Watch: Corinne Foxx Star In Diã’s Video For Happy Together

Pop singer Diã covered The Turtles’ “Happy Together” and the video stars Corinne Foxx as a woman struggling with anxiety and depression. Miss Foxx is a spokesperson for the National Alliance on More »

Throwback: Aretha Franklin-A Deeper Love

Aretha Franklin covered Clivillés & Cole’s “A Deeper Love” with a backing vocal from Lisa Fischer after they had success with it in 1991. The production duo used vocalist Deborah Cooper on More »

Media Questions Of The Week

Umm, is that Patti LaBelle in the corner? pic.twitter.com/PmUPpgc0zb — Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 16, 2018   How did Fox News mistakenly use a photo of Patti Labelle for Aretha Franklin’s death More »

Janet Jackson Performs Made For Now With Daddy Yankee On The Tonight Show

Janet Jackson debuts her single “Made For Now” with Daddy Yankee on The Tonight Show with an entourage of dancers. It was Jackson’s first late-night TV appearance in 14 years and she More »

Music Hall Is Saddened By The Passing Of Aretha Franklin

It is with great sadness that The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts bids a fond farewell to not only one of the world’s greatest singers to ever live, but also to More »

Watch: Corinne Foxx Star In Diã’s Video For Happy Together

Pop singer Diã covered The Turtles’ “Happy Together” and the video stars Corinne Foxx as a woman struggling with anxiety and depression. Miss Foxx is a spokesperson for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and she worked with Diã and photographer Koury Angelo to make the video. Diã released her debut EP Tiny Ocean in 2016 after performing her single “Covered In Light” for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series in 2015. 

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Throwback: Aretha Franklin-A Deeper Love

Aretha Franklin covered Clivillés & Cole’s “A Deeper Love” with a backing vocal from Lisa Fischer after they had success with it in 1991. The production duo used vocalist Deborah Cooper on the original version and it increased their profile in the music industry as it was a big hit in clubs and on the dance music charts. Franklin hired them to produce the album version of the song for her Greatest Hits (1980-1994) album and remixes as a single. Her voice made “A Deeper Love” a no. 1 hit and it also functioned as the leading song from the new album. Greatest Hits (1980-1994) compiled some of Franklin’s most popular songs on Arista Records up until 1994. Critics and fans were aware of certain omissions like her duets with Whitney Houston and Elton John but the compilation achieved platinum status and was nominated for a Best Female R&B Performance Grammy of which Franklin already had nine. The 37th Grammy Awards also bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award on her in 1994. “A Deeper Love” was also used in the Whoopi Goldberg film Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit

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Media Questions Of The Week

 

How did Fox News mistakenly use a photo of Patti Labelle for Aretha Franklin’s death notice? 

What are Dr. Dre and KRS-One working on in the studio?

 

What law did Omarosa Manigault-Newman break with her book and secret recordings that has President Trump asking Jeff Sessions to arrest her? 

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Janet Jackson Performs Made For Now With Daddy Yankee On The Tonight Show

Janet Jackson debuts her single “Made For Now” with Daddy Yankee on The Tonight Show with an entourage of dancers. It was Jackson’s first late-night TV appearance in 14 years and she turned the performance into a party. The dancers hailed from the United States, Grenada, Trinidad and Ghana. Jackson explained the international vibe of her new single to iHeartRadio: 

“I’ve always loved Latin music, and obviously, the African music is there and always been an influence. Coming from what Daddy Yankee does in reggaeton, it’s inspiration. It’s reggae music, which brings you back to the African vibe, the whole bit. It was really nice working with him.”

Jackson’s State Of The World Tour is still happening and will continue until October. 

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Music Hall Is Saddened By The Passing Of Aretha Franklin

It is with great sadness that The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts bids a fond farewell to not only one of the world’s greatest singers to ever live, but also to a fellow Detroiter and friend of Music Hall – Miss Aretha Franklin.

Music Hall President and Artistic Director, Vince Paul had this to say about Aretha’s passing today:

“Music Hall is mourning the loss of Aretha Franklin today. The relationship with Aretha began in the early sixties when she attended the Easter sermons at Music Hall of her father C. L. Franklin. She performed countless concerts, parties and appearances over the years and we produced her final full concert given for free to the people of Detroit on June 9, 2017, outdoors next to Music Hall on Aretha Franklin Way, a street that will forever bear her name.”

Her musical- and even more, her cultural imprint that she left on Detroit continues to resonate internationally, transcending race and politics and geographical borders, which earns her a place only reserved for royalty.

A Queen.

Miss Franklin’s combination of R & B, Soul, and Gospel brought a new standard to singing and popular music, and Music Hall was proud to have been there since the beginning.

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

350 Madison Avenue

Detroit, MI   48226

http://www.musichall.org

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