Country superstar Randy Travis will be headlining at the Flamingo Outdoor Amphitheater on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $35; call 800-435-8469.
In 2005, Travis was awarded a Grammy for "Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass, Gospel Album" for his "Worship & Faith" album. In April 2006, he won a Dove Award for "Country Album of the Year" for his Word Records/Curb/Warner Bros. album of traditional hymns, "Glory Train." This year, Travis is back on the big screen, this time in a thriller, "The Visitation," from 20th Century Fox. The film was directed by Robby Henson and is based on the New York Times-bestselling novel by Frank Peretti.
Early in his career, Travis, who was born Randy Bruce Traywick, was turned down by nearly every record label in Nashville, often more than once. He was finally signed to Warner Brothers Records in 1985 and record company executives changed his name to Travis.
From Nov. 8-March 31, the show "Fusion," which is a blend of magic, comedy and illusion featuring Bryson Lang, Danny Cole, Joseph Gabriel and Katalin will be performed nightly except Tuesday at the River Palms. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performances will be $14.95.
Another new show will be Jeff McBride - "Magic on the Edge!" at the Edgewater's Kokopelli Showroom from Nov. 3-22.
Employees at the Colorado Belle and Edgewater are jumping into the holiday shopping season with an Employees' Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be interesting and unique gifts such as snowmen, dolls, quilts, woodcrafts and much more. The show will be held on the "D" deck at the Colorado Belle.
On Nov. 11, the Monster Truck and Extreme Freestyle Motor Sports Spectacular will take place at the Avi's Special Event Arena. The event will highlight a monster trucks and daring motorcyclists show. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.
A Veteran's Day Program will be held at the Ramada Express on Nov. 11 with Major William Mimiaga, USMC Ret. as the keynote speaker at 1 p.m. The program is free.
Singer and 1950s teen idol Frankie Avalon will take center stage at Don's Celebrity Theatre in the Riverside Resort, Oct. 31-Nov. 5. Tickets are $32; call 800-227-3849, ext. 616.
By the time Avalon was 12, he began making appearances on television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs "Venus" and "Why?" both went to No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100.
During the 1960s, Avalon became known for his roles in the beach film genre. Later, he became the U.S. national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In. As his music and acting career has slowed down, Avalon has turned to marketing and created Frankie Avalon Products, a successful line of health supplements and cosmetic products.
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