Arts Apr 15

Aretha Franklin opens at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., June 13, 1969. Photo by Las Vegas News Bureau via Reuters
Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.

Aug 28

DETROIT — Mourners began pouring into Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. They approached her gold-plated casket to the sounds of her gospel recordings. She was in…