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Featured Artist – Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942, to pastor C.L. Franklin and his wife Barbara. She was the fourth of five children in her family. Her father was a nationally recognized preacher during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and her mother was a gospel singer. Her parents separated by the time she was six, and her mother died four years later from a heart attack.

Aretha moved to Detroit with her father and began singing in his congregation. Her first recordings, made when she was 14, were gospel songs, released as the album Songs of Faith in 1956. In 1960, she moved to New York and signed with Columbia Records. Her self-titled album Aretha was released in 1961. Several of her best known songs came from her late ‘60s recordings, including “Respect,” “Think,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

The Queen of Soul has won many awards over her six-decade career. In 1968, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine. In 1987, she was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and she has been named #1 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Greatest Singers of All Time.” In 2005, she was the second ever female inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Aretha performed at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at several presidential inaugurations, including those of Carter, Clinton, and Obama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Aretha is also the first woman and only the fourth artist to have 100 singles included on the R&B charts. She has tried her hand at acting as well, being included in the Blues Brothers (1980) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) movies.

Aretha has four children and has been married and divorced twice. In 2010, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently battling health issues.

We’re pleased to include in our “Timeless Favorites” playlist a number of Aretha’s most popular hits, songs that are indeed timeless in their appeal.

(biography.com; allmusic.com; arethafranklin.net)

Farmer’s Markets

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RUNNING

CONTACT

Asheboro Downtown Farmer’s Market 134 South Church Street, Asheboro Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm May – October (336) 626-1240
Candor Farmers Market  Farmers Market Rd off Hwy 211, Candor  Daily, 7 am – 7 pm  June – December  (910) 974-4221
Chatham Mills Farmers Market 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro Saturdays; April-Oct 8-12/Nov-Jan 10-1 April – Jan 2017 (919) 642-0039
Dunn Farmers Market 200 North Clinton Ave.,
Dunn
Saturdays 8 am – noon May – November (910) 624-0642
Erwin Farmers Market 101 13th Street, Erwin Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm May – October (910) 897-5428
Fearington Farmers Market 2000 Fearington Village, Pittsboro Tuesdays, 4 pm – 6 pm April – November 15th (919) 923-6262
Grower’s Market of Fuquay-Varina  102 N. Main St.  Wednesday, 3pm- 6pm/Saturday, 8am-12pm  May – October  (919) 346-4978
Holly Springs Farmers Market  128 S. Main St.  Saturday, 8:30 am – 12:30pm  May – October  (919) 567-4010
Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN SE Broad Street & NY Ave, Southern Pines Saturdays, 8 am – noon April – October (910) 947-3752
Moore County Farmers Market – PINEHURST 170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst Mondays, 2 pm – 5:30 pm April – September (910) 947-3752
Moore County Farmers Market – SOUTHERN PINES Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road, Southern Pines
Thursdays, 9 am – 1 pm April – October (910) 947-3752
Pittsboro Farmers Market Main Street Station
287 East Street, Pittsboro
Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm May – November (919) 542-8202
Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst Pinehurst Sand Parking Lot near the Village Chapel Wednesdays: 3 pm – 6 pm & Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm April – September (910) 687-0377
Sanford Farmers Market Depot Park Carthage Street, Sanford Saturdays, 9 am – noon April- October (919) 775-5624
 Siler City Farmers Market  118 W. 2nd Street, Siler City  Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1 pm  April – November (919) 742-5442
Troy Farmers’ Market 417 North Main Street, Troy Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm April – October (910) 576-6011
Richmond Co Farmers Market 123 E. Washington St. Wednesday, 3:00 pm – 6 pm April – October (910) 995-4525

 


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