LAS VEGAS – July 8, 2009 – International singing sensation Imelda Papin is co-headlining three nights of concerts at The Orleans Showroom with legendary recording artist Melissa Manchester. The engagement will run Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.
Audiences will revel as the two singers each put on a dynamic performance. Papin is set to get each night going with an astounding performance combining her hits throughout the years. Each night will feature a duet performance by Manchester and Papin in addition to the two singers’ solo performances.
Papin got her start in a remote fishing village in the Philippines. Upon winning a regional singing contest, her family uprooted and moved to the island’s capital Manila where Papin would have a greater chance of gaining the fame that was within her. Papin began performing in small clubs, cocktail lounges and established performance venues. Her career quickly elevated and she moved to Hong Kong and Bangkok where she made frequent appearances on multiple television programs.
Throughout the course of her career, Papin released multiple hit songs, including “Bakit,” “Isang Lingong Pagibig,” “I Love You” and “Voice of the Heart,” and sold millions of records and received numerous awards. Papin starred in several films and was the first Filipino artist to host a three-hour telethon on LA18 KSCI-TV, the largest Asian Language TV Station in the U.S. She is the current host of “Imelda Papin in America,” which airs every second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. on LA18 and also hosts the “Imelda Papin Show” on KLAV 1230 AM in Las Vegas every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Most recently, Papin released the album Voice of the Heart with 618 International Records distributed by Warner Music Group (ADA), which features the songs “Voice of the Heart” and “Dance with My Daughter,” (female version as bonus cut) and another CD to be released soon in the Philippines featuring “Sugar…Sugar,” a dance version duet with Ron Dante of the Archies.
Papin has always held a love for humanity and the Philippines. In the late ’90s, she served as the first female Vice-Governor for the province of Camarines Sur and was later reelected. Since then, she focuses on the Imelda A. Papin (IAP) Foundation of which she donates a portion of her concert and record proceeds to support Filipinos in need. Recently, Papin held a fundraising concert with boxing champ Manny Pacquiao for the purchase of dialysis machines for the free treatment of indigent patients in the Philippines.
Tickets to see Imelda Papin and Melissa Manchester are on sale now for $60 including tax and are available by calling The Orleans Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com