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Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

"Renowned jazz pianist has died Ramsey Lewis entertained us over a career that spanned more than 60 years starting with his own group the Ramsey Lewis trio and its big hit the in crowd He also had hits in the 1960s with hang on sloopy and weighed in the water Rivered as a jazz artist Lewis also performed with a wide range of pop stars during his career including Aretha Franklin Tony Bennett and Al jarot here in three Grammy Awards and 7 gold records His son reports that his dad has died at his home in Chicago Ramsay Lewis was 87 years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Hudson, Gaga shut out of Oscar acting nods

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 10 months ago

Hudson, Gaga shut out of Oscar acting nods

"A a a a couple couple couple couple of of of of the the the the musicians musicians musicians musicians who who who who have have have have made made made made forays forays forays forays into into into into acting acting acting acting was was was was shut shut shut shut down down down down at at at at the the the the Oscars Oscars Oscars Oscars Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Hudson's Hudson's Hudson's portrayal portrayal portrayal of of of Aretha Aretha Aretha Franklin Franklin Franklin won won won a a a lot lot lot of of of phrase phrase phrase in in in some some some movie movie movie fans fans fans were were were thinking thinking thinking that that that maybe maybe maybe she'd she'd she'd earned earned earned an an an Oscar Oscar Oscar nod nod nod for for for her her her work work work on on on respect respect respect but but but you you you didn't didn't didn't get get get a a a repeat repeat repeat of of of our our our two two two thousand thousand thousand and and and seven seven seven not not not for for for dream dream dream girls girls girls which which which she she she cashed cashed cashed in in in for for for an an an Oscar Oscar Oscar win win win lady lady lady Gaga Gaga Gaga was was was also also also expected expected expected to to to get get get Oscar Oscar Oscar consideration consideration consideration for for for her her her work work work in in in house house house of of of Gucci Gucci Gucci however however however she she she too too too was was was not not not on on on the the the finalists finalists finalists for for for Best Best Best Actress Actress Actress meanwhile meanwhile meanwhile Jessica Jessica Jessica Chastain Chastain Chastain got got got a a a Best Best Best Actress Actress Actress nod nod nod for for for her her her portrayal portrayal portrayal of of of the the the title title title character character character in in in the the the eyes eyes eyes of of of Tammy Tammy Tammy Faye Faye Faye Bakker Bakker Bakker the the the disgraced disgraced disgraced televangelist televangelist televangelist I'm I'm I'm Oscar Oscar Oscar wells wells wells Gabriel Gabriel Gabriel

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"What did the song mean to you when you sang it. I mean really. Part of the backdrop of the song was a hit during the civil rights movement. And i think you know. Respect had a a lot of meanings in the song for your listeners. One was just the respect. You want from a man in a relationship but it also had a larger resonance with the civil rights movement. You know kind of larger social cultural sense of respect yes. In in later times it was picked up as a battle cry by the civil rights movement. But when i recorded it It was pretty much a male female kind thing and more in a general sense from person to person I'm gonna give you respect. And i'd like to have that respect back or i expect respect to be given back. You know as as we mentioned the song i think resonated with the civil rights movement Your family was good friends with martin. Luther king how well did you know dr king. Dr king was a family friend. A very good friend of my dad's and Occasionally he would come to detroit and spend time in our home or at our church at my dad's church. I went out In the early days of the civil rights movement and did some performances for him along with s tomorrow and harry belafonte and different other vocalists Bernard lee was a foot soldier. Reverend jackson With dr king in those days the franklin thank you so much for talking with us. Thank you my pleasure. Thank you so much for having me. My interview with aretha franklin was recorded in nineteen ninety. Nine she's portrayed. By jennifer hudson in the new bio-pic respect fresh air weekend is produced by teresa madden. Fresh air's executive producer is danny miller. Our technical director and engineer as bentham our interviews and reviews produced and edited by amy salad. Phyllis myers roberta shorrock. Sam brigger lauren. Crendall heidi simone enviable donato. Challenor seth kelly and kayla lattimore our digital media producer. Is molly seavy nesper. I'm terry gross. This message comes from. npr sponsor. Samsung would the samsung galaxy z. Fold three five g you can schedule at it and build presentations in a snap or notes with the spn. Five g connection and availability may vary check with carrier..

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Nine hundred sixty six. After your contract with columbia records was up you move to atlantic records which which was the home of rhythm and blues greats like ruth brown and ray charles Lavern baker the drifters the clovers. How did you end up at. Atlantic We gotta call my former husband. Ted waitt Got a call from jerry wexler that they were interested in talking to and signing me at atlantic records and We went over. We sat and we talked to jerry. Jerry offered a delightful little bonus and of course the rest is history. Your sound really changed at atlantic and soda material. Did he set you. Don't before you started recording and say. This is what i see for you. This is what i hear. Yes he did. Actually where i had been in the booth most of the time at columbia and not at the yano jeering asked me to sit down and a company myself and that is where My career really took a drastic hundred sixty degree. Turn around. I just a company myself in a very different way than most other pianist do and I think that that was the factor that made the difference. Now you're a second single was respect. Which is i believe. There's still Most requested song. How did you end up singing this otis redding song. Well i heard mr reddin version of it. I just loved it. I decided that. I wanted to record it and my sister caroline and i got together. I was living in a small apartment On west side of detroit and piano by the window watching the cars go by and we came up with that infamous line. The stock to me line was a cliche of the day. Actually we didn't just come up with it. Was it really was cliche. Some of the girls was saying that to the fellows like soccer to me in this way or sock it to me in that way a nothing sexual and it's not sexual. It was non-sexual just A cliche line laugh in picked it up and adjust kind of perpetuated itself and went on from there. Let's hear aretha franklin singing respect.

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:51 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The chair which was co written by. Amanda peet now does character. Professor kim has become the chair of the english department and is in a position of authority. She finds herself in a conflict zone. The colleges hemorrhaging enrollments and the older tenured professors being challenged by students and young progressive professors calling out racism and sexism on campus. In this scene. She goes to speak to an older male professor in her department. He's the chair of the tenure committee for doctor. Yasmin mckay a young black professor known as yeahs. Who's become a star in the department and has a big following on social media. Her classes are packed. Few students sign up for his classes. Instead of just lecturing while teaching moby dick yes has her students make presentations about the novel in which they can talk about or wrap their take on the story. Professor kim wants the older male professor to strongly support tenure. For yes but she sends us his disapproval. He's played by bob balabagn. Sandra oh's character speaks i. Your tenure has is going to include material on her teaching rain or wouldn't it. I think it's important that you highlight. How innovative pedagogy is the flip classroom specimen of that will be on display in. Today's seminar. Could you maybe include a mention of it. She is hot right now. She has over eight thousand followers on twitter. I mean that's more than all of us. Put together you know who joins himself by the number of his followers. Jim jones david. Koresh has isn't a cult leader. Elliot's uses only twelve followers. I suppose that makes him a loser. Because of her our students are excited about literature that was written hundred and fifty years ago. I know in your. Hey that's right. Now's not my heyday. Look i don't want to pull rank here but as the chair of the department. I knew i'm not saying this. As your superviso-supervisor it is the best thing for the department and the right thing to do for yes or just do it central. Oh welcome back to fresh air. Congratulations on this series. It is a pleasure to have you back on the show. Thank you terry. It's so good to speak to your gun. Are there seems in this series that resonate in your own life about race ethnicity generational conflict. Oh my god. I just just that scene. You see how professor. Kim moment after a moment you see how. She's just shifting and folding herself trying to get what she wants trying to get what she wants out of. Elliot play bob alabama. She's i starts by cajoling and then she starts by kind of like oh bringing him into the cool side to recognize him and then she just gets angry and so something like that. You know like all the different ways you just need to learn to try and get people to do what you want them to do. So you can run your department. I mean i feel all of us understand that the going to your your question about like the greater themes of being a woman and a person of color know in an institution i yeah. I really really understand that profoundly. There's a scene in which there's a korean ceremony held for a one year old. I'll ask you to describe the ceremony. And if you're familiar with it from traditions in your own family or not oh sure. It's a hundred day. Ceremony called toby and basically on the hundredth day of the baby's life. There's a big celebration. There's lots of food but what happens is is that you put all these objects in front of the baby and all these objects means something. A pencil is a writer. You know a pot is shaft. Money is money in the end. it's whatever Whatever the baby crawls to. I and tries to grab is supposedly their destiny. You know tells their future So it's a fun ceremony. Not that i had one. Did your parents have one. When they were growing up. Were know what actually. I don't know whether my parents had one when they grew up. It was a tough time in korea. You know the occupation. And all that stuff so i don't know i should ask that but it was only my brother had one he did. How come he had one. And you didn't come on. I'm not. I'm like the middle child. I'm the second girl hiding. No get one so in the past year or so you became pretty outspoken about anti-asian attacks and crimes and you know this was during covert and it was during the period which i don't know are we still in this period. When there's a lot of anti-asian attacks in part i think. Would you agree that this is in part because of trump when he was president calling covert the chinese virus. You know i. I i would like to put it all on one person but it's not you know. Obviously racism runs deep and it still still going on in a way where people still feel frightened. And they're fighting for their elderly pair appearance and grandparents and their fighting for themselves It's a tough time. It's tough time and says it is a tough time for everyone and it is you know again. What you your point of view and what you make of it I think what you might be referring to is. It's after the shootings in atlanta. I was we. Were shooting in the chair. And i was in pittsburgh and i for me. I don't consider myself a big activist. It's just about the need to connect and it was that week in that we can. I just wanted. I just knew there's got to be there. Had to be a march or rally somewhere in pittsburgh i mean there's a lot of universities there and so i found one and i invited the the cast and crew and it was really tough because again it was during covert and it was even invite the crew to a gathering where where there are lots of people and most everyone was asked but it was important thing for me to do. 'cause i i just felt like i needed to connect with the asian american community and i didn't really. I don't really know what i had to offer other than to say like. Let's let's work through this fear that we have. Because that's that's what will destroy if we if we've been to the fear. Did you experience that fear directly. Oh sure oh sure in the ways of you know when you are known person wearing a mask is of great because knowing because people will give you a little bit more before they can figure out who you are. So i've relished kind of having pockets of anonymity back behind a mask but having said that what has raised is that. Oh i in clearly. An asian lady wearing a mask and sometimes wearing a mask where other people are not wearing a mask and you can just tell i mean as a woman you name. It says as a woman. You're walking somewhere. Let's say it's dark or you're walking through and there's groups of you know dudes you know everything just kind of goes up. You just get more aware. And you're you're you're you're ready for things so i feel like absolutely I know that i know that. I'm tremendously protected by my good fortune and privilege But you know. I'm also still an asian woman. Your parents immigrated from south korea. Did they speak korean in the house when you were growing up..

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on The Director's Cut

The Director's Cut

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on The Director's Cut

"Today's episode takes us behind. The scenes of director lethal tommy's new biographical drama respect. The film follows the remarkable life of the queen of soul aretha franklin from her early days singing in her father's church choir to her journey to find her voice in the midst of the turbulent social and political landscape of nine hundred sixty s america to becoming a legendary international musical superstar in addition to respect ms thomas other direct royal credits. Include episodes of dolly. Parton heartstrings mrs fletcher jessica jones. The walking dead insecure diet land and queens schober following recent screening of the film at the dj theater in new york. Ms thomas spoke of fellow. Director rod blank about filming respect. Listen on their spoiler Conversation liza congratulations. Thank you thank you. I'm saying that as your sister of cinema your former flatmate former golden girl So so thrilled for you and what's to come on this. What a way to begin a career as a film director. And so i guess my first question to you is like what does it feel like being on this side of things now that the film is done and out into the world how do you where are you inside. I feel more tired than i've ever felt in my life. I didn't know that doing the press would be more tiring than actually shooting the film. No one told me that

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‘Respect’ Brings Aretha Franklin's Story to the Big Screen

The Director's Cut

01:41 min | 1 year ago

‘Respect’ Brings Aretha Franklin's Story to the Big Screen

"Today's episode takes us behind. The scenes of director lethal tommy's new biographical drama respect. The film follows the remarkable life of the queen of soul aretha franklin from her early days singing in her father's church choir to her journey to find her voice in the midst of the turbulent social and political landscape of nine hundred sixty s america to becoming a legendary international musical superstar in addition to respect ms thomas other direct royal credits. Include episodes of dolly. Parton heartstrings mrs fletcher jessica jones. The walking dead insecure diet land and queens schober following recent screening of the film at the dj theater in new york. Ms thomas spoke of fellow. Director rod blank about filming respect. Listen on their spoiler Conversation liza congratulations. Thank you thank you. I'm saying that as your sister of cinema your former flatmate former golden girl So so thrilled for you and what's to come on this. What a way to begin a career as a film director. And so i guess my first question to you is like what does it feel like being on this side of things now that the film is done and out into the world how do you where are you inside. I feel more tired than i've ever felt in my life. I didn't know that doing the press would be more tiring than actually shooting the film. No one told me that

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"What does this mean to you when you sang it. I mean really. Part of the backdrop of the song was a hit during the civil rights movement. And i think respect had a lot of meanings in the song for your listeners. One was you know just the respect you wanted from a man in a relationship but it also had a larger resonance with the civil rights movement kind of larger social cultural sense of respect. Yes in in later times. It was picked up as a battlecry by the civil rights movement. But when i recorded it It was pretty much male female kind thing and and more in a general sense from person to person I'm gonna give you respect. And i'd like to have that respect back or i expect respect to be given back. As we mentioned the song i think resonated with the civil rights movement Your family was good friends with Martin luther king how how well did you know dr king. Dr king was a family friend and a very good friend of my dad's and occasionally he would come to detroit and spend time in our home or at our church at my dad's church. I went out In the early days of civil rights movement and did some performances for him along with s. Tomorrow and harry bellefontaine and different other vocalists Bernard li you was a foot soldier. Revenue jackson With dr king in those days we the franklin thank you so much for talking with us. Thank you my pleasure. Thank you so much for having me. My interview with aretha franklin recorded in nineteen ninety nine. If you want to see how. Jennifer hudson portrays aretha check out the new bio-pic respect tomorrow on fresh air. We begin our summer of soul series with interviews from our archive highlighting some of the singers and musicians featured in summer of soul this summer's documentary about the nineteen sixty nine harlem cultural festival. The film showcases performances from the festival along with new interviews. About how the festival reflected changes in black music and culture over the next few days will hear from gladys knight mavis staples. bb king. messa kayla. Max roach and abbey lincoln tomorrow. We'll hear from the film's director emir. Quest thompson founder. Of the band the roots. Which is the house band for the tonight show. He's also famous for his almost encyclopedic knowledge of soul. Orrin be hip hop and pop. A hope you'll join us. Fresh air's executive producer is danny miller our technical director. An engineer is audrey bentham. Roberta shorrock directs the show. I'm terry gross. Relationships have been tested in all kinds of new ways that prolonged uncertainty is accompanied with a sense of grief and loss building resilient relationships. That's next time on the ted radio hour from npr..

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"You end up this otis redding song. Well i heard mr reading's version of it. I just loved it. I decided that. I wanted to record it and my sister caroline and i got together. I was living in a small apartment On the west side of detroit and piano by the window watching the cars go by and We came up with that infamous. Line the sock it to me line was a cliche of the day. Actually we didn't just come up with it. It was really really was cliche. Some of the girls were saying that to the fellows like to me this way or sock it to me in that way a nothing sexual and it's not sexual. It was non-sexual.

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"To the idea. My interview with jerry wexler was recorded in nineteen ninety-three at the public radio conference in washington. Dc he died in two thousand eight in the new aretha bio-pic respect he's played by marc maron coming up my interview with songwriter and studio musician. Dan penn who wrote many of the soul hits of the sixties including aretha hit. Do right woman do right man. This is fresh air. One of the hits that came out of aretha. Franklin's first.

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Today. Show is dedicated to aretha. Franklin on columbia records signed aretha in nineteen sixty. The label saw her as a potential jazz star. But you never broke through in nineteen sixty seven. She started recording for the atlantic label with producer. Jerry wexler who was a partner at the label. His specialty was finding great singers and matching them with the right band and backup singers to create a sound that was both artistically true and commercially successful. He led aretha write her own songs. Play piano and use her sisters backup singers. Some of the greatest soul and rhythm and blues recordings wouldn't have been made if it weren't for jerry. Wexler the shortlist of other people. He worked with includes the drifters. Ray charles. bob. Dylan wilson pickett otis redding etta james and solomon burke. Wexler died in two thousand eight. I spoke with him in nineteen ninety-three in front of an audience at a public radio conference in washington. Dc he had written a new memoir called rhythm and the blues. Jerry wexler welcome to fresh air. It's great to be the blog. My book i wanna get started with you work with the retha franklin. I think it's a good place to start if she had made about. Oh ten or so recordings on columbia records before coming to atlantic. John hammond produced her. He was producing her like a jazz singer. Kind of in the dinah washington tradition you when she came to atlanta you work with her. You heard something completely different. What did you hear when you started producing. I heard the aretha franklin who sang in church who sang precious lord when she was thirteen years old and a man in the audience was over comey said he said listen. Listen listened and i listened and it wasn't so much that i tried a new approach to her. It's that what she did fit very well in with what we were doing anyhow. We sat her down at the piano. Play herself which. I don't think she'd done on the records before the not very much. What was it like it muscle shows. What did you hear there in that. Southern sound that you wanted Well it was the way they recorded which was ad lib recording with written arrangements buildings from the get-go just from the chords and the musicians made fabulous entre bution so leaves were arrangements which we all together and they were just as much arrangements as anything that was ever done by henry. Main seaney in the sense of being an arranged piece of music. He took a razor down to muscle shoals recorded like a track and a half with her and there was this really big fight. What was the there was an explosion. That went on because of too much jack daniels and not enough prudence and had to do with ted wide was aretha husband at the time who got into an dangerous over friendly drinking from the same jug with the gentleman who couldn't best be described as a card carrying redneck trumpet player and it got into we call thousands of southern dozens and then it got nasty and the session blew up and we went back to new york with one song complete which was never loved a man and a three piece track on the other side which was to right woman and all we had their rhythm guitar bass and drums which is not a whole lot to go on no vocal. No piano no background vocal. And then we finished by bringing aretha in her sisters into the studio was a pretty good piece of extemporisation in that starting with this very minimal track aretha laid down an organ part and a piano part and then she sang the lead and then she and assist has got to get into the background and it was a very full finished record put together. I'd say what's been showing him. You produced respect. Is there story behind. How the socrates landed on their well. This story is that when otis redding did it It was an entirely different song. The soccer tournaments were aretha. Franklin's idea where she injected into the song which noted certain idea of social respect probably the notion of ethnic respect combined with a little judicious loop brigetti on her pot. The respect that she was talking about was what you might go very bluntly called proper sexual attention but it was. Her trans transmutation of otis reddings little southern song. As a matter of fact i was mixing the record in our studio pro and oldest walked in. He said that little gal done took my song but he meant it in a very kindly way. 'cause he saw the cash registers. Your first studio was actually the office of atlanta crackers. Because when alantic was young he didn't have a studio. So would you do. You'd move out the chairs into the hallway to record. We did have a studio office and it was a studio because we had equipment in my partner. And i shared this big room. We had two desks. That were catty-cornered kanter toward each other. And what we do is push them against the war stack them and then our engineer dowd. Which set out cam. Chairs a few microphones and mike in the hall for echo. You work with otis redding a lot. His career. I was not honest as producer. I want you to realize that. Otis was produced at stax records in memphis by that great team. Jim stewart and book athenian geez. It's the especially steve cropper. You saw him change a lot as he became an what was he like in the beginning before he was very famous. When what was. This was very simple very unaffected by. He had the magic and when he came to new york after his first hit record. I picked them up the airport. No road east. Nobody no nothing just Just solo this and he opened at the apollo and he just stood there just straight on with his arms at his side. Didn't move another one. Who started like that was marvin gaye. But they learned some stagecraft. But what really kicked autists into moving was having to follow. Sam and dave hughes the be described as stateful of jackie. Wilson's really great. Now we were talking before. Hey you brought aretha franklin down to muscle shoals alabama you wilson. Pickett down too nervous to record write. You really loved southern sound. That was coming out of the bands. There why did you think of bringing him there. Well everything was winding down in new york. I mean it was entropy. We couldn't get our own way. We had been very successful year after year but our style of recording was regular old time standard style using ranges with written arrangements. Now when you have to change an arrangement and you almost always do To accommodate the vicissitudes of way you're going. It's toll agony for the entrepreneur to see that clock on around while a man is going around with an eraser erasing little notes on thirteen charts and this sudden style recording. Where is just all you have is called indications you go out. You're single lick. Do it like this fellow's bang. Here's the new cord. But maybe that's overstating but actually there's a spontaneity and fantastic new element that content because the musicians organic.

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:02 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"On new during your formative years First of all. Let's talk a little bit about your father. The reverend c l franklin. He was one of the most popular preachers of his generation. He was nationally known through his tours. And through a think radio broadcasts as well as recordings you you say in the book that church nurses carried smelling salts to revive worshippers who are overcome the of fainting by the spirit. Or by your mother sermons. What was it like for you to watch your father speak and people fainting in church. Well was tremendous. I love going to church. I enjoyed being part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church But as a as a young girl I certainly enjoyed watching and listening to dad. You toured with your father Through churches Through the deep south. And i'm wondering what it was like for you. During the days of segregation to tour through the deep south you know have that compared to what you were used to in detroit. Well it certainly was. Not what i was used to or accustomed to in detroit but on the other hand it was It was not that bad. We didn't have extreme experiences Of any kind but there were times that we were asked to go to the back of the restaurant. say or we couldn't use the bathrooms and We got information that golf. You could use the bathrooms there if you and we didn't buy gas where we could not use the restrooms so we went to golf a lot. I must tell you you say about your father. He was a minister he was also a man and that some women pursued him aggressively night and day. They did so so he. He wasn't uncomfortable with that. I have no idea. I never discussed it with him and he never discussed that sort of thing with with his children but as children we could certainly see that Women were kind of aggressively taking off behind him. He was single at the time and Sometimes you might see it with lady sitting on the front row A little high skirts little high little short things like that or In other ways that We're all familiar with you. Know when women are interested. I thought i'd play an excerpt from what is perhaps his most famous recorded sermon. The eagles stirrup since. We'll only be hearing. An excerpt is to get a sense of his style of preaching. Can you tell us a little bit. About what the sermon was actually about having to do As i equated to life two children to the parental function in the in the raising of Wants children and in certain other ways They're parallels to your personal life. I guess as aretha franklin. Let's hear an excerpt of sturman preached by her father. Reverend c l franklin setback that the man who had a pulse a fall but he raised chickens for the market and in his. He discovered a strange looking bird. That was better much on lack chickens. Only are and then pay too much attention as that. This strange looking bird was on the usual a little chicken. Yeah legals the legal. he said. kiss eagle. Here you're going to get tired of the ground need you. The hey ahead take saw. That's aretha franklin late father reverend. Ceo franken many singers. Who grew up in the church weren't allowed by their parents to listen to or to perform pop music. It wasn't that way in your family. What did your father think about pop. Music and jazz. My dad. i think appreciated gifted artist. We just didn't have that problem in our home. And he never tried to limit us in any way with respect to music or anything like that. Was you describing your new autobiography gray. Performance like net coal and art. Tatum knew your father. And with sometimes be in your living room at the piano that must have been uh-huh Are tatum was often visitor and our home. He was very good. Friend of my dad's Oscar peterson and At the price suck Mail jackson. Of course james and he loves sam sam cooke And he just really very broadly. Appreciate it Ones artistry when they were truly gifted and really good. Will you were living in detroit when you decided to make pop records. I mean the the obvious choice. I suppose it would have been motown. Especially since berry gordy was a friend of the family. I guess more time it was a very new label at the time but Did you consider motown Actually no i really did not My dad and i had talked about it and we really kind of had our site set on columbia records out of new york. We knew that columbia was a worldwide label and I think the feeling probably was that The promotion would be better than say a motown the distribution and the promotion and so on and so we just kind of maintain that feeling that columbia and other major record labels were the people that we wanted to talk to well. You were signed that columbia by john hammond. Who had earlier signed count. Basie and later. Signed bob dylan. And bruce springsteen wanna play the first.

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'Free Guy' Gives Box Office a Lift, Opening With $28.4M

AP News

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

'Free Guy' Gives Box Office a Lift, Opening With $28.4M

"Ryan Reynolds action comedy free guy was the top draw at the box office over the weekend I marquees are loaded with the latest my name is Scott and I live in a free society free guy brought in an estimated twenty eight point four million dollars in ticket sales in its debut weekend which is pretty good in the covert nineteen era what made it significant is that unlike a lot of movies lately it was only released to theaters no streaming Reynolds has already said Disney wants a freak a sequel don't brief two minutes debut this weekend in second with ten point six million dollars in sales jungle cruise was third in the Aretha Franklin film respect was in fourth

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"L franklin's possessiveness of his daughter and her talents and of her first meeting with the magnetic ultra cool ted white marlon wayans the man who would become her husband and manager and later her abuser. We see her confidence in her gifts. Practically take shape in the air like defiant ghosts during her first recording session at fame studios in muscle shoals alabama surrounded by an all white band. One of the factors that led to whites storming out of the session taking franklin with him she shows them who's boss urging them to follow her lead as she frames. I never loved a man at the piano. They follow dutifully their egos drifting to the floor like dust which is exactly where they belonged. In franklin's presence as with all show biz bios the rise to fame as the most compelling segment of respect. Franklin's increasingly dazzling. Wardrobe is part of that story costume designer. Clint ramos traces that evolution with an array of lady like tweed coats that eventually give way to dreamy. Sequined dresses. Franklin's beloved firs symbols of hard earned wealth and luxury but also kind of armor or so well represented there practically characters in themselves. Tommy working from a screenplay by tracey scott wilson which was drawn from a story by thelma and louise writer kelly. Corey stresses franklin civil rights activism and her forthright desire to use her music as a means of change but respect is straightforward about her diva behavior to particularly her tendency toward overwork and drinking which often caused her to throw tantrums or miss performances in respect when franklin behaves badly those around her ascribe her behavior to demons a convenient shorthand for burdens. They can't possibly understand by the time she was sixteen. Franklin had given birth to two children largely raised by her grandmother. Here played by kimberly scott while she took to the road with her father. On a grueling touring schedule. Her first child was conceived when she was just twelve. The father was a family friend. If that's a term that could ever be used for such a man and was raised as the family baby. Tommy captures the eternally simmering trauma of the singer's childhood with just one image aretha as a little girl in a full-skirted dress that might normally be filled out by crinolines backlit and standing at the kitchen sink. She's drinking a glass of milk. She is hugely pregnant. It's hudson's job to play the adult version of that girl and she shoulders it with something like tenderness the easy thing. When you're playing a strong potent character is to bite down. Hudson never does. This is a terrific performance underplayed and all the right ways and emotionally detailed portrait of a woman who knew what she wanted and knew she could deliver but who also moved through life knowing that she'd been cruelly robbed of that thing we so sentimentally call childhood. That was the luxury young aretha hadn't been afforded but hudson also shows us a woman who held tight to her own spark of light..

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast

KILF Morning New Podcast

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast

"One's called kota. I've been coaching berkeley college music. Scholarship i wanted to chris pretty voices with nothing to do. You have something to say. Well this one any good. This one really is i mean. It's a tearjerker and it might have been employing and manipulative. But it's so sensitively done that it's affecting rather than cloying It's a populated with Actors who are in fact. Death led by Marley maitland whom you remember from children of a lesser god. She plays the mother of the family. And the father. And the older brother of this Girl are also deaf actors and the Question in the movie is whether she is going to stay with her family of who are fishermen in massachusetts and remained there permanent interpreter. Or whether she's going to be able to follow her own dream and go off to boston to music school To engage in an art form that they really can't appreciate her family really cat appreciate because they can't hear or they can't hear how beautiful her beautiful her voice is This is a very sensitive and delicate. Film it also has teen romance and the girl. has a Romance with of her classmates who's also interested in in music So it follows a lot of conventional beats but it really does imaginative things with them and the cast is so good. That direction is so good that this is a real winner. You'll find it on apple plus tv all right. So that's called that was called I lost my place and coda right. Which is the acronym for children of deaf adults. Oh okay interesting. All right We don't have time for the trailer. The just give us a quick quick thoughts on the net flicks flick called tinker jew. And it's about kanka. june. It's called vivo right. This is from lin-manuel miranda. He wrote the songs for this animated family movie about this little monkey type creature Who is trying to deliver a love song to the woman of his recently deceased partner in cuba they performed in a public squares in cuba In order to make ends meet and he Allies with a really strange little girl from florida in miami where he's headed In order to deliver this last message from his late partner to the woman whom he loved but lost The first twenty minutes of this movie are really charming. really wonderful and then the movie goes completely haywire when it Introduces the character of this young girl from florida. Who becomes vivo helper. And who is introduced with one of the worst songs that lin-manuel mid onto ever wrote a called Beat my drum. it is just horrible And it turns the movie entirely in a wrong direction and unfortunately it never recovers..

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast

KILF Morning New Podcast

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast

"How is oh. Just singing is sacred. And you shouldn't do it just because somebody wants you to. What's most important is that you watch treated with dignity and respect all in on this frank. How some i. I wish this were a great movie about aretha. Franklin he really deserve and the music is great. Jennifer hudson who plays a wreath of does the musical numbers beautifully. She's a little weaker on the dramatic side. But the real problem with the movie is that it's directed in a very lacklustre way the screenplay is episodic And really doesn't treat the whole of aretha. Franklin's life at all. It's about a two decades from the early nineteen fifty s through the early nineteen seventies and as follows the typical bio pic pattern of rise and fall and redemption. You know it deals with aretha. Franklin as a young woman Who's dominated by commanding man. I or father and her first husband And although she achieves musical success career success her personal life turns turns really into a kind of tragedy She falls into drugs and alcohol and she has to be redeemed by returning to her gospel roots with the album Amazing grace in one thousand nine hundred seventy two. That's the basic trajectory of the movie And it's very familiar and formulaic and if the direction by a lethal tummy. Were any better. It might have come to life But it really doesn't. It's it remains very conventional and never really imaginative about aretha. Franklin's genius jennifer. Hudson as i say is very good in the musical scenes. Aretha president apparently said that hudson should play her In a film about her and she was right. Hudson is very good in terms of the voice of the movie is a whole however is kind of mediocre. It's really too bad because it could have been that once called respect move onto a film about a girl whose entire family is death. But she's an aspiring singer. Who wants to go to music school. This.

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast

KILF Morning New Podcast

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast

"He's going to be different high so he wasn't done. Is this going to be like. Is this an animated type thing. Oh no it's just a big splashy live action special effects extravaganza. Sit in the world of video games. and ryan reynolds please. This non player character in a video game called free city which is An extremely violent game in which she's a bank teller In his beautiful city where violence and crime is occurring all around him And he has to go through the same day over and over again. Like groundhog day But suddenly as a result of meeting the beautiful avatar of one of the players he begins to develop a self awareness and it turns out that this evolution so that he's becoming an independent minded person. is due to some secret. Coding in the game That the owner current owner. The game doesn't really know anything about and more and more. This fellow guy becomes an independent actor in the game and a to other non player characters leading them in rebellion against the Really slavery To which they're committed by the rules of the game And the owner of the game tries to put a stop by this. Pull the plug In order to protect his investment while two of his the ones who actually put this code in the game Originally to make it possible for a character to develop in this way of fight against his attempt to shut down the game. So you've got action in the video game and you've got action outside the video game. And it all culminates in a big finale. Filled with cgi affects Where guy finally tries to escape the prison of free city. That's what the game is all about And frankly i sound a good deal of this movie to be kind of amusing but it gets worse as it goes along and i. I was really bored by the big tedious. Thirty minute finale. With all its fights and action and chases I thought that got really really dull after awhile. You imagine what What somebody like hitchcock or capra would say if they could come back and look at today's movies they'd be horrified absolutely horrified. They actually believe that movies were about something human nowadays. of course. they're not at all in this film. The artificial intelligence figures are really more human than the people outside. The game I it's a strange set of affairs. I suppose gamers will really enjoy this movie For the rest of us. It's pure escapism. If you put your brain on hold you might like it But if you think about it afterwards you're going to think it's really dumb. I'm a gamer. And i it sounds really dumb. I don't have any interest in seeing all right. That one's called free guy next up a movie about aretha. Franklin how she became the legend. She still is. It's called respect..

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'Respect' Is an Earnest Aretha Franklin Tribute Movie

Pop Culture Happy Hour

01:09 min | 1 year ago

'Respect' Is an Earnest Aretha Franklin Tribute Movie

"Is what you might call a bio-pics bio pic. It takes about the first. Half of. Aretha franklin's life dramatizes. It step by step as she builds her talent in her father's church and then carves out her place in music history. And yes as is common in films like this. There is trauma. There is a troubled family history and there is a marriage to a man who should never have been let anywhere near her career. In addition to forest whittaker and marlon wayans the cast includes audra mcdonald as aretha. Franklin's mother and marc maron as record. Mogul jerry wexler. Hudson performs a lot of franklin's hits including respect chain of fools and natural woman she also takes on the gospel and the standards and even more of franklin's enviable range written by tracey scott wilson kelly corey and directed by lisa tommy. It's a long and admiring

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Womannica

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

"Hi it's jamie recurrently gearing up for season three of encyclopedias manteca. In the meantime we're mixing things up bringing back some of our favorite episodes in many week. Longish themes our current theme is legends. Stay tuned for a brand new season coming in september thanks for listening. This episode of encyclopaedia manica is sponsored by function of beauty function. Beauty is haircare that's formulated specifically for you. No matter your hair type. They create shampoo conditioner and treatments to fit your unique needs. You start by taking a quick quiz to tell them about your hair and then they determined the right blend of ingredients and bottle your custom formula to order. I've been using mine for the past few months. And i have to say it's been awesome. Go to function of beauty dot com slash jenny to take your quiz and save twenty percent on your first order. That's function of beauty dot com slash j. e. n. n. y. function of beauty dot com slash. Jenny check it out. Hello from wonder media network. I'm jenny kaplan and this is encyclopedia. Were manteca today. We're talking about the queen of soul. This musical icon crossed genres and dazzled fans for decades. Her rendition of the song respect became a rallying cry for social justice movements of her time she won nineteen grammy awards including one for lifetime achievement and was. The first woman inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. Let's talk about the one and only aretha. Franklin aretha franklin was born in memphis tennessee on march twenty fifth nineteen forty two barbara seekers franklin and reverend clarence levin franklin by the time she was four a wreath as family had moved from memphis to buffalo new york before. Finally settling in detroit michigan growing up. Aretha was surrounded by music. Her mother was a gospel singer and played the piano and her father. A minister saying to at the age of six a wreath as parents separated and read the state with her father. Her mother passed away a few years. Later are rita's father's house was often home to visiting musicians. From dino washington to sam cooke to mahalia jackson aretha sisters erma and carolyn were also musically inclined and saying and wrote songs throughout their lives. Aretha had an amazing ear for music. Despite the fact that she never learned to read music her brother later said that by the time aretha was ten years old she could hear a song once and immediately be able to sing it and play it on the piano. Aretha made her performing debut as a member of the choir at new bethel. Church or her father preached. It didn't take long for her incredible talent to be recognized when she was twelve years old. She went on tour performing with other popular gospel artists. That same year aretha got pregnant and hundred first child at the age of twelve. A son named clarence two years later she had a second son. Edward throughout her life aretha would return to her roots singing gospel nusa when she was eighteen years old. She switched her primary focus to secular music. She moved to new york city parting from her son to state with her family in detroit that year in nineteen sixty aretha signed a contract with columbia records. Her early albums touched on all sorts of genres from jazz to blues. To broadway to aren be part of that variety may have been a strategic choice though perhaps not a wholly successful one in nineteen sixty one aretha had married a man named ted white who became her manager. He believed that releasing albums in different genres could attract a broader audience but leader admitted that it may have confused consumers. It wasn't until aretha switch to atlantic records at the end of nineteen sixty six that her fame and commercial success really took off there alongside producer. Jerry wexler or rita's full sound took shape in nineteen sixty seven. She released her first song to sell a million copies a song called. I never loved a man. The way i love. You reached number one.

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

"Aretha franklin was born in memphis tennessee on march twenty fifth nineteen forty two barbara seekers franklin and reverend clarence levin franklin by the time she was four a wreath as family had moved from memphis to buffalo new york before. Finally settling in detroit michigan growing up. Aretha was surrounded by music. Her mother was a gospel singer and played the piano and her father. A minister saying to at the age of six a wreath as parents separated and read the state with her father. Her mother passed away a few years. Later are rita's father's house was often home to visiting musicians. From dino washington to sam cooke to mahalia jackson aretha sisters erma and carolyn were also musically inclined and saying and wrote songs throughout their lives. Aretha had an amazing ear for music. Despite the fact that she never learned to read music her brother later said that by the time aretha was ten years old she could hear a song once and immediately be able to sing it and play it on the piano. Aretha made her performing debut as a member of the choir at new bethel. Church or her father preached. It didn't take long for her incredible talent to be recognized when she was twelve years old. She went on tour performing with other popular gospel artists. That same year aretha got pregnant and hundred first child at the age of twelve. A son named clarence two years later she had a second son. Edward throughout her life aretha would return to her roots singing gospel nusa when she was eighteen years old. She switched her primary focus to secular music. She moved to new york city parting from her son to state with her family in detroit that year in nineteen sixty aretha signed a contract with columbia records. Her early albums touched on all sorts of genres from jazz to blues. To broadway to aren

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The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:02 min | 1 year ago

The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

"Aretha franklin was born in memphis tennessee on march twenty fifth nineteen forty two barbara seekers franklin and reverend clarence levin franklin by the time she was four a wreath as family had moved from memphis to buffalo new york before. Finally settling in detroit michigan growing up. Aretha was surrounded by music. Her mother was a gospel singer and played the piano and her father. A minister saying to at the age of six a wreath as parents separated and read the state with her father. Her mother passed away a few years. Later are rita's father's house was often home to visiting musicians. From dino washington to sam cooke to mahalia jackson aretha sisters erma and carolyn were also musically inclined and saying and wrote songs throughout their lives. Aretha had an amazing ear for music. Despite the fact that she never learned to read music her brother later said that by the time aretha was ten years old she could hear a song once and immediately be able to sing it and play it on the piano. Aretha made her performing debut as a member of the choir at new bethel. Church or her father preached. It didn't take long for her incredible talent to be recognized when she was twelve years old. She went on tour performing with other popular gospel artists. That same year aretha got pregnant and hundred first child at the age of twelve. A son named clarence two years later she had a second son. Edward throughout her life aretha would return to her roots singing gospel nusa when she was eighteen years old. She switched her primary focus to secular music. She moved to new york city parting from her son to state with her family in detroit that year in nineteen sixty aretha signed a contract with columbia records. Her early albums touched on all sorts of genres from jazz to blues. To broadway to aren

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe

Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe

"You have to go see respected theaters. Respect stars academy award winning jennifer hudson as the icon aretha. Franklin jennifer hudson's performance is truly mind-blowing near is gonna to be humming those aretha greatest hits all night long. I do anyways so catchy. Aretha franklin actually hand selected jennifer hudson to play herself. And let's just say she did not disappoint jennifer. Hudson performed all of the songs live. And it's the type of movie you just need to see on the big screen. See respect only in theaters. This friday august thirteenth buy tickets now at respect dot movie. Okay so if you guys know me which i feel like you do at this point. They know that you humby an honest. I do that every time. I say that. I mean i do my best but i can often have some low accidents happen throughout the day. Also kind of a clean freak so it doesn't really help with that but one thing that has really helped me in post accidents or make my white clothes so clean as oxy clean white revived you guys probably thought i meant accidents. Like pee in my pants. I didn't okay. I mean spilling on myself and just generally being messy. I am who i am. Sometimes i ask myself. Why am i like this. Optically white revive laundry. Whitener and stain remover has sported percent more whitening power than chlorine bleach pirlo without all the negatives of chlorine bleach pretty dang cool. It revised those dingy weights. Bring them back to brilliant and bright safe on colors and it can save those items that you thought were just absolutely ruined and headed for the trash. It is actually crazy. Just how effective this product is like. It works right before your eyes kind of like magic..

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"aretha franklin" Discussed on On Air with Ryan Seacrest: The Post Show

On Air with Ryan Seacrest: The Post Show

06:38 min | 1 year ago

"aretha franklin" Discussed on On Air with Ryan Seacrest: The Post Show

"Panic at the disco. I write sins. Not tragedies one two point seven kiss. Fm jennifer hudson is joining us right. Now hi jennifer. How are you wonderful. How are you. I'm doing well now. We were just talking about you earlier and you were. When i saw you on kellyanne ryan you were thomas with a power of manifestation the power of putting things in to the universe which you did and we'll get to that in a second but do you teach the young people around you. That is that something you speak about a lot. You know what. I don't know i i think it's just the example in i guess i live in exist and they get to see it that way. Like wow they should just say that you had the thought and then it happened. And then i guess that's how they learn. I don't go around preaching it though definitely seemed to have worked for you now sitting here tania's here sistani. She is got to twins and a baby on the way relations. Tiny is just fallen in love with this guy named rob send you all the facts on him but but you also in addition to doing what you do for work. Which is you know. A kind of a glamorous gig you also live a normal life there at home too with with your son. What is a normal night like there. Jen for you at home when normally when i'm at home i had eight boys in the house alone. Mice mice is cousins. They all like to hang out. And i like them how they look community. They play a lot a lot of basketball. And i'm very involved. Mom where i get out there and i play with half the school them and let them know where he got his basketball skills from bike riding. We love to bike ride. We love to spray paint things and there. We love to get it in a car. Every play a song and to meet us. How gets learn about them. What they're into like. Now you play your song and he would chew on play. Oh where did you get that from that. Lets me know your evolved and do you know so i. I'm kind of like one of the boys with the boys. What are you guys. What younger boys. What are the boys into what they listen to. Oh i got well. They're infra hip hop very heavy. And it's got me more into it so like they. They're teaching me all the different from little babies so the young. So this okay now. Who is that their language. They love to say what's your frustration. I'm like wait a minute. What does that. what's your just alert. you know. have a girl up. They love cookie. They're good boys. They're good kids cook. I wanna know oh baby can cook anything. He loves to make everybody a cake like anytime. Somebody's birthday is kind of. I have to make them a cake. I have to make them a king He can he loves steak. He loves eating state and he loves to take all of his cousins out and go to different restaurants. Oh a week. This is another thing. We have cheese tasting so all the boys and now we get together and we have different cheeses. This keeps them social. Because you know kids today they just want to be a phone and is that why would you ask for all your cousins to come over when he's going to be his phone. You're going to be a your right. This is weird so to get them. Us all to communicate. We've created this cheese plate where we have a platter. Everyone gets to pick a cheese and we discussed the cheese. Like you like this. You don't like that. what do you think. And it stimulates conversation son. Dutt sounds like a. I would be in to to. I mean i love that. Yeah come back ryan we you could. You could show up there to stinky cheese means but they don't like cheese. They never liked to see my life more for us. Yes we have spoken about this before in the past but it just saying again. It's remarkable to think how you on your journey when we met you showed up and you sing an aretha franklin song before anybody knew you before you had done what you had done before you had a name for yourself. You blew away the judges you come back. You do idol finish in that seventh place area you go on you win your oscar and then along the way the legend the legend says to you. I like for you to play me in the movie aretha franklin and i just i just can't hear it enough about what went through your body when that woman said that to you. You know what is still runs through my body to this day. It's excitement and it's scary all at the same time. Like oh my god. That's the ultimate test right. And not only that. She wanted me to play. But it was my dream to as well and that's a lot to process at the take care right you know so. It's like still to this day. And that was fifteen years ago. We had a meeting about playing her. Okay so it's like. Oh my goodness this is beyond a dream you know is one thing you get to meet some of your idols. But then for that to happen is is so beyond. It's like. I can't even put it into words but yeah what do you think as you know. She's no longer with us. What do you think what's the memory will cherish the most about your time with her your talks with her that that for the most part here i miss hearing from her like we sure weekly you know and she was very president might she became even more in my life than i may obviously A musical inspiration. Let somebody like a person that was of figure in my life. So i miss that. I missed personalistic. Miss the you know that of her And yeah so. I go back in my phone and i look at our messages often because i miss hear from friends. Jennifer hudson is with us now. You watch jennifer hudson become aretha. Franklin you watch her sing the song you watch her. Become the legend that aretha is which is in theaters. It's in theaters. Go see it in theaters at the big speakers and the big screen that's an august thirteenth. Hey tell david happy early birthday. No you guys are celebrating too soon. we are. His birthday is on the tenth and we are doing a big old bash together. I nama surprising with some things. And then we're gonna have some fun. He cannot wait so yes. I can't wait goodwill. I adore you and i really appreciate you coming on gentlemen. Let's stay in touch okay. We'll talk soon. Yes thank you guys. Jennifer hudson alleged aladdin herself. I know in the best alevi rodrigue. Now kiss fm..

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Roger Hawkins, Drummer for 'The Swampers,' Dies at 75

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Roger Hawkins, Drummer for 'The Swampers,' Dies at 75

"The original drummer for legendary studio band has died Roger Hawkins played for the swappers the muscle shoals band that was immortalized by being name checked in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song sweet home Alabama however he and his bandmates played on many more than just a song or two the man can be heard on hundreds of hit songs recorded by some of the biggest names in the business Aretha Franklin Wilson Pickett Bob Seger Paul Simon James Brown Linda Ronstadt and Alicia keys among them Hawkins has died after an extended illness he was seventy five years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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'Genius: Aretha' earns its respect with Cynthia Erivo's showstopping role

Relevant Podcast

02:37 min | 1 year ago

'Genius: Aretha' earns its respect with Cynthia Erivo's showstopping role

"Was sent. The revolt is an award-winning actress. Singer and songwriter. She started shows and films like chaos walking harriet widows the outsider and many more now she stars as aretha franklin on the nat geo show genius aretha genius colin aretha which will debut on the twenty first on nat geo and hulu said the sat down with to tell us about the show and playing such an iconic role as aretha franklin. Here's our conversation with cynthia ariba. I'm running a new song gonna hit you hard thought you a man it'll get under your skin right down to the bone is going to be a whole new vibe that brings people together on just a link in your chain. We only got three courts. We'll make it sound like a million bucks change you've seen movies like widows bad times the roy and harry robots. She got an oscar nomination for best actress now. She's playing aretha. Franklin in the coming season of nigeria's anthology series genius. I asked cynthia about the pressure. Schmo feel about this and we all know who retha is. Many of us have a very clear picture sort of person she was. This isn't a situation where she's introducing people to new character or even a little known character. It's one where people feel very knowledgeable and even protective about their idea of aretha. Franklin wanted to know if that's difficult for her as a performer there is. I guess there is a pressure to to get it right but the fact is you come. You don't have any control over. What right is because everyone has an idea of what is present is in their millions and billions of people in the world. Who have an idea of who aretha is who she should be in. Wish should look like an ashes out And many of him who've never met her and don't know anything and so i'll learning for the first time so you have to trust that you've done the research you've done the wok You have a great team around you. Directors go back rights. the rights news writing The makeup is your bag costume. Has your back to be able to really tell a full story that you will. I major. That was armed with incredible people who were ready to go on the journey with me and mine mine. Main job was to try. And tell the story as fully as i possibly

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Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

05:35 min | 1 year ago

Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

"Henry donahue is the executive director of save the music a national nonprofit that helps students schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music prior to save the music. Henry was the ceo and head of partnerships at purpose a digital strategy and creative agency that focuses on social impact projects. Notable clients included every town for gun safety the aclu oxfam international. The ford foundation nike. I- kia audi and liverpool f c. Henry has also worked as a media. Executive focused on digital product development is held senior positions at discover conde nast primedia and lendingtree dot com spent most of the nineteen nineties on the road across the usa as a fundraiser for political candidates including us senators. Jay rockefeller from west virginia. And ron wyden from oregon at the same time. He was playing guitar in an indie rock band and running into small independent record label. Henry has an abbey in american history from harvard college and an mba from darden graduate school of business at the university of virginia henry. Great to have you with us. Sharing the story of save the music and the lessons contained within the be here could see joe thanks. Hey i'm delighted to have you. So why don't we start sharing with our listeners. The origin story of save the music. What was the germ of its mission and tell us a little bit about the journey. Yeah i mean safe. The music's mission and vision are the same today as they were back. joni urine. John sykes aretha franklin one. Dvd's categories aretha flying sleep dion and Every student every public schools should be making music as part of their education. I think you had a great overview of why at the intro. We know for decades of research that when schools have music students do better. The school does better. The community does better In normal times. I travel all around the country even in the toughest schools when you get to that band room or that choir room. You know. it's that joy and inspiration and hope for the future and all those things. So i i love going to high schools middle schools elementary schools. I love interacting advanced features van kits. It's amazing the landscape out there. Is that most schools in the. Us do have music as part of their school day. there's a quote for geoffrey canada That i'm sure i'm angling but it's something to the effect of if you wanna see what a quality education looks like. Look what rich people do about. Eighty percent of american schools have music and art as part of their school day And the programs that caught over the years. And we're we do. Most of our work are in schools that serve black students immigrant students and in rural rural students as well. What do you love about your job. Henry donahue because you loved this i love so it you you mentioned. I mean i've worked in politics and advocacy and social impact in various ways for for a long time You know at purpose Which some of your listeners might be familiar with worked on gun safety. We worked on marriage. Equality we worked on A project involving immigrants and You know the fight for the fifteen dollars minimum wage. All of which were were were deeply deeply satisfying. But when chris mccarthy who's the guy runs. mtv now came to me in we had this conversation about the h. one. Save the music which five six years ago you know still had a very solid sort of core group of program team people working there doing amazing work but has sort of been what i call know an orphan corporate asset on. Cbs empire. You know. I was presented with the opportunity to do the thing that i did for my job. Which was you know corporate impact strategy advocacy and combined with the thing that i spent my whole life in love with which which is music. Which by the way you. You don't have the benefit of seeing henry. But i do. And i see a keyboard. And i see a guitar so yeah. This is a music guy. You're a. You're a an advocate Andrew musician and you get to do both in the same job. That's pretty awesome. Yeah i think this is sort of at the core of was eighth. music does Which is i remember myself as a pretty angry and somewhat directionless

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Carole King's legendary 'Tapestry' turns 50

First Morning News

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Carole King's legendary 'Tapestry' turns 50

"Of all time turns 50 today, February 10th 1971 the earth moved in the sky tumbled down when tapestry people's ears Carole King's record setting classic featured King singing songs that she'd written that were already hits for others, including Aretha Franklin. You just some songs that would go on to be number one hits for others, including James Taylor, who also played on the album Tapestry would win a bunch of Grammys, including records, song and album of the year, and it spent 15 straight weeks at Number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, a

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Imagine it Forward and Goodr

Zero to IPO

04:23 min | 2 years ago

Imagine it Forward and Goodr

"To another episode of Zero, to IPO were absolutely thrilled to have to amazing guests on the show today I wanna I introduce Beth comstock who for many years in fact, almost three decades was at GE and served as the vice chairperson. There is on the board of Nike is also the author of this amazing book called imagine it forward, which I am really enjoying and learning a lot from and have a bunch of questions to ask Beth about the. Beth welcome on the show. Thanks Josh. Great to see you great to be here. And our other guests is Jasmine crow who is the CEO and founder of Gooder, which is a company that I am fascinated by I. think it's one of the more insightful companies that I've come across. Recently I also have a lot of questions for you Jasmin about how the idea came to you, but but welcome on the show. Thanks so much gas and happy to be here. Of course, we've got Freddie caressed my co host. Zeroed IPO your morning Josh, how you doing good I bet and Jasmine, nice to see you. Thanks for joining us today I'm super excited about today. Yeah me too good to see you. Well, let's dive right in because we have a lot to talk about Jasmine I wanNA start with you and I want to understand I want our audience to understand where you're coming from. When you started gooder there's some kind of basic facts that I want our audience to understand domestically we are wasting seventy-two billion pounds of food every year while forty two million people are struggling with food insecurity absolutely that's a foundational mess. And it's even worse. Now, I'll of everything that's happening with current virus who are wasting more food and more people are going hungry. So it is a huge issue. Yeah. I mean just to be clear before this even. I read somewhere that we were wasting about a quarter trillion dollars a year on food in the United States if people number eight is that right? Yeah. Right Frederick in. So I guess to put an even more simpler context about two percent of GDP is on wasted food for that's a lot of money spent on food that never gets eaten in this country does Like many people I have some passing familiarity with this I. Read about it I don't even know where to start and it seems like maybe you go out and you you know you try to donate food as best you can and and I think that's maybe where you started. Yeah and it transformed into something quite extraordinary. So yeah if you know Josh I started feeding people that were experiencing hunger and homelessness in two thousand thirteen out of my apartment in Atlanta Georgia So that's where got started I found a parking. Lot I drove past it one day and I just saw hundreds of people that were homeless in in something kind of just pulled on my heartstrings at that moment and I said I wanNA help you know what do I didn't have a ton of money and I knew I could cook and so I just went home I post it on facebook I mean Sunday. I'm going to go downtown and I'm going to feed on the streets. If. You want to join me I had about twenty volunteers I made a spaghetti dinner. And loved it. You know brought out my little beats pill at the time, which wasn't that loud outside. Dating us, you're dating we know exactly when you're store your. Heckling when it happened so I really wasn't that loud music thing. But I have bad and you know the idea was it would be old school kind of Sunday music why Jackson five and Aretha Franklin James Brown like this classic kind of music and a good Sunday dinner, and that's how it all got started in. So of eighty own from one of my pop up restaurants went viral on facebook and people are saying this is so amazing which restaurants donate the food and the reality was nobody I was couponing on price matching I always say, I'm the reason Walmart doesn't price-match anymore I definitely feel like i. gave them a run for him. And then I was cooking thing taking it downtown, serving it coming home cleaning up, and so it would take me like forty hours every week I did this and I started researching food ways and was really like upset like I can't believe this much food goes to waste in here I. Am you know putting together five dollar donations and my own money and trying to make these feeding is happening to feed five hundred people

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AMC movie theaters delay reopening — again

Z Morning Zoo

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

AMC movie theaters delay reopening — again

"That's a movie updates for you. I'll go through these quickly because there are a lot of them up. The Aretha Franklin movie Respect will open next January over MLK Jr weekend. This is with the one with Jennifer Hudson playing Aretha's should be pretty good. Ah, let's see Bill and Ted faced the music. That's the Bill and Ted sequel September 1st, it'll hit theaters and video on demand at the same time. I know Disney is in death. Finitely postponing the release of the new live action Mullan, which means they don't know when the hell is coming out. So if you're a Disney plus subscriber, I would say Keep your fingers crossed on that one and AMC theme movie theatres are delaying their US opening until next month member that was supposed to do with this month, and that is no longer happening

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Make a will for free with Freewill

Talking Tech

04:20 min | 2 years ago

Make a will for free with Freewill

"A lot of US never get around to creating a will to make it easier. The APP free will would like to invite you to use their free online tools. co-founder Jenny Chia sprawling is here to tell us about it hi Jenny. So free will is a website that anyone can make a free state plan on, so that includes a will help care directive and a power of attorney. It's really easy process. You just go to www dot, free dot com, and you answer a series of questions very similar to when attorney might ask you in person, and our software takes those answers and populates a form a legal document that you can then print inside with witnesses and your gotten so on average it takes users about twenty minutes to get a completely free estate plan set up. Already your called free will so this is a totally one hundred percent free will. That's right. It's only possible through the support of nonprofits, so we get one hundred percent of revenue from nonprofits that WanNa make it easy for people to not only set up their estate plans, but also potentially, but you're not required to leave money for charities. Okay because I know people spend a lot of money to lawyers to get will's made. That's right and we think it should be very different access to lies a huge problem in the United States today instead, so we see that you know underrepresented communities have half the rate of will writing than majority communities, and that ends up being a huge barrier to wealth transfer from generation to generation. Some people just never get around to it, aretha. Franklin died without a will. Acting, right and princess well. Wow crazy. So, how long has the been out? It's been out for about three years, and we're actually experiencing a huge spike in demand right now since Kovic started booth, because people are actually able to or think about mortality for the first time, and having really important conversations with their family about what their hopes and dreams are if they were to pass away. How long does it take to create a will on the APP? On average less than twenty minutes. Okay what what motivated to start the at. I the big motivation. Is that you know we talked to a lot of people about their charitable giving and realized a lot of people don't have the ability to gave large amounts of money while. They're saving for their mortgage. Their kids educations things like that, but when they pass away, they might own a home and be willing to share a kind of five or ten percent of that with charity, and it turns out. This kind of charitable giving is actually the largest type of giving. On average in a person's life, so we started free well with the promise of making Book Estate Planning on charitable, giving in not really easy, and we've now raised over one point five billion dollars in commitments attorneys. Host on the charities that have gotten money from you guys. United way of heart. Association's Saint Jude's. People donate to all sorts of causes whether it's the universities that they went to the hospital. They had their children ought. It's just astounding the generosity during this time of course I'm talking to you on video. Video Window here on skype and you look really really young so you in your twenty s. I actually just turned thirty last week, congratulations. You seem very young to be concerned. About will's. Yes, so. You know it's important to write a will even early in life, a lot of people don't realize that one of the biggest purposes of putting a will place is to set up a guardian for your children. To setup protection for your pets and caretakers. If you have those to pass on your digital assets, such as your facebook or instagram account, so this isn't just something that baby boomers who had a house. They want to give away. should be concerned about, but really all people including people. My Age should have advice Jenny. Spalding from free will go to free will dot com. Go to the APP store, I assume the the IRS Google APP stores to download the APP. Just when www dot, free dot com,

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Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest

The Tennis Podcast

06:00 min | 2 years ago

Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest

"Hello and welcome to our fifteenth and final edition of Roland Garros relived Catherine feeling when I say that. Wistful. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa stop missing the past sort of like A. Double again I will. Note that is. Are You you're right I'm all right I can believe it's the fifteen. Well when I came up with the idea, let's just keep doing the daily podcast. Slams that we promised we would at the start of the, even though there's no tennis by watching lots of action, the past I thought it'd be easy. Turns out then we got lots of ideas about how to do it. Including interviewing everybody, we possibly could find relevant to each match, and that's what we've done again today. for Simona halep against Sloan Stevens 2018 final, and we've got down K. Hilas special guest coach to Simona Halep, and yes, it's been a long and tiring journey to get through today fifteen of these podcasts. We've enjoyed it immensely. I think it's fair to say. So let's get cracking with this one. This match has a lot to it. Doesn't it the whole saga because? Simona. Is it three Grand Slam. She already played. At the to that point and not. Finals yeah, yeah. She played the two, thousand, fourteen and final, and lost in three to Sharapova. She'd played the two thousand, seventeen, French Open final and lost in three Ostapenko, and she played the twenty eighteen Australian Open. Final just a few months before they send those to Wozniacki all three senators. She played well in all of them. She had a lead in all of them and lost all of them. And it was becoming a real. Saga actually. Can help get over the, line. 2018, you say. You want some facts about two thousand eighteen. We. Well, it's not long ago, so you can probably remember most of this Prince Harry and Meghan markle married. Thing right I hosted a semi. Gathering in the garden, did you did you was on the invitation? To, clarify with a few friends and family that I wasn't like a rabid royalist, and it was just an excuse to make some cake and sausage rolls. The I remember seeing the pictures. Wasn't invited that. We can handle it. aretha Franklin and Stephen Hawkins' both died toys. R.. US went bankrupt. Not Quite sure why that to my list, but it is. I'm not sure nothing either. Toys R. US went bankrupt and student Matt's became Grad Matt became Matt. Two thousand eighteen was a big. And formation. Toys R. US, they might. How do you feel about that? No I think it was pressed. Until Lo que, but so I was reading it. I won't saw. Phillips scattered toys R. US In writing when I was about five. States have good stories. Did you speak for? Him! I remember being very excited because it was circuit in the gopher. Time, I was at my dad. That's a long time ago yet. Longtime Gay and I think it was. Joseph in mazing technical latrine time as well right Matt, wasn't even Baby Matt at this point. He's never even heard of these people. You don't know Gordon the gopher is Dima. No. Right so. Just, minded ninety correction. You didn't mention that freedom got promoted into anti eighteen. Thank you for pointing that out. Rather than to. And it didn't last long. It's as relevant as toys R. US, thank you I so. Yes, so we have this final on our hands between SMYRNA HALEP and Sloan seems and it was one that. I was I was looking forward to. A tennis match in. It's just in its own right of these two players battling it out because I thought it could be a really good final. And, should he? I think it ended up exceeding all of those expectations and You're quite right Catherine when you talk about the number of finals, the the salmon halibut already been in, and it was similar to play as we think of that. We've already covered here in this running relived series like even lendl trying to win. A A I slam Andy Murray course. It took him a few guys. Goran Ivanisevic but Simona Halla. Yeah, she already had three. She'd had Darren K Hill by his side for awhile by this point, so let's hear from him about the journey that led to this moments. Together for about three us before she played that particular foreign against flown in two thousand and nineteen and I guess the memory of what happened in two thousand, seventeen, against Ostapenko, as well was brought in the full fun of Amazon so for her to go out and do what she did. And now they say that both of you most destinations. You can't get there unless you go to refund pain a tough road and that was kind of the journey that some had had even before I came along. She might the final. Open and lost Marie shower. 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Why Do We Sing in the Shower?

BrainStuff

02:27 min | 2 years ago

Why Do We Sing in the Shower?

"I think we can all admit that we've pulled a Paris bueller once or twice while lathered up in the shower. Everyone sometimes grabs a handy bottle of shampoo was an Improv. Microphone and busts out a tune or two. There's just something completely satisfying about singing in the shower even celebrities do it. According to People magazine after Jack Black likes to belt out led Zeppelin and Wycliffe. Sean digs a little bruce springsteen everyone's a rockstar in the bathroom whether you have a voice like aretha Franklin or couldn't carry a melody if it had a handle but have you ever wondered about this phenomenon. Some of US wouldn't see in public if someone paid us. We'll sing in the shower without embarrassment. Believe it or not there is a scientific explanation behind our soapy. Musical stylings first. Let's look at why we're relaxed enough in the shower to bust into song. I think about it. You don't sing when you're sad unless you're singing the blues. Maybe for many people shower times the only time they're alone all day. You're in a warm small safe environment. You're comfortable enough to be in the buff stress literally washes off of you when you relax your brain releases dopamine which can give your creative juices a jump start. Warm waters rushing over you and now you're relaxed and feeling good. It turns out that singing makes you feel even better singing because of the breathing that you put into. It gets more oxygen to the blood. This gives you better circulation. Which in turn improves your body and mood. And because you have to breathe a little deeper to belt out a song you get some of the same relaxation and mind clearing benefits as meditation. Another neat thing. Is that when you're singing? You can't really think about your problems. More stress relief. But the best thing about sending in the shower the acoustics. You couldn't ask for a better sound system than a bathroom because bathroom tiles. Don't absorb sound. Your Voice bounces back and forth around the room before fading away and because the shower is a small space it boosts your voice and even adds a little base making your singing sound more powerful sound bouncing also gives your vocal styling a reverse effect which makes voice hang in the air longer and evens out variations in your singing. I think of it as a primitive auto tune. It makes you sound better than you normally would. Which is a confidence boost? We don't sing in the shower simply because we have that song stuck in our heads. You know the one it turns out. We do it for many reasons. Stress Relief happiness great acoustics or maybe just because we like to hear our own voices no matter what the reason keep it up. It's good for you and if you've never tried it pick a song and put on your own private concert.

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The Life of Lena Horne

In Black America

09:06 min | 3 years ago

The Life of Lena Horne

"Since nineteen thirty three when her and vicious stage mother put her into the Chorus Line of Harlem's famed cotton in Club Miss Horn has been on stage and in the public eye over the years. Leno's had developed the sultry inevitable. Lena Horne singing style. How for which she is known throughout the World Lena's first big break as a singer came in nineteen forty when she was hired by Charlie Barnet? Who at that? Time was the leader of one of the swing. Era's top big bands after touring with Charlie Barnett's ban. Lena artistically. Psychologically season struck out on our own. Tom I in Manhattan's famed Cafe Society Downtown and then in Hollywood there she was discovered by an MGM talent scout who promptly signed her to a long term contract. Her film debut was far from auspicious considered to lie for Black Parson too dark for for white parts. She was relegated to musical scenes that had no connection with the plot and consequently could easily be cut from reels earmarked for distribution in the south. She did over star in a couple of all black movies. Stormy weather in nineteen forty three and cabinet in the sky. Also in Nineteen forty-three Lena Horne was Hollywood's first bona fide black glamorous Dr the first black actress not cast in stereotypical made the and mammy roles to black across this nation. This may assemble black achievement and pry doing World War Two. She became the pinup thousand thousand. Black G is many of whom went into battling jeeps tanks and aircraft named after her considered by many as the most beautiful woman in the world. Zero Lena takes a beauty in stride. I spoke with Lena on tour with her one woman show and asked her about her status as a living legend laughs. Ask that question yet. And everybody needs. City has asked me I think I think what you really mean is survival aval. I've been around long time. Yeah feels good to live this long. I I hope that My youngest granddaughter. WHO's thirteen will be less blase then my other ones who are eighteen and sixteen Then not interested in traveling abroad. Oh sing the sites that I thought I was working toward taking my children and my grandchildren on the grand tour of Europe and even including Africa Africa now but One of them was born over in Europe and Two of them from New York of been everywhere over there when they were little title and they're not interested and I'm praying that the thirteen year old and still is not too blase to take a trip with me. If I'm just hold out that long I oh. I think women shouldn't really be that insecure. I always was. I wanted to have a better figure. I wanted to be beautiful well. I wanted to sing like aretha Franklin if they had been Retha when I was born I had none of those things and I made it. You know so. I think it's pretty you silly women won't be like me they should be beyond and they shouldn't be in this in our use of Uso Tours and on the cabaret circuit and in her social life. Miss Horn has always been an outspoken advocate of civil rights do on the historic march on Washington in nineteen eighteen sixty three. She addressed a crowd of demonstrators. Miss Horn help breakdown. Jim Crow and entertainment during the nineteen forties and fifties by insisting on contracts ensuring that blacks could not be barred from her performances in white establishments she also refused to entertain white. I troops during World War Two unless black soldiers were omitted. Also I asked if she considered herself a pioneer and about the state of blacks in the entertainment aiming industry and why. It wasn't portent for Lena. Horne to speak up about civil rights. Lena Lena Horne. I spoke up for myself often. The three musicians or the six musicians that toured with the weren't allowed to stay where I could We will all not allowed to go on a swimming pool. Awesome had nothing to do with anything except personal attitudes certain things. I didn't realize that I was speaking for anybody. Nobody else until away in the nineteen late nineteen forties and of course as I said I was raised by very learn Millerton grandmother. I think most of us have grandmother so now passed and She just told me that I was human like everybody else. The communism that hot and the movies suffering and Certainly TV v is doing. What's tried and true over and over again so I would say they. They face certain obstacles not to do rosalie lap and not to do with racism but The first choice That that is not the first to be hired my people but I think that's due to the economy Well for waters May Miss Smith and and the rest of them. That was a great black singers. Called Black Patu blew. My Father Remembers who sang. Who was an opera star and she was named after Adalina passive white thing? Thanks so all those late some groundwork to you. Know I'm a johnny-come-lately Lena. Horne has never been one to avoid controversy in nineteen eighteen fifty. She announced her three year. Old Marriage to Linney Hayden her white musical mentor at MGM Studios and a time. When interracial marriages were still illegal and California? Her marriage proved to be one of the most durable ones in Hollywood it ended in nineteen seventy one would hayden's death also within eighteen months. Lena Sun Teddy Jones died of chronic kidney ailment and her father Ted Horn died. Lena reveals how she was able to cope with such such a devastating loss. I have no idea. It's must be the way everybody else. Does you know I. I wasn't unique. It just happened that There were three people that the dia respected terribly loved a lot but got The man upstairs take scale that you know you grave you agree but you put it to use. It's it's a positive thing sometime and every one of them had been nice to me and taught me a lot so I was not left Like the woman who sometime doesn't want to leave the husband who abuses her because she doesn't know how to work. They taught me how to work and until I was able to survive and take care of my responsibilities in the early nineteen fifties due to McCarthyism her friendship with singer activist. Paul Robinson Kassir to be blacklisted. In television since then Lena has had two specials which she has headlined. Harry and Lena with Harry Belafonte in nineteen seventy and Lena and Tony with Tony Bennett. In nineteen seventy two. She has also made numerous television guest guest appearances including the TV series Sanford and son. I love red. We've known each other long time and I knew him before he was Famous to the world. I knew him when he only had certain places to work and then he was brilliant. Then and I'm just. I was just happy that he had been discovered. You know what I mean. Miss Hololens first Broadway show in which she start was in Jamaica in nineteen nineteen fifty seven. She will probably be most remembered for her role in the Broadway musical. The wiz with her song believe in yourself. I asked Lena Lina if she had received any film offers since the WHIZ. Oh I have I have had offered to be lots of people's mothers and grandmothers. I saw ten is sort of intern. Billy Dee Williams I would like to have sun will lose almost as pretty as my son was but I'm not that access it would be nice but I've been reading some but They're mostly monkey. See Monkey do you now. Now

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Aretha Franklin Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation

AP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 3 years ago

Aretha Franklin Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation

"The Pulitzer committee honored three newspapers who were reporting on suiting massacres in their communities this year. The Associated Press was honored for its coverage of Yemen, civil war and a special citation was given for the Queen of soul. The Pulitzer board has awarded a Retha Franklin a special citation for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades. Franklin is the first woman to get the citation since the board. I gave the honor in nineteen thirty Franklin died last August at the age of seventy six the citation is not given out every year. The last time it was given was in twenty ten to Hank Williams the Pulitzer prize in music was given to the operatic work prison by Ellen

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‘Glass’ Tops Long Weekend Box Office

Todd Schnitt

00:39 sec | 4 years ago

‘Glass’ Tops Long Weekend Box Office

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