The music world lost one of its most amazing talents last weekend, but Whitney Houston’s songs will be enjoyed for decades to come. Houston’s signature hit, “I Will Always Love You”, even returned to the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 for the first time since its release in 1992. While she will be greatly missed, the Prom Queen of Soul would surely want us to take a note from her most famous tune: “So goodbye, please don’t cry.”
With that, we are urged to celebrate and honor her work and relish in the fact we were able to enjoy her talents for over 25 years. That is why Love Train will have a Celebration of Life for both Houston and Don Cornelius, “Mr. Soul Train” himself, during their show on Friday, February 17th.
Chaka Khan, one of the acts performing during the 6 hour show, will certainly be dedicating her performance to the late Whitney Houston. The “Tell Me Something Good” singer was set to perform alongside Jennifer Hudson for the GRAMMY tribute to Houston but later pulled out stating she was still grieving the loss of her “little sister”. While certainly still mourning, Chaka Khan will celebrate her friend the only way she knows best: through song.
Other acts playing in the show include The OJay’s, The Men of Soul, and the Masters of Funk: Confunkshun, BARKAYS, Sugar Foot’s Ohio Players, SLAVE and the Mary Jane Girls. Love Train will be hosted by Mr. Tom Joyner and will feature the largest Soul Train line ever with over 500 people!
The performances begin at 6:00pm, and you can plan on grooving to the Old School tunes all night long. So come out to the show for a true Celebration of Life and a concert you will not soon forget.