In addition, ESSENCE will honor iconic singer Aretha Franklin
with "The Power Award.
Among the celebrated guests expected to attend the concert and gala are: Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, Katie Couric, Aretha Franklin
, Matthew Broderick, Martha Stewart, Joy and Regis Philbin, Jane and Mitch Winehouse, among others.
In the end though, any new Aretha Franklin
album is cause for celebration, so why not get down to Aretha from the block, and if you don't like it you can always go out and get Respect.
Highlights include "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
, "Stand By Me" by Ben E.
This, her first LP, is nothing like the Aretha Franklin
we have come to know and love over the years, but it's still unmistakably Aretha from the first moment she opens her mouth.
Members of The Select Few have performed with Little Richard, Lionel Hampton, Aretha Franklin
, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach and Mahalia Jackson.
Soul star Aretha Franklin
was guest of honour , but looked like she has piled on the pounds.
An enthralling, provocative book, Lawyer's Life takes on more thematic heft when Cochran details many of the more challenging cases he has faced in career, induding Jim Brown, Puff Daddy, Reginald Denny, Amadou Diallo, Snoop Dogg, Patrick Dorismond, Aretha Franklin
, Michael Jackson, Abner Louima, Geronimo Pratt and Tupac Shakur.
American singer Aretha Franklin
, 60: Hailed as the 'Queen of Soul', Franklin's roots in gospel ran extremely deep.
The track selection seems to be defined by economics as much as by history: Arista, the label behind the project, owns seven of the 17 selections, and the resulting cuts by Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and Aretha Franklin
are hardly quintessential.
Users can also use nicknames, short names, initials, acronyms and abbreviations to request favorite artists and song titles, such as "The King" for Elvis Presley, "Aretha" for Aretha Franklin
, or "Chestnuts Roasting Over an Open Fire" for the "The Christmas Song.
has told fans she feels "great" as she recovers at home after surgery a fortnight ago.