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January 9, 2014
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The Flamingos play at Carson Valley Inn

The Flamingos, named by Billboard magazine as one of the most influential vocal groups in pop music history, are appearing Jan. 17 in the up-close setting of the Valley Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn.

Doors open 6:15 p.m. and the show starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the Carson Valley Inn hotel desk or by calling 783-6606.

“The Flamingos created a unique sound that still inspires many artists,” promoters said. “As the group celebrates its diamond anniversary, they are known as the Ambassadors for Romance, and are better than ever.”

Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Terry Johnson, The Flamingos perform their greatest hits including “I Only Have Eyes for You,” heralded by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a song that helped define rock and roll. With nine charted hits and four albums, The Flamingos expand their repertoire during concerts to include classic songs from the American Songbook, an inspiring video tribute honoring our troops, comedy and the kind of show that seems to hit all age groups with pure entertainment. This mix of cleverly arranged music from the past and present creates a memory-filled concert that brings fans to their feet repeatedly.

Johnson went to Motown Records as an artist and producing partners with Smokey Robinson. As an artist, he recorded several records on the Gordy Label. He wrote, arranged, and produced songs for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Edwin Starr, The Spinners, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Jimmy Ruffin, Mickey Denton, Blinky and other Motown artists.

A Flamingos weekend hotel package for two is available including a hotel room for two nights (arrive on Thursday or Friday), $50 in total dining credit, a private meet and greet with The Flamingos before the show with complimentary cocktails, and two tickets to the Friday night Flamingos concert. The price is $99 per person double occupancy plus tax. Call 775-783-6629 and request The Flamingos weekend package. Must be 21 or over, limited availability.

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