Wednesday, 21 April, 2021


Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit

Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit
Hannah Rogers | 31 August, 2018, 22:45

Over 40 musicians and celebrities gathered to celebrate Aretha Franklin on Thursday at "A People's Tribute to the Queen" at Chene Park Amphitheater, according to the Detroit Free Press.

As announced last week by her longtime publicist, stars like Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill and Ariana Grande are among the lineup scheduled to perform at the ceremony and pay their respects to the one-of-a-kind artist. She was terrific - Aretha Franklin - on her passing'.

'Trump said she used to work for me.

Included in the choir was Dorinda Clark Cole of the Grammy-award winning Clark Sisters; Evelyn Turrentine Agee; Sandra Feva, who sang background for Franklin for many years; and recording artist and now-evangelist, Laura Lee. Like a church service in song, the event featured the 100-voice Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir, made up of members of churches from throughout Detroit.

Although the service is limited to family members, friends and selected guests, you can watch it streaming online. "I love her. She was my longest friend".

Amid the sadness of these days, Robinson can find uplift - and believes Franklin's legacy is secure.

Grande then declared, "We love you, Aretha", and exited the stage after embracing her backup singers.

Her family wanted to keep the funeral service private to those closest to Franklin - though it will be streamed and portions broadcast by major networks - but worked to provide the singer's many fans an extended opportunity to say goodbye this week, Owens said.

Friday's service, however, is featuring those who knew and loved Franklin most, such as her childhood friend, singer Smokey Robinson, who talked to CNN earlier about his lifelong friendship with Franklin.

The report noted that Franklin was dressed in a full-length red dress for her first public viewing on Tuesday, and made a wardrobe change into a baby blue dress the following day.

The Rev Jesse Jackson, right, consoles a family member as they pause at the casket. She said Franklin was extremely supportive of Parks.

Owens added, "It's going to be very hard after all this is over and people have all gone away".

Recommended

loading...
...

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister aims dig at Luka Modric for winning UEFA award Cristiano Ronaldo's sister aims dig at Luka Modric for winning UEFA award Barcelona heads a tough-looking Group B with Tottenham , plus former champions PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan . When one considers the strength of some of the other groups, the City staff may feel satisfied with our fate.

Sony Xperia XZ3 release date, price & specs Sony Xperia XZ3 release date, price & specs If adding OLED raises other concerns such as the battery , Sony Xperia XZ3 makes up with a slight bump in the battery size. Connectivity options include A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth v5, Google Cast, NFC, and USB Type-C port.

Where to listen to and download Eminem's new album Kamikaze Where to listen to and download Eminem's new album Kamikaze Kamikaze is 13 tracks long, with two of the songs being recordings of voicemails between Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg. He also says of Trump: "I empathise with the people this evil serpent sold the dream to that he's deserted".

Coca-Cola to acquire Costa Coffee for €4.3bn Coca-Cola to acquire Costa Coffee for €4.3bn Earlier this month, PepsiCo Inc. agreed to pay $3.2 billion for SodaStream Ltd., which makes carbonated-water dispensers. The Swiss food company also paid $7.2 billion to form an alliance with Starbucks that sells products in grocery stores.

Star-studded funeral honours Aretha Franklin Star-studded funeral honours Aretha Franklin Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist today will be a "spiritual" and not a "concert, show or awards production". On Tuesday, she wore a red dress with matching heels and on Wednesday she was in blue.

Syrian FM threatens all-out assault on Idlib Syrian FM threatens all-out assault on Idlib An assault on Idlib by Damascus and Moscow could be the last major battle of the civil war that has torn Syria apart since 2011. On Thursday the Kremlin called Idlib a hotbed of terrorists and said not tackling the problem was not a good option.

A Peek Inside A Teen Prince Harry's Eton College Dorm Room A Peek Inside A Teen Prince Harry's Eton College Dorm Room A user wrote, "I love that Prince Harry had an atypical hippie tapestry hanging in his dorm room". The subject of Prince Harry's 18-year-old affection is none other than Halle Berry .

Leaked Photo of Apple Watch Series 4 With Larger Display! Leaked Photo of Apple Watch Series 4 With Larger Display! Those two OLED iPhones can be seen in the image shared by 9to5Mac and highlight the size differences between them. The folks at 9to5mac claim to have an exclusive image of the purported iPhone XS and it will come in two sizes.

Apple stock gains after report of three new iPhones Apple stock gains after report of three new iPhones Upper tier models are using the much better OLED screens while Apple has opted for LCD for the cheaper model to reduce costs. It is also believed that the price of the iPhone X successor will be slashed by $100, which means it will retail for $899.

Police Search For Mystery Woman Ringing Doorbells In Texas Police Search For Mystery Woman Ringing Doorbells In Texas Deputies have canvassed the area, completed a door to door check and interviews of (residents) as well as businesses in the area. The man's 32-year-old girlfriend has been confirmed by deputies to be the woman captured on the doorbell camera last Friday.

Apple to debut new iPhones during September 12 event Apple to debut new iPhones during September 12 event It also could stoke confusion among iPhone owners as to whether or not they have the feature on their device. Reports suggest Apple wants to diversify the iPhone lineup by offering more sizes, colors, and price points.

Sen. John McCain's family cries over flag-draped casket Sen. John McCain's family cries over flag-draped casket McCain , the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Vietnam War hero, died Saturday at 81 after a battle with brain cancer. Doug Ducey said when it came to Arizona there were two bigs things people think of: The Grand Canyon and John McCain .

' Scallop war' between British and French fishermen '
Scallop war' between British and French fishermen But it's usually without the violence that was captured by a French TV crew. "We have disputes from time to time ". Britain's scallop fishing industry is worth around £120million a year and supports more than 1,200 jobs.

Serena sees off Witthoeft to set up Venus clash Serena sees off Witthoeft to set up Venus clash Venus said after her match, "we get to play". "They are totally shocking for me", she said. Nike, one of Serena's major sponsors, sent her an awesome message after the catsuit ban.

England vs India, 4th Test: Hosts lose skipper Joe Root, 3 down England vs India, 4th Test: Hosts lose skipper Joe Root, 3 down It's all very well mugging India at Lord's when it's damp and dark, but putting them in at Trent Bridge was a daft mistake. Looks like a proper Test match pitch. "Sam went back and played for Surrey and now has another opportunity".