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Aretha Franklin to win Music Icon Award

Written by admin on March 7, 2012 – 6:36 pm -

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin will receive the Music Icon Award at the 10th anniversary TV Land Awards next month.

The star-studded event will be taped at New York City’s Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on April 14 and will air on April 29.

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Franklin and Wonder to perform at Whitney’s funeral

Written by admin on February 17, 2012 – 8:16 am -

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are expected to sing at Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday, which takes places at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Franklin was Houston’s godmother, as was singer Darlene Love, who will also attend the funeral.

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“Soul Train” creator, Don Cornelius, found dead

Written by admin on February 2, 2012 – 9:29 am -

Don Cornelius, the creator of long-running music show “Soul Train,” was found dead yesterday at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. The 75-year-old’s body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

CBS report on Don Cornelius death

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No wedding for Aretha Franklin

Written by admin on January 24, 2012 – 6:31 pm -

Aretha Franklin’s wedding to long-term friend William Wilkerson has been called off. The pair had announced their engagement earlier this month and hinted at a summer wedding.

The following statement was released today, signed by Aretha and Will:

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Aretha Franklin announces engagement

Written by admin on January 2, 2012 – 6:27 pm -

Aretha Franklin has announced that she is engaged to be married to her “forever friend” William Wilkerson.

The pair are expected to marry in June or July in Miami Beach, with a reception on a private yacht.

Donna Karan, Valentino and Vera Wang are all being considered to design the wedding dress, according to Franklin’s rep.

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