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Aretha Franklin dresses, hats to go up for auction

More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction.


Aretha Franklin’s funeral bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande

The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Stars, former presidents join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing

The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, including …


Madonna’s rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in …


When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, …


Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 30 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

‘Respect’ indeed: Aretha flipped man’s song into epic anthem

It’s easy to forget that “Respect” wasn’t originally Aretha Franklin’s song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.


‘No one did it better’ – Reaction to Aretha Franklin’s death

Thoughts and prayers were offered in reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday.


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

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

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 …


Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.


Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.


Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to doctor’s orders

Aretha Franklin is canceling two upcoming concerts on doctor’s orders.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to doctor’s orders

Aretha Franklin is canceling two upcoming concerts on doctor’s orders.


Aretha Franklin says she’s retiring: ‘I feel very, very enriched and satisfied’

In an interview with the television station WDIV in her hometown of Detroit, Aretha Franklin, 74, said she’ll retire this year after the release of a new album.


Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up

Aretha Franklin is canceling some upcoming concerts to rest up.