Entertainment

Mohegan Sun Hosts Former New York Rangers Ron Greschner & Nick Fotiu For Special Signing Event

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Hockey greats will be on-hand to sign autographs and greet fans on October 20th as a part of Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings

WHAT: Set for a special appearance as part of Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, former NHL players for the New York Rangers, Ron Greschner and Nick Fotiu will be making a special appearance on Saturday, October 20th. The event kicks off at 4:00pm in The Shops at Mohegan Sun where fans can get free autographs and greet the two legendary hockey pros.

WHEN: Saturday, October 20th at 4:00pm

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event.

ABOUT RON GRESCHNER:

Ron Greschner is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons between 1974 and 1990. He was selected 32nd overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. He played in 982 career NHL games, all with the Rangers, scoring 179 goals and 431 assists for 610 points. He also compiled 1,226 penalty minutes.

Greschner’s best offensive season was the 1977–78 season when he scored 24 goals and 48 assists for 72 points (all career highs). For much of his career, he was known as an offensive-minded type of defenceman in the mold of Bobby Orr and Brad Park.

Greschner serves as the Executive Director of the Ron Greschner Foundation which supports autism research and awareness.

ABOUT NICK FOTIU:

Born in Staten Island, New York, Nick Fotiu played in 5 leagues over the course of his career. He signed with the Rangers in July of 1976 and played three seasons there where he brought the Madison Square Garden fans to their feet with his thunderous play and boundless energy. In 1979, Fotiu played four games in the post-season when the Rangers made it to the Stanley Cup finals.  After his time with the Rangers, he would be selected in the Expansion Draft by the Hartford Whalers. After a season-and-a-half in Connecticut, Fotiu returned to the Rangers and remained for nearly five years.

In March of 1986, the Calgary Flames sought his grit as they were gearing up for the playoffs. Fotiu played eleven games as the Flames reached the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history. Retirement came in 1990, but life in Hockey was far from over as Fotiu held various coaching positions in the ECHL and AHL for many years to come.

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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings Presents Country Musician Casey James

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Country singer Casey James visits Mohegan Sun to rock out with fans and autographs on Thursday, September 27th

WHAT: A night of music and fun comes to Mohegan Sun as Season 9 American Idol finalist Casey James takes the Wolf Den stage on Thursday, September 27th for a live performance at 8:00pm, followed by an exclusive Signings & Sightings appearance in The Shops concourse immediately following his performance.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 27th, Wolf Den performance at 8:00pm and a 9:00pm: Signing event in The Shops concourse                      

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event.

ABOUT CASEY JAMES: 19 Recordings/BNA Records artist Casey James first emerged on the national scene with his third-place run on Season 9 of American Idol, but Casey had already been making music for more than a decade when he took his mom’s advice to try out for the hit series. A native of Cool, TX, James grew up surrounded by music. Both his parents played guitar and sang, as did other family members, and Casey was playing guitar and performing throughout his young adulthood. In March of 2012, he released his debut album Casey, featuring his bluesy, goodtime feel first single, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” co-written with Terry McBride and Brice Long.

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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

AJ Rafael Postpones Mohegan Sun Show

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Due to unforeseen circumstances, AJ Rafael has to postpone their schedule performance for September 23rd to a later date in the near future. Mohegan Sun apologizes for the inconvenience and has replaced the performance with Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night.

Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night joined the band in 1968, which became one of the most successful acts of the late 60s and 70s. Negron went on to pursue a solo career in which he recorded several albums including 1995’s Am I Still In Your Heart,  1996’s Joy to the World and 1999’s  Long Road Back. Chuck has since been touring solo and wrote a book in 2000 entitled Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story.

Wolf Den performances are free and open to the public. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

For more information on the Wolf Den 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.