Whitney In Russia...
Whitney Houston to perform in
Petersburg and Moscow
MOSCOW, January 12 (Itar-Tass) -- U.S. pop star Whitney Houston is
expected to visit Russia, that is her long cherished dream. The singer
will give a concert in St. Petersburg on February followed by two concerts
in the Kremlin concert hall in Moscow on February 10,11.
Whitney Houston's concert tour to Russia was planned a long time ago, but
for some reason was delayed. This time, the singer is hoped to keep her
promise. Whitney Houston still enjoys immense popularity, and she is one
of the most highly paid singers. She asked a little over a million dollars
for her concerts in Russia. Apart from rather a high fee, the U.S. singer
has made certain conditions that were outlined in a long list in her
contract. The organizers of Whitney Houston show in Russia fear that they
might have to paint the backstage of the Kremlin palace white because the
singer dislikes being in darkness.
Russian admirers of the celebrated singer are to pay from 200 to 1,300
dollars per ticket. Nonetheless, the organizers have assured that despite
a high ticket price the audiences will not be disappointed because the pop
star from the overseas included the best songs from her repertoire in the
programme of the Russian concerts.
Whitney Houston - the winner of six Grammy awards, is known as a movie
actress. The singer was awarded numerous cinematography prizes for a part
in The Bodyguard where she starred with Kevin Kostner. The soundtrack to
the film proved to be the most popular music bestseller in history. A few
songs from The Bodyguard will be performed in Russia.
12 JANUARY 2004