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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

By Mesfin Fekadu And Hillel Italie, The Associated Press

Aretha Franklin
In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, file)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute” in Detroit.

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Researchers Use Math, Statistics to Solve Mystery of Who Wrote Beatles Song

Researchers Use Math, Statistics to Solve Mystery of Who Wrote Beatles Song

By The Canadian Press

The Beatles
This 1966 file photo shows The Beatles, from left, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison as they leave London Airport on their trip to the U.S. and Canada. Researchers from Canada and the U.S. have used mathematics to unravel one of the greatest musical mysteries of modern era: Who wrote In My Life, a nostalgic rock ballad on the Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Files)

HALIFAX – Researchers from Canada and the U.S. are using math to unravel one of the greatest musical mysteries of the modern era: Who wrote “In My Life,” a nostalgic rock ballad on the Beatles’ 1965 album “Rubber Soul.”

It’s a song both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have laid claim to, sparking an enduring debate on the authorship of the melody.

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Hedley Fans Consider Impact of Hoggard Charges on Their Devotion to the Band

Hedley Fans Consider Impact of Hoggard Charges on Their Devotion to the Band

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press

Hedley Fan Laura Carruthers
Hedley supporter Laura Carruthers holds a Canadian Flag she plans to have signed by Hedley fans before the final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, March 23, 2018. After years of involvement with the group, Carruthers she sees the music that has comforted her through hard times, and the band members who feel like “part of my family” as “one and one whole.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

TORONTO – Their songs were the soundtrack to many fans’ formative years, but as frontman Jacob Hoggard heads to court on sexual-assault charges, some Hedley followers are considering how the news impacts their devotion to the band.

As Hedley forged ahead with their tour earlier this year amid online accusations suggesting inappropriate encounters with young fans, 37-year-old Jodie Rae of North Battleford, Sask., said she sat down for a talk with her 10- and 11-year-old sons.

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