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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin died Thursday at age 76. The second most prolific female winner in the history of the Grammy Awards underwent surgery in 2010, reportedly for pancreatic cancer, but then returned to action and made a number of public appearances but by May 2013, unidentified health issues caused Franklin's doctors to have her cancel tour dates.

Aretha was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942 and began singing in church before recording her first gospel album at age 14.

Her six R&B chart-toppers included the 1967 pop number-one hit “Respect.” She also hit the Top 20 on the pop chart two dozen times, won 18 Grammys and two honorary Grammys during her career.

Franklin started the ’80s with a well-received performance in The Blues Brothers and parlayed her revitalized image into hits such as “Who’s Zoomin’ Who” and “Freeway of Love.” Two decades after her first chart-topper, she hit number-one for the second time with “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” a duet with George Michael. In 1987, she became the first solo female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She didn’t attend the ceremony, however, due to her intense fear of flying -- a phobia that kept her off the road for much of her later life.

She performed at the presidential inaugurations of Jimmy CarterBill Clinton and Barack Obama.  In June 2017, Detroit renamed a portion of Madison Street as Aretha Franklin Way. Jennifer Hudson will reportedly play her in an upcoming bio-pic.

Married and divorced twice, Franklin is survived by four sons.

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CLARKSDALE at Vicksburg - Friday August 17

game 2 of the 2018 Red Carpet Bowl - pre-game coverage begins at 6:35PM on 97.5 WROX & AM 1450!

 

                                                                

LEE at Marshall Academy - Friday August 17

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4:30PM pre-game, 6:30PM kickoff on 97.5 WROX & AM 1450

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Pet Of The Week

Our PET OF THE WEEK this week (August 15-21) is VAUGHN, a female lab retriever approximately 2 years old.  She came to the shelter as a stray two weeks ago but loves people, other dogs and loves to play fetch!  Vaughn is current on her vaccinations and the adoption fee is $125.  CARES Animal Shelter is located at 1645 Desoto Avenue; call (662) 627-7870 to make an appointment or apply online

at www.caresclarksdale.com/adopt. Click here for the podcast of Wednesday's PET OF THE WEEK segment featuring Vaughn!

              

        

CARES is accepting applications for dogs from low-income families to be spayed or neutered; 500 animals in Coahoma County will be sterilized thanks to a grant from Petsmart.  Pet owners must provide proof of residency and proof of income to qualify; for more information call (662) 627-7870 or email clarksdalefreespay@gmail.com.

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