Aretha Franklin

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A Music Lover’s Guide To The South

Guide to five of the most important cities to visit in the South for music lovers

08/07/2015

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Beyoncé Surpasses Aretha Franklin as Woman with Second-Most GRAMMY Awards

She’s already the most nominated female in GRAMMY history—and on Sunday, Beyoncé came one step closer to doing the same in the winners category, too.

02/08/2015

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#Trending In Entertainment: Clooney Marries and Jennifer Lopez’s Car Crash

This week, another Hollywood bachelor is taken off the table while two stars are involved in a car crash.

10/03/2014

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Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dead At 79

Phil Ramone, the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, died Saturday of complications stemming from heart surgery, his family said. He was 79.

03/30/2013

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Author Mark Bego Discusses Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin In New Books

Author Mark Bego stopped by the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about his two new books on Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2012

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Aretha Franklin Loses 85 Pounds, Says She Was ‘Entirely Too Fat’

Aretha Franklin says she’s lost 85 pounds as part of an ongoing effort to drop weight.

03/02/2011

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Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Is ‘Superb’

A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is “superb.”

01/12/2011

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Doctor Discusses The Grim Facts Surrounding Pancreatic Cancer

Reports are out that singer Aretha Franklin is battling pancreatic cancer.

12/09/2010

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Aretha Franklin To Be Released From Hospital This Weekend

Aretha Franklin’s cousin says the ailing legendary singer is “doing better than doctors expected” and expects to be released from the hospital this weekend.

12/09/2010