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May 1, 2016

Music News: Aretha Franklin sings ‘Purple Rain’ at the White House

On Saturday, President Barack Obama invited a host of music luminaries to the White House to celebrate International Jazz Day. Among the performers — along with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Sting — was Aretha Franklin, who paid tribute to Prince by singing a portion of “Purple Rain.” Watch the performance here. (Rolling Stone) At Jazz Fest in […]

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