set list are "Guess Who?," which he also wrote, and "The Thrill is Gone." She'll also do some tunes by Aretha Franklin and Etta James for a mix of blues, soul and a little jazz.

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  12. Joss Stone's 'Water For Your Soul' is an Undersalted Caribbean BuffetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Lite 98.7

    ... with good vibes and breezy tones, Stone's strongest Water offering comes from "This Ain't Love," a page from Aretha Franklin's book of tell-offs that mixes the album's familiarly twangy guitar with a contemporary drum line and eager, pronounced ...

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  13. Funk Legend Maceo Parker Headlines the Fox TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... of the most enduring songs in the vast canon of American soul music from James Brown , to Stevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , and other luminaries. As Maceo says, "Listeners are going to hear some very familiar songs in an entirely new way, and in the ...

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  14. The Rubber Band to Perform on Deck at the Surf Club Friday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Patch.com

    ... covers a very wide range of music and time periods. Stretching from the 60's and 70's Motown and soul of Aretha Franklin and Joe Cocker to the 80's Micheal Jackson and Blondie, to current day music of Maroon 5 and Katy Perry. With three lead ...

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  15. Reality Check: I dedicate this column to all the girls I've loved beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | MLive.com

    ... perm and all, I'm crazy about this woman! Return my calls? Probably not. Not after that bad perm comment. 2: Aretha Franklin. I fell in love with Aretha the first time I heard her sing "Chain of Fools." I was 12 years old and my love hasn't ...

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  16. 9 of the Best Songs By Female Writers This Fun Home Star Shares Her ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Playbill

    ... this song! Well, now with Beautiful on Broadway they are finding out. It is, of course, associated with Aretha Franklin whose recording of it is peerless. But I love hearing King sing it. And, of course, "Tapestry" is also one of the greatest albums ...

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  17. TRAXRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Pasadena Weekly

    ... writers, novelists and producers about their relationship with the music of Bjrk, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Aretha Franklin, PJ Harvey, Stevie Nicks, Sinead O'Connor, Dolly Parton, Nina Simone, Taylor Swift and Tina Turner, among others. Phyllis ...

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  18. Martina McBride's Everlasting: A Love Letter to R&B ClassicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Country Weekly

    ... April 8, offers Martina the chance to showcase her soulful side. And though no one would mistake her for Aretha Franklin, Martina wails and soars like a Midwestern girl gone wild. She's true to the originals but stops short of laying down what she ...

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  19. Bellambi's Gail Page on track to fameRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Illawarra Mercury

    ... I really don't," Page told the Mercury this week despite blowing the judges away with her rendition of the Aretha Franklin classic (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman . "But the more honest you are, the more open you are to learning and I'm ...

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  20. 'Jilly from Philly' is a brand new "Woman"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Philly.com

    ... getting much airplay right now, is a full-band blues, with diaphragm-bending soul, unashamed channeling of Aretha Franklin, and a Memphis feel. Even better is the gospel roll of "Back Together," perhaps the happiest point on the whole album, and a ...

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