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.
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