Pancreatic cancer

DETROIT | Detroit opera, fine arts champion David DiChiera dies at 83

DETROIT— Musician David DiChiera (DEE’-kee-AIR-uh), who championed opera’s role in reviving downtown Detroit and directed several opera organizations nationwide, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 83. Michigan Opera Theatre spokeswoman Erica Hobbs says DiChiera died Tuesday at his Detroit home. He founded the organization in 1971 and was its longtime general director. In 1993, … Continue reading DETROIT | Detroit opera, fine arts champion David DiChiera dies at 83

NEW YORK | Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK  — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK | MTV VMAs to feature Cardi B, J. Lo and Aretha tribute

NEW YORK — Cardi B will make her first public appearance as a mom at the MTV Video Music Awards, and it might be worth it: She could be the night’s big winner. The rapper is the top contender with 10 nominations. She will open Monday’s show, which kicks off at 9 p.m. EDT from … Continue reading NEW YORK | MTV VMAs to feature Cardi B, J. Lo and Aretha tribute

NEW YORK | Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

DETROIT | Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

DETROIT— To the rest of the world, she was the “Queen of Soul” — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply “Aretha” or more personally … Continue reading DETROIT | Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

NEW YORK | AP Newsbreak: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK  — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Newsbreak: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

DETROIT | ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT  — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through … Continue reading DETROIT | ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Pancreatic Cancer Remains The Deadliest Major Cancer In The United States

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif./ Jan. 4, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Pancreatic cancer remains the deadliest major cancer with a five-year survival of just 9 percent*, according to the Cancer Facts & Figures report released today by the American Cancer Society. “More than 55,000 Americans – mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, colleagues and friends – will be diagnosed with the … Continue reading Pancreatic Cancer Remains The Deadliest Major Cancer In The United States