Sonny Turner, Former Lead Singer of The Platters, Returns to the Suncoast Showroom September 19

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Sonny Turner, Former Lead Singer of The Platters, Returns to the Suncoast Showroom September 19

Legendary vocalist Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters, brings his signature style back to the Suncoast for a one-night-only engagement on Sept. 19.

Turner hit the national scene in 1959, when he was selected from 100 prospects to replace The Platters’ original lead singer, Tony Williams. Starting at the age of 19, Turner toured the world with The Platters and gained popularity with hits “I Love You 1000 Times,” “With This Ring,” and “Washed Ashore.” He also re-recorded the group’s major songs, including “Only You,” “The Great Pretender” and “The Magic Touch.”

In 1970, Turner left The Platters to pursue a solo career that brought him international fame. In doing so, he established his own fan base and following. His vocals can be heard on the soundtracks of movies “The Nutty Professor II” starring Eddie Murphy, “Hearts in Atlantis” starring Anthony Hopkins and “Prince of the City” starring Robert DeNiro.

In 2005, Turner received The Lifetime Excellence in Entertainment Award presented to him by Consumer’s Entertainment Exchange and the Doo Wop Hall of Fame. He is also a member of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Beach Music Hall of Fame for his musical contributions to The Platters.

Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

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About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. 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 a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 17 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Doo Wop Legend Sonny Turner comes to Sam’s Town Live! on January 24

Doo Wop Legend Sonny Turner comes to Sam’s Town Live! on January 24

Doo wop crooner and former front man of The Platters Sonny Turner will perform at Sam’s Town Live! on Saturday, January 24.

Turner joined The Platters at the age of 19 in 1959 and began touring with the hit doo wop band. In the 1960’s, The Platters hit the pop charts with hits “I Love You 1000 Times,” “With This Ring” and “Washed Ashore.” Turner later re-recorded hits made famous by The Platters prior to his joining the group, including “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.” The re-recorded songs appeared on multiple motion picture soundtracks, including “The Nutty Professor II” and “Hearts in Atlantis.”

Turner’s accolades include induction into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Beach Music Hall of Fame and The Doo-Wop Hall of Fame, as well as a Lifetime Excellence in Entertainment Award. Turner keeps the music of The Platters alive in his performances around the world.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available from $22 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702-284-7777 or visiting www.samstownlv.com.

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About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Located at 5111 Boulder Highway, Sam’s Town offers more than eight restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and the beautiful indoor atrium Mystic Falls Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 29 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge, poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit www.samstownlv.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samstownlv), and Twitter (@samstownlv). 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.

Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School

Las Vegas entertainers come together to raise money for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims

Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m.

Brody Dolyniuk, former Las Vegas resident and entertainer, in conjunction with The Maddux Foundation and Station Casinos, are proud to host Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday, Jan. 6 at The Railhead inside Boulder Station from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Featuring a host of local bands, Las Vegas headliners and solo artists, all proceeds from the event will be channeled via The (Greg & Kathy) Maddux Foundation and directed into an existing account set up in Newtown, CT by the United Way. The concert will feature performances by Beatles tribute The Fab, Lon Bronson All-Star Band, Rick Duarte of Strung Out Sessions, Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot and Rough Cut, Bella Electric Strings, Zowie Bowie, Elisa Furr of iCandy, The Las Vegas Tenors, Lorena Peril of Fantasy, Michelle Johnson of The Platters, Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat and the Sin City Sinners, Michael Cavanaugh from Broadway’s “Movin’ Out,” Yellow Brick Road and Zeppelin USA, among others.

Admission is a minimum donation of $10 at the door. Further donations will be accepted inside the showroom or via the United Way’s website at https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/. Guests under 21 years must be accompanied by an adult.

About Station Casinos entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, a 200-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station and Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.