Monday, June 17, 2024

Watch the Genius of Aretha Franklin Performing “My Cup Runneth Over”


The Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, rocked Jazz at Lincoln Center a few nights ago. She performed for the Ahmet and Mica Ertegun Foundation in front of the likes of Bette Midler, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. Watch her in this video, at the piano, singing and playing “My Cup Runneth Over.” This is what Aretha Franklin is about, not some nonsense in the tabloids.

Aretha took a bunch of friends to see “The Color Purple” on Broadway also last week. Contrary to tongue wagging, Aretha and her gang watched the show with joy and intense interest. She also went backstage and posed with everyone in the cast, and signed about three dozen autographs. Aretha is a great fan of Jennifer Hudson, and showed her RESPECT.

The Queen of Soul’s next stop is Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut on New Year’s Day, where she’s already sold out the joint. She may even hit a roulette wheel while she’s in town.

Long live the Queen of Soul!

N this was the cast line to meet Ms. Aretha Franklin! I ain't never seen the cast line up like this to meet nobody

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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