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Rhythm and blues singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Clinton in Washington on January 19, 1993. She begins her solo with "The moment I wake up/Before I put on my makeup/I say a little" before backup singers chime in with "prayer for you". "In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every share - our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect". "As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this hard time", the statement concluded. Stevie Wonder visited Franklin in her home this week while she was in hospice care.
"A national treasure to everyone".
The 18-time Grammy award victor inspired multiple singers during her five-decade career from pop diva Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston, to Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Mary J Blige and the late Amy Winehouse. "She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry", the former first couple said. Earlier this year, she canceled a pair of performances, including at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, on doctor's orders, according to Rolling Stone. The photo is of Patti LaBelle from her 2014 performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for President Barack Obama.
The Queen of Soul remained a prominent face - and voice - for African American civil rights throughout her life.
It's surrounded by parts of Yale University , shops, churches and government buildings, and serves as a hub for area bus service. Authorities confirm the substance was synthetic cannabis and that other drugs weren't involved in the substance.
But in 2013 when Bey was criticised for lip-syncing at President Obama's inauguration, Franklin came to the singer's defence. Her family had told media in her hometown of Detroit this month that she was gravely ill and asked for prayers.
The company is now working on an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), as required by the City of Los Angeles. The Boring Co. said construction would not affect Metro stations or lead to any road closures.
Limited Time Mode: Soaring 50s: This mode is a twist on the traditional 50 vs 50 mode , featuring an extra emphasis on mobility. The only weapons players will happen upon here are sniper rifles, and the spawn rate of floor loot has been reduced by 50%.
Today's announcement brings us one step closer to putting a beautifully-designed advanced 5G smartphone in our customer's hands. LG has done tremendous work developing technical designs that enable us to be among the first movers in 5G mobile.
Brilliant displays of Perseid meteors lit up the heavens this past weekend as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak. However, unlike last night, most areas in the county are due to have clear skies.
Kim Jong-nam died at Kuala Lumpur's airport previous year after the toxic VX nerve agent was rubbed on his face. The court has set dates for the women to take the stand between November and next February.
Police say 34-year-old Shanann Watts , 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella haven't been seen or heard from since Monday . She didn't give me an indication that there was anything wrong. "It was very vague". "Please bring them back".
Acuña became only the fourth player in major league history to hit leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader Monday. Acuna had hit leadoff homers in his three previous games, all against the Marlins, including a doubleheader Monday.
The single currency stood little changed at $1.1347, not far from a 13-month trough of $1.1330 brushed overnight. Ankara retaliated on Wednesday by doubling tariffs on some USA imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco.
Alphabet Invests $375M in Health Startup Oscar
And while the new round maintains a similar valuation for the company, it gives Alphabet a 10% share in Oscar . Oscar Health is looking to enter the lucrative privately administered health insurance market for seniors.
Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale
Many patients were treated by EMS and some were taken to local hospitals, while others refused to be transported, officials said. After dozens of overdoses occurred, first responders set up a command post at the historic New Haven Green park in downtown.
Qatar Rescues Turkey With $15 Billion
Administration officials said the USA does not now have any meetings scheduled with Turkish officials to discuss Brunson's case. A spokesman for the Turkish president has said Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey's judiciary.
James Gunn Not Rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Marvel president Kevin Feige was traveling on Tuesday when the meeting was held, according to sources, so he wasn't able to join. That said, there is still no confirmation from Disney regarding the script, and with no director attached, much could change.