If you ever doubt the power of music to transcend daily life, listen to Jessica Sanchez’s rendition of “And I Will Always Love You”. Jessica channels Whitney and when she pauses just before she belts out “And I-I-I will always love you” I think the whole world held its breath. I did. I don’t think I have EVER seen Randy Jackson so moved. Jennifer Lopez says, “God blesss you” and Steve Tyler tells Jessica: you just made 40 million people cry.
Dolly Parton’s little song …
Maybe “American Idol” isn’t ready to give up the ghost yet after all (and I love “The Voice”!)
Click here and scroll down for my written reviews of The Help and SENNA on American Catholic.org
Here is my short video tape on The Help, SENNA and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes:
On this day in 1992, four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of the beating of Rodney King and Los Angeles erupted in rioting. The beating of King, which had been video tapped, the trial and acquittal were seminal events in the history of race relations in this country.
Last year I interviewed the Rev. Scott D. Young about his annual pilgrimage to the site of the flash point of the civil unrest following the acquittal of the police officers in the Rodney King case.
NCR published the article and it can be read here: Urban Mystic at the Crossroads
I believe this outtake captures the essence of Scott’s passion for the city, a true urban mystic.
You can read Scott’s blog at The Culture Vulture Report
This YouTube video can tell us so much: innocence, talent, how smart kids really are, how to silence women who are only trying to verbalize their views, body language, and so forth. I just love this…