5/15/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Gospelfest 2016

By Walter Rutledge 

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Gospelfest 2016 – Honor Thy Mother took place on Saturday May 7th, 2016 at the Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ). The event produced a two-fold celebration; it is both the ultimate gospel music extravaganza and a wonderful tribute to our mothers. The Mother’s Day Eve event has become a day long gospel event for the entire family and community.  Continue reading

10/1/14 O&A DIVA ALERT: Aretha Franklin Sing Adele’s Rolling In The Deep On Letterman

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Aretha Franklin was the guest on last night’s David Letterman, where she performed her cover of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep that was released yesterday (which also contains a bit of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”). For the performance, she was joined by a choir (which included Cissy Houston) and a large back up band.  Continue reading

O&A DIVA ALERT!: Whitney and Cissy Houston



Whitney Houston sings two duets with her mother Cissy Houston.  Whitney and Cissy Houston sing I Know Him So Well from the Broadway Musical Chess. And Whitney’s 1983 television debut on the Merv Griffin Show singing a medley of R & B song with her mother.

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