Saturday, February 18, 2012
Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner, Gov. Christie, Mayor Booker all in attendance.
Newark's own, singer Whitney Houston, was welcomed home to the church where she began her singing career Saturday, in a rousing gospel-flavored funeral service before an audience of family, friends and celebrities. "Whitney, today is your day," the Rev. Joe A. Carter, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, said in beginning the service. A powerful choir of more than 100 singers, backed by a band that included drums and bass and horns, provided an emotional backdrop to a procession of singers, most of them from the world of gospel music. Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry spoke of what he termed the grace that carried Houston through her life. "There was a grace that carried her down through Miss Cissy Houston, a grace that brought her up through …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Instructor says the course, using the popular singer's life as context, examines race, gender and sexuality in America
Friday, August 5, 2011
Dayton man allegedly returned to set of music video at Route 1 mobile home park three times, before throwing an egg at a South Brunswick Police officer working the video shoot.
A Dayton man allegedly wanted to be in Beyonce's new music video shot in South Brunswick so badly that he wouldn't take no for an answer. So the man returned to the set of the video three separate times after being ejected and threw an egg at a township police officer working the video shoot, according to South Brunswick Police. Paul Taeffner, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass after he repeatedly returned to the Oakdale Mobile Home Park Tuesday evening during Beyonce's video shoot for her song "Party." Taeffner was first asked to leave the set of the video by Oakdale staff after he was yelling and acting out at around 5 p.m., according to police. South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan said Taeffner …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Superstar Beyonce Knowles walked the streets of South Brunswick this afternoon during a shoot for her latest music video
In a summer of rare occurrences for South Brunswick, including a shooting and a helicopter crash, the only thing missing was perhaps a superstar walking down the street of a local mobile home park. Until today that is, as Beyonce Knowles was in the Oakdale Mobile Home Park on Route 1 shooting footage for her latest music video this afternoon. Lining the streets of the park were large trailers, cameras and video equipment, in addition to a cast of wildly dressed unique characters for the shooting of the 29-year-old star's latest video with a trailer park theme. Just a handful of spectators looked on as members of the crew scolded onlookers for taking pictures of the singer as she walked down the small side street with an umbrella shielding…