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Governor OKs Aretha Franklin Highway

Governor OKs Aretha Franklin Highway The Governor of Michigan has approved legislation to give the late Aretha Franklin a highway designation. A portion of M-10 in Detroit will be deemed “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway,” and after signing the bill Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “Franklin’s creativity and voice contributed to our musical and cultural history… Read more »

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Aretha Franklin Reportedly Owed The IRS $8M in Taxes

Aretha Franklin reportedly owed the IRS $8M in taxes.  Wow…The Queen of Soul was also struggling with paying a large debt to the IRS.   They say she owes $6.3 million in taxes that dates back to 2012 and $1.5 M in penalties.  We may see a lot of Aretha Franklin artifacts and other memorabilia… Read more »

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Tyler Perry to Host Aretha Franklin Tribute

Tyler Perry to host Aretha Franklin Tribute.  Tyler Perry will host a tribute special for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. It will be called Aretha! The concert will be filmed in January and broadcast on CBS at a later date. Some of the artists confirmed for the tribute include Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia… Read more »

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Aretha Franklin’s Home Listed for Sale

Aretha Franklin’s home listed for sale.  Aretha Franklin’sAretha Franklin’s home in West Bloomfield is selling for $800,000. All of the contents inside of the home have been removed. The home is a 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathrooms and is more than 4,100 square feet. Should Aretha’s home be preserved as a museum showcasing her career? If… Read more »

Aretha Franklin Mural Vandalized in Detroit

Aretha Franklin Mural vandalized in Detroit.  What??  Someone disrespecting the Queen of Soul?   You have got to read this…  I know this, that person needs to get a butt whooping, and show some RESPECT!! Read more here


Patti Labelle Will Not Attend Aretha’s Funeral

Patti LaBelle will not attend the funeral of Aretha Franklin but it is not because of the rumored “feud” between the two icons. This past Thursday evening, Patti was performing in her hometown of Philadelphia. During the performance, she stopped to speak to the crowd and tell them that she knew since December that Aretha… Read more »

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Aretha Franklin Cancels Concert Due To Poor Health

Aretha Franklin cancels concert due to poor health.  We will have to keep Aretha Franklin in our prayers.  The Queen of Soul has been battling health issues lately and now on Doctors orders she is canceling concerts.  It has not been revealed exactly what her health issues are but I certainly hopes she’s feels better…. Read more »

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Aretha Franklin Responds to Death Rumors

Aretha Franklin responds to death rumors.  You may  have heard the rumors last week that The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was on her death bead.  The internet went wild and with concern, but high profile folks like Roland Martin and Shaun Robinson came out saying the rumors were not true.  Now Queen Aretha has… Read more »

Aretha Franklin Cancels Concerts in Oklahoma

One of the best concerts you will ever see is the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  Even in her 70’s she commands the stage and her voice is still vocally fit as ever. That’s why I know some folks in Oklahoma are disappointed she cancelled some concerts she was scheduled to perform there.  Find out… Read more »