Singer Glen Campbell will headline at the Riverside, Feb. 27-March 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $34.50, call 702-298-2535 ext. 616 or 1-800-227-3849 ext 616.
Guitar player and singer, Campbell has recorded songs that stand the test of time such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman" and survived the harsh reality of a celebrity lifestyle. His special appearances as co-headliner at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, where he'll appear May 18-June 16, attracts sold-out crowds. In 2000, PBS aired a Glen Campbell Special taped in Sioux Falls, S.D., and he's been profiled recently on A&E's Biography, VH-1 Behind The Scenes, and CMT's Inside Fame. The CMT profile pulled such strong ratings from the coveted 18-49 demographic that Country Music Television is now showing reruns of the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
Although Campbell was already hitting the top of both the country and pop charts by 1969, the Goodtime Hour gave his career "legs." The popular CBS musical variety series was simulcast on the BBC from England to Singapore to Australia and paved the way for five BBC specials. The exposure gave Campbell a global presence he enjoys to this day, 30 plus years later. He has toured the UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. As recently as 2000, Campbell's popularity in the UK sustained a 31-day tour of the region.
In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is reportedly working on a new CD scheduled for release later this year.
International superstar Julio Iglesias is set to appear at the Rio Visa Outdoor Amphitheater on March 10. Tickets are $40, $45, and $55, call 1-800-447-8700 or 702-298-8510.
Iglesias was born in Madrid in 1943. He was a remarkable athlete, who played goalkeeper for the junior Real Madrid soccer team, and studied law in the Complutense University of Madrid.
When he was 20 years old, Iglesias suffered a very severe auto accident that left him semi-paralyzed for more than a year and a half. The nurse who took care of him gave him a guitar. Iglesias spent hours listening to the radio, writing poems and singing.
After recuperating, he resumed his studies and travelled to England to study English. On some weekends, he sang in a pub and met his girlfriend, who inspired one of his most famous songs "Gwendolyne." Iglesias continued writing songs and then competed at the famous Benidorm Music Festival, where in 1968, he was proclaimed the contest winner and signed to a contract with Columbia Discos. After that he never looked back.
Iglesias is the most popular recording artist in the world. He has sold more than 250 million albums, and has been the recipient of more than 2,600 Platinum and Gold records in his illustrious musical career, a figure that no other singer has ever managed to achieve in the history of music.
The 13th Annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow is scheduled Feb. 23-25 at Mojave Crossing. The event featuring traditional gourd dances, drums, ceremonies, bird singing, grand entry of participants in traditional dress, food, and vendors will take place at the arena on the Arizona side of the river across from the Avi. Tickets are $5 and $8 for a two-day pass. For information, call 928-330-2505.
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