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watch Black Star and Anderson .Paak join Robert Glasper at his Blue Note residency

Anderson .Paak and Mos Def did a medley of Slum Village's ”Fall In Love,” Mos Def's ”Ms. Fat Booty,” and Aretha Franklin's ”One Step Ahead,” while Black Star did their classic ”Thieves In The Night” and Talib's ”Love Language.”

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Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
photo by P Squared
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review/pics: Paul Simon said goodbye back where it all started, in Queens

"How much fun is it to sing a song about Corona... in Corona?!" Paul Simon exclaimed at the final stop of his farewell tour, located in the borough that raised him. Like at MSG, he was joined by yMusic and Edie Brickell...

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Tallest Man on Earth
photo credit: Kristian Matsson
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Tallest Man on Earth shares playlist of what he’s listening to on tour (which begins tonight)

The playlist includes Aretha Franklin, Can, Paul Simon, Adrianne Lenker, Damien Jurado, Feist, Big Red Machine, James Blake, Sylvan Esso, Sufjan Stevens, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and more.

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Franklin St subway platform (photo: @AmandaKwan)
Franklin St subway platform (photo: @AmandaKwan)
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Aretha Franklin memorialized with official NYC subway tributes

"We wanted to memorialize the outpouring of love from the community for Aretha Franklin," said an MTA spokesperson in a statement about the RESPECT signs at the Franklin Ave and Franklin St subway stations. "We agreed that 'respect' was a beautiful tribute and worthy message."

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Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the Dark
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Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be livestreamed, broadcast on TV

Aretha's funeral will include performances from Stevie Wonder, Ron Isley, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, and more.

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Afropunk Festival 2018 - Saturday
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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tours announced: Tom Morello, Antibalas, JPEGMAFIA, Kweku Collins, more

Plus: Cardi B, Mark Kozelek, The The and more tour news.

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pics: Spike Lee’s 2018 Michael Jackson block party w/ Erykah Badu, more

Michael Jackson would've been 60 this Wednesday (8/29) and thousands of fans celebrated his musical legacy this past Saturday (8/25) in at Spike Lee's annual "Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party" on Do The Right Thing Way in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood.

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Aretha Franklin Fox News
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Fox News inserts Patti LaBelle into Aretha Franklin tribute, apologizes.

”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, which we deeply regret.”

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Barack Obama Aretha Franklin
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Barack & Michelle Obama share tribute to Aretha Franklin

”Aretha helped define the American experience”... ”She will forever be our Queen of Soul.”

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Carole King, Paul McCartney, Missy Elliott & more pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

We lost one of the all-time great voices in music today and the world has been paying tribute to Aretha Franklin since learning the sad news...

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