Mary Wilson of The Supremes Comes to Las Vegas' Orleans Showroom Tonight
Singer, writer and legendary entertainer Mary Wilson comes to the Suncoast Showroom tonight, May 11 and tomorrow, the 12th.
While growing up in Detroit's Brewster Projects, Wilson befriended Florence Ballard, Betty McGlown and Diane Ross at age 13. The quartet later formed a singing group, The Primettes. Wilson, Ballard and Ross were signed to Motown Records and became known as The Supremes.
The Supremes were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965 and 1966, garnering an unprecedented 12 No. 1 hits, including four in a row - "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Stop, In The Name Of Love" and "Back in My Arms Again." In 1977, Wilson released her first solo album, "Mary Wilson," which yielded the dance hit "Red Hot." In 1992, Wilson released her first album in 13 years, "Walk the Line," which included the single "One Night With You."
Wilson became a best-selling author with her autobiography, "Dreamgirl... My Life As A Supreme." The book has sold more than 250,000 copies in hardback, becoming one of the most successful rock and roll autobiographies of all time.
Wilson created a traveling exhibit of 70 gowns worn by The Supremes throughout the years and can be seen on tour at countless cities across the United States. The exhibit is currently being housed at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.
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