PRESS RELEASE - October 18, 2004
'MODERN GIRL,' SHEENA EASTON, TO BE INDUCTED INTO CASINO LEGENDS HALL OF FAME
LAS VEGAS, NV - On October 31, 2004 singing sensation, Sheena Easton, will be inducted into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame at the Tropicana Resort & Casino along with fellow Las Vegas legends Debbie Reynolds, Ben Vereen, Patti Page, Jack Jones and Tempest Storm. Clint Holmes will host the event.
Sheena Easton recently made the City of Entertainment home after several successful Las Vegas engagements that she participated in over the past decade. In 2000, Sheena co-starred with David Cassidy in a Broadway-type show, At The Copa, which took place at the Rio. The show ran for a year and from there she moved on to a two-year headlining gig at the Las Vegas Hilton where she performed her greatest hits in front of sold out crowds. Back in the 1970’s & 80’s, Sheena made several appearances throughout Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, Bally’s, MGM, Desert Inn, Aladdin, Tropicana, and Harrah’s. Most recently, Sheena and Brian McKnight host a new morning talk show, "The Vegas Show." The show could possibly be syndicated nationally in the next year.
Sheena is known for her outstanding vocal career and is well known for her music of the 80’s and 90’s. Some of her greatest hits include "What Comes Naturally," "The Lover In Me," "Days Like This," "Eternity," "U Got The Look," "Strut," "We’ve Got Tonight," "Telefone," and "Morning Train." Several of Sheena’s hit singles have been used in a variety of popular movies including the theme song to the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only in 1981 and two songs for the Demi Moore & Rob Lowe film, About Last Night. She also recorded "A Dream Worth Keeping" for FernGully, an animated feature, and she wrote the lyrics for "The Arms Of Orion," a duet with Prince, which appeared on the Batman soundtrack in 1989.
Sheena has been honored with several awards and has broken records with the sales of her albums/singles. She is the winner of two Grammy Awards, the 1981 Best New Artist award and Best Mexican-American Performance for the song "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres," a duet with Luis Miguel in 1985. That same year, one of her albums, A Private Heaven, went platinum, selling over 1 millions copies, the best selling album of Sheena’s career.
In addition to a successful recording career, Easton’s impressive credits include film and television roles. She made her feature film-acting debut as the voice of the Irish setter in the animated feature; All Dogs Go To Heaven 2. She made a cameo appearance in the feature film, Indecent Proposal performing the song "The Nearness of You." Her television appearances include a five-episode appearance on Miami Vice and guest roles on Highlander, Ghost Stories, Brisco County Jr. and Tech Wars. In 1987 she starred in her own NBC-TV special Sheena Easton…Act One.
Sheena currently resides in Las Vegas with her two adopted children, Jake and Sklyer. It is because of her dedication to the City of Entertainment that Sheena is being recognized as one of six inductees into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame on October 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tiffany Theatre at the Tropicana. The event is by invitation only. The Casino Legends Hall of Fame is not only a Hall of Fame, but also a museum that houses the largest and most unique collection of Nevada gaming and entertainment memorabilia ever assembled. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. General admission is $6.95 for adults and $5.95 for seniors.