Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin’s birthplace

March 21, 2017 in Business, Entertainment

By ADRIAN SAINZ MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis’ Soulsville neighborhood: empty and […]

Aretha cancels hometown show citing treatment

July 16, 2013 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment.

The show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston initially had been scheduled for June 22, but Franklin postponed it to later this month.

Then, in a letter written by the Grammy-winning singer and distributed Friday by her publicist, Franklin says she was canceling the show “one last time” due to an unspecified ongoing treatment.

'Chorus Line' composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

August 9, 2012 in Entertainment, News, Obituaries

NEW YORK – Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. “I heard sounds that other children didn't hear,'' he wrote in his autobiography. He turned that […]