American pop icon Chubby Checker coming to Moncton

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MONCTON – Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Twist with legendary American pop icon, Chubby Checker at Casino New Brunswick, in Moncton, Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m.

Chubby Checker

Over 40 years ago, Checker exploded onto the music scene with his number one hit “The Twist,” which sparked the dance phenomenon of the same name. From there, Checker went on to release several top 40 songs such as “Let’s Twist Again,” “Pony Time,” “The Fly,” and “Limbo Rock.” Checker revolutionized “dancing apart to the beat” – dancing apart looking into our partner’s eyes, expressing ourselves by rocking, rolling, moving, and grooving, shimmying and shaking. When you did this, you were doing “The Chubby Checker.”

In 2008, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, rewarded Checker with a special award presentation. Checker thrilled the crowd by performing his hits, new and old, to the delight of everyone. A lengthy photo and autograph session followed, which highlighted Checker’s favourite part: getting to interact with people.

2009 took Checker abroad for special shows as well as his annual appearances at Disneyworld. 2009 also marked the release of an updated version of “The Fly.” A younger generation now shook their hands as the dance reappeared in clubs.

It is now the 50th anniversary of “The Twist.” Special ceremonies have taken place in front of City Hall in Philadelphia and Wildwood, N.J., and the 50th Anniversary Tour continues along in 2014.

Tickets range from $19.99 to $45.99 and will be available at the Casino Gift Shop in Moncton. They will also be available by calling 1-866-943-8849, and online at casinonb.ca/casino

This is an all ages event. The doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information on Casino New Brunswick’s upcoming shows, visit casinonb.ca, Facebook at /casinonb and on Twitter at /Casino_NB

For more information on Chubby Checker, visit chubbychecker.com, on Facebook at /OfficialChubbyChecker and on Twitter at /chubby_checker

Organizations: Casino Gift Shop

Geographic location: Moncton, Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia Wildwood, N.J.

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