Grammy-Winning Bluesmen Robert Cray Band Return to The Orleans Showroom February 28-March 1

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Grammy-Winning Bluesmen Robert Cray Band Return to The Orleans Showroom February 28-March 1

Renowned rhythm and blues musician Robert Cray and his band will perform at The Orleans Showroom February 28 and March 1.

Originally formed in 1974, the Northwest-based Robert Cray Band played gigs in Portland and Eugene, Ore.,  before branching out to Seattle and the San Francisco area. Early on, the band toured with guitar great Albert Collins, and by 1983, they were sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.

Credited by Rolling Stone with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor-sharp guitar playing,” rock blues icon Robert Cray “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the blues” with his album “Strong Persuader” in 1986.

Since then, Cray has recorded sixteen Billboard-charting studio albums and received 15 Grammy Award nominations, of which he won five. His most recent album, “In My Soul,” was released in 2014 and spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Blues Albums chart, peaking at #1.

Not only known for his guitar skills, this multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer has played with a cross-section of legendary musicians, including Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner.

Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. At 57, he was one of the youngest living recipients of the prestigious honor.

The members of The Robert Cray Band include Les Falconver on percussion, Dover Weinberg on keyboards and Richard Cousins on bass guitar.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans 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, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Madame Tussauds Andy Warhol Figure On Display At Polaroid Fotobar, Starts April 24

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MADAME TUSSAUDS FIGURE OF ICONIC ARTIST ANDY WARHOL TO BE
ON DISPLAY BEGINNING APRIL 24 AT POLAROID FOTOBAR AT THE LINQ

Admission to The Polaroid Museum FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 24;
Special Joint Ticket Offers Admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Polaroid Museum through Aug. 1

 In conjunction with the grand opening of the brand-new Polaroid Fotobar and The Polaroid Museum at The LINQ, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is announcing its figure of the iconic artist Andy Warhol will be on view in Las Vegas for the first time beginning April 24. The figure, on loan from Madame Tussauds London, will be on display in Polaroid Fotobar’s new flagship retail shop until Aug. 1. Upstairs will be an exhibition of Warhol’s artwork and artifacts, “Capturing Celebrity,” presented by The Andy Warhol Museum and serving as the centerpiece of The Polaroid Museum. Admission to The Polaroid Museum on April 24 will be FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Famously associated with the declaration, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” Warhol acquired renown in the art world and beyond for his mass-produced paintings of celebrities. As with all the more than 100 of the celebrity figures on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located at The Venetian, visitors to the new Polaroid Fotobar are encouraged to get up close and personal with the Warhol figure and take their own photographs with the legendary art star.

“Capturing Celebrity” will feature a collection of 50 of Warhol’s most famous Polaroid photographs, including a number of self-portraits. The exhibit will also feature several celebrity portraits, such as Dennis Hopper, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Richards, Muhammad Ali and more. Two of Warhol’s personal Polaroid cameras will also be on display.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. The attraction is located at 3377 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Suite 2001. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens daily at 10 a.m. For more information, call (702) 862-7800 or go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s Number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries, across four continents. The company delivers memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.

In the United States, Merlin has 19 attractions including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood, Calif.; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Westchester, New York and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Mo.; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. 

ABOUT POLAROID FOTOBAR
Founded in 2012, Polaroid Fotobar is the first of its kind, fun and experiential retail destination that is changing the paradigm of how people “liberate” their photos and turn them into innovative and memorable products. Each location offers the ability to instantly print your pictures – wherever they may reside — utilizing the exclusive Polaroid Classic Border Logo picture format in five different sizes. In addition, customers can turn their favorite photos into an extensive selection of custom and unique photo products from a variety of materials including canvas, stone, metal, bamboo and more.  Polaroid Fotobar locations also offer an array of Polaroid branded products and feature “Fototenders,” available to assist in instantly turning customers’ best photos into lasting memories.

Currently, Polaroid Fotobar has four retail locations – Delray Beach, Orlando, Miami and Boca Raton, Fla., in addition to its newest flagship store in Las Vegas. There are several more outposts in development for 2014. Polaroid Fotobar’s 8,500-square-foot flagship location opened this March.

Discover more at www.PolaroidFotobar.com. Follow our journey and share with us on Twitter @Fotobar and PolaroidFotobar on Facebook and Instagram 

ABOUT THE POLAROID BRAND
Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visitwww.Polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

ABOUT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.Warhol.org.