Aretha Franklin


Mon April 30, 2012
The Record

The Music And Meaning Of 'Paris Is Burning'

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:52 pm


Tue January 3, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

Aretha Franklin Is Looking For The Next Great Star ... Of Opera

Will the Queen of Soul point the way to opera's next big talent?
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American Idol, The Sing-Off, The Voice — there's no shortage of over-the-top, glitzy, ratings-driven music competitions on TV. And now Aretha Franklin is getting in on the singing contest circuit, but she's turning her searchlight on the world of classical music. That's right — the Queen of Soul is searching for the next great opera singer.

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Mon February 14, 2011
The Record

Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire Take Top Prizes At Grammy Awards

Here were the first words spoken by Win Butler, after his band Arcade Fire won album of the year — the biggest prize of the the night — at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards:

"What the hell?"

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Fri January 21, 2011
The Record

Sam Cooke At 80: The Career That Could Have Been

Originally published on Fri January 21, 2011 4:53 pm

Sam Cooke in an RCA Recording Studio in Los Angeles, circa 1959.
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