Harrah's begins the New Year with a variety of limited-engagement entertainment performances in the Fiesta Showroom. For tickets to all shows, call 702-298-8510.
Todd Luxton: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute show will run from Jan. 19-31 and be dark on Jan. 25. Tickets start at $17.95.
On Halloween night, in 1976, five-year-old Luxton went out trick-or-treating as Elvis Presley. At the age of 15, Luxton had his first paid appearance as Elvis. In high school he won a talent show impersonating Elvis and won the supporting lead role of Kenickie in Grease. Today, the Michigan native dons $2,500 jumpsuits designed by the same man who made them for Elvis Presley.
Tony Orlando, one of America's most endearing and enduring stars, will perform in the Fiesta Showroom Feb. 9-11. The multi-talented performer has graced many stages, from concert halls to theaters to television, through the years. Tickets for his 8 p.m. shows start at $45.
After being coaxed by his friends Hank Medress and Dave Appell at Bell Records to record a demo of Candida, Orlando unknowingly found himself owner of a bona fide hit. Knock Three Times, which became the top song in 1971 selling more than six million copies worldwide, followed Candida. Along with those hits came the birth of the singing group, Tony Orlando and Dawn featuring Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent. Orlando also scored hits with Cupid, Gypsy, and Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree, a song that is as entrenched in American culture as apple pie and baseball. Orlando has been honored with three American Music Awards, a People's Choice Award and a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Presenting their classic and timeless hits in their inimitable style are The Spinners will perform March 1-2. Tickets for their 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows start at $45.
The Spinners are Frank Washington, Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson and Harold "Spike" Bonhart. The group has earned 12 gold records with hits climbing to the top of both Pop and R&B charts. Their timeless hits include Then Came You, Rubberband Man, One of a King (Love Affair), I'll Be Around, and Games People Play.
The Spinners' music has also been featured on soundtracks for popular movie hits Spaceballs and Twins. The Spinners have been nominated six times for a Grammy, received a Black Gold Award on the Dick Clark television special for their many achievements in the recording industry, have been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contributions to R&B music and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Johnny Cash's Legendary Band, The Tennessee Three, will walk the line straight into the Fiesta Showroom, March 27 through April 7. The Tennessee Three is not a cover or tribute band but the band that backed the "Man in Black," Johnny Cash. Bob Wootton and WS Holland are the original men behind the unique sound that powered nearly every Cash stage performance or recording since 1960.
Wooton instituted the unique "boom-chicka-boom" guitar that classifies most of Cash's song. Holland holds the distinction as the first rock and roll drummer in music history.
In 2006, the band released the album, The Sound Must Go On which features the hit, You Walked Tall (Each Time You Walked The Line). Their album We Still Miss Someone was nominated for six Grammy Awards. The Tennessee Three will perform nightly at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. March 27-April 7 except April 1-2. Tickets start at $27.95.
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