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Tropicana's Boogie Nights to honor Prince with tribute event

25 April 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- In honor of the late legendary musical icon Prince, Boogie Nights at Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort will host A Tribute to Prince Saturday, April 30.

Known for evoking the fun and nostalgia of the 70s and 80s, Boogie Nights will put its signature flair on the event featuring performances by their Prince impersonator, Arlin Padilla. Special touches including an extended soundtrack of Prince's greatest songs and music videos as well as themed drink specials will complete the tribute.

Padilla has been a staple impersonator at Boogie Nights since 2008.

"My favorite part about performing as Prince is that I get to honor someone that I absolutely admire," Padilla said. "Prince was magical, and when I perform as him I get to feel that magic. It's surreal to be able to travel around the country and perform as someone you idolize."

Prince sold more than 100 million records during his four-decade career, earning seven Grammys and one Oscar for his Purple Rain score.

"I was blessed to have seen him in concert a few years ago," Padilla said. "It was the most amazing concert I've ever been to. The energy was electric. I mean you could just feel the entire arena come alive when he took the stage.

"When you perform as your idol, you spend a lot of time studying them; their movements, their attitude, basically everything, it's like losing a close friend. It's a strange feeling. I have no doubt that my first time performing in my Prince costume is going to be emotional for me. He will live on through his music, and performing in his likeness is the best way I can honor him."

Prince fans can see Arlin as Prince at A Tribute to Prince, Saturday, April 30 at 10 p.m. at Boogie Nights. Cover charge is $15 at the door. Must be 21.

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