Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors Presents America’s Top Lifestyle Expert Mar Jennings, As Part Of Connecticut Authors Trail 2014

WHAT:
Lifestyle expert, Mar Jennings, caps off the 2014 Connecticut Authors Trail with a live Q&A and book signing inside The Cabaret Theatre on Thursday, September 4th.

WHEN/WHERE:
Thursday, September 4th
7:00 pm – Live Q&A followed by a book signing
The Cabaret Theatre

IN DETAIL:
Prepare to be inspired when Emmy-nominated TV Host and two-time bestselling author Mar Jennings shares his new home décor book, LIFE ON MAR’S: Creating Casual Luxury, during a free Winning Authors event. Get tips, tricks and decorative advice from Mar during his live Q&A and stick around afterwards for an exclusive book signing event.

Mar is a home and garden expert and has been featured on HGTV, the Today Show, QVC, and in The New York Times. Over time, Mar has expanded his areas of expertise and has even adapted his signature style, “Casual Luxury”, to the wedding industry. Based in Westport, Connecticut, Mar is an ongoing contributor to ABC’s WTNH, NBC’s WVIT and FOX’s WTIC.

*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Mar Jennings, will be signing copies of LIFE ON MAR’S: Creating Casual Luxury which will be for sale at Spin Street.

The Connecticut Authors Trail focuses on some of the state’s most brilliant authors and takes pride in bringing together a diverse collection of writers whose styles cover everything from suspense thrillers to romantic novels and self-help to local libraries across eastern Connecticut. All programs are free and open to the public. Passports will be available at the participating libraries throughout the summer as a guide to the author events.

For more information and a schedule on the Connecticut Authors Trail, please visit connecticutauthorstrail.org/

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Return To Mohegan Sun Arena

Live at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, November 2nd

Classic vocalist and American Pop icon Frankie Valli will bring his hits “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Rag Doll,” “Who Loves You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Working My Way Back To You,” plus countless more to Mohegan Sun Arena this fall. The show is booked for Sunday, November 2nd and starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, August 1st through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the  Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, August 2nd subject to availability.

There’s something about Frankie Valli’s music that makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance. Amid the Disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” which reached #3 in 1975, and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night), a No. 1 record in 1976. On the other side of the Atlantic, “You’re Ready Now” and “The Night,” which didn’t do anything in the U.S., emerged from dance clubs in the north of England to become huge hits in Europe. Two decades later, in 1994, a dance club remix of “December 1963” climbed to #14 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2000, a French-language rap version of “December 1963” went to #1 in Paris. And a few years ago—a remix of the Four Seasons’ 1967 hit “Beggin’ ” became the #1 dance record in Britain.

Valli and the Four Seasons have influenced many other great recording artists. For example, from Barry Gibb: “Frankie Valli to me has become one of the hallmark voices of our generation. From the deepest emotions of his real voice to the power of his falsetto, he created a style that we all still strive to emulate.” From Billy Joel: “I wrote ‘Uptown Girl’ as the flip side to the story of ‘Rag Doll.’ I always loved that record.” And from Brian Wilson: “In the early ’60s the Four Seasons were my favorite group. I thought they were fantastic. The voice blend was fantastic. The competition helped me to get cracking. It inspired me, because they made good music. I went to the piano thinking I could top their music.”

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Golf Club Hosts First Annual Til Duty Is Done Golf Classic

WHAT:
Mohegan Sun Golf Club hosts the first annual Til Duty is Done Golf Classic on Saturday, September 27th. Come show your support and help bring awareness to Til Duty is Done; an organization helping to restore and improve the lives of veterans.

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, September 27th
11:00 am- Shotgun Start
Mohegan Sun Golf Club

IN DETAIL:
Enjoy a day of fun and golf for a cause at the Til Duty is Done Golf Classic on Saturday, September 27th. The tournament is a shotgun start, 4-man scramble and begins at 11:00am at Mohegan Sun Golf Club. The price per ticket is $250.00 and includes a golf cart and breakfast & lunch at the course. A dinner ceremony and auction inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom is also included in the price.

Registration will be held between 8:00am and 9:00am at Mohegan Sun’s group check-in lobby. Transportation from Mohegan Sun to Mohegan Sun Golf Club is available by shuttle at 8:30am, 9:00am and 9:30am. Returning shuttles will begin at the conclusion of the tournament. All participants are eligible for a hotel discount.

There is a 10% discount offered to all active and retired military. Non-golfer packages include a wine tasting, casino 101 and a ticket to the awards dinner on September 27th and are $100. To register for this event, or to learn more, please visit our website.

ABOUT TIL DUTY IS DONE:
Til Duty is Done is an organization helping to restore and improve the lives of veterans. Targeting veterans who are at risk for homelessness, Til Duty is Done helps maintain and restore dignity to their lives. Their mission is to serve, empower and engage veterans through supportive housing and employment opportunities.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN GOLF CLUB:
Mohegan Sun Golf Club is a private 18-hole championship golf course that has been recognized statewide for its impeccable greens and lavish fairways. Renowned Architect Geoffrey Cornish, who has designed more golf courses in New England than any other architect, designed the club. A renovation in 2002, by Architect Steven Kay, resulted in several new teeing areas and the most playable bunkers in southern New England. Further enhancements were made for the start of the 2012 season by Northeast Golf Company’s Robert McNeil, equipping the course with all-new greens, five rebuilt holes and 125 yards of extra distance. More information is available at www.mohegansun.com/golf/ or connect with us on Facebook.