Daily Archives: August 18, 2018

The Secret Jewish History of Aretha Franklin – By Benjamin Ivry | Haaretz

The Secret Jewish History of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

To understand the close ties between the singer Aretha Franklin and Jewish musicians, writers, and performers, one need not have seen the 1982 TV special starring Rodney Dangerfield

The Forward, The Associated Press and Benjamin Ivry | Haaretz

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect”, died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.

The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.

To understand the close ties between the singer Aretha Franklin and Jewish musicians, writers, and performers, one need not have seen the 1982 TV special starring Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Cohen) in which the comedian who famously got no respect feigns singing backup on Franklin’s 1967 recording of the song “Respect”.                  Continue reading

Queen’s College (QC) again reigns supreme as 2018 CSEC results released

QC again reigns supreme as 2018 CSEC results released

Claiming the top spot this year is QC’s Christian Pile with 19 grade ones.

With 18 Ones and 2 Twos, Shakira Bholo of the Anna Regina Secondary School was named the second best performer. Following with 18 Grade Ones is Salma Majeed of ISA Islamic, while Areeb Ali of QC claimed the fourth best performing position with 17 Ones, 3 Twos and 1 Three.     Continue reading

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