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Spunky, Adventurous Songs from Sara Evans at Silver Legacy

Sara EvansDescribed as strong, versatile and spunky, Sara Evans plans to present her latest “Greatest Hits” album to fans at Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Friday, November 12.  The country singer takes the stage in the Grande Exposition Hall at 8 p.m. with chart toppers like “A Real Fine Place to Start, “Suds in the Bucket” and “No Place That Far.”

A Booneville, Missouri native, Sara Evans grew up one of seven children and began singing country music with her family’s band when she was five-years-old. By the time she was 16 she landed a gig singing regularly at a club in Columbia, Missouri. Evans made her way to Nashville where she got her first break.  Legendary songwriter Harlan Howard heard her amazing voice and tapped her to sing his demos. A deal with RCA Records followed soon after.

With numerous Number 1 hits, Evans has become one of the most successful female artists of her generation.  She’s won numerous accolades, among them the Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for “Born to Fly.”  She was named 2006 Female Vocalist of the Year in the R&R Reader’s Poll and has been celebrated as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”

Of the five albums Evans has released, her sophomore set, “No Place That Far” has been certified Gold; 2001’s “Born to Fly” is Double-Platinum and 2003’s “Restless” and 2005’s “Real Fine Place” are both Platinum.  Those successes have now brought on a new album, “Sara Evans—Greatest Hits,” a 14-song collection featuring 10 of Evans’ signature songs as well as four inspired new songs.

It’s the ability to write songs that connect with the heart of her audience that has made Evans such a successful artist, and it’s her willingness to take risks and embrace a challenge that has widened her following. “Some things just feel right,” she says, citing her participation in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” “It totally, totally changed my career. It was one of the best times of my life. I loved it.”

Get your tickets to see this multi-talented, multi-faceted country singing superstar in person at Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m.   Tickets are available from $35 with premium seating at $55.  For more information or to reserve your seats visit or

-Diana Rogers

$2,000 in Cash for Sexiest, Scariest Costumes at Aura and Rum Bullions

Silver Legacy Halloween

Make this Halloween a night to remember with costume contests, cash prizes and crazy drink specials at Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  The most wicked parties of the year take place here on Sunday, October 31 with two different venues giving away $2,000 in cash prizes for the scariest and sexiest costumes of the night. 

Scare up some fun at Rum Bullions Island Bar where the outrageous Dueling Pianos will be playing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Beer and shot specials will keep the party flowing all night, including $5 Red Bull drinks and hourly Halloween specials.  This is the place for all the freaks!  Wear your scariest costume and have a chance to win a share of $1,000 cash on the spot!  $5 gets you in to party this All Hallows Eve!

Looking for a haunt that’s all about keeping it hot on Halloween?  Head to Aura Ultra Lounge, where those wearing the sexiest costumes of the night can win a share of $1,000 cash in the costume contest. $5 gets you in the door to dance the night away and enjoy hourly manager’s drink specials and $5 Red Bull cocktails.  Aura’s DJ will go bumpin’ all Halloween night!

Don’t miss the most wicked Halloween parties of all at Silver Legacy Resort Casino this October 31.  For more information visit us online at or call 775-329-4777. 

-Diana Rogers

Engelbert Humperdinck Brings his Legacy of Love to Reno

ehumperdinckNeed a night of romance?  Let Engelbert Humperdinck sweep you off your feet at Silver Legacy Resort Casino!  For more than four decades, this international recording icon has shared a legacy of love with fans of all ages.  Now see him live in the Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m. 

Engelbert revisits many of his timeless and beloved classics on his new tour, promoting his latest album “Legacy of Love.”  The album also includes two never-before-recorded songs, the classic “Over the Rainbow” and the incomparable “My Way.” This is the newest addition to his unmatched musical legacy that includes sales of a staggering 150 million albums worldwide, including 64 Gold and 24 Platinum. Engelbert’s music has withstood the test of time thanks to his sensitive interpretation of lyrics. 

From an early age, Arnold George Dorsey had a passion for music, but it wasn’t until his early manager suggested he devise a new, mysterious stage name that he gained popularity. Dorsey looked to the name of a German composer he enjoyed, thus was born the phenomenon known as Engelbert Humperdinck. 

By the time his first mega-hit “Release Me” went to #1 in 11 different countries, the London Times crowned him “The Premier Voice of the 20th Century.” His inimitable three-and-a–half octave range and ultra smooth onstage charisma won over fans of every generation, in every part of the globe.  He never limited himself to just one genre, recording everything from pop to disco, rock and gospel.  

His career in the ‘70s was punctuated by a steady stream of hits including the Grammy nominated “After the Lovin’.” In 1978 he received a “Georgie Award” from the American Guild of Variety Artists recognizing him as “Entertainer of the Year,” an honor shared by such exemplary artists as Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow and Johnny Carson.  In 1989 he was honored with a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2003 received his second Grammy nomination for the 2003 album, “Always Hear The Harmony.” 

When not on tour, Engelbert and his beloved wife of 44 years, Patricia, divide their time between their homes in England and California and spending time with their four grown children.  In 2004 his autobiography “Engelbert: What’s In A Name?” made it’s way onto the best-seller lists giving readers an intimate look at not only his career and family, but also the eventful life he has led.

One of the world’s most instantly recognized voices, Englebert Humperdinck is a true icon of entertainment.  Watch as he proves the best is yet to come in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available from $50 with premium seating at $60 and $70.  Reserve your seats online at or or by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401. 

-Diana Rogers

Catch Your Breath for a Good Cause

Silver LegacyOn Sunday, April 25, head to the Silver Legacy Resort Casino stairwell to take part in the “Fight for Air Climb”. Support the American Lung Association and help raise awareness for lung health and clean air by climbing 36 flights of stairs.

One flight of stairs is an average of ten steps. 36 flights equal 360 steps. One mile is roughly 2,000 steps, so in this race you’ll climb merely a fraction of that. (0.022369362912 of a mile to be exact.)

The event starts at 9:45 a.m. Local firefighters will start at 10 a.m. in full fire gear!

Last year, 52 other cities across the nation participated in stair climb events with the American Lung Association.  For more information or to register for this event, visit the event website.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

tigerchineseHappy Chinese New Year!  The year of the Tiger will be celebrated in several locations throughout Reno Tahoe.

Join the Reno Pops Orchestra, Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 PM, in a celebration of the Chinese New Year in UNR’s Nightingale Concert Hall. Follow Marco Polo along the Silk Road to China through music, and end with a Chinese New Year celebration. They will feature two young local soloists from the Huang family on a variety of Chinese folk instruments, as well as other performers. The Orchestra program includes “On the Steppes of Central Asia”, “Procession of the Sardar”, themes from “Mulan”, and some unique pieces for Chinese orchestra arranged for western orchestral instrumentation. The concert is Free, but they are always happy to receive donations to help cover the cost of the concert.

Come see a special Chinese Concert featuring Michael Tse, Jordan Chan and Alice Lau on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Reno Events Center.
Jordan originally entered the entertainment business as a backup dancer, before switching to a successful career as a comedian. In 1994 he released his debut Cantonese-language album and established his unique position in Hong Kong pop music for over a decade now.
Alice Lau is well known for her acting; people generally know her from her performance in “I have a date with Spring.” She is also known for her Cantonese-language music.
Michael Tse graduated from TVB’s Dance Training Class and worked with TVB as a dancer for 5 years. He then left TVB and formed a boy band called Wind Fire Sea with Jordan Chan and Jason Chu. Tse participated Hong Kong’s first modern musical Snow Wolf Lake in 1997.

The Silver Legacy will be ringing in the year of the Tiger with an authentic Lion/Dragon dance in celebration of Chinese New Year!
The lion and dragon dance symbolizes good luck and prosperity for the year to come and is an important ritual of Chinese culture. The Chinese consider Lions as guardians and are used to exorcise evil spirits and summon luck and fortune. Dragons are considered to be friendly and helpful creatures associated with strength, good fortune, wisdom and longevity.
The ceremonial lion and dragon dance will happen Feb 13-15 and 19-21Click here for all times. The Lion/Dragon will make its way through the mezzanine level of Silver Legacy Casino and the Mezzanine, spreading its good luck where ever it goes. The colorful spectacle will feature a parade of dancers and musicians dressed in elaborate costumes playing authentic music.


Megabucks Fans Travel for Miles for a Chance at Millions

megabucksA group of 150 Megabucks fans from across the U.S., $100 each and Silver Legacy Resort Casino make for what one man calls “one of the biggest and happiest families…” On Thursday, February 11, that family-Richard “Frosty” Frost and his comrades- will make their 10th annual trip to Silver Legacy Resort Casino for a chance to win Millions. The group will pull the handle of the Megabucks machine from 10am-12pm.

The avid Silver Legacy fan says this tradition makes the trip from Berlin, Wisconsin worth taking.

“Silver Legacy treats me and my constituents like real people. They have been very, very nice to me and they take good care of our group,” said Frost. “Everybody there has been just great; from casino hosts to gaming directors… it’s just a tremendous place to be…I wouldn’t want to be any other place.”

Frost’s group of gamblers started with six or seven people each throwing $100 into the pot and pulling the handle for a piece of the Million-dollar Megabucks pie. Now, a decade later, 150 people put in $100 and run $15, 000 through the Megabucks machine. The event has become so popular; there is a waiting list to join the group.

“They like the interest, they like the thrill of the idea that $100 might get them $50,000 a piece for a hundred dollar investment,” said Frost.

The Megabucks progressive jackpot is already over $10 Million.  Click here to see!

11th Annual Pacific Island Festival comes to Reno

pacificfestival_900x325Celebrate the vibrant cultures of the Pacific Rim during the 11th Annual Pacific Island Festival of Reno, July 24-26. Opening Ceremonies kick off Friday, July 24 at 3 p.m. and the festival continues Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All festivities will be on the Downtown Plaza on 4th and Virginia Street and inside the Reno Ballroom.

Part of Reno’s Artown Celebration, this free event is presented by Pacific Exchange Productions and Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The Opening Ceremony features the blowing of the conch shell and a performance by Tahitian dance ensemble ‘Ote’a ‘Api to the roaring sounds of Toere and Pahu, Tahitian drums. Entertainment, dancing, contests and great food will be served all weekend long.

For more information about the Pacific Island Festival of Reno, call 1-800-687-8733 or visit online at

Buy a bachelor at fundraiser

Silver Legacy, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Alice 96.5 are teaming up to help find a cure. The first annual “Buy a Bachelor, Find a Cure” auction is on Thursday, June 4 at 6 p.m. in Aura Ultra Lounge.

Alice’s own Connie Wray will MC the event, as local celebrities and eligible bachelors are auctioned off to the highest bidder, all to help find a cure for blood cancers. Hors d’oeuvres will be served during the bachelor preview at 6 p.m. with the bachelor auction starting at 7 p.m. Guests can sip on the signature drink for the evening, the “Incredible Hunk.” A portion of this drink’s sales and all proceeds from the bachelor auction will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The winning bachelor and his bidder will win dinner at Silver Legacy’s Sterling’s Seafood and Steakhouse. Other prizes include dinner packages at Café Sedona and Fairchild’s Oyster Bar.

The event also includes a silent auction featuring items such as spa treatments, Silver Legacy dinner and show packages, gift certificates for local eateries, wine tasting packages, comedy club tickets, Aces family pack of tickets and more.

‘In the Eyes of a Killer’ independent film premieres in Reno

In the Eyes Premiere flyer 4.13.09.inddThe Biggest Little City is hosting a big screen premiere. Silver Legacy Resort Casino will host a free screening of the new independent film “In the Eyes of a Killer” on Saturday, April 25.

The film, presented by Marcus White, features a cast of notable actors including Louis Mandylor (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), Gwendolyn Edwards (“The Last Confederate”), James Marshall (“A Few Good Men”) and Costas Mandylor (“Saw III, IV, V”). “In the Eyes of a Killer” won the Best Picture Award at the 2009 Sacramento International Film Festival.

The movie screening features a red carpet no-host bar cocktail reception at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Reno Ballroom with the screening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are free and can be picked up at Silver Legacy’s box office located on the casino floor at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25.

The screening includes a special Q&A with director Louis Mandylor and featured actors. Several actors scheduled to appear at the screening include Gwendolyn Edwards, Charles During, Petri Hawkins-Byrd, Mamie Jean Calvert and other cast members.

About the Film

“In the Eyes of a Killer” is the chilling story of Jack Newman, a lecturer at the local University living a happy life in a small coastal town in the South. Jack is preparing for a new life with his fiancée, Gwen, and has finally adapted to the challenges of a sudden accident that left him blind several years ago.

An opportunity arises for Jack to become the first patient of an experimental eye surgery. After regaining his sight, Jack begins to slowly take on the characteristics of the eye’s late donor, a state executed psychopath. As Jack begins to lose the psychological battle being raged in his mind, Gwen uncovers some startling information and is faced with the most difficult choice of her life. Which will prevail, true love or the primal instinct to survive? The startling conclusion will leave viewers stunned.