Legenday Comedian and actor Sinbad will be the feature entertainer on February 23rd at 7pm in the Showroom at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. He will be joined by local funny woman Teri Moore.
Sinbad became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series such as A Different World and The Sinbad Show, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way and Good Burger.
Teri Moore – Life has always been my platform to make people feel happy and laugh no matter WHERE I’m at. Sitting in a hair salon joking about life was where I got my start. The “LEGENDARY SINBAD” WAS sitting in a hair salon while I was waiting for my service appt. He would laugh when I would say stuff, and finally he stood up to leave and said come down to the Improv and open for me…the rest is history!! …
Comedian and opening act for the “LEGENDARY SINBAD”…YEP IT’S TRUE!! I’ve opened for Sinbad to sold out crowds in Atlantic City on Boardwalk, three city tours and a host of other shows.
Guests can access Ticketmaster through www.horseshoe-indiana.com to purchase tickets.
Hosts will have a limited number of tickets available for complimentary booking.
Retail Will Call tickets will be available at the day of show box office at Ticketmaster Will Call after 4:00 pm. Customers must present the actual credit card, a picture ID and the confirmation number.
Offer tickets obtained through a Casino Host or VIP Services will be available the day of the show at Casino Guest Will Call between 4:00 pm and show start time.
The day of show Box Office and Casino Guest Will Call are located in The Pavilion across from The Paula Deen Buffet.
Hours of operation: Open at 4:00pm on days of shows.
George Jones did show up at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana on Saturday as part of his “Grand Tour”, his final tour of his 50 year road career.
It was a bittersweet night for the sold out audience. Jone’s the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ’50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award this year and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year.
The night began with four songs by the Jones Boys, the country legend was introduced ” George is not feeling so well but he is here to give you his all”.
A weak 81 one year old, Jones took the stage to loud cheers and sang his greatest hits with great effort. His voice was very weak but there were short periods of strength during a few of his songs. This was a night that the man famous for not showing up at shows over the years, gave it his all. He labored to keep his breath at times, and had to work hard to provide his fans with this show. There were times that the audience encouragement was louder than Jones himself.
His solid backing band kept the pace going while an appreciative Jones did his best to smile thank his fans and make the best of his condition.
It did not seem to faze the loyal audience who cheered him on throughout the night. It was clear the love they had for a legend who provide some many memories through the years.
For the most part the show was very good if you could overlook the struggles the legend had to deal with his health.
Country Music Hall of Fame member, Charlie Pride performed at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana to a full house on Saturday. The 74 year old still has an excellent voice and overcame a brief sound problem at the start of his set to show he is still a viable entertainer. Pride moved effortlessly around the stage and joked about the location. as well as staring and checking his watch when two latecomers walked in during his third song. Pride covered his collection of hit songs during the show.
Since his signing with RCA records in 1965. His first two releases in 1966 did not chart. Management did not release his photo for two years to avoid the fact country music was considered a white medium. The success of “Just Between You and Me” his third single ( #9 on the country charts) was enormous. He won a Grammy Award for the song the next year.In 1967, he became the first black performer to appear at the Grand Ole Opry since harmonica player DeFord Bailey. Bailey was a regular cast member of the Opry from 1925 through 1941, and made a final appearance in 1974. Pride also appeared in 1967 on the American Broadcasting Company’s ”The Lawrence Welk Show“
Between 1969 and 1971, Pride had eight single records that simultaneously reached #1 on the US Country Hit Parade and also charted on the Billboard Hot 100: “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)“, “(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again“, “I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me“, “I’d Rather Love You“, “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone“, “Wonder Could I Live There Anymore?”, “I’m Just Me“, and “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’“. The pop success of these songs reflected the country/pop crossover sound that was reaching Country music in the 1960s and early 1970s, known as “Countrypolitan“. In 1969 his compilation album, The Best of Charley Pride sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
Pride sang the Paul Newman directed film Sometimes a Great Notion‘s main soundtrack song “All His Children” in 1970.The film starred Newman and Henry Fonda and received two Oscar nominations in 1972, one being for the song that Pride sang.
In 1971, he would release what would become his biggest hit “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’”, a million-selling crossover single that helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s prestigious Entertainer of the Year award, as well as Top Male Vocalist. He won CMA’s Top Male Vocalist award again in 1972.
“Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” became Pride’s signature tune. Besides being a five-week country #1 in late 1971 and early 1972, the song was also his only pop Top 40 hit, hitting #21, and reaching the Top Ten of the Adult Contemporary charts as well.
During the rest of the 1970s and into the 1980s, Pride continued to rack up country music hits. Other Pride standards of the 1970s and 1980s include “Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town,” “Someone Loves You, Honey,” “When I Stop Leavin’ (I’ll Be Gone),” “Burgers and Fries“, “I Don’t Think She’s in Love Anymore“, “Roll On Mississippi”, “Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)” and “You’re So Good When You’re Bad.” Like many other country performers, he has paid tribute to Hank Williams, with an album of songs that were all written by Hank entitled There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me, which included top-sellers of Williams’ classics “Kaw-Liga,” “Honky Tonk Blues” and “You Win Again“.
Pride has sold over 70 million records (singles, albums, compilation included).
He stayed with RCA Records until 1986. At that point, he grew angry over the fact that RCA began to promote newer country artists and didn’t renew contracts with many older artists who had been with the label for years.He moved on to 16th Avenue Records, where Pride bounced back with the #5 hit, “Shouldn’t it be Easier Than This.” He had a few minor hits with 16th Avenue, as well.
Pride’s lifelong passion for baseball continues; he has an annual tradition of joining the Texas Rangers for workouts during Spring Training. A big Rangers fan (Dallas has been his home for many years), Pride is often seen at their games.
In 2008, Pride received the Mississippi Arts Commission’s lifetime achievement award during the organization’s Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
On October 4, 2000, He was honored with the highest country music award, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Charley wept when his name was announced by Hall of Famer, Brenda Lee.
Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana hosted a sold out performance by The OJays on Friday evening. The class of 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, including founders , Eddie Levert Sr. and lifelong friend Walter Williams Sr. along with Eric Nolan Grant who joined in 1995, sang and danced for ninety minutes covering songs from their fifty year history. The energetic group was backed by a twelve piece band and tapped many of their 24 top ten hits including “Backstabbers, “I Love Music” and “For The Love of Money”.
The biggest ovation came when sixty-nine year old, Eddie Levert Sr. spoke to the audience about getting the country back on track, telling them to”Pray to God to put down our differences and save the USA”. As many in the audience shouted in agreement, the group broke into an acapella version of Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” that flowed perfectly into “Love Train”.
There were times that age stole parts from their range of vocals, however the trio’s solid harmonies, energetic delivery and love of performing showed throughout the night.
The music was fresh and enjoyable. It was a tribute to the success of a legendary group who has mastered the art of entertainment.
This band doesn’t rest on their past history. It’s very evident they can still deliver a first class show.
Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career. Cray continues to record and tour. He appeared at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and supported Eric Clapton on his 2006-2007 world tour. In Fargo, North Dakota, he joined Clapton on backup guitar for the Cream song “Crossroads“. Cray has generally played Fender guitars (Telecasters and Stratocasters) and there are two signature Robert Cray Stratocasters models available from Fender. In 2011, Cray was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.
Don’t miss this chance to see Robert Cray at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on February 10th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Showroom. Tickets go on sale Friday December 9th, 2011 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Horseshoe Box office.
Rick Springfield’s latest visit to Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana Friday evening was very similar to his previous shows. The mostly female audience screamed with excitement with every move of the aging heartthrob,
The night began with his video history with filled early music clips, award ceremonies and scenes from his soup opera character on “General Hospital.”
When Springfield appeared on stage to a frenzy of crazed women, he appeared very thin but fit. He later commented he has began a vegan diet and had lost fifteen pounds. “ Eliminate dairy products from your diet”, was his message and he added “this will be my only political statement of the night”.
The show relies heavily on his stardom as a teen idol. He realizes that many of the women in his audience grew up worshiping him as a sex symbol. He happily plays to this during his show by smashing roses into his guitar, walking into the crowd, and singing with his fans. For his two song encore, he was shirtless to the joy of his audience.
The set included his big hits, “Don’t Talk To Stranger”, “Jessie’s Girl” and a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Jet”. Springfield show still has plenty of energy and his musicianship has improved over the years. His guitar play during JimI Hendrix’s , “Red House” was surprisingly good.
At the age of sixty two, Rick Springfield still delivers a quality show and for a few brief hours allows his fans to return to the dreams of their youth. For many this show provides the perfect setting for fun shared with old friends and without children, husbands, or worries of the world.
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Jamey Johnson performed at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana Friday evening. Here are photos from the event.
Review by Jess Terrell
Someplace between Classic Country and the Rockabilly roots of Rock n Roll is the guitar infused upbeat Honky Tonk sound popularized in the fifties by the young George Jones and the late Johnny Horton. In later years Honky Tonk was carried west to California where it evolved to the Bakersfield sound of Merle Haggard and the late Buck Owens.
Last night at Horseshoe, Dwight Yoakam proved that Bakersfield Honky Tonk is alive and well. Rockin guitar and rapid fire nasal vocals punctuated an upbeat country sound that had the sell-out crowd dancing and singing for the entire 90 minute show. Yoakam delivered his vast catalog of hits in rapid fire succession pausing only to comment that he had family in Louisville and to let the crowd lead on “I sang Dixie”. The show was marred only by a distorted sound system and a 30 minute late start. Otherwise the party boogied on.
Yoakam payed homage to his influences with Johnny Horton’s “Honky Tonk Man” that featured an audience sing-a-long. Yoakam’s tribute album to Buck Owens found life in “My Heart Skips a Beat” as well as an impromptu take on the “Buckaroo” instrumental that used to feature Owen’s late guitarist Don Rich. Owens’ work was revisited in both ballad “Close up the Honky Tonks” and fun “Act Naturally”. The “Streets of Bakersfield” that Yoakam recorded with Owens shortly before his death was particularly moving.
The performance moved quickly from one tune to another mostly mirroring the studio versions with superb musicianship the only deviation was a more laid back version of Elvis’s “Little Sister” that was at first unrecognizable. Otherwise one toe-tapper after another kept the audience on their feet. Steam continued to build with “Little Ways”, “Ring of Fire”, and “1000 Miles” culminating with “Long white cadillac”.
The audience left reluctantly after the encore to scan the dial for Yoakam hits on the radio and dig the Buck Owens albums out of the closet.
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Melissa Etheridge rocked Horseshoe Casino Southern IN Friday thrilling a sold out showroom full of her fans. The show began with the title song from her latest recording”Fearless Love” Etheridge’s strong voice and excellent band ripped through versions of he biggest hits. The two time Grammy winner, was in top form. She spent her evening smiling and interacting with her adoring audience as the danced and sang throughout the show. The highlights of the performance were songs “I Want to Come Over” and ” Come To My Window”. Melissa Etheridge has fought through her share of obstacles in her career . When watching her onstage performance filled with grit ,raw energy and beautiful music, it is easy to see how she overcame each one of them. Etheridge continues to be a top tier entertainer.
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Gary Allan brought his “Get Off the Pain Tour to Horseshoe Casino for two sold out shows Friday and Saturday. Allan was surrounded by overjoyed fans who danced, sang and screamed with his every move.
With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. He has sold over 7 million albums and released five platinum and gold albums in a row including two that topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Allan has also topped the charts with four #1 hits at country radio and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to his credit. He has been described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone. He has sold out venues as a headliner from coast to coast, appeared on Late Show With David Letterman, Tonight Show With Jay Leno, CBS Early Show and has landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.
Allan impressed, Jess Terrell who stated,” Gary Allan’s personal turmoil is reflected in his music. Songs like “Get off on the Pain”, “Songs about Rain”, “Right where I need to be”, “Watching Airplanes”, “Smoke Rings in the Dark”, “Nothing on but the Radio”, and “Best I Ever Had” reach out to the emotions of every fan. He has overcome throat surgery and the loss of a wife to suicide to become a hard-nosed country rocker whose music touches his fans”.
The band slowed down only briefly about mid-way when Allan performed “No Regrets” accompanied only by guitarist Jamie Hanna resplendent in his kilt. The entire band soon returned to the stage to shake the building’s foundation then raised the roof with the encore “Keep your hands to yourself” the Georgia Satellites’ classic.