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R&B Sensation New Edition Comes to San Manuel

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Thursday, December 29, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino welcomes R&B hiphop group, New Edition to the San Manuel stage, where all six members Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Mike Bivins, Ricky Bell, and Ron Devoe will sing crowd favorites.

Tickets are on sale today and available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $55, $65, and $75.

Beginning in 1978 with three young friends from the Boston area, New Edition grew to make their mark on music.

From their initial Jackson 5-inspired material to their later more mature fusion of hip-hop and R&B, the group, which grew to have five members, established much of the groundwork for the style of music known as the ‘new jack swing’. They were discovered by producer Maurice Starr, who wrote their first smash hit “Candy Girl.” The single topped R&B charts, and was the title of the debut album.

In 1984, they scored their biggest pop hit with the Top Five single “Cool It Now,” which ended with a short rap section, and claimed a spot of the next album All for Love.

Later that year, they released a holiday album and struck an endorsement deal with Coke.

Over the last 25 years, New Edition has taken different forms and has even split up.

But the group has enjoyed renewed success since joining together again and signing with the Bad Boy Label, owned by Sean P. Diddy Combs, in 2002.

Currently the group is recording new music, performing throughout the US, and supporting community events and organizations through the New Edition Foundation.

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.

Note: Doors open at 6:30. Must be 21 to enter Casino. Please gamble responsibly.

San Manuel and Manny Pacquiao Host Night of Boxing

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By Jon D. Gaede, BVN Sports –

Highland - Professional boxing, the ‘Sweet Science’ has had to share the stage with cage fighting and mixed marshal art formats in recent years, but on Thursday night at San Manuel, it was purely boxing.

The fight card selected by Top Rank and hosted by welterweight champion and fighter of the decade, Manny Pacquiao. Over 2,000 fight fans packed San Manuel’s Yuhaviatam room as Pacquiao climbed into the ring to open the evening.

Pacquiao, who recently defeated Pomona’s Sugar Shane Mosely, will defend his title against Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th in Las Vegas.

The seven-bout fight card was competitive and kept the crowd interested and motivated toward the main event.

The three top fights of the evening, all involved Filipino fighters. In his third professional fight, welterweight Javier Albonica won a four round decision over Anthony McDavitt. In a flyweight bout, Richie Mepranum won his 23rd fight in a decisive fourth round TKO over Rigoberto Casillas.

Each fight seemed to progress in quality and intensity as the main event featured San Diego’s Aaron Garcia against another quality Filipino, Bernabe Concepcion. The WBC Continental America’s Title would be on the line.

Both fighters traded accurate body and headshots for most of the 10 rounds. Garcia did hurt his opponent in the 6th however; Concepcion was able to open up a cut with a series of precision headshots in the 9th.

The record San Manuel crowd roared to their feet for the 9th and 10th rounds. As the judge’s decision was read. As their corner hoisted each fighter up, the unanimous decision and title belt went to Concepcion for his 31st win and a Filipino sweep.

'Nosferatu,' 'The Exorcist' to Haunt California Theatre of the Performing Arts

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Two of the spookiest and scariest movies ever made, the silent film classic “Nosferatu” and the 1973 William Friedkin directed “The Exorcist,” will be screened Oct 15 in the California Theatre of the Performing Arts.

“ Nosferatu,” accompanied by Robert Salisbury on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer Style 216 Theatre Organ, will be shown at 2 p.m. “The Exorcist” will screen at 6 p.m.

The movies are presentations by the City of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency.

Tickets to each show are $7-$15, available at ww.ticketmaster.com, www. livenation.com, or the theater box office at (909) 885-5152.

“Nosferatu” is considered the greatest silent horror film ever made. The 1922 German film is the earliest surviving screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel “Dracula.”

The horror film centers on vampire Count Orlok, who expresses an interest in an old, forbidding castle as well as a beautiful woman. Directed by F. W. Murnau and written by Henrik Galeen, it stars Max Schreck, Greta Schroder and Ruth Landdshoff.

“Nosferatu” is considered to be a masterpiece of Expressionism with its unique creation of mood and setting, and use of negative film, double exposures and a variety of camera special effects, as well as the chilling performance of Schreck as Count Oriok.

Noted film critic Pauline Kael said, “... this first important film of the vampire genre has more spectral atmosphere, more ingenuity, and more imaginative ghoulish ghastliness than any of its successors.”

Organist Salisbury will accompany the film on the California Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Style 216 Theatre Organ, one of only three working Wurlitzer Opus 216 pipe organs in the world. The historic organ is one of a very few in Southern California, and the only one in San Bernardino and Riverside counties still in its original theater home. Silent film/organ concerts are held several times each year in the theater.

“The Exorcist,” adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Blatty,” is about the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism by two Catholic priests.

The film, which starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller and Linda Blair as the young girl, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning two (for Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay).

Manny Pacquiao Presents World Class Boxing At San Manuel Casino

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Thursday, October 27, famed world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank present a night of World Class Championship Boxing at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. Tickets are on sale and available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $50 and $90.

The Pac Man returns! Famed world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank present a night of World Class Championship Boxing in the San Manuel ring. Generally ranked as the number one, pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Manny was the first professional fighter to win eight-division world championships. He was named Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s, and has been honored as the Fighter of the Year in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Without doubt, he is one of the most well-known and admired persons in the world today.

Las Vegas-based Top Rank stands as the country’s premiere boxing promotions company for one reason: They take care of their fighters and fans. For nearly half a century, Top Rank has nurtured some of the sport’s all-time greats and produced some of its most exciting bouts. It’s a practice continued to this day, as Top Rank further expands its brand while introducing the sport of boxing to a new generation of fans. Top Rank promotes the sport’s most elite fighters, including the best pound-forpound fighter in the world, Manny Pacquiao, and threetime world champion Miguel Cotto. Fight card TBD.

*Fights are subject to change.

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.

Note: Doors open at 6:30. Must be 21 to enter Casino. Please gamble responsibly.

Riverside Shows What its Got at Fashion Night Out

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By Rory O’Sullivan –

Fashionista’s from all over the Inland Empire recently converged on Downtown Riverside to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out.

The event drew a crowd of about a thousand people according to coordinator Natasha Ferguson. Fashionista Aileen Prince of Moreno Valley said she was big into fashion having been a former model. Prince enjoyed being able to come to Riverside to enjoy an evening of fashion instead of driving to Los Angeles.

Fashion’s Night Out was a worldwide event with fashion shows being held all over the world from “Manhattan, to Milan, Atlanta to Australia,” according to their website.

The day was “intended to restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy and put the ‘fun’ back in shopping,” according to their website.

Forgotten Treasures owner Maria Pineda said, “It helps us because we can bring our merchandise out and they can buy our products.” Her collection of vintage shoes, hats, jewelry, and lamps, did make a strong fashion statement.

The event also included handmade jewelry, artisan items, apparel, shoes and more for sale, as Main St. between University and Mission Inn became “Fashion Alley.”

The fashion show was the main event of the night and was put on by The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, included everyday wear like jeans, blouses and shirts to evening wear which included gowns, suits, and ties. “I think it would be great if they could keep it here,” said model Amber Schmeltz. “Everyone was really nice and the clothes were fantastic to wear.”

Local retailers including Toni Moore Clothing and Boyd’s on Main provided clothes for the fashion show.

Students from AIS who volunteered for the event also benefited by gaining experience in their field. “It helps to connect with people,” said fashion design student Jaza Piper “it helps us throughout our careers.”

Ferguson was thrilled with the turnout of the event. She was also pleased with the enthusiasm of the crowd.

Ferguson hopes that this event will show that locals can have a great time without having to drive to far.

“We do events like this to show you can have a great time right here in Downtown Riverside.”

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