Charo, who is a household name for her trademark statement "Cuchi-Cuchi, will headline at the Riverside, Dec. 27-31. Tickets are $30 for her Wednesday through Saturday 7 p.m. shows. On New Year's Eve, tickets are $40 for the 7 p.m. show and $45 for the 10:30 p.m. performance that includes a balloon drop.
Charo is also recognizable for her witty humor, loveable accent and mastery of the flamenco guitar. She has appeared in countless hit television shows including more than 45 appearances on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and "The Love Boat," which was more than any other star. Recently, she was introduced to a whole new generation of fans in a nationwide cellular phone commercial for Sprint P.C.S., regular appearances on Hollywood Squares and VH1's Surreal Life. Charo not only created and established the new Salsa style, but also made it possible for contemporary Latin Music to reach the heights of popularity it has today.
Charo has twice been voted Best Guitar Player in the World by "Guitar Player Magazine," been the winner of a Billboard International Latin Music Award, and the winner of the prestigious Golden Eagle Award for outstanding Entertainer of the Year.
At Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort there are a variety of New Year's Eve room and show packages from Dec. 29 - Jan. 1. Packages include a three- or four-night hotel stay and tickets to see either world renowned flamenco guitarist Charo live in concert or attend Gene White's New Year's Eve Dance in the Starview Room.
The dance party with Gene White's band begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $17.50, which includes party favors, a split bottle of champagne, and a balloon drop at midnight.
It will be Dance Party Extreme with California DJ Joel Steven in the Edgewater's Kokopelli's Showroom, Dec. 29-31. Tickets are $ 15 for the 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. parties.
The 2007 Laughlin Desert Challenge off-road race will take place Jan. 18-21. The annual race is held in the rough desert terrain in the Laughlin area and draws as many as 200 of the world's top off-road drivers competing for their share of a prize purse in excess of $300,000. Over the course of the race, approximately 30,000 fans will view the race from either a hill top location or the grandstand area. Filmed for national television, this is the first race in the SCORE Series throughout the Southwest, which will culminate with the SCORE Baja 1000.
Event highlights include the Laughlin Leap and Pit Crew competitions, which offer $26,000 in combined prize money and the huge SCOREVISION big screen on the infield, which replays highlights and shows racing action along the eigth-mile track.
The Colorado Belle will feature three different special SCORE packages starting from $108, call 800-477-4837. Special room packages include a two-night stay, general admission tickets to the races and $15 in certificates valid in any of Colorado Belle's six dine-in restaurants or the Main Gift Shop.
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