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FRIDAY, AUG. 31:

ARETHA FRANKLIN-FUNERAL — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video, including live coverage. Developing.

With: ARETHA FRANKLIN-FUNERAL-THE LATEST — Aretha Franklin is dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit. SENT: Developing.

AP ESSAY-END OF A CHAPTER — They moved across decades and changes and navigated a culture that their younger selves would not have recognized. That's the crossroads where both Aretha Franklin and John McCain stood — shaped by the decade that reshaped so much of American life but propelled into the 1970s and all the way to 2018. By AP National Writer Ted Anthony. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

FILM-FALL PREVIEW-DAMIEN CHAZELLE — Since the shocking finale to the 2017 Oscars, "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle has publicly been remarkably quiet. That changes now, finally, with the upcoming release of his Neil Armstrong film "First Man." By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 730 words, photos.

SIX FLAGS-NEW COASTER — A Chicago-area theme park says it will open a new roller coaster that will accelerate from 0 to 78 miles per hour (125 kph) in less than two seconds. SENT: 120 words.

SWEDEN-NOBEL — Two former members of the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature who quit in the wake of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal have dismissed reports they were returning to the Swedish Academy. By Jan M. Olsen. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-THE LITTLE STRANGER. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Thursday: 700 words, with film stills.

FILM REVIEW-KIN. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Wednesday: 500 words, with film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-MURDER BY DEATH. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Monday: 300 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-BIG RED MACHINE. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Wednesday: 320 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-IRON & WINE. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Tuesday: 280 words, with photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-TROYE SIVAN. By Mark Kennedy. SENT Thursday: 430 words, with photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-AARON LEE TASJAN. By Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 220 words, photo

BOOK REVIEW-ROOM TO DREAM. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. SENT Monday: 540 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-DEAD MAN RUNNING. Reviewed by Steve Hamilton. SENT Monday: 330 words, with photo.

BOOK REVIEW-VOX. Reviewed by Christina Dalcher. SENT Monday: 350 words, with photo.