The Kingston Trio's three-part harmony consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. They will headline at Don Laughlin's Riverside, Oct. 17-22. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $30, call 1-800-227-3849, ext 616.
The Trio's trademark harmony and clean, crisp sound keep them touring 30 weeks out of the year. In the '60s, the Kingston Trio was the No. 1 vocal group in the world, a musical and cultural phenomenon whose record sales and concert draws were matched only by The Beatles.
In 1976, Grove was invited to join the Kingston Trio. When he is not touring, Grove arranges and scores orchestral music, produces albums for other artists, and does session work as a musician and vocalist.
Zorn has toured the world with three of the country's top folk groups and produced albums in England and America. He has also acted in British movies, provided voiceovers for documentaries and cartoons, and published dozens of his own songs. Zorn left the group for several years and has been back for the past seven.
Dougherty, known best for his tenor voice, has been a guitarist, songwriter, performer, arranger and director for more than 30 years. He also possesses a flair for comedy.
As part of the Viva Laughlin! celebration, Harrah's will host singer, songwriter and guitarist Kenny Loggins at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25; call 702-298-8510.
A successful artist, Loggins has produced hit songs for four straight decades. He has become the reigning soundtrack superstar with hits such as "I'm Alright" from the movie "Caddyshack," "Danger Zone" from "Top Gun," and "Footloose" from the same-titled flick. Loggins has had chart-topping duet hits such as "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Stevie Nicks and "Don't Fight It" with Steve Perry.
The Viva Laughlin! celebration continues with dining specials at two Harrah's restaurants, the 24-hour Beach Café and Baja Blue Restaurant & Cantina.
The Colorado Belle will feature free live entertainment Oct. 6-8, during the 3rd Annual Viva Laughlin! event. The three-day "Sabor Latino" fiesta will take place in the Belle's Center Circle outdoor event area beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment will include two Latin bands - Las Florecitas con Estylo and Ambixion, Folklorico Dancers with Floreador, trick ropers, and the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Latin contest.
Billed as "Las Florecitas," Jessica and Vanessa Maito are the first and only identical Hispanic female twins with a Tejano/Norteno show band. They are eight-year show business veterans with the high-energy five-man band "Estylo" from New Mexico. Their performance is marked by water flying from the timbales, smoke coming from the drums, and fire flying from the accordion and bajo-quinto-taking their art to the extreme.
"Ambixion" guarantees "100 percent Mexican Cumbia with Latin flavor." The seven-man band was formed in San Antonio, Texas, seven years ago and has produced four CDs since then including their newest album "Cumbia Fuzion" featuring the single "Oye Como Va," a tribute to Tito Puente.
Food and beverage tents will feature fajitas, Budweiser and Bud Light, and "The Winner," which is the Belle's award-winning tropical margarita).
In the casino, Oct. 7-9, you can earn tickets to play to win a share of $2,500 in Rollin' on the River, which is the popular game played by rolling giant dice down the Grand Staircase. The Sombrero Prize Patrol will be giving away up to $10,000 in cash and prizes during the festival, Oct. 6-10.
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