Recorded at a Baptist church in South Los Angeles in 1972, the album is an artist reaching another level.
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The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
Remembering Ms. Franklin’s last-minute substitution for Luciano Pavarotti at the Grammy Awards was a highlight of the week.
There was something about the fact that she looked like our aunts, mothers, sisters and neighbors that made her thrilling and untouchable and relatable.
Hear tracks from Cat Power, Janet Jackson, Doja Cat and others.
The Queen of Soul leaves a towering legacy. How will we remember her?
Our critic spent the week at the Time Spans festival, which provides a good smattering of contemporary styles — and some works that seem undercooked.
Monteverdi’s Poppea, Strauss’s Salome and Rossini’s Isabella aren’t usually grouped together. But all are negotiating a world dominated by men.
The hip-hop master from Run-DMC talks about his new Netflix comedy series, music, religion and his legacy.
In “Moonlight,” “Murphy Brown,” “Blues Brothers” and more, Ms. Franklin’s catalog was called on to sweeten or deepen a scene.
The father of the pop star Dua Lipa has started a festival that he hopes will change the way people think about his country.
Hans Werner Henze’s opera, based on Euripides’s “The Bacchae,” returns this month to the Salzburg Festival, the site of its premiere in 1966.
Just another semi-rock-star dad, bowling with his bandmates in between acting gigs.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
The Queen of Soul sang the most empowering popular song ever. But even though she was brimming with it, we don’t think of her as an artist with swagger.
Her rendition of “Natural Woman” in December 2015 was unforgettable. Performers, guests and others who were there talk about the soaring performance.
Yoking her formidable vocal powers to a brilliant sense of self-presentation, Ms. Franklin made herself a model of empowerment and pride.
The singer, songwriter and pianist’s catalog showcased the range and power of one of the greatest vocalists of all time.
With hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.
In a musical career of more than five decades, Aretha Franklin had more than 100 singles on the Billboard charts. But more important, says Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York Times, she freed other singers to let their voices fly.
The French duo’s heartfelt songs are accompanied by visuals that have caught the attention of the “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins.
Tim Hildebrand, a Republican, said he was beaten by Mike Ness after he held up his middle finger at the stage in protest of an anti-Trump diatribe by Mr. Ness.
A well-regarded singing career brought her some fame, but probably not as much as her small part as Vito Corleone’s wife.
No one was reported hurt after multiple gunshots were fired Tuesday in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where the rappers were filming.
She was the first African-American woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall, but she didn’t care for her stage name, “the Black Patti,” which compared her to a white diva.
Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd also star in this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel.
In “She Begat This: 20 Years of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’” Joan Morgan makes a case for Hill’s artistic and historical importance while also paying attention to the stickier parts of the star’s career.
Rimsky-Korsakov, his style and career guided by an inferiority complex, is the subject of this year’s Bard Music Festival.
The Queen of Soul, 76, is receiving hospice care for an unspecified illness at her Detroit home.
The show tracking the legacy of the influential band will include photographs and memorabilia as well as a concert series.
Families, most with small children, gathered at Film Forum for a special screening of the 1968 movie that let them share their love of the group.
The rapper’s new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, ending a five-week run at top for “Scorpion.”
In “Playing Changes,” Nate Chinen argues that we’re living in a brilliant new phase of jazz, and offers an annotated guide to his favorite performers.
Lydia Steier’s “The Magic Flute” riffs on “The Princess Bride” and Hans Neuenfels’s “Pique Dame” explores the privileges money can bring.
“Moses,” a production by the Bavarian State Opera’s youth program, brings together a cast of teenage refugees, children of immigrants and Germans.