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Harrah’s Lake Tahoe to host Oakland’s Tower of Power

Tower of Power returns to Harrah's Lake Tahoe Saturday, Feb. 6.
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If you go

What: Tower of Power

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $45.87 plus fees

Info: http://www.ticketmaster.com

South Shore staple Tower of Power will bring its live show back to Lake Tahoe this weekend.

The soul and funk powerhouse from Oakland, California, plays Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday, Feb. 6. The group has been performing since 1968.

“Since the beginning, Tower of Power has never stopped touring and recording,” according to the band’s online biography. “Always in demand, the band never fails to entertain and amaze their fans. Tower is truly blessed to have a dedicated following that often travels to see the band, and in many cases fans will plan their vacation or work schedule around an appearance of TOP.

“Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include their 40th Anniversary Concert Blu Ray recorded at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and ‘Hipper Than Hip,’ a remastered gem that was tucked away in the Warner Brothers vault since 1974. Tower has never been busier or more in demand. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.”

The band is mourning the loss of trumpet and trombone player Mic Gillette, who died of a heart attack in January. Gillete played with the band as far back as 1966.

“Mic was without a doubt the greatest brass player I’ve ever known,” said band leader Emilio Castillo in a statement. “Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Julia and his daughter Megan and their entire family.”

Harrah’s is located at 15 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

More information is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com. On Tuesday, the site was reporting not many tickets were left for the show.

— Lake Tahoe Action

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