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Aretha Franklin wishes for a little more music on 72nd birthday

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK (Reuters) - On her 72nd birthday on Tuesday, soul singer Aretha Franklin is hoping her next year brings a new album for herself and record deals for the musical members of her family. Franklin, known as the "Queen of Soul" for her powerful voice and range, celebrated the milestone at a star-studded birthday party in New York over the weekend, attended by Denzel Washington and record label executive Clive Davis.

Willie Nelson's band members injured in Texas bus crash

By Noreen O'Donnell (Reuters) - Country singer Willie Nelson's drummer broke his hip and two other band members suffered minor injuries after their bus hit a highway overpass pillar in heavy rains in East Texas early Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident forced Nelson to suspend tour dates through the end of the month, according to the band's website.

Singer Carole King to get Grammys honor

Legendary US singer-songwriter Carole King was named Thursday as the recipient of an annual honor by organizers of the Grammys, the music industry's annual awards show set for January. King, whose 1971 album "Tapestry" stayed in the US music charts for six years, will be serenaded by artists including former partner James Taylor, as well as Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and the Dixie Chicks, when she is given the MusiCares Person of the Year award.

Singer Aretha Franklin cancels Michigan concert

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul music superstar Aretha Franklin on Friday canceled an upcoming concert in Michigan, citing recovery from health issues that forced her to postpone concerts earlier this year. Franklin, 71, said in an open letter to her fans that she was canceling her July 27 show at the DTE Energy Pine Knob Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, due to "miscalculation" of the end of her treatment. "It would be totally disruptive to stop them now and go into concert with total success right at the door," Franklin said.

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Barbra Streisand to receive Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Barbra Streisand to receive Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Barbra Streisand to receive Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award
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