Thelma Houston’s Motown Experience
Featuring A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
All Proceeds Will Benefit Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (September 21, 2018) – Thelma Houston’s Motown Experience, featuring a tribute to Aretha Franklin will take place in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m.
Tickets (priced at $25/$35/$100 – the latter for couch seating) are on sale now via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-653-8000. The Pavilion box office will also open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will call pickup.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will donate all cash ticket and concession sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. It will be part of the property’s extensive support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November).
Houston will perform a medley of Franklin’s songs in the wake of her passing away from pancreatic cancer. It is personal for Houston as she and Franklin were friends and so this is a special way to show her respects. Patrons can expect to hear songs like “Respect” and “Natural Women” in the medley.
Houston will also perform other hits songs as well as her own hit, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”.
A Mississippi native and Los Angeles resident, Houston started out in the 1960s performing gospel music with the Art Reynolds Singers. She then signed with Capitol Records (home of the Beatles, Nat King Cole and Nancy Wilson) in 1967 and produced her first hit song – Baby Mine.
Houston recorded her first solo album – Sunshower – with ABC/Dunhill before moving to Motown Records where she claimed the top of the Pop, R&B and Dance charts in 1977 with her number one hit – Don’t Leave Me This Way – which won the Grammy for Best Female R&B.
Don't Leave Me This Way continues to be popular today. In recent years, Houston has been invited to sing the song on dozens of TV shows and specials including the Today Show. The song was mentioned by VH1 as being among the greatest dance songs in 2000.
With appearances from Tokyo to Las Vegas to London and beyond, Houston continues to bring audiences to their feet with her dynamic, energetic show. She logs over 200 performances annually.
About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and double survival by 2020.
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully-integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring over 2,000 Las Vegas-style slots and over 70 live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse, NYY Steak, as well as Sorrisi Italian restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. Guests can entertain with live music and listen to tunes from the region’s top DJs at Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue, has been a home to acts like Tony Orlando, Frank Sinatra Jr., Joan Collins and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street in Coconut Creek, Fla. For more information, call 954.977.6700 or visit us online at CasinoCoco.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek, follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo and Instagram @seminolecasinococonutcreek, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/SeminoleCasinoCC.