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She calls ‘em like she sees (and hears) ‘em.
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Las Vegas - July 24, 2009
Anyone who was part of the Trinity Life Center family on East St. Louis in Las Vegas, knew Peggy Cawthon. Peggy, who sang in the church's choir for many years, died in a hospital on Monday, July 13th, following a heart attack at her home two days earlier. Born on Johnson City, Tennessee, Peggy was a military wife, who in the early years of her marriage, moved around the world with her husband, Fred, and son, Al (Alfred). In 1965, the Cawthons became Las Vegas residents. Over the years here, Peggy was a much sought after seamstress and alterations specialist. Among the places that she worked were Alice Ansteth's Shamar's Boutique, Jerry's Tux Shop and, on occasion, at From Here To Maternity. She was a volunteer counselor at Royal Family Kids' Camp on Mt. Charleston, serving at-risk Southern Nevada children. Royal Family Kids' Camps are the nation's leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Annually, 3.6 million cases of child abuse, neglect or abandonment are reported in America. One of these victims dies every six hours due to that abuse. Peg never headed to the mountain empty handed. She always had something special, something she had made, for the children. There were also homebound seniors who benefited from Peggy's kindness. The constant in Peggy's life was God and music. Music was so much a part of her well-lived life, her e-mail address was "singnhum." Services were held last Sunday at the Trinity Life Center, where she had been a very active member for more than 25 years. Many, many friends turned out to say goodbye to a lady that was loved by all who knew her. Not surprisingly, music played a large part in the final tribute to a very special lady. Peggy Cawthon is survived by her husband, Fred Cawthon, and son and daughter-in-law, Al and Melody Cawthon. Although she didn't have any grandchildren of her own, there are hundreds of youngsters whose lives Peggy touched. They will always remember this wonderful lady as "grandma." Royal Family Kids' Camps, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Royal Family Kids' Camps, Inc.'s Federal Taxpayer I.D. Number is 33-0380021. We are sure a donation to the camp or the Trinity Life Center in Peggy Cawthon's name, would be very much appreciated.
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An inquiry about Denise Clemente from Donna in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has prompted this response from Cousin Claire. Thirty-some years ago, when we first saw and heard the young Denise in a local casino lounge, we thought she was headed for stardom. Accompanied at the piano by the very talented Henry Shed, there was no doubt that the Vineland, New Jersey-native could sing. What she needed, we thought, was more stage time, some advice from a caring manager, and polish. We were right up there at the front of her fan parade, taking visitors to see her in the different lounges where she worked, and recommending her to others that asked, "Who should we go see when we are in Vegas?" What we say now will not make her current fans, or Denise, happy. In our opinion, there is more wrong with Ms. Clemente then there is right. Much of it has to do with her obvious lack of business sense. She came to Las Vegas in the late 1970s, right out of high school. Within a short time, she was featured in a lounge revue called Sassy Class (for which she earned an award for her obvious talent). Soon after, she was touring with Liberace as one of his new discoveries. Denise made some national TV appearances, and opened for the likes of Bill Cosby and Don Rickles. What this talented lady needed, but never had, was a good manager. She needed someone to tell her what to wear and, more importantly, what NOT to wear on stage. She needed someone to tell her how to move and how to communicate to the audience...none of which she did well. We remember seeing her in the Losers Lounge at the Frontier sometime in the 1980s, waving her hand behind her back as she sang some dramatic, gut-wrenching song (described by comic Cork Proctor as a "closer"). We thought she was "conducting" the band, much like Frank Sinatra Jr. does. When she finished her number, Denise turned to her players and announced, "Sorry fellas. I had Mexican food for dinner." Would we make this up? In the '90s, we made ourselves a promise to never again go out of our way to see Ms. Clemente perform. We changed our mind and, out of curiosity, went to see her open for Bob Newhart at the Stardust in July of 2005. The word to describe what we saw and heard that night is "embarrassing." The outfit? All wrong. Picture a dark colored plastic-looking (pleather?) miniskirt, and a light color tank-type top. This getup would have been too casual for a trip to the mall, let alone for an audience of mature, paying customers there to see, then, 75-year-old Newhart who was dressed in a tux for his act. And what ever possessed the lady to open her portion of the show with Donna Summer's "Last Dance"? That's certainly not an OPENING number and, even if it were, it was not the right song for the AARP recipients there to see Mr. Newhart. As for Denise's Web site, it serves no purpose. Why even have one if you aren't going to keep it somewhat up to date? And her photos. They are old and, for the most part, awful. Denise Clemente may have a few more years to work in off-Strip lounges but, at this point, she has pretty much used up her opportunity for anything more than that. It's called show BUSINESS. It is apparent that the talented Ms. Clemente never paid much attention to the business part of her career. What a shame. What a waste.
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Our apologies to Robyn Tuck, Showroom Manager at Michael Gaughan's South Point Casino. Because she does such a good job, we have mentioned this lady twice in recent weeks. Unfortunately, the second time, we misspelled her last name, calling her Robyn Turk. It's Robyn TUCK. Keep up the good work, Ms. Tuck.
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Susan Haller, Dolly Coulter & Diane Ellis
Those Red Hot Red Heads! - Susan Haller, Dolly Coulter and Diane Ellis - will sing individually and together for a 7 p.m. show, on Sunday, July 26th at Grace In the Desert The Episcopal Church in Summerlin, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The ladies will be accompanied on the piano by Joe Darro. The songs presented will all be originals by Ms. Haller. A six year Las Vegas resident, Susan has composed more than 200 songs, four stage musicals, six children's books, 13 network TV commercials, and countless voiceover scripts, advertisements, and media releases. She is an accomplished performer, having starred in numerous children's shows, live stage productions, and cabaret musical events, as well as in radio and TV commercials in the Seattle and Las Vegas media markets. Both Ms. Coulter and Ms. Ellis are known for their vocal and acting skills in the area, so this trio should provide an interesting and entertaining evening. Suggested donation is $10 per person.
Note: In spite of what you may have read on Sandy Kastel's Web site (if, in fact, you even read it), Red Hot Red Heads! has NOT been canceled or even postponed. The part of Ms. Kastel will now be played by the magnificent Dolly Coulter.
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From reader Howard Jochsberger of Las Vegas comes this note...
I too noticed Dondino in several shots on America's Got Talent. Just so you know, we are friends for years and he and Donna (Gummelt) are in Des Moines, Iowa, at the current time. They leave in about 10 days for a three week tour of Japan. I'll send them an e-mail and find out what was what on America's Got Talent and let you know their response.
Thank you, Howard. We will pass the America's Got Talent information, and any other interesting Dondino news, on to our readers.
Dondino & Donna Gummelt
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Once again, it's popular Wes Winters' turn in the spotlight as part of the Performing Arts Society of Nevada's musical programs. Presented by PASNV and 88 Key Productions, this Sunday's Wes Winters - Back to the '50s offering will feature some of the most beloved songs from one of America's most memorable musical eras. Expect to hear familiar tunes such as "Silhouettes," "Music Music Music," "Blueberry Hill," "Just A Gigolo," "Shangri-La," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Sincerely," "Ebb Tide" and "My Way," along with other favorites of the decade. We are told (by a somewhat reliable source) that in addition to his piano virtuosity, Mr. Winters will display his skill on the banjo. Wes, a favorite of the PASNV audiences, is just back from Reno, where he joined Bobby Vinton at the Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino in performing for the Fraternal Order of Eagles (about 5,200 of them). To show their appreciation, for the second year, the Eagles gave away grants in Wes' name to worth-while organizations, one of which is the Jewish Children's Hospital in Denver. Total grants given away in Wes' name over the last two years adds up to $120,000.00. Wes will dedicate this Sunday's concert to veteran entertainer, Ray Jarvis, who passed away on July 15th, following a long illness. Ray was a fan and supporter of both Winters and John Meren and Tom Gallagher's almost two decades old Performing Arts Society of Nevada. The performance on Sunday will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library Theater 1401 East Flamingo Road, just east of Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $15 each. For info, call (702) 658-6741.
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At 2 p.m., on Sunday (July 26th), Stars Among the Angels and Station Casinos will present the third in a series of FREE monthly 60-minute televised Celebrity Variety Shows at Boulder Station Hotel and Casino. The shows are designed and created to build awareness and raise funds for The Children's Service Guild of Southern Nevada. A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, the Guild raises funds to provide for the needs of Clark County Family Services, Child Haven and the Foster Care System. The TV shows are broadcast in Las Vegas on KTUD 25, Cable 14 and 63, and Cox Cable, and air nationally on a regional basis. The line-up of performers on the July 26 show includes Larry Hart, multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist. Hart, who is a former business partner and friend of Michael Jackson, will perform Jackson's favorite song "Stand Strong" from the '90s hit musical Sisterella. Larry wrote the book, music and lyrics for Sisterella, which was executive produced and presented by Michael Jackson and Jerry Greenberg, and produced by Robert DeNiro, Tribecca Films and Miramax. Also appearing will be the cast of Hart's hit musical, Praise - Darcus Speed, Diane Spann, MarQue, Jennifer Weatherly, Jeneane Marie, Paris Red, and Jenevi. The comedy duo of Spike and Hammer, will perform their award-winning sleight-of-hand to grab your attention...along with your watch, wallet and funny bone! Motivational speaker, James Brewster Thompson, who has performed twice at The White House, appeared on David Letterman and Arsenio Hall, and performed in the film "Lionheart" with Jean Claude Van Damme, is also scheduled, along with 19-year-old singing sensation, Tess Langguth. Michael Shane's 11-piece Metropolitan Club Orchestra will provide the music. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. with a curtain call at 2 p.m. The show is FREE to the general public, but donations are greatly appreciated and graciously accepted. We suggest showing up early for this one.
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Robert Dubac brings his very clever show to the Suncoast, next weekend, Friday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 2nd. The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? (and it is, isn't it?) features Bobby, the Colonel, Jean-Michel, Fast Eddie, Old Man Linger (looking a bit like Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond), and Ronnie Cabrezzi, who all have two things in common - they are all chauvinists and they are all Robert Dubac. Sandra Dillard-Rosen of the Denver Post had this to say about the tour de force offering...Take a good-looking guy with a razor-sharp wit, a clever idea, and a stage full of props and it all adds up to The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Robert Dubac and his five alter egos romp through the gender gap, exploring the differences between men and women (multitudinous) and the communication problem between the sexes (limitless). His delightful one-man show, a clever combination of theater and standup comedy, is built around once anguished evening with a guy whose fiancée has left him, saying she "needs space," and will call him in two weeks. Although Dubac admits he likes to get drunk, can't shop, eats likes a pig, needs his space and hates her cat, he tried to figure out why she left. We saw Mr. Dubac at the Charleston Heights Arts Center a couple of years ago, when Linda Leos brought him into the 364-seat theater. We are not surprised to see a hotel casino pick up this show. We wish the Suncoast would follow more of Ms. Leos' instincts for brining unique to Las Vegas acts and shows to the city. We would love to see New Yorker Mark Nadler do his one man show, Mark Nadler in a Nut Shell, at the Suncoast. Whenever Mr. Nadler's name came up on the Charleston Heights roster, tickets were gone in a flash. Unfortunately, city budget cuts have hampered Ms. Leos' opportunity to bring acts of this caliber into Las Vegas. As for Dubac's presentation, if we were to compare what he does with any other revue, we see some similarities between The Male Intellect and Defending the Caveman. Both of these one-man-shows (following a run at the Golden Nugget, Caveman, starring Kevin Burke, is now at the Excalibur) deal with the big differences between the sexes. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows at the Suncoast start at $19.95, plus taxes and fees. Call (702) 636-7075 for reservations.
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Tickets for the Saturday, November 14th engagement of So You Think You Can Dance at The Orleans Arena will go on sale tomorrow, July 20th. The 7:30 p.m. performance will feature the Top 10 finalists from the hit TV show - Ade, Brandon, Evan, Janette, Jason, Jeanine, Kayla, Kupono, Melissa and Randy - performing their hottest routines in Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballroom, Tango, Broadway, Salsa and more - live on stage! Tickets are priced at $38.50, $48.50 and $56.00, inclusive of tax and fees, and can be purchased at the Orleans Arena Box Office, by calling (702) 284-7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com. Due to the physical nature of the performances, not all dancers may perform and dancers are subject to change.
And speaking of dancing, especially TV dancing...
Julianne Hough, the Dancing With the Stars pro who attended the famed Las Vegas Academy, turned 21 on Monday. The beautiful Ms. Hough is now in the midst of a successful country music career, and, along with her 24-year-old brother, Derek Hough (who also attended the local Academy), has been nominated for an Emmy. The talented siblings are joint nominees for outstanding choreography, for an exhibition dance they choreographed (as well as performed) to Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire." The Emmys will be broadcast on CBS, Sunday, September 20th. Julianne performs at Mandalay Beach on Saturday, September 5th. Tickets are $30 and go on sale at noon today at Ticketmaster outlets. The concert is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.
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On Tuesday night, we made a trip over to Frediani's Authentic Italian Restaurant to hear Bruce Westcott at the piano. Frediani's, which in previous incarnations, was operated as Chianti and Trilussa, is located at 2895 Green Valley Parkway, just north of Sunset near 24 Hour Fitness. It's a comfortable, intimate place, with a friendly staff. Owner Enrico Santarelli realizes the merits of having live music at Frediani's, probably because he, himself, is a musician. The Jazz Utopia trio, features Marlane Coker on piano and vocals, John Plows on drums, and Santarelli on bass. They perform on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. On Tuesdays, it's Westcott playing piano, and on Saturdays, Nik Mastrangelo, the singing attorney, provides the musical entertainment. Incidentally, Frediani's is named for our juggler friend, Nino Frediani, who was a part owner of the restaurant at one time. For information, call (702) 433-1494.
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Approximately 100 people turned out for the F.I.O.R.E. Fifth Anniversary celebration at the Italian American Club last Saturday night. For those who are new to the column, F.I.O.R.E., the inspiration of entertainer/ humanitarian, Nelson Sardelli, stands (and sits) for Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events. Music for the evening was provided by the Gary Olds Trio - with Gary Olds on drums, Chuck Hoover on keyboards, and Chuck Kovac on bass - with Dr. George Ritter joining in on saxophone. Guest performers included vocalists Allen Tramont (who we remember from his days at the old Maxim, now the Westin Casurina), Don Gloude, Michaelina Bellamy, Joel Dane, Joni Illi, and trumpeter extraordinaire, Charly Raymond (not to be confused with the lesser known and not near as talented "Charly Richman"). Of course, Mr. Sardelli favored the attendees with a few songs. A very nice buffet was served, there were happy raffle winners, lots of visiting with friends, and some of the guests showed off their skills on the dance floor. A good time was had by all.
And speaking of Joni Illi, who is back in Las Vegas after some time away, we have to comment on her great CD, Joni & Friends (and she does have some very talented friends). When she lived in the city some years back, as Joni Pettitt, the talented lady sang with Bobby (sometimes known as Boby) Curtola and Perfecto & Motion. She should be back singing with someone today, as she sounds and looks terrific. As for the CD, it contains some popular standards, including "The Nearness of You," "Just In Time," "Stormy Weather," "All the Way," "When I Fall In Love," and "Orange Colored Sky." One of our favorite cuts is a less familiar beauty by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde) and Jack Murphy, called "Why Do People Fall In Love." If you have the opportunity to see Joni Illi, or to purchase her CD, we suggest you do so.
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You can bet that, come August 29th, on what would have been Michael Jackson's 51st birthday, there will be lots of tribute concerts all around the world. One of them will take place at the Palms in Las Vegas and is produced by Jersey Boy Erich Bergen (who plays Bob Gaudio), and journalist, Steve Friess. For one performance only, top entertainers will come together for Las Vegas Celebrates the Music of Michael Jackson. In this production, celebrating the many hits of The King of Pop, entertainers including cast members of Jersey Boys, The Lion King, PEEPSHOW, and Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, will perform the hits from the Jackson songbook. This unique show will also include video montages throughout from those who knew Michael or were inspired by his work. The multi-faceted acts will be backed by a 10-piece band comprised of musicians led by Las Vegas' own Joey Melotti. Additional performers and event details will be announced in coming weeks. This special event will commemorate and celebrate Jackson's life while raising funds to help kids across the U.S. and right here in Nevada keep music alive in the schools. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Music Education programming in the Clark County Public Schools. Tickets for Las Vegas Celebrates the Music of Michael Jackson go on-sale tomorrow, July 25th, at noon. Prices are $29, $54, $79, $104 and $129, plus applicable box office fees. A VIP package is available for $504 and includes VIP seating, admission to the exclusive after party with the cast, gift bag and limited edition autographed poster. To purchase tickets, visit any Ticketmaster location, call (800) 745-3000, or go to www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon to 7 p.m. daily. Doors for the show will open at 2 p.m., with performance beginning at 3 p.m.
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Three million hits on YouTube and still counting. "Obama Man," is stand-up comedian, Greg Morton's latest musical creation, singing to the tune of "Candyman." Morton will be at the Comedy Stop inside the Sahara Hotel & Casino, along with Butch Bradley and Chrissy Burns, July 27th through August 2nd. Morton regularly headlines at the Comedy Stops in Las Vegas and Atlantic City for producer, Bob Kephart. Greg can be heard on the nationally syndicated radio program, The Bob & Tom Show, as well as at their live concerts. His slapstick, physical style, improvisational skills, and talent for mimicry creates a show that leaves audiences gasping for breath. Greg's anxiety ridden persona is best described as someone who watches too much cable news. Audiences seem to love Morton's two minute rendition of the Star Wars Trilogy, and his laugh stopping finale of pop star impersonations, which has been described as one of the best closings in the business. Butch Bradley is a busy comedian these days, traveling on USO tours to Afghanistan and Iraq to entertain the troops, and appearing at various comedy festivals in Canada and the United States. Bradley is an energetic comedian who doesn't just warm-up an audience, he sets them on fire. He was an original member of the Boston Improve troupe and can be seen in the documentary film, Open Mic, starring the late Richard Jeni, Dave Chappelle, Tony Rock and Shawn Wayans. Chrissy Burns looks at the world as one big buffet, and she dishes out an over-sized portion of laughter every night. Burns is a delight on stage and regales her audience with hilarious, true-life tales, told in a relaxed story telling style. She is a story teller with a wonderful sense of humor. Chrissy shares a heartfelt message about the healing power of laughter. Showtime for the Comedy Stop is 9 p.m. seven nights a week, inside the Congo Room. Tickets start at $24.95 plus tax and fees, with a $19.95 ticket for locals (must produce a Nevada drivers license) plus tax and fees. For reservations call (702) 737-2515, or purchase tickets at www.saharavegas.com.
And speaking of the Sahara...Fresh from a world tour, magician Rick Thomas has once again found a home on the Strip, and it's at the Sahara. Thomas dazzles audiences with never seen before illusions. Thomas' magic has been a showstopper for audiences of all ages, as he combines the beauty of magic, the complexity of working with regal animals, and the elegance of dance, all into one dynamic performance. Thomas has performed on the Strip for more than 10 years, headlining in theaters at properties such as the Tropicana and Stardust. After earning the prestigious title of "Illusionist of the World" in 2008, and performing for audiences in various countries, Thomas decided to return to Las Vegas and open a show at the famed Sahara Theater where he performs on the same stage where legends such as The Beatles, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and many others have also worked. For The Magic & Tigers of Rick Thomas show, Thomas features some familiar illusions that he has made famous in his career, along with some new illusions that will have guests shocked and amazed. Thomas also brings back his beautiful Bengal tigers, staples of his magic career. "I am happy to perform in Las Vegas again after being on a world tour," said Thomas. "I found a new home for my show at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in a more intimate theater where audience members will be closer to the action on stage. I am bringing back the Bengal tigers and my wonderful assistants, but guests who have been following my career will see some new illusions never seen before." "Rick Thomas has an illustrious career in magic," said Bill Tremper, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Sahara Hotel & Casino. "We are proud to bring his unique style to the Sahara stage where it will entertain audiences of all ages. Our property is focused on providing stellar and value-driven entertainment to our guests and, with Rick, this was a great fit." The Magic & Tigers of Rick Thomas can be seen Tuesdays through Fridays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 and 7 p.m. (dark Mondays). General admission tickets are $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children under the age of 12. VIP tickets are available for $49.95, which includes preferred seating. For reservations, call (702) 737-2515.
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The Richmond/Ermet Aids Foundation presents the Help Is On the Way XV: No Business Like Show Business, 15th Anniversary Gala. Taking place at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on Sunday, August 2nd, this annual event is Northern California's largest star-studded AIDS benefit concert and gala. The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established to raise funds for AIDS service provider agencies through the production of quality entertainment events. Born from the grass-roots efforts of two mothers, Barbara Richmond and the late Peggy Ermet, who both lost their only sons to AIDS as a way to honor their sons' memories and to help alleviate the suffering of many of the other sons and daughters living with HIV and AIDS. The August 2nd fundraiser will feature the talents of Susan Anton, Broadway (Will Rogers Follies) TV (Baywatch) star; Davis Gaines, Phantom of the Opera; BaulPointPen, Musical comedy duo; Carole Cook, Broadway (42nd Street, Radio Gals)/TV/film star; Tyne Daly, Broadway (Gypsy)/TV (Cagney & Lacy, Judging Amy/ film star; Melinda Doolittle, American Idol/ recording star; Joely Fisher, Broadway (Cabaret) / TV (Ellen, "Til Death)/ film star; Jon Maher, sign language interpreter; Maureen McVerry, Cabaret star/actress; Shawn Ryan, TV (America's Got Talent)/cabaret star; Jeanie Tracy, recording star/Disco Diva; Wesla Whitfield, Cabaret/recording star; John Lloyd Young, Tony Award winning Broadway (Jersey Boys) star; Top Shelf Motown Madness, The Bay Area's salute to Motown; and Cate Caplin & Gary Franco, International Ballroom Dancer Champions. David Galligan is the show's director, and Michael Orland (American Idol) and Bill Keck serve as musical directors. Honorary Co-Chairs are Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco Treasurer, Jose Cisneros. The elegant evening of fun includes a silent auction, VIP reception, the show and a dessert party. Performance only tickets start at $175, with packages running up to more than $10,000. Raffle tickets are extra. For additional information, call (415) 273-1620.
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Don't forget the Unified Tribe at North Las Vegas' Aliante Station, tomorrow night at 8 p.m., John Kaye and the Coalition at the Liberace Museum tomorrow (Saturday) night at 8 p.m., and Ali Spuck and her Here I Am cabaret show at the same place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The museum is located at 1775 E. Tropicana at Spencer. Admission for Unified Tribe is free. Tickets for John Kaye are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and for Ali Spuck are $15.
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Through October 10th, It's A Girl Thing exhibition is taking place at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The local artists represented are Jay Bailey, Montana Black, Marylou Evans, Jennifer and Brian Henry, Ann Hoff, Merrilee Hortt, Lauren McCubbin, Grayson Ronk, Lance Smith, Marty Walsh, Mary Warner, and Joseph Watson. An artists reception takes place tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (702) 229-6211.
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