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Reply #150 posted 08/31/18 12:25pm

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I was drenched in sweat after Chaka's performance. My girl NAILED IT! Oh my God! I want to say i am done since i have been watching 6 hours waiting on C.K. but i have to see Miss Holiday wrap it up.
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Reply #151 posted 08/31/18 1:56pm

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kitbradley said:

I was drenched in sweat after Chaka's performance. My girl NAILED IT! Oh my God! I want to say i am done since i have been watching 6 hours waiting on C.K. but i have to see Miss Holiday wrap it up.

Chaka took 'em to church!

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Reply #152 posted 08/31/18 2:10pm

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Jesse Jackson gave a great speech. Fantasia knocked it out of the house. Bill Clinton isn't looking very well.

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Reply #153 posted 08/31/18 2:13pm

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I gotta say watching this off and on I’m glad there was no official service for Prince. The singers and people sharing persona anecdotes are fine but all the preachers and politicians on stage talking politics, yuck. Let the music speak for itself and the rest of them can shut up.
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Reply #154 posted 08/31/18 2:19pm

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rogifan said:

I gotta say watching this off and on I’m glad there was no official service for Prince. The singers and people sharing persona anecdotes are fine but all the preachers and politicians on stage talking politics, yuck. Let the music speak for itself and the rest of them can shut up.

Prince really should have had more then he did, though.

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Reply #155 posted 08/31/18 2:25pm

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PennyPurple said:



rogifan said:


I gotta say watching this off and on I’m glad there was no official service for Prince. The singers and people sharing persona anecdotes are fine but all the preachers and politicians on stage talking politics, yuck. Let the music speak for itself and the rest of them can shut up.

Prince really should have had more then he did, though.


Kim Berry agrees with you.

Kim Berry (@HairB4Me)
8/31/18, 10:56 AM
Watching the Queen of Soul service. Makes me Wonder how Awesome Prince service would have been... SMDH

I don’t necessarily disagree except I think he would have hated it whereas I think Aretha would be/is loving this.
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Reply #156 posted 08/31/18 3:39pm

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Came back in on Stevie closing with my favorite song of all time "As." What a way to send out the Queen of Soul.

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Reply #157 posted 08/31/18 3:53pm

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Jennifer Holiday, Whew! biggrin Almost 8.5 hours. This was the most incredible homegoing service I have ever witnessed! Aretha was the closest thing to royalty the United States has ever had. We will never see anything this grand again! All of the performances were great! I know Aretha was smiling from heaven! biggrin The only performance I was disappointed in was Faith Hill. I'm not sure what happened there. It was really bad. But, other than that, It was just one great performance after another.

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Reply #158 posted 08/31/18 3:54pm

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I think the very last song the choir (who did a wonderful job) sang was this one:

Now, you're home, Aretha...

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Reply #159 posted 08/31/18 4:22pm

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The Bishop is coming under fire for his hand placement on Grande and she doesn't look comfortable.


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Reply #160 posted 08/31/18 4:27pm

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kitbradley said:

Jennifer Holiday, Whew! biggrin Almost 8.5 hours. This was the most incredible homegoing service I have ever witnessed! Aretha was the closest thing to royalty the United States has ever had. We will never see anything this grand again! All of the performances were great! I know Aretha was smiling from heaven! biggrin The only performance I was disappointed in was Faith Hill. I'm not sure what happened there. It was really bad. But, other than that, It was just one great performance after another.



Faith has had vocal problems for a couple of years. I think she tried to over do it and strained her voice. Adriana had mic problems. Overall everyone did a good job. Jennifer Holiday was fantastic. I bet that crowd was starving. Man I would have loved for Teena to sing for her.
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Reply #161 posted 08/31/18 6:17pm

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I'm a native Detroiter. I'm so proud of my city and my soul is too full for me to gather my thoughts right now.

I just wanted to be sure y'all saw the Pinks! touched

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Pink Cadiillacs that is! mushy

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Reply #162 posted 08/31/18 6:34pm

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PennyPurple said:

The Bishop is coming under fire for his hand placement on Grande and she doesn't look comfortable.




I wasnt going to say anything but she was very inappropriately dressed for a funeral. I can only imagine what all those old men were thinking when she had her back turned to them. lol
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Reply #163 posted 09/01/18 12:43am

SoulAlive

Wow...what an amazing funeral! It was fitting for Aretha,who is truly the Queen.

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Reply #164 posted 09/01/18 12:44am

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kitbradley said:

Jennifer Holiday, Whew! biggrin Almost 8.5 hours. This was the most incredible homegoing service I have ever witnessed! Aretha was the closest thing to royalty the United States has ever had. We will never see anything this grand again! All of the performances were great! I know Aretha was smiling from heaven! biggrin The only performance I was disappointed in was Faith Hill. I'm not sure what happened there. It was really bad. But, other than that, It was just one great performance after another.

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Reply #165 posted 09/01/18 10:56am

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PennyPurple said:

The Bishop is coming under fire for his hand placement on Grande and she doesn't look comfortable.


He copped a good old feel.... He's pulled that move before, I'd wager. disbelief

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Reply #166 posted 09/01/18 10:58am

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kitbradley said:

PennyPurple said:

The Bishop is coming under fire for his hand placement on Grande and she doesn't look comfortable.


I wasnt going to say anything but she was very inappropriately dressed for a funeral. I can only imagine what all those old men were thinking when she had her back turned to them. lol

"Let the glory of the Lord rise among us...."

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Reply #167 posted 09/01/18 11:00am

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I wonder why Mariah Carey wasn't on the list of singers?! Aretha did cover her hit record "Touch My Body". biggrin

My favorite performance was Chaka Khan Including the matching fan with cheat notes on the back.. biggrin

Favorite speech Al Sharpton

Worse performance Faith Hill

Most underwelming & disrespectful performance Ariana Grande'

No comment on the eulogy. disbelief

Overall most entertaining funeral I ever seen. I wish Prince was sent off this way. But I have to accept the private memorial I attended instead.

[Edited 9/1/18 18:40pm]

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #168 posted 09/01/18 11:53am

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deebee said:

kitbradley said:

PennyPurple said: I wasnt going to say anything but she was very inappropriately dressed for a funeral. I can only imagine what all those old men were thinking when she had her back turned to them. lol

"Let the glory of the Lord rise among us...."

You ain't right. razz lol

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Reply #169 posted 09/01/18 2:29pm

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Reply #170 posted 09/01/18 6:26pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

I wonder why Mariah Carey wasn't on the list of singers?! Aretha did cover her hit record "Touch My Body". biggrin

My favorite performance was Chaka Khan Including the matching fan with cheat notes on the back.. biggrin

Favorite speech Al Sharpton

Worse performance Faith Hill

Most underwelming & disrepectful performance Ariana Grande'

No comment on the eulogy. disbelief

Overall most entertaining funeral I ever seen. I wish Prince was sent off this way. But I have to accept the private memorial I attended instead.

I was hoping Mariah would be there too but she's back in Vegas. She had a show on Friday night. Aretha had a great deal of respect for her. Mary J. and Anita Baker were noticiably missing. Not sure if they had shows that day.

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Reply #171 posted 09/01/18 8:55pm

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kinda wierd that he would do that on televised audience, he had to be oblivious to the reaction it would cause. kinda wierd to touch someone you don't know in any situation but that's really wierd, did he mean anything by it? I doubt it, it's just a stupid thing to do.

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PennyPurple said:

The Bishop is coming under fire for his hand placement on Grande and she doesn't look comfortable.


He copped a good old feel.... He's pulled that move before, I'd wager. disbelief

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Reply #172 posted 09/01/18 9:04pm

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He apologized today and said he hugged every body and he apologized for thinking her name was on the menu of Taco Bell......

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Reply #173 posted 09/01/18 9:27pm

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rogifan said:

I gotta say watching this off and on I’m glad there was no official service for Prince. The singers and people sharing persona anecdotes are fine but all the preachers and politicians on stage talking politics, yuck. Let the music speak for itself and the rest of them can shut up.

yeahthat that Rev. Jasper Williams Jr is a piece of work shrug Stevie was great as always touched

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Reply #174 posted 09/02/18 7:52pm

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The black church has always been very political. Aretha was very political so it was not surprising to me that politics were a prominent theme throughout the service.
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Reply #175 posted 09/07/18 7:11pm

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Well that didn't take long.



More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction.

The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16.

Julien’s Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she appeared in with President Bill Clinton at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony in 1999 and a denim jacket given to crew members of The Blues Brothers.


https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8474077/aretha-franklin-dresses-hats-items-auction

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Reply #176 posted 09/09/18 1:09am

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PennyPurple said:

Well that didn't take long.



More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction.

The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16.

Julien’s Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she appeared in with President Bill Clinton at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony in 1999 and a denim jacket given to crew members of The Blues Brothers.


https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8474077/aretha-franklin-dresses-hats-items-auction

Well, unfortunately, as I've seen... the biggest market for memorabilia is right after a famour person dies--that's when you get to best prices. What a world...

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Reply #177 posted 09/18/18 2:18pm

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