Book by Eddie and Gerald Levert to be Released

June 13, 2007 -- Legendary R&B Singer Eddie Levert will hold a press conference, reception, and sign copies of his newly released book "I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family and Friendship" written with his late son Gerald Levert and Lyah Beth LeFlore and published by Harlem Moon (A division of Random House and Double Day books). I GOT YOUR BACK is Eddie and Gerald's final collaboration, finished the day before Gerald passed away suddenly on November 10, 2006 at the age of 40. This heartfelt testimonial is an intimate glimpse into their lives, passions and musical legacy, and provides its readers with a blueprint for strengthening their own family ties. Eddie and Gerald talk about the special bond that they share as father and son, as best friends, and as men.

They put their hearts and souls on the line and candidly discuss their futures, concerns, fears and triumphs as father and son.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2007

TIME: Press Conference: 5:30 PM
               Photo-op/Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM
               Book Signing: 6:30 PM (immediately following the meet & greet)

WHERE: Shrine of the Black Madonna, 946 Ralph D Abernathy Blvd 404 752-6125.

WHO: Authors Eddie Levert and Lyah Beth LeFlore, the American Heart Association, and Real Men Cook For Charity.

EDDIE LEVERT is one of the founding members of the pioneering 1970s soul group and 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O'Jays. The groups classic hits include Family Reunion, Back Stabbers, I Love Music and For The Love of Money. Eddie has recorded over 60 albums and has had 24 top 10 hits.

Founder of the chart-topping 80s group Levert, the late GERALD LEVERT released his first solo album in 1991, and in 1997 formed LSG with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.

LYAH BETH LEFLORE is the coauthor of the novel Cosmopolitan Girls, and the author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. Lyah has been a television producer and entertainment executive for over a decade and has worked at Nickelodeon, Uptown Entertainment, and Alan Haymon Productions.

REAL MEN COOK® FOR CHARITY is a Father's Day event giving the community an opportunity for the entire family to celebrate men, while also giving to charity. The 18th Annual Real Men Cook® (RMC) For Charity Celebration will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, 96 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. Atlanta, GA, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Eddie and Gerald Levert served as national father and son spokesmen for Real Men Cook for years.

THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S SEARCH YOUR HEART PROGRAM is a community-based educational program/tool to reach high-risk audiences. Search Your Heart delivers knowledge and action steps to encourage people to act upon this knowledge and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.

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