Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
"Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" will include songs such as Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia," Barbra Streisand's "People" and Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman."
The most contemporary track is a reworking of Adele's colossal hit "Rolling In the Deep," which is the first single off the album. It will be available digitally Monday, when the 72-year-old will also perform the song on "Late Night with David Letterman."
"Great Diva Classics" reunites Franklin with longtime collaborator Clive Davis.
"I mean, it is great," he said in an interview. "For her to do all these songs, it's very exciting."
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Andre 3000 are among the album's producers. Other songs covered by Franklin include the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," Alicia Keys' "No One" and Dinah Washington's "Teach Me Tonight." The icon's version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" will incorporate some of Destiny Child's "Survivor."
The opening track is Etta James' signature song, "At Last," and Franklin closes the 10-track set with Sinead O'Connor's (Prince) "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Life can be a slippery slope and in a moment of temporary despair ....
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Anthony Bartie, Cecelia Marie Mitchell-Bartie and Wilford Carter .... starring in the "On The Run' Tour. Michelle Breaux and Ralph Williams, terminated from the Succession of Oleava Knighton, new delays and stall tactics, continue to prevail. Stay tuned ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Colossians 1 15-16
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star who once commanded stellar heights of international competition at the Paralympic and Olympic Games, was found guilty on Friday of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, after being acquitted of murder charges for killing his girlfriend.
But he was granted bail and will remain free, at least until a sentence is announced. Sentencing procedures are set to begin Oct. 13.
The verdict, pronounced by Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa, was the culmination of a closely watched drama that transfixed many around the world. Mr. Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013, saying he believed an intruder had entered his home.
Wielding a handgun loaded with hollow-point ammunition, he opened fire on a locked toilet cubicle door only to discover when he broke the door down with a cricket bat that Ms. Steenkamp was inside. The prosecution sought to prove that he intended to kill her, but he called her death an accident and a mistake.