44 Woodland Rd. Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Mount Pocono, PA March 1, 2011 – Mount Airy Casino Resort is excited to welcome one of California hip hop’s leading figures, and the pioneer of gangsta rap, Ice-T, to Gypsies’ Nightclub and Lounge on Saturday, April 9. Along with his illustrious wife, Nicole “Coco” Austin, best known for her modeling and dancing career, Ice-T will be DJing for the crowds starting at 10pm.
Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased in advance at mountairycasino.com or by calling 1-866-468-7619.
As an iconic figure in the rap industry, Ice-T committed himself entirely to his music career in 1985. He landed a major label deal with Sire Records and shortly after released his debut album Rhyme Pays. As a musician, Ice-T played a major role in the creation of the gangsta incarnation of hip-hop music and was a colossus of the West Coast hip-hop scene, despite his East Coast, greater New York, origins.
In 1991 he released his album, O.G. Original Gangster, which is regarded as one of the albums that defined gangsta rap. This creation of gangsta rap later inspired many rappers, especially N.W.A, Coolio, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, 2Pac, and Lil’ Jon.
The charismatic Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2002, the NAACP awarded him with a second Image Award, again for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, for his work on Law & Order: SVU.
“We are thrilled to welcome the multi-talented and legendary rapper and actor, Ice-T to Mount Airy Casino Resort for what is sure to be a high energy and exciting show” Mount Airy’s Executive Vice President and General Manager John Culetsu said.
“With our recent AAA Four-Diamond award, we continue to exceed expectations by offering our guests an absolutely incomparable casino gaming experience, breath-taking scenery, golf course, fine dining in our five restaurants and state-of-the-art spa and resort accommodations,” Culetsu added.
ABOUT MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT
Located 75 minutes from New York City and set in the serene and picturesque Pocono Mountains, Mount Airy Casino Resort offers guests the ultimate experience in casino gaming, golf, outdoor activities, entertainment, five restaurants, and 188 lavish guest rooms and deluxe suites. The casino features more than 2,400 of the hottest slot machines and more than 70 table games including blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat and poker.
Mount Airy Casino resort has received the AAA Four-Diamond award, becoming the first Pennsylvania casino and resort to have earned this prominent rating. Just 4 percent of the more than 31,000 AAA Rated lodgings and 2.8 percent of the 27,000 AAA Rated restaurants were awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation for 2010.
With critically acclaimed restaurants exclusive to Mount Airy Casino Resort — notably red Steakhouse and Le Sorelle Cucina — guests can chose from a variety of culinary experiences. red Steakhouse offers the highest quality steaks and fresh seafood in a stylish and chic setting. The Steakhouse also boasts an extensive wine list for all palates and serves small plates and a menu of specialty martinis. Le Sorelle Cucina features exquisite, time-honored recipes combined with Italian hospitality and candle-lit ambiance. Distinctive and warm, this open-air style “sister’s kitchen” includes an authentic, old-world brick oven.
The guest rooms at Mount Airy are elegantly designed with outstanding amenities and features, exceeding the highest quality rooms available in the Pocono Mountains. Each room and suite includes pillow-top beds, a 37-inch LCD TV, free Internet access and a luxuriously appointed bathroom.
Mount Airy Casino Resort also features world-class entertainment in Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub. Upcoming performers include the Grammy-nominated band The Gin Blossoms, iconic alternative rock band The Spin Doctors and Country Music Award-winner Jack Ingram.
The Spa and Salon at Mount Airy provides guests with a range of invigorating salon and spa treatments, including signature facials, skin treatments, personalized massages and more.
Mount Airy’s 18-hole, championship golf course boasts more than 6,000 yards of challenging and beautiful terrain amidst rolling, tree-lined fairways and multiple ponds, lakes and streams.
For more information, visit www.mountairycasino.com
Mount Airy Casino Resort
44 Woodland Road
Mount Pocono, PA 18344