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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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