Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Narada Michel Walden to discuss Whitney Houston at Grammy Museum Dec. 5

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 5th at 8pm. The book will be on sale on November 27th.

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 willdiscuss 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.

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.

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