Archive for October, 2009

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BROOKS, Calif. – Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor. He’s survived a life-long battle as an insulin dependent diabetic, a well publicized near fatal car crash in 1994, and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades. He’s also survived the onslaught of drama emanating from the ladies who vie for his companionship on the hit VH1 show “Rock of Love,” and a set piece that fell on his head during the Tony ceremonies in June, forcing him to cancel an appearance at Cache Creek Casino Resort. Folks who didn’t get their chance to see Michaels because of that missed appearance can catch him on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at Cache Creek’s Club 88. Despite these recent adversities, the charismatic singer vows to “keep rockin’ til I can’t rock anymore.”

“As soon as I ever start to just go through the motions I’ll quit,” confesses the 45-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor. But there’s little chance he’ll even slow down let alone quit anytime soon. In fact, after more than 20 years in the business, this award winning, multi-platinum superstar’s career continues to move at warp speed.

s front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Michaels sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top-40 singles including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and the timeless number one smash “Every Rose Has its Thorn.” And in the new millennium, Poison’s music has been featured in such big screen features as “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Grandma’s Boy” and “Deuce Bigelow European Gigolo.” Poison continues to be one of the industry’s top grossing concert attractions, and their 2006 “20 Years of Rock” CD was a bona fide Top 20 gold smash.

As an actor, Michaels has made regular appearances on such hit television shows as “Yes Dear,” “Martial Law,” and “The Chris Isaak Show.” He has also co-hosted “Access Hollywood” and been a judge on the wildly popular “Nashville Star” program. But most reality TV fans know him best as the front man for VH1’s top rated show of all time “Rock of Love,” and its third season incarnation titled “Rock of Love Bus.”
Despite his TV fame, Michaels continues to tour, releasing two post-Poison albums: “Songs of Life” in 2003 followed by his rootsy, Americana flavored sophomore record “Freedom of Sound” in 2005. Not to worry, though. Fans of Poison will still hear the most popular hits from his time with that band when he makes a “bus stop” at Cache Creek in June.

Be sure to pick up your tickets as soon as you can as this show sold out last summer. Tickets are available for $79 and $65 through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com, by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: http://www.CacheCreek.com and Cache Creek Casino Resort guest services.

Contact: Cean Burgeson, Communications Manager: (530) 796-5333; cburgeson@cachecreek.com

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BROOKS, Calif. – The band Montrose was formed back in the 70s by Ronnie Montrose and Sammy Hagar and has become synonymous with the hits “Rock Candy,” “Bad Motor Scooter,” and “Rock the Nation.” Their sound, energy, and attitude have been often imitated or emulated, and they have even been credited as a hard rock forerunner to bands such as Van Halen.

Sammy Hagar has since moved on, and the band has been fronted since 2000 by Keith St. John, a man Montrose says is “the only guy who could ever fill his shoes.” The list of talented performers who have jammed with this band reads like a rock n roll hall of fame listing. Montrose has been joined by drummers and bass players from several legendary bands over the years including KISS, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Y&T, Mr. Big, Badlands, Styx, and Pat Benatar. Gene Simmons of KISS has even said the band used to listen to the entire first Montrose record for inspiration before they went out on stage.

Fans of this hard rocking band can see them on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88. Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: http://www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $25.

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BROOKS, Calif. – “Whose Live Anyway,” a live improvisational stage show inspired by the British and American hit television program “Whose Line is it Anyway,” first appeared in 1999 when it sold out two shows in under three hours to very enthusiastic crowds in Vancouver. Following its initial success, “Whose Line” Executive Producer and star Ryan Stiles expanded the number of appearances of the show to include several major cities in the Western USA and Canada where it has remained a consistent sell out. Fans of the TV series and Ryan Stiles can catch the show on Nov. 7 at Cache Creek Casino Resort at 8 p.m.

“Whose Live Anyway” consists of 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis leave their audiences gasping with witty scenes they invent “on the spot.” Like other improvisational stage shows such as the popular and celebrated Second City, everyone is amazed at how quickly they craft these comedic vignettes and are similarly astounded at the incredible improvised song lyrics Chip Esten and Jeff Davis produce and perform.

Audience participation is the key to the show. Guests are not only asked for suggestions, but are brought up to join in the fun with the cast onstage. “Whose Live Anyway” performs some of the games made famous on the Emmy Nominated TV show with the addition of a few new ones. It’s a night of comedy for fans of the program or new fans alike.

Ryan Stiles – Ryan is a brilliant improvisor whose TV appearances include both the British and North American version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway.” He starred on “The Drew Carey Show” and can currently be seen on “Two and a Half Men.”

Greg Proops – Not only is Greg intelligently witty, he’s a style piglet, a very groovy stand up comic, and improvisor from San Francisco. Greg was the first North American on the British “Whose Line Is It Anyway.”

Chip Esten – Chip is best known for his work on “Whose Line Is It Anyway” where in addition to performing very funny improv material; he can be seen making up a song in any style, right off the top of his head.

Jeff Davis – Jeff shares the singing duties with Chip in “Whose Live Anyway.” He is a gifted performer who is likewise very inventive when it comes to composing and singing a song in a wide range of styles based entirely on audience suggestions.

Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: http://www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $59, $49, and $39.

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BROOKS, Calif. – R&B artist Brian McKnight is a singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and one of the most prominent singers of his age group. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, guitar, and trumpet, and he’s lent these musical talents to 11 albums with seven of them turning platinum (some two or three times over). In an industry of constantly revolving players, McKnight has established quite a record and proven himself to be anything but a fluke through his many successes in the business, collaborating over the years with an array of different performers across all genres, including Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Puffy, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flats, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G.

Embracing an effortless eloquence and cocoa butter smooth persona, the music of Brian McKnight has defined the true meaning of the American “soul-man” since 1991. Like his spiritual Motown godfathers, this upstate New York native has a velvety voice and silky style that captures the vibe of vintage soul without being old fashioned.

The longevity of his career and his timeless appeal is a true testament to his talent. Selling 20 million albums since his self-titled debut; he still performs live and continues to deliver the goods, including a stop at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. If his last sold-out appearance is any indication, fans of this multi-faceted entertainer may want to get their tickets quickly if they want to catch McKnight live this time around.

Tickets are available for $85/$69/$59 through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com, phone: (800) 225-2277 or at http://www.CacheCreek.com and Cache Creek Casino Resort guest services.

Contact: Cean Burgeson, Communications Manager: (530) 796-5333; cburgeson@cachecreek.com

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Winner Hits a Gusher—a $619,538.24 Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® at Cache Creek Casino Resort

(Brooks, Calif. – October 4, 2009) – San Franciscan Mark Biggins took his wife Omozole to Cache Creek Saturday because she wanted to “get out of the house.” That simple desire paid off big time for the lucky couple when Mark won a $619,538.24 MegaJackpot® on a Wheel of Fortune® dollar slot machine.

The 44 year-old plumber said he chose to play Wheel of Fortune® because his mother likes to play it. He went up to the “first one I saw when I walked in” to the casino.

The winner said he’ll use his winning to pay his bills and expand his plumbing business.

“We are thrilled to have another MegaJackpot® here at Cache Creek Casino Resort,” said Cean Burgeson, Communication Manager at Cache Creek. “We offer our hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Biggins and wish them the best.”

Cache Creek, located 40 miles northwest of Sacramento and 80 miles from the Bay Area, is Northern California’s only casino resort. Operating 2,400 slot machines and 142 table games throughout its spacious 100,000-square-foot casino, Cache Creek also features nine beautiful restaurants, a state-of-the-art entertainment center, a resort golf course, and a 200-room luxury hotel and spa. For more information, go to http://www.cachecreek.com.

All IGT MegaJackpots® are paid in annual installments upon verification, except MegaJackpots Instant Winners Jackpots®, which are paid in their entirety upon verification. For current jackpot totals on all California MegaJackpots® progressives, log on to http://www.megajackpots.com.

“Wheel of Fortune” is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc. “Wheel of Fortune” © 2008 Califon Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Contacts: Cristina Dayton (916) 204-6715 or Stephen Kulieke (916) 717-8614for IGT.