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...was last week's top-played song nationwide. Versions of ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' by Faith Hill, Whitney Houston and Jimi Hendrix are being requested at record rates, Anchorage radio station program directors say. In addition...
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...Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Clive Davis, who launched the careers of Santana, Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen and is president and founder of Arista Records, and Phil Spector, whose famed ''wall of...
Michele Adrianne Pecora

...accepted him as her savior at age 5. She enjoyed singing songs from some of her favorite artists, which included Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. "Michele is especially remembered by family and friends as being a very 'playful...

Now Playing Synopsis: A talented young woman is torn between her dreams and her family in this musical. Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) has been blessed with a beautiful voice and a gift for songwriting, but she's afraid to perform her songs in public, in part because her mother Emma (Whitney Houston), a former entertainer whose career brought her nothing but heartache, refuses to allow her daughters to sing outside of church. But Sparkle persuades her older sibling Sister (Carmen Ejogo) to sing one of her tunes at a talent show, and the reaction proves that Sister has star quality and Sparkle can write potential hits. An ambitious would-be manager, Stix (Derek Luke), persuades Sparkle and Sister to form a singing group with their sibling Dolores (Tika Sumpter), but while the act clicks wit audiences, the sisters have to contend with their angry mother, Sister gets caught up in a destructive relationship with a short-tempered comedian (Mike Epps), and Sparkle finds herself falling in love with Stix. Based on the 1976 musical of the same name, Sparkle proved to be the last major project for Whitney Houston, who died while the film was in post-production; it was also the first feature film for American Idol champion Sparks. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee Lo Green Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

This Time

Opens Friday, Aug 10, 2012 Synopsis: Filmmaker Victor Mignatti follows six struggling recording artists as they fight to keep the dream alive in an industry where it's often all-or-nothing. Back in their heyday, The Sweet Inspirations were Elvis Presley's back-up singers. When The King died they were devastated, but now they're doing their best to get back on stage. And though it's an uphill struggle, they're all determined to succeed. Meanwhile, New York cabaret singer Bobby Belfry belts out tunes with the charisma of a classic crooner, Pat Hodges proves that true soul music will always be fashionable, and producer/composer Peitor Angell works his magic from behind-the-scenes. Additional interviews with Cissy Houston (an original member of The Sweet Inspirations and mother of the late Whitney Houston) offer unique insight on just how far your passion can take you if you're really got the drive to succeed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review



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