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Aquarius Brings Trace Adkins, The Man in Black Show StarS At Harrah's, Avi Hosts King of the Cage, Lettermen Headline Tropicana Express, Comedy Time At River Palms, Laughlin Blues & Brews Festival Set, Tavis Tritt Debuts, Edgewater and Belle Hold Luck Of The Irish Promos, Heart Walk Readies, More...

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The Aquarius will host a performance with country music superstar Trace Adkins on Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater. Ticket prices are $34.95 for general admission and $44.95 for premium seating and are on sale now at the A.C.E. Rewards Club box office.

Adkins is quite simply, country music's Alpha male. His instantly recognizable baritone voice has been cutting through airwaves and energizing concert hall speakers for well over a decade. Adkins' repertoire has been marked by both good-time anthems and soul-stirring slices of life lyrics. Adkins will wow concertgoers with smash hits including Ladies Love Country Boys, Rough and Ready, Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk and Every Light in the House among many more.

The Pointers Sisters, one of the greatest pop acts of all time, will perform on Saturday, May 17.

Harrah's has The Man in Black Show starring Shawn Barker and WS Holland March 27-31 with shows at 8 p.m. and an extra show at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $22.95.

On March 22 at the Avi, it will be King of the Cage - Protégé - 10 bouts of professional mixed martial arts fights featuring local up and coming star Ernie Calma. The fights start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, $65 and $100.

Also at the Avi, the ICS Chili Cook-Off will be held April 5 and 6. It will be sanctioned red and green chili cook-offs with cooking in the a.m. and judging and sampling in the early p.m. Music will be provided by DoubleXXCross. For information, call 702-535-5536.

The city-wide Laughlin River Stampede is coming up March 27-30. It's the 14th year for this four-day PRCA rodeo featuring the top cowboys in the world. They will compete for more than $225,000 in prize money and there will be vendors, concessions, and an appearance by Miss Rodeo America.

The Lettermen will be headlining at the Tropicana Express on March 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $35.

Country singer Mark Chesnutt, who has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records, will headline at Don's Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside, March 25-30. Chesnutt got his start in the honky-tonks of Beaumont, Texas, learning from his father, Bob Chesnutt, a singer, record collector, and major fan of classic country music. In 1989, he was signed to MCA Nashville. Tickets are $28.

A lineup of blues artists will set the stage for the music festival being held along the Colorado River when the annual Blues & Brews Festival returns to the Colorado Belle and Edgewater, March 21-23. Free, non-stop entertainment will be available all weekend long in the Colorado Belle's Center Circle. Blues bands will rotate throughout the day on the outdoor stage. Featured musicians will include John Earl and the Boogey Man Band, Lady "J" Huston, Brad Wilson, Michael Burks and Chris Hiatt.

The Southern Nevada Division of the American Heart Association Tri-state Unit's 12th annual Heart Walk on Casino Drive, this year being called "Sneakers and Spurs," will take place on Saturday, March 29, at the Nevada Wildlife Department's Fisherman's Access Park north of the Riverside Resort. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the walk will start at 8 a.m. For information, call 928-279-0285.

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The River Palms keeps going strong with its weekly rotating lineup of comedians. The laugh-makers March 24-29 will be John Bizarre and Peter Berman. Tickets are $14.95 and $19.95.

Bizarre is the director, producer and editor of the film We Love You, Mrs. Bevins and a nationally touring stand-up comedian who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The District with Craig T. Nelson, The Drew Carey Show, Talk Soup, and The Test on E! Entertainment. Bizarre completed another independent film last year called Buster & Salazar and has shot numerous short films and television pilots over the last few years. He is the author of two independently published comedy books, and is currently gathering funds for his next film.

Berman's first break came when Dr. Timothy Leary, The guru of hallucinogenic drugs, caught the young University of Michigan student's act and invited him to play a gig at the Hollywood Improv. The next summer, after earning his degree in Communications, Berman moved to Los Angeles and quickly became a regular on the stand-up comedy scene. Early on, Berman opened for top comics including Tim Allen and Paul Reiser. Today, he appears regularly on The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, has been seen on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Star Search with Arsenio Hall. He also was the guest host on NBC's Friday Night. and appeared on Comedy Central's international television series The World Stands Up.

Berman performs roughly 200 road dates a year as a headliner and did a series of shows for our troops in Afghanistan. He also taped his own half hour comedy special, Comedy Central Presents that aired in April 2006. Branching out into other mediums, Berman was host and head writer of his own nationally syndicated morning radio show, Morning Sickness. He has also contributed material to The Howard Stern Radio Program.

The Aquarius will present Grammy® Award winner Travis Tritt in his Laughlin debut on March 29 during the 14th Annual Laughlin River Stampede PRCA Rodeo from March 27-30. The country music singer-songwriter and actor will perform at 8 p.m. at the 3,300-seat Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $40 for premium seating, call 800-662-5825.

Edgewater and Colorado Belle players are experiencing the luck of the Irish and giving away the green through March with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes being awarded in the month-long St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Players can earn up to 10 times their points through March 30 during Multiplier Mania at the Colorado Belle. The more points a player earns, the higher their points will be multiplied - up to 10 times.

There will be tournament action at the Edgewater with the Everyone's a Winner Slot Tournament on March 24 and 25. All participants are guaranteed to win at least $50 and have a chance at the top prize of $5,000. To enter, call 877-480-2747.

Another program being launched in March is called the Party Pit where table game players are being rewarded with exclusive prizes each weekend. The Party Pit is available every Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at 6 p.m., beginning March 14. Another exclusive table game coming to the Edgewater and Colorado Belle is Slingo Bonus Bet 21, a one-on-one game of Blackjack where the player can place up to 10 Bonus Bets that pay as much as 19-1.

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