February 10, 1995 |
Philadelphians should feel honored that Cissy Houston will perform at the PECO Energy Jazz Festival this weekend. "The offers keep coming in, but I don't work nearly as much as I used to," said the veteran R&B, gospel and jazz belter and famous mom (of Whitney Houston) in a recent chat. "Nowadays, I only go out when my friends call. " In this case, it was an emergency call from jazz flutist Herbie Mann, asking her to fill in for a felled (by stroke) Les McCann at Mann's gig on Sunday at the Philadelphia Marriott.
February 13, 1990 |
After President Bush spoke at a Washington church a couple of weeks ago, the pastor remarked that, yes, there is an element of theater in church services. And there's nothing wrong with that, he said. The Lord never said His flock had to be bored. Cissy Houston certainly won't argue the point. The most famous church choir director in New Jersey, who also owns one of the sweetest voices in both popular and gospel music, has never let things get dull on either the sacred or the secular side.
January 15, 2014 |
Beyoncé, feminist hero "Gender Equality is a Myth," writes Beyoncé in a new essay on The Shriver Report ( http://shriverreport.org ). Yes, B! B, the pop star and glamour puss. "We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality," opens the piece, which opines that true economic equality won't be attained until men demand their "wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more - commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. " Old patterns of behavior, old attitudes must be broken, says B. "We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect" until "gender equality becomes a natural way of life.
August 15, 1987 |
The opening moments of Whitney Houston's concert last night at the Spectrum shows just how far she has transcended the notion of a black artist "crossing over" to the pop audience. Entering to a rapturous standing ovation from a predominantly white crowd, Houston fired up her finest up-tempo number, "How Will I Know," and the full house sat in rapt admiration. It was eerie - nobody moved. Ninety minutes later, when she sang her latest No. 1 hit, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
February 12, 2012 |
"Lovely, gracious, fun, delightful. " That is how radio host Dyanna Williams is remembering Whitney Houston today. Williams, an on-air personality for WRNB radio 100.3 FM, first met Houston years ago at a function honoring the late singer's former husband, Bobby Brown. "Her impact is forever," Williams told The Inquirer. "She had some troubles in her life, but she set a pace and tone for male and female artists to follow. " Williams said WRNB was suspending its regular show in order to broadcast Houston songs for the entire day, as well as taking calls from listeners who want to "express their pain and loss.
February 13, 2012 |
"Lovely, gracious, fun, delightful. " That is how radio host Dyanna Williams remembered Whitney Houston on Sunday. Williams, an on-air personality for WRNB radio (100.3 FM), met Houston years ago at a function honoring the late singer's former husband, Bobby Brown. "Her impact is forever," Williams told The Inquirer. "She had some troubles in her life, but she set a pace and tone for male and female artists to follow. " Williams said WRNB suspended its regular programming in order to broadcast Houston songs for the entire day, and was taking calls from listeners who wanted to "express their pain and loss.
July 29, 2015 |
And the Houston millions? Celebs, including Oprah Winfrey , Wendy Williams , Dr. Phil , and Missy Elliott mourned the death Sunday of Bobbi Kristina Brown , 22, who had been in a medically induced coma since being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Ga., home on Jan. 31. Her illness and death are something of a mystery. An autopsy is in the works, but an official cause of death may not be available for weeks, the Fulton County Medical Examiner said on Monday.
February 14, 2012 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Whitney Houston was underwater and apparently unconscious when she was pulled from a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, and she had prescription drugs in her room, authorities said Monday. Two days after the singer's death, her body was taken to a Los Angeles-area airport to be flown to New Jersey, where her family was making arrangements for a funeral to be held at the end of the week. An autopsy was performed Sunday, and authorities said there were no indications of foul play and no obvious signs of trauma on Houston's body.
February 15, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Whitney Houston's funeral will be held Saturday in the church where she first showcased her singing talents as a child, her family choosing to remember her in a private service rather than in a large event at an arena. The owner of the Whigham Funeral Home said Tuesday that the funeral would be at noon at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church, which seats up to 1,500. Gospel singer Marvin Winans, a Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend, had been chosen to give the eulogy, his son said.
April 23, 2015 |
Jon Stewart reveals big date The world will become less tolerable for millions of human beings on Aug. 6. That's the last day Jon Stewart will appear as host of the most important news program in history, The Daily Show , which he has steered valiantly for 16 years. By abandoning his post, Stewart will deliver the biggest blow to the quality - and perhaps even the quantity - of TV news since Walter Cronkite retired from the CBS Evening News in 1981. The Comedy Central show is to be taken over by South African comedian Trevor Noah . Derek Hough's injuries Dancing With the Stars champion extraordinaire Derek Hough on Monday suffered an injury during a show rehearsal.