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“Whitney hears you, honey.”

by on Jul.10, 2017, under Film & TV, Music & Theater

Damn right, Tyra. That’s talent.

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Shady Ladies

by on Jun.16, 2017, under Music & Theater, Queer, Snark

RecentlyTaylor Swift and Katy Perry made headlines again because of their ongoing feud. It also highlighted just how petty and juvenile Taylor is, not to mention absolutely fake vis-a-vis her purported stance on streaming sites. Of course, this guy pretty much summed it all up for the rest of us commoners who are sane.

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All At Once

by on Aug.13, 2016, under Music & Theater

Earlier this week, we remembered the great Whitney Houston on her birthday.

It’s such serendipity that I then came across this new a capella group that did such a wonderful cover of one of her most memorable hits. I love a capella groups, and when they can do such a fantastic tribute, I love them even more.

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Queen of the Night

by on Aug.09, 2016, under Music & Theater

imageDespite the controversies that hounded her in her latter years, Whitney Houston will always be a true icon of music. Hers had been a golden voice that few could ever match. As with Madonna, Prince, and Michael Jackson, Whitney embodied the 80s so much that she was a legend by the time the 90s rolled around.

Her last few years were tumultuous, to say the least. Domestic violence, drug abuse, inability to perform properly during concerts: yes, these happened. Yes, these put her through some truly dark times. And with the circumstances surrounding her death, one cannot help but sometimes wonder if there was anything else that she, or the people around her, or even her fans, could have done to prevent her downward spiral into her untimely demise.

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