Your mission-should you choose to accept it - is to use special spy gear to hunt down the highest paying slots at the Ramada Express from Jan. 15-22. There are coded messages on the 250 highest payouts, from pennies to $25 games. But only players wearing Get Smart decoder glasses will be able to read the signs that say "You've found a HOT slot."
You receive your decoder glasses and secret agent hat when you earn 50 points on your Distinguished Players Club Card. Now here is the secret message: all reel machines pay 2X Bonus Points during that time period.
There are some dining price changes at the Riverside. The Prime Rib Room is $12.99. Riverside Buffet meals are breakfast $7.49, lunch $7.99, Sunday brunch $10.99, dinner $10.99, and Friday seafood buffet $14.99.
The Oak Ridge Boys will not be having 3 p.m. matinees at the Riverside on Feb. 22 and 23 as originally planned.
Big band music will prevail at the Avi Banquet & Convention Center with The Harry James Orchestra on Saturday, Jan. 20 with a 7 p.m. concert. Tickets are $12. The next week on Jan. 29, the "Big Band Dance" will take place at the Riverside in Don's Celebrity Theater on Monday, Jan. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 with hors d'ouevres included.
The Dance Club at the Riverside is featuring Tom & Sharon's Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party on Jan. 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 17 and 31. The Saturday dance events are from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 928-754-2097 or 702-298-2535, ext. 5708.
Renowned vocalist and bandleader, Jeff Allen joins the cast of "Country Music USA" live in concert for new shows at the Ramada Express. This showman can wear many hats playing a country superstar or a down-home country boy. In addition to opening the show with lively renditions of Hank Williams, John Denver, and Elvis Presley tunes, Allen also leads the Country Music USA All-Star Band.
Concert dates are Saturday-Wednesday, Jan. 13-17, Feb. 17-22, Feb. 24-March 1, April 14-19, and 22-25. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows are $19, call 888-888-8695. New Distinguished Players Club Members who earn 50 points receive two free tickets.
"Country Music USA" showcases performance artists as they transform into some of music's biggest stars: Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, and Patsy Cline.
Allen the newcomer to the show is a seasoned performer with a career spanning over three decades. As bandleader for country great Tanya Tucker, Allen made a variety of television appearances, including "CMA Music Awards," "Arsenio Hall," and "Good Morning America." He also performed with Shania Twain and sang on the MDA Telethon.
Eric York performs as Garth Brooks and also as Kix Brooks of the world-famous country duo Brooks & Dunn. Ronnie Lee as Ronnie Dunn bears an incredible likeness to the real performer. Lynn McDaniel has wowed audiences with her uncanny vocal impressions of Shania Twain and Patsy Cline.
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