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Sunday, January 29, 2006 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Donny Osmond Headlines, 'Football Fanatics' Drawings, 'Ozark Jubilee' Highlighted, 'Get Lucky!' Gets Started, Colorado Bluegrass Festival Arrives, Valentine's Day Specials Abound, Cloud's Jamboree A Real Jewel, Riverside Lanes Turns 7, More...


Jackie Brett
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The first headlining act to perform at the Flamingo Laughlin this year will be '70s teen idol Donny Osmond, who is scheduled Valentine's week on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Flamingo Ballroom. Osmond is back on stage singing his classics and new songs from his latest CD "What I Meant To Say." Tickets are $19.95 and $24.95 plus tax, call 1-800-435-8469.

Since making his debut at age six on "The Andy Williams Show," Osmond has shown the world he is an enduring artist, who continues to evolve, grow and re-define himself in the music of his time. For more than 42 years, the world has watched him develop from a cherubic little boy singing on TV with his older brothers to a seasoned performer.

By the time Osmond was a teenager, he had become one of the most popular and successful stars in the history of pop music. In 1971, between his own and the Osmond Brothers recordings, he was awarded six gold records. The following year, he took home eight and another four in 1973. On his own, Osmond had a No. 1 hit with "Go Away Little Girl." With his sister Marie, he had a third wave of hit records and enjoyed yet another kind of success co-hosting a weekly variety TV series "The Donny and Maria Show."

In 1989, 13 years after his previous Top 40 chart-maker, Osmond hit the No. 2 spot on the charts with the release of "Soldier of Love," which also hit the Top 30 in the U.K.

On Sunday, Feb. 5, after the big game, a Colorado Belle Football Fanatic will win $1,000 in cash plus official team apparel and a mini stadium displaying mini-mugs from all 32 NFL teams. Second prize will be $500 in cash and dinner for two in the Boiler Room Microbrewery. Third prize will be $250 and dinner for two in the Boiler Room.

To be eligible to win in the Football Fanatic promotion, One Club members at the Colorado Belle will receive one free drawing ticket per account. In addition, they will receive one drawing ticket for every 50 points they earn on their One Club card between midnight on Jan. 23 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Plus, you can pick the winner of the big game. Each of two drawing drums will have the name of one of the two teams competing in the Super Bowl. Winners' names will be pulled from the drum with the name of the team that won the Super Bowl. The drawings for prizes will be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 5, or 15 minutes after the end of the game if it runs late. Winners must be present at the drawing with valid photo IDs.

There will be a party on Feb. 5 in the Boiler Room during the "Big Game Day XL" promotion. The Super Bowl will be shown on 23 television monitors and there will food and beverage specials. Four MGD or Miller Lites in a bucket will be featured for $6.95 from 9 a.m. until the end of the football game. The "Football & Franks" special, a hot dog plus a 16-oz. microbrew, will be $3.99 and offered from 11 a.m. through the end of the game.

Beginning at noon, drawing tickets will be given with each appetizer purchased in the Boiler Room, and throughout the game, drawings will be held for great prizes, including a 21-speed Raleigh mountain bike.

Three lucky parties-of-six will watch the game from reserved high-top tables. To get into the drawing for the reserved table promotion, guests must visit the Boiler Room for a pitcher of their favorite microbrew before Feb. 2. One drawing ticket will be issued for each pitcher that is purchased. The drawing will be held in the Boiler Room at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2.


The award-winning "Ozark Jubilee" direct from Branson, Mo., with comedian and world-class violinist Randy Newman headlining the show will take place at Don Laughlin's Riverside, Feb. 3-7. Tickets are $22, call 702-298-2535 or 928-763-7070.

Newman has fiddled alongside stars such as Ronny Milsap and Mel Tillis. The "Ozark Jubilee" show is filled with country standards plus bluegrass and gospel music along with hillbilly humor,

Get Lucky! is a new way to play and win at the Ramada Express from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You are guaranteed to win a cash jackpot up to $500 or a prize valued at $20, which covers your initial expense.

Get Lucky! works in tiers starting with first base when you pay $20 to play a Get Lucky! Slot Machine located by the Eclipse Bar. Second base is when the casino sweetens the deal by adding another $30. Third base is when you parlay the $50 into a cash jackpot up to $500 or win a prize worth $20 or more.

Here's a twist. If you don't win a cash jackpot, then each time you play, you can upgrade your prize. There are three tiers of prizes so you can continue to trade up every three buy-ins. Prizes like poker chip sets, leather jackets, electronics, and other great gifts are available and continually change.

The next town-wide event is the Colorado Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 10-12. This festival features top bands from around the country performing at Davis Camp north of the Laughlin Bridge on the Arizona side of the river from 9 a.m. to dusk each day. Tickets are $13, $5 for ages seven to 17 and free for kids six and under.

Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort will present a Valentine's Day Special at the Riverview Restaurant from 4 to 10 p.m. for $14.95. The menu will be a broiled ribeye steak with grilled prawns, au gratin potatoes, fresh vegetable and chocolate lava cake. The Riverside "Lovers Delights" Buffet from 3:30 to 9 p.m. will be $9.99.

Cloud's Jamboree, which is an annual display of vendors selling and showing rocks minerals, gems and lapidary equipment, is running through Feb. 5 in the RV Park and South Parking Lot at the Avi from dawn to dusk. Browsing is free to the public.

Riverside Lanes is celebrating its 7th Anniversary today. Riverside Lanes offers state-of- the-art Brunswick equipment, Framworx automatic scoring, a full-service pro shop, 34 lanes and a snack bar.

To join in the anniversary celebration, the Riverside casino is offering a special anniversary bonus. On Jan. 29, 30 and 31, if you hit any natural four 7's on quarter, 50-cent, and dollar or $5 video poker machines, you receive BONUS pay. Participants must be a King of Clubs Players' Club member, playing with their club card and notify the slot attendant of the 7th Anniversary promotion payout. Membership is free. Maximum $125 payout, maximum coin bet.

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