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The Pointer Sisters to Perform at The Orleans Showroom July 16-17

June 8, 2011 by  

The Pointer Sisters to Perform at The Orleans Showroom July 16-17
Hit making group and Soul Train Hall of Fame members The Pointer Sisters are set to perform their greatest hits of the 70s and 80s at The Orleans Showroom, July 16 and 17, each evening at 8 p.m.  

Prior to recording their first album in 1973, The Pointer Sisters honed their singing skills in their father’s church, The Church of God in West Oakland, California. The self-titled debut album produced the Billboard No. 11 single, “Yes We Can, Can.”

Following the release of a live recording in 1974, the Sisters released a follow up studio album entitled That’s A Plenty, which generated a hit song on both the Country and Pop charts, “Fairytale.” This song also garnered the groups’ first Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, and was later covered by Elvis Presley. With this hit, the Sisters became the first black female group to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry and the first contemporary act to perform at the San Francisco Opera House.

Their fourth album outing, Steppin’, generated the No. 1 R&B hit “How Long (Betcha Got a Chick On The Side),” co-written by the Sisters. In 1976, the group appeared in the film Car Wash with Richard Pryor, and also released the single “You Gotta Believe” which appeared on the soundtrack for the film. The group rounded out the 70s with the release of the albums Having A Party in 1977; Energy in 1978, which included a hit version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire” and top single “Happiness;” and Priority in 1979.

The 80s brought much success for the Sisters with the release of Special Things and the hit single “He’s So Shy,” and Black & White and one of the biggest hit singles of the year, “Slow Hand.” In 1982, So Excited was released and created the hit “I’m So Excited.”

The multi-platinum 1983 album Break Out, produced the most hits from one release for the Sisters, including “Automatic,” a re-issue of “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Baby Come and Get It,” and “Neutron Dance,” which was included in the Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop. The success of this album earned the Sisters two Grammy Awards – Best Vocal by a Duo or Group for “Jump (For My Love)” and Best Vocal Arrangement for “Automatic,” in addition to two American Music Awards.

In 1985, the Sisters followed up with the platinum selling Contact, which produced the hit single “Dare Me,” and helped the group garner an American Music Award for Best Video-Group. The 1986 release of Hot Together created a Top 40 hit “Gold Mine.” Other albums include Serious Slammin’, Right Rhythm and Only Sisters Can Do That.

In 1987 The Pointer Sisters appeared in their first television network special, Up All Night. In 1994, the same day that the Sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced that the group would begin a worldwide tour of the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ which would take them on tour for 46 weeks and generate a cast recording.

The group continues touring and has performed with some of the greatest symphony orchestras in the world. In 2004, they recorded a live CD/DVD, which includes all of the favorite hits of the legendary group.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes 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 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 bingo parlor, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. 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 16 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.

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