Aretha Franklin remembered for her role in the civil rights movement

DETROIT — The funeral for Aretha Franklin will be held two weeks from Friday in her hometown of Detroit.  As Aretha Franklin is remembered for her music, she’s also being remembered for her role in the civil rights movement. In the singer’s childhood home and hometown, the two were inextricably linked. Franklin performed for the famous […]

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How Aretha Franklin “synthesized” multiple musical genres

Tributes are pouring in from around the world to music legend Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76. Jon Batiste, bandleader for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” dedicated Thursday night’s “Late Show” playlist to the “Queen of Soul.” “Oh, my goodness. The soul quotient of the world is much lower today,” […]

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dead at 43

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. The musician died by suicide. Janus had long struggled with mental illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released through publicist […]

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How Smokey Robinson met Aretha Franklin, his childhood friend and “ace”

While we will always remember Aretha Franklin as the “Queen of Soul,” legendary Motown musician Smokey Robinson will remember her as one of his oldest friends. They met long before they were stars, growing up in the same neighborhood in Detroit. “In Detroit, we lived in the hood. In the hood-hood, OK? But in the […]

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Aretha Franklin’s legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says

The world is mourning the loss of the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, but her legacy will live on in outer space. Shortly after Franklin’s death was announced Thursday morning, NASA tweeted its tribute and referenced an asteroid named after the icon. The U.S. space agency says it named asteroid 249516 “Aretha,” which will “keep […]

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Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd reveal strangest rumors about themselves

Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd star in new romantic comedy “Juliet, Naked.” The two play Annie and Duncan, respectively, who are in a passionless relationship made worse by Duncan’s fanatic obsession with reclusive singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe, played by Ethan Hawke. Things take a turn, though, when the washed up rocker enters their lives. Byrne and […]

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Ariana Grande belts out hits on “Carpool Karaoke”

Ariana Grande proved yet again that she can belt her signature vocal runs on command. The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer hopped into “The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s whip for “Carpool Karaoke.” Grande sang many of her hits and even an impromptu Broadway number during her ride. The young diva, whose hand […]

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Sam Moore remembers Aretha Franklin as a “giant among giants”

Fans and fellow artists are remembering the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. Among those paying tribute is Sam Moore, the original “Soul Man.” Moore and Franklin were friends for more than 60 years, and she played piano for his album “Plenty Good Lovin.” Moore spoke to “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor about what made […]

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Crystal Moselle on casting real skater girls in “Skate Kitchen”

Crystal Moselle met the stars of her acclaimed 2015 documentary “The Wolfpack” on the street. More recently, she met the stars of her new feature film, “Skate Kitchen,” on the subway in New York.  Unlike “The Wolfpack,” however, Moselle’s new movie blends reality with fiction. Moselle told CBS News about her sophomore film and how […]

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Tom Arnold’s “Hunt for the Trump Tapes” drops new trailer

Viceland’s new series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold” dropped a new trailer that shows the lengths the actor has gone to while digging into President Donald Trump’s past. Arnold has promised for years that he is going to get to the bottom of rumored Trump tapes, including one that allegedly shows […]

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