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Note: This is a past column from November 01, 2013
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Las Vegas - November 1, 2013

Marty Allen & Karon Kate Blackwell at Plaza

The Phat Pack

Last weekend was a busy, entertainment-filled one for us. On Saturday night, we were at the downtown Plaza Hotel to see the amazing veteran comic, Marty Allen, and his musical bride, Karon Kate Blackwell, who were filling in for Louie Anderson for three nights. Karon is a topnotch piano player and sings up a storm - performing everything from a number of New Orleans-themed songs, to a Beatles medley. In addition, she is a perfect straight lady for her husband of almost 30 years. At 91, Marty is (still) funny, friendly, very approachable, and an inspiration to anyone getting mail from AARP. Although he had total hip replacement surgery two years ago, Mr. Allen still treats the audience to a little dance, and the crowd responds in kind for all that he does to entertain them...even, or especially, the occasional forgotten lines (there aren't many of those). It is most evident that Marty Allen loves what he does and the fans that support him, even staying after the shows to meet and greet them, pose for photos, sign autographs and share memories. Long may he reign.

The Phat Pack, that normally performs in the Plaza showroom, had to cancel last Saturday night, as two of the three fellows were under the weather. The group is prepared to go on with a substitute, if one man is down, but not two. It would be like trying to do a show with only one Andrews Sister! Broadway performers, Bruce Ewing, Ted Keegan and Randal Keith, are all back to normal and their regular schedule, Wednesdays through Sundays at 5 p.m., at least until November 16th, when the musical revue ends its one year run at the Plaza. The Phat Pack is too good not to have a permanent home in a decent Las Vegas venue. We will keep you posted on the developments.

While we were at the Plaza, we ran into comic impressionist, Rich Natole, who is a resident performer in the Bonkerz Comedy Club. You can see Rich, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. Look for discount ticket coupons, being handed out in the hotel casino. For reservations, call (702) 946-8934.

Rich Natole

Natalie Cole

And then, on Sunday, we were at The Orleans to see Natalie Cole. Although she was under the weather (we heard she came into the hotel in a wheelchair on Saturday night), you would have never known that by the way she sang. Looking a bit thinner than usual, Ms. Cole still looked beautiful and sounded wonderful. Her repertoire included some of her hits, including "Miss You Like Crazy," "This Will Be," "That Sunday, That Summer," and the "Unforgettable" duet, joined on video by her father, the legendary Nat King Cole. Also performed was "Tell Me All About It," "Roses & Lollipops," "Somewhere In the Hills," Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and a new-to-us song, "Better Than Anything" (with a lyric that says "...better than Chili Relleno," what could be bad?). A tribute segment to a number of musical artists gone too soon, including Luther Vandross, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Michael Jackson, was part of the program, as were songs from Natalie's new album, En Espanol. She did a great job on "Acercate Mas" ("Come Closer"), another duet with her father, "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas," "Yo Lo Amo" ("And I Love Him"), and the title track, "En Espanol." In spite of the fact she was not feeling well, because the audience wouldn't stop applauding and yelling for "more," the trouper that is Natalie Cole, returned to the stage for an encore. Credit goes to her outstanding musical support. In addition to the fine musicians, the two backup ladies were excellent (wish we could have gotten their names).

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Nelson Sardelli, Stephen Michael Shearer & Marty Allen by Lorraine Thompson

Last Sunday, author Stephen Michael Shearer (Patrician Neal: An Unquiet Life, Hedy Lamarr: Beautiful, and Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star) had a good turnout for his book signing stint at the Barnes and Nobel bookstore in Summerlin. Even the above mentioned Marty Allen and man-about-town, Nelson Sardelli, showed up to buy copies. Wednesday night, we had an enjoyable dinner with Mr. Shearer and Michael Wickham, who live in Minnesota, and actress Beverly Washburn, who lives in Southern Nevada, at the Golden Nugget (strangely, the hotel no longer has a regular 24-hour coffee shop), after which we headed to The Smith Center for the October edition of the Composers Showcase.

Marty Allen Learns All About Gloria Swanson by Nelson Sardelli

Phillip Officer

As always, the monthly Composers Showcase was a real treat, presenting a wide variety of material, from funny (Dr. Mark Wherry performed his number, "You Never Tell Your Wife She's Got a Big Butt." in costume), to touching (Keith Thompson's tribute to the late musician, Jim Belk), to spooky (Richard Oberacker's original, sung by Randal Keith), and everything in between. The entire show was terrific, but Thompson's "Waiting At the Fountain of Love" - sung by Niki Scalera and "Jersey Girls," Megan Arnoldy, Lauren Tartaglia and Nikka Wahl, and Savannah Smith's "I Don't Want To Get Married (Because What We Have Is So Good)," written by Broadway composer, Bill Russell, visiting from New York, were audience favorites. Phillip Officer, who appeared in Russell's Tony-nominated, Side Show, sang Bill's dirty little ditty, "I Wanna Call You." (That one song alone would prompt me to buy the CD.) As we always say, were that we could name all of the songs and all of the people who write and perform them.

Ran into Illinois snowbirds, Jack and Janine (hope we spelled that right), at the Composers Showcase. These two people, who don't spend a lot of time in Las Vegas every year, but when they are here, they try to take in a lot of entertainment...especially some of the things we love and write about. On Wednesday, among the shows they saw was Mark OToole's An Afternoon Affair in the Club Madrid at Sunset Station. A variety show, in the style of Ed Sullivan, Wednesday's show starred crooner OToole, and featured Ronnie Rose, Wes Winters, Geechy Guy, Tommy Ward, and Gary Anthony as co-host, with surprise guest, Rich Little. Our Illinois visitors said it was a show worth $100. That's quite an endorsement! Mark OToole returns to Sunset Station on December 4th. The Club Madrid doors will open at 1 p.m. and show time at 1:30 p.m. Oh! And did we mention that these afternoon revues are FREE? Get there early!

Mark OToole

Jack (In the Box) Presley Fritz

And speaking of songbird, Niki Scalera (snowbirds, songbirds - lots of birds around these parts), with permission, we are using a photo of her and hubby Jamie Fritz's adorable son, dressed up for yesterday's holiday. Our Halloween poster boy is two-and-a-half year old, "JACK in the Box," Jack Presley Fritz. Everyone say, "Awww."

F.I.O.R.E. Halloween Bash 2013

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Because of our crazy schedule, unfortunately, we missed the F.I.O.R.E. Halloween party last Sunday, but about 50, fun-seeking costumed characters did make it over to the Italian American Club for the festivities. We were told that a good time was had by all.

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A benefit for comedian Pam Matteson, who is dealing with brain cancer, will be held at the Plaza Hotel on Sunday, November 24th at 4 p.m. Among the performers donating their time for the cause will be Louie Anderson, Gordie Brown, Rich Little, David Gee, Kenny Bob Davis, Budd Friedman, Mike Hammer, Clint Holmes, Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Fielding West, Kathleen Dunbar, Max Alexander and The Michael T Band. Tickets are $25. They are trying to sell 500. You can help by calling the Plaza box office at (702) 386-2507, and making reservations. We will have more on this worthy cause as we get closer to November 24th.

Pam Matteson

Rob Garrett

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The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV, and Cockroach Theatre, are presentong a special joint production of Israel Horovitz's Line. Will Adamson will direct. Shows will run from November 7th through 17th, with performances November 7th through 10th in the UNLV Black Box Theatre, and November 14th through 17th, at Cockroach Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Line is the longest-running Off-Off Broadway show on the boards, having played continuously at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre since 1974. One by one, a group of unacquainted people come together to form a line for some unnamed, upcoming event. Gradually, the struggle for first place begins, and as they lie, cheat, wrestle and push to gain the lead spot, an extraordinary panorama of human frailty is made explosively and hilariously real. The cast includes Jordan Fenn as Arnall; Glenn Heath as Dolan; Paul Neal as Stephen; Stephan Petway as Fleming; and Stefanie Resnick as Molly. The production and design team include scenic designer Donald Rose III, lighting designer Elizabeth Kline, sound designer Max Godges, costume designer Elizabeth LaRouche, and production stage manager Kelli Howard. Show times are at 8 p.m. on November 7, 8 and 9, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10, in the UNLV Black Box Theatre. At Cockroach Theatre, show times are at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, and 16, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. Tickets are $15, and $13.50 for children under 18. For tickets or additional information, visit, or call 895-ARTS (2787).

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We heard that Kelly's Prime Steak & Seafood restaurant, formerly the Ruth's Chris Steak House location on Paradise, had closed. We tried their phone number, and it has been disconnected, so, apparently, the rumors are true.

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Acclaimed Neil Diamond tribute artist, Rob Garrett, and his King of Diamonds Band, make their South Point Hotel Casino debut on Friday, November 8th. In the last two months Garrett has been honored twice for his accomplishments during his long, prolific, career as a Las Vegas entertainer. On September 17th, he was named the "2013 Tribute Artist of the Year" by the Entertainment Exchange, and on October 24th, he was honored as one of "Nevada's Finest" at a dinner/fund raiser sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Garrett began performing with his band, Rock ‘N' Roll Heaven, in 1980. He worked bars, clubs, lounges, and even some showrooms, before he ultimately decided to change the direction of his career by becoming a Neil Diamond tribute artist for Legends in Concert in 1995. He worked on and off for Legends for about five years, before going off on his own, traveling around the country (sometimes the world), becoming one of the most popular, respected, tribute acts in the industry, and earning the title "King of Diamonds." His shows are always sell outs, which is a testament to the hard work and perseverance he has put into his trade and craft. As one Las Vegas critic aptly put it, "after witnessing one of Rob Garrett's show's, you realize that there is actually an art to impersonating somebody else. Neil Diamond would be proud". Members of the KOD band include, Keith Neal (lead guitar/vocals), Steve Gerard (keyboards), Daryl Slade (bass), Jeff Borree (drums), LJ Harness (percussion), and Russine Zellner and Rosanna Telford (back up vocalists). Tickets are $15, $20, and $25. Call the South Point at (802) 797- 8055 for show reservations.

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The NiteKings

You can catch the popular NiteKing Band at a number of local venues during the month of November. On Sundays, the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, the ensemble will be in Roxy's Lounge at Sam's Town, performing from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, manager Rich tells us that Victor, Angelo, Eddy, Skip, John, Red, Chris, and Tony, will be in the Bourbon Street Cabaret at The Orleans, from 4 to 8 p.m. Check out these fine vocalists and musicians on Sundays and/or Wednesdays.

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The husband and wife team of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will perform An Evening of Cabaret, benefiting AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada), in the Cabaret Jazz club at the downtown Smith Center for the Performing Arts, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th. With classic hits like "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In," "Up, Up and Away," "One Less Bell," "Wedding Bell Blues" and "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)," the former lead singers of legendary soul-pop group, The 5th Dimension, have sold millions of records, earned seven Grammy® awards, and shared the bill with Frank Sinatra at Caesars Palace. Tickets are $35 to $59 (or two for $99) for VIP that includes a meet and greet. For reservations, call (702) 749-2000.

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Lady "J" Huston

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Trey Noran presents the "Impulse and Legends Concert" on Thursday, November 7 at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This charity event will raise funds for "His Love Street," serving homeless communities since 1989. All of the monies raised will go toward opening and supporting a work placement agency and food pantry at 1200 Stewart in Las Vegas. Many Las Vegas entertainers will be performing at this special event, including "Impulse" (Brooke Allyson and Jim Shank), Tierney Allen as Lady Gaga, Alex Sherpa as Cher, and Travis Allen and Tyler James will both be performing as Elvis. It promises to be an evening of live music, dancing and amazing performances for a great cause. "His Love Street" and Trey Noran have been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. The charity has also been featured in articles written in the Denver Post, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Las Vegas Sun newspapers. Tickets for the "Impulse and Legends Concert" are $25 general admission (including tax and fees), or $100 for a VIP Booth Package (including tax and fees), and can be purchased at the LVH box office, online at, or by calling (702) 732- 5755, or (800) 222-5361. You can contact Trey Noran at (702) 685-0707 or [email protected]

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Fans of musician, Lady "J" Huston, may already be aware of her plans to return to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Lady "J" has been dealing with one of the biggest health setbacks of her life. As the result of having two grand mal seizures, one in August (the first ever occurrence for her), followed by another one in September, being hospitalized twice, and spending some time in a rehabilitation center, it has made the other illnesses she lives with - primarily Lupus - extremely difficult to handle. As a result, her doctors have advised Lady "J" to seek higher level research medical care outside of Las Vegas. She has decided to move back to St. Louis, where she will have the support of family who will be able to help her as she strives for recovery. In light of this transition, the E-String Bar & Grill, 2031 W. Sunset Road in Henderson, has graciously offered to host a benefit on her behalf to assist with medical and moving expenses. Until We Meet Again - a Musical Benefit for Lady "J" Huston, will take place on Tuesday, November 12th, from 5 to 9 p.m. Entertainer Wallace Broadnax, from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, will serve as emcee. Guests, performing Classic Soul, Jazz and Blues, will include: The Cunninghams, Las Vegas showman Ricco Diamante, Ronnie Rose, Marc Love, Renee Hale, Pam-E Williams, Annetta Bonner, Rheda K, Dr. Harpo & The O's, Kevin Gardner Rose, Randy Williams and others. Special guests will be Larry The Cable Guy impersonator, and, from St. Louis, Mama Loyce Huston. The host band will be Lady "J" Huston's Fireballs. Lady "J" Huston & The Fireballs, and their manager, "Z" Lipsky, will be inducted into the Entertainment Consumer's Exchange (ECE) Entertainment Hall of Fame the night of the event. Sponsors of the event are the E-String Bar & Grill, AJ's Music & Vintage Guitars, Jazzy Designs, Be Seen Get Heard Promotions, Entertainment Consumer's Exchange (ECE), Las Vegas Blues Society, and Colors of Lupus Nevada (COLN). AJ's Music store owner, Peter Trauth, will donate a brand new Fender Stratocaster Guitar for the top door prize. There will also be a Chinese raffle. In lieu of a cover charge, donations will be gratefully accepted at the E-String door. For those who cannot attend the benefit, but would like to help, donations can be made through

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Important note...
At any given time, there are many "charity events" taking place in Southern Nevada. As the holidays approach, the numbers of those seeking financial support increases. Not too surprisingly, we get notices about many of these things. There have been some "events" that we did not promote, as we smelled "something fishy" and could not get acceptable answers to questions we asked the "promoters." We can't check or verify that all "organizations" or people behind these operations are on the up-and-up, but suggest you to do some research, and ask plenty of questions, before you dig into your pockets, to "help." If the fundraiser is being held or sponsored by an "organization," do they have a 501(c)3 permit (tax-exempt nonprofit status)?
Are their books open for public scrutiny? What is the money that is being collected being used for? If these questions are not being answered to your satisfaction, you might consider contributing to other fundraising organizations.

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The Lon Bronson Band will be performing at Club Madrid, inside Sunset Station, next Thursday, November 7th at 9 p.m. Lon tells us that this is the band's only date at Sunset Station in November. We sure could use your support, says Bronson. "This room has a very cool, intimate vibe and you'll dig it for sure!" Thursday's show will feature Tony Davich, Nina D, "and a cast of thousands..."

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Singer Larry Liso, one of the members of the revue, Shades of Sinatra, currently performing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Wolf Theater at the Clarion Hotel/ Casino, also sings standards from The Great American Songbook, for the customers at The Barrymore restaurant, inside the Royal Resort at 99 Convention Center Drive, on Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 (schedule permitting). For Barrymore reservations, call (702) 407-5303. In addition to Mr. Liso, the Shades cast is made up of Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith and Ryan Baker. On the occasional night when Lisa has another engagement, singer/actress, Sandra Huntsman fills in. When The talented quartet makes no attempt to impersonate "Old Blue Eyes," but to honor his music and his memory. The Clarion is located just east of the Royal Resort at 305 Convention Center Drive. For Shades of Sinatra show reservations, call the Wolf Theater at (702) 900-1524.

And speaking of Shades of Sinatra, and Carmine Mandia and Lisa Smith, they too have other gigs. Carmine can be heard singing in the lounge at the Italian American Club at 2333 E. Sahara, on Thursday and Friday nights, while Lisa and her talented singing hubby, Ron Smith, will be performing Broadway favorites with Bill Fayne at The Copa Room on Las Vegas Blvd. So., this Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Shades of Sinatra

George DeMott

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For those who have been around these parts long enough to remember when the piano-playing/singing duo of Hudson & Saleeby were staples on the Las Vegas lounge scene, and miss their music, if you are in the neighborhood, you can catch Hudson and Saleeby performing at Jim's Place, 518 Perkins Extended, in Memphis. Chris Hudson and Doug Saleeby, who now reside in Memphis, can be seen, heard and enjoyed at Jim's Place at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays throughout November (tonight, the 1st, and the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th). For additional information, call Jim‘s Place at (901) 766-2030.

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To celebrate Veteran's Day, Mistinguett Productions presents a new revue, Patriotic Rhythms - A Musical Tribute to Honor Veterans and Those Who Serve, at Sun City Summerlin's Starbright Theatre on Saturday, November 9th at 7 p.m. Patriotic Rhythms is an 80-minute extravaganza of music, dance, and military precision. Opening the 40-member cast show will be 30-members of the award-winning Palo Verde Air Force Junior ROTC armed and unarmed drill teams. Directed by Captain Glen Doughty, they will present the colors, perform the folding of the flag ceremony and an exhibition of both armed and unarmed routines. This inspiring opening performance will continue with a musical tribute to nine decades of American music made popular during war time. From the 1930s and ‘40s, the Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," Bette Midler's "Stuff Like That There," and Christina Aguilera's "Candy Man," as performed by singer/dancers, Gabriella Versace, Dejah Padon, Lisa Kunz and Kimba Munford. Male cast members, George DeMott, Dave Hoover, Enrique Lugo and Oslavy Lopez, will sing "There is Nothing Like A Dame." Patriotic Rhythms will feature a special tribute to Red Skelton's version of "Pledge of Allegiance" as originally recited on his 1950s TV show. A special dedication will acknowledge the work of the Blue Star Mothers of Nevada, whose mission is to support our active military sons and daughters and veterans. A portion of all ticket sales will go to help their efforts. Several of Sun City's own World War II veterans will be present to sing "This Is The Army Mr. Jones." These veterans were recently part of the Freedom Flight to Washington D.C., and made national news by storming the barricades put up by the government shutdown in order to visit the War Memorials. A foot-stomping and rhythmic dance number, choreographed by Enrique Lugo and presented by the Mistinguett Showgirls, guarantees to bring down the house. Completing the show, and rounding out this moving music from the 1960s through present day, will be Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," Journey's "Open Arms," "Impossible Dream," and "God Bless the USA," to name a few. Sun City Summerlin's Starbright Theatre is located at 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd, in the hills of Summerlin. Tickets for Patriotic Rhythms are $16 for Sun City Summerlin residents, and $19 for non-residents, and can be purchased at Sun City Summerlin's box offices. Call Pinnacle (702) 240-1301, Mountain Shadows (702) 966-1410, Desert Vista (702) 363-1341. Cash or check only/no credit cards. Mistinguett is a choreographer, director, costume designer, graphic artist and producer. Along with her previous partner, Greg Thompson, she produced and choreographed shows in Reno/ Tahoe and on the Las Vegas Strip from 1981- 2007, including Erocktica, Showgirls, Skintight, Lipstick Cabaret, Follies, High Voltage and Bareback. In the past 25 years, Mistinguett has choreographed more than 400 shows on five continents. She has been awarded "Show of the Year" eight times, and was inducted into the American Theatre Roundtable Musical Hall of Fame. She established Las Vegas-based Mistinguett Productions Inc. in 2010.

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Graham Knuttel, Irish painter/designer/sculptor, is set to make The Venetian/Palazzo Resort his showcase to the world. The Knuttel Gallery, the first high-end art gallery located at the Venetian/Palazzo, is coming to Las Vegas this month. The gallery exhibits exclusively the work of Ireland's most famous figurative artist. Knuttel, whose work is among the most recognizable of living European artists, is best known for his boldly colored canvases that often depict human beings trying to find emotional connection with one another. Both playful and intense, his paintings express the hidden beauty and subtle tensions in human relationships. "I have a strict discipline and I work from first light every morning until darkness, and beyond," Knuttel said. "As I work, I use as source matter my experiences as a younger man. I like to paint the human predicament as I have seen it. My figures appear in an urban landscape of which I am part. Ultimately, I enjoy people watching. There is literally no better city on earth for people watching than Las Vegas. I feel like the city and I were made for one another." Graham Knuttel's paintings and sculptures have been acquired by an array of celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Colin Firth, Michael Stipe, and Viscount Linley, the nephew of Queen Elizabeth. Director, John Herzfeld, commissioned Knuttel to paint Robert De Niro. Several prestigious institutions, such as Goldman Sachs and the William Morris Agency, have also counted Knuttel canvases among their displayed art. The gallery is curated by Knuttel Worldwide Ventures, a partnership between the artist and Las Vegas-based Redhills Ventures. "Over the years, I have had the privilege of exhibiting my paintings and sculptures in many established galleries throughout Ireland, the UK and much of Europe," said Knuttel. "A Las Vegas art collector, who has acquired dozens of my works, has long assured me that my art would be perfect for Las Vegas. This fine art gallery on the Las Vegas Strip is an exciting new (ad)venture." Visit or visit Mr. Knuttel's Facebook page for more information. For more information about the Knuttel Gallery, call (702) 228-8808 or visit

Too Many Chefs by Graham Knuttel

Jim Breuer

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With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer brings his off-the-wall humor and loveable personality to The Orleans Showroom, tonight, November 1st and tomorrow, Saturday the 2nd. Named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," Breuer is known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. In addition to his current comedy tour, Breuer can be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show, Fridays with Breuer, featuring guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and Chris Rock. As a student at Valley Stream Central High School in Long Island, N.Y., Breuer knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian. After spending several years working comedy clubs across the country, he became a regular on the New York comedy club circuit and, after seven months, he landed a gig on the nationally syndicated show, Uptown Comedy Club. He appeared on ABC's Home Improvement, before joining the cast of NBC's legendary Saturday Night Live in 1995. During his four years on SNL, Breuer quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character "Goat Boy," and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci. Breuer has since appeared in numerous popular films, including Half Baked, Dick, Zookeeper, Titan A.E., and Beer League. He is set to star in the movie, Quitters, which is scheduled for release next year. Showtimes for Jim Breuer is at 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling (702) 365-7075, or visiting

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November 8th through 10th, Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will celebrate members of the legendary Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. - with live entertainment, food specials, contests, movies, music and gaming promotions. During the weekend, Sinatra, Martin and Davis' most popular songs, including "My Way," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" and "The Candy Man," will play throughout the casino, while several of the trio's hit movies and television specials are aired in Roxy's, during scheduled times. Guests who wear a tuxedo can dine for free at Firelight Buffet, which will feature some of Sinatra, Martin and Davis's favorite food items, including pasta e fagioli, Salisbury steak, veal Milanese and tiramisu. B Connected members have a variety of promotions available during the special weekend, including, 20X points on all Dean Martin themed slot machines, three randomly selected $100 hot seats every 20 minutes from 1-2:20 p.m. and 5-6:20 p.m. daily, and one randomly selected $500 hot seat at 3 and 7 p.m. daily. Additionally, all B Connected members named Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Sammy Davis are eligible to receive $20 in free play each day with valid ID. Peter Pavone presents Frank, Dean and Sammy, Live! at Sam's Town Live!, November 8th at 8 p.m. Tickets are available from $15, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling (702) 284-7777, or visiting A Rat Pack Karaoke Contest will be held in Roxy's, November 10th from 2 to 4 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five contestants, with the first place contestant receiving $1,000. Registration for the contest will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. See B Connected Club for complete rules and details. For further information about the Rat Pack Weekend, visit

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Windy Karigianes will be singing at The Mandarin, 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, tomorrow night, Saturday, November 2nd, from 5 to 9 p.m. Matt Murphy will be on drums, Blaise Sison on bass, and John Wedemeyer on guitar. Saturday, November 9th, the jazzy Windy will be at The Dispensary Lounge, 2451 E Tropicana Ave., from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Go hungry, as they have a great burger at a reasonable price. Call (702) 458-6343. On Friday and Saturday, November 29th and 30th, from 9 p.m. to midnight, catch Windy, backed by Billy Nunn on keys, and Adam Shendal on drums, at Brendan's Irish Pub in The Orleans.

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