Rhythm and blues

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington. McCain, 81, died at his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Singer Aretha Franklin and McCain lived through the decade that reshaped so much of American life but were propelled into the 1970s and all the way to 2018, carrying some of the fundamental storylines of the 1960s as they hurtled forward. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 31, 2018 - 2:27 pm
"Hope I die before I get old," the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has never...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. Eminem released his new album “Kamikaze” on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eminem picked a busy day to surprise the world his new album — "Kamikaze" was released only hours before the funerals of Aretha Franklin and the Washington tribute to the late Sen. John McCain. The 13-track CD includes the song "Venom," which will feature in the upcoming film of the...
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People gather outside New Bethel Baptist Church before a viewing for Aretha Franklin, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 30, 2018 - 4:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Before the world marks the end of Aretha Franklin's life at her funeral Friday, fans gathered a day early to celebrate her in the place where her faith was forged and her voice was first discovered, singing signature gospel classics like "Amazing Grace" and "Precious Lord." The line...
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Well wishers leave hand written notes on boards outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 30, 2018 - 1:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — Mourners streamed in for a second day Wednesday to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a different outfit for her final public viewing, as if making a costume change during a show. Fans waited festively outside, then walked in a solemn, single-file line into the...
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People in line reach for photos being handed out outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 29, 2018 - 1:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a second day of public events honoring Aretha Franklin in Detroit. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. People are continuing to stream in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin as she lies in repose in the rotunda of Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul’s hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit’s Ford Field on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Franklin did so much for music, women’s rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe how many things Franklin did that made the world a better place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul's hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit's Ford Field on Tuesday that Franklin did so much for music, women's rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe...
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Swanson Funeral Home's 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, which carried legendary singer Aretha Franklin's casket to Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is parked outside during the public viewing for Franklin, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their final respects to Franklin. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 10:55 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 10:45 p.m. In a final act of sisterhood, hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin on Tuesday night. The sorority's...
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Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 10:19 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, including high-heeled pumps, proving, as one person put it, that she was a "diva to the end." As Franklin's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Stevie Wonder attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn 3rd Annual Benefit Concert in New York. Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group. Philly.com reports the African American Museum in Philadelphia hosted a celebration for the Dixie Hummingbirds, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Wonder couldn't attend the celebration but he called in to praise the Dixie Hummingbirds for their contributions to modern music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 9:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stevie Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group. Philly.com reports the African American Museum in Philadelphia hosted a celebration for the Dixie Hummingbirds Monday. The group was formed in Greenville, South Carolina, and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Public viewings are planned Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is also where civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in repose after her 2005 death. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there's no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life. It's difficult to separate the singer from the city, so you better think that her town is saying farewell in royal...
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