Many of us have most certainly heard the phrase “the only constant in life is change” or a variation by Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the entertainment industry, providing quality services is one of the top priorities. With that there has to be a flexibility to adapt to sudden changes in event production. This may be seen as risk management: the identification, assessment, and prioritization of possible risks but there are some things that are just unforeseen.
Tonight, the 54th Grammy Awards will air on CBS. This ceremony recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry and also features performances. Many artists see this as the highlight of their career to receive such an award. Yesterday, Whitney Houston, a recipient of 6 Grammys suddenly passed away at the age of 48. A social media network is where I learned of this tragedy. But within hours after the confirmation of her death, executive producer of the show Ken Ehrlich announced that singer Jennifer Hudson, who received her first Grammy award from Whitney Houston in 2009, would perform a small tribute to Houston at the ceremony. It has been said that it will be a simple tribute. One of the biggest productions in the music industry, the Grammy has managed to pay respect by tweaking its show in honor of Houston. The award show has shown its ability to adapt to sudden changes through this course of action. For any event, there should be room for any possible change as that can sometimes mean the difference between a successful and flawless event or an imperfect faulty event.
Now with just hours remaining before the 54th Grammy Awards, we are all awaiting the tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. Having sold millions of millions of albums, she was truly an icon in the music industry and an inspiration to many of today’s artists.
R.I.P. Whitney Houston.