Gracing a Seattle-area stage for the first time since he played a surprise gig at Mayor Nickels' behest at La Rustica in West Seattle almost

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Pleading Guilty: Billy Ocean

Take me to the water. Or to Tacoma, at least.

Gracing a Seattle-area stage for the first time since he played a surprise gig at Mayor Nickels' behest at La Rustica in West Seattle almost a year ago to the day, 57-year-old R&B superstar Billy "Loverboy" Ocean (real name: Sir Leslie Sebastian Charles) has a show this Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino's I-5 Showroom in Tacoma. Expected to be flying in for the star-studded concert are Corbin Bernsen, Justine Bateman, Emilio Estevez, Markie Post, Christopher Cross, Mike Reno, Keith Hernandez, Cybill Shepherd, Billy Crystal, Valerie Bertinelli, Nicole Eggert, Eddie Murphy, Rick Schroeder, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael McDonald, Kathleen Turner, Tony Danza, Dwight Gooden, and the Thompson Twins.

Between sets, Fine Young Cannibals will perform a memorial tribute to the late Gerald Levert. Before intermission, Ocean, never a stickler for short titles, will play "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going." After intermission, he will sing "License to Chill" and "Suddenly." After the show, there's the after-party. And after the party, there's the hotel lobby. And slots—we hear the slots are really, really loose in T-Town. Don't miss your chance to take a dip.

 
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