Home Tags Aretha Franklin

Tag: Aretha Franklin

Final Respects for Queen of Soul in high gear

Crusader Staff Report Thousands of fans across the country and globe are in Detroit to say goodbye to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, whose...

Aretha Franklin Funeral Fit for a Queen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor A celebration of the life of Aretha Franklin promises to draw the ultimate A-list guests and a crowd that...

Thursday is usually music royalty’s final day on earth

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Thursday, the fifth day of the week, seems to be a day where the world’s biggest honorific names in music...

The legend and legacy of Aretha Franklin transcends time

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader Because of my background as a journalist whose assignments included interviewing icons of sports and entertainment, I never considered...

The Queen of Soul takes her final rest

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul” whose voice changed the world and helped move the Civil Rights Movement,...

Report: Aretha Franklin in ‘gravely ill’ condition in Detroit

By Teddy Grant, ebony.com Aretha Franklin is reported to be “gravely ill” and surrounded by family and friends in Detroit, Showbiz411.com reported on Sunday. The singer,...

The New 411

By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! When Aretha Franklin joined Atlantic Records in 1967, it was the beginning of an unprecedented run...

Aretha Franklin dazzles at the North Shore’s Ravinia Festival

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader “There are singers, then there is Aretha. She towers above the rest. Others are good, but Aretha is...

Aretha returns to Chicago area in widely anticipated performance

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader Ravinia Festival Ravinia Festival presents the great Aretha Franklin on Sunday, September 3. The concert begins at 7:30. The Public Gates...

Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader In January 1967, a 24-year old Aretha Franklin signed to Atlantic Records and began one of the most legendary runs...