Dr. Adele “Z.Z.” Zorn Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow‘s non-profit organization, the MANILOW MUSIC PROJECT, will put tens of thousands of dollars of musical instruments into the hands of 15 Clark County School District Middle Schools and High Schools. Barry Manilow was there at a celebratory delivery and distribution event at Valley High School in Clark County, Nevada. Reinvigorating the school system‘s music program at a critical time of need, and credited with putting instruments in the hands of 600 students who would otherwise be unable to participate; this is the single largest donation of its kind in Clark County history for a music program. Following the presentation, five semi-trucks filled with musical instruments were launched from the site to deliver the instruments throughout Clark County. Manilow, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, district officials and hundreds of music teachers and students from the Clark County School District were in attendance for the presentation. A portion of the instruments were collected through the Paris Théâtre box office, where fans brought new and gently used musical instruments to receive a voucher for a Barry Manilow performance date of their choice. Barry Manilow credits his own secondary school music program as the genesis of his devotion to a legendary career in music, and considers the Manilow Music Project his chance to share that love of music with thousands of aspiring young musicians. He is currently performing more than 78 shows a year for two years at PARIS Las Vegas. The SUNCOAST welcomed entertainment icon and veteran of film, television and stage, Cloris Leachman in A One-Woman Show. This is one feisty gal at age 84 performing while on her feet and moving around for an elongated time as she draws from the magical moments of her dynamic professional and personal careers through stories, song and video clips of some of her most noted film and television roles. She plays a mean piano and interacts lavishly and sometimes shockingly with the audience including hugs for all at the entrance after the show. Cloris loves hugs. Cloris Leachman with Z.Z. Cloris Leachman is well known for playing landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on the ‗70s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its eventual spin-off Phyllis. She played her first role on film at age seven. Seventy-seven years later, Cloris Leachman remains a much sought after talent due to her vast body of work in the entertainment industry. Her resume is so extensive and wide-ranging from comedy, drama, singing, dancing musician, author, etc., on stage, television, and film. that it would take this entire article just to include all. Cloris Dancing With The Stars In 2008, she was a contestant on the seventh season of ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars—the oldest contestant ever to appear on the series. Cloris Leachman has received nine Emmy Awards®, eight prime time and one daytime—the most ever won by an actor. Now she returns to television appearing in the Fox series Raising Hope as wacky grandmother Maw Maw. What a gal, and what a performer! GRAMMY® Award-winning showman David Foster, whose recent 10-city Foster & Friends Tour was a major success nationwide, returns to the MANDALAY BAY Events Center Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. for an extraordinary evening of music. Foster, who gives new meaning to the Beatles tune ―I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends,‖ will host a who‘s who of incredible voices including Seal, Martina McBride, Donna Summer, Charice and many more who will perform songs either written, produced or connected to the 15-time GRAMMY winner. The concert will be recorded by THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG for PBS broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES, and also will be released as a concert CD/DVD on 143/Reprise Records. The first ―Hit Man: David Foster and Friends‖ was one of the most successful specials in the history of PBS. His last show at the MANDALAY BAY included surprise visits by Cher, Paul Anka and Donny Osmond. Foster, who has been nominated for an unprecedented 45 GRAMMY Awards, won two Emmys and earned an Oscar nomination, has discovered and nurtured the careers of megastars including Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. He also created chart-topping hits for legends Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire & Chaka Khan. Oh! Louie, Louie, you are one funny guy. Louie Anderson opened at the PALACE STATION in a showroom named for him, THE LOUIE ANDERSON THEATER. Two-time Emmy award winner, Louie Anderson is one of the country‘s most recognized and adored comics. Anderson‘s big break came in 1984 when he appeared on ―The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.‖ The comic‘s material relates stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father. Audiences across the country easily relate to his take on life situations. Anderson was named by Comedy Central as ―One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.‖ His TV and film work includes starring in his own CBS sitcom ―The Louie Show‖ and his own comedy specials for both HBO and Showtime, as well as several films including ―Coming to America‖ opposite Eddie Murphy. Anderson has hosted the syndicated hit series, ―Family Feud‖ and was executive producer and creator of the two-time Emmy Award-winning animated series on FOX, ―Life with Louie.‖ In addition to his TV and film credits, Anderson is also a best-selling author and has written three books, including the best-seller book ―Dear Dad-Letters from an Adult Child‖ in 1989. A Las Vegan for some time, Louie‘s LOL is a laugh a minute performance. The cast of FANTASY celebrated the addition of bombshell vocalist, Lorena Peril, at its 11th anniversary and 2011 Swimsuit Calendar launch party at the LUXOR. I have seen this show numerous times and always enjoyed it, however, it is now a #1 fantastic show. Besides the gorgeous gals and the wonderful choreography by Anita Mann, the addition of Lorena Peril makes the show outstanding as does the one man in the show, Shawn E. Cooper. What this guy does and the high flying ribbon act makes this far more than what you might think is just a ―girly‘ sex show. Ladies, make sure you go too. At the 11th anniversary show, VIP guests received a sneak peak of the highly-anticipated calendar as the ladies of FANTASY walked the red carpet alongside their calendar pages, modeling the season‘s hottest swimwear. Local celebrities and entertainers also came out to show their support and walked the red carpet, including Criss Angel, Carrot Top, Thunder From Down Under, Anthony Cools, Nathan Burton, Recycled Percussion and cast members from Menopause The Musical. Following the show guests celebrated a VIP after party with the cast of FANTASY. Lorena Peril led in the ceremonial cutting of the cake, which included an over-the-top, custom design presented to the cast on behalf of LUXOR. Guests enjoyed an array or hors d‘oeuvres, cocktails and received an autographed calendar along with a behind-the-scenes making of the calendar video. Calendars are available for purchase at www.fantasyluxor.com. Prior to the VIP performance, which revealed Peril‘s powerhouse vocals and 17 exhilarating scenes, producer Anita Mann announced the show‘s partnership with Nevada Cancer Institute, in which a portion of calendar sales will benefit the organization. The City of Las Vegas also declared September 28 (my birthday) ―FANTASY Day,‖ with a proclamation presented by former Luxor President Felix Rappaport who now is President of MGM Resorts. NUNSENSE is now playing at the HILTON‘s Shimmer Lounge. A very talented cast brings this funny nonsensical story of nuns at a benefit performance for themselves to life. While the story line is a nonsense story and silly, the very able performances make it an enjoyable evening‘s entertainment. NUNSENSE concerns the efforts of five of the remaining nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken to bury the last few nuns in the convent who died in an accidental mass poisoning by Sister Julia (Child of God), the convent cook. When a parishioner volunteers to donate $10,000 to the sisters‘ school if they will perform in a club in Las Vegas, Mother Superior is hesistant to accept. However, after being convinced by the other sisters that ―what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas‖ Reverend Mother agrees. The last few nuns are being kept in the freezer until the burial funds can be raised via a cabaret style evening showcasing the nun's talent. The surviving nuns consist of the Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina; her second in command, Mary Hubert; the novice, Mary Leo; the streetwise Robert Anne, and the confused Mary Amnesia. The able cast consists of well-known Las Vegas singing and dancing talents: Michelle Johnson; Kelly Clinton-Holmes (who is not able to perform as yet due to breaking her ankle while rehearsing her dancing at home); Janien Valentine‘ Diane Ellis; Robin Berry Vincent; Natalie Carson and Kathryn Arianoff. Comedy-magician Mac King currently celebrating his show‘s 10th anniversary at HARRAH‘s has had his contract extended for another five years through 2015 for a historic 15-year run. ―The Mac King Comedy Magic Show‖ has entertained more than 1,000,000 audience members in over 5,200 shows since opening in 2000. Recently, King published his latest children‘s book, Mac King’s Campfire Magic, and released a new trick set, Lunchbox-O-Magic. Prior works from the Louisville native include the Great Big Ol’ Book-O-Magic in 2007 and the Suitcase-O-Magic in 2009. Mac King takes the stage at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.Tuesday through Saturday, in the Showroom Theatre at HARRAH‘s. To clarify any confusion that may have arisen from the PLAZA‘s recent announcement about their temporary room closures, The Rat Pack Is Back! show will remain OPEN! The showroom is located off the casino floor and the hotel‘s renovations will not have any effect on the production of the show. In fact, the show recently signed a 3-year contract. The Rat Pack Is Back! has entertained guests in Las Vegas for over twelve years and will continue their successful tribute show at The PLAZA nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.99 plus tax. A Vegas-style dinner, booth and VIP packages are also available. For reservations call (702) 386.2444. CANNERY CASINO welcomes B.J. Thomas at The Club on Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m. With treasured classics such as ―Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,‖ ―Rock ‗n‘ Roll Lullaby‖ and ―Hooked on a Feeling‖ he has one of the most distinctive voices in American pop. Many of B.J.‘s signature hits— the Oscar-winning ―Raindrops Keep Fallin‘ On My Head,‖ the million-selling ―(Hey Won‘t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song‖ and his career-igniting cover of Hank Williams‘ ―I‘m So Lonesome I Could Cry‖ have endured over time. Tickets are just $21.95. THE ORLEANS Showroom presents The Osmands. Celebrating more than 50 years in entertainment, The Osmonds – brothers Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy –will perform October 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Five decades ago, the young Osmond boys were flashed across national television screens on The Andy Williams Show, what was meant to be a one-time shot at the big time. That single appearance led the Osmonds to seven seasons as regulars on the show. The Osmond brothers enjoyed professional gigs at Disneyland and with The Jerry Lewis Show before they signed with MGM Records and skyrocketed to worldwide recognition. Known for their versatility and for shaping musical styles to fit their talents – they mastered 28 musical instruments – the Osmonds gained further exposure with the 1976 advent of The Donny and Marie Show. With the Osmond brothers as executive producers, the show was a true example of their abilities to project the unified quality of their own family relationship, and in 1979 the show transformed into The Osmond Family Show. Attendees of the JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SHRINERS HOSPITAL for CHILDREN OPEN and UNLV Rebel fans and alumni alike, are invited to experience the Rebel Ranch Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 24 at TPC Summerlin during tournament week. The Rebel Ranch is a UNLV branded hospitality area on the 18th fairway that offers an up-close view of the finishing hole with indoor and outdoor seating options. Rebel Ranch will be available to supporters Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 24, with special UNLV Athletics and alumni programming taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30 per day with proceeds benefitting the UNLV Alumni Association, the Rebel Athletic Fund and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. On Friday, Oct. 22, the first 250 UNLV Students at the gate will receive complimentary admission to Rebel Ranch by showing their Rebel Card. All students thereafter will receive complimentary admission to the Rebel Ranch with the purchase of a grounds ticket: $15 in advance, or $20 at the gate, by presenting their Rebel Card. Events Include: Noon Saturday, Oct. 23: Meet and greet with former UNLV student-athletes and UNLV alumni. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24: ―Get Your Reb On‖ with UNLV coaches, cheerleaders and Rebel Girls, including UNLV men‘s basketball coach Lon Kruger, UNLV Athletics Director Jim Livengood, as well as coaching staffs from all 17 of the UNLV Athletics programs. A ticket to the Rebel Ranch includes entrance into the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and VIP access to the Rebel Ranch tent area and its programming for the day. Drink and food specials will be available for purchase inside the tent. STRATOSPHERE Casino and the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation (FFSNBF) have partnered to hold their second annual Firefighter‘s Tower Climb on Saturday, November 13,. One hundred fifty local firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis AFB Fire Department and Henderson Fire Department will take on the 108-floor, 1,455-step tower in a friendly competition to raise money for FFSNBF which provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. The money raised this year will specifically go toward the After The Fire Is Out Program, giving the opportunity for children with burn injuries to attend a Burn Camp in San Diego. The organization has raised more than $800,000 since 2003 to aid children and their families in the Southern Nevada community. Last year‘s event was a huge success with 75 climbers and more than $5,000 collected in donations. It is the goal to double that this year. A new category has been added for a two-firefighter team to climb in full firefighting gear. Also this year, EMS personnel has been invited to participate. The Firefighter‘s Tower Climb will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 13. The Marnell family is bringing their Italian tradition back to the M Resort Spa Casino for the second annual Italian Festival - a day of Italian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. The Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct.23 and Sunday, Oct.24 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. poolside at the Villaggio Del Sole. The main stage will feature a variety of entertainment including performances by the classics crooner Mark O‘Toole and the children‘s group Musicology Academy, cooking demonstrations by Chef Tina Martini and contest favorites including spaghetti eating and grape stomping. Children can enjoy face painting, tattoo artists, colorful balloons and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 5. Paid admission includes choice of one select beverage. Cabo Wabo Cantina, The Red Rocker‘s rockin‘ cantina inside Miracle Miles Shops will host its first ever food drive October 11 – 18. Cabo Wabo will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Three Square and its mission to provide a food solution for Southern Nevada. Generous patrons will receive 10% off their bill for donating non-perishable items all week. Three Square is Las Vegas‘ food hub; a central location where donated and rescued food can be collected and distributed. Three Square provides bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations. The organization also facilitates childhood and senior nutrition programs and provides space for members of the community to meet, serve and collaborate as part of the food solution. Sammy Hagar‘s hard rockin‘ dining and live music venue Cabo Wabo Cantina combines the laid back beach-town vibe of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip. Blending coastal Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, the menu offers a tantalizing mix of flavorful food, killer margaritas, and an awesome venue where it is never uncommon to catch the Sammy Hagar himself jamming out with a live set on stage. Cabo Wabo Cantina opens daily at 11 a.m., with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30 p.m. until close. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) is annually one of the largest and most revered rodeos in the country. Once again, Boyd Gaming will bring the biggest names in the rodeo circuit and entertainment tie-ins to its Las Vegas Valley properties during the famed rodeo, including the return of National Finals Tonight® and hosting of World Champion Bull Rider Gary Leffew‘s Legendary Buck‘n Ball at the GOLD COAST, among several exciting events. Here is a little show that you will love if you remember and loved Red Skelton. Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton is a nostalgic trip down memory lane with Brian Hoffman performing the jokes and routines that made Red Skelton "America's Favorite Clown". This tribute show is full of the silly antics that Red was famous for including the two seagulls; Gertrude and Heathcliffe, the dim-witted country bumpkin; Clem Kadiddlehopper, the ever-loveable Freddie the Freeloader and a heart felt moment as Brian recites Red‘s definition of the Pledge of Allegiance/ Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton is performed in the Royal Resort showroom every Monday and Tuesday afternoon at 2pm and Saturdays at 9pm. The Resort is located at 99 Convention Center Drive Las Vegas NV 89109. ‖. General Admission $29. 95 Children Ages 10-17(under 10 free w/ticketed adult)-$10.95 VIP (preferred seating w/autographed photo) $34.95. A very funny show for the entire family.
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