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An Evening With Paul Shaffer and David Ritz

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Fran and Jules Belkin Theatre

2809 Woodland Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

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Paul Shaffer and David Ritz come to Cleveland for an evening full of stories, music and video clips from their lives in showbiz.

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For 33 years, Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick. He began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of Godspell. Shaffer played piano in The Magic Show on Broadway in 1974, then spent the next five years with the original Saturday Night Live band.

In addition to recording his own albums, Shaffer recorded with such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Yoko Ono and Robert Plant's Honeydrippers. In 2002, he received his first Grammy — Best Country Instrumental — for the Earl Scruggs and Friends album and co-produced an avant-garde jazz album for his mentor, Tisziji Munoz. His feature film roles include Artie Fufkin in Rob Reiner's This Is Spinal Tap and appearances in Gilda Live, Scrooged and Look Who's Talking Too.

A professional writer for the past 40 years, David Ritz is a master of the collaborative autobiography — writing 36 such books for artists like Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.

Also a lyricist, Ritz co-wrote "Sexual Healing" with Marvin Gaye and has collaborated on songs with Janet Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Narada Michael Walden. In 1992, he received a Grammy — Best Album Notes — for Aretha Franklin's Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times and Rolling Stone.

Join us for an evening of lively stories and conversation about their lives in showbiz.

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