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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.

恭喜發財,利是逗來

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 www.silverlegacy.com.

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.