Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Star in “Up, Up and Away – The Music & Memories” at The Orleans Showroom February 14-15

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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Star in “Up, Up and Away – The Music & Memories” at The Orleans Showroom February 14-15

In recognition of 47 years in the entertainment business, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., the original stars and lead singers of the legendary group The 5th Dimension, will bring their hits to The Orleans Showroom on February 14 and 15.

McCoo and Davis have experienced success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. Throughout their careers, McCoo and Davis have received seven Grammy awards, earned 15 gold and three platinum records, and starred in roles on both television and stage.

As part of The 5th Dimension, the group released numerous champagne and soul classics, including hits “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Worst That Could Happen,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Sweet Blindness,” “Wedding Bell Blues” and “One Less Bell to Answer.”

After a decade with The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis decided to leave the group and establish themselves as a duo. They had immediate success with the single, “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).” The song became a #1 hit and earned them a Grammy for “Best R&B Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group.” Additionally, Davis devoted his efforts to a successful gospel music career and McCoo served as host of television’s “Solid Gold.”

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.365.7075, 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.

Tickets on Sale Now for AFAN’s 5th Annual Evening of Cabaret Featuring Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

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Tickets on Sale Now for AFAN’s 5th Annual Evening of Cabaret Featuring Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

The legendary duo takes the stage in the intimate Cabaret Jazz Room at  The Smith Center

Iconic pop/R&B artists and husband and wife duo Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. headline the 5th Annual Evening of Cabaret benefitting Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. inside the intimate Cabaret Jazz Room at The Smith Center.

As lead singers of the chart-topping vocal group The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis have sold millions of records, won seven Grammy® awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records. In 1975, after a decade with The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis established themselves as a duo and went on to release their own Grammy® award-winning singles as well as star in their own CBS variety show, “The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Show.”

The two have enjoyed solo success as well, including McCoo’s hosting gig on the iconic 1980s TV music series “Solid Gold,” and starring on Broadway in “Showboat.” Davis starred in the touring version of the Broadway musical “Dream Girls.”

Married for more than 44 years, the pair co-authored, “Up, Up and Way,” chronicling their relationship and musical careers while sharing secrets and advice for staying happy and committed.

McCoo and Davis will perform a musical tribute to the hits throughout their careers, including classic songs such as “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Up, Up and Away,” “One Less Bell,” “Wedding Bell Blues” and “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).”

“Evening of Cabaret is a special night combining fantastic music with a great cause and we’re so thrilled to be celebrating our fifth year,” said Antioco Carrillo, executive director for AFAN. “Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. are extraordinary talent who will put on an unforgettable performance.”

Tickets are on sale now and range from $35-$59 or two VIP tickets for $99 that include a meet and greet after the performance. Proceeds benefit AFAN and are available at the box office, online at thesmithcenter.com or by phone at 702.749.2000.

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About AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2013 marked AFAN’s 29th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visitafanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.