Detroit Free Press staff Published 10:35 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. Freep.com will carry a live stream here from before the service through the procession. 6:22 p.m.: Stevie Wonder started his performance by playing the harmonica. "Were it not for God's goodness, greatness, we would not have known the Queen of Soul," he told the crowd. He described how Franklin sang his own song, "Until You Come Back to Me," saying she sang it better than he ever did. He then sang, "I'll Be Loving You Always." Joining him on stage are several singers including is Angie Stone, Jennifer Lewis and Martha Reeves. Stevie Wonder and Franklin had planned to collaborate on a record that included a duet, Wonder told CBS “This Morning” after Franklin's death. Wonder saw Franklin before she passed … [Read more...] about Live stream: Stevie Wonder performs to honor Aretha Franklin
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Susan Whitall The Detroit News Published 6:45 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, one of America’s most celebrated voices in popular music died Thursday, August 16, 2018, from advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76. “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart," her family said in a statement. "We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.” The family has asked for privacy. More: Fans, officials say farewell to 'the voice of Detroit' “We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers," the statement said. "We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on." Family … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin, the legendary Queen of Soul, dies at 76
Susan Whitall The Detroit News Published 2:05 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, one of America’s most celebrated voices in popular music, died August 16, 2018. She was 76. First known as “Lady Soul” during her Atlantic Records years in the early to mid-1960s, Franklin soon became the undisputed Queen of Soul after a string of hits beginning in 1967, starting with “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) and followed by “Respect,” “Baby I Love You,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and “Chain of Fools.” Most artists of her caliber have five to 10 years when they manage to capture the public’s attention, but over a 60-year career of live appearances and recordings, Franklin rarely had more than a year or so when she wasn’t in top form. Over her career, Franklin sold more than 75 million records worldwide. She won 18 Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement nod, was the … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76
By Oralandar Brand-Williams, Felicia D. Henderson and Francis X. Donnelly Published 7:26 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 Celebrities and local religious leaders are among those visiting Aretha Franklin, who was reported in grave condition this week, according to close friends. Motown legend Stevie Wonder, according to one source close to the family, civil rights icon the Rev. Jesse Jackson and religious leaders from Metro Detroit are among those visiting Franklin after reports surfaced Monday about her condition. Singer Beyonce and her husband Jay Z paid homage to the legendary Queen of Soul during their concert Monday night at Ford Field saying, "This show tonight is dedicated to Aretha Franklin," Beyoncé told the 44,000 fans. "We love you and thank you." Entertainer DJ Khaled, who opened for Beyonce and Jay Z, played Franklin's iconic tune "RESPECT" to the crowd at the concert. Well wishes, prayers and message of hope for Franklin, 76, … [Read more...] about Stevie Wonder among those visiting ailing Aretha Franklin
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Infiniti represents such an unmemorable car that it even played the punchline to a joke in the movie Three Kings. Let’s see if that anonymity demands a less princely price tag. Crosby, Stills & Nash once ordained in song that, if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with. In practice, that advice actually can lead to a whole host of problems. I’m guessing it can also lead to mashup cars like yesterday’s 1961 Ford Falcon Ranchero/Ranger 4X4. That car/truck brings new meaning to run whatcha brung, and while the execution may have been a little off, you do have to admire the effort. Not so admirable was the car’s $6,800 asking price. That would likely have been a no brainer had the Falcon been all original and not looking like it chases Mad Max through the desert for a living. Seeing as it wasn’t and it does, it ended up with a disappointing 75-percent Crack Pipe loss. Oh well, at least … [Read more...] about At $4,990, Could You Be Ready To Make Memories In This 1992 Infiniti M30 Convertible?