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Elton John ‘adored … worshipped’ Aretha Franklin

"We were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time," said Elton John of Aretha Franklin. As he mourns the passing of Aretha, Elton John looked back at the time "The Queen of Soul" sang at his AIDS Foundation's benefit show last November at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Little did he know that it would turn out to be Aretha's final public performance. And it was an "honor," Elton said, to have been able to witness it personally. "She was obviously unwell, and I wasn't sure she could perform," Elton, who "adored and worshipped" Aretha's talents, wrote on his Instagram account. "But Aretha did, and she raised the roof. She sang and played magn...Keep on reading: Elton John ‘adored … worshipped’ Aretha Franklin.....»»

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Lamudi Housing Fair Comes to Cebu

All roads lead to Cebu as the Lamudi Housing Fair sets up at the Queen City of the South on September 8 and 9, 2018 at Ayala Center in Cebu City. Designed to bring property buyers and sellers together, this open-for-all housing fair will feature some of the biggest property brands of the country. A […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2018Related News

Miriam Quiambao expecting first child

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 1999 1st runner-up Miriam Quiambao is expecting her first child. On Sunday, August 19, the beauty queen, TV host, and motivational speaker took to Instagram to confirm the news. According to the 43-year-old Miriam, she's 9 weeks pregnant. She said she and husband Ardy Roberto had been ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2018Related News

UK’s richest man forced out of the shadows

Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain's richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope. The 65-year-old head of the Ineos chemicals group has assets worth an estimated 21 billion ($26.7 billion, 23.5 billion euros), putting him top of the 2018 Sunday Times rich list. He was only 18th on last year's list but the value of his company, of which he owns 60 percent, soared last year, propelling him up the ranks and earning him a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. It is a long way from his humble beginnings, growing up in social housing in Manchester, northern England. ...Keep on reading: UK’s richest man forced out of the shadows.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 19th, 2018Related News

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

DETROIT, USA – The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said on August 17. Plans for the final farewell to the "Queen of Soul" – ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Nabalan named 1-on-1 queen

Ria Nabalan of National University was named the first-ever UAAP Season 81 Last One Standing 1-on-1 Hoops Challenge women's division champion Friday inside the Mall of Asia Arena. The Lady Bulldog beat Adamson's Nathalia Prado, 8-6, in the Final. Nabalan came back from a 4-5 deficit with back-to-back treys for an 8-5 lead. Prado scored a basket to close the gap but the Lady Falcon bricked her last two attempts. Prado advanced to the Final after a hard-fought sudden death, 9-8, win over Jhazmin Joson of Ateneo de Manila University. The match was tied after the five-minute regulation. Prado took the win by scoring the first basket in the sudden death. Nabalon took the other championship seat with a 10-8 win over Cristine Cortizano of University of the East. Prado secured a spot in the semis with a 2-1 card in Pool A, winning over De La Salle U's Rossini Espinas, 4-3 and Elondra Rivera of University of Sto. Tomas, 5-3. Prado's lone elims loss came at the hands of Nabalan, 4-5. Nabalan also finished the elims with a 2-1 mark. She defeated Prado and Espinas, 8-6, to bounce back from an opening game 6-8 loss to Rivera. Joson swept Pool B with victories over University of the Philippines' Noella Cruz, 7-4, University of the East's Cristine Cortizano, 7-5, and Far Eastern U's Princess Jumuad, 8-5. Cortizano secured the last semis seat after earning superior quotient over Cruz and Jumuad, who were locked in a three-way logjam at 1-2 cards. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Fans of Aretha Franklin pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to legendary ‘Queen of Soul’

Legendary soul and blues singer Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 76 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Fans worldwide are mourning the death of the voice who was named the “Queen of Soul.” ‘Queen of Soul’  News of the singer’s passing was confirmed by her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopAug 17th, 2018Related News

A rare treasure : outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

DETROIT, United States – The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin  prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture. Here are some top tributes to the "Queen of Soul": Barbra Streisand "It's difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

'CJSearch, Makati bar raid, Aretha Franklin | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The JBC wrapped up its interview of Supreme Court  chief justice aspirants. Cops detain lawyers monitoring inventory of raided Makati bar. Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76. {module 3998}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) --- The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom, and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and isat Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy. Madonna follows 12-year-old David's progress in Portugal closely, living in Lisbon and often posting photos andvideos from the sidelinesof his games. "It is actually David's idea that we should build a football academy," Madonna said on a recent visit to Malawi, where she adopted four of her six children, including David, and where she's done extensive chari...Keep on reading: Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 17th, 2018Related News

Winwyn on mom Alma: I ve never seen any of her movies

WinWyn Marquez It's such a shame that I haven't seen any of her movies yet,' said actress-beauty queen Winwyn Marquez, who has long been searching for copies of projects that her mom.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

  WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) – Raised on gospel, bathed in rhythm and blues and fluent in jazz and pop, Aretha Franklin came to be known as the "Queen of Soul" through seven decades of electrifying performances. From her father's church to the hallowed grounds of the US Capitol, Franklin sang for parishioners ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT --- Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute" in Detroit. The family added: "In one of the da...Keep on reading: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

Winwyn on mom Alma: I’ve never seen any of her movies

  It's such a shame that I haven't seen any of her movies yet," said actress-beauty queen Winwyn Marquez, who has long been searching for copies of projects that her mom, Alma Moreno, did in the '70s and '80s. Winwyn said it's unfortunate that Alma was not able to keep any copies of her films, and that she only got to see her mom in Gil Portes' "Carnival Queen" and Ishmael Bernal's "City After Dark" in photographs. "What my Mama did save are tapes of some episodes of her TV show 'Loveli Ness.' I got to watch her dancing there," said Winwyn of Alma's 1988 program where the latter was seen in her signature costume that earned for her the title "Tangga Queen." Asked whe...Keep on reading: Winwyn on mom Alma: I’ve never seen any of her movies.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

Aretha Franklin’s music rise on charts following her death

NEW YORK --- Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" reached No. 2 on the songs' charts. More songs from Franklin, including "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Think," ''Chain of Fools" and "I Say A Little Prayer," were in the Top 40. The iTunes charts tracks digital sales and is updated multiple times each day. Franklin died pancreatic cancer at age 76. She had battled undisclosed health issues in recent years and in 2017 announced her retirement from touring. /ee...Keep on reading: Aretha Franklin’s music rise on charts following her death.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

Rachelle Ann Go, Christine Allado meet the queen Claire Foy

Filipino 'Hamilton' cast members Rachelle Ann Go and Christine Allado were in awe upon meeting the British actress who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the hit series up until its second seaso.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through… link: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

Vikings queen shrugs off exit rumors: I m not going anywhere

On her current series' success, she said, 'I'm realizing how popular it is just by being on the street and people coming to me [while] I'm in my baseball hat and running shoes a.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

UST’s Rondina teams up with new partner in BVR Manila Open

Cherry Rondina is set to represent University of Santo Tomas once more in the Beach Volleyball Republic, but this time, she will have a new partner in the sand courts. UST's explosive Golden Tigress will team up with Babylove Barbon in the Manila Open that will start on Friday at Sands SM By the Bay. Rondina won a BVR leg in 2017 with former partner Jinggay Bangad in Currimao, Ilocos Norte while Barbon was named as the BVR Queen of the Sands in July. Also in the three-day tournament is the partnership of Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan for Perlas. This will also be a reunion of sorts for Gervacio and Rondina who paired up with each other during the FIVB Beach Volleyball World To...Keep on reading: UST’s Rondina teams up with new partner in BVR Manila Open.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News