The sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards are simply weeks away. Lots of the greatest names in music collect for per week filled with occasions throughout Los Angeles, California ending with the coveted ceremony on February 5, 2023, hosted by Trevor Noah. Nevertheless, for the reason that tragic demise of the late singer Whitney Houston previous to the 2012 ceremony, a darkish cloud has continued to hover over the occasion.
The late singer’s current biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody starring Naomi Ackie, licensed by Houston’s property, was a floor examination of the complexities of her life and profession. Now, the property has launched the Whitney Houston Resort to dive even deeper look into her illustrious profession, life, and her affect that was neglected of the biopic. Famous as one among music’s biggest voices, the week-long occasion will middle Houston’s music.
Partnering with Major Wave and offered by Sony, the Whitney Houston Resort, held contained in the W Resort in Hollywood, will host per week filled with occasions, together with reside musical performances by Michelle Williams (of Future’s Youngster), Amber Riley, Child Tate, Teddy Swims, Coco Jones, Georgia Ku, Kiana Ledé, Natalie Jane, a memorabilia exhibit, a pop-up store, and extra. See beneath for the total schedule.
Whereas followers of the late Houston see this as one other gross exploitation to capitalize on her demise on the trade occasion, the household could also be utilizing this as a chance to vary the narrative round it. Nevertheless, contemplating the placement and reason for her demise, the framing presents as problematic at greatest. As distasteful as comic Jerrod Carmichael’s joke about Houston’s unintended drowning on the Beverly Hilton, it’s only a current reminder of how the trade has continued to gloss over her troubling finish.
Wednesday, February 1
- The official unveiling of the Whitney Houston Resort
- Opening of the Sony’s 360 Actuality Audio Immersive Listening Lounge
- Opening of the Whitney Houston Pop-Up Retail Store
- Opening of the Whitney Houston Gallery that includes uncommon and iconic pictures, in addition to a number of robes worn by Whitney all through her profession
Thursday, February 2
- Sony’s 360 Actuality Audio Immersive Listening Lounge Artist Showcases
Friday, February 3
- Sony’s 360 Actuality Audio Immersive Listening Lounge Whitney Houston Brunch and Panel Dialogue Panel hosted by Kevin Frazier
- Artist Showcases
Saturday, February 4
- Major Wave sixteenth Annual Pre-Grammy Carpet & Celebration
The Whitney Houston Resort is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, Proflowers, and Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution.
Some artists lined listed here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an unbiased subsidiary of Warner Music Group.