*Los Angeles, CA – Emmy and GRAMMY winner Narada Michel Walden and the GRAMMY Museum will celebrate the release of Narada’s highly anticipated new book, Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration (Inside Editions) with a book signing, discussion and performance at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 5 at 8pm. The book will be on sale on November 27.
The event is part of the continued celebration of Whitney at the GRAMMY Museum’s exhibit Whitney! Celebrating The Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston. During the evening, Narada will discuss his impressive, nearly four-decade career, stories from the studio and the book.
Narada Michael Walden is an Emmy and GRAMMY-award winning producer and songwriter for artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones and of course, Whitney Houston. He has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist.
In this book, Narada shares his intimate stories of his unforgettable times with Whitney, both inside and outside the recording studio, painting a portrait of a smart, funny, compassionate woman whose striking physical beauty was matched by her inner strength and justifiable self-confidence. As the cousin of Dionne Warwick, and daughter of Cissy Houston, Whitney was able to draw on her lineage to make an unprecedented impact. And, at the same time, she and Narada enjoyed a rock-solid bond, fostered through their shared musical and spiritual backgrounds.
Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration (Insight Editions) is a candid, poignant, and celebratory companion to the upcoming Whitney Houston Greatest Hits album. Superstar producer/musician Quincy Jones, winner of 27 Grammys, including a 1991 Grammy Legend Award, has praised the book saying, “This book tells it like it was! The work that she and my young brother, Narada, did together made our world a better place, and that’s not only because of the fabulous songs, but also their chemistry in the studio and Whitney’s ability to sing from her soul. Narada tells us the truth about her sweetness, professionalism, and musical genius.”
The evening will consist of a live performance by Narada and a discussion of the book moderated by Billboard Magazine Senior Editor Gail Mitchell, where Narada will take audience questions. Narada will sign copies of Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration (Insight Editions), at the Grammy Museum Whitney gift shop, where the book will be on sale. All of these special events will take place on the same floor as the museum’s Whitney exhibit.
There will be a special press hour from 6PM to 7 PM, where Narada will be available to speak to the media and pose for pictures. Doors open to the public at 7:30PM.
American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by American Express card members starting Friday, November 9th, at noon. Public on sale date is Wednesday, November 28th, at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. Card members will also receive a special gift with purchase. All proceeds will benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6803) or visit grammymuseum.org.
For media inquiries about Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration (Insight Editions), please contact Alison at The Press House – [email protected] or call 914 – 629 – 7491.
For media inquiries regarding Narada Michael Walden, please contact Bobbi Marcus PR at [email protected] or 310 – 889 – 9200.
About Insight Editions
Insight Editions is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with the time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft.
Bobbi Marcus PR & Events, Inc.
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