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Tue Aug 21, 2018, 10:45 PM Aug 2018

More Than Respect

More than ‘respect’: Bill introduced to give Aretha Congressional accolades

Lawmakers are moving to give the Queen of Soul a posthumous honor to add to the long list

By Ny MaGee -
August 21, 2018

On Tuesday, a group of lawmakers introduced legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Aretha Franklin for her contribution to arts and culture.

The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian honors in the U.S. government, RollCall.com noted.space“> The last entertainer to be honored was Frank Sinatra in 1997.

Franklin, who died August 16 at age 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, is no stranger to such high regard for her work. In 1994 she was given a Kennedy Center Honor; has received NAACP Image, Hall of Fame and Vanguard Awards; and 18 Grammy awards, plus 26 nominations.

Full article: https://thegrio.com/2018/08/21/aretha-franklin-congressional-gold-medal/

All hail the Queen!
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More Than Respect (Original Post) spicysista Aug 2018 OP
The Queen. sheshe2 Aug 2018 #1
Hail to the Queen sheshe2 Aug 2018 #2
This is great! spicysista Aug 2018 #3
Sure will. sheshe2 Aug 2018 #4
"You Got Something Going On." Mystery Guest, "What's My Line?" Kind of Blue Aug 2018 #5
Thank you, Blue! spicysista Aug 2018 #6
LOL! one of my favorites but... Kind of Blue Aug 2018 #7
Ha! It took 45 years but Ms. Franklin did sing opera Kind of Blue Aug 2018 #8
Yes! A thousand times, yes! spicysista Aug 2018 #9

Kind of Blue

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5. "You Got Something Going On." Mystery Guest, "What's My Line?"
Thu Aug 23, 2018, 04:36 PM
Aug 2018

I thought you'd enjoy this gem as much as I do, spicysista! Starts about 12:18.



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6. Thank you, Blue!
Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:21 PM
Aug 2018

"It's gotta be an opera singer....., right." The crowd goes wild!

Host: What do you think talent is?
Ms. Aretha Franklin: You've got something going on.

Host: She looks at you and she really looks at you.

Thank you, so much! This really made me smile. I hope you post this in the lounge.


Kind of Blue

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7. LOL! one of my favorites but...
Fri Aug 24, 2018, 01:52 AM
Aug 2018

I've willed myself from going to the lounge because I just stay there for freakin' hours

Kind of Blue

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8. Ha! It took 45 years but Ms. Franklin did sing opera
Fri Aug 24, 2018, 01:59 AM
Aug 2018

as a last minute replacement for Pavarotti. Amazing, amazing artist

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