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Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Win
April 18, 2019
The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Win
April 16, 2019
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. ... read more »
‘AMAZING GRACE’ Opens in Theaters on April 5
March 29, 2019
The Queen of Soul is immortal and the new documentary “Amazing Grace” which opens April 5, will make you feel like you’ve walked back in time to 1972, the year they filmed the concert. ... read more »
‘Amazing Grace’ Documentary Premieres in Los Angeles
March 21, 2019
Aretha Franklin fans are cheering following the news that the “Amazing Grace” documentary, which chronicles the story behind her Grammy Award-winning double album, will hit movie theaters across the nation on April 5. ... read more »
The 34TH Annual Stellar Awards Announces 2019 Performance Lineup Featuring All-Star Tribute to Aretha Franklin
March 12, 2019
(CHICAGO) – Central City Productions today announced a sensational line-up of performers and presenters for  ... presented by AT&T, including a posthumous tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul,  ... read more »
Smokey Robinson Remembers Aretha Franklin at Tribute Concert
March 5, 2019
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, ... read more »
Black History Month News: Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton
February 7, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to the Reverend Dr. Alexander Hamilton, who arranged the late Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning gospel album Amazing Grace, among many other stellar musical achievements. ... read more »
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks presents ‘An Evening of Gospel, Jazz, and Blues’
January 25, 2019
A FREE night of music, dance, poetry, and black culture to celebrate Black History Month: ... read more »
An Intimate Conversation With Grammy-Award Winner Thelma Houston
January 17, 2019
She was a little girl born and raised in Mississippi, who eventually went on to become a Grammy Award-winning musician. Thelma Houston, best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” will perform at the Clive Davis Theater on Jan. 17 in Downtown Los Angeles.    ... read more »
27th Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival To Screen Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert
January 17, 2019
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America. The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California. Aretha Franklin’s spine-tingling and uplifting Amazing Grace, produced by Alan Elliott, was originally directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. The film, a rare gem in the crown of the late musical genius, has not been seen before now due to technical and rights issues.  ... read more »
Tyler Perry Set to Host “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul”
December 28, 2018
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! ... read more »
Notable Deaths of 2018
December 27, 2018
This year, we said goodbye to amazing men and women who shaped the world with their love, talents and time. ... read more / view gallery »
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