Mark down 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 on your calendar because Lance Burton will be doing a free event to commemorate the release of the Houdini stamp being issued by the United States Postal Service at his theatre. That week not only happens to be National Magic Week but it's two days before Houdini's death. Lance Burton met one of the couple's from "Blind Date" that was based in-house at the Monte Carlo for the shoot.
The "Crazy Girls" got hooked up with the reality TV show "Blind Date." Heidi, Anita and Tammie went on three of the five dates that were produced on "Blind Date" goes to Las Vegas. The syndicated show airs locally after the 10 o'clock news on TV-5 a FOX affiliate. They did the usual from dinner and drinks to tennis lessons. Joe Trammel really is "The Man of a Thousand Faces." He performs nightly in the jam-packed "Crazy Girls" show. Joe has the dubious distinction of being the first man to perform in the sixth longest running show in Las Vegas. That number is great when you consider there are 63 shows in full bloom. Trammel's zany characters backed up by familiar music instead of singing or his voice this rare talent conveys his craft thru props and physical comedy. He's a Jim Carey crossed with Carrot Top. The funny "La Cage" plays at the Riviera too. The Riviera Comedy Club has re-opened and will feature headliner Bobby Slayton on Oct. 26, 27 and 28. Headliner and comedy veteran Sammy Shore will play with Lowell Sanders, Michael French and Tanya Lee Davis yukking it up from Oct. 29 thru Nov. 4.
Ortanique held a press night. The fine dining experience in the tradition of Caribbean cuisine is at The Paris. It's healthy food in an exotic and exciting atmosphere. Beware the drinks are rum-oriented. Just take the walkway from Bally's to Paris and you can't miss the newly opened restaurant. Late night snacks are from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Justin Tranz: "Hip-Nosis" is the most hilarious show on The Strip. The comedy-hypnotist is a showman. The Philadelphia native is on his way up in the world of entertainment. For tickets call Flamingo O'Shea's at 737-1343 a bargain at $35 total.
Lacy J. Dalton, Janie Fricke and Juice Newton will all perform in concert at The Railhead in Boulder Station Friday, Nov. 2. Lacy J. Dalton played the old MGM Marina.
The band 311 will play in concert at The Joint on Thursday, Nov. 1. For the older hipsters the Gregg Allman Band and Jeffrey Gaines will perform on Friday, Nov. 2. Gregg Allman had one big hit on his own in `74 called "Midnight Rider." The Nashville-born rocker grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was married to Cher from '75-'77.
Sinbad was the king of comedy in the `80s and now he's back headlining at the Las Vegas Hilton. The comic genius who came via the U.S. Air Force has performed in movies and played the comedy circuit until he is now at headliner status and packs them in like George Carlin he's a big-time Las Vegas draw so get your tickets early to see him.
Magicians Penn & Teller will offer comic relief at The Rio from Oct. 25-Nov. 11.
Las Vegas resident Gladys Knight will perform on Nov. 2-3 at Sam's Town Live.
Wayne Newton will perform a great show at the Stardust from Oct. 28-Nov. 11.
Christopher Cross plays the Suncoast, Nov. 2-4. He had two No. 1 hits in the `80s.
Strunz & Farah will perform at Sunset Station on Sat., Oct. 27 in Club Madrid.
Teddy Pendergrass will sing in concert at Texas Station on Saturday, Oct. 27.
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