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Best known songs: "Motownphilly," "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," "One Sweet Day," "I'll Make Love to You" and "End of the Road."Of Note: Their song "One Sweet Day" with Mariah Carey holds the all-time record of 16 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. They rank fourth behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Mariah Carey for artists that have held at the No. 1 spot for at least 50 weeks cumulatively on the Billboard charts.Awards: Four Grammy awards including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B AlbumAudience: Fans of R&B musicVenue: Terry Fator TheatreBoyz II Men have joined the ranks of Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Santana, Guns N' Roses, Celine Dion and CeeLo Green with an extended residency in Las Vegas.The four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group (now composed of Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris) appears select weekends in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage.  "We've been dreaming of this day since we performed an extended holiday show two years ago in Las Vegas," Morris said. "We're thrilled to start 2013 with this amazing announcement and want to thank The Mirage and everyone who has made this dream a reality for us. "Franz Kallao, vice president of hotel operations at The Mirage, said, "All of us at The Mirage are excited to welcome Boyz II Men to our resort, giving guests the opportunity to experience one of the best R&B groups in the music industry. Boyz II Men will be a wonderful complement to our renowned entertainment lineup."The group plans on singing many of their hits including "Motownphilly," "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," "I'll Make Love to You" and "End of the Road." They also promise a few new surprises for audiences.Formed in 1988 at the Philadelphia High School of the Creative and Performing Arts, Boyz II Men, originally called Unique Attraction, comprised Nathan Morris, Marc Nelson (who soon parted ways), Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary. The singers performed on street corners and subway platforms before working their way backstage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert in 1989 and impressing Michael Bivins, who offered them a deal.After signing with Motown Records, Boyz II Men debuted with "Cooleyhighharmony" in 1991 and scored platinum sales thanks to the hits "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." The album earned the group its first Grammy — Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1992, the Boyz II Men song "End of the Road," which was featured on the "Boomerang" soundtrack, stayed at No. 1 for 13 weeks and beat Elvis Presley's 11-week run with "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog."The harmonizing foursome continued its success with its next album, "II," which was released in 1994 and debuted at No. 1. The single "I'll Make Love to You" stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks. The group spent the better part of 1995 touring but found time to break records again with a collaboration with Mariah Carey called "One Sweet Day," which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.The next few albums didn't find as much success, but fans still supported their Boyz. "Evolution" was released in 1997 and featured the hits "4 Seasons of Loneliness" and "A Song for Mama," and "Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya" was released in 2000.Boyz II Men again hit the studio and released "Full Circle" in 2002. The following year, bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to chronic back problems.The group released "Throwback" in 2004 and a Christmas album, "Winter/Reflections," in 2005. Boyz II Men's 2007 album, "The Remedy," not only included a CD of entirely new music, but an additional CD of the group's most popular hits re-recorded. In 2009 they released the album "Love."The group has sold more than 60 million records throughout their illustrious career. They continue to release new albums. Most recently their 2012 album "Twenty" hit No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Soul Album chart.
 
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Awesome Awesome Awesome
PostedNovember 27, 2013
I don't just say awesome because we are family, but the show was exactly what you expected. The Boyzz look great. Looking forward to attending again before 2015. Much Love to you guys..
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Eddie Griffin doesn't just tell jokes, he has a message: Children are our future, God isn't religion and don't get a blow joke from a woman on speed, her chattering teeth won't do you any favors. Griffin doesn't hold anything back with his signature brand of "Comedy without a Condom."There's more to Griffin's jokes than amusement. They reflect his opinions on topics like race, religion, politics, fatherhood and being a pimp. Audiences at his R-rated show at the Rio leave with laugh lines on their faces and a better insight to the comedy veteran.With more than 30 years of performing on his resume, Griffin has no problem working the room. He talks to the audience while sipping a champagne drink he refers to as a "liquid blunt" and smoking cigarettes. Most of his jokes seem like prepared material, but he also demonstrates his talent for creating off-the-cuff comedy based on comments from the audience. Griffin doesn't spotlight people like  insult comics do, but he does address boisterous individuals who shout things out during the show. The intimate showroom means that even the seats in the back are close to the stage.Griffin got his start as a comedian when his cousin dared him to go on stage at a local comedy club. What was supposed to be only a three minute spot turned into a successful 45 minute on-the-spot stand-up comedy routine. Griffin realized his talent for performing in front of a live audience and purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream.After only a month of performing in Los Angeles he became a regular headliner at the famed Comedy Store, doing impersonations and stand-up routines. Griffin's take on Andrew Dice Clay became particularly well known and landed him the opening slot on Dice's national tour and a part in his film "Dice Rules," released in 1991. Griffin also toured with Robert Townsend and The Dells in a 1991 music and comedy revue to promote Townsend's film "The Five Heartbeats."In 1992 Griffin appeared on "Russell Simmon's Def Comedy Jam" and the HBO special “One Night Stand.” The following year he recorded his comedy album, "Message in the Hat." He headlined his own special, "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Eddie Griffin," in 1995. In 1999 he released another comedy album, "The Message," which featured both comedic and musical performances by Griffin along with Master P and Silkk the Shocker.Griffin has also had success as an actor. Some of his film credits include “The Last Boy Scout" (1991), “Coneheads” (1993) and “Jason's Lyric" (1994). He went on to star in his own comedy series, "Malcolm & Eddie," one of UPN's most successful and long-running sitcoms. It ran from 1996 - 2000.Afterwards, Griffin continued to land roles in films including: "Armageddon" (1998), "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" (1999), "John Q" (2002), "Undercover Brother" (2002), "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" (2005), "Date Movie" (2006), and "Scary Movie 3" (2003).He starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the movie "Norbit" released in 2007. That same year he also starred in, wrote and executive produced his own comedy special, "Freedom of Speech." More recently he's appeared in "Highway" (2012) and "How Sweet It Is" (2013).More than anything Griffin lets the audiences at his shows know how much he loves performing. Making people laugh is a natural talent for Griffin, and getting paid for it is an opportunity the comic doesn't take for granted.--By Caroline Fontein
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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Age:45 to 54
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Very Disappointed
PostedNovember 27, 2013
I am a big fan of Edward "Eddie" Griffin, however was very disappointed in the theater, which was probably out of his control, disappointed with his so called body guards "very hoodlumish", and most of all very disappointed with the venue. I purchased two tickets at $106 (supposedly VIP seats, LOL), then added on the meet and greet, which was about $50 x2 extra dollars give or take. Throughout the show Eddie continued to drink until he was intoxicated, he stood there so long I thought he was sleep. Then on top of that the meet and greet was exactly that hello and good bye, if you wanted a picture that would have been an extra $25, get the hello out of here. What did I get for my money?? A drunk comedian...
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Eddie Griffin doesn't just tell jokes, he has a message: Children are our future, God isn't religion and don't get a blow joke from a woman on speed, her chattering teeth won't do you any favors. Griffin doesn't hold anything back with his signature brand of "Comedy without a Condom."There's more to Griffin's jokes than amusement. They reflect his opinions on topics like race, religion, politics, fatherhood and being a pimp. Audiences at his R-rated show at the Rio leave with laugh lines on their faces and a better insight to the comedy veteran.With more than 30 years of performing on his resume, Griffin has no problem working the room. He talks to the audience while sipping a champagne drink he refers to as a "liquid blunt" and smoking cigarettes. Most of his jokes seem like prepared material, but he also demonstrates his talent for creating off-the-cuff comedy based on comments from the audience. Griffin doesn't spotlight people like  insult comics do, but he does address boisterous individuals who shout things out during the show. The intimate showroom means that even the seats in the back are close to the stage.Griffin got his start as a comedian when his cousin dared him to go on stage at a local comedy club. What was supposed to be only a three minute spot turned into a successful 45 minute on-the-spot stand-up comedy routine. Griffin realized his talent for performing in front of a live audience and purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream.After only a month of performing in Los Angeles he became a regular headliner at the famed Comedy Store, doing impersonations and stand-up routines. Griffin's take on Andrew Dice Clay became particularly well known and landed him the opening slot on Dice's national tour and a part in his film "Dice Rules," released in 1991. Griffin also toured with Robert Townsend and The Dells in a 1991 music and comedy revue to promote Townsend's film "The Five Heartbeats."In 1992 Griffin appeared on "Russell Simmon's Def Comedy Jam" and the HBO special “One Night Stand.” The following year he recorded his comedy album, "Message in the Hat." He headlined his own special, "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Eddie Griffin," in 1995. In 1999 he released another comedy album, "The Message," which featured both comedic and musical performances by Griffin along with Master P and Silkk the Shocker.Griffin has also had success as an actor. Some of his film credits include “The Last Boy Scout" (1991), “Coneheads” (1993) and “Jason's Lyric" (1994). He went on to star in his own comedy series, "Malcolm & Eddie," one of UPN's most successful and long-running sitcoms. It ran from 1996 - 2000.Afterwards, Griffin continued to land roles in films including: "Armageddon" (1998), "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" (1999), "John Q" (2002), "Undercover Brother" (2002), "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" (2005), "Date Movie" (2006), and "Scary Movie 3" (2003).He starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the movie "Norbit" released in 2007. That same year he also starred in, wrote and executive produced his own comedy special, "Freedom of Speech." More recently he's appeared in "Highway" (2012) and "How Sweet It Is" (2013).More than anything Griffin lets the audiences at his shows know how much he loves performing. Making people laugh is a natural talent for Griffin, and getting paid for it is an opportunity the comic doesn't take for granted.--By Caroline Fontein
 

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