Motown Legend Smokey Robinson at Spotlight 29 Casino January 14
COACHELLA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be performing in the Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom on Saturday, January 14th at 9pm.
Robinson is one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music. Celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music business and the 50th Anniversary of Motown Records, Robinson has logged 37 Top 40 Hits in his career.
Robinson has received numerous awards in his long career in the business including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance, Male,” and The Soul Train Music Award for Career Achievement. He has been inducted to the Songwriter Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has also received the prestigious Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award from ASCAP during the 22nd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Boston’s Berklee College of Music, bestowed an honorary degree on Smokey in May 2009 and in the same month the Ivor Novello Awards, presented Robinson with the UK International Special Achievement Award and he also is a recipient of a Doctorate of Music degree from Howard University.
Robinson has been inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame both as a solo artist and with his group, The Miracles. He received a Kennedy Center honor in 2006 and is the sterling pen and satin voice behind such mega hits as “Shop Around,” “Tracks of My Tears,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Going to a Go-Go” and “Cruisin’,” among many others.
Robinson also wrote a string of hits for other artists including Marvin Gaye (“Ain’t That Peculiar,” “I’ll Be Doggone”), The Temptations (“My Girl,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do”), The Four Tops (“Still Water (Love)”), Mary Wells (“You Beat Me to the Punch,” “My Guy”), The Marvelettes (“Don’t Mess With Bill,” “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game”), Brenda Holloway (“When I’m Gone”). To this day, radio stations, jukeboxes, iPods, movie soundtracks and the absent-minded humming of a myriad music fans are alight with Smokey Robinson’s melodies.
Tickets are $75, $80 and $85 each. For tickets, visit www.Spotlight29.com, call Star Tickets (800) 585-3737 or purchase at the Spotlight 29 Box Office and Gift Shop.
Contact: Lisa S. Herman
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