8/14/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Johnny Manuel- America’s Got Talent

Johnny Manuel is living proof never give up on your dreams. Manuel shocked judges on America’s Got Talent with his rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.  Continue reading

3/26/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Whitney Houston Meets Michael Jackson In Heaven!

 

Whitney Houston meets Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix and John Lennon in heaven.  Continue reading

11/30/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Brandy-Sittin Up In My Room

Sittin’ Up in My Room by R&B artist Brandy Norwood. It was written and produced by Babyface and recorded by Brandy for the soundtrack of the 1995 film Waiting To Exhale, starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. Continue reading

8/7/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (1999)(Live

Whitney Houston’s live performance of I Will Always Love You was featured in Divas Live 99. In 1992, Houston recorded a new arrangement of I Will Always Love You for The Bodyguard soundtrack, her film debut. Continue reading

5/25/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY MEMORIAL DAY Tribute: Whitney Houston- Star Spangled Banner

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Whitney Houston’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the 1991 Super Bowl XXV in Tampa ranks among the most memorable of all-time. Houston’s talent and worldwide popularity due to the release of the film The Bodyguard buoyed the nation patriotism just after the onset of the Persian Gulf War. Released as a single (and re-released after the September 11th terrorist attacks) Houston donated all proceeds to charity. Continue reading

5/9/17 O&A NYC WITH INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All

The Greatest Love of All is a song was written and recorded to be the main theme of the 1977 film The Greatest, a biopic of the boxer Muhammad Ali. Eight years after George Benson’s original recording, the song became even more well known for a version by Whitney Houston. Continue reading

9/24/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Genius Of Richard Smallwood

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Richard Smallwood is the Black Brahms of Gospel music. His lush orchestrations and choral arrangements are the hallmarks of his signature sound. An accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, vocalist and choral conductor Smallwood graduated cum laude from Howard University with degrees in both vocal performance and piano, and  graduate work in the field of ethnomusicology. He finished his Masters degree in Divinity from Howard University in 2004 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 
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5/30/16 O&A NYC MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE: Whitney Houston- Star Spangled Banner

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Whitney Houston rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the 1991 Super Bowl XXV in Tampa ranks among the most memorable of all-time. Houston’s talent and worldwide popularity due to the release of the film The Bodyguard buoyed the nation patriotism just after the onset of the Persian Gulf War. Released as a single (and re-released after the September 11th terrorist attacks) Houston donated all proceeds to charity. Continue reading

2/16/18 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Whitney Houston- I Have Nothing- Bodyguard World Tour (South Africa)

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Continue reading

2/11/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Greatest Love Of All- Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston popularized the Michael Masser and Linda Creed song (originally recorded in 1977 by American singer and guitarist George Benson) under the title Greatest Love of All. The song was released in February 1985 on her Arista Records debut self-titled album Whitney Houston.  Continue reading