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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Aretha Franklin, Noah Ritter, and George Takei win the Internet this week.
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Operavore

All-American African-American Divas

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The almost untranslatable Italian word estro means a sudden inspiration, touched with genius, to create something extraordinary where it was unimaginable before. Here's where it applies to musicians.

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Soundcheck

Writers Club: Women In Music: Critic's Picks

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NPR Music's Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper, music editor for RookieMag and author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, share some favorite books about or by women in music.

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Operavore

The Gospel Truth About Opera

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

No matter how extravagant the vocal acrobatics might be, if singing—whether opera, gospel or just about anything else—is not anchored in genuine sentiment, it will ring as heartless and false, writes Fred Plotkin.

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WQXR Blog

Phil Ramone, Produced Albums by Pavarotti and Previn, Dies at 79

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Phil Ramone, who died Saturday at age 79, was not only a Grammy winning pop producer and engineer. He also worked with artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming and Andre Previn.

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Features

Queen of Soul to Play Charlie Rangel's Birthday Party

Monday, August 08, 2011

Aretha Franklin, fresh off of her Brooklyn debut this past week, will headline Rangel's 81st birthday fundraising gala at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday.

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Features

Aretha Arrives: The Queen of Soul Sings First Brooklyn Concert

Thursday, August 04, 2011

On Thursday night, Aretha Franklin will perform at Coney Island for free as part of Marty Markowitz's Seaside Summer Concert Series.

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WQXR Blog

Condi and Aretha in Concert

Friday, July 16, 2010

How many of us could've predicted this pairing, Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice singing and playing the classics. Neither of these women is a stranger to classical music. Dr. Rice has performed at the White House with Yo Yo Ma and Ms. Franklin stepped in and covered for Pavarotti at the Grammy Awards in 1998.

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