RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Aretha Franklin

A collection of news and information related to Aretha Franklin published by this site and its partners.

Top Aretha Franklin Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls' ✭✭✭

    Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls' ✭✭✭
    3 stars (out of 4) This still-green quartet was just a small-town northern Alabama bar band a year ago. Now Alabama Shakes is one of the most talked-about new rock acts thanks in part to some good fortune (an early anointing by Drive By Truckers’...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Think hats for spring

    Think hats for spring
    Spring flowers. Easter season. The royal wedding. That's three good reasons that you might be thinking about hats. But here's the best reason of all: Put one on and you're a standout. We spend so much time debating what to wear: the perfect dress, the...
  • Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier

    The results are in: "Bridesmaids," the much-hyped girl-raunch comedy touted as the long-awaited antidote to Judd Apatow's "bromance" phenomenon, opened way bigger than expected at the box office, thereby proving that women can be just as funny —...
  • Chris Erskine's take on 'Janis Joplin' show in Pasadena

    Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...
  • 'Sweet Sisters of Zion' doc celebrates the Barrett Sisters

    'Sweet Sisters of Zion' doc celebrates the Barrett Sisters
    Five years ago, the greatest trio in the history of gospel music – the Barrett Sisters – told me they had one last wish: That someone would make a documentary film about their lives and careers. That film, a moving evocation of their...
  • Whitney Houston's funeral: Friends, family, stars will honor singer

     
    Whitney Houston's funeral: Whitney Houston's funeral is invitation-only and attendance will be limited to family and friends, but Saturday's services are set to be seen around the world: They will stream online and be shown on a number of TV networks....
  • Whitney Houston's funeral: Where to watch it

     
    Whitney Houston's funeral will be streamed live on the Internet. Whitney Houston will be laid to rest in her native New Jersey on Saturday with an invite-only funeral....
  • Aretha Franklin addresses Whitney Houston funeral rumors: Why she didn't attend

     
    "The intelligent and the thoughtful thing to do would be to respect and have some sensitivity to the moment."...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 13 boys perform

     
    'American Idol' recap: Season 11, episode on which the top 12 ... er, 13 ... boys perform....