Hey pallies, our Dino's 92 birthday is comin' in just a few and loves to again see Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter John Petkovic lift up the name of our Dino and spread the message of a cool Dinotribute at a pad tagged Sneakee Pete's in honor of our great man b-day.
Loves how Mr. Petkovic has tagged our Dino as " the patron saint of partying" as well as "the patron saint of this column." Certainly our pallie Johnnie "gets Martin" and is doin' his Dinopart to spread the Dinomessage of cool as Dinofar and Dinowide as he can.
To read this in it's original format at Cleveland.com, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. How wonderful to see the Dinolegacy continuin' to Dinogrow and Dinoglow!!!! Dinodiggin', DMP
Dean Martin tribute at Sneakee Pete's in honor of the late star's 92nd birthday: After Dark
by John Petkovic / Plain Dealer Reporter Thursday June 04, 2009, 10:00 AM
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF DINO: Raise a glass or six in honor of the patron saint of partying. Sunday, June 7, is Dean Martin's 92nd birthday.
Everybody loves somebody sometime. But everybody loves Dino all the time.
(If you find someone who doesn't, spill a drink on 'em.)
Raise a glass -- no, make that a wet bar, a liquor cabinet and a jar of olives -- in honor of Dean Martin. Sunday, June 7, is the 92nd birthday of the patron saint of this column.
The Steubenville native, born Dino Crocetti, tore it up when he moved to Cleveland in 1940. Formerly a two-bit blackjack dealer, he took the name Dino Martini and landed his first steady gig crooning for $35 a week at the Vogue Room of the now-closed Hollenden Hotel on East Sixth Street.
Then came Hollywood, the Rat Pack and Vegas. They all came with a ton of hangovers.
But memories are made of more than this.
The legacy of the top-shelf entertainer, who died in 1995, is a mixed drink that's as smooth as it is fermented. Yes, he epitomized snazzy shtick and mastered the tipsy stumble, but he also had the kind of croon that made them sing along with martinis in the air.
I bet Dino is still partying up there in that Great Big Martini Lounge in the Sky. So party with him, in spirit.
On Saturday, June 6, Rick and Sharona will perform a full-blown big-band show that reprises the Live at the Sands gigs that made Dino and the Rat Pack famous.
It takes place at Frankie's Pub and Pasta/Sneakee Pete's, 35700 Lakeland Boulevard, Eastlake. The $35 ticket includes dinner at 6 p.m. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Call 440-510-0087.