The Washington Park Conservancy, in collaboration with Cut Creators, the City of Newark’s Parks and Recreation, and the Central Ward Councilmen, Darrin Sharif, will host the “Whitney Houston, Celebration of Life Concert, ” in honor of the star’s Birthday (Today, August 9th). This event is not be missed! It will take place THIS SUNDAY, August 12th, between 12- 8 p.m. at Washington Park, in downtown Newark. There will be food, and exciting programming throughout the course of the afternoon.
The director of the Washington Park Conservancy speaks about the event, “There are many fans within Newark and surrounding cities that never received their opportunity to celebrate one of the areas most talented individual’s of our time. Her artistry was rarely seen in contemporary music and is more renaissance of the 50’s, extraordinary artist like Dorothy Dandridge, Nat King Cole, and Sammy Davis Junior. She was a triple threat in the entertainment industry, an individual that was a world-class model, and a wide ranging singer and a competent actress. She led the way for other artist like Beyoncé, and Mariah Carey, cross over into multiple singing categories.”
The event will feature various artists and live performers. The Producer of the tribute, Daryl Stewart, says “There is no more appropriate way to celebrate Whitney’s Birthday then through her music. I am so ecstatic to bring together a group of talented musicians and singers to pay tribute to Newark’s own. The tribute will include covers of all the Whitney classics, a few surprises and a live band. Singers include Gabrielle Findley, Jasmin Wise, Lawrence Dandridge, Josephine Quaye and more. Through community sponsors and collaborations well be able to spread the word and reach even more people. This type of collaboration is the heart of service. I believe Whitney would be proud.”
The invitation is presented for those that want to celebrate the memory of Whitney! Happy Birthday Whitney, you are truly missed!
Whitney Houston, Celebration of Life Concert
THIS SUNDAY! August 12th, 12- 8 p.m.
Tribute begins at 3 p.m.
Newark, NJ 07102