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v12_regina_kingshirley_chisholm2012Regina King knows what it means to speak things into existence.

The thespian shared publicly in the past that she has a desire to portray a trailblazing legend: the first black New York congresswoman and presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm.

Now her dream could be realized.

v12_bobbi_kristina_oprah_jt_120311_wgAfter watchKristina Sunday night, we’re feeling a lot better about her chances to be able to move forward and make her own mark in the world.

Here are some highlights:

Bobbie Kristina admits she could not bear to stay in the house she grew up in the first night she returned to Atlanta after her mother, Whitney Houston, died, but then she felt her (mother) calling her home.

v10_michelle_johnsonHot-blooded opera full of crowd pleasing hits

 

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) will open its last production of the season, Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, on March 15. A beloved favorite, this opera has a surprising plot featuring gypsy camps, the burning of heretics, and family secrets, all brought to life by incomparable music.

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v8_whitney_houstonWorld Mourns Angelic Singer

It was the unthinkable. On the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, a six-time Grammy Award winner and one of the most celebrated artists in music history is found dead.

Within hours, plans for an event that would mainly have celebrated Adele, the 23-year-old British singer who won all six categories for which she was nominated, were overshadowed by sad tributes to the majestic Whitney Houston, dead at the age of 48. The Los Angeles coroner had still not released the cause of her death this week.

From The AP:

"I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of Whitney's passing," music producer Quincy Jones said in a written statement. "I always regretted not having had the opportunity to work with her. She was a true original and a talent beyond compare. I will miss her terribly."

At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.

FALLBROOK CHURCH - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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