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  • Review: “Sparkle”

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    August 16, 2012 | 6:42 pm

    No matter how hard you try not too, ‘Sparkle’ directed by Salim Akil, based on the 1970’s film of the same name, will always remind you of Miss Whitney Houston’s premature and very sad death. Whitney died just three months after filming this picture.

    “Sparkle” takes place in...

  • About a dog, lost and found

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 22, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    My 7-year-old son’s room is covered with posters from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” The Empire Strikes Back” and other “Star Wars” films, and I myself have enjoyed the zeitgeist-y films “The Big Chill,” “Grand Canyon” and the “Accidental Tourist.”  So I was eager...

  • Whitney Houston: The Greatest Voice of All

    By Misha Henckel

    February 13, 2012 | 11:37 am

    When news of Whitney’s passing broke on Saturday afternoon, it hit hard. My teenagers were surprised.

    “Mom, what’s the matter with you! Why are you crying?”

    “You don’t understand,” I said. “It’s Whitney! Our Whitney! She is… was… everything. When I was...

  • ‘Sparkle’ producer remembers Whitney Houston

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 12, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    The news of 48-year-old superstar Whitney Houston’s death has rocked and saddened the music world as well as the singer’s legions of fans.

    Houston, who had struggled to revive a once stellar career following years of depression and drug abuse, had been poised for a comeback—and...

  • Whitney Houston, who called Israel visit a ‘spiritual retreat,’ is dead at 48

    February 12, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    American pop star Whitney Houston, who reportedly told then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a trip to Israel in 2003 that “I feel at home,” has died at the age of 48.

    Houston was discovered dead Saturday afternoon in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., just hours...