Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin (Promotional Photo)

Aretha Franklin Postpones Detroit Show, Health Woes Continue

Franklin, 71, who lost a considerable amount of weight in the last few years, did not specify the ailment or what type of treatment she was receiving.

CBS Detroit–05/23/2013

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Steward Hailed By Queen Of Soul And Boxing Royalty

Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward was celebrated by boxing royalty and the Queen of Soul at a star-studded memorial service Tuesday in the Motor City.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2012

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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

Aretha Franklin (Promotional Photo)

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

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

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

AP Photo/The Wendy Williams Show, Sarah Rice

Aretha Franklin Says She’s Lost 85 Pounds

The legendary singer said she’s been trying to shed pounds ever since looking at pictures of herself and deciding she was “entirely too fat.”

03/02/2011

Queen Of Soul Meets In Birmingham With Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams interviewed the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin on Friday at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Eminem (R) and Dr. Dre perform onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Metro Detroit Represented At Grammy Awards

The awards show opens with a tribute to Aretha Franklin; Eminem takes home two trophies; and a U of M professor wins two awards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2011

Aretha Franklin Takes In Pistons Game

Looking thinner and in good spirits Aretha Franklin made what is believed to be her first public appearence since undergoing surgery for an undisclosed condition in December.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2011

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