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Aretha Franklin Wants To Judge America’s Singing Talent

Aretha Franklin told the news network she’s a longtime fan of the show and would like to take a vital a role in picking the next “American Idol.”

CBS Detroit–07/16/2012

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Aretha Franklin To Perform At Historic Fox Theatre In Detroit

Franklin’s soulful, soaring voice has brought her dozens of chart-topping records and timeless classics hits including “Respect,” “Chain Of Fools,” “Think,” “Daydreaming,” and “Free Of Love.”

CBS Detroit–05/01/2012

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Aretha Franklin Sues To Protect Vintage Concert With Jagger, Beatles

“I’m telling you, like a black Baptist preacher, Mick Jagger was throwing down,” Aretha Franklin’s attorney said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–04/19/2012

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The Best Places To See Buskers In Detroit

Violin Monsters, singers, storytellers and mimes help keep the Detroit entertainment scene on its toes with these vagabond performers and gatherings of amateur talent.

02/27/2012

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Aretha Franklin Fights Speculation She Was Barred From Whitney Houston Funeral

“I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral,” Aretha Franklin said in a statement.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2012

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Detroiters Remember Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin Releases Statement

Detroit native Aretha Franklin released a statement about Houston’s death, saying she’s shocked and can’t believe it.

02/12/2012

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Queen Of Soul Says Blair Underwood ‘First Choice’ To Play Her Brother in Biopic

The Queen of Soul’s spokeswoman announced Underwood is Franklin’s first choice to portray her late brother and former manager Rev. Cecil Franklin in her upcoming biopic “Aretha: From These Roots.”

CBS Detroit–01/26/2012

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Aretha Franklin Not Going To The Chapel, And She’s Not Going To Get Married

Deciding they were “moving too fast,” Aretha Franklin, 69, and longtime friend Willie Wilkerson called their relationship quits Monday before taking it down the aisle.

CBS Detroit–01/23/2012

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Aretha Franklin Getting Married

Aretha Franklin has announced that she is now engaged, to longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2012

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Aretha Franklin Looking For Musicians To Mentor — Got What It Takes?

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is searching for classically trained vocalists and musicians she can mold for her own record label “Aretha’s Records.”

CBS Detroit–11/30/2011

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