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Gladys Knight to Perform at Tropicana Las Vegas

"Welcome Home" to the Empress of Soul (March 18, 2011)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/11 -- Seven-time Grammy Award-winning performer Gladys Knight will headline in a special engagement at the newly transformed Tropicana Las Vegas, beginning Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

The show, produced by Freestyle Mac, will take place in the newly named Gladys Knight Theater, formerly known as the Tiffany Theater. Knight will showcase her fan favorites, such as "Midnight Train to Georgia," as well as newer hits including her December 2010 single "Settle." She will be joined by four singers and dancers during the show, alongside an 11-piece band. Merald "Bubba" Knight, one of the original members of the Pips, will be featured as part of Knight's show, as well.

"I'm thrilled to be returning to the Las Vegas Strip and am very happy to be coming back home. It's always been a dream of mine to have my own showroom and I'm excited to showcase songs ranging from both my greatest hits to my new album," said Knight.

She will be releasing a new album in late spring or early summer. She has teamed up again with Producer Randy Jackson, whom she previously worked with on her album released in 2000, At Last.


"We are extremely excited to add Gladys Knight as part of our overall transformation of Tropicana Las Vegas," says Tom McCartney, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tropicana Las Vegas. "We believe her intimate and up close performance fits in perfectly with our strategy of exceeding our guests' expectations. We are confident our guests will leave grateful to have spent an intimate evening with one of the greatest performers of all time."

The Empress of Soul will be welcomed home by the Tropicana for a multi-month engagement. The show can be seen Tuesday through Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., beginning April 5. All ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult. There will also be three preview performances held March 31, April 1 and April 2. Tickets for these preview performances are available for the public to purchase as well.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 14 and will be available for $65 and $75 plus tax and applicable fees. VIP packages are also available for $95 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased through the Tropicana Box Office by calling (702) 739-2411 or by visiting www.troplv.com.

About Gladys Knight
Soul singer Gladys Knight, a seven-time Grammy Award-winning performer, has dazzled fans since the 1960s when she first toured as Gladys Knight & the Pips. Well-known for hits as the lead singer of the group such as "Midnight Train to Georgia," "Every Beat of My Heart," "If I Were Your Woman," "Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Knight sky-rocketed to fame in the Motown era. Since then, she has recorded more than 38 albums, securing hits on the Adult Contemporary, pop and R&B charts. She also has numerous television and film credits, such as Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and "30 Rock," as well as starring in the hit Broadway musical, "Smokey Joe's Café." Fans can learn more by visiting www.gladysknight.com.

About Tropicana Resort and Casino
About Tropicana Las Vegas | http://www.troplv.com
Tropicana Las Vegas is redefining the expectations of today's global travelers with a major transformation scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011. The South Beach inspired changes to the Las Vegas hotel resort & casino include a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, the transformation of the legendary four-acre pool area into Nikki Beach Club and Club Nikki, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, and a new spa and fitness center. The look and feel of the new Tropicana Las Vegas is vibrant and exciting, filled with the sultry rhythm of a hot Havana night. Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other property or brand.

For additional information on event reservations, hotel resort amenities, or available accommodations call 702-739-2222 or visit www.troplv.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by finding us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/troplv) or follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/troplv).

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For Las Vegas press:
Laura Herlovich
PR Plus
(702) 696-1999
laura@prpluslv.com

For national press:
Jay D. Schwartz
JDS
(323) 512-9100
jay@jdspr.com

For Tropicana press:
National / Southern California Region
B|W|R Public Relations
Paulette Kam
310.248.6173
PKam@bwr-la.com

Kelly Striewski
310.248.6164
KStriewski@bwr-la.com

Katie Harris-Maines
310.248.6178
KHarris@bwr-la.com

Arizona Region
E.B. Lane
Melanie McBride
602.416.3603
mmcbride@eblane.com

Jennifer Adler
602.417.1594
jadler@eblane.com


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