Mary Wilson, Famed Vocalist of The Supremes, Returns to the Suncoast Showroom Jan. 16-17



Singer, writer and entertainer Mary Wilson from the legendary Motown trio, The Supremes, returns to the Suncoast Showroom Jan. 16-17.

While growing up in Detroit’s Brewster Projects, Wilson befriended Florence Ballard, Betty McGlown and Diana Ross when she was 13. The quartet later formed a singing group, The Primettes. Wilson, Ballard and Ross were later signed to Motown Records and became known as The Supremes.

The Supremes were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965 and 1966, garnering an unprecedented 12 “Billboard Hot 100” #1 hits, including back-to-back awards for “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Stop, In The Name Of Love” and “Back in My Arms Again.” In 1977, Wilson released her first solo album, “Mary Wilson,” which yielded the dance hit “Red Hot.”  In 1992, Wilson released her first album in 13 years, “Walk the Line,” which included the single “One Night With You.”

Between her solo efforts, Wilson released her autobiography “Dreamgirl… My Life As A Supreme” in 1986. The book has sold more than 250,000 copies and became one of the best-selling rock ’n’ roll autobiographies of all time.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $20 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting


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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, on Facebook (, 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

Mark Shunock Announces August Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit HIS LOVE STREET with Special Show Called “SOUL FUNKDAFIED” Featuring Earl Turner, Clint Holmes, Skye Dee Miles, Chadwick Johnson & More at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Mark Shunock Announces August Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit
HIS LOVE STREET With Special Show Called “SOUL FUNKDAFIED” Featuring Earl Turner, Clint Holmes, Skye Dee Miles, Chadwick Johnson & More
at Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Monday, August 18th, at 8:30 pm

Mark Shunock is proud to announce that the August edition of “Mondays Dark” will take place on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Following the success of last month’s CLASSIC VEGAS night, 100 percent of the ticket proceeds from the August show will benefit HIS LOVE STREET and will feature Earl Turner, Clint Holmes, Chadwick Johnson, Skye Dee Miles, Mary Wilson, LV Tenors, Lisa Mack and others to be announced with the evening titled “Soul Funkdafied”.


“Last month’s Classic Vegas night was a huge success and this month’s Soul/Funk Themed show shouldn’t be missed,” says Shunock, who plays Lonny in the hit “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. “The support of the community and the performers here in Las Vegas has truly inspired me to take ‘Mondays Dark’ to a new level each month so that we can continue to raise much needed funds for local charities.”


Every month Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment – and a lot of laughs. “Mondays Dark” partners with a different Las Vegas-based charity to raise money each month for that charity, between ticket sales and silent auction items. Previous charities to benefit from Mondays Dark include Opportunity Village and AFAN (AID FOR AID of NEVADA), Nevada SPCA and the St. Therese Center HIV Outreach, The Shine Family Foundation, and The Miracle League of LV.


Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased by visiting and are limited to 300 tickets per event. For more information please call 702-485-1262. Follow us on Twitter @Mondays_Dark.  To donate silent auction items please call 702-485-1262.


About Mark Shunock:

A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Mark is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League.   After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on Americas premiere stages.   He was recently seen playing Timon in DISNEY’S THE LION KING, for which he earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.  He is currently starring in the smash hit ROCK OF AGES playing at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.  He is the creator/producer of MONDAYS DARK, a monthly variety show in Vegas where 100% of all proceeds go to local Vegas charity and features Headliners from all shows on the strip. Twitter:@MarkShunock


About Vinyl:

Vinyl is Hard Rock Hotel’s most intimate live entertainment venue. Emanating a speakeasy atmosphere, Vinyl features an industrial look and feel with Chicago-common brick and cinderblock, distressed wood floors and an exposed, sky-high ceiling. Fans can check out new and upcoming talent performing rock, metal, jazz, blues, and even stand-up comedy and country. For tickets and information please call (702) 693-5882. Follow Vinyl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites, and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino onFacebook,TwitterandInstagramfor the latest news and updates.



Where Abuse Ends and Healing Begins S.A.F.E. House was established in 1994 as a grassroots effort, by a group of community leaders concerned about the needs of abused women and their children.Today, through an undisclosed residency, support, advocacy, counseling and community education, the organization provides a comprehensive approach to working with survivors of domestic violence from all over Southern Nevada. S.A.F.E. House focuses on each individual and the unique needs of that person to support and provide tools to ensure safety and independence from an abusive and/or violent life. Last year S.A.F.E. House provided multiple services to over 4,000 people. S.A.F.E House has a simple value: Everyone has the right to live in a safe and supportive environment free from abuse and violence.

Photos/ Recap: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The New Tropicana Las Vegas – Friday, May 16

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On Friday night (May 16, 2014) the Las Vegas production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its grand opening at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in the newly transformed Tropicana Theater.


The high-energy performance had the crowd channeling their inner “dancing queens” throughout the performance that ended with a standing ovation for the company. The talented cast includes Christine Sherrill as Donna Sheridan, Kimbre Lancaster as Sophie Sheridan, Mary Callanan as Rosie, Alison Ewing as Tanya, Trey Ellett as Harry Bright, Steve Judkins as Bill Austin, Sean AllanKrill as Sam Carmichael and Jordan Bondurant as Sky.


Notable names in attendance at opening night included: Judy Craymer (global producer/creator of MAMMA MIA!); Alex Yemenidjian (Chairman and CEO of The New Tropicana Las Vegas); the Sister Wives (of TLC’s hit television show); Mary Wilson (The Supremes); Frank Marino (Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas); Jaymes Vaughn (Chippendales);  Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX rider); Jabbawockeez (world famous dance crew); the cast of ROCK OF AGES; the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; the cast of JERSEY BOYS; Murray Sawchuck (The Laugh Factory); the Australian Bee Gees; and Jeff Civillico (The Quad headliner).

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MAMMA MIA! performs in the recently transformed Tropicana TheaterSunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be no show on Fridays. Tickets range from $49 to $135 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at http://Trop.LV/TLVMammaMia, by phone at 800-829-9034 or at the Tropicana Show Tickets desk. Special hotel packages are also available for a two- to three-night stay at the New Tropicana Las Vegas.


Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s vision of staging writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me” are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.


With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.



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Music icons Mary Wilson, Otis Williams and Duke Fakir will attend the May 30 show


Human Nature is gearing up for a historic night of Motown magic as they prepare to perform for legendary artists Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Otis Williams (The Temptations) and Duke Fakir (The Four Tops). The musicians whose music inspired the Australian quartet’s Motown show will be in attendance Thursday, May 30 for Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show at The Venetian Las Vegas.

For one special night, audience members are invited to be seated among the Motown royalty who inspired Human Nature’s acclaimed show, produced by SPI Entertainment.

Formed in 1989 when brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney teamed up with schoolmates Toby Allen and Phil Burton to represent their local high school in a combined regional schools concert, Human Nature then called themselves The Four Trax, a nod to Duke Fakir’s The Four Tops.

After changing their name to Human Nature, the soulful singers went on to release nine albums, five of which went to #1 in their native continent, selling millions of records world-wide and garnering 23 platinum awards, 70 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits. Their chart-topping Motown tribute, Reach Out, went five-times-platinum, attracting the attention of famed songwriter Smokey Robinson, who recorded “Get Ready” with them and ultimately became a presenter of their Motown show in Las Vegas.

The group toured nationally in the U.S. in 2012, scored a #1 position on the Motown Charts and released their latest Motown CD and DVD following their PBS TV special in 2011.

Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show performs nightly Thursday – Monday (dark Tuesday, Wednesday) at 7p.m. Ticket prices are set at Reserved $59.95, Preferred $79.95 and VIP $99.95 (plus tax and handling fee – VIP ticket price also includes a commemorative CD). Tickets can be purchased at The Venetian Box Office, by visiting or by calling (702) 414-9000.


About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show, Boyz II Men, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, and The Australian Bee Gees Show.