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It’s a ‘Family Affair’ at Harrah’s

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The Family Stone Band's Jerry "Papa J" Martini, Nate Wingfield and Blaise Sison.

Some everyday people called the Family Stone Band want to take you higher.

Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson, original members of Sly & The Family Stone, are joined by an all-star group of musicians who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees who also are R&B Pioneer Award winners were the first inter-racial/inter-gender horn section in rock history.

The Family Stone Band features Robert Brookins and Trina Johnson on vocals, bringing a message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time, it was stated in a release.

Players like Nate Wingfield on the guitar, drummer Frank Klepacki keeping the beat, and musical director Blaise Sison on bass add the proper pocket to the raw Family Stone sound.

Some of the songs expected to be played in Tahoe are “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People,””Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin,” “Dance To The Music,” “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” “Family Affair” and “Sing a Simple Song.”

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The release continued, “Martini and Robinson continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the United States, spreading the roots of funk that is The Family Stone Project.”

Harrah’s is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the South Shore Room by bringing back many of the top artists who have performed in the venue, including Little Anthony and the Imperials, Neil Sedaka, the Smothers Brothers and next week’s headliner, Glen Campbell.

Tickets are $27.50 plus fees and can be purchased online at or by calling (800) 786-8208.