Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check Is In Effect

Monday, July 12th, 2010

msandvig10_333-Edit for MS blasterMelissa Sandvig and Brandon Bryant of So You Think You Can Dance are set  for a performance and signing on August 9th at 7:00pm

 UNCASVILLE, CT — Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check showcases dance stars Melissa Sandvig and Brandon Bryant from Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance on August 9th. This live event at Mohegan Sun will start off with a dance performance at 7:00pm followed by a signing event. This free and exclusive event will take place in The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

Presented by The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event that brings the best and brightest stars from the reality TV world to Mohegan Sun.  Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check events provides fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars with engaging, live exhibitions in The Shops at Mohegan Sun followed by intimate signing events. For more information, visit mohegansun.com/reality-check.

 Melissa Sandvig is a classically-trained freelance dancer from Los Alamitos, California.  She is the first ballerina to ever finish in the top 10 of So You Think You Can Dance and went on to finish in the top six.  Melissa is also a certified Pilates instructor and teaches ballet.

Brandon Bryant, a contemporary dancer from Miami, Florida, began dancing ballet at age ten and was the runner-up finalist to winner Jeanine Mason in Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance.  One of Bryant’s most memorable dance moments was when he performed for Madonna at her daughter’s birthday party. Bryant also recently appeared as a dancer in the hit Fox series Glee in the episode “Bad Reputation.”

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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.

Miss NY Chinese 2010 Will Be Crowned At Mohegan Sun On August 22nd

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Steven Ma and special guest Louis Yuen with Jessie Liu host event where thirteen contestants compete for the title (Click here for Chinese)

A major event in the entertainment world, the annual Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant, will be holding its final competition at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 22nd at 1:00am.  Thirteen finalists will perform to showcase their grace and talent during this remarkable evening. 

Tickets are $128.00 (VIP tickets), $75.00 & $50.00 and can be purchased through Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant, Inc. based out of New York by calling 347.829.6692 and 212.219.7688 or through www.misschinesepageant.com

To mark this special evening, the finale at Mohegan Sun will feature a popular leading man of TVB, Mr. Steven Ma with special guest Louis Yuen.  The show will be hosted by the 2002 Miss New York Chinese winner Jessie Liu.  Ma is a singer and actor and has starred in numerous popular TV dramas and has received several awards from TVB including “The Favorite Television Character” Award for Safe Guards. 

Louis Yuen is also a TVB actor who started his career as a finalist in the 5th TVB New Talent Singing Awards.  Yuen then became more popular for co-hosting the Super Trio Series with Eric Tsang.  These two stars will witness the crowning of a beautiful and talented contestant at Mohegan Sun.  

The event is produced by the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant Committee, co-produced by TVB (USA) Inc., with Mohegan Sun as the special sponsor.  This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant and thirteen young ladies will make it to the finale.  The winner will receive a grand prize of cash and gifts and will represent New York in the Miss Chinese International Pageant held in Hong Kong.   This may also lead to stardom as all finalists will have the chance to be selected for Hairun Media Company’s acting roles in a TV drama series.   In addition to crowning the winner and two runners-up, the pageant committee will also award titles such as “Miss Talent,” “Miss Photogenic,” “ Miss Internet Popularity,” “Best Dressed” and “Miss Congeniality.”  During the final competition, audiences may also vote to select the “Most Popular Contestant,” which will bring more excitement to the evening. 

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com/888.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Asian Marketing Hotline: 1.877.999.9977.

***MEDIA ALERT*** Former Beatle Ringo Starr To Be Inducted Into Mohegan Sun Walk Of Fame On June 27th

Monday, June 21st, 2010

What:  Mohegan Sun presents the former Beatles drummer, singer and songwriter Ringo Starr with the 19th entertainer induction into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame.

Media and public invited to attend the induction ceremony.

WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, June 27th at 4:50pm.  Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

 WHO:   Lynn Malerba, Chairwoman of The Mohegan Tribe

Tom Cantone, Vice President of Sports and Entertainment, Mohegan Sun. 

Ringo Starr

IN DETAIL:  Prior to his performance in the Arena on June 27th, former Beatle Ringo Starr will be the   19th entertainer inducted into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame.  Ringo has performed in front of more than 30,000 fans in three of Mohegan Sun’s entertainment venues including four in the Arena, in which three were near sellouts. This special induction ceremony will be held outside the main entrance of the Arena, near the Mohegan Sun Box Office.   

This award seeks to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently placed at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.