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Aretha Franklin earns posthumous Pulitzer prize

The Queen of Soul is honoured for her for "indelible contribution" to music and culture.
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Aretha Franklin earns posthumous Pulitzer

The Queen of Soul is now a Pulitzer Prize winner.
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Aretha Franklin earns posthumous Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin on Monday was awarded a special citation prize "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades," according to a release.
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Trump investigations and gun coverage shine in 2019 Pulitzer Prizes

Board acknowledged journalism ‘under relentless assault’ and gave rare posthumous citation to Aretha Franklin The 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, rewarding journalism and cultural excellence, were handed out on Monday, with a special emphasis going to investigations involving Donald Trump and reporting on gun safety issues in the aftermath of mass shootings.A rare, posthumous citation was made to Aretha Franklin “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades”. Con...
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Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the late icon “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke. David W. Blight’s 900-page “Frederick Douglass” was named the […]
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Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper, Aretha Franklin win special citations from Pulitzer board

Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper, Aretha Franklin win special citations from Pulitzer board.
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Ellen Reid Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize

p r i s m, an opera by Ellen Reid, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music. The annually awarded $15,000 prize is for a distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the previous year. The Pulitzer citation for p r i s m, which was a co-production of LA Opera and the PROTOTYPE Festival in New York City and features a libretto by Roxie Perkins, describes it as “a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated voca...
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Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for her […]
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Aretha Franklin And Ellen Reid Awarded Pulitzer Prizes For Music

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize have been announced today. Composer Ellen Reid took home the Music award for her opera p r i s m, which premiered at the Los Angeles Opera last fall, while the late Aretha Franklin was awarded a special citation for her contribution to music … More »
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Hit Songwriters Slam Spotify’s Attempt to Lower Royalties: ‘You Have Used Us’

Nile Rodgers, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Greg Kurstin, Frank Dukes, Benj Pasel and Justin Paul, Mike Elizondo, Murda Beatz, Ross Golan and Teddy Geiger — who between them have collaborated with everyone from David Bowie and Aretha Franklin to Adele and Camila Cabello — are among the dozens of songwriters who slammed Spotify in an open […]
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‘Amazing Grace’ Producer Says She Was Not Paid for Years of Work (EXCLUSIVE)

After 47 years, the Aretha Franklin concert documentary “Amazing Grace” finally arrives in theaters Friday. Alan Elliott has told the story of how he rescued the unreleased footage from the Warner Bros. vault, had it restored and assembled, and then spent years negotiating with Franklin and her estate to secure the film’s release. But absent […]
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Aretha Franklin Doc ‘Amazing Grace’ Has Gala Premiere at Church Where It Was Filmed

Not many, if any, of the great music documentaries or concert films have ever screened in the exact location where they were shot: “Woodstock” did not show at Woodstock, and “Wattstax” did not premiere at the L.A. Coliseum, needless to say. But Sunday night, “Amazing Grace” had its official southern California premiere right where the […]
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Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance April 13, 6 PM North Charleston

Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin March 28, 2019 —Charleston SC —The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2019 spring performance entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dungee. The undis...
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Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film: Detroit premiere is 'back to ground zero'

It was a movie premiere with meaning – and lots of hometown heart – Monday night as Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” at last made its Detroit premiere.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT (AP) — Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.
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Family members celebrate birthday of late ‘Queen of Soul’

DETROIT (AP) — Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul’s 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held Monday inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic cancer and was laid […]
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Barry Manilow Reflects on Early Career, New York Talent Show ‘Callback,’ and Featherbed

Barry Manilow’s place as one of America’s best-loved entertainers was secured decades ago, but the 75-year-old shows no signs of resting on his laurels, which include nearly 50 top 40 hits, beaucoup gold and platinum albums, sold-out tours, an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony and a Clio. His 21st century accomplishments include more SRO dates, […]
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Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.” Franklin died in Detroit last year after battling […]
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Aretha Franklin’s family slaps back after Wendy Williams disses upcoming gospel movie

The Queen of Soul's estate is unhappy about Wendy Williams' "disparaging" remarks questioning Aretha Franklin's upcoming gospel film.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Aretha Franklin ‘Amazing Grace’ Film Set for Premieres at Civil Rights Museums, African American Churches (EXCLUSIVE)

Aretha Franklin is going on tour — or, rather, the concert movie she stars in is, as “Amazing Grace” is being booked for a solid week’s worth of premieres across the country at the end of March, Variety has learned. Alan Elliott, the documentary’s producer, and prominent civil rights activist Rev. William J. Barber II will […]
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Roxie Paris

Roxie Paris is set to bring the elegant supper clubs of the 1930s and 40s back into vogue again.   Newly opened at the end of 2018, I was invited for dinner two weeks ago. Located on a side street off the Champs Elysees, the exterior already emits a throwback to the 1930s with a black lacquer marquis spelling ROXIE in bold letters.   Two good looking, well dressed staff members warmly greeted us, took our coats and escorted us to the dining room. The lacquered interior looked like it wa...
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Watch SZA & Alicia Keys Cover Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreaming”

Last night, CBS aired Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul, a tribute concert to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last year. More »
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TV Review: “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul”

Booking anyone at all to appear in an Aretha Franklin tribute is an act of nerve, since she was arguably the one performer in pop music history who can be said to have had no real peers as a singer, even in her day, much less ours. With that as a given, “Aretha! A Grammy […]
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This Week In Trailers: Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window, The Wind, Screwball, Amazing Grace, Relaxer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get on the bus, get horrific in the wild west, get ready for a new baseball season, pay respect to Aretha Franklin’s greatness, a...
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Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Set for Summer 2020

MGM has set its Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” for an Aug. 14, 2020, release. Stage director Liesl Tommy boarded the film earlier this year. The studio set the project in motion a year ago when it was announced that Jennifer Hudson, who won a supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” had been personally selected for the […]
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Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit, determination, indomitability, above all a bottomless appreciation for the human comedy that left little room for the drab or the dreary in his presence.” — Peter Guralnick As Dr. King once famously said, longevity has its place. And when it comes to a career in music, longevity is something that’s widely sought after but all to seldom experienced. We often celebrate the sin...
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Official Trailer for Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' Concert from 1972

"Entering the venue unobtrusively, she smiles briefly, gathers herself for a moment and then starts to sing. Gently at first, but then ever more powerfully… Her voice begins to carry the audience away into the infinity of paradise." Neon has unveiled an official trailer for the concert documentary Amazing Grace, the long lost recorded version of Aretha Franklin's unforgettable recording session at a Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972. Legendary singer and musician Aretha Franklin sang gos...
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Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha Franklin at tribute concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Smokey Robinson, the late Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul. Robinson told a packed venue that Franklin was his longtime neighbor in Detroit, calling the acclaimed singer his “little sister” whom he still misses at the “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for The Queen of Soul.” He […]
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Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Booker T. Join the Blues Hall of Fame

Damn right, they’ve got the Blues Hall of Fame inductions they deserve. Aretha Franklin, Count Basie and Booker T. & the MGs are the household names being brought into the hall as part of the 40th class this year, in a ceremony that will take place in Memphis May 8 at the Halloran Centre for […]
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‘Amazing Grace’ Review: The Legendary Aretha Franklin Takes Us to Church in a Glorious, Long-Lost Concert Documentary

That the Aretha Franklin concert documentary Amazing Grace exists at all is something of a miracle. It was originally filmed by Sydney Pollack to accompany the recording of her live 1972 gospel album of the same name. Franklin’s album would go on to sell two million copies. The film, however, went unseen for 46 years. Pollack failed to use clapper boards during the filming process, making it almost impossible to sync up the sound and the image. Filmmaker Alan Elliott bought the footage back ...
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