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MISSISSIPPI COAST OBSERVER FEBRUARY 2012
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    4 w February 2012 w Mississippi Coast Observer Favorite Casino *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Favortie Casino Restaurant *Thirty-Two @ IP Casino Resort Favorite Casino Live Music Venue *Chill @ IP Casino Resort Spa Best Cocktail Service *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Best Concerts *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Best Shows *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Best Giveaways *IP Casino Resort Spa Best Hotel *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Best Players Club *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Best Tournaments *IP Casino Resort Spa Loosest Slots *IP Casino Resort Spa Favorite Live Music Venue *Mezo's Juke Joint Favorite Sports Bar *Highlights @ IP Casino Resort Best Bartendar on the Coast *Christine Mezo @ Mezo's Favorite Martini Bar *Eight75 @ Beau Rivage Casino Best Bar on the Coast *Mezo's Juke Joint Favorite Local Hangout *Mezo's Juke Joint Best Nightclub on the Coast *Coast @ Beau Rivage Casino Best Venue of Coast Attitude *The Shed Favorite Karaoke Venue *Fort Bayou Bar & Grill Favorite Radio Station *107.1 The Monkey Favorite Radio DJ *Kidd Kraddick @ 107.1 Favorite DJ *DJ Hyphee Favorite Local Band (Country) *Autumn Risen Favorite Local Band (Coast Style) *Rosco Bandana Favorite Local Band (Cover/Pop) *Barbara & Co. Favorite Local Band (Jazz/Blues/Funk) *Rosco Bandana Favorite Local Band (Rock/Alt) *GRS Experience Favorite Local Band (Solo/Duo) *Brooks Hubbert Jr Favorite Mexican Restaurant *El Saltillo Best Pizza on the Coast *Leo's Pizza Best BBQ on the Coast *Shed BBQ & Blues Joint Best Burgers on the Coast *Mugshots Best Steaks on the Coast *Kenny Ward's Best Seafood on the Coast *Half Shell Oyster House Best Fine Dining & Culinary Cuisine *Mary Mahoney's Favorite Coffee House *Coffee Fusion Best Sunday Brunch *Bayview Gourmet Best Local Cuisine *Ole Biloxi Schooner Best Late Night Eatery *Waffle House Thom Tandler Lifetime Achievment Award - Mayor AJ Holloway CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS & NOMINEES!!

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    STRUMILA PUBLISHING Mailing Address PO BOX 696 Ocean Springs, MS 39566-0696 (228) 875.0090 OFFICE (228) 875.0091 FAX www.coastobserver.com Coast Observer Virtual www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/ GulfCoastObserver/current/ Search: Coast Observer OBSERVER STAFF Cheli Strumila Editor/ Owner / Graphic Design cheli@coastobserver.com Robert Baudier Photographer Ben Fant Graphic Design WRITERS Kelly Lott Restaurant Reviewer kelly@coastobserver.com Scott Keller On the Scene Local Band Writer scott@coastobserver.com Charlene Woodham Peace Art, Museum & Theatre Writer charlene@coastobserver.com Shea Williams Bar/Nightclub Writer shea@coastobserver.com ADVERTISING SALES Sonny Strumila Regional Advertising Sales Manager sonny@coastobserver.com Office: 228.875.0090 Cell: 228.314.4301 Coast Observer strives to provide a very accurate informative publication. At times entertainment listings change and mistakes are made by Human Error...or they are put there for those of you looking for error...if this happens we apologize but are not responsible for any typographical errors that occur or changes in listings. The contents of Coast Observer may not be reproduced in any form without written permission by the Publisher and Owner, Cheli Strumila. All rights reserved. If you have anything you would like listed in Coast Observer, any stories or poems that uplift the spirit, or if you have any ideas you think would interest the rest of our readers, we are always open to new ideas!! This is your paper too!!

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    SPECIAL DAY GIVEAWAY February 15 Biloxi, MS--IP is ready to give presents galore to those with February birthdays on Wednesday, February 15 during the Special Day Giveaway! All IP Rewards members with an February birthday will register at any IP Rewards Express Kiosk for their chance to win a share of $10,000 in IP Rewards Play. Participants will also receive a free gaming bonus just for participating. Guests can activate entries and bonus offer at any IP Rewards Express Kiosk from 3:00pm-8:30pm. Drawings take place every fifteen minutes from 7:15pm until 9:00pm. Winners and their guests will have 5 minutes to report to the cove and present unexpired government issued photo ID in order to claim prize. Must be 21 or older with valid photo ID and IP Rewards member to participate. RODNEY CARRINGTON - February 3/4 8p WILLIE NELSON - February 10 8p YESTERDAY BEATLES TRIBUTE - February 17-19 Call for Showtimes LENNY KRAVITZ - February 23 8p VINCE GILL - March 2 8p CHEECH & CHONG - March 10 8p DOOBIE BROTHERS - March 23 8p GLADYS KNIGHT - April 13 8p RANDY TRAVIS - May 4 8p PATTI LABELLE - September 7 8p JAY LENO - October 6 8p CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIS- ITED - October 19 8p COAST BILOXI BEER LAUNCH PARTY February 9 8:30p-10p LEAP YEAR DAY PARTY February 29 $4 Drinks All Night Live Music Every Wed & Fri/Sat DJ Zack Avelon Every Wed-Sat Nights Wed: 10pm-2am Fri-Sat: 10pm-3am February 1, 3/4 & 29 - Triggerproof February 8 & 10/11 - Band X February 15 & 17/18 - Bad Habits February 22 & 24/25 - Karma EIGHT75 Glenn Parker Band Wed/Thurs 8p & Fri/Sat 9p Preston Shannon - February 1- 4 BREEZE BAR Anderson Domingues Every Fri 7:30p-12:30a 8 w February 2012 w Mississippi Coast Observer Biloxi, MS--Make sure to plan a visit to Isle® Casino Hotel Biloxi where guests can enjoy great prizes in a variety of exciting promotions All Year Long. WILD WINNING WEDNESDAY SLOT TOURNAMENT WILD Winning Wednesday slot tournaments gets wilder in January! The tournament takes place every Wednesday in the lower level casino. Registration starts at 2 p.m. and the first round begins at 3 p.m. There is a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000 in IslePlay, with first place winning $2,000 in IslePlay. Entry is free. Slot players who earn 10 points during the tournament week (or table game players with an aggregate total buy-in of $100) may enter the slot tournament. Upon earning 10 points or qualifying rated table play, receive entry at registration in the tournament area. Plus, five wild card winners will receive $100 in IslePlay at the conclusion of the tournament! Players that earn 100 points the week prior will be able to register for a second round of play*; the highest of the two rounds will be the score. To be eligible for these tournaments, guests must be a member of the IsleOne players club and present their card to enter. CONTACT LOUNGE & SPORTS BAR February 3/4 - Scott Hinson February 10 & 24/25 - Stevie Sekul February 11 - Allison and Warren February 17/18 -Dar La Wan Duet SPURS STAGE Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night 8p-12a February 3/4 - High Country February 10/11 - Eddie McDaniel LAVA BAR Keys 2 the City - February 3 AL Blues Brothers - February 4 Tribute - February 10 McCurley Wells - February 11 Cool Rayz - February 17 Autumn Rise-n - February 18 Mulligan Brothers - February 24 BroadBand - February 25 GOLDEN AGE MONDAYS Every Monday, IsleOne club members 50 years and over can enjoy exclusive Golden Age Mondays offers such as: *Buy one, get one free breakfast entree in Cafe on the Point (or 1/2 Price for one guest) *Free entry into IslePlay drawings held every 2012 IS A PARTY HARD ROCK LIVE TRAVIS TRITT - February 3 AARON LEWIS - February 4 KANSAS - February 10 LYNYRD SKYNYRD - February 11 KELLY CLARKSON with special guest Matt Nathanson - February 14 MICHAEL GRIMM - February 17 FUEL - February 18 RONNIE DUNN - February 25 RONNIE MILSAP - March 2 BLACKBERRY SMOKE - March 9 JOSH TURNER - March 10 THE PEKING ACROBATS - March 16 BLUE OCTOBER - March 23 BILLY CURRINGTON - March 24 CENTER BAR February 10/11: Glenn Chandler Project February 14: Brandon Green Duo February 17/18: Nervous Presley February 20/21: Dirty Play February 24/25: Simplified ROADHOUSE LIVE February 10/11 & 17/18: The Reverend (DJ only) February 24/25: Mike Zito HARD ROCK CAFE February 15 - Hard Rock Rising: The Global Battle of the Bands Qualifying Battle #1 8p February 22 - Hard Rock Rising: The Global Battle of the Bands Qualifying Battle #2 8p February 29 - Hard Rock Rising: The Global Battle of the Bands Qualifying Battle #3 8p March 7 - Hard Rock Rising: The Global Battle of the Bands The Final Battle 8p 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Winners get to spin the wheel for a prize ranging from $100 to $500 in IslePlay. Club members who are 50 years and over simply swipe your IsleOne card at the kiosk near the players club from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus, receive an additional entry for every 25 points earned during that time. Be sure to try for your second chance swipe from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for your chance to win a mystery prize ranging from $5 to $1,000 in IslePlay! MILITARY 50% OFF BUFFET SPECIAL Attention all military service men and women, active or retired*!Stop by the IsleOne booth at Isle Biloxi to register**and present your valid ID and active or retired military ID. From then on, simply swipe your IsleOne card at the kiosk to receive half-off a delicious dinner buffet! Dinner hours are Sunday - Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. *Must be 21 and an IsleOne member. **One-time registration. PARADISE PLUS Every Thursday, IsleOne club members 50 years and over can enjoy exclusive Paradise Plus offers such as: wBuy one, get one free lunch in Buffet (or 1/2-price for 1 guest) wSwipe your IsleOne card at the entry kiosk from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. to receive one FREE entry into IslePlay drawings held every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winners get to spin the wheel for an IslePlay prize ranging from $100 to $500. Plus, receive one additional entry for every 25 points or one hour of rated table play earned. wPlus, you could win in the Last Chance Drawing held at 5 p.m. One winner will be drawn to receive their age X 10 in IslePlay! CONVENTION CENTER THREE DOG NIGHT - February 10 8p MUSIQ SOULCHILD - February 17 8p KELLIE PICKLER - February 18 8p ANJELAH JOHNSON - February 24 8p REO SPEEDWAGON - March 3 8p CHRISETTE MICHELE - March 16 8p THE MIDTOWN MEN - March 23 8p GEORGE LOPEZ - March 24 8p BOYS II MEN - April 13 8p ROOTS AND BOOTS TOUR - April 14 8p THE OAK RIDGE BOYS - April 20 8p RICKY SMILEY - April 27 8p & 10:30p BRIAN REGAN - May 5 8p AVANT - May 11 8p MELISSA ETHERIDGE - May 18 8p JEFF DUNHAM - May 25 8p & 10:30p LEE ANN WOMACK - May 26 8p TRACE ADKINS - June 1 8p KENNY ROGERS - June 22 8p JOE - June 23 8p CARLOS MENCIA - July 7 8p JOAN RIVERS - July 14 8p VICKI LAWRENCE - August 10 8p CLINT BLACK - August 18 8p CHILL Every Monday - Gram Rea & Friends Every Tuesday - Allison & Warren Every Wednesday & Sunday - Brennan & Scott February 2 & 23 - No Idea February 3/4 - David St Romain February 9-11 - Soul Haven February 16 - Together Tomorrow February 17/18 - Research Turtles February 24/25 - Sweetroot THIRTY-TWO Every Wed, Thurs, & Sat - Eugene Eash Every Friday - Double E on the Rocks

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    Big Bonus Spin: Every Thursday Everyone's a Guaranteed Winner! Earn 50 points, starting at 3am, and then swipe your Players Club Card at kiosk to play the "Bonus Wheel" game and win up to $500 in SlotPlay Instantly! $5,000 Two on Tuesdays Slot Tournament Every Tuesday. $2,500 Slot Tournament - 11am-3pm AND $2,500 Slot Tournament - 5pm-9pm! Earn 25 points from 10am-2:30pm and 4pm-8:30pm to enter. Includes a $500 Second Chance SlotPlay drawing at 4pm and 10pm. Early Bird Special: In February Monday-Thursday 4pm-6pm - Buy a Dinner Buffet and get $10 SlotPlay. Friday-Sunday 4pm- 6pm - Buy a Crab Buffet and get $15 SlotPlay. Wild Bunch Seniors Club Every Monday and Wednesday, 8AM-2:30pm. No Points Required! Players Club Members 50+ receive: $5 in SlotPlay, Half-Off Lunch Buffet and $1,000 Slot tournament! Plus! Earn 50 points from 8am-2:30pm and receive a $10 Slot- Play Bonus at 3:30pm! Welcome Wagon New Members win up to $1000 in SlotPlay instantly! See Players Club for details. "Rolling Out" the Bonuses In January When you're talking food... There's something for everyone at Boomtown During February Come and Experience the Boomtown Buffet. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily. The Boomtown Buffet with more action than ever before! Featuring signature dishes prepared right before your eyes at one of TEN action stations. Boomtown action stations include: Fresh Hot and Cold Seafood, Open Air Char Broiler, Asian California Wok, Fire and Ice Pasta Sauté, Stone Deck Wood Burning Pizza Oven, Hand Breaded Fryer, Mesquite Smoker and Carvery, Whole Cake and Pie Display, Pan Roast, Soup and Salad Bar and Fresh baked Bread Bar. Plus, Boomtown is serving more seafood than ever before, including Freshly Prepared Sushi for Lunch and Dinner. In addition to traditional items that you've come to love, you can experience a variety of specialty items with rotating selections. And don't forget to save room for our Hand Dipped Ice Cream Desserts, including: Bananas Splits, Sundaes, Milk Shakes, Coke Floats, and Root-beer Floats! Monday thru Saturday, Lunch Buffet $11.99 Dinner Buffet - The Locals' Favorite! Monday - Thursday Only $15.99. Featuring downhome Southern selections, live action stations, seafood and home - made desserts. No wonder it's the Locals' Choice! Weekend Crab Buffet every Friday and Saturday Night and all day Sunday for only $23.99 Boomtown Buffet offers a 20% off Military and Emergency Personnel discount with valid I.D and Boomtown Players Club card. The Boomtown Buffet hours are, lunch buffet (11 am-3:00 pm) Dinner Buffet (Monday - Thursday night 4pm - 9 pm) Friday, Saturday (4 pm-10 pm) Sunday Buffet (Starting at 11am) Valentine's Day Champagne Dinner Buffet $19.99 - Starting at 4:00pm Jumbo fried shrimp, spiced & iced boiled shrimp, stuffed crab, boiled rock crab, crab cakes, seafood Newburg, fried and baked fish filets and other jewels from the sea. There will be carved prime rib, NY Strip and ribeye steaks to order, Smoked St. Louis style spareribs, roasted pork loin, loaded mashed potatoes, baked potato bar, full salad bar, sushi bar and much, much more... Desserts to include an endless array of chocolate specialties plus our homemade pies and cakes. And of course we will have our hand-dipped ice cream and milk shake bar stocked with your favorites. BT Steakhouse Tempt your taste buds at the BT Steakhouse located inside Boomtown Casino. Featuring quality aged Angus Beef... Quality steaks and succulent seafood, all at an affordable price! The BT Steakhouse... A Brand Above The Rest! (Open every Wednesday thru Sunday night starting at 4:30pm) For reservations call: 1-228-436-8900. BT Steakhouse Valentine's Day Special Enjoy our regular menu or our Chateaubriand for Two... only $49.99. Dinner includes a bottle of BT Platinum Cabernet Wine, 3 Courses and Dessert. Reservations recommended. 24-Hour Grill! With "Grab and Go" service and Old Fashioned counter style seating. The Grill features Items such as: Hot and Pressed, Made-to-Order Shrimp Po-Boy, Cheeseburger's, Old Fashioned Beef Sliders, "Mile High" Corned Beef Deli Sandwich, "The Boss" a half pound all beef hotdog... just to mention a few. Or you can grab one of our "grab and go" ready to serve selections. The Grill proudly serves "Seattle's Best Coffee" that offers a bold flavor and a smooth taste. Boomtown's General Store and Bakery! Browse for old-fashioned goodies and great gifts-food, games, and more! Feast your eyes - or just feast-on scrumptious pies, cakes and pastries freshly made in our bakery. Take a little Boomtown home with you!

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    $80,000 Sweet Sophistication Infiniti G37 & Xtra Credit Giveaway On February 19, at 5 PM, 59 winners will win their share of $30,000 Xtra Credit® while one grand prize winner speeds off in a 2012 Infiniti G37 coupe convertible. (Finally, you have an excuse to get driving gloves!) To receive your entries into the giveaway, just earn 100 slot points or table games equivalent, and swipe your Players Club card at any Rock Box Kiosk daily beginning January 23, 2012. On February 19, entries must be activated by swiping at the Rock Box Kiosk between 3 PM-4:55 PM. Drawings begin at 5 PM. To receive virtual entries, patrons must swipe at the Rock Box Kiosk on the day the points are earned. To deposit entries into the virtual drawing drum, patrons must swipe their card at the Rock Box Kiosk on February 19, 2012, between 3 pm-4:55 pm. Entries must be activated on February 19, 2012, between 3 pm- 4:55 pm. Points must be earned within a 24-hour 10 w February 2012 w Mississippi Coast Observer ON-GOING ON-GOING PROMOTIONS PROMOTIONS period (4 am-4 am). Virtual drawing drum opens February 19, 2012, at 3 pm and closes at 4:55 pm and will not reopen. Hard Rock Biloxi reserves all rights. See Players Services for official rules and details. Make Your Fat Tuesday a Little Beadier Receive your limited edition 2012 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi Mardi Gras Beads beginning January 16, 2012. Just earn 250 slot points or table games equivalent in a 24 hour period (4am-4am) to receive your bead. Mardi Gras bead must be picked up on the same day that points are earned. See Players Services for official rules and details. Three Wheel Circus-Mondays The greatest point multiplier on earth! Get under the big top to swipe your Players club card Mondays at the Rock Box Kiosk and select 1 of 3 point multiplier prize wheels to win up to 6x points! Points will be multiplied from 4am-4am. Riddle me Xtra Credit-Tuesdays If money doesn't grow on trees, does Xtra Credit®? While you mull that over, here's another riddle: How do they fit all that Xtra Credit® in the Rock Box Kiosk? Earn 50 slot points from 4 PM-Midnight on Tuesdays and swipe your Players Club card at the Rock Box Kiosk to win up to $250 Xtra Credit® Points cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Xtra Credit expires at midnight. Rome-antic Wednesdays-February 2012 Win up to $350 Xtra Credit Wednesday's in February! Earn 50 slot points on Wednesdays and swipe your Players Club Card at the Rock Box to win up to $350 Xtra Credit. Promotion begins at 4:01 am Wednesday's in February. Points must be earned in a 24 hour period (4:01 am-3:59 am). Points cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. See Players Services for details. Sunrise Surprise Thursday mornings The early bird gets the Xtra Credit. Every Thursday between 9am-Noon, earn 50 slot points and swipe your Encore Player's Club card at the Rock Box Kiosk. Win up to $250 Xtra Credit! Points cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Xtra Credit expires at midnight. Standoff: Battle Royale-Thursday's Don't let your nerves get the best of you! It's a Virtual StandOff against the house and you could win up to $25 in Match Play. Have a $5 average bet for 4 hours after 4PM Thursdays. Then, swipe your card at the Rock Box Kiosk after receiving your rated play from your favorite table. New Member-Welcome to the Rock Neighborhood Newbie meets Freebie! Sign up for Hard Rock's Encore Players Club, and you could snag a nice, little gift. Just earn 10 slot points within a 24-hour period and you get your choice of either a free buffet or Hard Rock Biloxi t-shirt. Welcome to the Rock neighborhood. One offer per new member account. Offer is valid on day of enrollment. Email Promotion Provide your email address at the Rock Box Kiosk and receive $10 in Xtra Credit. Xtra Credit will be emailed to the address provided within 24 hours and will be valid for 30 days. Must be a player's club member to participate. Classic Rockers Revisited-NEW! Between the hours of 7:30am-3:00pm, earn 5 points Tuesday to receive $5 in Xtra Credit. Earn an additional 45 points Tuesday and receive $10.00 in Xtra Credit Tuesday and $15.00 in Xtra Credit on Wednesday. Swipe your card at the Rock Box kiosk to receive your Xtra Credit. Encore Members 50 years of age or older receive ½ off lunch or breakfast buffet! FREE 2-year membership to Grandparents.com, just use code GPROCKERS. $40 value FREE! Points must be earned between the hours of 7:00am-3:00pm every Tuesday. Xtra Credit is valid until 3:01pm Points cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Birthday Promotion-NEW! Enjoy birthday dinner during the month of your birthday based on your Tier status. See Players Services for rules and details. $1,000 Guaranteed Cash Weekly Wednesday & Sunday Black Jack Tournaments - Wednesdays and Sundays. Tournament Sign-up begins at 5:00 PM at Players Services Tournament begins at 6:00 PM. See Players Services for Buy-In. Must arrive to check-in at the casino cage by 6:55 PM each Wednesday and Sunday. $10,000 Thursday's Reels to Riches FREE Slot Tournament - This Tournament is EVERY Thursday with prizes of $2,500 each week. Tournament begins at 3pm - 8pm 5 minute rounds.

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