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On January 16th, a 13 foot steel, glass, and bronze replica of a PRS Santana signature guitar will be unveiled in front of House Of Blues Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in honor of The House Of Blues first resident Carlos Santana. The statue was created by premiere American artist and innovator Dale Evers . This immense sculpture is entitled WINGS OF LEGEND. It represents the tens of millions guitars that have become an intrinsic part of American pop-culture and pays homage to the artistry of Santana and his relationship with PRS guitars.
The unveiling Ceremony will begin at 12:30pm with Mariachi music by young guitarists from Fremont Middle School. As part of the Hermes Music Foundation's guitar donation to the International House Of Blues Foundation, Fremont Mariachi will receive guitars to support their music program. This donation was made possible through the cooperation of The Milagro Foundation. This musical introduction will be followed with presentations by General Manager Andrew Economon, CEO Ron Bension (House of Blues), Artist Dale Evers, Carlos Santana , Paul Reed Smith and Gregory Morrison (Hermes Music Foundation). The event will end as it began with inspired sounds by The Young musicians. WINGS OF LEGEND will remain on permanent display.
"The sculpture truly embodies the magnificence that is Carlos Santana," says Evers. "It is an understatement to say I am honored and greatly appreciative for this grand moment in my life." Evers' unmistakable signature is characterized by a masterful fusing of glass, bronze and steel into creative realities. His numerous commissions have lead to permanent installations throughout the US and Mexico.
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