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Morris Day for All Time

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By S.Y. Brown –

The California Theatre in San Bernadino was filled to near capacity Friday night with loyal fans stepping back in time with Morris Day and the Time. The crowd was a rainbow mixture of men and women eagerly awaiting Morris Day, the-original-man-of-swagger. After much anticipation the build up of music brought Morris Day on stage.

The mesmerized audience joined in unison as he spelled out his best known character trait and title song C-O-O-L.

The smooth rhythms and perfectly placed beats created the perfect party atmosphere for the almost fifteen hundred people in attendance.

The crowd was worked into a sweat along with Morris Day, but he quickly set the record straight that it was not sweat he was wiping off his face but “condensation”.

The hour and a half concert left the highly energized crowd wanting more and more of his laid back yet seductive brand of songs. He was still as cool as ever.

Morris Day and the Time makes a statement that they were not just innovators of music since 1982 but that they are also still very relevant to the music industry of today.

Niecy Nash no longer 'Dancing with the Stars'

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(Reuters) - Niecy Nash was eliminated from ABC's ballroom competition show "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday after receiving the lowest scores from the judges and failing to rally viewers to her side.

Nash, the bubbly host of reality show "Clean House" and an actress on "Reno 911!," was joined in the bottom two by NFL footballer Chad Ochocinco after a grueling week in which the routines were upped to two apiece.

But Nash, whose paso doble on Monday failed to match her Viennese waltz, said she was happy to have come this far.

"I am a 40-year-old mother of three, I've got three C-sections under my belly," she said.

Nash's elimination leaves four celebrities in the popular show, with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger considered the front-runner to win the 10th season finale.

ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews, Olympic skater Evan Lysacek, and Ochocinco will also move on to next week's semi-finals after Tuesday's results show.

"Dancing with the Stars" is enjoying its best season for years and is challenging "American Idol" on rival Fox for the biggest weekly audiences thanks to a strong cast that has included actress Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and TV reality mother Kate Gosselin.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant)

George Wallace Brings 30 Years of Comedy to San Manuel

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Night of Laughs Begins with One of America’s Funniest Dad’s, John Witherspoon

Thursday, May 20, 2010, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino welcomes funnymen George Wallace and John Witherspoon to the showroom stage. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $25 and $35.

In 1977, George Wallace caught his break in a Manhattan comedy club, where he used his natural humor and likeable personality to win over crowds.

Shortly after he moved to the West Coast, Wallace became a regular at the legendary Comedy Store and also took his comedy show on the road, opening for George Benson, Diana Ross, Donna Summer and Smokey Robinson.

In 1995, he won an American Comedy Award for Best Male Standup Comedian and was included on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand ups of all time. Wallace has taken his show to Las Vegas, where he does a headliner show at The Flamingo Resort and Casino.

Named one of America’s funniest dads as Ice Cube’s outrageously funny, dogcatching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy of movies “Friday”, “Next Friday”, and “Friday After Never”, John Witherspoon is outrageously funny.

Nationally known for his catchphrase “Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!,” his work spans over four decades. Proven Hollywood mainstream for his involvement in The Richard Pryor Show, Boomerang, House Party and much more, he has recently launched The John Witherspoon Collection, a complete line of humorous greeting cards called Spoon Cards.

Every Thursday night with headliner entertainment, San Manuel gives away $1,000 just for seeing the show. To be eligible to win, guests only need a ticket to the show, a Club Serrano card and to be 21 or older. Guests can enter beginning at noon on such days. Three drawings will be held on those nights: $250 at 7:20 p.m., $250 at 10:00 p.m. and $500 at 11:00 p.m. Winners must be present. Doors open at 6:30. Must be 21 to enter Casino.

San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun. The casino is just 67 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. Guests enjoy 3,000 of the latest slots, live poker and Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, high-stakes bingo, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining and generous player’s reward program. Owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the casino has been providing fun and excitement since 1986. Since that time, players have received over $2 billion in cash, prizes and giveaways, making any visit to San Manuel an exciting and memorable experience. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sanmanuelcasino and Twitter: www.twitter.com/sanmanuelcasino.

For more information on San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, please visit their Web site at www.sanmanuel.com or call 800-359-2464.

R&B Soul Singer, Keith Sweat, Gets San Manuel Grooving

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Thursday, June 17, 2010, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino welcomes the silky-smooth vocals of Keith Sweat, along with the raw power of Aaron and Damion Hall. Tickets are on sale today and are available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $35, $45, and $55.

Over the course of his 16-year career, he’s not only survived, he’s thrived, selling more than 14 million records, while garnering five #1 R&B albums, 15 Top 10 R&B singles, six #1 hits, four Top 5 pop singles, three multiplatinum and three platinum albums, two platinum and three gold singles, widespread critical acclaim and a rabid international following.

The Harlem-born college grad’s smooth transition from Wall Street brokerage assistant to R&B heartthrob was almost as fluid as his signature style of music. In fact, it’s likely that Sweat, who debuted in the late ’80s, single-handedly and ever-so-eloquently merged the “please, baby, baby, please” style that dominated ’60s R&B with the rhythmic moaning made famous by Steve Arrington, front man for ’70s R&B group Slave. His 1987 debut, “Make It Last Forever”, was the sexy backdrop to the short-lived yet monumental New Jack era. Remarkably, the quadruple-platinum album still scans at least 800 copies a week. His astonishing run of chart-topping discs continued with subsequent releases “I’ll Give All My Love To You”, “Keep It Comin’”, “Get Up On It” and “Keith Sweat”. He continues to record hit music to this day.

Aaron Hall, an American R&B singer and songwriter and older brother to Damion, was a member of the trio Guy in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The group produced hits like “ Groove Me,” “I Like,” and “Piece of My Love”. from their self-titled debut album.

“Let Chill” and “Do Me Right” came from their second album, “The Future”.

The brothers went on create solo careers after the break-up of Guy in 1991, where Aaron connected with K-Ci & Jojo in the 2Pac single “Toss It Up” in the 1996 album, “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”.

Every Thursday night with headliner entertainment, San Manuel gives away $1,000 just for seeing the show. To be eligible to win, guests only need a ticket to the show, a Club Serrano card and to be 21 or older. Guests can enter beginning at noon on such days. Three drawings will be held on those nights: $250 at 7:20 p.m., $250 at 10:00 p.m. and $500 at 11:00 p.m. Winners must be present.

Stephanie Mills And Najee Headline Rhythm On The Vine Concert

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Rhythm on the Vine presents: Stephanie Mills, Broadway Star, Grammy and American Music Award winning Blues, R&B and Soul performer and contemporary award winning instrumentalist Najee on Friday, May 14th at 7:30pm, at the opulent South Coast Winery in Temecula. Ticket price is $70.00 and up.

Every penny raised benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children®, Los Angeles providing medical care for children 18 years and younger at no charge to patient or family. Tickets can be purchased at www.rhythmonthevine.org or call 213-368-3378. Doors open at 5pm. Food and wine are available for purchase.

Stephanie Mills is a legendary musical theatre icon with more than a dozen albums. After taking time off for motherhood, it was good news for her adoring fans to hear that Mills has embarked on her first recording since 1994 with her new album, BREATHLESS.

Najee is best known as the innovator of urban jazz. Having had a platinum selling debut album, entitled "Najee's Theme" released by EMI, Najee followed this album with yet another Platinum success "Day By Day". Not to mention numerous other gold selling albums to his credit.

For more information please visit www.rhythmonthevine.org or www.shrinershospitals.org.

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