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Leon Bridges On World Cafe

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Kandace Springs Is Nashville's Soulful Hidden Treasure

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Rapper Noname's Room 25 is our pick for one of the best albums out on Sep. 14. Chantal Anderson hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 14: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, Gospel Was The Heart — And Backbone

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Aretha Franklin's homegoing service was held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. This sign sat on a hearse outside of the church. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A Funeral Fit For A 'Queen'

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An impromptu memorial for Aretha Franklin outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit — the same church where Franklin's father Rev. C.L. Franklin was a minister and where she began her singing career. Taken Aug. 19, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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