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Mary J. Blige in the Desert!

mary j bligeLabor Day Weekend in the desert is turning out to be one of the best in years!
With a couple of previously announced concerts, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio has just added Mary J. Blige to the musical mix at 8 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Special Events Center.

Blige, a nine-time Grammy winner, appeared as guest judge on this past season’s “American Idol.” And has also recently appeared on “30 Rock” and several films, including “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” and her upcoming turn as Nina Simone in the upcoming, “Nina,” which is currently scheduled for release in 2012.

The Labor Day Weekend concert will include cuts from her 2009 release, “Stronger with Each Tear,” along with hits R&B hits from her long career.

Tickets for Blige’s Coachella Valley concert are priced at $59, $69, $89 and $109. Ticket go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Special Events Center box office, online and by phone.

Fantasy Springs is at 84245 Indio Springs Parkway in Indio. Information: (760) 342-5000; (800) 827-2946;


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