Latest Aretha Franklin News

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ captures $44 million in theaters

Nov. 21, 2021 13:05 PM EST

Busting ghosts is still a fairly lucrative business after almost 40 years. Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, the latest attempt to revive “Ghostbusters” drew a sizable audience to theaters, while the awards darling “King Richard,” like most dramas in the...

Chris Stapleton takes 6 at CMA Awards, Combs wins top prize

Nov. 11, 2021 00:21 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton was the big winner with six trophies including song and album of the year and Luke Combs claimed the biggest prize with entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night. Stapleton won song and...

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters welcomed into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Oct. 31, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jay-Z's added another title to a resume that includes rapper, songwriter, Grammy winner, billionaire business mogul, and global icon — Hall of Famer. The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” was inducted Saturday night as part of an eclectic...

Detroit posthumously honors Franklin with post office naming

Oct. 04, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin was given a bit of posthumous R-E-S-P-E-C-T on Monday when a post office in her hometown of Detroit was named after the late singer. Members of Franklin’s family as well as postal and elected officials visited the former Fox Creek post...

Group offers October tours of historic Detroit cemeteries

Oct. 03, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Just in time for the haunting month: Detroit cemetery tours. After a year off because of COVID-19, Preservation Detroit is offering afternoon walking tours of the art and architecture found in the city's final resting places. The...

Tom Ford wraps NY Fashion Week with a show of disco glam

Sep. 13, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champagne was cold and the front row star studded Sunday night as Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center with a spring-summer collection of hopeful, glitzy glam. His 120 guests — mandatory masks on — were seated on long, soft...