Latest Aretha Franklin News

Aretha Franklin's son, Kecalf Franklin, stands outside a courtroom after a hearing in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, where his attorney Charlene Glover-Hogan, asked Judge Jennifer Callaghan to step in and approve any legal fees for the estate's attorneys before they're paid. Separately, the judge set a March 3, 2020, hearing on a request by the late singer's niece Sabrina Owens, to step aside as personal representative, or executor, of the estate. (AP Photo Ed White)

Management of Aretha Franklin's estate still unsettled

Feb. 4, 2020 5:48 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a son of Aretha Franklin asked a judge Tuesday to keep an eye on professional fees paid by the late singer's estate, the latest jab in a dispute over assets left by the Queen of Soul. Separately, the judge set a March 3 hearing on a request by Franklin's niece to step...

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, said she's quitting as representative of the late singer's estate, citing a rift in the family since handwritten wills were discovered last year. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018 at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Aretha Franklin's niece quitting as executor of estate

Jan. 31, 2020 1:16 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A niece of Aretha Franklin said she's quitting as representative of the late singer's estate, citing a rift in the family since handwritten wills were discovered last year. “Given my aunt's love of family and desire for privacy, this is not what she would have wanted for us,...

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After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

Jan. 23, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha...

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Review: Marcus King stirs soul, rock, country on 'El Dorado'

Jan. 15, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Marcus King, “El Dorado” (Fantasy Records) Marcus King's solo debut is an enticing mix of deep soul, rock and country in the best Southern traditions. King, though just 23 years old, has been a professional musician for over a decade and already has three albums with the Marcus King Band. Produced...

Clemson safety Nolan Turner (24) celebrates after his interception against Ohio State during the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Clutch Clemson: No. 3 Tigers beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23

Dec. 29, 2019 2:29 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic “Respect.” The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, yet still often feel overlooked. Doubted....