Grammy Award-Winning Artist Melissa Manchester Returns to the Suncoast Showroom This Weekend

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Grammy Award-Winning Artist Melissa Manchester Returns to the Suncoast Showroom This WeekendFollowing a successful engagement late last year, actress, singer-songwriter and musician Melissa Manchester returns to the Suncoast Showroom this weekend, August 9 and 10.

After getting her start as a singer-pianist in the clubs of Greenwich Village, Manchester performed with Bette Midler as a "Harlette" before landing a recording contract. Her debut releases, "Home to Myself" and "Bright Eyes," laid the foundation for her solo career. In 1975, Manchester's album "Melissa" produced her first top 10 hit, "Midnight Blue."

Manchester was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1978 and 1979, and won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" in 1982. In 1979, she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in the same year - "Through The Eyes of Love" from the film "Ice Castles," and the title song from "The Promise."

As an actress, Manchester has guest-starred in numerous television shows, including "Blossom" and "Fame," and in films such as "For The Boys" and "Dirty Girl." She has also appeared in the Los Angeles-based theatrical production of "Sweeney Todd," and recently starred in the Chicago premiere of the musical "HATS!," which features several songs she co-wrote.

Manchester is currently co-writing the new musical "The Sweet Potato Queens," based upon the New York Times best-selling book series by Jill Connor Browne, with lyricist Sharon Vaughn and book writer Rupert Holmes.

Guests attending the show will receive a copy of Manchester's new CD "You Gotta Love the Life," with each ticket purchase.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $18.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

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