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Sunday, February 16, 2003 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Roy Clark Headlines At The Riverside, Charo Will Energize Flamingo Ballroom, Italian Restaurant Opens At River Palms, Pioneer Offering Drink Specials, Cadillac DeVille Is Grand Prize, NASCAR Driver Larry Foyt Makes A Special Delivery, Renowned Sax Man Performs At Ramada Express, More...

Jackie Brett
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Multiple award - winning country entertainer Roy Clark will perform at Don Laughlin's Riverside, Feb. 18 - 23. Shows are at 7 p.m. and tickets are $30, call 1-800-227-3849 for ticket reservations. The Riverside is offering a room and show package for Roy Clark starting at $83.

Clark has taken his goodwill message to many countries and in 1976 led his own show to Russia where he did a record-breaking, sold out 18-concert tour. He was invited back to the Soviet Union in 1988. His "Friendship Tour" was captured on tape and airs frequently on TNN.

Clark is most famous for hosting the TV show, "Hee Haw," for 25 years. He did many other shows including being a regular guest on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and being the first country music artist to guest host "The Tonight Show" for Johnny Carson. He did three specials for the BBC in England.

Through the years, Clark has recorded a string of hits, but perhaps he is best associated with the stirring, "Yesterday When I Was Young" and his own 12-string guitar version of "Malaguena." Every year his annual "Roy Clark Celebrity Golf Tournament" raises millions of dollars for children.

Latin fireball Charo will bring the passion and fire of Latin music to the Flamingo Ballroom on March 1, when she performs in concert. Tickets are $16.95 and $21.95, call (800) 435-8469 or (702) 298-5111.

Only a few people in show business combine comedy and music and attract audiences ranging from young children to senior citizens in a variety of ethnic cultures. Charo is one internationally renowned singer, dancer, comedienne, actress and award-winning classical guitarist who fits the bill. She's the mamacita of the Macarena dance craze, the queen of salsa disco, and the matriarch of "cuchi-cuchi."

Born Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza in Murcia, Spain, she was nicknamed Charo as a child. She began playing guitar at age nine and was taught by Andres Segovia, the father of modern classical guitar music. Big Band leader Xavier Cugat discovered her and convinced her to join his orchestra. He married her at Caesars Palace in 1966.

On American television, she played Aunt Charo for "Chico and the Man" and guest starred in "The Love Boat" series more often than anyone else. "Charo" has long been a household name.

Pasta Cucina (translated: Pasta Kitchen) is a new Italian dining establishment at the River Palms serving all the traditional dishes as well as an All-You-Can-Eat Italian feast for only $5.95. The Italian Feast includes salad, Italian bread, four different pasta choices (spaghetti, fettuccini, linguine or penne) and three different sauces (classic marinara, Alfredo and Bolognese meat sauce).

Pasta Cucina is located on the first floor/river level. Hours of operation are 4 to 10 p.m. daily.


Any bar within the Pioneer offers 75 cent draft beer 24 hours a day, plus an all new happy hour offers all beers and well drinks for $1 each from 3 to 7 p.m. daily except Saturday. The specials are available at the Sassy Sue's bar facing the riverwalk and the main casino bar next to the pit area.

The Golden Nugget is running their Caddy Cards promotion through April 19. Two part tickets with one portion being a scratch card are obtained by playing slots and table games. Games that are not included in the Caddy Card promotion are designated on the casino floor.

The scratch card ticket portion reveals instant winners for prizes such as: cash, GNL Gift Emporium certificates, lunches and brunches, room nights, plus show tickets for Las Vegas Shows, stays in Las Vegas, souvenir sweatshirts and T-shirts.

Drawing tickets for the daily cash drawings must be deposited into the drum next to the 24-Karat Club and the drum is purged daily after the last drawing. The daily drawings consist of two $200 drawings held randomly between 5 and 9 p.m. through April 18. The grand prize drawing will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. and someone will win a 2003 Cadillac DeVille. Winners much be present at the drawings.

Harrah's will donate a $37,000 new 2003 Dodge Dakota delivery truck to Laughlin's Meals on Wheels program on Feb. 26. On hand for that special presentation will be Harrah's NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Larry Foyt of the Foyt racing family.

The Foyt / Harrah's Racing Team has joined with Harrah's Entertainment and the Meals on Wheels Association of America in the nationwide campaign to end senior hunger. Since the campaign's inception in March 2002, Harrah's 26 casinos, located in 13 states, have helped spread the message within their local communities.

The $37,000 vehicle will allow the Laughlin Meals on Wheels agency to expand its area of service. Currently, the agency feeds 25 qualified recipients but will now be able to cover two other Southern Nevada communities, Sandy Valley and Searchlight. By incorporating those smaller communities, the Laughlin Meals on Wheels program's client size will grow to approximately 70 recipients.

Foyt will also be available from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an autograph session. Racing fans are asked to present their Total Rewards Card at the time of the signing. An adult must accompany children attending the autograph session. This event will take place in the casino's main lobby. Winston Cup and Foyt / Harrah's Racing Team merchandise will also be available for purchase.

Boots Randolph, the world's first commercial sax "superstar" will headline at the Ramada Express in the Pavilion Theater from Feb. 22-27. Randolph is the writer of the million selling hit "Yakety Sax" and has been the sax man for many singing legends including Elvis and Roy Orbison. Tickets are $19.

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