Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2012
Stars came to celebrate Dionne Warwick's 50th Year in the entertainment business last night at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Earlier in the week Stevie Wonder appeared at a private dinner at Gotham Steakhouse as a surprise guest for Dionne's birthday on 12/12/12. Stevie Wonder sang for as much as fifteen minutes to Dionne, friends and her family. Dionne's son and family spent over $20,000 dollars on a lavash birthday cake sculpted like a piano.
Attendees of the Sandy Event included RIAA multi-platinum producer Damon Elliott and song writer Eric Paslay who are both nominated for Grammy Awards in 2013. Many other guests during the series of festivities at the Hotel since Wednesday included friend of Dionne Warwick businessman Bill Johnson and his daughter, Alizah Johnson also a 2013 Most Beautiful List Philanthropist Nominee, who were the original board members of International House of Blues Foundation. Athletes and celebrities such as: Wilmer (That 70s Show) and music artist Qil (Galactapus). Jr. Walker's grandson Imani Walker (of Damon Elliott Music Group), Helen Koshal, Manager of Scarpetta (located in the Fontainebleau) as well as known models and television hosts attended the event.
Fontainebleau laced the foyer of Bleau Live with a mural of Dionne's album covers from the beginning to "Now" her most recent album. During the show a video presentation played with special guests from CNN's Larry King, Former Boxing Champion Mike Tyson, and footage of President Obama talking about Dionne and singing "Walk on Bye" from a podium.
"Since the opening of Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 1954, we have welcomed legendary performers to take the stage. Continuing the resort's legacy as an entertainment destination, we are thrilled to announce Dionne Warwick as the next BleauLive artist. We anticipate a very exciting weekend with this legendary performer," noted Philip Goldfarb, President and COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach stated before the event on FontaineBleau.com. The evening was captured and produced by Damon Elliott Media Group and Allen West Enterprises a regional production company with strong credentials.
In attendance were two 2013 Grammy Award Nominees, from Temple Texas an hour outside Waco, Eric Paslay who is signed to Capital Records, was nominated for "Even If it Breaks Your Heart" performed by Eli Young Band. Dionne Warwick's son Damon Elliott and Eric Paslay are working on a song themed after Christian Louboutin named "Work them Shoes". Eric Paslay who had 3 number one songs in 2012, was nominated for Country Music Song of the Year for a Grammy Award. Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Co-Written by Wil Hoge) was also nominated for a CMA. Eric also won ASCAP Song of the Year for "Bare Foot Blue Jean Night".
Bleau Live launched over Labor Day 2011 with a performance and meet and greet by hip-hop artist Pitbull, followed by Ricky Martin. Ne-Yo's Mother's Day performance kicked-off 2012, and Fontainebleau most recently welcomed iHeartRadio who brought artists Maroon 5, Flo Rida , and special guest appearance by artists such as: Enrique Iglesias to the resort.