May 14, 2013 |
R&B star Janelle Monáe will step in for an ailing Aretha Franklin at an upcoming concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Franklin was under doctor's orders to withdraw from the May 20 “Corporate Night” fundraiser, according to the orchestra's website. CSO representatives said the 71-year-old singer will be undergoing medical treatment at that time; they did not elaborate on her health. CHEAT SHEET: Spring Arts Preview Franklin, who missed shows in 2010 for unspecified medial reasons, also canceled a May 26 show at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut.
May 13, 2013 |
Aretha Franklin has canceled two scheduled performances later this month because of treatment she's undergoing for an undisclosed medical condition, the Associated Press reports. The Grammy Award-laden R&B-soul-gospel singer is forgoing her appearance May 20 with the Chicago Symphony, a “Corporate Night” fundraiser for the group, under doctor's orders, according to an announcement posted on the Chicago Symphony website. Janelle Monae will sub for Franklin at the event. The 71-year-old singer will also miss a May 26 date at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut.
July 26, 2012 |
Aretha Franklin has historically name-checked friends who show up at her concerts, and things were no different Wednesday during the Queen of Soul's return to Los Angeles. Franklin, 70, acknowledged Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and even her ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, from the Nokia Theatre stage. But that tradition took on a different, deeper meaning this time around -- one that focused largely on mortality. She delivered a touching salute to her honorary niece, Whitney Houston, and alluded to the still-undisclosed illness that put her (Franklin)
June 10, 2012 |
There are hundreds of spirited musical tales in "When I Left Home," Buddy Guy's new autobiography, which offers a colorful account of his 50-year-long tenure as perhaps the most influential guitar slinger in Chicago blues. One of the best comes when the young Guy, having recently headed north from Louisiana in the late 1950s to make his fortune, meets Muddy Waters, the reigning pasha of Chicago's blues scene, sitting in a red Chevy wagon parked behind a club, eating cold cuts. "His dark skin had a glow," Guy recalls.
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April 14, 2012 |
Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the Memphis Horns. Jackson tearfully acknowledged the music industry accolade for the hundreds of recordings that he and Love made in Memphis and elsewhere. They had backed such R&B and soul music greats as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, and rock, pop and country luminaries that included Elvis Presley, U2, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Robert Cray and James Taylor.
December 8, 2011
Stanley Robertson: The obituary of TV and movie executive Stanley Robertson in the Dec. 7 LATExtra section said that a celebration of his life would be held Monday. It will be held the following Monday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City.. Bacharach-Sater musical: In the Dec. 4 Arts & Books section, an article about the new Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater musical, "Some Lovers," included a passage in which Sater quotes a line from a song identified as "A Thousand Things That Were You. " The lyrics are from the song "Ready to Be Done With You. " Oakland blues: An article in the Dec. 7 LATExtra section about Oakland's blues history said Aretha Franklin was among those who played the clubs "after WWII.