EXTENDED LOOK - 6 min. 05 sec.
SIZZLE REEL - 1 min. 30 sec.
Damn The Light Productions’ tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston celebrates her life, legacy and legendary voice. Audiences are invited on a musical journey showcasing Whitney’s timeless Pop and R&B hits from the ‘80’s and ‘90’s that continue to make “Every Woman” on the dance floor feel as if they are “Queen of the Night”. Whether it’s a corporate event, concert, or private party, Damn The Light provides various packages to accommodate your venue and requirements.
America’s pop songbird, Whitney Houston, quickly shot to stardom following her performance of “Home” from The Wiz on The Merv Griffin Show in 1985. Nurtured within a family of R&B royalty, her musical talents were deep rooted and undeniable. In addition to being one of pop music’s best-selling artists, with an estimated 170-200 million records sold world-wide, Houston has also been cited by Guinness World Records as the most awarded female act of all time. Her self-titled debut album, Whitney Houston (1985), became the best-selling debut album in history by a woman.
Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You", won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling
single by a woman in of all time. This film and its album cemented her iconic status
amongst the greatest stars of stage and screen
On February 11, 2012, Houston was tragically found dead in her guest room at the
Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California.
But her music and her legacy live on. As
"IT WOULD TAKE AN ETERNITY TO BREAK US"
Her love is
Critically acclaimed N’Kenge has taken both the music and theater world by storm. She captivated audiences in her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondeheim, singing alongside such talents as Vanessa Williams, Barbara Cook, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis. She originated the role of Mary Wells in Broadway’s smash hit Motown: The Musical.
The illustrious power and range of N’Kenge’s voice has opened doors in esteemed venues throughout the world, including the White House, where she sang for President Bill Clinton, as well as at the Comamander in Chief Ball for President Barack Obama. London’s West End at the Theatre Royal in a tribute to the late, great Ray Charles, solo engagements in New York at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and a worldwide broadcast by NPR from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Through Columbia Artists’ recognition and auspices, N’Kenge has presented over 100 solo concerts throughout the United States. She was recently nominated for both the Helen Hayes and the Arizona Theater Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actress” in Elton John/Tim Rice’s musical Aida and in Marion Caffey’s 3 Mo Divas. N’Kenge is a frequent soloist in pop programs with the Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Pops Symphony, New York Pops Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Jacksonville Symphony, among others.