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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Pat Monahan out to prove Train can still make great pop music

Pat Monahan knows pop music remains a young person’s game. As the frontman of Train for 20 years-plus, he faces that reality with every new album as he lobbies pop radio to play his group’s latest single. While he says a few core stations seem ready and willing to play Train, many more now question whether the group, despite huge hits like “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Drive By,” “Meet Virginia” and “Drops Of Jupiter” can deliver on pop radio. Monahan has heard the reasoning.

Gleason Fest: A Q-and-A with the festival’s namesake, Steve Gleason

“When I was diagnosed with ALS, I told our family and friends that I wanted to continue doing the things I love, with the people I love. Gleason Fest is a great example of how, with the help from family and friends, we’ve been able to keep doing things we love.”