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Don, Oscar and Aretha

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Don Chadwick, co-designer of the Aeron chair, for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The ergonomic Aeron was first introduced in the late 1990s. Instead of upholstery, the chair's seat and back are constructed of a tightly woven two-way suspension system. It feels like you're sitting in a taut net. Don started out as a kid building model planes.  Here's Don on the Aeron... SiriusXM. If you missed me on SiriusXM'...
Tags: Japan, New York, Aretha Franklin, House, Smokey Robinson, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Baker, Kenton, Chet Baker, Don, Charlie Parker, Smokey, Kenny Rogers

Charleston Gospel Choir: Tribute to Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul and Gospel Sat Apr 13

Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin January 15, 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. Dun...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Religion, Paul Simon, Jesus, Jason, Charleston, Franklin, Charleston SC, Ghana West Africa, William J Zick, Charleston Gospel Choir, Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir Spring, Charleston Gospel Choir Now, Paris London Rome Prague, Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul

Ken Ehrlich Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin With Joyous Grammy Tribute

When it comes to television, Ken Ehrlich is Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Man.” The TV producer worked with the late Aretha Franklin for the first time in 1981 at his second-ever Grammys at Radio City Music Hall. Now his AEG Ehrlich Ventures is executive-producing (along with Clive Davis and Danny Davis) “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Grammys, Amazing Grace, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Clive Davis, Danny Davis, Ken Ehrlich, Aretha Franklin With Joyous Grammy Tribute, Radio City Music Hall Now, AEG Ehrlich Ventures

JHud, Celine Dion bring down the house at Aretha Franklin tribute

Jennifer Hudson and Celine Dion were highlights as stars hit the Shrine Auditorium to tape the Grammys' tribute concert for the Queen of Soul.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Grammys, Celine Dion, Detroit Free Press, Jennifer Hudson, JHud Celine Dion

Zoe Ball welcomes listeners to new Radio 2 Breakfast

BBC Radio 2’s new breakfast show started this morning with Zoe Ball welcoming listeners old and new to the programme and the new team. Zoe’s first song was Respect by Aretha Franklin just after 6.30am on Monday. Her team includes Richie Anderson on travel, Mike Williams on sport, weather with Carol Kirkwood, news with Tina Daheley and a daily Pause For Thought. Zoe says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be following in the giant footsteps of Chris Evans as the host of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. T...
Tags: UK, Top, Aretha Franklin, John Cleese, Industry, Netflix, Radio, Terry Wogan, Trevor, Chris Evans, Chris, Sara, Jo, BBC Radio, Hove, Zoe

ShowBiz Minute: Franklin, Swift, Tebow

Aretha Franklin biopic moves ahead with director and writer; Taylor Swift is highest earner in concert tours in 2018; Tim Tebow announces engagement to former Miss Universe. (Jan. 11)            [Author: AP]
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Aretha Franklin's estate in turmoil as police investigate theft

Bloomfield Township police are investigating a theft from Aretha Franklin's estate, but note the probe started before the singer's death last summer.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Detroit Free Press, Franklin, Bloomfield Township

Stage Director Liesl Tommy Set To Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic

Stage director Liesl Tommy set to direct Aretha Franklin biopic Deadline reports that the upcoming MGM-produced Aretha Franklin biopic has enlisted stage director Liesl Tommy, the Tony Award-winner of the 2016 production Eclipsed, to helm the upcoming project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standA...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Aretha Franklin, Netflix, Oscar, Broadway, Nashville, Detroit, Trevor Noah, Voice, MGM, Adam Sandler, Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin

Aretha Franklin biopic moves ahead with director and writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-gesticulating Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. MGM announced Thursday that Tommy will helm the film, which is to star Jennifer Hudson. The “Dreamgirls” actress was cast as the late Queen of Soul in January 2018 after Franklin selected her for […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Nation, MGM, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Tommy, Liesel Tommy

Liesl Tommy to Direct Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures is moving ahead on its Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” tapping stage director Liesl Tommy to direct. MGM set the project in motion a year ago when it was announced that Jennifer Hudson — who won a supporting actor Oscar for “Dreamgirls” — had been personally selected for the role by Franklin. […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, MGM, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Liesl Tommy

Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the Popdose archives for that first column which I knew featured the King Curtis song that gave the column its name. And there it was, published on April 15, 2010. Soul Serenade is approaching its ninth birthday. In that whole time I’ve only taken a few weeks off (alright, one of them was last week) so simple math tells me that there have been well over 400 entries in th...
Tags: Music, New York, California, Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, Canada, Hawaii, Ohio, Npr, Naacp, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Popdose, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Wilson, Midwest, Capitol Records

True vision: An interview with celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith

Matthew Jordan Smith started out developing film in a bathroom and is now a world-renowned celebrity photographer. Born in New York but based in Tokyo, he travels the world shooting portraits for the likes of Oprah and Aretha Franklin. The post True vision: An interview with celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, New York, Aretha Franklin, Trends, Tokyo, Fashion photography, Nikon, Oprah, Q&a, Matthew Jordan Smith

Notable deaths in 2018

From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018:
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Notable deaths in 2018

Paris (AFP) - From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018:
Tags: Science, Aretha Franklin, Paris, Stephen Hawking, Un, Kofi Annan

In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost In 2018

As we do every year at about this time, we look back at some of the musicians who died. The 2018 song montage honors musicians from Aretha Franklin to Dolores O'Riordan to Roy Clark.
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Dolores O Riordan

Franklin attorney: $3 million in back taxes paid to IRS

DETROIT (AP) — An attorney representing the estate of the late Queen of Soul says at least $3 million in back taxes have been paid to the IRS since Aretha Franklin’s death this summer in her Detroit apartment. David Bennett tells The Associated Press Thursday that Franklin’s estate is being audited by the IRS, which […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Irs, Franklin, Queen of Soul, David Bennett

Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month. The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine […]
Tags: New York, News, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Nation, Recording Academy, Clive Davis, Alicia Keys Patti LaBelle Kelly Clarkson

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Lines Up Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, John Legend

Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Alessia Cara, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Brandi Carlile also booked for January event
Tags: Science, Aretha Franklin, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae Alicia Keys John Legend

Tyler Perry to Host Aretha Franklin Tribute Special for CBS, Recording Academy

Filmmaker Tyler Perry is set to host a concert tribute to Aretha Franklin that will air as a special next year on CBS. “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul” will be taped Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium. Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Cbs, Tyler Perry, Host Aretha Franklin, CBS Recording Academy, Celine Dion Jennifer Hudson Alicia Keys

In Memoriam: Movie, TV and Music Stars We Lost in 2018

Every year, the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys must choose which notable performers and creators to memorialize in their In Memoriam segments, and the three organizations will have many talented entertainers to remember at 2019’s ceremonies. The past year saw the loss of celebrated stars of the big screen, such “Smokey and the Bandit” star Burt Reynolds, […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds, Penny Marshall, Avicii, Smokey

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Silent Night” (Solo Piano Version)

Let’s face it, 2018 was not a very good year. The nation seemed to become even more divided and at times it felt like the whole world was about to come apart at the seams. In the midst of this darkness came the devastating news that we had lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. On August 13, the great lady died from pancreatic cancer. Her life was celebrated in a majestic memorial service that was held at Greater Grace Temple in her hometown of Detroit on August 31. Aretha’s prominence was suc...
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The 60 Best Songs of 2018

60. St. Vincent - "Fast Slow Disco" Just because an album is available to purchase doesn't mean the songs are complete. While most acts will add different nuances to their hits in a live setting, Annie Clark is still very much obsessed with the tracks that made up her stellar 2017 effort Masseduction. She took her string-drenched highlight from that record "Slow Disco" and, while touring, turned it into an amped-up dance number, discovering that underneath all the opulence, it was a fist-...
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Aretha Franklin remembered by Clive Davis

25 March 1942 - 16 August 2018The music industry supremo who worked with the singer over four decades recalls the Queen of Soul’s vocal genius, humour – and love of fine dining • John McCain remembered by Sidney McCain• Read the Observer’s obituaries of 2018 in fullI’ve never been more grateful for the opportunity to work than with Aretha Franklin. When we first met in the late 1970s, I felt I’d already known her for years. Her Atlantic Records career in the late 1960s, with Jerry Wexler, was ju...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Music, UK, Science, Aretha Franklin, US, Soul, Physics, Culture, Billy Joel, Davis, Stephen Hawking, John Mccain, George Michael, Atlantic Records

From Aretha Franklin to Billy Graham: A look at those we've lost in 2018

Whether in music, thoughts or prayer, many world-builders left us in 2018. Here is a look at those we have lost and lives well-lived.            [Author: Special for USA TODAY]
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Kate Hudson’s stripper pole, money-hungry Duchess Meghan, and Bruce Springsteen’s fear of fans, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Tabloid headlines are from Mars, tabloid stories are from Venus. That’s how far removed are this week’s stories and the headlines that top them. “Scott Peterson murdered 2 other women!” screams the National Enquirer cover. No he didn’t, says the story inside, despite the spread headline: “Scott Peterson a Serial Killer!” Convicted wife-killer Peterson is nothing more than a possible suspect in two cold case deaths to which he has the most tenuous of connections. “Jen Garner Recruited by Hollywoo...
Tags: Post, New York, Bruce Springsteen, News, Aretha Franklin, America, Los Angeles, Nicole Kidman, Harry, John Mccain, Mars, Jfk, National Enquirer, Globe, Kate Hudson, Burt Reynolds

The Year in Search 2018

Every day, people turn to Search to explore the world of information on the web. They come looking for everything from news and helpful how-tos to song lyrics and easy dinner recipes.As each year closes, Google Trends data reflects not only these everyday queries, but also the moments, people, ideas, and questions that made that trip around the sun so unique. During a year of highs and lows, the Year in Search highlights all the ways people continued to search for “good”—and this year, it was mo...
Tags: Google, Aretha Franklin, Search, Thailand, Google Trends, Anthony Bourdain

Notable deaths in 2018

Paris (AFP) - From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018:
Tags: Science, Aretha Franklin, Paris, Stephen Hawking, Un, Kofi Annan

Aretha Franklin: Context, Intersectionality, and the Rock Canon

None Let's face it, the established canon of popular music, especially from the mid-20th century on, is dominated by rock and white male artists: the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. How does Aretha Franklin fit into this canon, and what challenges can she pose to it, as one of the few women of color whom it has unequivocally embraced? Franklin fits within a prescribed framework of artists of color and female artists, as tied to specific contexts, including social mov...
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Aretha Franklin Documentary ‘Amazing Grace’ Bought by Neon

Neon has acquired the North American rights to the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace,” a month after the movie premiered at DOC NYC. Neon said it’s planning an early 2019 theatrical release. The film, shot in 1972 by Sydney Pollack at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, was originally planned by Warner […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Los Angeles, Festivals, Warner, Amazing Grace, Franklin, Sydney Pollack, New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, DOC NYC Neon