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FREE Show at Harrah’s Tunica August 15 - WAR with Grandmaster Flash

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  • FREE Show at Harrah’s Tunica August 15 - WAR with Grandmaster Flash

    TUNICA, Miss., August 7, 2009 – American musical institution, WAR, the band, is coming to Harrah’s Tunica Saturday, August 15 and balcony tickets are FREE. The concert starts at 9 p.m. and along for the “Low-Ride” will be Hip Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. Free balcony seats are available to the first 400 people that call 1-866-635-3875 and mention the offer code WAR. Once reserved, guests may pick up their tickets the day of the concert, August 15, 2009, from the Harrah’s box office. Guests must be 21 years or older.

    From: War The Band Official Web Site - News
    WAR's music has touched all of us at one time or another. In 1975 when the Russians and Americans hooked up together in space NASA played "Why Can't We Be Friends?. WAR: What is it good for? Just the most memorable hits of all time, including "Cisco Kid","Low Rider", "Why Can't We Be Friends", "Slippin' into Darkness", and "The World is a Ghetto".
    During the past four decades, WAR has released 19 albums and has achieved ten top 10 "Billboard" Pop and R&B singles. "The World Is A Ghetto," which is also featured on these sets, was honored as the Pop Album of the Year in 1972 by "Billboard Magazine".

    With the band's long-hailed musical virtuosity and influences that include jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin, War has impacted its fans, as well as other musicians, regardless of race, generation or genre. This is the one "WAR" that has truly brought people together. WAR's music is familiar to baby boomers, as well as to younger generations. Founding member, Lonnie Jordan acknowledges that 2009 will mark the critically acclaimed band's fortieth year.

    Today, Flash has a weekly show on Sirius Radio, The Flash Mash on Hot Jams 50. The show is a kaleidoscopic mash-up of Flash’s tastes, spanning just about any genre from just about any corner of the world; it airs on Saturdays from 5-8pm.

    On top of his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Flash has been the recipient of many awards, including VH1 Hip Hop Honors; The Icon Award from BET in honor of his contribution to hip hop as a DJ; The Lifetime Achievement Award from the RIAA; and Bill Gates’ Vanguard Award.

    Although Flash has been in the business for many years, he shows no sign of slowing down: this coming year promise, a new album, and he will began his descent from the analog vinyl world of DJing to enter the digital world of DJing. His DJ application of choice will be “Traktor Scratch” by Native Instruments.

    Grandmaster Flash’s memoirs, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash – My Life My Beats is slated to hit bookstores on June 10. The book is penned by David Ritz, author of both Marvin Gaye’s and Ray Charles’ biographies. In this extraordinary book, Grandmaster Flash sets down Hip Hop history,sharing for the first time his personal and difficult life story—along with no small amount of wisdom and experience.

    The Smithsonian Museum of American History in honor of Black History Month has opened its exhibit RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture that Grandmaster Flash along with other hip hop artist such as LL Cool J, Erykah Badu and Common will be featured. The exhibition opened on February 8 and will be throughout October 8, 2008.