7th Annual US Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” Toy Drive – Celebrity Benefit Show at The Orleans Hotel – Sponsored By Cadillac Of Las Vegas

 

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Every child deserves a present at Christmas. Cadillac of Las Vegas is assisting the U.S. Marine Corps in providing tangible signs of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas by once again sponsoring the annual USMC Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit Show. Now in its 7th year of sponsorship, Cadillac of Las Vegas raised more than $200,000 to help local children in 2014 alone.! !

The show will star David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra as the featured act and house band. Joining Perrico’s group will be Las Vegas headliners, celebrities, and performers Rob Garrett, LJ Harness, Chadwick Johnson, John Katsilometes, Lora Kelsey, Anne Martinez, Robert Nash, Naomi Mauro, Laura Shaffer, Justin Shandor, These Guys, Art Vargas, Maren Wade, Bobby Brooks Wilson, and Zowie Bowie. Musical selections from the star-studded extravaganza will include hits by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jersey Boys, Madonna, Michael Jackson Justin Timberlake, U2, The Temptations, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, plus special comedy and holiday Christmas favorites, and a surprise celebrity Santa.

The show is produced by LJ Harness & David Perrico, who is also serving as Music Director. Tiffanie Foote is Assistant Producer.! ! The Cadillac of Las Vegas USMC Toys for Tots Celebrity Benefit Show will take place at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Beginning in early November, supporters may drop off a donation of new unwrapped toys worth $20, or more, at Cadillac of Las Vegas located at 5185 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, in exchange for a free ticket to the performance.!

toysfortotslogoAbout U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program www.toysfortots.org

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.

 

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davidperrico ABOUT DAVID PERRICO “Best of Las Vegas” award-winning David Perrico is one of Las Vegas’ most in-demand musicians. In addition to leading his Pop Strings Orchestra, Perrico serves as music director for David Perrico – Pop Evolution and BBR Las Vegas’ ALICE – A Steampunk Concert Fantasy. He has also previously served as music director/trumpet for Stratosphere’s PIN UP, starring Claire Sinclair. Perrico spent nearly a decade performing internationally with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has been featured in headliner shows including Donny & Marie, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Cirque du Soleil, Gladys Knight, and Zowie Bowie. ! As a composer, Perrico has received national awards for original jazz and symphony orchestra compositions and was recently featured on the Vegas PBS series “artScene”. Perrico is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and has earned a M.M. degree in composition/jazz/filmscore from UNLV and a B.M. classical/jazz performance from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Perrico has served as an adjunct faculty member for UNLV’s jazz studies program. He has 11 CDs and four DVD recordings to his credit, including The Family Guy Live DVD and the Grammy Award-winning album One Voice by Gladys Knight. To hear Perrico’s work, please visit www.DavidPerricoMusic.com. Stay up to date with Perrico on Facebook at @DavidPerricoPopEvolution, on Twitter at @PopEvolution3, and on Instagram at @david_perrico.

 

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R&B Crooner Bobby Brooks Wilson Performs at the Suncoast Showroom on May 1 and 3

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R&B Crooner Bobby Brooks Wilson Performs at the Suncoast Showroom on May 1 and 3

R&B and soul singer Bobby Brooks Wilson will entertain the audience at the Suncoast Showroom on May 1 and 3.

Wilson first made waves in the entertainment community for his remarkable impression of legendary Jackie Wilson – later to find out that the man he emulated onstage was actually his father. Wilson got his start in a talent show performing the James Ingram classic, “Just Once,” and became a regular at karaoke bars. After an impressive performance of the Motown classic “My Girl,” Peter Hernandez of Peter and the Love Notes approached Wilson and invited him to perform with the Hernandez family, including Hernandez’s son, pop icon Bruno Mars.

During a Hernandez family performance, 1960’s rocker Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders recognized Wilson’s talents and likeness as similar to those of Jackie Wilson, and later recommended him to perform as Jackie Wilson in an impersonator show in Las Vegas.

As his profile for impersonation grew, more and more industry professionals recognized him as a dead ringer for Jackie Wilson, down to his signature laugh; a blood test later confirmed they were father and son.

Today, Wilson performs impressions besides Wilson, including Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Little Richard. His album “It’s About Time” was released in 2012 and includes soulful covers of Jackie Wilson’s “I Get the Sweetest Feeling” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve been Loving You Too Long,” among others.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702-284-7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

Bobby Brooks Wilson

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.