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Christopher Cross Center Stage, Shipwrecked Game Show Highlights July, Summer Parti Art Series Begins, Marriage License Bureau Moves, Regional Park Along Colorado River Planned, Laughlin Bay Marina Housing Options, More...

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Christopher Cross will headline at Don Laughlin's Riverside, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30, call 1-800-227-3849.

Cross is known as one of the biggest stars of the 1980s, defining adult contemporary music with a series of smoothly sophisticated songs. He continues to release new songs every few years that feature a broad range of musical styles.

His music career began as part of an Austin-based cover band before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros. in 1987. Two years later, his self-titled debut album was released. With the lead single "Ride Like the Wind" launching to the No. 2 spot and the great success of the second single "Sailing," as well as two more Top 20 hits, Cross became a superstar. In 1981, he earned a record-setting five Grammys including Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Cross also received an Academy Award with "Arthur's Theme," which he co-wrote for Dudley Moore's film "Arthur."

Cross' incredible success has led to more than eight albums, several world tours, and numerous hit singles.

The latest version of the Edgewater's game shows is "The Shipwrecked Game Show" being held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in July at 5 p.m. in the recently renovated and expanded Kokopelli's Showroom. Actually, the shows begin earlier at 4:45 p.m. when bonus numbers are handed out to 200 audience members at the showroom entrance.

The "Shipwrecked Game Show" has a pirate-theme that falls under the umbrella of the overall summer-long Edgewater promotion theme called "Summer of Hidden Treasures." And this month, that pirate-theme conveniently coincides with the release of Disney's mega-hit movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man's Chest."

The game-show format is loosely based on the popular TV giveaway shows of the '70s-like "Let's Make A Deal." Prizes can be anything from cash and DVD players to ipods and power tools. Sometimes the winners get a complete home entertainment center, a flat screen TV, 50 pounds of rice and a rice cooker, or a year's supply of bubble gum.

To "get shipwrecked" and participate in the giveaways, you must be a member of the One Club free players' club. Players who earn 50 points on their players' cards through play at Edgewater machines or table games in the same day may receive a game show voucher which becomes an entry into drawings at the shows. There is a limit of up to 10 game show vouchers per day per player.

At the start of each show, eight contestants are selected to participate. Then each chooses an envelope from among 10 that are offered. Before looking at the contents of the envelope, each contestant must decide whether to keep the envelope with its unknown cash or prizes or trade it for one of 10 treasure chests on the stage. Next the players are shown their prizes.

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The player whose prize has the highest total value then has the option to keep his or her prize or become the participant in the "Pirates Plunder" final stage of the game. If they opt not to go for the "Pirates Plunder," the choice then goes to the player with the next highest value prize and so on until one player agrees to go for it all, or all players decline.

If a player opts to play "Pirates Plunder," he or she surrenders their current winnings and selects one of three final treasure chests on the stage, winning the contents within. This is where the entertainment center might be sitting in a chest next to bubble gum. It's feast or famine.

Now the 200 audience members with the bonus numbers have a chance. Five of these numbers are drawn at various times throughout each show with each holder given his or her choice-in order selected-of one of six treasure chests on stage. Each of these five winners gets to keep what is held in the treasure chest they select.

The other elements in the Edgewater's "Summer of Hidden Treasures" promotion running through Sept. 3 includes: "X Marks the Spot" from July 30-Aug 31 in which One Club players will be randomly selected as they play their favorite machines and table games and rewarded with cash and prizes; and "$10,000 Caribbean Vacation and Cash Giveaway" held Sept 1-3, with a stay at Sandals Montego Bay Resort as the top prize.

The Colorado Belle's Summer Parti Art Series will feature Collage, Scrapbooking & Altered Art Show & Sale on Aug. 19-20. This special event will feature artists who specialize in collage art: scrapbooking, paper making, rubber stamping, and the very contemporary "altered art," which is transforming common items into art. You will be able to visit with the artists, watch demonstrations and purchase art.

The series will continue on Aug. 26 and 27 with Fire & Ice-Glass & Pottery Show & Sale. Artists specializing in ceramics, polymer clay, glass blowing, glass staining, and fusing glass will show and sell their work.

Wearable Art: Jewelry Show & Sale will be held Sept. 2-3. Artists will display and sell a wide variety of jewelry. You will be able to learn about gemstones and their meanings, beads and fused glass, as well as how to do wire wrapping and altered art in jewelry, which is applying paper and found objects to jewelry.

The Clark County Marriage License Bureau has moved to its own office space inside the Laughlin Regional Government Center at 101 Civic Way, and the new phone number is 702-298-1097. The hours of operation are daily except Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Fridays.

Clark County is planning to develop a regional park along the Colorado River and Highway 163 northwest of Laughlin to provide recreational opportunities. Plans call for the Laughlin Regional Heritage Greenway Trial System to be developed.

The Laughlin Bay Marina project is ready to move into the housing 521-unit development phase called The Landing at Laughlin Bay Marina. The size of the units will range from 830 square feet to 4,300 square feet. There will also be about a dozen homes just above the existing boardwalk. Construction of the townhouses should begin in May of 2007.

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