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Paul Revere And The Raiders Ride Into Harrahs', Colorado Belle And Edgewater Introduce New Club, Aquarius' "Poker Room Monthly Freeroll Tournament" Ends, Riverside's Nightly Karaoke, Oatman Egg Fry Coming, Shopping - Shopping - And More Shopping, More...

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Harrah's is continuing its limited-engagement entertainment in the Fiesta Showroom with the upcoming performance of Paul Revere and the Raiders, July 14-15. Tickets for their 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows each night start at $22.95, call 702-298-8510.

Paul Revere and the Raiders

Revere's first band, The Downbeats, Idaho's only rock 'n' roll band, evolved into Paul Revere and the Raiders. The band promptly began a wave of success producing 20 consecutive hit singles, gold records and classic albums. Their music also covered the issues of the sixties generation and became anthems for the times.

Revere, known as the "the last madman of rock and roll," pokes fun at his band members and himself with humorous one-liners and involves the audience in comedic mayhem.

In recent years, Revere and the Raider released "Ride To The Wall" and "Ride To The Wall 2" albums featuring new recordings of rock classics made popular during the Vietnam era as well as original songs written by Vietnam veterans. Revere also serves on the board of directors for the Ride To The Wall Foundation, a non-profit foundation providing funds to various approved veterans outreach programs.

In January 2008, Revere and The Raiders, along with other legendary 60s performers such as Davy Jones, Bill Medley and Lovin Spoonful, will rock audiences aboard the 15th Annual Concerts at Sea Caribbean Cruise.

Marnell Sher Gaming, new owners of Colorado Belle and Edgewater Hotel Casinos in Laughlin are rolling out their new players club today. From the very beginning, the new owners were intent on creating a program that would provide players with the most benefits and more overall rewards than any other club in town.

"The new program offers players the opportunity to earn cash back, comps and even free slot play, which has never been done at the properties before," said Richard Strafella, Vice President of Casino Marketing.

The reward program is simple. Players earn one point for every $1 that goes into any slot machine. Rewards for cash back, comps and free slot play are equally easy to calculate. Existing One Club members are encouraged to visit the Players Club to convert their Colorado Belle and Edgewater points and rewards to the new ACCESS system and sign up for their new cards.

Upon signing up, new members will receive immediate rewards, including a free windshield sun visor. The free sun visor is just the start of our month-long promotion. Players earning 200 points each week of the promotion on their new ACCESS Players Club card will take home a logo hat from July 8-14, a logo t-shirt from July 15-21, and enjoy complimentary buffet dining from July 22-31. The added plus is no points will be deducted from players' accounts.

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The BRoK3N Skate Shop at the Riverside has changed its hours to the following, open Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Aquarius has discontinued their "Poker Room Monthly Freeroll Tournament."

Ongoing at the Aquarius is Tequila Tuesday with a DJ and tequila drink specials. Admission is free and the party is from 6 p.m. to midnight.

At the Riverside, there's karaoke nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight in The Dance Club. Chris & Susie of Earthbound lead the songfest Sunday through Wednesday and Debbie C. and Jason take over Thursday through Saturday.

The annual Oatman Egg Fry event will be held in nearby Oatman, Ariz., on July 4. People are invited to test their engineering and culinary skills by fashioning a cooking device that utilizes the sun's rays to fry an egg on the main street, which is Historic Route 66. The egg deemed the most edible at the end of a timed period will be declared the winner and the prize is a trophy. Contestants are encouraged to wear costumes and embrace a theme for their cooking team or solo entry.

Preferred Outlets of Laughlin offers shopping enthusiasts an opportunity to visit more than 55 merchants. The fully enclosed two-story center features a distinctive Art Deco design throughout, while its merchants offer prices 20-50 percent below retail average on a variety of top-name products. The Outlet, located across the street from the Aquarius, is open daily.

Often overlooked; however, are the shopping offerings at the individual hotel properties. Most of the store names illuminate the type of items for sale. The western themed Pioneer has The Cowboy Store near the main entrance and a more hidden Booze N Butts outlet.

The Golden Nugget has the Gift Emporium located off the atrium entrance. In addition to logo items, this store has children's and junior clothing, plus designer and casual clothing for adults.

The railroad-themed Ramada Express has four outlets: The WOW Store, The Gift Shop / Smoke Shop, The Boutique and The Company Store. The WOW Store has an eclectic mix from African masks and fairy figurines to Elvis lawn chairs and Betty Boop paraphernalia. Items tend to cost under $25.

Harrah's has the Main Gift Shop and The Boutique and the Aquarius embraces News and Gifts and Jewels of Laughlin. The paddlewheel Colorado Belle has the Gift Shop, Dagwood, The Cat in the Hat, Candy Shoppe, Smoke Shack, Pearl Farm and Gifts on Tap. Its neighboring Edgewater features the Main Gift Shop, Petroglyphs Mining Company, Desert Souvenirs and The Boutique. The River Palms offers the Beach Shop Gift Shop.

The resort with the most stores is the Riverside. The stores include: Casino Fashions; Main Gift Shop; Hot Fashions; Antique Auto Gift Shop; Antique Smoke Shop; BRoK3N Skate Shop; The Pro Shop; Sports & Health Magnetics; Ring-O-Rama; Sunglass Store; Watch Man Deluxe and The Perfume Shoppe and Time 4 Fun. Probably the most famous shopping place in town is The Watch Man Store. This main casino floor outlet offers most every kind of timepiece imaginable with each priced no more than $19.97. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and usually makes the news when it's time to change clocks for Daylight Saving.

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