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Late Night TV Legend brings stories to Tri-C

 

CLEVELAND: Musician Paul Shaffer and autobiographer David Ritz will tell stories, play music and share clips from Shaffer’s life in show business as part of the Tri-C Performing Arts Series presented by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

 

The event takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in the Fran and Jules Belkin Theatre at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, 2809 Woodland Ave. in Cleveland. The center is located at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus.

 

“It’s rare to have such an intimate event with a music celebrity,” said Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C JazzFest. “The audience will feel they’re part of an evening out with friends.”

 

Shaffer already feels like a friend to the millions who stayed up to watch him on late-night television. He spent 33 years fronting The World’s Most Dangerous Band as David Letterman’s music director and quick-witted sidekick.

 

He has also recorded with many of the world’s top musicians; served as musical director and producer for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies; appeared in the cult classic film This is Spinal Tap; and voiced a character in a Disney movie.

 

It all adds up to a career that filled the pages of Shaffer’s best-selling memoir, We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives, which was co-authored by Ritz.

 

The book with Shaffer is among more than 36 collaborative autobiographies written by Ritz. (His resume also includes three independent biographies.) As an essayist, he won a Grammy Award for Best Liner Notes for his work on Aretha Franklin’s Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings.

 

Tickets for the event featuring Shaffer and Ritz range from $5 to $15 and can be purchased at www.tri-c.edu/paulshaffer. If available, tickets can also be bought at the door the night of the program.

 

Tri-C’s 2019-2020 Performing Arts season features 10 productions showcasing classical piano, jazz and dance. It is designed to bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland community. To learn more, visit www.tri-c.edu/performingarts.

 

 

 
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