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“MGM and Bron Creative have finalized the cast for its Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, who was previously announced in the lead role. The biopic follows the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.”
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“Nat Geo and Imagine have found their Queen of Soul. Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning artist and actress Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple) has been tapped to star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of Nat Geo’s Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha, from Imagine Television and Fox 21 TV Studios. Billed as the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Franklin, Genius: Aretha will begin filming in November for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and 43 languages.” – Deadline.com
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Aretha Franklin was twice voted as the number one Greatest Singer of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine!
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Commemorate the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway dedication by listening to “Freeway of Love” from the Queen of Soul’s iconic album Who’s Zoomin’ Who? – available on iTunes!
“One year after Aretha Franklin’s death, her legacy is very much alive – in her hometown and beyond. Franklin’s passing on Aug. 16, 2018, cast the world’s spotlight onto Detroit, where a three-day visitation drew thousands of mourners and a nine-hour funeral welcomed a host of dignitaries and high-profile entertainers.” – USA Today
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As many of you know, tomorrow, August 16th is the one-year anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s passing. Here’s a story we waited a year to do to bring more attention to pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer and the Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research. Thank you Jeff Karoub, Nekesa Moody, Michael Householder and Mesfin Fekadu of the Associated Press for giving this story the focus it deserves.
“The first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin was an artist of passion, sophistication and command, whose recordings remain anthems that defined soul music. Long live the Queen.” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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