Aretha Franklin

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Genius: Aretha review – clunky Franklin biopic needs more respect
Cynthia Erivo provides the requisite vocals yet is otherwise an empty version of the legendary singer in a shallow new series

Beatrice Loayza

17, Mar, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Aretha Franklin: newly discovered will draft complicates estate dispute
Trial will be held to determine whether any of the documents discovered after Franklin’s death can stand as a will

Laura Snapes

12, Mar, 2021 @1:30 PM

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'A legend in her own right': Carolyn Franklin, Aretha's forgotten sister
She was a genius songwriter and singer but could never escape her sibling’s shadow – and died at just 43. Family and friends including Martha Reeves and Bettye Lavette celebrate the life of a cruelly overlooked artist

Fraser Morris

07, Jan, 2021 @12:37 PM

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TV tonight: the gospel according to Aretha Franklin
A remarkable film documents the singer’s recording of her 1972 album Amazing Grace. Plus: Spiral begins its final season. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bettye LaVette: 'James Brown would have fired Kanye West 12 times'
The forgotten woman of Detroit’s soul explosion, Bettye LaVette reveals why she was too lewd for Berry Gordy, her rivalry with Aretha Franklin and why she loves Kamala Harris

Kate Hutchinson

27, Aug, 2020 @11:06 AM

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From the Band to Beyoncé: concert films to fill the live music black hole
Ahead of what would have been Glastonbury weekend, we pick the documentaries that best recreate the magic of gigs and festivals

Dorian Lynskey

21, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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I've never seen ... The Blues Brothers
This 40-year-old comedy – repackaging blues for a white audience – in many ways uncomfortably mirrors what is happening in the UK and America right now

Michael Hann

09, Jun, 2020 @2:56 PM

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Who’s Zoomin’ Who is the song for right now
Brief letters: Jordan Henderson | Marmalade | Aretha Franklin | Poo for politicians | Long reads

Letters

05, Apr, 2020 @5:11 PM

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Why playlists are getting me through anxious times
New technologies are helping us reach out to one another in these troubled times. And what doesn’t make the list is just as important as what does

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

27, Mar, 2020 @2:30 PM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – biopics
Jennifer Hudson plays the queen of soul, Ethan Hawke tackles Tesla and Julianne Moore tells the story of Gloria Steinem

Guardian film

02, Jan, 2020 @4:02 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: the full list
Our pick of the year’s top movies released in the UK reveals the end of an era, painful breakups, festive families, horrors both real and imagined, and heroes of many kinds

20, Dec, 2019 @9:36 AM

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Acting like a moth in the flame of carnality | Brief letters
Brief letters: Insect apocalypse | Boris Johnson | Tory manifesto | Election antidote | Leonard Bernstein | Aretha Franklin

Letters

25, Nov, 2019 @5:24 PM

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