Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 7:30
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August 10, 2010
(Bossier City, LA) - Horseshoe Casino and Hotel is proud to present Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Smokey Robinson live in concert on Friday, September 1 0th in the Horseshoe Riverdome! Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm.
With his eternally smooth and instantly recognizable falsetto alone – without the strings, bass, guitar or drums – legendary singer/songwriter/producer Smokey Robinson’s honey-coated voice absolutely is the audio equivalent of comfort food soul. The Motown legend’s forthcoming ROBSO Records CD, Time Flies When You’re Having Fun has certainly been “prepared in a traditional style,” while that oh-so-familiar, highly identifiable crooning has an indisputable “nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”
From “Shop Around” (1st Motown #1 R&B hit/1st Motown million-seller) to “Just To See Her”/”One Heartbeat” (both 1987 Top Ten smashes) Robinson began collecting accolades which never seemed to stop coming over the years. Smokey has been the recipient of a Grammy, a 1988 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a 1991 recipient of the Soul Train Music Award for Career Achievement, a 1999 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a 2006 Kennedy Center honoree, a recipient of a Doctorate of Music degree from Howard University, a 2009 recipient of an Honorary Doctorate degree from Berkeley College of Music, a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame honoree and a rare double-honoree of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hence, a much beloved Smokey Robinson fully intends to continue this wonderfully weaved music legacy with the sultry-sounding Time Flies When You’re Having Fun (set for an August 25th release).
Tickets are between $70-80 and are now on sale. You may purchase tickets at www.riverdome.com, 888-512-SHOW (7469) or the Horseshoe Gift Horse® Gift Shop .Must be 21 years or older to attend.