The Queen

Why We Need To Give Respect To Aretha Franklin And The Dying Craft Of Artistry

And to those who dare to be creators in this time of disrespect

When it was announced that the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin was dying, my initial reaction was sorrow at the imminent loss of a gem, who represented a time when being an artist was only possible if you were truly artful. And that could encompass whatever method of artistry that permitted that level of dedication and sacrifice — that is woefully missing these days.

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