A night of true "Wise Guys" entertainment is slated for Niagara Falls.
At 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosts Vincent Pastore's Gangster Squad. Pastore leads a crew of top-notch performers as they play classic-rock hits from every generation.
Pastore, who is more commonly known as Sal Bonpensiero from the hit TV series "The Sopranos," brings his wise guy persona to the stage for a unique show in an intimate setting. He has been known to walk around in between sets signing autographs and posing for photo ops.
Pastore's television and on-screen credits include "Goodfellas," "Shark Tale," "Law & Order," "The Celebrity Apprentice," "Blue Bloods," "General Hospital" and "The Practice." He also appeared on Broadway in "Bullets Over Broadway." He will be reprising his role as Nick Valenti in the "Bullets" national tour this summer.
As the former owner of the famed Crazy Horse Club in New Rochelle, Pastore was a maverick in the 1970's Westchester nightclub scene, bringing live performers to his club at a time when disco was king. He also collaborates with "Sopranos" cast mate and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his wife, Maureen, on several stage productions.
Pastore is also a passionate fundraiser. The "Light of Day Foundation," which raises money to help those with Parkinson's disease, and Wounded Warriors are two charities to which he is most passionate.
A portion of proceeds from the Niagara Falls event will benefit the Hard Rock Heals Foundation, a global charity that aims to improve lives through the power of music.
The Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock International. It exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the power of music. For more information, visit www.hardrockheals.com.
Tickets, $25 online/door, are on sale now on the cafe's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/hrcniagarafallsusa/ or http://tinyurl.com/GANGSTERBAND. Fans also can pick them up at the cafe Rock Shop.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is located at 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 716-282-0007, ext. 208.