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Sunday, January 20, 2008 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Karaoke Night & Live Classic Rock Night Coming, All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet At Harrah's, Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow Is Gathering, Great Oatman Bed Races Begin, "SCORE - Laughlin Desert Challenge" Racing, Elvis Presley Tribute Performs, Pat O'Brien Headlines Aquarius, More...

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The Colorado Belle has introduced new free musical entertainment offerings inside Laughlin's only micro-brewery, the Boiler Room. The restaurant/lounge is now hosting the Kickin' Karaoke Show featuring Flyin' Bryan and Baby Jane each Thursday night starting at 8 p.m. Patrons can enjoy exclusive signature beer specials, 75 cent draft beer, $4 pitchers and $2.50 14-ounce margaritas.

Flyin' Bryan and Baby Jane have been performing and hosting singing events since May 2006, after meeting at a karaoke show in Arizona. The musical duo, who have since married, have hosted karaoke shows in a variety of venues and were awarded first place in the 2006 Andy Anderson karaoke benefit contest.

On Saturdays, visitors may enjoy the classic rock performances by the Spirit Sound Company beginning at 9 p.m. The classic rock band Spirit Sound Company takes audiences on a musical journey with songs that pay tribute to some of the greatest rock artists of all time including The Eagles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

The Fresh Market Square Buffet within Harrah's has added a special seafood buffet to the buffet's dinner offering. The seafood dinner buffet is available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday evenings beginning Jan. 25. The seafood dinner buffet will be $18.99 a person plus tax.

Added to all the other offerings, the seafood menu will feature clams with pesto cream, green lip mussels with saffron and roasted tomato ragu, trout almandine, red snapper with lime tequila glaze, blackened salmon, Oysters Rockefeller, Manhattan clam chowder, seafood sopas, orange-ginger peel-and-eat shrimp, deep fried calamari, crab cakes, popcorn-style coconut shrimp, catfish nuggets, Alaskan snow crabs, oysters on-the-half-shell, Kung Pao seafood, Chinese seafood soup, and assorted sushi and seafood salads.

Diners can sample tasty offerings from around the globe and made-to-order items at one of 11 action stations.

The 14th Annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow gathering of tribal members from Native American tribes throughout the Southwest will be held at the Mojave Crossing Event Center across the river from the Avi, all day on Feb. 23 and 24. Many events will be open to the public for viewing including gourd dancing and bird calling. Admission is $5 or $8 for a two-day pass.

The colorful historic mining town of Oatman nearby in Arizona will hold the 17th Annual Great Oatman Bed Races on Saturday, Jan. 26. This competition is made up of five-member teams with one rider and four bed pushers for a race down Main Street, which is actually Historic Route 66. The object is to push old fashioned poster beds down the street; stop, change sheets and pillow cases; turn around and race back up the street in the fastest time possible. Cash and prizes are awarded to the winners. It's even more fun because teams are encouraged to dress in pajamas or themed costumes. The entry fee per team is $50, call 928-768-6222 or 928-788-1995.

Before the bed races, other planned events inside the "Chamber Pot Parade," an auction, and a "Burro Braying Contest" in honor of Outman's famous burros. After the bed races, a "Toilet Seat Toss" will be another competition for prizes.

The "SCORE - Laughlin Desert Challenge" will take place this week, Jan. 24-27. It's the 14th year for the annual SCORE off road racing event featuring 16 classes of race cars and trucks on a desert course.

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Harrah's continues its limited-engagement entertainment in the Fiesta Showroom with Todd Luxton: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute through Jan.-31 (dark on Jan. 25). Tickets start at $17.95, call 702-298-8510.

Luxton's tribute show has taken him across the country delighting audiences for more than 17 years. He has performed in the touring company of Legendary Superstars and the well-known Legends in Concert in Las Vegas.

Todd Luxton

A graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Political Science and Business Management, Luxton now performs at casinos, nightclubs and corporate events.

The impersonator has won every contest he has entered including one held at the Apacheland Movie Ranch, where Presley filmed the movie Charro.

Irish troubadour Pat O'Brien is back at the Aquarius performing Tuesday though Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The River Palms offers continuous laughs at The Comedy Shop nightly except Sunday. The upcoming lineup of three new comics weekly is John Joseph, Johnny "B," and D'Lai, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, followed by Kathleen Dunbar, Jim McCue and Mark Patrick, Feb. 4-9. All the comedians have impressive credits.

John Joseph has done nine tours of the United States and Canada opening for Julio Iglesias. In addition to his own club dates, Joseph has also toured with such superstars as Huey Lewis and the News, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Dangerfield, Alan King, The Doobie Brothers, Leann Rimes and the Righteous Brothers and appeared on many network TV shows.

Ongoing at The Upstairs Lounge at the Regency is Jackson Rivers playing saxophone and guitar, featuring a variety of music and taking requests Wednesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight.

At the Losers' Lounge in the Riverside, Top 40/dance/rock 'n' roll bands are keeping things lively Wednesday through Saturday with two bands being featured from 7 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. and one band Sunday through Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 2:45 am. On Wednesday nights, ladies drink free from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. On Thursday night, there's a free Ladies Dance Contest at 10 p.m.

At the Golden Nugget in Tarzan's Nightclub, "Kick Back Thursdays" are ongoing with music by DJ Creative playing retro and Top 40 music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There's no cover charge. On Friday and Saturday nights, DJ Creative plays Top 40 dance music from 10 p.m. to the wee hours and there is a cover.

At the River Palms in the Bermuda Club on Friday and Saturday, a DJ plays music videos and there are drink specials beginning at 8 p.m.

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