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Whitney Houston inspired greatness

Originally Published: February 13, 2012
By Adena Andrews

In 1990, I got the break of a lifetime: a chance to sing "Greatest Love Of All" at my preschool graduation. Whitney Houston's version of the song had topped the charts. Five years of listening to soul music on Sundays with my mother would finally pay off. This was my time to shine.

But there was only one problem: I was tone deaf. Weeks before the concert, I pranced around the house practicing my out-of-tune notes. My family knew I wasn't a gifted singer but they couldn't ...

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