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9/18/14-Aretha's Remake CD!

Aretha Franklin has a new album on the way and we may hear with within two week. According to Roger Friedman, the final mixes are still being put in place but everything is recorded, the album art is done and the set has a tentative title, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Songs of the Great Divas." Included in the set are covers of songs by Adele (Rolling in the Deep, the […]

todaySeptember 18, 2014


7/13/13- Aretha Franklin ill

Aretha Franklin has once again postponed her hometown show at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre, citing ongoing medical treatments. It has never been revealed what the reason is for the current treatments, only that there have been a series of them and that she is nearing the end. Franklin's publicist issued a statement for the singer where she says she is postponing the concert until next summer due to a […]

todayJuly 13, 2013


5/15/13- Aretha cancels shows

Aretha Franklin has been told by her doctors to cancel her remaining shows for May. In a situation reminiscent of late-2010, no information on her medical condition has been released to the media. Previously, in October of that year, Franklin started cancelling shows leading to prayer vigils, surgery and conjecture that she was suffering from cancer (later denied). She eventually cancelled six months worth of appearances. The cancelled dates are […]

todayMay 15, 2013


1/24/12 – Aretha calls off wedding plans

Aretha Franklin won't be getting fitted for a wedding gown after all: She's called off her engagement. A statement released Monday by her representative said Franklin's wedding to Willie Wilkerson wasn't going to happen. "Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time," Franklin said. […]

todayJanuary 23, 2012