LAS VEGAS – July 24, 2018 – Award-winning entertainers Clint Holmes and Earl Turner are giving back to the “Soundtrack” of the Las Vegas education system. In appreciation of the teachers and administrators that work tirelessly in an effort to educate the children and young adults of Las Vegas, all Clark County teachers and school administrators with valid CCSD identification will receive two free tickets to an August performance of SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show inside the famed Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
In addition, one dollar from every ticket sold to SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. in August, will go directly to The Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates dynamic initiatives and programs that reimagine and improve public education.
August performances of SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. include: Thursday, August 2 through Saturday, August 4 and Thursday, August 9 through Saturday, August 11. All performances begin at 7 p.m. and tickets can be picked up at the Westgate Box Office, in advance or the day of the performance.
“Teachers are the backbone of this community and work tirelessly to ensure the children of this great city grow to be educated, productive young adults,” said SOUNDTRACK stars Clint Holmes and Earl Turner. “We’re honored to not only serve as mentors throughout the Clark County school district, but to give back and show our appreciation for the amazing work and dedication done by teachers throughout the year.”
SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. combines the talents of two of Las Vegas’ most beloved and highly-regarded entertainers, Clint Holmes and Earl Turner. Based on the music of our lives, past and present, Earl and Clint combine their unique energy, voices, humor and life experiences to bring new life to the music that makes up the soundtracks of our lives. The audience will reminisce to songs that make us all ‘remember when’ and celebrate the music of some of today’s great contemporary artists. These two entertainers have often shared each other’s stages as headliners and for more than two decades, lent their voices to each other’s award-winning shows. Now, having combined their talents on the same stage and in the same show, there is no doubt in Las Vegas as to the city’s most entertaining and organic vocal experience. Featuring a live eight-piece band and the musical direction of Christian Tamburr, a three-time Down Beat Magazine Music Award winner, this musical performance rocks the historic International Westgate Theater.
The chemistry and camaraderie of these two powerful performers provides an explosive and unforgettable evening of entertainment. SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. is performed Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. inside the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Tickets are $48, $58, $78 and $98 plus tax and fees and can be purchased at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or online atwww.westgatelasvegas.com. Find the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter
ABOUT THE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION
At its core, The Public Education Foundation invests in ideas. We investigate and evaluate ways that Nevada’s children can be better educated. The Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is a hands-on think tank. We create dynamic initiatives and programs that reimagine and improve public education. We work collaboratively with individuals, other nonprofits, businesses, Clark County School District and local governments to efficiently and effectively marshal our resources.
Our solutions to the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population are to have an impact on schools and the school district at multiple levels from grassroots classroom participation to systemic reform. Our initiatives and programs empower teachers and students, reduce bureaucracy, ensure accountability, leverage resources, and deliver results.
For more than two decades, we have been working to bring about transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership. It is a mission we pledge to honor today and into the future.
ABOUT SOUNDTRACK: YOUR SONGS. OUR STORIES. THE SHOW
Whether on the stage solo or complimenting one another, these artists bring back a feeling of “old Vegas” in a show that brings audiences the best of yesterday and today. Featuring hit songs from Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, Bill Withers and Irving Berlin, among others, the show also highlights female vocalist Serena Henry, whose credits include performing with Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson. This high-energy performance pays tribute to musical greats such as Stevie Wonder and Prince, as well as Las Vegas legends, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. showcases an ever-changing repertoire of iconic musical favorites, including “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Yesterday.”
Clint Holmes is simply one of the country’s finest vocalists. A consummate entertainer, performer and recording artist, Holmes scored a number-one hit in 1972 with “Playground in My Mind.” He has established a long resume of accolades and accomplishments, including “Singer of the Year” in both Las Vegas and New York City. His latest album Rendezvous was nominated for two Grammy® Awards in 2018.
Earl Turner, a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor, saw the Las Vegas Review-Journal name him “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Las Vegas’ Most Dynamic Performer.” A 30-year veteran of Las Vegas showrooms and countless casino theaters across the country, Turner was honored when Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino named a showroom for him during his multi-year engagement and he was inducted in the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.
ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano.
The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone a more than $150 million renovation, that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa, which was recently awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateLasVegas.com.
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