The world lost its greatest vocalist, Aretha Franklin, in August 2018. The Detroit diva left her mark on soul, R&B and pop music while taking her gospel roots everywhere she went. In the never-before-seen concert film Amazing Grace, a young Franklin, introduced by gospel great the Rev. James Cleveland, takes to the pulpit of a South Los Angeles church to sing the iconic hymn and other Christian classics as only she could.
Filmed in 1972, the concert made its debut during the 2018 film festival circuit and will open in theaters April 5. Check out the powerful trailer below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.