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Sunday, August 19, 2007 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Harrah's Salute To Sinatra, Davis & Martin, The Outlaws Headline Tropicana Express, Riverside's Roddin' On The River, Colorado Belle's Boiler Room Updated, Airport Terminal Is Improved, AHA Presents Charity Golf Tournament, The Comedy Shop Continues, Todd Luxton Plays Elvis, "Follies" Is Magnifique, More...

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Harrah's will present "Drinkin', Singin', Swingin' Salute to Sinatra, Davis and Martin," Sept. 1 - 12, in the Fiesta Showroom. Tickets for the tribute show start at $17.95, call 702-298-8510.

The salute features the talents of Monty Aidem as Frank Sinatra, Bryan Clark as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Rick Michel as Dean Martin. These accomplished entertainers skillfully blend musical performances with witty repartee and soft-shoe dance routines. Accompanied by a seven-piece band, the performers transport the audience to a time when three talented men, handheld microphones and martini glasses brought the best of music, comedy and chemistry to the stage.

Aidem made a name for himself as a young television comedy writer for stars such as Johnny Carson, Bob Hope and Dean Martin. He was Vicki Lawrence's writer on her Emmy-nominated daytime talk show. Aidem has written comedy routines for comedian Tom Dreesen, and on several occasions, for Frank Sinatra. Aidem is considered one of the most authentic recreations of Sinatra.

Inspired by the blessings of an artistic family, Clark engages his audience with his dynamic vocal range and a few smooth dance moves. Favoring swing, Motown music, gospel and soul, Clark is also a talented singing impressionist.

Michel, who has entertained audience for nearly three decades, brings a suave Dean Martin to the Fiesta Showroom stage. He has been performing in Las Vegas since 1981 with his first performance at the Tropicana Hotel. He has shared the stage with celebrities such as Mickey Rooney, Sherman Hemsley, comedian Rich Little and opened for Rita Rudner, George Wallace, and Bobby Collins. He has appeared on popular television series such as "Baywatch," "America's Funniest People" and the "Larry King Show."

The Southern rock band The Outlaws will headline at the Tropicana Express in the American Heroes Pavilion on Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, call 800-243-6846.

The band was formed in Tampa, Fla., in 1972. Their top two chart songs were "There Goes Another Love Song" and "Green Grass and High Tides," both from their 1975 self-titled debut album. The records they released between 1975 and 1980 are considered the most credible representation of the style the band developed.

The albums released after 1980 are largely viewed by critics as a gradual move away from the original sound that gained them success in the 1970s. The reworking of the Western-styled "Ghost Riders" in 1980 was the band's last taste of big-league success; although the band released two more records in 1982 and 1986.

As of 2005, the band has reunited to tour and plan to release a new studio album, "Once An Outlaw."

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The 16TH Annual Roddin' on the River event presented by the Riverside Resort and the charity organization River Cruizers will take place Sept. 27 - 30. The event will feature street rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, specialty vehicles, night slow drags, open header contest, poker run, poker walk, model car contest, classic pedal car raffle, music, door prizes, 50/50 cash drawings each day, goodie bags, dash plaques, mugs, t-shirts, vendors and more.

The Riverside is offering special room rates up to two weeks prior to the event date. For more information, call 702-298-2535 or 928-763-7070.

Under the direction of renowned Las Vegas Chef Michael Demers, the Colorado Belle's Boiler Room Brew Pub is serving up new menus for lunch and dinner. The restaurant, which offers a nautical theme of steel and copper reminiscent of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," opens at 11 a.m. daily for lunch time diners and for dinner from 4 p.m. nightly. The room takes on a steamier ambience every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. when celebrity DJs spin a variety of music from classic rock to current hits.

A three million Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport terminal project is under way that will double its size by the completion anticipated in December. A runway rehabilitation and safety area project is also planned with the runway closing from Dec. 9-22 so crews can work round the clock.

The airport is getting ready to install an Automated Weather Observing System to provide pilots with real-time weather data at the airport. It will enhance safety and allow commercial air carriers to expand airport service to 24 hours a day.

The American Heart Association is sponsoring their 12TH annual charity golf tournament and BBQ on Sunday, Sept. 16 that will be held at Desert Lakes Golf Club in Mohave Valley, Ariz. There will be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and an additional four cash prizes awarded by drawing, plus a first place trophy. Findlay Motor of Bullhead City is donating a 2007 Yukon to the first Hole In One. The $75 entry fee includes: green fees, cart, range balls, lunch, welcome bag and prizes. For information, contact Peggy Moma, Golf Tournament Chairperson, 702-298-2692 or Dawn Stasiewski at 702-420-6103.

Tom & Sharon's Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party will take place at The Dance Club at the Riverside on Sept. 8 and 22 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. For information, call 928-754-2097.

On Sept. 2, there will be a Labor Day Weekend fireworks display by Zambelli just after dusk at the Avi's Beach Area. It will be a free show.

The Comedy Shop is continuing at the River Palms through Sept. 29 with three new headlining comedians each week. John Knight, John Bizarre and Marc Patrick will take the stage Aug. 27-Sept. 1.

"Todd Luxton: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Show" is headlining at the Fiesta Showroom at Harrah's through Aug. 23; however, there will be no show on Aug. 21. Tickets start at $17.95, call 800-447-8700.

"Follies Magnifique" is a topless revue playing at the Tropicana Express in the American Heroes Pavilion through Sept. 17. Tickets are $19.95, call 800-243-6846.

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