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Las Vegas - April 2, 2010
Late Breaking, Spring Break Column (We need a break!)
Mike Weatherford's editorial column in last Sunday's Las Vegas Review-Journal, asked, "Who will replace the Strip's aging singers?" We have been asking that same question for decades (we have been here a lot longer than Mr. Weatherford). Entertainment columnist, Weatherford, mentioned regular and semi-regular acts - Barry Manilow (66), Wayne Newton (67) and The Eagles, as the tip of the graying headliners iceberg who perform on Vegas stages. As we have mentioned before, Frankie Avalon (70); Tony Bennett (83); Cher (63); Petula Clark (77); Neil Diamond (69); Connie Francis (71); Engelbert Humperdinck (73); Billy Joel (60); Elton John (63); Jack Jones (72); Tom Jones (69); Gladys Knight (65); Bill Medley (69); Bette Midler (64); Liza Minnelli (64); Tony Orlando (66 tomorrow); Debbie Reynolds (78); Lionel Richie (60); Smokey Robinson (70); Bobby Rydell (67); Carlos Santana (62); Neil Sedaka (71); Frank Sinatra Jr. (66); Bobby Vinton (74); Dionne Warwick (69); along with groups like Chicago; The Lettermen and Little Anthony and The Imperials, are all eligible for senior discounts at Denny's. There are only a handful of young or middle-aged entertainers working Vegas these days and nights. Who will be the headliners 10 years from now? Why didn't any hotel entertainment director pick up Michael Buble (34) or Alicia Keys (29), when they were just starting to sell records, for example? In our opinion, it is because, today in Las Vegas, there really aren't many true entertainment directors...at least not like in the good old days.
Look for vintage entertainers, Connie Francis and Dionne Warwick, to team up for the first time, when they perform together at the Las Vegas Hilton, May 21st through 23rd. We will have more details on this unique double billing in May.
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Among the many things that Easter brings are bunnies, bonnets, colored eggs, and, in Las Vegas, the award-winning sounds of Wes Winters at the piano for the ENVY Steakhouse's popular Sunday Mimosas & Music Brunches. Wes provides the music portion, while ENVY's acclaimed culinary team and staff provide the rest. In addition to unlimited Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Mimosas, Fruit Smoothies and "Build your own" Bloody Mary Bar, this un-guilty weekly pleasure features Appetizers and Salads, including Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad, Antipasti Display and Crudités with Balsamic Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit and Berries, Smoked Salmon with Tomatoes, Red Onions and Capers, Freshly Baked mini Bagels with Raspberry, Chive and Smoked Bacon Cream Cheese, Butter Croissants, Fruit Danish, Mini Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Bear Claws, and ENVY Signature Fruit and Granola Parfaits. In addition, the Stations offer Entrées that include Soup of the Day, Build Your Own Omelet Station, Honey Maple Bacon and Breakfast Sausage, Classic Belgian Waffle Station, Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise, Cheese Blintzes, Vanilla Raisin Brioche French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, Chef's Carving Station, Fresh Baked Breads, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes with Herbs de Province, ENVY Seafood Station with Shrimp, Crab Legs and Oysters on the Half-Shell and Mini Gourmet Sandwiches. In the Decadent Sweets department, ENVY serves up Warm Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Assorted Mini Pastries. For Easter, there may be additional seasonal items added to the menu. Located inside the Renaissance Hotel on Paradise Road, the ENVY Steakhouse Sunday brunch takes Place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices are $29.95 per person (tax and gratuity not included).
Prices may vary on certain holidays for Mimosas & Music. Las Vegas online reservations are also available for your convenience.
Artist Martin Kreloff & Marilyn Gubler
And speaking of Wes Winters, he and his manager, Rod Russell, hosted a Passover Seder in their piano-filled southeast Las Vegas home on Monday night. We are sure that there were many other folks participating in holiday ceremonies, but we are sure none of them were this enjoyable. Both reverent and irreverent, one of the things that made this gathering a little different, is that the hosts are not Jewish, but all of their guests were. Among those in attendance were advertising specialist/psychic, Arlene Bates; Carole Fishman; Jerry Ritholz, who regaled the dinner guests with his version of the relationship between Moses and the Pharaoh; Dan and Amy Roberts from the Vegas Voice publication; and Barbara Winters. Good company. Delicious food. What more could anyone ask?
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We were unable to make it to the official unveiling of artist Martin Kreloff's portrait of Las Vegas businesswoman, Marilyn Gubler, and her horse, Rusty. Kreloff describes the event, held at Gubler's incredible home, as "a magical evening." Marilyn made a touching speech about Martin and his work, and then unveiled the painting to a wildly responsive crowd. The public presentation was shared with about 40 family members and friends in a lovely ceremony, where photos of Martin's portraits of the Gubler children, actor Matthew Gray Gubler, and New York fashion designer, Laura Dahl, were also displayed. "It was a delicious feeling," declared Kreloff. "When you create alone, you don't hear applause very often...only in your mind." The latest Gubler portrait will hang at Marilyn's ranch in Sandy Valley, next to those of Matthew and Laura's.
Marilyn Gubler & Rusty
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Singer/actor, Larry Atello, returns to perform in Tony n' Tina's Wedding, as of this week. He will be playing "Donny Dolce," the wedding singer, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, before going back into the interactive, mock-Italian wedding dinner show, fulltime, in June. Atello is also known around these parts for his Bon Jovi tribute show, Have a Nice Day. Tony n' Tina's Wedding can be seen daily at 7:30 in the V Theater at Planet Hollywood. Call (702) 260-7200 to RSVP.
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We attended the March edition of the, usually, monthly Composers Showcase last night. (We know. March was over on Wednesday.) The latest showcase featured the songs of local composers and songwriters, including Jason Andino, with Formality the Band, made up of Kelli Oster Andino, Fontana, Mike Neufeld, and AK Watts; Ryan Beyer, Ben Hale, Susan Haller, Phillip Seaton, Kevin Stout, Keith Thompson, William Waldrop and Robert Williamson. Singing Keith's "Open Your Heart (and Let Your Love Shine Through)" was Phantom's Kristen Hertzenberg. This showcase was different than most, as, except for Kristen who sang Thompson's piece, the composers sand and/or played their own tunes. If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that the Cabaret Showroom at the Liberace Museum is the current home of these very special evenings, with the $5 per person cover charge going to support the Liberace Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to help talented students pursue careers in the performing and creative arts through scholarship assistance.
And next door to the museum, at Carluccio's, the 26-year-old restaurant (four years at the northeast corner of Tropicana and Eastern, before moving to its current location in the Liberace Plaza, 22 years ago) will celebrate the second anniversary of For Love of the Keys with Rhythm, featuring Rebecca on piano and Stephen on drums, playing Thursdays in the Piano Lounge. To celebrate the occasion, on April 8th, Carluccio's will offer domestic beers for $2, plus $2 off on dinner, between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m.
Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens
F.I.O.R.E. Greeting Committee
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Also taking place on Thursday, April 8th, but starting at 11:30 a.m. (leaving time to do other things later in the day), is this month's F.I.O.R.E. meeting. Guest speaker will be Andy Schuricht, CFO of Three Square. Three Square is the Food Solution for Southern Nevada and is the valley's food hub; a central location where donated and rescued food can be collected and distributed. They provide bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations. They also facilitate childhood and senior nutrition programs, and is a place for members of the community to meet, serve and collaborate as part of the food solution. A national model project, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, UNLV, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and hundreds of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to the hungry. As CFO, Andy oversees and manages the organization's $11.5 million budget, human resources and information technology. He has been working in and around the not-for-profit sector for the last 20 years, including six years at the Springs Preserve. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Andy worked as a consultant to cultural institutions, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame and the Walker Center. He has both an MBA and a Master's of Arts in Arts Administration/Nonprofit Management from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. There will be a question and answer period following Mr. Schuricht's talk.
The meetings for the non-club club F.I.O.R.E. take place at Bugsy's, 6145 W. Sahara, on the southwest corner of Sahara and Jones. Please note: No one is required to purchase an official F.I.O.R.E. name tag, but it is kindly requested that attendees have their name visibly displayed on their lapel (You provide the lapels, F.I.O.R.E. provides the labels during meetings.) It is also suggested that guests sit with different presidents each time, to get to know the members. Please RSVP to [email protected].
Shown in the accompanying F.I.O.R.E. photo, are (from left to right) presidents John Crosby, Nelson Sardelli, Charlie Licata and Gene Vitale.
And while we are on the subject of the Sardelli family AND Three Square...It was revealed in last Sunday's (March 28th) Las Vegas Review-Journal, that Three Square, mentioned above, was voted "Best Community Organization" for 2010 by R-J readers. Last year, Three Square was the newspaper staff's pick for the honor, so this year they are more than pleased that they are the public's choice too. The organization, whose mission it is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community, is humbled by the overwhelming support they have received since opening their doors in December 2007, and thanks everyone who for them this year. The support of Las Vegans, and their votes, plus this recognition, helps build awareness for hunger in the community and better assists the more than 280 Agency Partners who work tirelessly every day to serve those in need. What is the Sardelli connection? That would be Pietra Sardelli, Three Square's On-Site Events Manager. And, yes, she is one of the daughters of the esteemed humanitarian (he loves when we say nice things about him), Nelson Sardelli.
And while we are on the subject of the Review-Journal, we have to wonder, What are they thinking??? Last April, when we paid our subscription a year in advance, we were offered a non-refundable reduced price of $99 for the entire year. Today, with the economy the way it is and the paper down to a mere shadow of its former size, the best price offered is $147.65. Who came up with this brilliant idea? With many folks using TV and the Internet to get their news, the R-J has come up with another way to lose subscribers. With what's left of the hard-to-use weekly TV guide, and the dwindling pages of "Nevada‘s Largest Newspaper," the only reason we can think of to have home delivery is for the once a week coupons and the puzzles (we love Jumble).
David Pomeranz & Kathie Lee Gifford
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On Monday morning, our friend, the multi-talented David Pomeranz was the singing guest on NBC's Today show's Everybody Has a Story segment. He sang a beautiful song, created by Kathie Lee Gifford (Pomeranz's writing partner for the musicals, Under the Bridge and Saving Aimee) and conductor/composer David Friedman ("Listen To My Heart," "My Simple Christmas Wish"), for a caregiver to a boy with special needs. It was a beautiful tribute to a caring young woman, and the family of the young man she works with, all in New York to share the experience with Today show viewers. Pomeranz has a brand new CD out. A Personal Touch, is a compilation of some of his self-penned love songs, made up of some of his previously recorded hits - "Born For You," "On This Day," "I Learned It All From You," "If You Walked Away," and the two Barry Manilow hits, "The Old Songs" and "Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again." You have really not heard this tune, until you hear the writer sing it. There is only one song on the CD that wasn't partially or totally written by David Pomeranz. The last track, My Romance, is the collaborative effort of a couple of composers that you have, hopefully, heard of, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Pomeranz has had a couple of too brief but sweet Vegas engagements - at the Stirling Club at Turnberry, and at the now shuttered Wyrick Theatre adjacent to Planet Hollywood. This is a talent that deserves a longer run and/or regular dates in this city, and Cousin Claire has put trying to make that happen on her "To Do" list.
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On Vegas Talk Radio, Dining With Debbie's, Debbie Hall, gave the new Sunday Victorious Gospel Brunch held at the Greek Isles, just east of the Strip at 305 Convention Center Drive, a mouthwatering review. In addition to the eats, you get music, presented by Tony Arias and Tim Searcy.
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If you haven't yet seen The Edwards Twins performing at Hennessey's on Fremont Street, you better hop to it if you want to see them in Las Vegas anytime soon. April 12th will be the impersonating identical twin brothers in Vegas until around October. The twosome are heading to the Colony Theatre in Burbank, and then to the Stoneham in Massachusetts, as they got an offer too good to refuse. Beginning on May 1st, another dinner show will move into the popular downtown restaurant‘s theater space, when Only You takes over during Anthony and Eddie Edwards‘ time away from the city they call home. Starring Derek David, re-creating his 40 years with The Platters, Only You will also feature David, Terrence Forsythe, Arnold Parker, Donald Pinkney and Rheda Williams, performing favorites such as "The Great Pretender," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "My Prayer," "Midnight Train To Georgia" and, of course, "Only You." Expect occasional guest singers to join the vocal quintet during their stay at Hennessey's. Dinner seating is at 6:30 p.m., with show starting at 8, nightly except Tuesday. We will have more details about Only You, including ticket prices, in upcoming columns. Hennessey's is at 425 Fremont, on the east end of the Fremont Street Experience.
For additional information, call (702) 204-5686.
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Bob Kephart's Comedy Stop at the Sahara Hotel continues to book three headlining comedians each and every week. The Award Winning Comedy Stop has been relocated to the Sahara Showroom on the hotel's casino level. Headlining the week of April 5th through 11th, will be Quinn Dahle. Sharing the bill with Dahle will be Michael Gelbart and Paul Lyons. Dahle grew up in Minnesota, finished high school in Colorado, and went to college in Arizona, where he got his first taste of being a stand-up comedian. Not too long after getting the stage bug, young Quinn checked out of Arizona State University and headed for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Dahle is described as a smart, clean and witty comic with impeccable timing. "Ever since I was a kid, everyone around me, including my immediate family, told me I should do stand-up," Dahle said. "So, naturally, that was always on my mind and now...here I am!" Toronto-based comedian/writer Gelbart has a clever, nonchalant and audience-friendly approach to standup, taking life's most ordinary moments and bending them into absurdity. He has written and starred in his own half-hour episode of Comics! as well as for Weird-Ohs, a new animated series for Fox, among many other credits. As for Lyons, he can't stop winning. He's been the Inspirational Coach for The Washington Generals, Lindsay Lohan and Ted Kaczynski. Paul always looks on the bright side of life. Paul's cat will not use the kitty litter, "he's always thinking outside of the box," Lyons explained. Paul reportedly has A.D.D., but as he sees it, "I'm multi tasking." After Lyons' drivers license was revoked, he celebrated, saying, "I just saved a bundle on my car insurance." Showtime for the Comedy Stop at the Sahara Hotel is 9:00 p.m. Tickets start at $24.95 plus tax and fees, with a special ticket for locals (with proof of residence) priced at $19.95 plus tax and fees. For reservations call (702) 737-2878.
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Izzy Marion (real name Isadore DiMaria) passed away in Las Vegas on March 22nd. He was 77. Born in Detroit, Izzy had been a resident of Nevada since 1960. Known during his working years as Hairdresser to the Stars, Izzy served in the United State Navy during the Korean War. He was the founder of the Association of Italian Catholics, member of the Bishop Gorman Community, and an American Legion baseball coach for more than 30 years. He loved working with children. On January 16th, 1971, Izzy married pop singer, Connie Francis, best known for hit songs including, "Who's Sorry Now?," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "Where the Boys Are," and "Stupid Cupid." Connie was the top-charting female artist of the 1950s and 1960s, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," and "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You." She and Marion divorced on Valentine's Day in 1972, less than 13 months after their marriage. Izzy is survived by his daughter, Gina Marion; son, Gino DiMaria; sisters, Josephine, Modestine, Anna and Theresa; brothers, Sam and Tony; niece, Tina; nephew, Andy; and grandchildren, Ashlie, Alexandrea, Taylor, Isabella, Chase and Mason. Visitation was last Friday, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., with services the following afternoon at St. Viator's Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road. Burial took place at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Let It Be Foundation, www.theletitbefoundation.com, 13905 Ramona Ave., Unit "J", Chino, CA 91710, helping families and children with life threatening illnesses.
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On Saturday, April 17th at 7 p.m., Richel Kompst and The Nightcrawlers will perform Blame it on the Walleye - A musical journey through the neurotic mind of a Norwegian blonde, at the Starbright Theatre in Sun City Summerlin. Richel takes her audience on a tongue-in-cheek romp in Blame it on the Walleye, looking at life from the viewpoint of a true Minnesotan. Kompst and her band, the Nightcrawlers, bring humor and music to the show. The master of ceremonies of the musical production is "Olga Tolaffson," a persona Kompst switches to as comfortably as she changes voices for songs, á la Barbra Streisand, Ann-Margret and Doris Day. "I might throw a Marlene Dietrich in there, too," says Richel. She says "might" for a reason. It seems Blame it on the Walleye is a work that's ever in progress. It started as an idea 10 years ago, and slowly evolved into its present form. In between, Kompst was busy performing on cruise ships and in dinner clubs. She may poke fun at Minnesota, but she said her roots are near and dear to her. "I'm proud of where I grew up, the family values, the people," she said. "It's a great place to be from." Tickets for Blame it on the Walleye are on sale now at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers at $15 for residents, and $18 for non-residents. This event will also mark the release of the Soundtrack CD, featuring artists Cocho Arbe, Joey Singer, Steve Kompst, Gary Olds, Dave Stambaugh, T-Bone Demmon, Bill King, Dave Meyer and Richel. Call (702) 240-1301.
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Also, coming back to the Cabaret Showroom at Liberace Museum, 1775 E. Tropicana at Spencer, for a return curtain call on Sunday, April 11th, is cabaret performer, Phyllis Bell, accompanied by Spencer Baker at the piano. The show is called All My Laughter. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door (seniors pay $12). Show time is at 5 p.m.
Frank Sinatra Jr.
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Premiere vocalist Frank Sinatra Jr. and his 20-piece big band conducted by Terry Woodson will pay tribute to his legendary father and entertainment icon, Frank Sinatra, by performing his treasured hits in Sinatra Sings Sinatra in the 500-seat Suncoast Showroom, April 9th through 11th. An inherited honor, Sinatra Jr. performs the songs that his late father sang during his stellar 50-year career, many of which the younger Sinatra witnessed first hand. The show includes such Sinatra classics as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "One For My Baby," "Luck Be A Lady" and "Strangers In The Night." A headliner in his own right, Sinatra Jr. was born in New Jersey, raised in California and educated in the showrooms of Las Vegas and on bandstands around the world. At 21, he made his show business debut as a singer with the Elliott Brothers Band. He later joined the Sam Donahue Orchestra, and then went on to perform in showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil and England. A talented songwriter, three of Sinatra Jr.'s songs – "Spice," "Believe In Me" and "Black Night" – were featured on the 1971 album "Spice," produced by the late Sonny Burke. In the 1980s, backed by a 17-piece orchestra, Sinatra Jr. opened in downtown Las Vegas and reintroduced the lush big band sound, sparking renewed interest in live music. In the decade that followed, he expanded his band to include 20 musicians and played the lounge at Desert Inn, marking the first time in 20 years that a big band had appeared in a lounge on the famed Las Vegas Strip. By then, he had also joined his father's staff as musical director and conductor, helping to choose the music and conduct the orchestra whenever his father was on stage. Sinatra Jr. conducted for his father at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and went on to perform his own show to sell-out audiences at Tavern on the Green and later, Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. His 1996 release of "As I Remember It," a tribute to Frank Sinatra's talents and the composers and arrangers, who defined the Sinatra legend, climbed the charts and earned critical acclaim along the way. In his tour that followed, Sinatra Jr. used a 44-piece orchestra and won respect from fans and critics. "When I was a boy, my father would often bring me to Las Vegas. I saw all the stars perform, and late at night, there would always be a name band playing in a lounge," Sinatra Jr. recalled. "I remember listening to Harry James, Count Basie and many other famous bands. It was quite an education. I always try to recapture the spirit of those late night sessions in my own show." In addition to performing with a big band, Sinatra Jr. has also shared a stage with showbiz greats like George Burns, Phil Harris and Flip Wilson. Over the years, he guest starred on television hits including Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In and The Golddiggers, and frequently appeared on programs hosted by legends Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin, Merv Griffin and Johnny Carson. Sinatra Jr. has appeared on the big screen in The Walking Major, a 1970 feature movie filmed on location in Japan, and the 2003 film Hollywood Homicide, starring Harrison Ford. Tickets are now available starting from $29.95, plus tax. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.636.7075 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.
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Billed as the "Confucius of Comedy" by the New York Post, Academy Award-winner and Grammy-nominee, Steven Wright, brings his trademark wit, absurdist one-liners and monotone voice to The Orleans Showroom, April 10th and 11th. Beginning his comedy career at the age of 23 as a regular performer at Ding Ho's Comedy Club and Chinese Restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., Wright got his first big break and was booked on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Following his on-air performance, Wright was invited to return the following week for a rare back-to-back performance, launching his career into high gear. His new kind of comedy and lackluster voice caught the comedy world's attention and he appeared on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman and many reoccurring appearances of The Tonight Show. As his fame grew, he was given two of his own HBO stand-up specials titled, A Steven Wright Special and Wicker Chairs and Gravity. His career expanded far beyond small screen appearances to include comedy albums, television specials and acting roles and writing for the silver screen. In 1985, Wright received a Grammy nomination for his debut album, I Have a Pony, and one for its sequel, I Still Have a Pony 22 years later. Following his second nomination, he was named the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame. In 1989, he received an Academy Award for Best Short Film for his satiric film, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, which he co-starred and wrote. Wright has appeared in several other small and big screen films including Mike Myers' So I Married an Axe Murder, Desperately Seeking Susan, Half-Baked and has lent his voice to films for children including The Swan Princess and Babe 2: Pig in the Big City. Most recently, he appeared in Coffee and Cigarettes and The Aristocrats. Wright's ironic, deadpan comedy and bizarre observations continue to earn him regular guest spots on the late night talk show circuit with David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson, while spreading laughs, giggles and smiles while touring the U.S., Canada and overseas. Tickets range from $29.95, plus tax, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (702) 365-7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. Show times are at 8 p.m. The Orleans Showroom is an 827-seat venue featuring theater-style seating.
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Diane Ellis, who was bumped from her last Tuesday date at Frediani's, gets her turn in the Italian Restaurant's spotlight on another Tuesday, April 20th. Mark your calendars for this fine singer. We are marking ours. Frediani's is located at 2895 Green Valley parkway, just north of Sunset in Henderson. For reservations, call (702) 433-1494.
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Neil Sedaka is spending quite a bit of time in and around Las Vegas these days. On March 27th, he was part of the 50 Years of Music & Movies with Michel Legrand & Friends in the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Legrand at the Grand). On April 10th, Sedaka returns to Southern Nevada where he will be performing at the Star of the Desert Arena at Primm Valley Resorts
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And, just in case you haven't made your plans yet, you can celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch at Hash House a Go Go. Among the menu selections will be Filet and Eggs, Andy's Famous Crab Cake Benedict, our Giant Pumpkin Cranberry Flapjack or the Big O' Ham Steak and Eggs are just some of the specials available in addition to our regular Brunch Menu! Delicious Libations, including our Famous Bloody Mary, Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade, the Tangerine Kiss or our Hot Cinnamon Roll a Go Go, will get your day off to a great start! Brunch will be served at both locations, but dinner will be served only at the Imperial Palace Restaurant. Reservations are available for seating from 7 to 9 a.m., or 1:30 to 5 p.m. All other times are first come, first served. The 6800 W. Sahara Brunch Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Imperial Palace Brunch Hours of Operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Imperial Palace location will be open for Easter Dinner, from 5 to 11 p.m. For reservations, call West Sahara at (702) 804-4646, or Imperial Palace at (702) 254-4646.
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