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Aretha Franklin 'A Portrait Of The Queen 1970-1974' Boxed Set to Release In December

Originally conceived as a jazz project by co-producers Aretha and Quincy Jones, Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) featured her #1 R&B and Top 20 single, “Angel,” written by Aretha’s sister, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s “Somewhere” from the Broadway musical West Side Story, which features Aretha on piano. 

Comedian David Cross Comes To Fox Theatre This May

Comedian David Cross brings his WORST DADDY IN THE WORLD TOUR to Fox Theatre, Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Playing Aretha Franklin on THE VIEW

Jennifer Hudson appeared on The View today to discuss her performance as Aretha Franklin in the recent Respect biopic. Watch Hudson discuss the singer's impact and Franklin's friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the new interview now!

Izzo Blues Coalition Releases Searing New Single “Take It Or Leave It”

Ripping guitar riffs, hot-as-hell horns, plus a torqued, musclebound rhythm section with firestarter vocals and the swagger of rhythm and blues masters delivering the goods with confidence and precision... These key ingredients combine and react for the Izzo Blues Coalition's explosive new single, 'Take It or Leave It' - available now.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a Decade

Jennifer Hudson talks about when she first met Aretha Franklin, the role the artist's music played in her life and returning to the stage.

Photos: Broadway Stars Attend Industry Screening of RESPECT

Earlier this week, the New York Theatre community gathered for a private screening of the upcoming film RESPECT, which is out in theatres starting today, August 13. Star of the film, Jennifer Hudson, director Liesl Tommy and more were on hand for the big night.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip From the New Aretha Franklin Biopic!

The Franklin sisters collaborate on writing the title song in this new clip from the biopic.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT!

Hear Hudson sing one of Aretha Franklin's most iconic songs.

Jennifer Hudson Will Promote RESPECT on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

Additional guests for next week's shows include Whitney Cummings, Sanaa Lathan, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Julianne Moore.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT!

Jennifer Hudson belts out Aretha Franklin's most iconic song, 'Respect,' in this new clip from the film of the same name.

VIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Featurette!

McDonald is the recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards; Hudson won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Effie White in Dreamgirls; and Burgess is known for Broadway roles in The Little Mermaid and Jersey Boys.

Craft Recordings Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Specialty Records

Originally released as a 5-CD box set, The Specialty Story offers 130 tracks from the artists noted above, plus Percy Mayfield, Camille Howard, Joe Liggins, Jesse Belvin, Eugene Church, Lil Greenwood, the Swan Silvertones, John Lee Hooker, and more.

Photo Flash: See Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & More in Photos From Aretha Franklin Biopic RESPECT

With a story by Callie Khouri (Oscar® winner for Writing, Thelma & Louise) and Tracey Scott Wilson, and screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson. Wilson and Tommy have worked together creatively since the 2009 play The Good Negro written by Wilson, directed by Tommy at The Public Theatre.

GENIUS: ARETHA Premiere Events Will Feature a Special Performance by Cynthia Erivo

Nat Geo's GENIUS: ARETHA doesn't arrive until, March 21, but the network is planning to tease the show in a major way. The new series, led by Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, will host premiere multi-city drive-in screening events on March 11, featuring a special performance by Erivo herself.

VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trailer for the multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA.

Cynthia Erivo Unveils Key Art for GENIUS: ARETHA

Cynthia Erivo marked her birthday by unveiling the exclusive key art to National Geographic’s critically acclaimed anthology series, GENIUS: ARETHA.

TV: RESPECT, con Jennifer Hudson, estrena nuevo trailer

Próximamente llegará a cines de todo el mundo RESPECT, el nuevo biopic sobre la leyenda de la canción Aretha Franklin, y Universal Studios ha publicado el primer teaser tráiler en español.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, & More Join Cast of Aretha Franklin Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson

MGM and Bron Studios have announced the final casting for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, according to Deadline.

Neon Buys Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace'

According to Variety, Neon has bought the North American rights to Aretha Franklin's documentary Amazing Grace.

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