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She’s...
Claire Voyant  

Las Vegas - November 21, 2014


Opera Singer Jorge Durian & Nelson Sardelli

Dr. Mark Wherry

We "borrowed" this item from the Las Vegas Tribune Roving Reporter (It is printed "warts and all").
LAS VEGAS HISTORY, OPERA SINGER... OR JUST ANOTHER F.I.O.R.E. MEETING.
For over 10 years I have been covering all the F.I.O.R.E. events and their regular (if the word "regular" can ever be applied to these people) luncheons. I can honestly say that even if the Las Vegas Tribune would not pay me the big bucks to do it, I would gladly do it for free and on my own dime. I guess I have been FIOREtized for life. In over a decade I have never been disappointed nor bored with the antics or the programs they come up with. (Not to mention that at any given luncheon you may be sitting at the same table with the likes of Shecky Greene, Marty Allen, Rich Little, Pat Cooper, Bob Anderson, Pia Zadora, Karon Kate Blackwell, Dick Contino, Pete Barbutti, Peter Anthony, Frank or Joey Scinta, Bill Acosta, Linda November, Artie Schroeck, Felix (Cousin Itt) Silla, Dondino, Former Nevada Lt. Governor Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, Sal Richards, Scott Record, former Governors, former mayors, judges, doctors, lawyers, hotel owners, and some other leading members of our community.) It is pure fun and great comradery. No agendas, no purposes....nothing...but what a fantastic couple of hours of great nothingness, great food, great live music and great speakers. This past Thursday was their monthly meeting for November. The scheduled speaker was Professor Alan Balboni, a Las Vegas Historian, a prolific author and a celebrity in his own right. His incredibly interesting and informative talk was one of the most well received, and as good of a program as you would find in any larger forum. But it didn't end there. To everyone's surprise, including President/host Nelson Sardelli, there was more to come. President Ciro Batelli, who is a Brazilian Television personality and a Las Vegas resident, brought, as his guests, Brazilian tenor Jorge Durian and his accompanist Cassio Spina. Fortunately for all in attendance, the duo, who happened to be passing thru Las Vegas on the way back to Sao Paulo, accepted the luncheon invitation. Needless to say, with his powerful voice, Jorge Durian brought the house down. He opened with Nessun Dorma from Giacomo Puccini's Turandot and followed with Con te Partiro'. There were standing ovations with every song. He also sang Come Back to Sorrento and then brought Nelson Sardelli to the stage to sing Al Di La . Sardelli, who some 60 years ago studied opera (for a short while) with his father and Benito Maresca in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was clearly moved by the performer. I now understand the emotional power of Opera as the entire selection was a gift to experience. I wouldn't miss the spontaneity and the magical moments like this for any amount of money. To learn more about this fantastic non-club club, go to their web site www.nonclubclubfiore.com, and be sure to check their "about us" page.
You can also find Jorge Durian on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RccZFQotZrs Or on google http://inf ojorgedurian.blogspot.com/2008/06/biografia.html

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We will save our report on Three Generations of Music and Song, starring Carmine Mandia, Mark Giovi and Chadwick Johnson, until our next column. Because we are taking off next Friday for Thanksgiving, that column won't be up until December 5th. Can you believe it is almost time for a new year? Us either.

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The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is an entertainment forum that allows local composers and songwriters the opportunity to present original musical material to a supportive audience in an informal cabaret-style setting. Founded and hosted by Keith Thompson (Jersey Boys) and Michael Brennan (Le Reve), the showcase focuses on uniting the theater community of Las Vegas, giving creative spirits an outlet for artistic expression, laughing a lot and having a great time. The Composers Showcase is not "open mic." Each presentation is carefully planned. Composers and material are screened in order to provide the best and highest quality of entertainment. December's edition will be held on Wednesday, the 3rd, and will feature the original music of Dane Bryant, Angela Chan, Vita Corimbi Drew, Elisa Fiorillo, Clint Holmes, Chadwick Johnson, Jeff Leibow, Richard Oberacker, Joey Pero, Aaron Ramsey, Steve Real, Danny Roque, Christian Tamburr, Matt Taylor, Keith Thompson, Dr. Mark Wherry and more. The Performers include Travis Cloer, Warren Hamm, Kristen Hertzenberg, Jason Kappus, Greg Kata, Marlen Landin and more. The Players are Mark Beckett, Nick Burbey, Chris Davis, Mark Ferratt, Philip Fortenberry, Michael Joy, DeAnn Letourneau, Zoe Kohen Ley, Matt McKenzie, Kerry Marx, Rebecca Sabine, Lindsey Springer, Alex Stopa, Kevin Stout, Rob Taylor, Eric Tewalt, Alexander Viazovtsev, John Wedemeyer and others. The Team consists of Stage Managers: Sharon del Pilar and Justin Lex; Lighting: Steve Mack; Sound: Kevin Harvey and Kevin Ruschmann; Video: Jeff Tidwell; Photography: Don Cadette; Associate Producer: Will Adamson. Show time is at 10:30 p.m. (after theater). Doors open at 9:30. Tickets are $25 and /$20 at the Smith Center Box Office, or call (702) 749-2000 for reservations, or go online at www.thesmithcenter.com. Walk-ups are welcome, IF (and that's a big IF) seats are still available. A Cash Bar/Late Night Menu is available.

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For One Night Only, it's Travis Cloer in Christmas at My Place. On Monday, December 8th, at 7 p.m., The Smith Center‘s Cabaret Jazz will host Travis Cloer, in his own holiday show. "One of Las Vegas' most accomplished showmen!," is how the Las Vegas Sun describes the Broadway star and recording artist, currently starring as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas. With Christmas at My Place, Travis and his 7-piece band bring an evening full of all your favorite Christmas songs with that "old time Holiday TV Special" feel, complete with special guests - Niki Scalera, Paul Vann, Chris Phillips, Lydia Ansel, Frankie Moreno, and the Girls from Jersey Boys. As Frankie Valli, Travis has been called "truly amazing," and states that he "melts hearts with his voice" (Metro UK). As a soloist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, he was called "classy, jazzy, and Rat Pack smooth" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Tickets for Christmas at My Place range from $36 to $46. Bring the whole family to his musical Christmas party where you'll be shaking your jingle bells, singing along, and leaving with the warm feeling of the Season in your heart! For reservations, call The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000.


Travis Cloer For the Holidays

Cherry Wainer RIP

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Internationally known musician, Cherry Wainer, passed away at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas last Friday, November 14th, following a brief illness. South African-born Wainer was a soloist on the Hammond organ, and was best known as a member of Lord Rockingham's XI. Cherry first became known to UK television audiences as a regular in the 1950s magazine program, Lunchbox, with Noele Gordon. She was subsequently featured as a session musician in Oh, Boy!, one of the first British series to feature rock 'n' roll regularly, with Lord Rockingham's XI, a "scratch" band led by Harry Robinson, and also included Benny Green and Red Price. Their single, "Hoots Mon," was No. 1 in the UK charts in 1958. Along with the band, Wainer appeared in the 1959 Royal Variety Performance, held at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Wainer was married to drummer Don Storer. As a young man in South Africa, Don was a premier musician. Don was also featured on the popular "Oh Boy" TV series in England, performing with Cherry, the high-energy Hammond B3 organist. They frequently appeared as a duo during the 1960s, and worked with Cliff Richard. Cherry and Don were also regulars in a German television series called Beat! Beat! Beat (1967). Wainer released several solo albums and four singles, including Cherry Wainer – Hammond Organ Light And Liverly (1964); It's Hammond Time! (released in the Netherlands); Cherry Wainer And Her Magic Organ (released in the Netherlands); Musik Im Blut (released in Germany); and 1959 Columbia 33JS 11007, Flying High, Cherry Wainer & Nico Carstens, South Africa. The couple moved to Las Vegas in 1968 and, billed as Cherry & Don, performed at the old Bonanza (where Bally's now stands), the Frontier, and the center Strip Holiday Casino (now Harrah's). Cherry also served as a talent manager to songstress Loretta Holloway, and the "boy band," Friends, led by guitarist/singer, Steven Lee Cowart, now with Donny and Marie. In more recent years, Cherry was involved with fashion. She was an owner/partner in the Times III Boutique, and was later employed as a personal shopper at Saks Fifth Avenue, a merchandise manager/buyer at the Golden Nugget, and at Privilege at The Venetian, and Bianca. Don Storer passed away in Las Vegas on August 21st, 2006, at the age of 77. Cherry Wainer is survived by her cousin, musician, Cooksie (Kaserzon) Kramer, of Seattle, Washington, and years of accumulated friends. Also originally from South Africa, Cooksie and her husband, Lionel, moved to the Eastside of Seattle some 18 years ago and quickly involved themselves with the Northwest Jazz community. Cooksie had been a teacher of piano, accordion and organ in Johannesburg, where she established the largest music studio in the city. She won the South African Accordion Championships in 1959, and went on to represent South Africa in the "Coupe Mondiale" in New York. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, and on radio at the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) in England, as well as performing in her own radio and television programs in South Africa and recording for EMI/Columbia. Obviously, talent runs in the family. Here are some examples of Cherry, with Don, at work. "Take Five," circa1967, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8YIvFYqYws. And more of Cherry Wainer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlF-QFEcMqo. At this time, no services for Cherry Wainer have been announced.


Gerry McCambridge & Rich Natole

Jimmy Emerson & Rich Natole

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Last Monday, The Mentalist, Gerry McCambridge was Rich Natole's guest on his Listening to the Vegas Voice radio show. On Tuesday, it was comic/female impersonator, Jimmy Emerson. Jimmy and comedy cohort, Tommi Rose, debuted their Funny, PHAT & Fabulous show at Ron DeCar's Event Center last night. Next week, Tuesday's call-in guest will be comic impressionist, Bethany Owen. Listen in on 1230 AM, 10:30 a.m., Mondays and Tuesdays.


Jimmy Emerson & Tommi Rose

Bethany Owen

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Nik Mastrangelo, aka Nik at Nite, sends thanks to all who came out in the chilly weather to join the group at the Tuscany's Piazza Lounge last Sunday night as Joey Singer, Bob Sachs, Mike Mechem and he performed some of their favorite songs from the likes of Frank Loesser, Vernon Duke, Matt Dennis, Victor Young and others. They had one of the best musical nights yet, as they fell into one of those magical grooves throughout the night. Steve Johnson was simply on fire as he joined the trio for a set that started with one of the best versions of "Cherokee" Nik has ever heard, and it went on like that all night long. This Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m., Joey, Bob Sachs, Mike and Nik will celebrate the music of Bobby Darin. After nine months at the Tuscany, Nik realized that they had yet to celebrate Bobby, and it's high time they did. Don't miss this one! Looking ahead, starting in December, the Nik at Nite start time will be an hour earlier, 6:30 pm. They figured this would give folks more time to come in and enjoy the music and still make it home and get a good night's rest before tackling Monday. It also seems to fit in better with the fall time change. The Piazza Lounge is located within the Tuscany Hotel (on the hotel side) at 255 E. Flamingo.


Bobby Darin

Gladys Knight

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Gladys Knight will perform in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill's in Primm on November 29th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Audience members are sure to hear many of her hits, including "Midnight Train To Georgia," "That's What Friends Are For," "Neither One of Us," "The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me," "If I Were Your Woman," and "The Way We Were/Try To Remember," as well as songs from her latest album, Where My Heart Belongs.

Known as the "Empress of Soul", Gladys is a recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A four-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother, Merald "Bubba" Knight, and her cousins, Edward Patten and William Guest.
For tickets to see Gladys in Primm on the 29th, call (888) PRIMMNV.

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It's Bronson, Brody & Beatles, A Hard Day's Night Of Legendary Music, at The Smith Center, next Friday, November 28th at 8 p.m. Emmy-nominated Lon Bronson and his iconic horn infused 14-piece All-Star Band, will perform an evening of all Beatles selections, featuring guest vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, in the Cabaret Jazz. Brody is world renowned for his amazing vocal artistry as former lead singer for Yellow Brick Road, and creator of The Symphonic Rock Show. Don't miss this night-after-Thanksgiving tribute to the most famous and beloved band of all time. As Drew Carey once said of the Beatles, "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house." Tickets are $15 and $30. Call the Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 for reservations.


Brody Dolyniuk

Jimmy Ruffin 1936-2014

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Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted," died in a Las Vegas hospital on November 17th at the age of 78. Jimmy Lee Ruffin was born on May 7, 1936, in Collinsville, Mississippi. He was signed to Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and had a string of hits in the 1960s, including "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," which became a Top 10 pop hit. He had continued success with songs such as "I've Passed This Way Before, " "I've Passed This Way Before," and "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got," but Ruffin marked a comeback in 1980 with his second Top 10 hit, "Hold on to My Love." The song was produced by Robin Gibb, the Bee Gees member who died in 2012. Ruffin worked with his younger brother David in the 1970s on the album I Am My Brother's Keeper. David, one of the early members of The Temptations, died in 1991 of a drug overdose, prompting Jimmy to become an anti-drug campaigner. Jimmy Ruffin's last album, There Will Never Be Another You, was released in 2012. No plans have yet been announced for services.

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This Sunday, November 23rd, Renee Hale performs in the Italian American Club Lounge from 7 to 11 p.m. Ned Mills will accompany on keys. Over the years, Renee has performed in just about every major hotel in this city, including Bally's, Caesars, Desert Inn, Frontier, Sahara and Sands. The Italian American Club is at 2333 E. Sahara.

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Reminder...
Musician Gary Anderson is keeping mighty busy. Tomorrow, Saturday, November 22nd, his suMMit Big Band, featuring Brazilian vocalist, Patty Ascher, and playing the music of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and others, will be at the Club Madrid inside the Sunset Station from 8 to 9:30 p.m. (it might start a bit earlier). The event follows the Hip to Sip Wine Walk. Wine tasting starts at 5 p.m. Enjoy a variety of high end wines throughout the property. Hors d'oeuvres and special samplings at the Gaudi Bar are available. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $10 to $35, depending on what you participate in (the Big Band portion is only $10). On Tuesday, December 2nd, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., the Las Vegas Jazz Society presents the all new Gary Anderson Quintet - NewBop5 - as it makes its debut at the downtown Scullery (the Scullery is located in the corner of The Ogden, that residential high-rise just north of Fremont, at Ogden and 6th). This is going to be hot...AND cool. Then, on Thursday, December 11th, Gary leads the band at the monthly F.I.O.R.E. luncheon, held at the Italian America Club, 2333 E. Sahara, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for that fun event are $25, and reservations are a must. Please RSVP to nonclubclubfiore@aol.com. Always visit the "About Us" page at www.nonclubclubfiore.com, before committing to any of the functions. The F.I.O.R.E. is not for everyone.


Patty Ascher

Joan Collins

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After less than three months in operation, the buffet at the new SLS, formerly the Sahara, has closed. Our guess is that it's not the food that's the problem, it's the upstairs location. According to news reports, the space will reopen early in the new year. Bargain prices, at least in the beginning, may be in order to get folks, especially locals, up there. Las Vegans have a big influence on what their visiting friends and family do, see and eat, while they are here. Good word of mouth is the best kind of advertising. Case closed.

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Looking for someone different to spend a night with in Las Vegas? How about spending a night with Joan Collins...in a casino showroom? The Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee shares the stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing personalities in her internationally acclaimed and hilarious one-woman show, taking place at the South Point, Friday through Sunday, November 28th through 30th. Collins became a superstar playing Alexis Carrington Colby in television's Dynasty. At 81, she is an icon, and a beautiful looking one at that, with a career spanning five decades of appearances on the stage and screen. As an author, her books have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Join Joan for a night of wit, rarely seen film clips, and juicy anecdotes of the stars she's worked with over the years. On stage! In person! Produced in association with Mark Rozzano Productions. Here is what some of the critics have to say about A Night with Joan Collins. "In a word: FAAABULOUS!"- New York Times. "Riveting... endearing... a terrific storyteller"- London Sunday Times. "Funny and poignant"- Australian Telegraph. Show times are at 7:30 p.m., all three nights. Tickets are $40, $45 and $50. Call the South Point Box Office at (702) 797- 8055 for reservations.

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Michelle Johnson

Weekends are always a happening place at The Dispensary Lounge, and this weekend is no exception. Pascale Elia is back there tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. She will be backed by the swinging Uli Geissendoerfer Trio. Tomorrow night, also at The Dispensary and also from 10 to 2, Michelle Johnson will be supplying the vocals. With Uli on keys, RJ Reyes on bass and Angelo Stokes on drums, it promises to be a fun night. As Michelle always reminds us, The Dispensary has fabulous burgers, great music and offers a late night hang. Check it out.
Here's a little something about Ms. Johnson that you might not know...she calls it a "left brain right brain fact." The lady is not only passionate about music, she is also VERY passionate about Apple (not the kind that keeps the doctor away, but the computer) and has worked for the company for almost three years. Tomorrow at 10 a.m., Michelle is part of the team that is opening and working at the new Apple store in the Downtown Summerlin location! This will warm her up for her later night of singing. Check her out at either, or both, locations. The Dispensary is at 2451 E. Tropicana, in the center on the southeast corner of Trop and Eastern.

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You can see and hear Neil Diamond - The Tribute, starring Rob Garrett & the K.O.D. Band, starting at 8:30 p.m. in the Shimmer Cabaret at the Westgate Las Vegas (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), Wednesdays through Sundays. General admission is $45; VIP is $55 and the Diamond Deluxe Package, that includes front of line and VIP seating, plus autographed photo and CD, is $65. Military pays $19, and Nevada residents with ID get 2 for 1 tickets. Next Saturday, November 29th, Rob and the band will be at the Red Rock Country Club for a Semi-Private Event. Phone (702) 304-5600 for details.

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Happy birthday Scorpios (Oct. 24-Nov. 22), Doug Davidson, Bill Wyman (Stones), Barbara Cook, Helen Reddy, Katy Perry, Adam Pascal, Keith Urban, Anthony Rapp, Pat Sajak, Lee Greenwood, John Cleese, Kelly Osbourne, Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Cleo Laine, Telma Hopkins, Denny Laine, Melba Moore, Randy Jackson (Jackson 5), Grace Slick, Otis Williams (The Temptations), Matthew Morrison, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle), Lyle Lovett, Larry Flynt, Kinky Friedman, David Foster, Jenny McCarthy, k.d. lang, Nelly, Denise Rose, Roseanne Barr, Jasmine Trias, Dennis Miller, Terry Hernandez, Adam Ant, Lulu, Andrea McArdle, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Kathy Griffin, Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction), Peter Noone, Art Garfunkel, Bryan Adams, Kevin Jonas (Jonas Brothers), Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Arturo Sandoval, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Rivers, Judy Tenuta, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Hart, Gordon Ramsay (Chef), Nick Lachey, Sinbad (David Adkins), Donna Fargo, Tim Rice, Miranda Lambert, Paul Cowsill, Rob Garrett, Neil Young, Tanya Harding, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Yanni, Stephen Bishop, Petula Clark, Judy Gold, Diana Krall, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Gaudio, RuPaul, Kevin Nealon, Andrea Marcovicci, Alan Young, Savion Glover, Larry King, Dick Smothers, Joe Walsh, Damon Wayans Jr., Jim Brickman, Kaye Ballard, Dierks Bentley, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Idol, Goldie Hawn, Lorna Luft, Andy DiMino, Michael Callan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Hudson, Greg Smith, John Wertz, Gary Anderson, Gerry McCambridge (The Mentalist), Don Hill, Rick (Wells) Smith, Melissa Feeney, Dolly Coulter, Kid Cary (Joseph DeGrosa), and Frank Marino.
And Happy Anniversary to Don and Gloria Hill, Joey and Vanessa Pero, Ron and Nancy Lee Parker Andrews, Domenick Allen and Leigh Zimmerman, and Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton Holmes.

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The Illusionists

Witness the Impossible as the world touring company of The Illusionists settle (or UNsettle) in at New York City's Marquis Theatre, from November 26th through January 4th. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. Performed by the acclaimed escapologist Andrew Basso, he will hold his breath for more than four minutes, while attempting to escape from his underwater cell. This group of world-class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past - such as Harry Houdini – and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costume design lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before. Collectively, these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time. In addition to Basso, performing in this six-week production are The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry; The Warrior, Aaron Crow; The Futurist, Adam Trent; The Inventor, Kevin James; The Trickster, Jeff Hobson; and The Manipulator, Yuho-Jin. A number of these talented performers live and/or work in Las Vegas. We suggest that if you are in the neighborhood of the Marquis Theatre...well, you know.

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Mac King

Las Vegas headliner, Mac King, announces The Mac King Comedy Magic Show has been extended for four more years at Harrah's Las Vegas. King's contract extends through 2019, which will give him 19 years at the hotel. In January, he celebrates a historic 15 years at Harrah's, making him the longest running magician working at the same hotel. The Mac King Comedy Magic Show has delivered non-stop laughs and dazzling magic to audiences of all ages at Harrah's Las Vegas since 2000. "I'm pleased to extend my great run at Harrah's for four more years," said Mac King. "To be able to continue performing at this amazing venue and make people laugh every day is a great feeling." King was named Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, "Entertainer of the Year" by the Las Vegas Weekly 2004 "Readers Choice Awards," and is a Guinness Book of World Records holder in 2004 for "The World's Longest Game of Telephone." King, one of today's brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah's Las Vegas Casino & Hotel. "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show" is performed at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax. Tickets may be purchased by calling (855) 234-7469 or by visiting www.harrahslasvegas.com. Comedy- magician Mac King captivates audiences as he casts out a fishing line over their heads and catches live goldfish out of mid-air, performs amazing sleight-of-hand, makes his head completely disappear in a paper bag, and renders himself invisible, all while remaining unbelievably funny. Because of his quick wit and extensive audience interaction, no two shows are alike. Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and all five of NBC's "The World's Greatest Magic" TV specials. King is consistently praised by fellow magicians. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, called King "The best comedy magician in Vegas. He'll fool you with his fantastically original tricks..." His numerous accolades include "Best Las Vegas Show" in the 2012 About.com Reader's Choice Awards. Las Vegas Review- Journal named his show the "Best Bargain Show" for 10 straight years (2003- 2013), "Best Family Attraction" in 2012, and "Favorite Male Las Vegan" in 2008. In 2011, he was deemed "Best Strip Headliner" in the Las Vegas Weekly's "Best Of" Awards. King also has been voted as Magic Magazine's "Funniest Act in Magic," the World Magic Awards' "Best Comedy Magician" and the Magic Castle's "Magician of the Year."

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

THERE WILL BE NO CLAIRE VOYANT COLUMN NEXT FRIDAY

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