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  • Aretha Franklin Looking to Open Detroit Entertainment Complex

    Aug 20, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Aretha Franklin may be moving into real estate. The Queen of Soul told WWJ-AM she wants to open an entertainment venue in Detroit that would include a nightclub and fine dining. It would also include “a five-star night club for dining and dancing, the band, the whole nine yards,” as well as a museum, she […]

  • Jennifer Hudson Closing In on Aretha Franklin Role in Biopic?

    Aug 18, 15 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments


    *It looks like Jennifer Hudson is closer than ever to playing Aretha Franklin on the big screen. According to The Wrap, “Straight Outta Compton” producer Scott Bernstein is developing the film, and J-Hud’s people have confirmed that the two parties have been in talks about the project. If Hudson signs on, she’ll play the Queen of Soul during […]

  • Final Weeks: Meet Janis Joplin’s Soulful Influences!

    Aug 14, 15 by Press at Pasadena Playhouse Leave a comment


    *Mary Bridget Davies evokes the electric energy of the late Janis Joplin in the Pasadena Playhouse’s current production of “A Night With Janis Joplin” by Randy Johnson, who created, wrote and directed the production. In recanting Joplin’s life and musical journey, Johnson found it fitting to note the ladies of soul who  also had an […]

  • Aretha Franklin Reschedules Las Vegas Concert Due to Exhaustion

    Aug 11, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Aretha Franklin has had to reschedule her upcoming concert engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas due to exhaustion, read a statement from her camp. Ms. Franklin regretfully must reschedule her August 14 show after driving 2,100 miles on her tour bus from her home in Detroit to the West Coast where she performed three […]

  • Shonda Rhimes to Pen Aretha Franklin Biopic?

    Aug 5, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Could it be that Aretha Franklin and Shonda Rhimes will be working together soon? On Sunday The Queen of Soul was overheard asking the “Scandal”-“Grey’s Anatomy”-“How To Get Away With Murder” executive producer if she’d be interested in penning her biopic and Rhimes said: “Of course I would.” Franklin was also overheard telling Rhimes that […]

  • Aretha Franklin: The Queen Rules L.A. – Review by Miki Turner

    Aug 3, 15 by Miki Turner 5 Comments


    *It was 1968, the year of our discontent. Martin Luther King Jr. was about six weeks away from losing his life, courtesy of an assassin’s bullets. Democrats were gearing up for what would be a historic convention. My brother was a junior in college and I was an obsessed fourth-grader who begged my mother to […]