Epic Records CEO/Chairman and three-time GRAMMY-winning producer L.A. Reid is a rare breed among record producers — not only one of the most accomplished and innovative figures working behind the scenes in the music industry, but a celebrity presence in his own right. Reid has been shaping the music scene for more than 25 years. He is behind the success of some of today's biggest stars, including Usher, Kanye West, Toni Braxton, Pink, Rihanna, and current GRAMMY nominees Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor, to name a few, and was instrumental in Mariah Carey's 10x-platinum comeback album The Emancipation of Mimi. In his forthcoming memoir, Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next (Harper Collins, due out Feb. 2, 2016), Reid shares the inspiring story of his struggles and success, and takes readers inside the at-once glamorous and hard-hitting world on which he has left his indomitable stamp. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Reid to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his extraordinary life and career. Following the discussion, Reid will sign copies of his new book.
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
8:00pm to 9:30pm
The GRAMMY Museum will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Hawaiian music and kick off Hawaii's Mele Mei annual tradition with Mele Mei In L.A.: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition. Join us for an intimate concert in the Clive Davis Theater featuring performances by Hawaiian artists including GRAMMY winner Charles Brotman, GRAMMY nominees Amy Hanaiali'i, Raiatea Helm and Jeff Peterson, and Pali, Kawika Kahiapo, Bobby Moderow Jr. of Maunalua, Cyril Pahinui, and Makana. Taking place the week prior to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the special event will be held in conjunction with the opening of the Museum's latest exhibit, Kī Hōʻalu: Honoring the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition.
Kī Hō'alu: Honoring The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tradition and the coinciding Mele Mei In L.A. event are made possible by the support of Hawai'i Tourism Authority, Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts, Outrigger Resorts, Travelocity, Waikiki Beach Walk, and Yasuda International.