“ANOTHER ANGEL IS TAKEN INTO THE CHOIR!”

February 19, 2012

My condolences to Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick, and their family and friends on the passing of Whitney Houstonwho was laid to rest today.

by Laura Petrecca, Cathy Lynn Grossman, and Gary Strauss for USA TODAY

NEWARK – Saturday’s New Hope Baptist Church funeral service for Whitney Houston was more celebratory than somber, touching on the pop singer’s flaws, but relishing her talent, beauty, compassion and love for music.

  • “We are here not to mourn our loss, but to celebrate hers!”, Newark Mayor Cory Booker told a celebrity-studded crowd of family, friends and entertainment industry A-listers who filled the pews and aisles of New Hope church, where Houston, known as “Nippy,” began singing with the junior gospel choir at age 11.The service touched a range of emotions, ranging from tears to heartfelt laughter over the course of nearly four hours, peeling back the public veneer of troubled superstar to reveal the generous, dedicated artist, friend and mother those close to her loved and relished.”

Here’s a video of the entire funeral http://newyork.cbslocal.com/whitney-houston-funeral/

and here are a few of the afternoon’s highlights including the Winans Family singing “Tomorrow” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-YSzqjpBTk  and Tyler Perry talking about  Whitney’s grace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcXBpM8YSEQ

JUST POSTED! The article eveybody’s talking about by Dawn Lee Wakefield for the National Examiner  http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/did-whitney-houston-really-have-to-die-a-wakeup-call-for-wannabes

Finally, here is my tribute to Whitney who i met as a child. https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/whitney-houston-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/

 Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com 

Wayne’s new book, “I DID IT FOR A SONG” is available at  AMAZON , Barnes & Noble or from Smashwords

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One Response to ““ANOTHER ANGEL IS TAKEN INTO THE CHOIR!””

  1. Artie Wayne Says:

    Transcribed from people on FACEBOOK who’ve LIKED this article

    Dan S. White, Jerrie Ulbrich, Christi Terrana Hunziker, Carol Cookie Tandy, Cal Jennings, Joey Cabone, Linda Limon, Andrea Mogavero, Head Boss, Roger Hansson, Gary Weisel
    Kate Lynn

    Transcribed from FACEBOOK and e-mails of people who’ve made COMMENTS on this article…

    Wedigo Watson…Very Sad !

    Florence Gray…Tragic loss of a beautiful, talented woman.

    Barbara Alford Jones…Thank you for sharing your memories of Cissy’s “little girl” roaming the studios… that is so poignant now. Artie, you are a treasure! Thanks again

    Greg Stern…Pretty Cool Artie…When is it that the innocence falls, Reality becomes jaded, and life no longer has value like it once did? These amazingly gifted people get caught up in the web of destruction? I loved Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. There is no doubt in my mind that God put them on this planet to impact the world with their amazing talents! And they of course did exactly what they were meant to do! Tomorrow is not promised and no matter who you are, what you have, and who you are connected to you must still make conscious choices and deal with the consequences alone in your life……That being said, I’d like to hear your thoughts and opinion as to why so many end up like this?

    Respectfully, Greg Stern

    Artie Wayne GREG…I THINK IT BEGINS WHEN PEOPLE AROUND YOU STOP SAYING NO AND LET YOU DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.

    Herbert Maton…So shocked when I first heard the news. RIP!

    Greg Stern Artie- I don’t think you think that, I think you “KNOW” That! I agree with you 100%. It’s true for athletes, musicians, atists, owners, Executives,etc…. Tough love like you would give your children! Instead of as a mentor, advisor, coach agent, etc…Looking at it as “What can I get out of this” why not how can I help by not exploiting but directing, helping, advising, truthfully, honesty, and with Integrity. Very fundamental but probably why we have so much going wrong with the Govt., Music Industry, Movie Industry, Educations system, all the way down to th family. Somebody is always on the take. It’s either I exploit you or you exploit me and it hasn’t changed since the beginning of time. Sad really but in dire need of change. Thanks for reading or listening to my Rant

    Respectfully, Greg Stern

    Mark Volman…And another word, wasted.


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