More on Whitney Houston: In the inevitable instant books written about her life, her appearances in the District deserve a few notable mentions.
But before she was a superstar, she sang at the Shoreham Hotel around 1985. Somewhere out there (probably in an old box on a shelf) there’s a video of a charity dinner with Mark Russell and the 22-year-old singer. Videographer Kit Slitor can’t remember which organization he made the tape for, but he recalled filming Houston. “She gave a top-notch performance,” he told us. Folks, check your archives.
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