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A collection of articles created during my stint as a journalist at The Macau Daily Times

Archive for May, 2008

Starstruck to light up MGM’s Lion’s Bar

Posted by Kimberly on May 16, 2008

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
May 16, 2008 (318 words)

The successful run the MGM GRAND is having with its musicians at the popular Lion’s Bar looks set to continue with the arrival of a new band – Starstruck. It would seem like a tough task to follow the rave reviews earned by the previous act – the Freddie James Project, but after a sneak preview it looks like this good looking group will also be a crowd pleaser in Macau.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Southern California, Starstruck formed in 2001 and has been performing their high-energy and well-choreographed show to the USA casino crowds for a while. This experience will no doubt have prepared them for their 6 week stint in Macau.
The group is fronted by female vocalists and dancers, Vivien Lesiak and Kimberly Hoey and  male vocalist/dancer, Lance Jones. This talented trio is backed by an equally talented 4-piece rhythm section.
The band has performed in many of California’s casinos including Pala, Pechanga, Morongo, The Spa of Palm Springs, Barona, and San Manuel. Most recently, Starstruck has performed on the Las Vegas Strip with a three month run at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino. From elegant corporate events to rockin’ it out at some of America’s finest nightclubs and casino’s, the MGM is no doubt counting on Starstruck to continue to deliver the highly entertaining performances the Lion’s Bar crowd has grown accustomed to. audiences around the world with their fiery brand of musicianship and live performances.
Like the diverse music style that Hollywood is famous for, Starstruck’s performances are a celebration of rock, soul, disco, alternative music and many other genres. Starstruck promises to take it’s audience on an interactive journey through the last three decades of music and with the energy they have shown in their first few performances, they are guaranteed to keep the crowds on the dance floor
Starstruck will perform nightly at the MGM GRAND’s Lion’s Bar until June 29.

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