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Review | ‘Respect’ brings Aretha Franklin’s life to the big screen

Respect | Dir: Liesl Tommy | In Cinemas Now| ★ ★ ★ ★  Her story is brought to the cinema screen in the new bio-pic Respect which sees Jennifer Hudson deliver an impressive performance, both with acting and music, in the leading role. The challenge with this film is that Franklin lead just one life, and if your […]

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‘Respect’ Take a look at Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

‘Respect’ Take a look at Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

The full trailer for Respect, the upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin – has been released. The film that charts the success of the American soul legend, who passed away in 2018, stars Jennifer Hudson in the lead role. Hudson scored a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls which was her film […]

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The cast of POSE look fabulous in the trailer for their final season

The cast of POSE look fabulous in the trailer for their final season

The cast of POSE are looking exceptionally fabulous in the latest trailer for their final season. Backed by Aretha Franklin’s house thumper Pride (A Deeper Love) the clip sees cast members Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore and Billy Porter strutting their stuff in high fashion. The third and final series of the show based around NYC’s […]

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Teaser trailer for ‘Respect’ shows Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

Teaser trailer for ‘Respect’ shows Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

The world has got its first look at Jennifer Hudson portraying soul legend Aretha Franklin with the teaser trailer for the upcoming biopic Respect dropping overnight. Hudson scored a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls which was her film debut back in 2006. Many are suggesting this role might see her return to the […]

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Christine Anu shares her love of the music of Aretha Franklin

Christine Anu shares her love of the music of Aretha Franklin

Christine Anu will be returning to Perth to perform Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook for just one night at Freo.Social. The show sees Anu take on many of the songs recorded by Franklin during her long career including Respect, (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Today I Sing the Blues. Chatting […]

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Reports: Singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill

Reports: Singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill

There are reports that singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and her friends and family have rushed to her bedside in Detroit. The singer’s last performance was on 2nd November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August last year. The 76 […]

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Looking for some new sounds? Here’s the latest music reviews

Macklemore Gemini ★★★★½ Departing from his usual sounds when working on projects with Ryan Lewis, Macklemore’s latest album ventures into a more contemporary style of hip-hop but potentially an older version of Macklemore. Dealing with personal drama, battles with apathy, ego and the seduction of substances and sex. There is stark contrast to his other […]

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Review | TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret

Review | TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret

TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret | Noodle Palace | Until Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ I could feel beads of sweat on my back as I was walking into the tent to see the show. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t from the anticipation on the excitement (or fear) that was about to unfold (I neglected […]

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Remembering music producer David Cole

Remembering music producer David Cole

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of music producer David Cole. Alongside producer Robert Clivillés, Cole wrote, produced and remixed a stream of hits for artists including Mariah Carey, Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and New Kids on the Block. The duo first got […]

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Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

An 80-minute video showing singer George Michael recording his lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ has been posted to YouTube. The behind the scenes video shows George Michael hanging out in the studio working with musicians and backing singers. The start of the film, which was probably filmed in late 1992 or early 1993,  shows Michael arriving […]

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