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St. Thomas Gospel Choir
Courtesy of Kimmel Center
Lauren Lipton
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
There is so much going on during the holiday season, it is hard to fit everything in. That hasn't stopped the Kimmel Center from adding more. Read more here.
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Sister Thea Bowman
Courtesy of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Kim Glovas
February 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Black History Month wraps up, a Villanova University professor is focused on the move to declare sainthood to a black woman who was one of the first to enter the Catholic sisterhood. Sister Thea Bowman was the role model for Whoopi Goldberg's character in the 1992...
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From left: Lyndon Baines Jones, Torrey Nettles, Carlton Lewis III, Troy Smith and Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Not pictured: Roy Smith
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Cherri Gregg
August 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With energetic performances, coordinated suits and dancing, the Dixie Hummingbirds have used gospel music to wow audiences for 90 years. Founded in South Carolina in 1928, the Dixie Hummingbirds called Philadelphia home in the 1940s. The legendary gospel group...
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Aretha Franklin
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends. RELATED: A timeline of Aretha Franklin's...
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White House correspondents' dinner red carpet
CNN
August 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin . Personal Birth date : March 25, 1942 Birth place : Memphis, Tennessee Birth name : Aretha Louise Franklin Father : Rev. C. L. (Clarence La Vaughn), minister and gospel singer Mother : Barbara (Siggers) Franklin, gospel...
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Pope Francis watches Aretha Franklin sing at the Festival of Families along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK
August 16, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie, AP Entertainment Writers DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died...
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