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Note: This is a past column from July 25, 2014
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Las Vegas - July 25, 2014

F.I.O.R.E. 10th Anniversary - Pia Zadora & Nelson Sardelli

F.I.O.R.E. 10th Anniversary - Nelson Sardelli & Marty Allen

The Who's Who of Las Vegas turned out for Sunday night's F.I.O.R.E. 10th Anniversary/ Birthday Celebration at the Italian American Club. From A to Z - they were there. Among the partygoers, and performers, were Bill Acosta, Harley Akers, Marty Allen and Karon Kate Blackwell, Robert Allen and Deborah Danielson, Peter Anthony, Arlene Bates, Angelo and Nancy Cassaro, Judy Coco, Cindy Doumani and Randy Soard, The Duke of Fremont Street, Vera Goulet, Bill and Sharon Graziano, Don and Gloria Hill, Anthony Lewis and Patti Ascher Lewis, Spike Measer and Sherri Feliciano, Cliff and Claire Lawrence, Linda November and Artie Schroeck, Jerry and Ping Shafer, Elizabeth Pero, Gary Rogers, Pietra Sardelli, Felix Silla, Lorraine Thompson, Lou Toomin, Conrad Villella, Mr. and Mrs. Davy Williams, Nathaniel Brian Wine, and Pia Zadora. Live music was provided by Gary Anderson and the Anniversary Band, and the host for the evening was (you knew this was coming), Nelson Sardelli, who "invented" F.I.O.R.E. (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events), and, with a dandy support staff, keeps it up, running, interesting and fun.

F.I.O.R.E. 10th Anniversary - Linda November, Nelson Sardelli & Karon Kate Blackwell

F.I.O.R.E. 10th Anniversary - Nelson Sardelli, Patty Ascher & Anthony Lewis

In addition to Nelson Sardelli, Rich Natole's guests on last week's The Voices of a Generation radio show, airing on KDWN 720 AM, Mondays at 1 p.m., were author Mariana Williams, who is married to singer/songwriter Paul Williams ("An Old Fashioned Love Song," "You and Me Against the World," "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Rainbow Connection"), and actor Barry Williams (no relation to Mariana and Paul), who played Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch TV show.

Nelson Sardelli & Rich Natole

Karon Kate Blackwell New CD

And speaking of Karon Kate Blackwell, the talented singer/musician/songwriter wife of Marty Allen has a brand new CD out. Called I Pray Before, the 12 tracks are new originals, and includes Mama Karon's popular "(I'll Be There) Wedding Vows." We will find out how and where to purchase I Pray Before, and pass it on. In the meantime, you can hear (and see) the title track video on YouTube.

The next FIORE luncheon meeting is on Thursday, August 14th. The special guests will be Sue and Paul Lowden. More details upcoming.

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American Trilogy in Laughlin

Las Vegas' hottest tribute artist, Rob Garrett (aka the 'King of Diamonds'), is ready to make August even hotter. Garrett and his K.O.D. Band, recently performed to an SRO/SOLD OUT crowd of more than 2,000 paid attendees in the Dallas Events Center at the Texas Station Casino on May 31st. Now Garrett and company takes to the road less than 100 miles south of Vegas for the American Trilogy show at the Riverside Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. For two weeks, July 31st to August 3rd, and August 7th through August 10th, American Trilogy makes their Laughlin debut at the Riverside in the 750-seat Don's Celebrity Theater. American Trilogy, based out of Las Vegas, brings together three of the greatest and most beloved entertainers in popular music history – 'Frank Sinatra' (Gary Anthony/David DeCosta), 'Elvis Presley' (Justin Shandor/Dave Hoover) and 'Neil Diamond' (Rob Garrett). What distinguishes American Trilogy from other tribute shows is that these three performers have either collaborated or connected in one way or another during their prolific, illustrious careers. The show will focus on the mutual respect and admiration the men had for one another, and the love and gratitude they shared for their country. They personified The American Dream, becoming three of the biggest megastars of our time. In addition to performing solo segments backed by a live band, the show includes interaction between each of the performers before the audience gets treated to the ultimate trifecta as the stars unite for a moving, upbeat, patriotic finale. Members of the AT Band include Steve Gerard (MD/Keys), Keith Neal (guitar/vocals), Daryl Slade (bass/vocals), Jay Boyer (keys), Jeff Borree (drums), Russine Zellner (vocals) and Rosanna Telford (vocals). Then, Rob and the band are back home to perform their 5th Annual Hot August Night show to (always) SRO crowds on Saturday, August 16th at the Cannery Casino & Hotel on E. Craig Rd. in North Las Vegas. Busy, busy. Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino, home of Don's Celebrity Theater, is located at 1650 South Casino Drive in Laughlin. For additional information or reservations, call (702) 298-2535. Be sure and ask about the Pre-paid Parking.

Susan Oliver The Green Girl

Stephen Michael Shearer

Thanks to the interest by enough people, and the quota of ticket buyers being met, George Pappy's documentary film, The Green Girl, based on the life of actress Susan Oliver, WILL be seen in Las Vegas! Showtime is at 9 p.m. this Thursday, July 31st, at the Palms Casino's Brenden Theater. At our Friday column deadline, there were still a handful of seats available for the showing. To quote Mr. Pappy, until two years ago, he knew virtually nothing about Susan Oliver (other than the fact that she played "Vina" in the original Star Trek pilot and appeared in an episode of Twilight Zone with Roddy McDowall). Pappy goes on to say, "Then one day I happened to look her up on the Internet Movie Database ( and was shocked at what I saw (you can do to the same at This remarkably-long resume left me wondering how I could have possibly missed her in so many iconic TV shows of the '50s, '60s and '70s, almost always playing major guest-starring roles. I was even more surprised to see that she directed episodes of M*A*S*H and Trapper John, M.D. (major shows!) during the early 1980s, virtually unheard of for a woman in the male-dominated world of television back then. (It turns out she was an original member of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, which still exists today.) And this was just the tip of the iceberg. She was also a record-setting aviator who flew a single-engine plane across the Atlantic in 1967, and was one of the first women to ever pilot a Lear Jet. As I delved deeper and deeper into her story, I found that she was a truly fascinating and enigmatic woman, much more than just another "pretty actress" whose heyday came and went - which makes her relative obscurity today even sadder. I decided her story had to be told, and I'm just the guy to do it! (Who am I? Click here and see for yourself:" The result is the feature length The Green Girl, named for a character Oliver portrayed in a Star Trek episode. Tragically taken by cancer in 1990 at just 58-years- old, Susan Oliver has been inexplicably forgotten by many in the industry to which she gave so much of herself. This documentary chronicles and celebrates the remarkable achievements of her all-too-short life, and features appearances by Lee Meriwether, David Hedison, Nancy Malone, Kathleen Nolan, Roy Thinnes, Gary Conway, Peter Mark Richman, Monte Markham, Roosevelt Grier, Celeste Yarnall, and author/film historian, Stephen Michael Shearer, who will be present at the Brenden Theater screening to talk about Ms. Oliver. Tickets are $10.50 plus a $1 service fee.

Coincidentally (or not), Creation Entertainment's 13th Annual Official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention is being held at the Rio Suites Hotel, 3700 W. Flamingo, right down the street from the Palms, July 31st (the same day as The Green Girl showing) through August 3rd. Among the more than 100 celebrities scheduled to appear at the convention are William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, James Darren, Sally Kellerman, Catherine Hicks, Felix Silla, and John Schuck. Over four days, Klingons, Andorians and Vulcans will be joined by humans as fans from around the world beam into Las Vegas for the world's largest Star Trek Convention. The event is expected to attract more than 15,000 attendees. For ticket prices and to learn the stars schedules, go to m/cal/st_lasvegas.html.

Felix Silla

Tony Bennett

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This Sunday, Nik at Nite and The Trio will be celebrating the music of Tony Bennett from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Piazza Lounge at the Tuscany. They had another packed house last weekenf, as Nik paid tribute to the music of Harold Arlen, featuring great tunes such as "Come Rain or Shine," "I've Got the World on a String," "Get Happy," "Old Black Magic," "Let's Fall In Love" and many more. The band, consisting of Chad Michaels on keys, Bob Sachs on bass, and Mike Mechem on drums, was swinging all night long. On Sunday, the personnel will be the same as they honor Bennett with some of his signature songs, along with some of his lesser known gems. Join the festivities in the coolest lounge in town (there is no cover charge). The Piazza Lounge is located in the Tuscany Hotel, at 255 E Flamingo.

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Bill Fayne and Friends gave departing showgirl, Tara Palsha, a royal Las Vegas send off, as she leaves this community, headed for New York City. It was a full house at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center on July 19th. Audience members enjoyed the young pre- show singers (ages 10 to 16) years old, consisting of Chloe Watson ("Feeling Good"), Joelie Mountain ("Popular" from Wicked), Madison Smith ("Orange Colored Sky"), Hayleyann Hart ("Not For The Life of Me"), Jessica Ruettiger ("Breathe"), Hayley and Jessica ("For Good" also from Wicked), and Jessica Vanek ("Out Here On My Own" and "The Girl in 14G"). Singers in the show with Tara were Gret Menzies and Richel Kompst, and singers after the show were Clint Holmes, Eric Jordon Young, Lou Gazzara, Rita Davidsen and Lynn Ross. It was a night that Tara and those who were present, will long remember.

Tara Palsha

Denise Rose as Judy Garland

And speaking of Bill Fayne and the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 2nd, Bill's Friends will be two Denises - Denise Rose and Denise Clemente. Ms. Rose will pay homage to Judy Garland, and Ms. Clemente performs a tribute to Bette Midler, in Bette & Judy...Together at Last. Together at Last is the imagined meeting of two little ladies (5 feet tall) with great big voices. It's a show filled with their greatest hits, wonderful stories, and duets never heard before between these two superstar icons! The show was written and directed by Fayne. Tickets for Bette & Judy...Together at Last at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd., are $15.

Denise Clemente as Bette Midler

Ella Fitzgerald

Also taking place at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, Live at Carnegie is a series recreating historic Carnegie Hall performances. Hear your favorite performers pay tribute to some of the biggest names in entertainment history. Performers from the Las Vegas Strip bring their own flavor to the timeless music once performed on one of the world's most famous stages. Tickets are $20 for General Seating (admits one to one show), and $50 for General Seating Season Tickets (admits one to all three Live at Carnegie Series shows). On Wednesday August 6th, from 7 to 9 p.m., Ella Fitzgerald will be honored. Live at Carnegie pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on Wednesday, October 8th; and on Friday and Saturday, November 21st and 22nd, it's Stephen Sondheim's turn.

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A celebration of life will be held for Joseph La Due at the Blue Diamond Foursquare Church, 12 noon, this Sunday, July 29th. Also known as "Smokey Joe," La Due was born in Las Vegas on December 16th, 1943, He was retired from the U.S. Army, which will be acknowledged at Sunday's service. Joe was an actor with many credits in television, including appearances on The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983). Mr. La Due is probably best remembered for his recurring role as Derek Thurston on The Young and the Restless in the '70s and '80s. Longtime Y & R watchers will recall that on the soap, Derek was married to Katherine Chancellor, played by the late Emmy-winning Jeanne Cooper. Joe La Due passed away May 26 following a long illness. He was 70.

Joe LaDue 1943-2014

James Garner 1928-2014

James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small and big screens, passed away last Saturday, July 19th. He was 86 when he died of natural causes. Garner starred in the hit TV series - Maverick in the late 1950s, and The Rockford Files in the 1970s. He also appeared in more than 50 movies, including such classics as Sayonara (1957), The Great Escape (1963), The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Victor/Victoria (1982), and Murphy's Romance in 1985, for which he received an Academy Award-nomination. Garner also gained a new generation of fans for his role in the 2004 Ryan Gosling-Rachel McAdams hit romantic drama, The Notebook, portraying the older version of young Gosling's character.

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Shelley Berkley and her father George Levine recently visited Grant Philipo's Las Vegas Showgirl Museum (see accompanying photo). Las Vegans know that Congresswoman Berkley represented Nevada's 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2013, serving seven terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. As for George Levine, beginning in the early 1960s, he was the Captain in the Sands Copa Room. For 17 years, during the Rat Pack era and until the Sands closed in 1996, Levine was the maitre d' of the famed Copa Room. In an interesting turn of events, in a clever bit of casting, The Rat Pack is Back producer, Dick Feeney, hired George to be the captain of The Rat Pack is Back showroom!

Shelley Berkley & George Levine at Grant Philipo's Showgirl Museum

The Phat Pack

While a home in a public venue is being sought for Grant Philipo's Las Vegas Showgirl Museum, select visitors are invited to the very impressive Philipo residence (it's a LARGE home, featuring a very well set up exhibit) to view the incredible and historical Vegas costume collection. Hopefully, very soon, EVERYONE will be able to see and enjoy the collection of beautiful costumes that helped make this city the Entertainment Capital of the World. We will keep you posted.

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Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist, Rebecca Spencer, will celebrate her Los Angeles concert debut with a performance of Fair Warning, Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, California, with an 8 p.m. show on Friday, August 15th. Working with her long-time collaborator, virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry, their musical symmetry has been hailed by critics across the country. The combination of these two artists was heralded in BackStage as "collaboration at its finest." Fair Warning will take the audience on a journey that melds Rachmaninoff to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Copland to Marvin Hamlisch, Vangelis to Lloyd Webber, Hoagy Carmichael to Jerry Herman, Bobby Scott to Frank Wildhorn, and Chopin to Rodgers and Hart, among others. The program will also include original material written for Ms. Spencer by Broadway conductor, and current musical director for the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys, Keith Thompson, which debuted in Las Vegas at the popular Composers Showcase. We will have more details about Spencer and Fortenberry in our August 8th column. Tickets for Fair Warning: Rebecca Spencer in Concert range from $20 to $45, and are available through, or by calling Upstairs at Vitello's box office at (818) 769-0905. Box office hours are 3 to 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Upstairs at Vitello's is located at Vitello's Restaurant, 4349 Tujunga Ave. in Studio City, CA. For more information visit

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The Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), a premier local tourism industry organization, has donated 500 backpacks for students attending Andson's 3rd Annual Back2Class Bash on Saturday, August 2nd, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Goett Family Park, located at 10950 Southern Highland Parkway. This is the second year for LVHA to be a sponsor. The backpacks will be filled with school supplies for students from schools within the Downtown Achieves Geographic Location reflecting some of the highest "at risk" schools in the valley. This fun event, with news personalities Heidi Hayes and Ted Pretty as masters of ceremonies, will feature food, entertainment, community vendors, bounce houses, water slides, carnival games, and face painting. The Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA) is a nonprofit state association made up of more than 561 working professionals and 265 businesses in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1962, LVHA encompasses a broad spectrum of companies supporting the tourism, convention and hospitality fields in Southern Nevada.

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This Sunday, July 27th at 3 p.m., The Phat Pack - Best of Broadway will play at Freedom Hall, 2460 Hampton Road in Henderson. If you have been around these parts for a while, you know the story. A group of Broadway singers and former cast mates in Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, created their own unique revue, called The Phat (taking the "Ph" from Phantom) Pack. Bruce Ewing, Ted Keegan, Randal Keith and Kevan Patriquin, met at Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular and formed The Phat Pack - a show jam-packed with great Music - Broadway, American Standards, Las Vegas favorites and original songs; Laughter - in story and song; and Dreams - as the guys share their personal and career journeys with the audience and each other. In addition to receiving rave reviews after opening in Las Vegas, The Phat Pack was named Best of Vegas 2013/Best All Around Performers by the Las Vegas Review- Journal. The Phat Pack has enjoyed successful appearances at the Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz, the Showroom at the downtown Plaza, as well as at Windows Showroom at Bally's Hotel and Casino. Bruce Ewing, a native of Suffern, NY, and graduate of the Hart School of Music, Hartford, CT, spent six years appearing in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Before Phantom, Bruce appeared as Jinx and Sparky in Forever Plaid at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, as well as the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Bruce has worked all over the country in national tours of Forever Plaid, City of Angels, Grand Hotel and Ziegfeld: A Night at the Follies. Randal Keith, is best known for his role as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He also performed the role of King Arthur in the Las Vegas production of Spamalot, and, most recently, performed in the Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular. Randal has played Raoul and Monsieur André, as well as the Phantom, in the First National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. He is one of the few actors to have played every major role in Phantom. In Les Misérables, he performed Jean Valjean on the National Tour, and was chosen to star as Valjean on Broadway to close the show's 16 year run. Ted Keegan, a native of Watertown, NY, and a graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, starred as The Phantom in the National tour of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as in the Broadway Company. Ted was deeply involved in the George Gershwin Centennial Celebration, performing unpublished Gershwin at the opening of the George and Ira Gershwin Room at the National Archives in Washington, DC. He has been a soloist with numerous orchestras across the country, including the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. Kevan Patriquin, a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, performed the starring role in MGM Grand's mega-musical production, EFX- Alive, alongside notable stars, Rick Springfield, David Cassidy and Tommy Tune. He also served as the production's Stunt Coordinator. He worked with the legendary Hal Prince in opening Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, as the Phantom Double and Stunt Coordinator. Kevan has worked for notable companies such as: Disney, Universal Studios, DreamWorld, and has created and directed productions across the US, Australia and China. For tickets to see The Phat Pack at Freedom Hall on Sunday (one show only), call the Box Office at (702) 614-5864. Tickets are $18 and $15.

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To celebrate the recent acquisition of the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel, Westgate Resorts along with Clark County Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani and Tom Collins, ceremonially lifted the first letter "W" that will be added to its Paradise Road marquee at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. "This letter represents more than just the beginning of this property's name, it's the beginning of a new era in Las Vegas," stated David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts. "Enhancements and renovations to this property have already started, and today we are prepping our first Westgate letter to be added to the marquee. This letter is the largest in Las Vegas at 20 feet and one inch!" Two Las Vegas showgirls and dozens of Westgate team members were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Siegel plans to invest more than $250 million to renovate every square inch of the property and chose to save the jobs of 2,200 employees when he took over the resort on July 1. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino also created and is currently hiring for more than 200 positions in departments including sales and marketing, engineering, maintenance and housekeeping to work on renovations and other new programs that are being developed. For more information or to book accommodations at the new Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, call toll free at (800) 732-7117, or log on to

Photo caption: David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, stands in front of the "W" that will be placed on the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino's marquee. Photos courtesy of Aaron Preciado with e11ven Media Group.

David Siegel Launches the Westgate "W"

Little Big Town

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The sixth annual Coyote CountryFest brings Little Big Town, Frankie Ballard, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Voice Season 4 finalists, The Swon Brothers. and more to the Orleans Arena on Saturday, August 2nd. Headliner Little Big Town recently released its new single, "Day Drinking," the first off the upcoming album, Painkiller. The single debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Country chart. The quartet's musical harmonies and hit songs have led the band to recognition with 14 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, certified platinum album The Road to Here, and much more. The group is comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet. After winning the "Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star" contest, Frankie Ballard went on to open shows for the famed country music artist. In 2013, Ballard released his second album, Sunshine & Whiskey, featuring the single, "Helluva Life," which charted No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart. Natalie Stovall and The Drive released their first single, "Baby Come On With It," earlier this year. The song hit the Billboard Country Airplay chart at No. 43. The group, named for lead vocalist and fiddle player Natalie Stovall, has performed on The Grand Ole Opry and Oprah Winfrey Show. Debuting their talent with a performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" on season four of NBC's The Voice, Zach and Colton Swon accomplished a third place overall finish in the competition. They were recognized as the first duo to make it from the Top 12 live shows to the season finale on The Voice. In 2013, the Swons released single "Later On." The track sold more than 23,000 copies in its first week. Showtime for Coyote CountryFest is 7 p.m. Tickets are available from $20 to $65, and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena box office at (702) 284-7777, or by visiting

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The announcement of the closing of Mamma Mia! at the Tropicana, after less than three months, comes as a surprise to us. Based on the success of the version of the ABBA music-based show that ran at Mandalay Bay for six years, we assume the Trop thought they had a hit on their hands. Mamma Mia!, which opened at the Tropicana on May 16th, will close on August 3rd. No announcement has been made regarding what might be coming into the hotel's theater next. Those who have tickets for shows scheduled after August 3rd, can get refunds by calling the Tropicana box office at (702) 739-2411.

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There will be a reception and send-off for artist Yasmina Chavez, this Saturday, July 26th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dana Satterwhite's TastySpace Gallery, 520 Fremont St, suite 150. There will be a limited number of ceramic pieces and signed prints for sale. Please come if you can. Phone (617) 513-7336, or go to

And speaking of Dana Satterwhite, he wants us to pass along this information to our readers...
4 Yeaars of 3 BAAAD Sheep
On First Friday, August 1st, Las Vegas' renowned trio, 3 BAAAD Sheep, are celebrating four incredible years of collaborative creativity with a party to be remembered. More than a party, this is a 4th anniversary commemoration of three eccentric individuals brought together to create a message for the masses, and they are thrilled to share the celebration with you. The collective BAAAD Sheep mission is to uplift and inspire—to liberate the minds of those who may be seeking, perhaps chasing, a faux happiness, and to encourage a truer, realer happiness to come from within. They speak through their mixed media collages - each piece transmitting its own new order of thinking, as if by antennae. Be not afraid. Just trust and believe. Encounter their work, witness their process, and there's little doubt you will appreciate every bit of passion that goes into it. More than that, you will know the mutual respect these three artists have for one another, setting aside personal thoughts, beliefs, and differences to arrive, as one, on artistic common ground. This party to celebrate the 3 BAAAD Sheep's four-year anniversary will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., and will be held at PeaceNArt Studio, upstairs at The Arts Factory in downtown Las Vegas' 18b Arts District. Other artists will join the cause and help fuel the creative process on an evening whose theme is "Time is Nothing." Four years have passed, but for the 3 BAAAD Sheep, it was nothing. For these 3 hard-working, distinguished gentlemen, the passage of time has been accelerated by the joy of collaboration and the tendency to get lost in it. So please come watch them work, channel their energy, and pass another beautiful milestone. Who are the 3 BAAAD Sheep? Alexander P. Huerta, Eddie "Cicifu" Canumay, and Alexander "Sky" Carranza. They are three unique artists from three separate paths, who have come together to deliver one giant message through their mixed-media art. The three met on the patio of the Arts Factory in Las Vegas to paint their first collage. The three have embarked on a colorful journey, embracing and reshaping the waves of time with each new project and with each passing day. They will continue to view the world in a non-traditional way, delivering creations that challenge social norms and enlighten with a positive, powerful message. Stop by on August 1st to help them celebrate.

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Goo Goo Dolls

It's the Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry at the Red Rock's Sandbar Pool, next Friday, August 1st. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casino Boarding Pass Rewards Center.

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This weekend at The Onyx Theatre, it's CABARET. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd-and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Off Strip Productions' Artistic Director, Brandon Burk, returns with another addition to his "Affordable Broadway Series". This Musical was made for the intimacy and ambiance of The Onyx Theatre, and with their own unique touch that you can only find there, Karalyn Clark (Musical Director), Olivia Hernando (Choreographer), and the rest of Off Strip's superstar artistic team will bring this show to life like you've never experienced. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Right this way, your table's waiting at CABARET, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical that the New York Post calls "one for the ages." Remaining show times are July 25th, 26th and 31st, and August 1st and 2nd at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees on July 27th and August 3rd, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 for General Admission, and $19 for Seniors. Military and Students. The Onyx Theatre is located at 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16B in Commercial Center. Phone (702) 732-7225.

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