The live stream of Kanye West’s Coachella “Sunday Service” and the restored Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace offer contrasting portraits of celebrity faith.
Mourning Aretha Franklin
The energy Franklin put into her singing suggests the existence of something to overcome, her swooping dynamics and shouts coming from a place of insecurity and hardship.
NYC Subway Honors Aretha Franklin with Sign of “Respect”
A guerilla tribute by arts activists LeRoy McCarthy and Vincent Ballentine led to the MTA-sanctioned recognition.
“Her Music, It Had a Message”: Visitors Remember Aretha Franklin at DC Museum
Through Wednesday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC is displaying a lithographic poster of Franklin by famed graphic designer Milton Glaser.