With an energetic mix of rock, blues, jazz, country and Cajun music, talented singer/songwriter Doug Kershaw will treat fans to an extraordinary musical performance at the Riverside Resort, July 25-30. Tickets are $25, call 1-800-227-3849.
Affectionately known as the "Ragin' Cajun," Kershaw's catalog of 30 albums demonstrates his longevity as an artist and performer. He's also a world-renowned fiddle player, who plays the fiddle so ferociously that clouds of resin rise from his bow, giving the audience the impression that the instrument is actually smoking. Often times, Kershaw wears out two to three bows per concert from playing so passionately.
Kershaw's vast musical career began at a local bar where his mother accompanied him on guitar. From there, Kershaw joined his brother's band and eventually had several Top 40 country hits. In 1957, he was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, and in 1961, Kershaw recorded his career-defining song, "Louisiana Man." He went on to sell millions of records and is considered by many of his peers to be the best musician to ever come out of Southwest Louisiana.
Harrah's Laughlin will present dynamic comedian, Sinbad, in the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater at 10 p.m. on July 8. Tickets start at $25, call 702-298-8510.
Sinbad, a name symbolizing a larger-than-life persona, suits this artist well. Creating a powerful presence as he stalks the stage with an explosive energy, Sinbad is always ready to impart his thoughts on everyday life. Unlike other comedians, Sinbad never tells jokes. His stand-up performance touches on real-life stories of friends, family and today's issues.
This Benton Harbor, Mich. native began his career with an aptly named road trip called "The Poverty Tour." Sinbad's multi-talented career includes television series credits, headlining and directing Home Box Office cable specials such as "Afros & Bellbottoms," "'70s Soul Music Festival" and "Summer Jam Weekend," and big screen supporting roles in "Houseguest," "Necessary Roughness," and "First Kid."
Sinbad's creativity has been exposed to other mediums. A published author, Sinbad relates stories from love to layaway, parenting to primping and weight loss to the World-Wide-Web, in his book, "Sinbad's Guide To Life (Because I Know Everything)." In 2002, he hosted "Sinbad and Friends" on Hot 92.3FM in Southern California.
When not entertaining, Sinbad is involved in alliances with Intel Corporation and Breakaway Technologies and has supported the opening of Computer Clubhouses across the country. He has been a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering that encourages minorities to pursue studies in science, math and engineering.
The Riverside's bowling center has started summer hours until Sept.4, which are 8 a.m. daily until 1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Recently, Laughlin Bay Marina opened its doors and became Nevada's first private marina. The marina offers preferred vessel service and launch reservations, 110 boat slips in the lagoon, dry storage and maintenance facilities for an additional 120 boats and watercraft, a three-lane launch ramp, a lighted boardwalk, ship store, restaurant and a sandy beach.
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