Grammy-winning Vocalist Lani Hall Alpert Signs Her Book
"Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories"
at Chicago's Foodease, Tuesday, June 4, 1-2:30 p.m.
For the month of June 2013, complimentary e-book
versions can be downloaded at lanihall.com.
Lani Hall Alpert "Emotional Memoirs"
Tuesday, June 4
835 N. Michigan Ave. (Water Tower Place, Mezzanine)
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago-born Lani Hall Alpert, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, brings the passion of her voice to the printed page in her recently authored "Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" - ten short works of fiction and non-fiction alike, all set against the living, breathing backdrop of Chicago.
The characters crackle with energy: intelligent, modern women struggling to navigate the uncertain waters of adultery, therapy, cosmetic surgery, postpartum depression, and even their own sexuality. Lani's prose is uncommonly fearless; laying herself bare with energy and honesty. Each short story is woven into the next via a winding personal narrative, as the author takes a refreshingly honest look back at her own life. Lani gives us a rare glimpse at the double-edged sword that is the life of an artist.
Lani, accompanied by her husband Herb Alpert, will be signing copies of her new book "Emotional Memoirs" on Tuesday, June 4, 1-2:30 p.m. at Foodease Restaurant Market (Water Tower Place - Mezzanine Level, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, 60611
Hard copies of "Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" can be purchased at amazon.com and barnsandnoble.com. For the month of June 2013, complimentary e-book versions can be downloaded at lanihall.com.
Lani and her husband Herb Alpert, the eight-time Grammy Award-winning jazz icon, were in concert this past Sunday at Park West performing songs from their next album, "Steppin Out" to be released later this year. They were also recently showcased on WBEZ's 'Morning Shift and " WCIU's "You & Me in the Morning."
Lani Hall started her professional career as the original lead singer with Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. Known for her emotional vocal interpretations, she helped propel the group to international stardom with her distinctive vocals on the infectious Brasilian tune "Mas Que Nada." It was in 1966, while singing with the group in an audition for A&M Records, that she met her future husband, music legend Herb Alpert. They were married in 1973 and since then their lives and musical gifts have mingled. Lani has enjoyed a distinguished solo career, having recorded some 14 solo albums (variously in English, Portuguese and Spanish). In 1983, she sang the title song of the James Bond movie, "Never Say Never Again," starring Sean Connery, and won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album Es Facil Amar in 1986. She also has credits as a lyricist, producer, arranger, writer and editor. Written over the course of more than 30 years, "Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" marks Lani's debut into the world of literature. Writing has always come just as naturally to her as music. Even as a young girl she was already a passionate poet. As she moved through her life experiences, she traveled with pen in hand, expressing her private feelings and thoughts as a vehicle of release.