Tag Archives: Whitney Houston

A Valentine for Whitney

Costner’s compliment comes days after the world marked the fifth anniversary of her death, and news broke that the Black-owned cable channel TV One is producing a biopic about her only child, Bobbi Kristina.

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But Where is the Music?

The Houstons: On Our Own reality TV series wrapped up a couple of nights ago, leaving behind unfinished story lines and failing to convince a creeped out, skeptical viewership, at least on my part, about the wisdom of doing this.  I didn’t watch much of the 14 hours of programming that they cobbled together raiding […]

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From Love Story to Horror Show

More than eight months ago millions of people hunkered over their laptop, tablet and smart phone screens to watch Whitney Houston’s funeral streaming over the Web, and by now, you know that one of the highlights was Kevin Costner’s tender and moving speech about the late singer. In the broadest sense of the word, he […]

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Samson and Whitney

The ‘Sparkle’ remake that opened today was about updating a groundbreaking African-American cult classic for a younger audience with more modern sensibilities. When you exclude that horrible night in February before the Grammy awards, you would still have an event that returned a fresh, luminous Whitney to the big screen. The return of a musical […]

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A Heaven-Sent Voice Returns Home

Give me one moment in time, when I’m more than I thought I would be When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away, and the answers are all up to me About a year ago, I steered our family station wagon through the narrow hoary streets of East Orange, consulting a scrap of paper with […]

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