[JPL] Pete Fountain is back

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Mon Oct 2 20:52:52 EDT 2006



Jazz Legend Pete Fountain Hits the Hollywood Stage

2 October 2006

BAY ST. LOUIS, Missouri -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- World famous jazz legend Pete 
Fountain will take the stage again for the first time in more than a year 
beginning Friday, October 27th at Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis officials 
announced today. Fountain will perform with his longtime band every Friday 
and Saturday night in Hollywood Casino's Oak Royale Room. The $20 tickets 
include 2 free drinks and go on sale October 23rd.

Fountain packed the Oak Royale room two nights a week prior to Hurricane 
Katrina, when the property was known as Casino Magic Bay St. Louis. "We 
fully expect a packed house for Pete's return and have asked him to perform 
for two private occasions prior to his public debut in our new land-based 
casino," said John Jagunich, Hollywood president and general manager. "At 
only $20 per person including two cocktails, tickets will sell out early, 
so we urge guests to buy their tickets in advance," said Jagunich.

It's been a tough year for the legendary jazz musician. He lost his Bay St. 
Louis home to Hurricane Katrina, underwent a quadruple bypass in March and 
has suffered other health problems throughout the summer. "The show must go 
on. We're in Hollywood now," said Fountain. "This is just another step to 
recovery as we rebuild our community. I wouldn't think of being anywhere 
else," said Fountain.

Hollywood Casino opened late August with the Hollywood Hotel offering 291 
guest rooms, 900 new slot machines, 20 unique table games, and a new 
6-table poker room. Three restaurants are open including, Tuscany Steaks 
and Seafood, Jackpot Java, and the all new Epic Buffet. The Bridges Grill 
is under renovations and will open later this year. The fully renovated 
casino operation land-based, facility has 17,000 square feet of function 
space and three private meeting rooms.

Tickets are available in the Casino's Tokens gift shop on the first floor 
or by phone. The Hollywood Hotel and the Hollywood RV Park accepts 
reservations by calling 1-866-7-LUCKY-1.


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