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Cost: $12/person Help us celebrate the New Year by sipping our fabulous new wine selection. Enjoy 6 tastes, a glass of your choosing, delicious treats and great company! To be held in the Book Passage Cafe. Hope to see you there. Cheers!!
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In conversation with Raoul Goff, CEO/Publisher of Insight EditionsWhitney Houston’s voice. A voice of raw power and angelic sweetness, tremendous range, and incredible control. When the world first heard it back in 1984, a new chapter was written in the annals of popular music. Author Narada Michael Walden sat in the cockpit alongside Whitney while her career skyrocketed, producing many of the hits that today comprise her musical legacy—among them, “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” and “One Moment in Time.” In Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration ($24.95), his intimate stories of their unforgettable times together, both inside and outside the recording studio, draw a portrait of a smart, funny, compassionate woman whose striking physical beauty was matched by her inner strength and justifiable self-confidence. 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, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, and Tom Jones. He has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist and in 2012 will release his solo album Thunder. He lives in San Rafael, CA. Insight Editions Publisher and CEO, Raoul Goff, started his career in the book industry as a designer and editor in 1980. In 2003, he founded Insight Editions and its subsidiaries, Mandala Publishing and Earth Aware Editions, based in San Rafael, California. Raoul supports many grass-roots organizations in the field of sustainability and runs a forty-two-acre organic farm on the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii, where he keeps a second home.