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Aretha Franklin's son puts upcoming 'Genius' series on blast, says family does not support

10 days ago
Detroit Free PressFive weeks before the eight-part series starring Cynthia Erivo as Aretha, Kecalf Franklin claims a deal was "pushed through without our consent."             more info

Children portray icons like Aretha Franklin and Frederick Douglass in new photo book

14 days ago
Detroit Free PressA Seattle mom and Detroit arts and culture director Rochelle Riley team up on a book that helps young readers see Black heroes as children like them.             more info

Aretha Franklin 'Genius' trailer released; series set for March on National Geographic

16 days ago
Detroit Free PressCynthia Erivo plays the Queen of Soul in the upcoming eight-part series, now set to debut in March on the National Geographic channel.             more info

See Beyoncé, Ricky Martin, Aretha Franklin bring their A-game to past inaugurations

37 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissA look back at the star-studded lineups at previous inaugurations, including performances by Beyoncé, Ricky Martin, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin. more info

12 songs featuring Elizabeth Fraser that aren't by Cocteau Twins

156 days ago
Brooklyn VeganFrom Massive Attack and This Mortal Coil, to songs in Elvish and Aretha Franklin covers, here are a dozen songs not by the Cocteau Twins that make use of Elizabeth Fraser's unforgettable voice. Continue reading… more info

Bettye LaVette: 'James Brown would have fired Kanye West 12 times'

182 days ago
Guardian MusicThe forgotten woman of Detroit’s soul explosion, Bettye LaVette reveals why she was too lewd for Motown, her rivalry with Aretha Franklin and why she loves Kamala HarrisBettye LaVette is talking about James Brown and liberally fire-hosing one of he... more info

Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway dedicated by Whitmer, Duggan in event at Lodge Freeway

185 days ago
Detroit Free PressAn array of masked dignitaries gathered with Franklin's family to mark a stretch of the Lodge in honor of the late Queen of Soul at a Monday ceremony.             more info

Remembering Aretha Franklin: Duetting Live With Elton John, Smokey Robinson & More In 1993

193 days ago
JamBaseTo remember Aretha Franklin, watch The Queen Of Soul sing with Elton John, Smokey Robinson and more in 1993 for her 'Aretha Franklin: Duets' TV Special. more info

Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' movie locks in wide January release

218 days ago
Detroit Free Press"Respect," starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, will get a full-scale release on Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King's birthday.             more info

Trailer for Aretha Franklin biopic lands: Watch

240 days ago
DJmagRespect will be released this December more info

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