Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band and Special Guest Vocalist Valerie Simpson to Perform at Seminole Casino Hotel June 10
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & It$ Not Ober Yet Productions present An Evening with Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Shaffer will be joined by special guest vocalist Valerie Simpson from Motown’s Ashford & Simpson. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now for $75 at the casino cashier, online at MoreInParadise.com and by phone at 1-800-ETIX. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Best known for his 33 years as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick, Shaffer began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of “Godspell.” He played piano in “The Magic Show” on Broadway in 1974, then spent the next five years with the original “Saturday Night Live,” where he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer. Shaffer collaborated with Gilda Radner on the songs for her Broadway show, in which he also appeared, and served as musical director for the Blues Brothers – John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd – for their triple platinum album and national tour. His guest starring television appearances include “Ed”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and “How I Met Your Mother.” Shaffer recently starred with Bill Murray in and was musical director for the Netflix special “A Very Murray Christmas,” directed by Sofia Coppola, for which he received his fourth Emmy nomination.
In addition to recording his own albums, “Coast to Coast” and “The World’s Most Dangerous Party,” Shaffer recorded with such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Yoko Ono and Robert Plant’s Honeydrippers. He composed the LATE SHOW theme song and, with Paul Jabara, wrote the Number One 1980s dance hit “It’s Raining Men,” performed by the Weather Girls. In 2002, he received his first Grammy, Best Country Instrumental, for the “Earl Scruggs and Friends” album.
His feature film roles include Artie Fufkin in Rob Reiner’s classic “This Is Spinal Tap.” He also appeared in the Mike Nichols-directed “Gilda Live,” the Bill Murray movie “Scrooged,” and with John Travolta in “Look Who’s Talking Too.” He is heard as the voice of Hermes in Disney’s animated feature “Hercules” and the television series based on the film. He produced the gold-selling soundtrack for and appeared in “Blues Brothers 2000,” and composed original songs for the movie “Strangers with Candy.”
Shaffer has served as musical director and producer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony since its inception in 1986. He led the band for the “We Are the World” finale of Live Aid. Shaffer hosted CBS’s 1994 New Year’s Eve special from New York’s Times Square and was musical director of the closing concert at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He also was musical director of the 1999 Concert of the Century at the White House, featuring Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Gloria Estefan, ‘N Sync and others, to aid music programs in public schools. Shaffer served as Paul McCartney’s musical director for “Concert for New York” and appeared with Faith Hill on the “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon, both of which honored and raised money for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Valerie Simpson is half of the legendary songwriting/ performing/producing entity formerly known as Ashford & Simpson. Their award winning collaborations began four decades ago, with Simpson and her late husband Nick Ashford penning classic hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “Solid,” “Your Precious Love,” “I Don’t Need No Doctor” and “Let’s Go Get Stoned.” Simpson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
Simpson serves on the board of the ASCAP Foundation where the Reach Out and Touch Award to aid struggling songwriters has been established in honor of Ashford. Simpson owns and runs a popular New York Westside music club and restaurant called The Sugar Bar where young writers/singers/musicians have a platform to perform. She recently completed a 24 city Xmas Tour with Dave Koz and her music remains in constant demand, with four Ashford & Simpson songs featured in the Broadway hit Motown-The Musical, which is touring the country.
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.
Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee.
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