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Sunday, February 17, 2008 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
River Buffet Offers New Menu Items, Comedy Shop Headlines Carole Montgomery, Supreme "Dreamgirl" On Stage, The Spinners Hightlight Fiesta Showroom, Laughlin River Stampede Riding In, Annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow Gathers, Laughlin Town Fest Fun, More...

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Windows on the River Buffet at the Aquarius now offers an all new buffet menu and specialty night selections featuring the Friday Night Seafood Sensation and Saturday Night Prime Rib and Crab Legs.

The new Friday Night Seafood Sensation is truly a seafood lover's delight with classics such as shrimp scampi, pan-seared scallops, Oysters Rockefeller, Clams Casino, steamed clams, crab legs, crisp fantail shrimp, clam strips, crab cakes, sushi rolls, fresh salmon, Chilean sea bass and stuffed crab. The buffet also features prime rib, steak and chicken piccata, and is offered from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Fridays. The price is $18.99 with an A.C.E. Rewards Card and $2 more without a membership card.

The new Saturday Night Prime Rib and Crab Legs buffet is offered every week from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. The price is $15.99 with an A.C.E. Rewards Card and again $2 more without a membership card.

Windows on the River Buffet also offers a daily Champagne Brunch from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. for $7.99 with an A.C.E. Rewards Card and $2 more without a membership card. The Sunday through Thursday dinner buffet is offered from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and now features an all-new menu and a chocolate fountain station with fruit and sweets for dipping.

The Comedy Shop at the River Palms continues to rotate a noteworthy lineup of three stand-up comics weekly. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows, Monday through Saturday, are $14.95 and $19.95. Scheduled from Feb. 18-23 the lineup will be Tony Daro, Patric DeGuire and Danny Villapando, and from Feb. 25-March 1 Carole Montgomery, Don Barnhart and Joe Lowers.

Carole Montgomery "the ivory girl with an attitude" has been making people laugh as a standup comedian since 1981. With more than 25 years experience performing in comedy clubs, television and production shows, Montgomery is a respected veteran of the comedy scene nationwide. She has headlined comedy clubs and colleges all over the country and starred in two different Las Vegas revues. More recently she has performed her one-woman s how Tales of a PTA Mom in New York City at the Gotham Comedy Club.

In addition to being a comedian and writer, Montgomery is a wife and mother. She was vice president of her son's school PTA and helped coach his Little League team for seven years.

Don Barnhart's comedy style incorporates physical facial and body expression that accents his witty, off-the-wall observations with an upbeat, fast paced, improvisational edge. He has the versatility to go from hip-hop to the corporate world without missing a beat.

Barnhart moved to Southern California at an early age. While his father was directing Mork and Mindy, Barnhart spent his after school time on the set hanging with and learning from comic legends Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams. When he was out of school, he worked as a doorman at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Calif. As luck would have it, the house emcee got sick and Barnhart was literally thrown onstage in front of Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller. That was the opportunity that launched his career and he became one of the first comedians to graduate from The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles.

Barnhart is also an award winning comedian taking the 2007 Grand Prize in American Idol Underground's Comedy Contest. Barnhart has released his DVD, The Click Click Club which includes his original sketch show, The South Bay Boys that he directed and co-wrote along with his short film, What Are The Odds? He resides in Las Vegas, with his wife and two cats.

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The lovely real life "Dreamgirl" Mary Wilson of The Supremes will headline at the Riverside in Don's Celebrity Theatre, Feb. 26-March 2. Four decades and 40 albums later, what once started as a dream has exceeded beyond Wilson's wildest imagination. With an unprecedented 12 No. 1 hits, including Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, and Stop, In The Name Of Love, The Supremes set the precedent for super group success. Tickets for her 7 p.m. shows are $32.

Musical icon Patti Page with more than 100 albums and 160 singles to her credit will headline at the Tropicana Express on Feb. 25. Page's silky-smooth voice engulfed the airwaves during the 50s and'60s, providing her with a staggering 111 hits, 15 gold records and four gold albums. Two of her million record sellers are Mockin' Bird Hill, and the legendary Tennessee Waltz. Tickets are $25 and $35 for her 8 p.m. shows.

Harrah's will feature The Spinners on March 1 and 2 in the Fiesta Showroom at 7 and 9 p.m. each night. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years, they have acquired 12 gold records with their hits climbing to the top of both Pop and R&B charts. Tickets are $45, $50 and $55.

Johnny Cash's Legendary Band, The Tennessee Three, will walk the line straight into the Fiesta Showroom, March 27 through April 7. The Tennessee Three is not a cover or tribute band but the band that backed the "Man in Black," Johnny Cash. Bob Wootton and WS Holland are the original men behind the unique sound that powered nearly every Cash stage performance or recording since 1960.

The next big citywide event will be the Laughlin River Stampede, March 27-30. It will be the 14th year for the four-day PRCA rodeo featuring the top cowboys in the world. They will compete for more than $225,000 in prize money. There will also be vendors, concessions and an appearance by Miss Rodeo America.

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 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.

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 fifth annual Laughlin Town Fest will be held at the Laughlin Town Center shopping center, March 6-9. Tickets for the carnival rides will be on sale at two locations in the center: Kruz N Kuts and TV2 KLBC. One ticket per day will allow for all rides on that day only. The parade down Needles Highway will take place at 10 a.m. PST on March 8. For information, call 702-298-2222.

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