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Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha Franklin at tribute concert

Mar. 5, 2019 8:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Smokey Robinson, the late Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul. Robinson told a packed venue that Franklin was his longtime neighbor in Detroit, calling the acclaimed singer his "little sister" whom he still misses at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for The Queen of...

Mary J. Blige, NAS, Pharrell on tap for 2019 Essence Fest

Feb. 25, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott as Essence Magazine's "party with a purpose" turns 25 this year. Festival producers announced a partial lineup Monday, listing more than 80 artists...