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Note: This is a past column from November 08, 2013
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Las Vegas - November 8, 2013


The Phat Pack

The Phat Pack, a show filled with great MUSIC - Broadway, American Standards, Las Vegas favorites and original songs; LAUGHTER - in song and story; and DREAMS - as three entertainers share their personal and career journeys, will end its one year run at the downtown Plaza Hotel with a 5 p.m. show on Saturday, November 16th. At that performance, some of the alumni from the cast of PHantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular will join the fellows on stage. Kristen Hertzenberg (Christine in Phantom), Rebecca Spencer (Madame Giry in Phantom), Ben Hale (Raoul in Phantom, and currently playing Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet), and Joan Sobel (Carlotta in Phantom), will be joining The Phat Pack's Randal Keith (Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway and on Tour), Bruce Ewing (Jinx in Forever Plaid on the National Tour and in Las Vegas), and Kevan Patriquin (Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular and EFX at the MGM Grand), stepping in for Ted Keegan (The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and on Tour), performers who met during the run of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian, for one song. "Kristen, Becky, Ben and Joan have all 'understudied,' if you will, appearing as special guests in the show at one time or another," commented Ewing. "Thanks to them, when illness or family situations arose, our show went on! It will be fun to have them with us on our closing night at the Plaza!" During its Plaza run, Phat Pack piano duties have been shared by Joey Singer (longtime accompanist for Debbie Reynolds) and Philip Fortenberry (assistant musical director for Jersey Boys). It will be Fortenberry at the keys on closing night. The Phat Pack opened in late November 2012 to amazing reviews, and received standing ovations nightly. The Phat Pack was named Las Vegas Review-Journal Editor's Pick for "Best Of Las Vegas 2013 - All Around Performers." The almost one year run is considered a great success for The Phat Pack. "We can't thank the management of the Plaza enough, especially Jonathan Jossel, for their support during this year. If it weren't for them, we would not have had the length of run that we did!" Although the show is closing, The Phat Pack are not disbanding. "Closing the show doesn't mean we are going away for good." says Ewing. "We are open to looking at other venues, maybe for shorter periods - and we are already getting booked on upcoming out-of- town engagements!" Tickets are available for the remaining shows at the Plaza. The Phat Pack runs Wednesday through Sunday at 5 p.m., through Saturday, November 16th. Tickets are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at (702) 386-2507, or by visiting their website at www.PhatPackShow.com.
And, for those who have inquired, yes, show CDs are available. You can purchase them at the show, or order them by going to the Phat Pack website and clicking on Merchandise.

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Happy birthday to musician Don Hill, who turned 92 on November 2nd. Hill spent more than 50 years as saxophonist for the famed Treniers. Born in Texas and raised in New Orleans, Hill learned to play the saxophone, trumpet, trombone and just about every other wind instrument, getting his first professional gig at age 14, playing on a Mardi Gras parade float for $15. He went on to play in big bands with Gerald Wilson, Tiny Bradshaw, and toured with jazz legend Louis Armstrong from 1943-1946, before joining The Treniers, early pioneers of rock 'n' roll, in 1948. You can read about Hill's life and career in his book, House Party Tonight. Don and Gloria, his bride of 20 years, make their home in Las Vegas, where Don continues to play, sounding amazingly like a musician decades younger than his age. Many happy returns of the day, Mr. Hill!


Don Hill

Mac King by Shane O'Neal

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To say thank you to those who have served our country, comedy-magician, Mac King, is offering two free tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show for all veterans and active military from November 12th through 23rd. To redeem the tickets, simply show a VIC ID (Veteran Identification Card), DAV ID card (Disabled American Veterans ID), or Common Access Card (CAC) at the Harrah's Las Vegas Box Office. "A mighty big thanks to the men and women of our military for all that they do. It's because of the sacrifices they make that I am able to do what I love. As a token of my appreciation, I'd like to share my passion with them during a free afternoon of laughter and magic," said King. King, one of today's brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesdays through Saturdays, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theater inside Harrah's Las Vegas. Now in his 14th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah's Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named "Best Strip Headliner" in the Las Vegas Weekly's 2011 annual Vegas' best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" readers' poll named his show the "Best Bargain Show" for ten straight years (2003-2013) and deemed him "Favorite Male Las Vegan" in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine's "Funniest Act in Magic," the World Magic Awards' "Best Comedy Magician" and the Magic Castle's "Magician of the Year." Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, and all five of NBC's The World's Greatest Magic TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the "Just For Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the "Masters of Magic" series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada. Tickets for The Mac King Comedy Magic Show are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com. com.

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Maintaining its established high standards, the non-club club F.I.O.R.E. (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events) is honored to present a very special guest speaker at the Thursday, November 14th luncheon meeting. As F.I.O.R.E. president, Nelson Sardelli (all the gentlemen in the organization are presidents), reports, "We were looking high and low for a great guest speaker for the November gathering...'Then it suddenly appeared before me. The only one my arms will ever hold. Then I heard somebody whisper, Pia Zadora, and when I looked the moon had turned to gold. Blue moon, etc., etc., etc." Golden Globe winner, GRAMMY Award® nominee, ShoWest winner, accomplished singer, and film and Broadway star, all describe Pia Zadora. Performing since the age of six, for those who have seen her in concert, what comes to mind first is simply this: Pia Zadora is the complete entertainer. This month's special event with Pia (who conveniently happens to live in Las Vegas...again) will take place at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara on the 14th. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. There will be a great buffet, live music by Gary Anderson and The Mal Contents, drawings and raffles, camaraderie and fun. Cost is $25 (devaluated dollars) per citizen. RSVPs are a must (by yesterday afternoon, there were more than 80 RSVPs!). If, after reading the About Us site at http://nonclubclubfiore.com/about-u/, if F.I.O.R.E. sounds like something you would enjoy and feel comfortable with, contact [email protected] to RSVP.


Pia Zadora & Nelson Sardelli

Gary Anderson

And speaking of Gary Anderson, he and his 18-piece big band, The Summit, will be premiering some new arrangements, including his brand new "Peter Gunn Suite" and other classic themes from the small screen, at the E-String Grill & Poker Bar, 2031 W Sunset Rd., in Henderson, on Saturday, November 16th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Those who read this column on a regular basis know that we are not fans of the E-String...not because of the place itself, but because of the female person who controls most of the entertainment. But as we admire Mr. Anderson, both as a person and as a musician, we are mentioning this upcoming engagement.

And still speaking of Mr. Anderson, this Sunday, November 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., a very special concert with Ronnie Rose & the Ronnie Rose Band to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry will take place at the Sam Ash Music Store, 2747 S. Maryland Parkway. Gary Anderson will serve as Mr. Rose's arranger and music director, and will be playing saxophone in the Ronnie Rose band. Subject to change, the musicians in the band on Sunday are expected to be Bill King (trumpet), Jon Klokow (trombone), Mike Clark (piano), Chris Gordan (bass), and Ryan Rose (drums). All are donating their time and talent to this worthy cause for the Salvation Army. Admission is free, with donation of non-perishable goods and/or canned food. Why? Because "MUSIC FEEDS THE SOUL."


Ronnie Rose

Joe Williams by Merryl Jaye

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It's almost time for the annual Joe Williams Scholarship Fundraising Concert. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards, Joe Williams was an elegant and sophisticated baritone who is counted among the masters of jazz and blues; he has, in fact, earned the title "Emperor of the Blues." His singing style, which he developed over a long and consistently successful career, contributed to the success of the Count Basie Orchestra and influenced the style of many younger singers. Williams worked with Coleman Hawkins and Lionel Hampton before joining the Count Basie band in 1954. The success of "Every Day I Have the Blues" established Williams, and after leaving the Basie band in 1961, he led small ensembles singing popular songs, ballads, and blues. Mr. Williams was a frequent performer on television, both as a singer and as an actor. His album, Nothin' But the Blues, won a Grammy Award in 1984. Joe, a longtime Las Vegas resident, passed away on March 29th, 1999, at the age of 80. The scholarship concerts started in 1989, and benefited music students at Clark County Community College (now known as College of Southern Nevada). For the past two years, UNLV students have been the recipient of the scholarship funds. This year's event, produced again by Ed Foster, will take place on Sunday, November 17th, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the university. Performing for the cause will be the UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, special guest, Ben Vereen, plus (in alphabetical order), Pete Barbutti, The Cunninghams, Pascale Elia, Vinnie Falcone, Reva Rice, Ronnie Rose, Marlena Shaw, Sammy Shore, Laura Taylor, Earl Turner, Jo Belle Yonely, Eric Jordan Young, and Pia Zadora. Tina Walsh, who had planned to participate in the program, had to drop out, as she is returning to the world tour cast of Phantom of the Opera. Among those in the audience will be Jillean Williams, Joe's wife of more than 30 years. Tickets are $20 and available at pac.unlv.edu or by calling the UNLV box office at 895-ARTS (2787).
On a personal note; Our favorite Joe Williams song is Artie Butler and the late Phyllis Molinary's beautiful, "Here's To Life." Artie, who usually is a part of the annual concerts, will not be here for this one, as he is currently working on an East Coast musical.


Ben Vereen

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A reminder that the November Las Vegas Media Group meeting had to be changed, for THIS MONTH ONLY, to the second Monday of the month, instead of the usual third Monday of the month. The upcoming luncheon gathering will take place on November 11th. Lisa Gioia-Acres tells us that "last month, when Cork Proctor was the guest speaker, we had a FULL HOUSE. This month, due to the date change, I suspect we will have less than normal. If I call our server with 35, and only 25 show up, the LVMG would still have to pay for the number I ordered. So, immediate RSVPs are imperative!" Thalia Dondero is working on the speaker, but we don't have the details as we approach our column deadline. Here is what we DO know. The location of the meeting is The Wedding Room at 3601 West Sahara on the southeast corner of Valley View. If you know where the Gallery of History is (was?) located and/or The Cellar, then you know where it is; Mariana's Grocery Store on one side and Kaplan College on the other. There is a handicap entrance through the alley between the college and The Wedding Room. The phone number for any questions or directions is 362-6712. We have social time from 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. The buffet luncheon begins at 11:30 and our speaker's talk at 12 noon. Cost of the lunch is $17, and it is delicious! Reservations are required, so be sure to RSVP by email at [email protected] or call (702) 245-9206.

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We were quite surprised to see this particular plug for an upcoming revue taking place at the Starbright Theatre at the end of December. Described as "a one-time-only holiday show for the whole family from age 2 to 102! Whatever you are celebrating this winter, come celebrate it with us to get you in the spirit of the holiday season! Murray, direct from "America's Got Talent" and "Pawn Stars" brings his show from the Tropicana to Sun City, featuring world-class specialty acts added just for this performance. You will see great singing, dance numbers and juggling from one of the world's fastest and oldest jugglers." The "world's fastest and oldest juggler" could only be one person, longtime Las Vegas entertainer, 73-year-old, Nino Frediani. Why wasn't Frediani identified by name? What we have learned is that what was originally going to be a version of the well-reviewed (even with a write-up and photos in the Los Angeles Times) Unstoppable show that Nino put together for The Onyx Theater in August, had gained the interest of Nino's friend of seven years, magician Murray SawChuck. Nino had contacted the Starbright Theatre about taking Unstoppable to the Sun City Summerlin venue. Murray, who volunteered to drive the legally blind Frediani to the theater for a meeting, suggested that he and Nino team up, 50/50, to produce the show together. Nino gave it some thought and agreed to the arrangement with Murray, IF they were equal partners. What was supposed to be an equal partnership has turned into Murray's Magical Holiday Spectacular, after Murray returned to the Starbright, alone, to sign the performance contract. Personally, in addition to being surprised, we are very disappointed, to learn that this is how Mr. SawChuck conducts business. Others we have spoken to about this are not so surprised. We don't know how all of this will turn out (anyone know a good entertainment attorney?), but what we DO know is that "the world's fastest and oldest juggler" will not be a part of the December Starbright show.


Nino Frediani by Steve Marcus

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Nelson Sardelli (whose name you may have seen mentioned in this column before) tells us that, sometime in January, there will be a tribute show to honor a popular local entertainer who is dealing with some health issues. This musical event will take place in the showroom at the Golden Nugget, and involve some familiar names in an interesting concept. Stay tuned for additional details.

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In the past five months, Neil Diamond tribute artist, Rob Garrett, who usually does most of his performing outside of Southern Nevada, has had, and continues to have, a busy schedule - much of it in and around Las Vegas. In August, Garrett and his King of Diamonds Band performed their sold out Hot August Night show at the Cannery in North Las Vegas, followed a week later by two, very well attended, back-to-back afternoon shows in the Club Madrid at Sunset Station. September 7th, Rob as Neil Diamond, with Justin Shandor as Elvis Presley, and Nick D'Egidio as Frank Sinatra, debuted his new show, American Trilogy, at the Starbright Theatre in Sun City Summerlin. On October 24th, at a dinner/fundraiser in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton Casino Lodge, Rob was named one of "Nevada's Finest" for his contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also performed at that event. Tonight, November 8th, Rob and his band make their South Point main showroom debut, in a Veterans Day (Veterans Day is officially on Monday, the 11th) tribute. In upcoming weeks, "The King of Diamonds" will be performing at Freedom Hall at Sun City Anthem in Henderson on November 22nd; and on the 30th, Rob and Justin Shandor team up again, for the holiday show, A King & A Diamond, at the Italian American Club. In December, Garrett will participate in a Toys for Tots celebrity show on the 14th in the main showroom at The LVH (formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton), followed on New Year's Eve with Dancing & Diamond at the Italian American Club. The New Year's Eve festivities will begin at 6 p.m., and includes a buffet dinner, show and dancing. Price is $65 per person. On December 7th, Garrett heads out of Nevada, to the Indian Wells Theater at 37500 Cook St., in Palm Desert, California, where he and Rosanna Telford will be entertaining as Neil Diamond and Connie Francis during the theater's Celebrity Tribute Series. Rob was recently named 2013 Tribute Artist of the Year Award of Excellence by the Entertainment Consumers' Exchange. For more information about Rob Garrett, check out www.neildiamondclone.com.


Rob Garrett

Stevaughn Freschette

And speaking of Cystic Fibrosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Nevada Chapter, and Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, want you to take a 50-mile ride throughout Southern Nevada, Saturday, November 16th. The Breathe Easy Ride begins and ends at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, 2605 S. Eastern Ave. For additional details, please call Las Vegas Harley-Davidson at (702) 431-8500, or contact Stephanie Kahle, Director of Development for the Cystic Fibrosis Nevada Chapter, 7582 Las Vegas Blvd South, Ste 474, in Las Vegas, at (702) 383-8500, or [email protected].

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Entertainer, Stevaughn Freschette, who did impressive business during a one night show at the Tuscany's T-Spot lounge in September, begins a weekly engagement at the East Flamingo property on Sunday, November 17th. Presented by Vaz Entertainment, Stevaughn will be backed by musical director Dave Martel on piano/keys, Aziz Bucater on drums, Karl Gottman on bass, Bob Cumiskey on guitar and Rocky Peoples on saxophone. The singing Fresch-ettes are made up of Jennifer Pace and Ysabelle Eugenio (in for Aubrey Williams). Those who have been around the city for some time, may remember when Stevaughn performed in the Mardi Gras Lounge, at the, now but a memory, Las Vegas Showboat Hotel, from 1998 into 2002. Described as a "romantic singer," in the style of Engelbert Humperdinck, Stevaughn takes audience members on a musical journey through time, often leading off with "Around the World in 80 Days." Among his varied repertoire of songs, Stevaughn performs "Release Me," "Pure Imagination," "After the Loving," and a Tony Orlando medley. Starting on the 17th, Sunday show times in the T-Spot, inside the Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo, are at 7 and 9 p.m. Stevaughn has lots of fans, but none as loyal and supportive as Susan Vaz, his wife of 19 years. It might be mentioned that Stevaughn is, and has been, working on a number of projects with Jason Dorsey, the son of Mr. Humperdinck (whose real name is Arnold George Dorsey). Check out Mr. Freschette at the Tuscany on Sunday nights.

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We understand that the November 17th charity event to assist ailing singer, Denise Clemente, has been rescheduled, due to conflicts involving another big fundraiser taking place on the same date. We will have more on this subject in upcoming columns.


Denise Clemente

Lon Bronson

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The Smith Center! Yes, the Lon Bronson Band is returning to the Smith Center Cabaret Jazz stage on Tuesday, November 19th, for a 9 p.m. show...this time with special guests, Bella Electric Strings. The Emmy®-nominated Lon Bronson triumphantly returns to the Cabaret Jazz club, this time featuring not only his iconic horn infused 14-piece All-Star Band, but also the world famous Bella Electric Strings as well! Bella is an ensemble of four incredibly talented and beautiful violinists, who have recently performed with the likes of David Foster, Beyonce, and Andrea Bocelli, to name only a few. An evening of Symphonic Classic Rock, original compositions, and surprises are in order with this superior combination. For those of you who missed the Lon Bronson Band at the Smith Center show in September, the sound, lighting, ambiance and room - literally everything about the night - was amazing. This time we add Nina D. and her girls to the mix. Lot's of very cool new tunes with Strings in the concert setting, and this is your last chance to see the band at The Smith Center this year. Tickets are $25 and $35. Last time was sold out, so if you want to see the band in this venue, please don't wait until the last minute to purchase. Buy your tickets on-line at http://www.thesmithcenter.com/events/lon-bronson-band/, or http://www.thesmithcenter.com/shows-tickets, or call The Smith Center box office at (702) 749-2000. As Drew Carey once said of the Lon Bronson ensemble, "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house."


Bella Electric Strings

And speaking of The Smith Center, Travis Cloer, will return to the Performing Arts Center for a holiday show in the Cabaret Jazz club on Monday, December 16th at 7 p.m. "One of Las Vegas' most accomplished showmen!" is how the Las Vegas Sun describes Broadway star and recording artist, Travis Cloer, currently starring as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas. In this role, the Metro UK called Travis "truly amazing," and stated that he "melts hearts with his voice." As a soloist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, he was called "classy, jazzy, and Rat Pack smooth," by the Las Vegas Review Journal. With My Place for the Holidays, Travis and his seven-piece band bring an evening full of all your favorite Christmas songs with that "old time Holiday TV Special" feel, complete with surprise special guests. Bring the whole family to his musical Christmas party, where you'll be shaking your jingle bells, singing along, and leaving with the warm feeling of the Season in your heart! Special guests will include the very unique Apple Sisters. Tickets are $25 and $35, and may be ordered by phone at (702) 749-2000.


Travis Cloer

The Apple Sisters

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Lucky lady. None of her other birthday trips to Las Vegas could quite compare to this one. It was just after 1 a.m. on October 26th, when a Dallas, Texas-native named Melissa sat down at a Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond slot machine at Harrah's. Melissa had been there before, traveling to Las Vegas every year to celebrate her birthday with her family. This trip was different, though, because at 1:26 a.m., she hit a jackpot worth $1.036 million. Melissa told casino bosses that she would need some time to decide what to do with her life-changing birthday winnings.

And on Wednesday, November 6th, Shingo Kobayashi from Tustin, California, was in town for SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, when he won a $273,003.84 progressive jackpot on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The fortunate fellow had just sat down at the machine, and only played $20, when he hit the jackpot. He is already planning a return trip to the LVH in mid-December.

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Las Vegan, Nathan Brian Wine, is very excited about a notice that he recently received. He wants to share his good news with our readers, so we will help spread the word by printing the letter...
"Dear Nathan Brian Wine (ACT NAME: Mr. Nathan "Sings"),
CONGRATULATIONS! You have been chosen to attend an audition for Britain's Got Talent! Please note that due to the large numbers of people we need to see we are unable to predict how long the audition sessions will last, therefore please allow for the possibility of being at the venue for a considerable amount of time (this may include queuing and filming outside of the venue, please make sure you wrap up warm). We advise you to allow plenty of time to get to your audition. Feel free to bring along family and friends for support, the more the merrier!"

Britain's Got Talent is the show that started it all. Due to the reality show's popularity in England, the USA version, with Simon Cowell, soon followed. Come Monday, November 11th, Mr. Wine will be auditioning for the show, across the pond in Manchester. Nathan is urging Las Vegans to think good thoughts for him, saying, "I would appreciate it so much!" When he returns home, he will be diving head first on promoting his Las Vegas Show at the Winchester Cultural Center on Sunday, January 19th. Under the direction of Paul Badia, an 11-piece orchestra will be backing Nathan during the second half of his show, with all arrangements written by Wine. We will have more on Nathan Brian Wine's upcoming show as we get closer to the January date.


Nathan Brian Wine

Marilyn Maye & Clint Holmes

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If you happen to be in the Costa Mesa, California, area between November 14th and 16th, lucky you! You have the opportunity to see the amazing Marilyn Maye with Clint Holmes in concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Marilyn Maye has been called one of the greatest voices in the world and a national treasure. Her career has included Big Bands, cabarets, musical theater and television. Her recording of "Too Late Now" was selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institute's permanent collection, in the company of other singing greats such as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. Teamed with her for this classic evening of cabaret is Clint Holmes, named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times and Singer of the Year four times. Show times are Thursday the 14th, Friday the 15th, and Saturday the 16th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79. Call the box office at (714) 556-2787 for reservations. The Segerstrom Center is at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.

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John C. Brown, producing partner with Bart Williams on The Last First Comic documentary, tells us that the film is now available on DVD. It has been a long road but they are there. This is the perfect gift for burlesque fans this holiday season. The film is available for purchase online, at www.thelastfirstcomic.com. Also, Netflix recently added The Last First Comic to their catalog, but you can't watch the film there quite yet. If enough people save the film to their queue, Netflix will make it available. John says he is still waiting to hear back from them on just how many people have to save it to their queue before they will make it available. Here is the link to The Last First Comic on Netflix (it's a long one!) -
http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Last-First-Comic/70296874?strkid=1593106008_0_0&strackid=519bd1c4fb0a83e1_0_srl&trkid=222336


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Reminders...
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, tomorrow, Saturday, November 9th at 7 p.m.

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SPERDVAC (The Society to Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy) was founded to preserve the rich history and the actual recordings from the Golden Age of radio.
The Society to Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama Variety and Comedy (SPERDVAC) is producing its 24th Convention happening from Friday, November 15th, through Sunday, November 17, at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, California. The convention will feature appearances by many film, television and radio performers such as Ed Ames ("Daniel Boone"), Rose Marie ("Dick Van Dyke Show"), Tony Dow ("Leave It to Beaver), Ivy Bethune (radio version of "Superman"), June Foray ("Rocky and Bullwinkle"), Janet Waldo (voice of Judy Jetson); Marsha Hunt, Wink Martindale, Gary Owens ("Laugh-In"), Peggy Webber (radio and TV versions of "Dragnet"), Shirley Mitchell ("I Love Lucy"), Alan Oppenheimer ("The Six Million Dollar Man"), Dick Van Patten ("Eight Is Enough"), Phil Proctor ("The Firesign Theatre" and "Rugrats"), and Las Vegan Beverly Washburn ("Old Yeller" and Star Trek TOS episode "The Deadly Years"). And that's just to name a few!

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