Broadway Honors Whitney Houston

Posted: February 28, 2012 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives

Despite not being a Broadway powerhouse, anyone who can appreciate great vocals can appreciate what Whitney Houston brought to the world of music. From her feature in the Academy Awards’ In Memoriam segment, to the epic tribute performed by Jennifer Hudson at the Grammys, every sphere of the performing arts world is finding their own way to honor the singing legend. On February 27th, Joe’s Pub at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan, New York, presented a tribute concert to the late great Whitney Houston featuring some of Broadway’s strongest and most current performers.

The concert was put on for charity and is described on as “a celebration of Whitney’s life through an evening of her music. Arranged in concert for, and sung by, some of Broadway’s fiercest voices — voices undeniably influenced and deeply moved by Whitney’s presence and her artistry”.

Proceeds from the concert will go to The Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, a school whose mission is to educate their pupils to become functioning and contributing members of society now and in the future.

Kris Kukal musically directs the show.  Joe’s Pub is located inside of the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street in New York City.

-Diana Pearl

  1. Edward Maldonado says:

    When I saw the facial expression of CNN’s Don Lemon, who interrupted the special “Black in America: The New Promised Land-Silicon Valley” with breaking news, I knew something tragic had happened in America. My mind raced a mile a minute trying to figure out who had gone on to glory too soon. When Lemon announced the death of Whitney Houston, my mood last Saturday became somber. Much like after the death of Michael Jackson, I almost shed a tear thinking about growing up in the 1980s with their hit songs being constantly played by Magic 102 FM in Houston.’

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