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The Apollo Theater: 80 Years of History

After 80 years, Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater is still making history for their innovative work and performers who’ve graced the stage and rubbed the iconic Tree of Hope. It’s hard to believe that just over 80 years ago, the building […]

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Patti Labelle and the Word “Diva”

In a recent interview with PrideSource.com, R&B legend, Patti Labelle said the word “diva” is being used too freely in the music

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Will R&B Survive Its Evolution?

The year 2013 was a great one for R&B. The genre has spent the last 5 years slowly working its way back to the top

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Remixed! Top Ten Remakes That Surpassed The Original

For some songs, it’s almost a cardinal sin to say that the remake was better than the original, but every now and then one comes

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Her Royal Highness: Aretha Franklin Reigns in New York

All hail the Queen! Her majesty, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, poured plenty of soul, blues, gospel, jazz and even some humor on audiences

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Aretha Franklin Earns GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction

Aretha Franklin holds a Grammy Legend Award and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and now she adds the induction to the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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Classic Soul Train Album Spotlight: Aretha Franklin’s I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You

The all-time undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin had recorded a number of albums on the Columbia label from 1960 to 1965, but those recordings never showcased the

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Aretha Franklin Slams Media: Research My Worldwide Audience

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is very much interested in taking a seat on the next season of American Idol. While some seem to think she may not be

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Top Ten Cover Songs

Let’s talk cover songs.  From bar bands to superstar hit makers, artists of every genre have done them (some better than others); and while the list could go

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Songwriter of Aretha Franklin’s ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’ Named BMI Icon

Veteran songwriter Carole King will be crowned BMI Icon during the 60th Annual Pop Music Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in



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