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Cape May Stage presents RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- On August 15 at 7:00pm, Cape May Stage presents “RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin.” For one night only, seasoned Broadway vocalists will take the stage of the Cape May Convention Hall for a powerhouse performance of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits. This tribute concert is part of the 2022 PNC Arts Alive Broadway Series.
CAPE MAY, NJ
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The Estate of Aretha Franklin Has Satisfied the IRS With a Payment of $7.8 Million

Aretha Franklin passed away in August of 2018, and at the time of her death, she did not have a will in place to direct the handling of her postmortem affairs. As a direct consequence of this, her heirs have been subjected to an explosion of legal issues, some of which include Franklin’s overdue income taxes as well as the $7.8 million in penalties and interest that are related with these taxes.
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Aretha Franklin Estate Settles IRS Tax Claims

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died in 2018 without a will. She was one more in a long line of celebrities that are very successful but that neglect how important estate planning can be. Her heirs had to endure public court battles, just one of the unfortunate aspects of a lack of binding documents that could have neatly sidestepped expensive and divisive battles. Many such battles are not pretty. But how about the IRS? Many large estates end up owing estate tax to the IRS, and some have trouble paying. Just look at Prince's Estate, which eventually settled with the IRS. Prince also died without a will in 2016, and that set off many legal proceedings. Then, the estate also fought with the IRS in court over the value of Prince’s assets for estate tax purposes. In late 2021, Prince’s Estate settled with the IRS. A much bigger estate tax fight with the IRS was for the value of Michael Jackson’s estate. Most of the dispute was about the King of Pop’s image rights, and their continuing value. There were plenty of IRS tax lessons there.
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Aretha Franklin estate says $7.8 million IRS bill is paid, leaving door open to payments to singer's sons

Aretha Franklin’s long-standing $7.8 million debt to the Internal Revenue Service has been paid in full, her estate says in a new court filing. It could open the door for Franklin’s four sons to finally take the driver’s seat in her post-death affairs and fully benefit from revenues flowing into her estate — which would mean millions of dollars, at last, getting into their hands.
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Aretha Franklin estate says $7.8 million IRS bill is paid; could spell windfall for sons

Aretha Franklin’s long-standing $7.8 million debt to the Internal Revenue Service has been paid in full, her estate says in a new court filing. It could open the door for Franklin’s four sons to finally take the driver’s seat in her post-death affairs and fully benefit from revenues flowing into her estate — which would mean millions of dollars at last getting into their hands. ...
DETROIT, MI

Aretha Franklin Lyrics: Fill in the Blanks (If You Can!)

Hello and welcome to our new game, Fill in the Blanks. Here, we will test your knowledge of some of the best and most well-known songs of all time. In this installment, we will dive into the rich, beautiful, timeless lyrics of the great American artist, Aretha Franklin, via three of her most popular songs.
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The story of how Aretha Franklin changed this restaurant’s fried chicken recipe

If you’ve been to Eastern Market, then chances are you know of Bert’s Warehouse. The restaurant and music joint is well known for cooking up ribs and chicken during the summer on their large outdoor grills that wrap partially around the building. They have strong ties to Motown and the music scene in Detroit, including having several famous Detroiters as patrons.
DETROIT, MI

50 Years Ago: Aretha Franklin Makes Gospel History in Two Days

An assembly of people gathered in January 1972 in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles for a service of sorts – though not the ordinary kind. Leading that day's song sermon was "Miss Aretha Franklin," as she was introduced to the audience by the Rev. James Cleveland. Franklin didn't address the crowd herself; instead, she let the first few lines of her rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Wholy Holy" speak for themselves: "People, we’ve got to come together / because we need the strength, the power and all the feeling.”
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Aretha Franklin Will Forever Be A Detroit Legend, I'm Proud To Share A Hometown With Her

Recently, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away. Ms. Franklin grew up singing in her church's choir in Detroit. Over the years, she decided to make singing a career, first signing to Columbia Records at 18. Years later, she signed with Atlantic Records where her most powerful tunes, such as "Respect," are remembered to this day. Her breathtaking vocals earned her 18 Grammy Awards and made her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
DETROIT, MI