Women of Excellence in the Arts
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: The Riverside Theatre
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Dr. Cissy Houston to be Honored by The Riverside Theatre on April 26th!
Every year, Riverside Theatre acknowledges women who have made a difference in the world through their chosen art form. This year’s event on Friday, April 26th honors Dr. Cissy Houston and includes a reception and she will talk about her book, Remembering Whitney. Co-Chairs for this very special evening are R&B Singers Mr. Chuck Jackson and Mr. Smokey Robinson!
Dr. Cissy Houston is a Grammy-winning soul and gospel singer another mother of late superstar Whitney Houston. She gained fame as part of the Drinkards, a family gospel group, and revolutionized the “Background Industry” as the founder and leader of Sweet Inspirations, a well-respected vocal group who provided background vocals for such artists as Luther Vandross, Wishbone Ash, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and Elvis Presley. She later enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Dr. Houston grew up in Newark, New Jersey, where she raised her family and still lives in the area.
The Riverside theatre was founded on the belief that the arts can be a transforming power in peoples' lives, the Theatre has presented a diverse range of programming including original music, dance productions, film premieres, musicals, and plays. Since its founding in 1960, the Theatre has become well known for exposing audiences to arts from many cultures, and to supporting emerging artists of all disciplines.
Tickets $45 - The ticket price includes a copy of “Remembering Whitney.” For more information and tickets, please visit www.TheRiversideTheatre.org or call (212) 870-6784.
Friday, April 26th
6 PM Reception, 7 PM Program
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