“After decades of mystique and months of buildup, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ at last has a hometown premiere date. The late singer’s much-celebrated gospel film will premiere at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Detroit Film Theatre on March 25 — the late Queen of Soul’s birthday. The black-tie event is private, though there will be limited complimentary ticket access for supporting patrons of the event’s three co-presenters: the DIA, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Freep Film Festival. – Detroit Free Press
On May 8th, Aretha Franklin will be posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The City of Memphis continues to show the Queen of Soul love! Last year, the National Civil Rights Museum honored her at the 27th Annual Freedom Awards, and she was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall.
Read more at the Chicago Tribune.
AMAZING GRACE was Aretha Franklin’s biggest-selling album and the best-selling live gospel album of all time. AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS will be available on March 22, just three days before Franklin’s birthday. On vinyl for the first time, the beautiful set includes four, 180-gram LPs that contain both of her transcendent performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which were recorded in Los Angeles on January 13 and 14, 1972.
Also available as a 2CD set and digitally, pre-order your copy here: https://rhino.lnk.to/AmazingGrace
The 34th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will honor the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with the ICON Award in addition to a special tribute to be performed by Kelly Price, Regina Belle and Erica Campbell. The telecast will premiere on BET on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
On behalf of Aretha Franklin’s family, thank you Mr. Don Jackson and the Stellar Gospel Music Awards Committee and team!
Read more at Celebrity Myxer.
MGM has dated its Aretha Franklin biopic Respect for August 14, 2020. The pic, directed by Liesl Tommy and scripted by Oscar winner Callie Khouri, follows the 17-time GRAMMY winner from her childhood days singing in her father’s church’s choir to mega stardom and the performer of such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools.” Dreamgirls Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will play Franklin.
Read more at Deadline.
Don’t miss it March 10 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CT on CBS!
Hear all of your Aretha favorites: https://Legacy.lnk.to/aretha
Celebrate Aretha’s legacy this International Women’s Day with a stunning rare performance of “Respect”, filmed in 1968. Watch, listen, enjoy!
Don’t miss ARETHA! A GRAMMY Celebration for The Queen Of Soul on Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CT on CBS!
See some of the artists who were inspired by Aretha as they pay tribute to her this Sunday!
Aretha’s irreplaceable musical legacy is celebrated today with the release of her Atlantic Records 1960’s Collection, limited to 5,000 copies only and featuring her first five studio albums with Atlantic, plus an LP with 11 demos and outtakes available on vinyl for the first time.
Order your copy now. https://rh-ino.co/atlanticrecords1960