Whitney Houston is to perform live in London at a charity event to raise funds for disabled children.
The I Will Always Love You singer will treat guests to a string of her hits at Caudwell Children's Legend Ball at Battersea Evolution on May 8.
The 44-year-old American soul diva will sing before a 2,000-strong audience which will include British entrepreneurs and celebrities.
Caudwell Children is a national charity based in Staffordshire, providing direct donations of treatments, therapies and specialist equipment throughout the country, and has so far donated over £5 million to more then 2,000 children with 160 medical conditions.
Last year £1.2 million was raised for the charity from the Bedrock Ball at the National History Museum, where Tina Turner sang before an audience which included Sir David Frost.
John Caudwell, founder of the charity, said: "We are thrilled to have an artist of Whitney's calibre to headline the event. …
天生美人胚！ Sunday, February 10, 2008 By Roger Friedman
What a difference a year makes!
At last year’s Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala, Whitney Houston barely left her seat and didn’t even rise to meet Al Gore. She was tentative and fragile.
But last night at the Beverly Hilton, it was a fully restored, fun-loving Whitney who moved around the ballroom with grace. She spent a chunk of the evening away from her table with Davis’ family and hung out with Alicia Keys’ gang, including collaborator Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and manager Jeff Robinson down near the stage.
“Write some good things about me,” Whitney said, and we talked about her upcoming album. She’s healthy and focused and clearly engaged. She watched clips on the video screens of her past performances at Davis extravaganzas, I thought, with a little yearning. Maybe next year, she’ll be back up there.
Houston’s presence brought over a lot of stars. She and Usher exchanged waves from their tables. At one point, Fergie of the Black Eyed …
Whitney Houston is one true diva. And I mean that in the nicest way. Leave it to Ms. Houston to wear not one, but two different outfits during Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She walked the red carpet in a black and silver number, but by the time dinner began, she slipped into a plum-colored gown. Both were formfitting and showed us Houston was in great physical shape. I could only imagine that there would have been a third wardrobe change if she actually performed last night. I’m told that Houston was scheduled to belt out three songs, but the plans were canceled on Friday. There were, however, plenty of other megastars who hit the stage for a song or two. But before I get to that, lemme tell you a little bit more about the Davis bash. It’s been an annual tradition for, like, forever. Last night’s soiree didn’t disappoint. Here’s what went down...
By MARISSA WILLIAMS Tobago Bureau Saturday, February 2 2008 Grammy award winner Whitney Houston has officially been added to the Sunday night all-star cast of the Plymouth Jazz Festival which runs from April 25 to April 27.
Houston’s contract was finalised between her management and Jazz Festival executives and she is to join another R&B diva Diana Ross and headline act, Rod Stewart.
BET Walk of Fame honoree Smokey Robinson, Peabo Bryson and James Ingram will head the cast on Friday night while R&B group En Vogue, Shakira and roots reggae band Steel Pulse have been listed as the top acts on Saturday night.
CL Communications CEO Anthony Maharaj yesterday said organisers were still trying to confirm two or three other artistes for the event but was not sure on which nights they would be performing. Negotiations are still underway to secure contracts for Jill Scott to perform on Friday night.
Tickets have also gone on sale online at US$120 and US$200 for general and VI…