Todd Luxton and his ultimate Elvis Tribute with all the shakes and moves along with the Cadillacs band will be on stage at the Pavilion Theater April 15-17 at the Ramada Express. Tickets are $15, call 1-800-243-6846.
Luxton has been doing Elvis since he was five years old. He has won every Elvis competition he ever entered including a contest at Harrah's where he beat out more 30 other contestants, and a contest at Apacheland Movie Ranch, the filming location for the Elvis movie "Charro," where he got the top spot in a field of 40.
Identical twins, Mark and Clark, will perform their dueling pianos show at 5 and 8 p.m. in Kokopelli's lounge at the Edgewater, April 13-17. Tickets are $10, call 702-298-2453.
The twins call their show, "Carnegie Hall meets Romper Room." Mark and Clark have regularly appeared in Las Vegas at major Strip hotels and toured worldwide. They have recorded albums on their own label, Twinco, and have sold a half million records through concerts and nightclub appearances.
The annual town-wide Laughlin River Run will take place, April 26-30. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will converge on the town. There will be entertainment, vendors, a poker run, displays, concerts and people and bike watching. For information, call 1-800-357-8223 or visit www.laughlinriverrun.com.
The Colorado Belle will feature "River Run Blues & Babes" with blues music and a Hawaiian Tropic contest.
At the Avi, vendors will be selling motorcycle-related items in the south parking lot, and the "Race Your Ride" motorcycle event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There's a $5 entry fee.
World War II bomber pilot Robert "Bud" Kingsbury will be the featured speaker at free American Veterans Program on April 18 at 7:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe Room at the Ramada Express. Guests who donate $5 or more to the American Heroes Foundation receive a coupon for breakfast in the buffet. The Ramada Express created the American Heroes Foundation, a non-profit organization to raise funds for recognized Veteran causes.
On the morning of Aug. 19, 1943, Robert "Bud" Kingsbury, age 22, stationed in Tunisia with the 12th Air Force, climbed into his four-engine B-17, Flying Fortress, named "Big Jeff." Kingsbury and his nine-man crew were flying a mission which was part of a three-week bombing campaign against Italy in preparation for the Allied invasion. "Big Jeff" was positioned at the end of the first wave of 100 planes on this mission.
There were only 18 twin-engine P-38s to provide cover for the bombers against the nearly 300 enemy fighter planes. "Big Jeff" took a couple hits and the crew had to bail out at 19,000 feet and 20 miles out to sea. Five men jumped. Only Kingsbury made it to shore wearing a life vest and swimming 32 hours. Kingsbury lost nine friends and faced the next 20 months in a prisoner of war camp, eventually being released by Patton's forces.
A resident of La Mirada, Calif., and mechanical contractor for over 30 years, Kingsbury served eight years on active and reserve duty. He received the Purple Heart. Air Medal, Prisoner of War Medal and is a member of the Caterpillar Club, a, honor reserved for those who jumped out of an airplane to save their lives and safely parachuted to the ground.
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