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Report: Aretha Franklin Diagnosed with Cancer

As reports circulate about her health, the Queen of Soul is receiving an outpouring of support. Franklin underwent surgery last Thursday, Dec. 2, but did not...

Doing It Their Way

Some artists sing the song, and some let the song sing them. For Aretha Franklin, the song has always been incidental — a cheap vehicle for her amazing voice...

The Soul Musician ARETHA FRANKLIN

Sisters and brothers, the subject of today's sermon is that light of our lives, the Queen of Soul, sister Aretha Franklin. Preach, Reverend! Now in the...

Music: Soul Sister 2000

Aretha Franklin's forthcoming CD, A Rose Is Still a Rose, is the 55-year-old singer's first album in seven years and her finest in two decades. Rose, due out...

Singers: Bringing It All Together

"My music," says Aretha Franklin, "is me—and I'm not sure what that is." Her confusion is understandable. At 25, she is still Aretha the Baptist minister's...

Milestones, Apr. 24, 1978

ENGAGED. Stuart Symington, 76, first Secretary of the Air Force (1947-50) and telegenically handsome, four-term Democratic Senator from Missouri who, he said,...

Music: LADY SOUL SINGING IT LIKE IT IS

HAS it got soul? Man, that's the question of the hour. If it has soul, then it's tough, beautiful, out of sight. It passes the test of with-itness. It has...

Music: NO MUSIC LIKE THAT MUSIC

Nobody has more vividly evoked the kind of supercharged evangelist-gospel atmosphere of Aretha Franklin's childhood than Black Novelist James Baldwin (a...