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Las Vegas - June 8, 2012

Rich Natole & Bethany Owen - Two of a Kind

Dr. Peter J. Shield

Rich Natole and Bethany Owen dazzle on stage in Two of a Kind. The twosome deliver an original and unique entertainment experience. If you are in or around Las Vegas on Saturday, June 23rd, at 8 p.m., you can see for yourself, when Natole and Owen perform a special show at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara. Multi-talented comic voice impressionist, Rich Natole takes audiences on a wild and funny ride as a master mimic of dozens of the greatest celebrities in the world. With more than 100 razor-sharp comic impressions, Natole delivers fresh, original and hilarious material that will delight an international audience of all ages. Fans who have seen Rich's one-man show, Voices of a Generation, will enjoy some of the recently added voices, including Chris Rock, David Letterman, Jeff Foxworthy, Eddie Murphy, Mike Tyson and Jerry Seinfeld. "I constantly strive to update the celebrities and the material," says Rich. "My crowd will always love the classic stars the most, but I work hard to make sure there is something for everyone in my show." Natole has an uncanny ability to reproduce celebrities voices, their movements and personas, and deliver it to audiences with terrific energy and charisma. Award-winning singing voice impressionist, Bethany Owen, celebrates the zany and fun side of celebrity personalities, through the use of comedic parody and musical vocal tributes to some of the world's most legendary female superstars of our time. Bethany continues to amaze audiences, night after night, with her incredible talent to mimic celebrity voices, as well as take on their character, look, body language and facial expressions. You will experience Bethany's vocal and visual replications of Cher, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli and Joan Rivers, as well as super legends such as Judy Garland, and some of the most well-known country stars, including Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette, to current down-home divas, Reba McEntire and Shania Twain. The show, Two of a Kind, offers an evening of comedy, song, and pure entertainment, for the entire family to enjoy. Take a fascinating journey into the world of two of the most extraordinary impressionists and entertainers of our time, with Rich Natole and Bethany Owen. Presented by JRW Group Entertainment, tickets for Two of a Kind are only $15, with a 6 p.m. pre-show dinner available at a reasonable additional cost. For reservations, call (702) 457-3866.

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The June 14th F.I.O.R.E. (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events) luncheon meeting, held at the Italian American Club, will present "Visitors from Outer Space." President Nelson Sardelli (as we always say, all the fellows are equals, and presidents) asks, "Do you have what it takes to be there? you?" The special guest for June is a real Indiana Jones in the form of archeologist/author/broadcaster, Dr. Peter J. Shield, PhD, host of the World of Unexplained Mysteries radio show. Dr. Shield will do a most interesting presentation, regarding visitors from outer space (some who will more than likely be attending the luncheon). Doors at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara, will open at 11:30 a.m. A delicious buffet lunch will be served. The new price for lunch and camaraderie, is $ 25. Okay. It's a couple of bucks higher, but it hasn't jumped as much as our water bills! Ladies are welcome at this meeting, and widows of presidents are the guests of the non-club club F.I.O.R.E. RSVPs are a must. Contact [email protected], or a spaceship will stop by your house in the middle of the night and take your dog. If you don‘t have a dog, well, we prefer not to think of it. Invite only your courageous friends All this, PLUS live music. Learn more about F.I.O.R.E. by going to

Father's Day Volunteers at Veterans Home

Jac "Mundane the Grate" Hayden

On Father's Day Sunday, June 17th from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Nelson Sardelli, one of the F.I.O.R.E. (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events) presidents (an Equal Opportunity non-club club, where ALL of the gentlemen in the group are presidents), will lead the troops to the Southern Nevada Veterans Hospital, where the nice, and talented, folks will entertain those who have fought for our country in too many wars. Although this is not a F.I.O.R.E. project (F.I.O.R.E. has no projects or purpose or objectives, except to have a good time), many of the attendees are sharing their Father‘s Day with men who may otherwise have no visitors. Among the generous and talented people ("Mostly Testosterone-Americans...only two Gyno-Americans," according to Sardelli) who have volunteered to make the trip to Boulder City, are (in the politically correct alphabetical order), comic/musician, Peter Anthony; Pete Barbutti; musician/actor, Paul Campanella; Tommy Deering; Vincent Falcone; Genevieve; Dr. Lonnie Hammargren; Jac Hayden (Mundane, The Grate); Nik Mastrangelo; Tom Nelli; Linda November; Gary Olds Ensemble; Babe Pier (broken arm and all); (singer) Patrick Poppe; Cork Proctor; Charly Raymond; Dr. George Ritter; Ronnie Rose; Tom Saitta (trumpet), Artie Schroeck, Sasha Semenoff (violinist extraordinaire), Felix Silla (Cousin Itt from The Addams Family TV series), Sinco (guitar duo), Joe Stanley (close-up magician), Larry Taylor, Allen Tramont, Jack Walker, Fielding West (magic/comedy), and Mr. Sardelli himself. Nelson reports that he is still waiting to hear back from Larry and Clint Holmes, Sonny and Lana Turner, Clint and Larry Holmes, Tommy Thompson Project, Pia Zadora, Robert S. Ensler, Rich Natole, and Lena Prima. If, in fact, he doesn't hear from any of them by midnight tonight (or any midnight), he will have to politely decline their offer to participate in this year's annual extravaganza, as the hours spent performing for the appreciative vets are already filled up. At this point, Sardelli would even turn down Michael Buble and his bubble machine...well, maybe not Michael Buble. The Veterans Home is located at 100 Veterans Memorial Drive, in that "dam" Boulder City, Nevada. Call (702) 332-6864.

Felix Silla by Scott Alan

Michael Buble

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Approximately 300 media folk, local personalities, and friends, turned out at the New Tropicana to officially welcome comic magician, Murray SawChuck and his cast, Chloe Louise and Doug "Lefty" Leferovich, to the Tropicana family. Monday night's SRO crowd, made up of paying customers as well as invited guests, had themselves a real good time. So did Murray. Located on the mezzanine level of the newly remodeled hotel, the blonde and bespectacled entertainer will precede the alternating comics who will perform nightly in the Laugh Factory space. Public relations lady, Cheryl Kagan and her hard working team, including Natalie Babila and Samantha Jay, did a fine job organizing the attendees Among the people we recognized, walking the Red Carpet (actually, it was a blue, black and white carpet) and/or mingling and enjoying the show were Ben Stone and Jasmine Trias, Stephen and Judy Thorburn, actress Beverly Washburn, Zowie Bowie (Chris Phillips), Robin Leach, girls from Fantasy, boys from Thunder From Down Under, America's Got Talent-winner Michael Grimm, Dayna Rosellli Channel 8 news anchor, Michele LaFong, Anthony Cools, Jack Walker, Mark Richards, and Tim Molyneaux and members of his Bite cast. Murray Celebrity Magician Live will be performing a limited engagement in the Laugh Factory Showroom, Saturdays through Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Lefty, Murray & Chloe by Joseph Connell

Tim Poe

And speaking of America's Got Talent, the stuttering country singer who won over the crowd and judges on the show, is apparently a fraud. Sgt. Timothy Michael Poe, who introduced himself during the first night of auditions in Austin, said he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while serving with the National Guard in Afghanistan in 2009. He said the brain injury he received was responsible for his stutter, and that he only started singing after it was recommended to him as a form of speech therapy. "Sgt. Poe's official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, as he reports," a spokesman for the Guard said in a widely reported statement. Exactly what else is not true about the story is unclear. Records indicated that Poe did serve as a supply specialist for the Guard from Dec. 2002 through May 2011, a month of which he served in Afghanistan in 2009. However, AGTNews adds that his ex-wife, an Air Force veteran, claims Poe is a compulsive liar whom she "never heard have a stutter like (he had on the show)." On his Sirius radio show, Howard Stern blasted Poe. "You never lie about your military service," he said. "This lie is wrong on so many levels. This really sickens me." There wasn't a dry eye in the house as Poe performed a rendition of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes." We know of at least one other greatly "exaggerated" story told by an America's Got Talent competitor. It's been a few seasons ago, and the singer went by the name of Queen Emily.

From our February 13th, 2009, column..."Look for one of the competitors on last season's America's Got Talent, a lady who was known as Queen Emily during her appearances on the "reality" TV show, to join the cast of Menopause the Musical. Regular Claire Voyant readers may recall us mentioning Queen Emily (among a few of the names that she goes by) in previous columns." On September 26th, we wrote..."Queen Emily, has created much of her "overnight sensation" tale used on the "reality" show. The REAL reality is that "life did not get in the way of her dreams," as stated on Emily's AGT bio. That piece of creative writing goes on to say, "Raising her daughters as a single mother meant Emily's musical aspirations had to be put on hold. When she turned 40, Emily experienced an epiphany and realized that it was time to stop dreaming and start acting, which led her to the America's Got Talent auditions." That's not quite true. Emily's story turns out to be a bunch of baloney. As a matter of fact, the lady's REAL, and very appropriate name, is Emily Baloney (could we make this up?). She has been working as an entertainer/singer for some time. We hear (but cannot verify) that Queen Emily has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo on more than one occasion. We know for a fact that, in Northern California, where Miss Emily lives, she won the grand prize in the Gimme the Mike competition, held at Great America's Paramount Theater. According to the Internet, Miss (full of) Baloney's interests are "Commercial, Live Event, Movies, Music, Stage, TV." She is quoted as saying "I've been singing since the age of seven. I'm a principle (sic) cast member in Steve Silvers' Beach Blanket Babylon, singing acting, and theatre is just what i (sic) do" We were rooting for Queen Emily, who sometimes uses the name Emily David, until we learned she was a liar. At this point, we would hate to see her reap a windfall ($1 million and a job in Las Vegas) as the result of her false claims. As regular America's Got Talent watchers know, it was insurance-selling opera singer Neal E. Boyd who won the big prize." In our May 18th, 2012, column, in a paragraph on AGT competitor, professional entertainer, Tim Hockenberry, we wrote..."Many of the people who compete on America's Got Talent, make their livings as entertainers. Audience members should have no problems with that long as the competitors don't lie about their background and history, as Queen Emily Baloney (who later appeared in Menopause the Musical when it was at the Hilton) did. Spare us the sad stories, folks, and succeed or fail, based on your talent." America's Got Talent airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Queen Emily Baloney

Liberace Presents Vince Cardell

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A year ago, reader, T.W. in California, e-mailed us to inquire about Vince Cardell. The reader wrote, "I am trying to locate Vince Cardell. Do you know if he still performs anywhere. My father is 87 years old and is a big fan. We used to see (Cardell) in Vegas and (my father) always asks me to try and find out if he is still performing . Hope you can help. Thanks." After putting on our Columbo trench coat and Sherlock Holmes (not related to Clint Holmes) hat, we went into our detective mode and came up with this information...
Vince Cardell, a Liberace protégé, often appeared onstage with the star, wearing a matching outfit and playing a matching mirror-covered piano. Vince continued to perform after his mentors death. We have learned that, beginning in 1994, and for almost eight years, Cardell was a regular performer in the Cascades showroom at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. During those years, thousands of guests passed through the room daily, and approximately 3,000 of them viewed the show nightly. While at Opryland, Cardell recorded three albums, the newest of which is Vince Cardell: Cascades Country Live. In more recent days, calling himself semi-retired, because he enjoyed playing and wanted to keep his chops up, Vince could often be found at the keyboard at Nashville's premiere Italian restaurant, Valentino's at 1907 West End Avenue. Thanks to Mr. Cardell's manager, the personable Sharon Dennis, president of Marv Dennis & Associates in Nashville, who provided the bio, the update and the photo. At the time, Vince's recordings could be purchased through [email protected]. On Saturday, friend Brenda Weems informed us that Vince Cardell (real name, Vincente Cardile) had passed away in Nashville on May 29th at the age of 73. He was the father of a son, Anthony, and daughter, Christine; grandfather of, Aj and Gianna; and brother to Steven. A crypt-side ceremony was conducted on Friday, June 1st, in the Serenity Chapel Mausoleum at Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Nashville. Liberace was a pro when it came to discovering talented people. He gave many newcomers a chance to be seen by millions, by putting them in his shows. In addition to Vince Cardell, some of the other folks who benefited from the help of Liberace early in their careers were Barbra Streisand, Andrea McArdle (Annie), Barclay Shaw (puppeteer/magician), Denise Clemente, and Domenick Allen, among others.

The Platters founder, singer Herb Reed, died Monday, June 4th, at the age of 83. Reed, the last surviving original member of the 1950s group, died in a Boston-area hospice after a period of declining health. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Reed is known for singing bass on such hits as "The Great Pretender," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Only You." Reed was the only member of the Platters to record on all of their nearly 400 recordings.

Herb Reed

Mitzi Gaynor

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In addition to the Father's Day event taking place at the Southern Nevada Veterans Home in Boulder City, mentioned earlier in this column, there are a number of other interesting things going on next weekend. We would like to recommend three events. On Saturday, June 16th at Sam's Town on the Boulder Strip, it's Mitzi Gaynor in Concert at Sam's Town Live! on the Boulder Strip. The legendary star lights up the stage in Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins, an intimate evening of laughs, love and music from her show-stopping life and career. This unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business, is part concert and part autobiography. It's a glittering multimedia one-woman tour-de-force of side-splitting stories and classic songs, plus stunning video footage culled from her television, concert and film work, along with six new breathtaking costume creations by fashion designer Bob Mackie. Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of Mitzi Gaynor, a true entertainment icon. Show time for Ms. Gaynor at Sam's Town Live is at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 and $35, plus tax and fees. There is a $5 discount for B-Connected card holders (one discount per card holder), and is valid for tickets purchased at Sam's Town and any Coast Casino Box Office locations only (not phone or online sales). Coast box offices are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Blame it on the Walleye, is a musical journey through the neurotic mind of a Norwegian blonde! The journey features singer/comedienne, Richel Kompst, and her school of walleye back-up singers and band members. The story is told through music and monologues featuring the Mistress of Ceremonies, Olga Torkelson (flown in directly from the great fishing state of Minnesota), and a bevy of cameo performers, including Doris Day, Ann-Margret and the beloved Barbra Streisand. The show brings the audience through diverse styles of music from jazz to country, Broadway to the Beatles. The multi-talented Richel Kompst, and Blame It on the Walleye, is appropriate for all ages. See for yourself, when Ms. Kompst and company perform at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Theatre, 800 S. Brush St. near Charleston and Decatur, next Saturday, June 16th, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 the day of the event. Call (702) 229-6383, or go online to www.artslasvegas.

Richel Kompst

The Phat Pack - Ewing, Keith & Keegan

Sunday afternoon, June 17th, Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular cast members, Bruce Ewing, Ted Keegan and Randal Keith, premiere their new concert show, The Phat Pack, at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana, just west of Sandhill. The Phat Pack is inspired by the spirit of The Rat Pack. In this case, the three singers realized that the bulk of their careers were supported by three shows. Keegan spent years playing the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera on the road and on Broadway. Keith spent years playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on the road and on Broadway. And Ewing played and sang three of the four roles in Forever Plaid on the road and in Las Vegas. The men have come to the point in their careers, where all they want to do is create music, sing the songs they want to sing, and have fun! Thus, the creation of The Phat Pack. Together, with Joey Singer, musical director for Debbie Reynolds and accompanist for many great stars and shows, The Phat Pack sings musical theater favorites, American Songbook standards, Las Vegas hits, and some new, fun original songs. Enjoy the Premiere Concert, Sunday the 17th at 2 p.m. Admission is free!
Seating is not assigned but is limited. People who plan to attend must make reservations via e-mail to [email protected]. There will not be tickets, but there will be a check-in list upon arrival. The Phat Pack! Coming soon to a theater/musical venue near you!

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Although Wicked, the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, doesn't get to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts until August 29th, the Tony-winning star of the Broadway hit, Idina Menzel, takes to the Reynolds Hall stage at the Center at 7:30 p.m. on June 10th. Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster musical, and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. This season, Menzel reprised her role on Glee, FOX's smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel Berry's (played by Lea Michele) biological mother. "I am so thrilled to be going back on tour this summer. I am eager to reconnect with my audience, perform my favorite songs and explore some exciting new material," said Menzel. Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. In March, Idina released a CD and DVD entitled Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs, led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, filmed at The Royal Conservatory's beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony premiered on PBS stations in March. Menzel also played Elphaba in London's West End version of Wicked, for which she earned rave reviews and received a Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Menzel's talents garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination, as well as a Drama League Award nomination for her role in See What I Wanna See, directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. Menzel also appeared in ABC's television series Private Practice. Menzel's film credits include Disney's romantic fable, Enchanted, where she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; Rent, in which she reprised her role as Maureen; and a co-starring role in Robert Towne's Ask the Dust, opposite Selma Hayek and Colin Farrell. Ticket prices for Idina Menzel in Reynolds Hall range from $39 to $129, plus the usual taxes and fees..

Idina Menzel by Robin Wong

Mark Giovi

You still have time to see and hear Broadway's Emily Bergl in the Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, tomorrow night at 7 p.m. For information or to purchase tickets for any performances at The Smith Center, call (702) 749-2000.

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Back by popular demand, it's Mark Giovi, LIVE at Mr. B's, this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. If it's too late to go tonight, check Mark out tomorrow. Mr. B's Bar- Grill - Ristorante and Red Piano Lounge, is located at 3824 Paradise Rd. There is no cover charge but reservations are highly recommended. Call (702) 836-9449.

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Last Sunday, June 3rd, funny man James Lee Reeves presented his comedy and music at Virginia City, Nevada's Piper Opera House for the first time ever. Additional shows at the Opera House will take place on Sundays, June 10th and 24th at 1 pm. James, who has also performed under the name of Milo Tremley, has been a Virginia City Highlands resident for more than eight years. After years of performing across the country, and headlining at the Comedy Store in LA and in Las Vegas, James will bring his unique brand of humor to the historic Piper's stage for the first time. He's excited to have the venue where he can entertain his fans, friends and neighbors. His music is fun, his humor is right on, and his wit is superb. Wearing an 1880s tux, he will be performing some of his best Milo Tremley routines (it got him out of debt in the mid ‘80s), as well as sharing some of his newest music which highlights the V&T Railroad and the wild horses that we share our piece of paradise with. Admission is $10 at the door. For additional information, call (775) 847-0433.

James Lee Reeves (Milo Tremley)

Dennis DeYoung

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Who says there are no real, star driven entertainment bargains in Las Vegas? How about Dennis DeYoung of Stix fame, and how about FREE? Tomorrow night, beginning at 9, Mr. DeYoung will perform The Music of Stix - "Babe," "Come Sail Away," "Lady" and other favorites - on the 1st Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience, in downtown Las Vegas.

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In many U.S. households around the country, the most anxiously awaited annual television events are sporting events like the Super Bowl and Kentucky Derby. Not in our world. In this hood, we wait for the much anticipated Kennedy Center Honors and the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, marking the dates on our calendar weeks in advance. This Sunday, June 10th, it's the night of nights for Broadway fans everywhere, as the Tony's for 2012 airs on CBS. For the third time, hosting duties will be handled by the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, who has more than managed to escape his old Doogie Houser image. The live telecast of The 66th Annual Tony Awards will begin at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT (delayed PT). The awards, which honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will be handed out at the landmark Beacon Theatre in New York City for the second year. The 2012 ceremony will mark the 35th consecutive year the Tony Awards have been telecast on CBS. The Tony shows are, without a doubt, the best, most entertaining award shows on television. With the new Smith Center now a part of the community, and more local interest in theater, the broadcast should generate a larger than usual Las Vegas audience. Please don't bother calling between 8 and 11-something (in case the show runs overtime). We won't be answering the phone.

Neil Patrick Harris

Lisa Smith

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This Saturday evening, June 9th, following her Shades of Sinatra show at the Clarion Hotel, Lisa Smith will be singing at The Dispensary Lounge, 2451 E. Tropicana (near Eastern). She will have some of the best jazz musicians in town with her that night - Gary Peterson on keys, Fred Watstein on bass, and Mike Mechem on drums. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum...just great JAZZ, and a nice late night menu. If you can't make it THIS week, Lisa will also be there NEXT Saturday, June 16th. Lisa and company play from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., both Saturdays.

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Regular readers know that Cousin Claire has opinions about many things and, and in her "golden years," doesn't mind sharing them with others...whether those others want to hear them or not. For example, last week, on NBC's Today show, Kathie Me Gifford (she isn't one of our favorites) had a very awkward, to say the least, moment while interviewing guest Martin Short, when she complimented him on his marriage, not realizing that his wife died a year and a half ago. Gifford remarked that Short and his late spouse, Nancy Dolman, "have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business." She then asked him, "How many years are you in love with her now?" Short didn't correct Gifford, answering, "We...married 36 years." Gifford replied, "But you're still like in love?" Short said, "Madly in love, madly in love." When Gifford asked him, "Why?" Short joked, "Cute. I'm cute." Following a commercial break, Gifford informed viewers that Short told her that his wife died of ovarian cancer in 2010. At that point, she apologized both on the show and on Twitter. She tweeted, "I send my sincerest apologies to Martin Short and his family. He handled situation with enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful." Short graciously accepted the apology on Thursday. "I think that it's live television and people make mistakes and there's no ill will intended," Short told E! News. "And I think it's nice to aspire to be that way." The actor was on the Today show to promote his upcoming film, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. We think Mr. Short let Gifford off the hook way too easily. Yes, people DO make mistakes, but in this case, it is a mistake that should have never happened. We feel that the very polite Martin Short let this dimwit off the hook way too easily. We wish he had said, on the air, "My wife Nancy died in 2010," and let a squirming Kathie Me try and make everything right in front of the show's viewing audience. If Ms. Gifford had done the minimum amount of research on Mr. Short's background, which, in her job is what she should do before sitting down to talk with ANY guest, this could have been prevented. Amazingly, this is not the first time this TV personality has been caught in a similar situation. During the days when she sat in the chair next to Regis Philbin, Gifford asked guest James Taylor how his brother, Alex, was, unaware that Alex Taylor, had died more than a year earlier at the age of 46. Perhaps it‘s time that Ms. Gifford should seriously think about permanent retirement.

Kathie Me Gifford & Martin Short

Tears for Fears

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Tears for Fears, the English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, comes into the Sunset Station Amphitheatre as part of their summer tour, on August 4th at 8 p.m. Known for hits such as "Everybody Wants To Rule the World," "Shout," and "Mad World," tickets for Tears for Fears Live go on sale tomorrow morning, starting at 10 a.m. Prices start at $29, plus tax and fees, and may be purchased by calling (702) 547-5300 for Las Vegas residents, (866) 264-1818 for guests outside of the Las Vegas area, or at any and all Station Casinos Rewards Centers, Fiesta Front Desks and The Galleria Mall. Entertainment Information Hotline (702) 367-2470

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Artist Terry Ritter

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport will hold an open house tomorrow, June 9th, to show off the new Terminal 3 (East Building). A large painting, created by onetime Las Vegas singer/dancer, Terry Ritter, will be unveiled at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, between 3 and 3:30 p.m. The impressive 8' by 50' Follies in Flight mural, depicts a line of Las Vegas showgirls, a subject with which Ms. Ritter is very familiar. The public is invited to attend the events at McCarran, lasting from about 1 to 4 p.m.

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