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Post by Orlylicious » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am

:cry: Aretha passed at 76. I loved her so much.

ETA now that I've stopped crying for a minute... The last time I was together with Aretha was for her show at Mizner Park in FL a few years back. In every city, she had friends for decades. The show had her grandchildren and nieces on stage, she loved having her family with her. From the beginning of the show, Aretha knew what she was there for... her friend Mrs. Jones had made fried chicken and brought it to the show. Throughout the show Aretha was very distracted cause she wanted that chicken! Between songs, she kept saying, "Mrs. Jones, be sure to go to the backstage right away with that fried chicken!" and "Be sure to let Mrs. Jones backstage right away!". It was hilarious. And guess what, the chicken was great! God bless you Queen, thankfully the melody lingers on.



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Post by tencats » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:39 am

Dave Dave, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42
Aug. 15, 2018, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... dies-at-42
Dave was 6 years old when his father, Charles Rothenberg, gave him a sleeping pill, doused his bed with kerosene and lit it in a Buena Park motel room near Disneyland during a bitter custody fight. The father fled.

The boy underwent numerous skin grafts and was left disfigured but refused to define himself as a victim.

"There is a lot that happens in people's lives, but that doesn't define them as a human being, it makes them stronger," Dave told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2016.
Through life, Las Vegas artist Dave Dave finds inspiration for his work after childhood tragedy
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/loc ... d-tragedy/

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:03 am

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016 ... ican-soul/
Soul Survivor The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin. 2016

Franklin has won eighteen Grammy awards, sold tens of millions of records, and is generally acknowledged to be the greatest singer in the history of postwar popular music. James Brown, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Otis Redding, Ray Charles: even they cannot match her power, her range from gospel to jazz, R. & B., and pop. At the 1998 Grammys, Luciano Pavarotti called in sick with a sore throat and Aretha, with twenty minutes’ notice, sang “Nessun dorma” for him. What distinguishes her is not merely the breadth of her catalogue or the cataract force of her vocal instrument; it’s her musical intelligence, her way of singing behind the beat, of spraying a wash of notes over a single word or syllable, of constructing, moment by moment, the emotional power of a three-minute song. “Respect” is as precise an artifact as a Ming vase.

“There are certain women singers who possess, beyond all the boundaries of our admiration for their art, an uncanny power to evoke our love,” Ralph Ellison wrote in a 1958 essay on Mahalia Jackson. “Indeed, we feel that if the idea of aristocracy is more than mere class conceit, then these surely are our natural queens.” In 1967, at the Regal Theatre, in Chicago, the d.j. Pervis Spann presided over a coronation in which he placed a crown on Franklin’s head and pronounced her the Queen of Soul.

The Queen does not rehearse the band—not for a casino gig in Windsor, Ontario. She leaves it to her longtime musical director, a seventy-nine-year-old former child actor and doo-wop singer named H. B. Barnum, to assemble her usual rhythm section and backup singers and pair them with some local union horn and string players, and run them through a three-hour scan of anything Franklin might choose to sing: the hits from the late sixties and early seventies—“Chain of Fools,” “Spirit in the Dark,” “Think”—along with more recent recordings. Sometimes, Franklin will switch things up and pull out a jazz tune—“Cherokee” or “Skylark”—but that is rare. Her greatest concern is husbanding her voice and her energies. When she wears a fur coat onstage, it’s partly to keep warm and prevent her voice from closing up. But it’s also because that’s what the old I’ve-earned-it-now-I’m-gonna-wear-it gospel stars often did: they wore the mink. Midway through her set, she makes what she calls a “false exit,” and slips backstage and lets the band noodle while she rests. “It’s a fifteen-round fight, and so she paces herself,” Barnum says. “Aretha is not thirty years old.” She is seventy-four.

Franklin doesn’t get around much anymore. For the past thirty-four years, she has refused to fly, which means that she hasn’t been able to perform in favorite haunts from the late sixties, like the Olympia, in Paris, or the Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam. When she does travel, it’s by bus. Not a Greyhound, exactly, but, still, it’s exhausting. A trip not long ago from her house, outside Detroit, to Los Angeles proved too much to contemplate again. “That one just wore me out,” she said. “It’s a nice bus, but it took days!” She has attended anxious-flyer classes and said that she’s determined to get on a plane again soon. “I’m thinking about making the flight from Detroit to Chicago,” she said. “Baby steps.”


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Post by Chilidog » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 am

My cousin Roger.

He was a diabetic and suffered from its consequences all his life.



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Post by Fortinbras » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:07 am

Charles Rothenberg, the father of David, spent only seven years in prison for setting his son afire and attempting to murder him. After he got out he again got into trouble over a burglary. Then with some sort of credit card fraud. Then, in 2004, he was caught as a felon in possession of firearms ... for which he was sentenced, as a third-time offender, at age 66, to 25 years to life.



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Post by TexasFilly » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 am

I can't watch this without crying, for a million reasons:



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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:32 am

Very sad, and pancreatic cancer is a hard way to go. RIP, Aretha. You will be missed. :crying:



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Post by TollandRCR » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:49 am

TexasFilly wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 am
I can't watch this without crying, for a million reasons:

Many reasons to cry. This was a real loss.


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Post by Addie » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:56 pm

Rolling Stone: The Special Bond Between Aretha Franklin and Barack Obama

No performer meant more to America’s 44th president than the Queen of Soul


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Post by MsDaisy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:46 pm

I LOVE this bit...

“This is my man, my restaurant and you two are gonna walk right out that door without your dry white toast... without your 4 fried chickens”…

God she was good! RIP Aretha, and thank you for sharing all your amazing talents with us all… :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart:




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Post by MsDaisy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:14 pm

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Post by sad-cafe » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Orlylicious wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
:cry: Aretha passed at 76. I loved her so much.

ETA now that I've stopped crying for a minute... The last time I was together with Aretha was for her show at Mizner Park in FL a few years back. In every city, she had friends for decades. The show had her grandchildren and nieces on stage, she loved having her family with her. From the beginning of the show, Aretha knew what she was there for... her friend Mrs. Jones had made fried chicken and brought it to the show. Throughout the show Aretha was very distracted cause she wanted that chicken! Between songs, she kept saying, "Mrs. Jones, be sure to go to the backstage right away with that fried chicken!" and "Be sure to let Mrs. Jones backstage right away!". It was hilarious. And guess what, the chicken was great! God bless you Queen, thankfully the melody lingers on.
I am so sad today. The Queen will live on ~

No one like her before or ever again!



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Post by Dolly » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:07 pm

MsDaisy wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:46 pm
I LOVE this bit...

“This is my man, my restaurant and you two are gonna walk right out that door without your dry white toast... without your 4 fried chickens”…

God she was good! RIP Aretha, and thank you for sharing all your amazing talents with us all… :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart:
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Always loved that.
I posted to Facebook - Rest In Peace - and the song "Think" from the Blues Brothers movie.

I also included Aretha Franklin - Think [1968] (Original Version)



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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:09 pm

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80
By ALAN COWELLAUG. 18, 2018

Kofi Annan: 1938-2018

Kofi Annan, the soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that stained his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday in Bern, Switzerland. He was 80.

His death, at a hospital there, was confirmed by his family in a statement released by the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. It said he died after a short illness but did not specify the cause.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/obit ... -dead.html



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Post by Fortinbras » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:43 am

Today is one year since the death of Jerry Lewis and six years since the death of Phyllis Diller.



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Post by TheNewSaint » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full-screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process.
Fox News actually said this? Patti LaBelle isn't performing in that picture. You wouldn't use an action photo of two people in an "in memoriam" graphic for one of them. Aretha Franklin isn't obscured, it's a picture of a completely different person. Their explanation doesn't even match the erroneous graphic. Jesus H. Christ, people get their news from these imbeciles?

Its like Fox News is so used to telling ridiculous lies about everything that they forgot how to explain a simple mistake. "An earlier version of this graphic used an incorrect. Fox News deeply regrets and apologizes for the error." It's really that simple.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dead at age 68

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Post by Estiveo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:31 pm

TheNewSaint wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full-screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process.
Fox News actually said this? Patti LaBelle isn't performing in that picture. You wouldn't use an action photo of two people in an "in memoriam" graphic for one of them. Aretha Franklin isn't obscured, it's a picture of a completely different person. Their explanation doesn't even match the erroneous graphic. Jesus H. Christ, people get their news from these imbeciles?

Its like Fox News is so used to telling ridiculous lies about everything that they forgot how to explain a simple mistake. "An earlier version of this graphic used an incorrect. Fox News deeply regrets and apologizes for the error." It's really that simple.
Plus, the show they took the pic from? Aretha and Patti never appeared on stage together at that show.

I wish I had a link for that, but I saw it several places the day of, and didn't save any.


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Post by DejaMoo » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:37 pm

TheNewSaint wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full-screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process.
Its like Fox News is so used to telling ridiculous lies about everything that they forgot how to explain a simple mistake.
I never assume any 'error' made by Fox was genuine. Deliberate malice, every time.



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Post by Princess foofypants » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:02 pm

Estiveo wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Robin Leach, 76.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... es-1137244
His show was such a guilty pleasure.



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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:11 pm

Princess foofypants wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:02 pm
Estiveo wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Robin Leach, 76.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... es-1137244
His show was such a guilty pleasure.
I wonder how popular it would be today.



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Post by Foggy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:23 pm

John McCain


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Post by MsDaisy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm

As much as John McCain pissed me off from time to time, I had more respect for him than I ever had for many other Republicans, hands down. He was a true American hero. :brokenheart:


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