Legendary Count Basie Orchestra to Perform at the Suncoast Showroom July 17-18

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Legendary Count Basie Orchestra to Perform at the Suncoast Showroom July 17-18


\In recognition of its 80th anniversary, the award-winning Count Basie Orchestra will perform at the Suncoast Showroom July 17 and 18.William “Count” Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Mo. In his early days as a performer, Basie garnered experience as a silent movie pianist and organist, and eventually worked with the Theater Owners Booking Agency (TOBA) circuit. The TOBA was the vaudeville circuit for African-American performers during the 1920’s and 1930’s.

In 1958, Basie became the first African-American man to receive a Grammy Award. The 18-member orchestra has been awarded 18 Grammy Awards, the most for any orchestra. Basie was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2009. The current music director, Scotty Barnhart, continues the storied history created by Basie of stomping and shouting the Blues and moving to the music of swing.

Count Basie was able to get many of the greatest instrumentalists and vocalists in jazz to be a part of his orchestra. His orchestra performed alongside greats including Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Sonny Payne, Freddie Green, Snooky Young, Frank Wess and Joe Williams.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. each evening and tickets start at $15.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

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About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and an 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Suncoast press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.

VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

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VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

Tickets for next run of shows (May 14 – June 13) go on sale
Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT

 

Singing sensation Véronic DiCaire will make her highly anticipated return to Bally’s Las Vegas for performances from May 14 – June 13, 2015. The vocal impressionist, who just completed a tour in Europe, will take the stage in VÉRONIC Voices for 14 performances that go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

“The ‘Voicettes’ and I have been traveling all over Europe and we’re so excited to be coming back to Las Vegas,” said Véronic. “Las Vegas audiences have been so supportive and I can’t wait to be back on stage there.”

Since its debut in June of 2013, VÉRONIC Voices has been met with critical acclaim, being named one of “Las Vegas’ Don’t Miss Shows” by USA Today and others. Co-produced by Celine Dion, the show honors the world’s biggest singers, past and present, who have made their mark on music history. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic recreates the voices of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and many, many more.

 

Véronic performs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Bally’s Las Vegas. New show dates available for sale starting Friday, April 24 include May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28 and 29, June 4-6, and June 11-13.

 

Tickets for VÉRONIC Voices range in price from $45 to $95 (additional service fees apply). Tickets are available in person at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas box office, by calling (855) 234-7469 or (702) 777-7776, or online atwww.ballyslasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Veronic.” For up-to-date show information, visit www.veronicvoices.com.

 

Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the center of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers more than 2,800 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features highly acclaimed restaurants including BLT Steak and Sea Thai, as well as the famous Sterling Brunch, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. An entertainment legend in itself, Bally’s Las Vegas is home to Jubilee, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire. For more information, please visit www.ballyslasvegas.com. Find Bally’s on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey (opening May 6), and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17) and  is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com