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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

Aretha Franklin. (File Getty  Images/Rick Diamond)

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

The Queen of Soul & Living Legend Aretha Franklin performs to a SRO audience at the Ryman Auditorium on October 19, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Queen Of Soul Suing Over Documentary Footage

A lawsuit over an unreleased film featuring a recording of an Aretha Franklin concert will move forward.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2011

Items sold presumably belonging to Aretha Franklin. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

Clothing Sale In Livonia Becomes The Queen Of Sold

Clothing and other items that may have once belonged to Aretha Franklin are being sold in Livonia Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2011

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Update: Aretha Franklin’s Wardrobe For Sale

Dozens of items that once belonged to the Queen of Soul go up on the auction block this weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011

Aretha Franklin sings the National Anthem before the start of Game 3 ALCS. (Credit:AP)

Queen Of Soul Helps Usher In Tigers Win

Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem at the start of Tuesday night’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series with the Texas Rangers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2011

Labor Day Parade 2010. (WWJ File Photo)

Labor Day Parade Theme: America Wants To Work

Thousands will join in for a march and rally in Detroit Monday, all part of the Labor Day Parade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2011

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President Obama To Celebrate Labor Day In Detroit

The White House says Mr. Obama will be in town to celebrate Labor Day with workers and their families on Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2011

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