Feb. 13, 2012, the world lost a truly iconic singer in Whitney Houston.
The National Action Network Arts and Culture Committee, under the leadership of award-winning playwright Arnold Pinnix, presented “I Look to You: The Gospel of Whitney Houston.” This production takes a spiritual and insightful look into the afterlife of the late Grammy Award-winning psalmist.
This particular performance was dedicated to and saluted the life and legacy of Theresa Freeman, NAN New York City chapter president, who transitioned home Dec. 3, 2014.
Houston is presented as a woman who is deeply spiritual yet troubled as she addresses those she loves as she makes her transition. This stage reading allowed the audience to examine themselves and the reality of having to confront their earthly issues before leaving Earth.
“I Look to You: The Gospel of Whitney Houston” is a must-see production. This production was well-attended, and Pinnix is a noteworthy writer, director and producer.
National Action Network’s House of Justice hosts an “Arts and Culture” event every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at 106 W. 145th St. in the village of Harlem. Call 212-690-3070 for more information.
The Rev. James L. Clemons, Jr. is the ambassador of NAN Arts and Culture.