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Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996 - File 002. 1996-12-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/915/show/883.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996
Publisher Window Media
Date December 27, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript VOICE The Community Newspaper DECEMBER 27, 1996 ISSUE 844 Jennifer Holliday Rings in the New Year An Exuberant Maestro Reaches Out A Conversation with Stephen Stein By .Ion Anthony Conducler-in-residence of the Houston Symphony Orchestra Stephen Stein is on a mission. Stein is out to educate and introduce to anyone who will listen to the beauty of the art form known as orchestra! music. His exuberance and dedication to his craft is extraordinary and genuine. In a recent interview with the Houston Voice, the maestro talked freely about his endeavors. Stein has appeared with major symphony irchestras through the years as a guest onductor. In 1992, he became onductor-in-residence of the Houston Symphony. He is responsible for devel- the weekly iTSRTT; oping comprehensive artistic plans for the Symphony's many communis aui\ n lional and ouircach t ^^^^^^^^^^ Sounds Like Fun! Summer festival for children. First Concerts on Saturday mornings, and weekday concerts for school children. Additionally, he conducts the orchestra in classical Season concerts. Summer concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Stein also conducts the annual performances of Handel's Messiah, Stein realized his dream during the adolescent stage of his life. "From the time I was about 15," Stein says. I think it actually happened because I was originally a percussionist and in retrospect 1 don't know if I had been B violinist or pianist - the more traditionally diverse to conduct- (Continued on page III By Jon Anthony Houstonian Jennifer Holliday returns to her native city for a powerhouse New Year's Eve concert at the Alley Theater. Holliday has been hailed by many a critic, this one included, as one of the greatest singers in music today. Holliday is a diva's dtva. A singer with a gift for vocal interpretation that will leave you utterly breathless, Holliday has an innate ability to get inside a lyric and capture the essence of the mood. The Houston Voice caught up with music's living legend for an interview about her future endeavors and return to the Alley theater. Holliday revived her role as Effie in a production of Dreamgirls at the Alley in 1994 THE GAY-GENE CONTROVERSY By Chandler Burr See Page 6 [ouston church choir at 17 by a member of a touring production of A Chorus Line. Holliday was convinced to go to New York and audition for the Broadway revival of Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God. She won the part. In 1981, she landed the role of Effie in the Broadway smash Dreamgirls. Holiday became the toast of Broadway and the show catapulted her to national fame and well deserved recognition. Her powerhouse rendition of And I Am Telling You I'm Noi Going, from the musical, has become a classic signature song for Hoti- day. It's difficult to imagine anyone else performing the heart wrenching ballad. Holliday, who grew up in Houston's third ward, never aspired to be a singer or entertainer. "I wanted to go into law," says Holliday. In fact, she still has the yearning. "My biggest regret was not going to school to study law," said Holliday. She does not rule out doing so in the future, albeit, there are no plans to date. A fan of Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand, Holliday has accolades for some of today's top artists like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. She does not resent being offered >■■»- Year ,*. some of the music that they record because she believes it is "their time...they are on top now." it's hard to believe that Holliday is a 20- year veteran in the music industry an. industry she calls "uncertain." She intends to head back to the studio to record new material if the "right opportunity comes along." For now, she is enjoying a long deserved sabbatical "I started oui too grown! I'm beginning to enjoy simple things." says Holiday, "because I ne\er used to be able to and I want to go back and do those things." One of those things she is doing is spend- ng a lot of time in Los Angeles to develop relationships" with the film and television industry. "Basically, I'm awaiting to see what opportunities arise," she said. Holliday claims she would love to work in films and do television appearances. If she can act as good as she sings, she should not have any difficulties. Her advice to young people who aspire a career in the entertainment industry is to "stay grounded" and remain focused. "Believe in yourself, hone your talents (Continued on page 12) A YEAR IN R -,'iws- Best and Worst of 1996 Huhiul IMCP.mem
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