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Las Vegas - November 7, 2014


Bobby Caldwell at Red Rock

Andrew Neu

Last Saturday night, we were at the Red Rock Casino Resort spa (our first time that far west in this sprawling community) to see and listen to singer/songwriter/musician, Bobby Caldwell. If you're not familiar with the name, but have been listening to radio since the 1970s (you remember radio), when you hear the first few bars of Caldwell's big hit, "What You Won't Do For Love," you will have an "Aha" moment. (Click on Link below.) Approximately 300 people filled the Rocks Lounge for Caldwell and company, and what a company they were. On Saturday, Bobby Caldwell's band was made up of Mark McMillen on keys and vocals, Carlyle Barriteau on guitar and vocals, Tony Moore on drums, Roberto Vally on bass and vocals, and Andrew Neu on sax, keyboard and vocals. All of these musicians were outstanding, with Mr. Neu's trip into the audience with his saxophone, being an evening highlight and a real crowd-pleaser. Among the songs performed by Caldwell were "The Shape I'm In," "Heart of Mine," "Stuck On You," "Let It Be Me," " All Or Nothing At All," "I Only Have Eyes For You," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "At Last," and, of course, "What You Won't Do For Love." An entertaining night of music. If you get the chance, check out Bobby Caldwell. Give a listen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NQ- Bk63Hs8&feature=player_embedded.
Thank you to Vice President of Entertainment for Station Casinos, Judy Alberti, and Mr. Caldwell's manager, Jack White, for their help.

Note: We are always delighted when we can compliment an exceptional employee, especially in the hospitality business, this city's bread and butter. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen as often as it should, but at the Red Rock on Saturday, we encountered a fine example of how customers, or people in general, SHOULD be treated. Never having been at the Red Rock before, when it was time to head back to valet to retrieve our vehicle, we got totally lost in the very large casino. As it was quite late (or very early in the morning, as the case may be), there were not a lot of people who we could ask for directions. The only hotel employees that we saw were emptying gaming machines, and, understandably, could not leave their posts - they could only point. Luckily for us, while seeking someone to help, we spotted a lady in a uniform. I guess she could tell that we were in trouble, and asked what she could do to help. We told her that we were VERY lost. She did not point, or say "follow the path to the cage and turn right," or anything like that. She insisted on, diverting from her own journey, and TAKING us to valet. If not for this fine employee, we would probably sill be lost at the Red Rock! The lady, we learned, was Slot Supervisor, Rose Sullens. Not only did Ms. Sullens TAKE us to valet, she waited with us until our car was brought around. Oh, and did we mention that she refused to accept a sincerely offered tip? Great job, Rose!

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Kelly "Cher" Clinton & Dennis "Sonny" Blair

Kelly Clinton as Joe Joe "Spaghetti" Moretti

If there is anyone more versatile and/or talented than Kelly Clinton, we don't know who that might be...and we have seen plenty when it comes to entertainers. We were at the Italian American Club last Sunday night for the lady's one-woman/multiple personalities show, called Uh Oh, My Half Italian Roots are Showing (Kelly's father was Irish, and her mother is Italian). It's hard to describe what Kelly does, because she does so much. Described as "a kaleidoscope of talent," she sings, she dances, she's a comedian, she's a storyteller, and she does impressions - some who are familiar and/or real people (Kelly's mother, Ellie; Cher, with comic Dennis Blair as Sonny last weekend; Wayne Newton, who Kelly worked with; Elvis aka Kelvis) and others who are of her own creation (Joe Joe "Spaghetti" Moretti, who played first trumpet in Vegas showrooms with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Tony Bennett; and Madonnica, the Hispanic wardrobe lady). Kelly has performed her Freckled For Life show in New York cabarets, earning glowing reviews. Cousin Claire remembers Kelly when she was barely old enough to hang out in casinos, let alone perform in them, yet, that's what she was doing. Whether working with Mainstream at Frank Link's Maxim talent showcase, with Buddy Wilde, or with her own band, The Purple Gang, one could see that this young lady had a bright future. Backed by Michael Clark on keyboards, Tony Drake on guitar, Jeff Gopen on drums, and Steve Johnson on horns, Kelly Clinton Holmes (did we mention that she is married to singer Clint Holmes?) is a force to be reckoned with.

On our way to the IAC, heading north down Pecos, we had never seen so many vehicles. They were moving, as well as parked for blocks on both sides of the street from Desert Inn to past Karen. We learned later that the crowds were coming and going to the Winchester Cultural Center for Day of the Dead celebrating.

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Veteran entertainer, Marty Allen, will be signing copies of his new book in the Grand Ballroom at the Palace Station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., next Saturday, November 15th. Called (what else?) "Hello Dere!," the illustrated biography of the 92-year-old Allen (born Morton Alpern) contains funny and touching anecdotes as well as lots and lots of photos of the comic with everyone from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Ernie Borgnine and Louis Prima, to The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, Totie Fields, and, of course, Marty's partner, Steve Rossi. Marty's late wife, Frenchy, and his current wife, musician Karon Kate Blackwell, are also featured lovingly, Fans will want to add this book, described as "phenomenal," to their library. See you at the Palace Station next weekend.


Marty Allen & Nelson Sardelli at Book Signing

Nelson "Flash" Sardelli

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If some kind stranger has posted Nelson Sardelli's bail, to get him out of the hoosegow for wearing a politically incorrect "FLASH Gordon" Halloween costume last Friday (see accompanying photo), he will be at the Italian American Club to host the next F.I.O.R.E. (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events) get-together on Thursday, November 13th. You won't want to miss this one, with special guest, Professor/author Alan Balboni. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Italian American Club, there will be all the usual fun, tasty food, live music and a great, classy and informative program. When Beyond the Mafia first appeared in 1996, it was hailed as a significant contribution to the history of Las Vegas and of ethnic minorities in America. Alan Balboni traces the history of Italians in Las Vegas from the founding of the city in 1905, and recording their activities in the fledgling settlement. As Las Vegas grew, Italian Americans participated in every aspect of the city's society and economy, including construction, retail establishments, hotels, and - after the statewide legalization of gambling in 1931 - the casino industry. Basing his research on well over a hundred interviews, as well as the records of Italian American organizations, public agencies, and other sources, Balboni has produced a sparkling, farsighted, and thoroughly documented account of the history of one of Las Vegas' most progressive and productive ethnic minorities. This new paperback edition includes an after word by the author that brings the story of Las Vegas' "Italian Americans" up to the present. A Professor at the College of Southern Nevada since 1987, Balboni has written many articles and books, including Beyond the Mafia: Italian Americans and the Development of Las Vegas, University of Nevada Press, 1996. Released in soft cover edition with an update in 2006. Moe Dalitz: Controversial Founding Father of Modern Las Vegas, a chapter in The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada, edited by Richard O. Davies, published by the University of Nevada Press, 1999. More Sinner than Saint: Tony Conero, an article in The First 100 Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Las Vegas, edited by A.D. Hopkins and K.J. Evans, published by the Huntington Press, 1999. Cost to attend the F.I.O.R.E. luncheon is $25 per person. Widows of Past Presidents (all the male members are Presidents) are F.I.O.R.E. guests. RSVPs are a must. Go to [email protected], or to [email protected], To learn more about the group, and you should, go to www.nonclubclubfiore.com. Be sure to check the "About Us" page.

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Comic, impressionist, radio show host, Rich Natole, tells us that Kato Kaelin (yes, THAT Kato Kaelin) was an awesome call-in guest on his Listening to the Vegas Voice radio show last Tuesday. Kaelin was funny and displayed a great personality. His Monday guest, via call-in, was comedian/actress, Rhonda Shear. Rhonda and Kato have teamed up with a new clothing line called Slackers. This coming Monday, November 10th, Rich's in studio guests will be Rick Dale and Kelly Dale. Rick and Kelly star in the hit TV show, American Restoration, on the History Channel. On Tuesday, the 11th, Rich will interview Robin Leach via call-in . Listening to the Vegas Voice airs on KLAV 1230 AM, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tune in. Join in.


Kato Kaelin

Rhonda Shear

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Those fortunate folks who joined Nik at Nite in the Piazza Lounge at the Tuscany last Sunday were treated to an evening of exquisite music with both featured and surprise guests as they celebrated Cole Porter. In addition to the regular trio of Joey Singer, Bob Sachs and Mike Mechem, which is second to none, the group was joined by the world-class guitarist, Jake Langley, for the first and second sets. Jake has recently moved to Las Vegas, and is certainly a welcome addition to the local Jazz music scene. For a snippet of this highly talented guitarist from last Sunday, you can go to the following YouTube link: http://youtu.be/rwGXFQwZ4oM.

Nik was also fortunate to have a surprise visit from well-known Las Vegas drummer, Mark Barrett, who sat in for several numbers. As if this weren't enough, the talented young vocalist, Chadwick Johnson, stopped by and gave us his great versions of "At Last" and "Autumn Leaves," before joining Nik on a tasty blues medley. Last, but not least, there was a surprise visit from Rick Roland, who performed "Misty" and "You Don't Know Me." All in all, it was quite a musical feast. This Sunday, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., it's one world-class guitarist to another, as the legendary Joe Lano joins Bob Sachs, Mike Mechem and Nik as they celebrate the music of Johnny Mercer. This certainly would be a good way to cap off your week. The Piazza Lounge is located inside the Tuscany Hotel (on the hotel side), 255 E. Flamingo. Help spread the word about the coolest room in town.


Nik at Nite & Joe Lano

Photo by Olivia Gatti

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In their final show in the Emergency Arts building, TastySpace is thrilled to showcase the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Olivia Gatti, as she makes her gallery debut with The Motherlode: The everyday life of a mother photographer captured truthfully and beautifully. On view tomorrow, Saturday, November 9th. Please join in for the final artist's reception on Saturday, November 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. Food and drinks served. Music courtesy of Downtown Soul Productions. Olivia's work will remain on display through November 30th. More of her work can be viewed at ClickClickLove. TastySpace owner, Dana Satterwhite, thanks everyone for their continued support. TastySpace will continue to live online and through strategic partnerships within Southern Nevada and far beyond. The goal has always been to showcase unique work and create opportunities for goal-oriented, career-minded artists, writers, designers, and other creatives, bridging the fine, conceptual, and commercial art worlds. Note: This is Rock 'N Roll Marathon weekend. Road closures shouldn't be an issue. Just keeping everyone informed.
Mailing address is: [email protected].

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On Friday evening, November 14th, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Rd. in the T- Spot Lounge, Kenny Davidsen's Celebrity Piano Bar/Bow Tie Cabaret will present Bianca Guevara and Caitlin Shea and added guests for an evening of music. Dennis Blair will be on bass. Come enjoy the fun. No Cover.

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Although we got wind of Steve Wynn's new musical a couple of weeks ago, we were sworn to secrecy about the major project until Mr. Wynn himself talked about it. Now that he has let the big cat out of the bag, and there have been a number of stories in print, the public knows that the production will be called Showstoppers, and it will be performed in the Encore Theater, the former home of Garth Brooks. There will be a 30-piece orchestra, 28 dancers, and a number of singers, including Randal Keith, Phat Pack member and formerly in Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular. (We will have more on this in the next couple of weeks). Marguerite Derricks, will choreograph Showstoppers. She has the distinction of being the first and only choreographer to win three consecutive Emmy awards for outstanding choreography, and she has won five MTV Movie Awards for best dance sequence. Las Vegan Dave Loeb is the musical director. What we haven't' read or heard is anything about is director Philip William McKinley's Southern Nevada history. McKinley was born in Illinois, graduating from Avon High School in 1970. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he participated as an actor and a choreographer in Augustana's theater and the Barn Theater, a community group in Moline, Illinois. He graduated in 1973, with majors in education, speech, drama, music, English, and the visual arts. After graduating, McKinley moved to Henderson, Nevada, where he taught music and directed the school's choirs at Burkholder Jr. High. After leaving Burkholder in 1974, McKinley worked as a singer, choreographer, and director at various theaters in the Las Vegas area, mostly at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theater. In 1975, McKinley got a principal part in Lido De Paris at Las Vegas' Stardust Hotel, where he remained for seven months until he began performing in a principal role in Casino De Paris at the Dunes Hotel. McKinley remained at the Dunes Hotel through 1981, and was also employed by the Meadows Playhouse, Las Vegas' first professional theatre. From 1977 to 1981, McKinley served as Educational Director and Dean of the Arts School for the Meadows Playhouse. As the theater's Educational Director, he developed an arts curriculum that included speech, drama, music, dance, and the visual arts for K-12 students for a local school district. In addition, he was appointed to be the Associate Artistic Director for the theater in 1978. During McKinley's tenure at the Meadows Playhouse, he occasionally acted (Cousin Claire remembers seeing him as the Master of Ceremonies/Emcee in Cabaret, and one of the ensemble players in Suzanne Buhrer's original musical revue, Hot Ginger and Dynamite), but more often he served as a director. In addition, during this time, McKinley received an Emmy nomination for his work as a director, writer and composer for a KLAS- TV Las Vegas televised public service announcement, "Come See a Play." In 1981, McKinley moved to New York City. Since that time, among his other credits, McKinley directed Broadway's The Boy From Oz, based on the life of entertainer Peter Allen, and starring Hugh Jackman, and served as Creative Consultant for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. McKinley also directed this spring's 50th birthday festivities for Steve Wynn's wife, Andrea Hissom, as covered by local scribe, John Katsilometes.


Randal Keith

Philip William McKinley

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Here is this weekend's Dispensary Lounge music lineup. Tonight, Friday, November 7th, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Naomi Mauro sings with the Uli Geissendoerfer Trio and special guests, drummer Danny Gottlieb of the Pat Metheny Band, and popular saxophonist, Gary Anderson. Tomorrow, Saturday, November 8th, vocalist Pascale Elia brings her unique style to the Dispensary, backed by the Uli Geissendoerfer Trio from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jazz and late night eats have made The Dispensary Lounge a favorite after hours spot for local musicians and music fans. Come by and see what all the fuss is about. World class jazz in a low key setting. Great food. Gaming too! The Dispensary Lounge has been around since 1976! It is located at 2451 E. Tropicana Ave, on the southeast corner at Trop and Eastern. Phone (702) 458-6343.

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Reminders...
Tonight, Friday, November 7th, it's Fayne & Friends in a Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch at Ron DeCar's Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. So. Show time is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 and $30. Call (702) 384-0771 for reservations.


Patty Ascher

Tomorrow night, the children of some of the biggest names in entertainment are starring in An Evening with the Next Generation at the M Resort. Ricci Martin, son of Dean Martin; Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland; Lena Prima, daughter of Louis Prima; and Steve March-Torme, son of Mel Torme, will perform. Anthony Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, will host the event as the Master of Ceremonies. A live band, conducted by Gary Anderson, will accompany the performers. Patty Ascher serves as Executive Producer. Tickets are priced at $29.99 and $34.99 plus taxes and fees. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the M Box Office, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at Ticketmaster.com.


David Loeb by Stephen Thorburn

Gary Anderson

The award-winning The Last Five Years is at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theater through Sunday. The very limited engagement for Nevada Conservatory Theater stars Adam Kantor and Betsey Wolfe, with an onstage orchestra. It's the musical story of two 20-something New Yorkers who dive headfirst into a marriage fueled with optimism. Remaining shows for The Last Five Years are at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, and matinees at 2 p.m., tomorrow and Sunday. Tickets are $30 to $50. For reservations, call (702) 895-2787 (ARTS).

Brent Barrett, who starred in Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian for two years, will debut his new cabaret act, Life Is: The Songs of Kinder & Ebb, at New York's famed Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St.), November 10th, 12th, and 13th. Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Christopher Denny, Life Is is a musical celebration of the legendary songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, creators of more than a dozen hit Broadway shows, including Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Steel Pier, Curtains, and The Scottsboro Boys. Among Olivier Award-nominee Barrett's stage credits are Chicago, Kiss Me, Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, and Grand Hotel. Show times for Life Is at the Metropolitan Room, are Monday, November 10th at 9;30 p.m., Wednesday the 12th at 7 p.m., and Thursday the 13th at 9:30. Tickets are $30 to $115. For reservations, phone (212) 206-0440. With the music of Kander & Ebb, and the glorious voice of the charismatic Mr. Barrett, this is a show not to miss.

The talented Swing City Dolls perform tonight, Friday, November 7th, at Sam's Town Live! A tribute to the 1940s, for more than 10 years, The Dolls, Natalie Carson, Robin Vincent and Connie Murray, have appeared across the Las Vegas Valley, opening for headliners including Lionel Richie, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. Showtime for the Swing City Dolls is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $15, plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling (702) 284-7777, or by visiting www.samstownlv.com. Sam's Town Live! Is in the Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, at 5111 Boulder Highway.

The city of Las Vegas invites the public to take an eclectic jazz journey around the globe with the Allegato World Jazz Quartet, on Sunday, November 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive in Lorenzi Park. The event is free and appropriate for all ages. The quartet, featuring Allison Adams-Tucker, accompanied by Danny Green on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass and Julien Cantelm on drums, will perform songs from Japan, Italy, France, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States, in six different languages. Their world mix of Latin rhythms, swing, funk, ballads, and gypsy jazz, make for a diverse multicultural musical experience. Bring blankets and/or folding chairs to be more comfortable in the outdoor amphitheater. The city of Las Vegas provides frequent free and low-cost cultural and performing arts opportunities to the community. For more information on upcoming programs, classes and performances, go online to www.artslasvegas.org, or call (702) 229-3514. For more information on Allegato World Jazz, visit their website at http://www.allegatomusic.co m/allegato.htm.

Mistinguett Production's presents Peter Pavone's Vintage Vegas Nights, hosted by Rich Little, Saturday, November 8th, 7 p.m., at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd. in Sun City Summerlin. With a live band, Vintage Vegas Nights features the talents of singer, impressionist Peter Pavone, comedy magician Murray Sawchuck, up and coming singer Tommy " Baby Buble" Ward, crooner Ronnie Rose, and the jazzy stylings of Toscha Comeaux. Tickets are $18, and available at the Box Office, call (702) 240-1301.


Roseanne Barr & TV Show Children

The Lipshtick Comedy Series presents Roseanne Barr, tonight, Friday, November 7th, and tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, in the Sands Showroom, at The Venetian. The comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, 2012 presidential candidate and the original domestic goddess, brings her brash, bold and witty stand-up comedy back to Las Vegas as a part of this new series. Tickets for Roseanne's shows at The Venetian are priced from $44. For reservations, call 1 (866) 983-4279.

We goofed last Friday (we don't make mistakes, we goof) when we wrote that Roseanne would be guesting on The View, Monday, November 3rd, which just happened to be Ms. Barr's birthday. It was NOT The View, that the lady was on, it was The TALK (we have a hard time keeping up with The Talk, The View, The Chew, The Real, and any and all the other The TV shows). We might mention, that actress Sara Gilbert, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, is the co-host and creator of the daytime show The Talk, where Roseanne appeared on Monday. As a birthday gift, Sara and the other ladies of The Talk - Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood - surprised Ms. Barr by bringing on her other TV children, Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the popular sitcom, and Lecy Goranson, who portrayed Becky Conner on the same show. Happy 62nd birthday, Roseanne. You are looking great!

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Anthony Rais, Simone & Denise Clemente

High Strung Cabaret, starring vocalist Denise Clemente and the innovative Marionette Artistry of Anthony Rais, will take to the stage of Ron DeCar's Event Center, next Friday, November 14th, beginning at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7). Accompanied by a live band, High Strung Cabaret is an entertainment delight, pleasing audiences young and old. Show tickets are $15, plus tax, and $20, plus tax for VIP seating. An open menu and/or buffet are available, and a full service bar accommodates your refreshment needs. The Event Center is located at 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. For reservations, go to http://www.rondecarseventcenter. com, and look under heading events to find High Strung Cabaret, or call Toll Free 1 (800) 574-5406, or local (702) 384-0771.

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RagTag Entertainment and Off Strip Productions are proud to announce How I Learned to Drive, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Paula Vogel at The Onyx Theatre. The play features Brenna Folger, Glenn Heath, Caitlin Shea, Anthony Meyer and Memory Mcallister, and is directed by Joe Hynes. How I Learned to Drive is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. Critics Say: "Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman's memories." NY Times. "...How I Learned to Drive turns out to be a most compelling ride." BackStage. Performance dates and times are November 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st and 22nd, at 8 p.m,, and November 16th and 23rd at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $19. Students, Seniors and Military pay $14. The Onyx Theatre is located in Commercial Center at 953 E. Sahara Ave,, Suite 16-B. For questions, contact Andrew Wright at (702) 280-0481, or Brandon Burk at (702) 732 - 7225.

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The Shimmer Cabaret at the Westgate (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) on Paradise, is featuring Neil Diamond – The Tribute, starring Rob Garrett & the K.O.D. Band. Show times are Wednesdays through Sundays (dark Mondays and Tuesdays) at 8:30 p.m. General Admission is $45. VIP tickets are $55. The Diamond Deluxe Package includes front of line and VIP seating, plus autographed photo and CD for $65. Military personnel pay $19. Two for one discounts are available for Nevada residents with local ID.

Monday, November 10th, in conjunction with Veterans Day on Tuesday, American Trilogy, starring Rob Garrett as Neil Diamond, Gary Anthony as Frank Sinatra, and Justin Shandor as Elvis Presley, will perform at the Westbury Music Theater, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590 (516) 247-5200. Tickets: $30. Contact www.facebook.com/AmericanTril ogy.


American Trilogy

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Las Vegan Rosanna Telford knocked it out of the park last Saturday night with her take as Patsy Cline in the Country Royalty Tribute Show: Bringing Back the Country. Rosanna had more than 800 people in attendance at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. Not too bad for her first solo arena show. The James Presley Band provided the backup for this private and very large corporate event.


Rosanna Telford as Patsy Cline & James Presley

Danny Roque by Don Cadette

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The Danny RoQue ShowManiaPalooza at Suzy's, in Hermosa Beach, California, will take place next Friday, November 14th, at 9 p.m. Danny Roque presents another night of musical fun and foolishness. Featuring a recipe of his original songs, he is joined on stage by an amazingly talented group of friends and family. The tunes are great, the singers and musicians are killer. New surprises every show. Fresh and creative, you'll be crying one moment and laughing the next. With Danny Roque, Duane Benjamin, Dan Spector, Jimmy Ford, Dwain Roque, Angelica Roque, Nora Roque and Kayla Sampson. Come see why some have called it "The most fun we've had in years!" Come on down and laugh yourself silly! There is a $20 Cover Charge. Suzy's is located at 1141 Aviation Blvd, in Hermosa Beach. For reservations, call (310) 643-7005, or email [email protected].

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Songstress Renee Hale will be back at the Italian American Club Lounge, next Friday, November 14th, performing from 8 p.m. to midnight. Stop by, have a little something to eat, and enjoy the music.

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J. Mark McVey

J. Mark McVey, wants to let folks in the West Virginia area know that he will be performing in his hometown of Huntington, this Sunday, November 9th, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Huntington. Anyone who can be there, go and join him. Mark would love to see his old friends again - and meet some new ones!



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