February 23, 2012 |
The National Enquirer angered Whitney Houston fans Wednesday and instigated a deeper debate on the coverage of her death after publishing a photo purportedly showing the singer in a gold casket. The cover photo was taken during the funeral in New Jersey, the tabloid claims, and has been republished by other media outlets, including Jezebel and Fox411, Sarah Anne Hughes of Celebritology reports: It's not known how the Enquirer obtained the photo. Requests for comment from Houston's publicist and...
February 13, 2012
Whitney Houston's death, which rocked the music community and the world over the weekend, forced some last minute changes to the usually festive Grammy Awards Sunday night. As Chris Richards reported : Whitney Houston's unexpected death on the eve of Sunday's 54th Annual Grammy Awards turned the music industry's biggest night into a tone-dizzy exercise in grief, joy and show-must-go-on gusto. Even as the show was rolling on, details of Houston's death were emerging —...
February 17, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J.(RNS) Marvin Winans is no stranger to fame. He comes from a musical gospel family known far and wide. Just say "the Winans" and people in the music world know who you're talking about. Marvin was the premier songwriter for the group, their albums top sellers spanning the 1980s and 1990s. Though he's a gospel giant, he has worked in the secular music world as well, fusing gospel and rhythm and blues with big names such as producer Teddy Riley. But at the end of the day, those in pastoral and gospel...
August 14, 2012 |
In his new book, "The Whitney I Knew," gospel artist BeBe Winans describes his 28-year friendship with singer Whitney Houston. Winans, 49, and his sister CeCe, performed with Houston, and sang at her funeral in February. His older brother, Marvin, gave the eulogy for Houston at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. In an interview, Winans talked about the faith of the woman known just as "Whitney," and why he won't rush to see her in "Sparkle," the movie that opens Friday (Aug.
August 31, 2009 |
Among other things, the '00s will be remembered as the decade of the diva flameout, a long national nightmare of public crackups, disastrous marriages and no-panty flashings from which only Christina Aguilera has emerged unscathed. Whitney Houston, 46, has had the most spectacular catalogue of troubles -- rumors of hard-core substance abuse, her once-fabled voice poised at the edge of ruin, a marriage to bad-boy Bobby Brown -- and her comeback has taken the longest; at times it...
February 15, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. — Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy for Whitney Houston during her funeral Saturday (Feb. 18) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, the church pastor said Tuesday night. Houston's family rejected a public final farewell to the pop icon, choosing instead to hold a private, invitation-only funeral at New Hope, the singer's childhood church, which seats about 1,500. The Rev. Joe A. Carter, pastor at New Hope Baptist Church, said he...