Hearne: Another Take on Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Canceling on the Cowtown. Again

Let’s take another look at Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s last minute no-show…

First up is the tres charitable media coverage of her unexpected cancellation for Sunday’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts fundraiser.

(Chaka)Khan was the 11th-hour replacement for Aretha Franklin, who couldn

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14 Responses to Hearne: Another Take on Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Canceling on the Cowtown. Again

  1. Anonymous says:

    chuck
    Realistically, if promoters wanted some ‘respect’ from Sista Re, they should have staged the concert at Gates.

    Franklin was on TV last month. I think she ate Oprah, and Oprah’s couch.

    Very unhealthy. She is probably to ill to travel.

  2. Anonymous says:

    L.P.
    Huh? You chastise her for canceling a concert thirty ago? Well, there’s relevance for you.

    Why not mention she has performed here recently, within the last year, at one of the casinos? Why not mention her well known fear of flying? I don’t know how she was traveling to and from Kansas City, but her concert may have meant being away from her injured son for several days.

    Researching relevant facts, and not just reciting a buddy’s three decades old anecdote, would make for more valuable postings.
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    HC: Naber is one of the top bookers and blues and R&B acts in the country with a 30-plus year track record. Read it again, the anecdote was only a small part of the story and what he said.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    She was scheduled to perform at a newly-built ampitheatre at Marshall, Mo. a few years ago but it was cancelled and the ampitheatre went under. I don’t recall if she cancelled before the place with kaput or if it was cancelled because of the financial problems. I do recall that nobody got their money back, although I wasn’t one of them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Whitey
    Yeah the canceling bitch…..
    AGIAN?
    This reminds me of how she was supposed to come over and give me some good lovin 3 years, 48 days and 12 hours ago, and… yup, she canceled…. so needless to there was no fat black woman lovin for me that night…I was gonna commit suicide…. until a lovely young white woman came over and “consoled” me (all night long)….. so I have only made plans with, and pleasured, average weighted, big busted, hot white women ever since.
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    HC: Poor baby!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Black Barbie
    She not comin cause nobody bought her old ass tickets, that is why. She was a star, but now she how much 82 or so. Chaka is better anyways. I’d go see her and I am 21. We need some younger singers and such. She was once wonderful, but we are done with Aretha.

  6. Anonymous says:

    hearne
    That’s a good point, Barbie. But because this was a charity fundraiser primarily and was cancelled at the last minute – not a concert per se – I’m not so sure there was much to gain by dropping her and adding Chaka on such short notice. Then again, outside of the high dollar dinner and show tickets, there may have been a lot of concert only tickets unsold and you could be right.

  7. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    All good points. So suss this out? Why have a black artist like Aretha, who is going to draw a predominantly black audience, perform for the Kaufman Center fundraiser when probably 90% of the people who will go there once it opens to see the symphony or ballet are going to be WHITE CRACKERS. Doesn’t make sense.

    Maybe they throw a bone to an Alvin Ailey date or some beaner Mexican Hat Dancers el Groupo Folklorico crap but mos da fowks gowin day iz gunna be white GRINGOS, Si?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Peaceout
    I’m interested to know how and why Roger Nabor knows why Stuart Crick killed himself. Did he leave a note saying that? Did he leave a note to Roger? I think it’s a horrible thing to say about someone to a reporter whether that was the case or not. He could’ve gotten his point across in a different way.

  9. Anonymous says:

    kitty krash
    In our society we trash WHITE CRACKERS who have money, who support the arts, who pay taxes, etc. I for one am a medium to low income WHITE CRACKER and I have always enjoyed the arts. It’s not just for the wealthy or just the white population. Maybe people enjoy the arts because it’s pleasant. Maybe we don’t want to listen to rap music that is misongonistic and violent. Some young students think it’s cool to act stupid and be stupid. The United States is facing an education crisis primarily in urban areas. Maybe we should be more supportive of the population that is educated no matter the race or income level.

  10. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    @kitty, for what it’s worth when I go to the opera, ballet or symphony I’m not seeing many of people of color. Maybe the symphony can do a pops concert with Snoop. That would be HUGE

  11. Anonymous says:

    kitty krash
    There are not many patrons of color and a pops concert with Snoop would be great. I did not grow up with any culture, i.e., symphony, ballet and such. It was not until I was a young adult that I was exposed and I was hooked. Is it because I am WHITE CRACKER? Or maybe it’s because I’m open to new experiences. Like any business, nonprofits included, they cater to their customer base and where they can sell tickets. Just like a rap concert will cater to its audience. Should arts organizations try to branch out, maybe. There has to be an interest and a market.

  12. Anonymous says:

    kitty krash
    There are not many patrons of color and a pops concert with Snoop would be great. I did not grow up with any culture with the exception of junior high and high school plays and musicals, but exposure to the symphony, ballet and such was nill. It was not until I was a young adult that I was exposed and I was hooked. Is it because I am WHITE CRACKER? Or maybe it’s because I’m open to new experiences. Like any business, nonprofits included, they cater to their customer base and where they can sell tickets. Just like a rap concert will cater to its audience. Should arts organizations try to branch out, maybe. There has to be an interest and a market.

  13. Anonymous says:

    kitty krash
    I apologize about the double post.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Rick M
    Still upset about Springsteen’s recent cancellation. Something to do with an overdose by a stagehand. He could’ve re-scheduled.

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