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2012 Endings and 2013 Beginnings –

Posted on 12/31/2012 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

EntertainmentWe’ve looked back at the year’s departures to remind us about our own mortality and consider how notable personalities have shaped our lives and the wider culture. From Neil Armstrong to Whitney Houston, spend some time with old friends, while you also consider the complex and unsettling legacy of Joe Paterno, who we thought we knew, but didn’t really. It’s our first People to Remember special on the web. What will you remember of your life from the past year? …

Does the Trailer for Whitney Houston’s New Movie Make You Happy or Sad?

Posted on 04/3/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWe’re a couple of months away from the release of Whitney Houston’s last movie, Sparkle and now that I’ve seen the trailer, I feel a kind of sadness, and maybe even anger, that I didn’t really experience even when she died. You remember the coverage back in February, don’t you? All about how Whitney had been in a physical and emotional tailspin in the days before she died. There were endless reports of how she’d been disoriented and frail, rambling …

The Takeaway: Older Stars Rock the Grammy Awards

Posted on 02/13/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayTwenty-three year old Adele may have been the night’s big winner, but older musicians held their own at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. From Glen Campbell to Sir Paul, the Beach Boys to the Boss, music vets rocked the stage and turned in some of the best of the night’s many live performances.

Our Whitney Memories

Posted on 02/11/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWhat do you remember? The Bodyguard.  “I Will Always Love You.” That time she performed at the 1987 state fair in Syracuse, New York. A concert one night in Lansing, Michigan. Our Facebook fans have been sharing their memories since we heard the news. A magical performance of “All the Man I Need” in 1991. Most often, we’ve heard “that time she sang the anthem before a Super Bowl,” and since that happens to be our Whitney memory too, here it …