dick clark productions and ABC today announced an all-star lineup of soul and gospel legends who will come together to pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at the “2018 American Music Awards.”
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Franklin joins a growing list of other notable public figures, actors and musicians who’ve passed away from pancreatic cancer.
The Word Network, the largest African American religious network in the world, will air the celebration of life service for Aretha Franklin in its entirety.
The Bounce television network and the Brown Sugar streaming service are teaming up to carry Aretha Franklin’s farewell memorial service live this Friday, Aug. 31.
AARP also shared an original song the R&B singer recorded for the organization in 2007. “Stand Up For Yourself” served as the campaign theme song for the Divided We Fail Coalition, the effort to advance the health and financial security of all Americans.
Star-Studded Musical Tribute Saluting Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30, at Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre
Leading artists representing many musical genres – R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Hip-Hop – are slated to perform tributes to the Queen of Soul, during a Musical Tribute event at Chene Park Amphitheatre in downtown Detroit
As a classical violin soloist, Leah comments, “I would inspire so many children to play the violin or another instrument as well”.
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ CO-FOUNDERS KENNETH GAMBLE & LEON HUFF MOURN THE LOSS OF ARETHA FRANKLIN
“We not only admire Aretha Franklin for her singing ability, but we appreciate what she did to uplift the community. We send our deepest and sincere condolences out to her family. She was truly the best!”
Over the span of her 60+ year career, she successfully did what so many artists try to do-live in the balance of what is sacred and secular.
During her six-decade career Aretha earned 44 GRAMMY® nominations, 18 GRAMMY Awards, and was recognized by the Recording Academy™ on several occasions for her remarkable accomplishments as an artist and philanthropist.