Don Alberto Ricci Rubbed Out by the Mob Celebrating 96th Birthday at Café Cortina
Godfather emeritus of the notorious Detroit Ricci gang, Don Alberto, was riddled to death by a hail of humorous insults and character assassinations last Saturday evening at a not-so-quiet and private party in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
In the middle of the entertainment portion of the evening’s affairs, as Michael Carluccio, the 1 Man Las Vegas tribute performer, sang Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” chaos and pandemonium broke out as gang members and an out-of-town hit squad hired by the rival cross-town gang, the la Costa Nostral grande, a.k.a., the Big Fat Noses splattered the walls with their vintage World War I machine guns.
At one point during the harum-scarum the melee became so loud that the Ricci Consigliore, Alfredof Mishado, requested that the music volume be raised as high as it could go. The orchestra obliged and the band played on with more top-40 hits from the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s. The consummate entertainer, Carluccio took control of the situation and began singing the 1952 hit song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks, “That's Amore.”
Within moments, the smoke settled as both sides began rubbing out their eyes instead of each other claiming to the authorities later, “It was the smoke, I tell you, it was the smoke!” But, as Carluccio continued with the next audience request, “Volare,” (written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, released February 1958 and subsequently recorded by a wide range of performers, including Dean Martin, Al Martino, David Bowie, Gipsy Kings, Barry White and Michael Carluccio), it was clear that a mutual ‘cease-fire’
Acclaimed former Detroit newspaper paper boy and music critic, Dennis Nazelli expected this reaction to Carluccio’s command of his audiences. “Michael takes charge of everything in his performances down to volume of speakers and microphone.”
Carluccio, the entertainer with a “Thousand Voices,” has performed his 1 Man Legends Show from New York to L.A. with stops in Central Park, St. Louis, Las Vegas, the Hollywood Bowl …
Like a pendulum, Mike’s Las Vegas 1 Man Legends Show, moves back and forth through the late 1950’s, the 60’s and 70’s using Michael’s ‘thousand voices’ from Frank Sinatra to the persona of the Rock and Roll era: Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, George Jones, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marty Robins, Willie Nelson, and, of course, the King – Elvis Presley!
Carluccio’s next big stage performance will be at the Mirage in Clinton Twp., for the annual Clinton Township Area Optimist Club TasteFest, Thursday, November 8, 2012. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. You can order tickets online here or call 586-306-7284.
Follow Michael calendar on his website: http://www.theallamerican1manlegendsshow.com
This press release was submitted by Dennis Nazelli at Grow Small Biz.
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