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The Venetian® Las Vegas Celebrates Georgias During Run of ‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles’

October 7, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

It seems that these days — everybody has Georgia on their minds. In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

Ten-time Grammy Award-Winning Group TAKE 6 Performs during “Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” at The Venetian Las Vegas.

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, opening today, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.*

The name “Georgia” has a Greek origin, and means tiller of the soil, or farmer. It peaked in popularity in the 1880s, but has seen a revival of late, with several celebrities naming their daughter’s “Georgia,” including:

  • Harrison Ford (born in 1990)
  • Mick Jagger (born in 1992)
  • Harry Connick Jr (born in 1996)
  • Felicity Huffman and William Macy (born in 2002)
  • Zac Brown (born in 2009)
  • Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart (born in 2011)
  • Kenan Thompson (born in 2014)

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles will feature a host of esteemed stars:

  • Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes
  • 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6
  • 6-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon
  • Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum.

The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

This dynamic ensemble of all-star performers will celebrate the genius of American music, Mr. Ray Charles, through GEORGIA ON MY MIND, in The Venetian Theatre Sept. 18 through Oct. 29, 2014.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com. For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit http://bit.ly/VenetianGOMM.

*Must present valid form of legal photo identification at Venetian Box Office that names individual “Georgia.” No other forms of the name are acceptable. Only one complimentary ticket per person. Blackout dates apply. Non-refundable, non-transferrable, and non-negotiable. May not be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer or redeemed for cash. The Venetian management reserves all rights.

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