Frankly, neither did we. But who are we to argue he's not -- especially when Orchid Terrace Retirement Community declares him that in a press release sent today to Daily RFT? (Yes, we respect our elders here!)
Our favorite part of the press release (viewable after the jump) is not the claim that Martin is this city's best-kept secret. It's that the New Year's Eve party at Orchid Terrace begins at two o'clock -- in the afternoon.
NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEST. LOUIS' BEST KEPT SECRET TO APPEAR AT ORCHID TERRACEWho: Orchid TerraceWhat: Rockin' New Year's EveWhen: Thursday, December 31, 2009, at 2 p.m.Where: Orchid Terrace, located at 4474 Butler Hill Rd. in St. Louis(ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Dec. 14, 2009) -- Orchid Terrace retirement community will host Rockin' New Year's Eve, a celebration with live music and refreshments, on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at 2 p.m.Vince Martin, one of St. Louis' best kept secrets, will provide entertainment for the evening. Martin has opened shows for the greats such as Barry White, Gladys Knight and The Pips, War, Curtis Mayfield, and many others. He is renowned for having the vocal characteristics of George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Presley. Martin performs all styles and genres and is striving to make his own mark in the world of music with his distinctive song styles and formidable instrumental prowess.The event is free of charge and open to the public. To RSVP or learn more about Orchid Terrace retirement community, please call 314-487-3367.Orchid Terrace, located at 4474 Butler Hill Rd. in St. Louis., Mo., is one of Holiday Retirement's over 300 independent retirement living communities throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, call 314-487-3367. www.holidaytouch.com# # #