Poly High graduate, radio personality and Long Beach resident Charles Karel Bouley II, who is also a Huffington Post blogger, was online and posting a remembrance a few short hours after Whitney Houston's death. Houston appeared at the on Aug. 25, 1993 back during the promotion of her "Bodyguard" movie tour. But does anyone know if she ever performed in Long Beach?
Headlined, "Didn’t She Almost Have It All," here is an exerpt from his blog:
"Whitney Houston’s end is one many will say they saw coming, that they’re surprised it didn’t happen years before. No matter the final cause, to some, it won’t be a surprise.
"But surprise or not, at 48, it’s a tragedy.....
"Her legacy will be soulful, classic ballads, dance songs and Pop, a vocal range that verged on angelic and a personality the bubbled through from stage to screen to a world wide audience that recognized talent when they heard it.
Her struggles will go down as another artist plagued by abuses, by demons, by substances; meaning she was human, not a Goddess, just a woman trying to navigate waters most of us can only imagine traveling."