[JPL] Pete Fountain is back
drjazz at drjazz.com
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.
Dr. Jazz Operations
Oak Park, MI 48237
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