THE OASIS LOVE AFFAIR to Bring Zapp, Evelyn King and More to Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, 2/16
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by BWW News Desk
Celebrated rock and roll, rhythm and blues and soul and funk acts from the '60s, '70s and '80s will perform some of their best-loved hits at the 105.7 The Oasis Love Affair at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, February 16.
The concert features an all-star lineup of romantic solo performers and groups whose national-charted hits remain at the top of radio play lists around the country.
Zapp, the concert's headliner, is best known for late '70s and early '80s hits "More Bounce to the Ounce," "Dance Floor,", "Computer Love" and "I Wanna Be Your Man."
Launching her career in 1978 with the hit single "Shame," and the hugely popular "Love Come Down," Evelyn "Champagne" King is a Grammy Award-winning R&B singer.
Bursting onto the music scene in 1958 with the top five R&B hit "For Your Precious Love," The Impressions went on to chart four No.1 singles on the R&B charts including "I'm So Proud", "It's Alright" and "People Get Ready."
American Latin-influenced rock and roll group Malo charted their first top 20 single in 1978 with the sultry Latin ballad "Suavecito," sometimes called "The Chicano National Anthem."
The Originals, often called "Motown's best kept secret," and who worked closely with Marvin Gaye, are most notable for their hits "Baby I'm for Real," "The Bells" and "Down to Love Town."
Songwriter and singer Barbara Lewis wrote and recorded the hit song "Hello Stranger" in 1963, then followed up with many more hits into the '60s, including "Baby I'm Yours" and "Make Me Your Baby."
Memphis Soul trio The Temprees released three albums in the '70s -- "Lovemen," "Love Maze" and "Tempress 3" -- and are best known for songs like "Love Between A Boy and Girl," "Dedicated to the One I Love" and "Out Of My Reach."
Female trio The Fuzz released their self-titled debut in 1971, regarded as one of the first albums by a female artist with interspersed monologues ("raps") and musical backgrounds. They are best known for "I Love You For All Seasons," "Like An Open Door" and their unique version of Smokey Robinson's "Ooh Baby Baby."
In 1976, "Misty Blue" became Dorothy Moore's highest charting hit, peaking at No. 2 on the R&B charts.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $27.50 and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation's leading mid-sized arenas, and was recently ranked No. 1 in the United States and #5 Internationally among venues of similar size by Venues Today Magazine. The Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including concerts by top names like Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Van Halen, Brooks & Dunn, Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Rihanna; family Favorites like The Harlem Globetrotters and Circus Spectacular; and a wide variety of sporting events, including NCAA basketball tournaments, the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference Basketball Championships, mixed martial arts with Superior Cage Combat, and major motorsports events. The arena serves as home to the Las Vegas Wranglers professional ECHL hockey team, the Las Vegas Legends professional indoor soccer team, and the Lingerie Football League's Las Vegas Sin. For information on booking events call 702.365.7469, or visit www.orleansarena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).