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Aretha Franklin

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Questlove to teach ‘classic albums’ course at NYU

Posted by | Ray Cornelius Imagine learning the back story of your favorite album and getting college credit for it? Well, that’s exactly what NYU

October 17, 2012 Recap
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Jennifer Hudson wants to play Aretha Franklin in biopic

Posted by | Ray Cornelius Jennifer Hudson wants to play The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! According to Hip Hollywood, JHud performed a few of

September 22, 2012 Recap
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Has Mariah Carey finalized a deal with American Idol as a new judge?

Posted by | Ray Cornelius Music superstar Mariah Carey may very well be a judge on American Idol next season. According to Deadline.com, Carey is

July 21, 2012 Recap
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Aretha Franklin wants to judge ‘American Idol’ with Patti LaBelle?

Posted by | Cyrena Rose By now most people know judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have officially stepped down from American Idol after 2 seasons. 

July 16, 2012 Replay
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Music Trailblazers: 10 African-American Female Entertainers that Changed the Game!

Written by | Ray Cornelius You know you’re a bad chick when you are instantly recognized by just your first name! For these 10 female

June 30, 2012 Respect
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NY Celebs raise $4.5 million for President Obama (pics)

Posted by | Cyrena Rose Manhattan’s elite came out in support of President Obama‘s re-election!  The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint

June 16, 2012 Recap
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Aretha Franklin Earns An Honorary Doctorate

Posted by | Tamara Ren’ee Soul Crooner Aretha Franklin has earned an Honorary Degree from Princeton University earlier this week.  The music legend was given

June 07, 2012 Respect
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Women and their ‘CROWNS’

Written by | Cyrena Rose Subtle, dramatic, showy, stylish, trimmed in feathers-bows-ribbons-buttons-flowers and more church-hats or ‘CROWNS‘ come in all sizes and styles and so do the women who

May 13, 2012 Rising - Fashion
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GMA Hall of Fame to induct Aretha Franklin!

The legendary ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin is scheduled to take her place in the GMA Gospel Hall of Fame.  She is one of six

May 10, 2012 Respect
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VH1 to salute Whitney Houston in next Divas’ Tribute

Posted by | RayCornelius Whitney Houston’s music will take center stage for the next installment of VH1 Divas. According to Billboard, VH1 will pay tribute

May 09, 2012 Respect
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Audra McDonald gets nod from Aretha Franklin for biopic…

The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has added Broadway and Tony-winning actress Audra McDonald to the growing list of actresses to play her in an

May 02, 2012 Recap

‘Queen of Soul’ Turns 70!

 RayCornelius.com would like to wish Aretha Franklin a Happy 70th birthday today. For 52 years this singer-songwriter-pianist and musical treasure has entertained us with her

March 25, 2012 Respect
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Essence Music Festival adds Marsha Ambrosius and Tank to this year’s line-up…

As if Essence Music Festival needed to add more ‘star power’ to its 2012 line-up. The Festival announced yesterday on Essence.com, the additions of soul-music

March 10, 2012 Recap
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