Posts Tagged ‘Whitney Houston’

The New Queen of Karaoke

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

By Verne Vergara A new queen has been crowned. After two rounds of semifinals and a final round on the evening of Nov. 13, the judges of Our Town’s Karaoke Idol event picked a winner. All three events took place at the dinner clubs Lips. As the clock approached contest start time at 9:30, the [&hellip
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Pop History Shines in Whitney Houston’s Sparkle

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film, Music

Via City Arts When Whitney Houston sings “His Eye is on the Sparrow” in Sparkle, her performance is unexpectedly good, stirring gospel. Playing the mother of three talented daughters who have formed a singing group that unravels the family, Houston’s heartbroken recitation also seems to be meta-cinematic. Drawing on her character’s professional disappointment, she testifies to something beyond the [&hellip
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The Holy Trinity . . . Duo . . . Trinity? Noah Wunsch on the trifecta of celebrity deaths

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

If you’re a famous person you better be ducking your head… unless you’re Lindsay Lohan, any of the Kardashians or a household of “Housewives,” then please, go for a walk on a friggin’ lightning rod. Ladies and gentlemen, one of the more exciting time capsules of our time is taking place right now, the trifecta [&hellip
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