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Michael McDonald Performs At Aquarius, Harrah's Fiesta Showroom Lineup, Riverside Presents Hyponotist Ron Stubbs And His 'Wild' Show, Colorado Belle Welcomes Stamp And Coin Convention, Discover The Colorado River Historical Society And Museum, Pioneer Features Gold Tournaments, More...


Jackie Brett
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The Aquarius will host a performance with Michael McDonald, formally of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, on Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. in the 3,300-seat Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets start at $40, contact 800-435-8469.

McDonald has been awarded five Grammys and is recognized for his prolific consistency for more than 25 years of recording. McDonald's hits include " Peg" with Steely Dan and "Takin' It To The Streets" and "What a Fool Believes" both with the Doobie Brothers. McDonald's career has seen innumerable chart successes and has earned him numerous accolades.

Harrah's is hosting a variety of entertainment performances in the Fiesta Showroom. The next limited-engagement is a theatrical experience, "Jungua: Descendants of the Dragon" June 12 - 16, at 8 p.m. nightly and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $22.95. call 702-298-8510.

The culture and tradition of the Chinese people has inspired this production featuring acrobatic acts, martial arts, music and dance. Dramatic scenery, authentic props and lavish costumes are married with choreography, acrobatic and martial arts mastery to create a Far East production. Featuring the Kung Fu Monks and Imperial Acrobats of China, the show highlights lightening fast martial arts fight sequences, strength in balance and flexibility and acrobatic feats of aerialists and jugglers.

Roaring into the showroom will be Paul Revere and the Raiders on July 14 and 15. Still getting their kicks after more than five decades, Paul Revere and the Raiders continue to bring their '60s energy and spirit to audiences across the country. The band had 23 consecutive hit singles such hits as "Indian Reservation," "Kicks," "Louie, Louie," and "Hungry." The group's one-of-a-kind stage show blends music with humor and hilarious repartee.

Spend an evening remembering one of music's greatest legends, Elvis Presley, as presented by "Todd Luxton: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute" performing Aug. 11-23, nightly at 8 p.m. and also 10 p.m. on Saturday (dark Aug. 14, 17, and 21). Tickets start at $17.95.

In 1976, five-year old Luxton went out trick-or-treating as Presley. Today, Luxton's tribute show has taken him across the country delighting audiences for more than 17 years. Wearing the trademark Elvis jumpsuit, Luxton performs legendary Presley hits.

"Drinkin', Singin', Swingin' - A Salute to the Rat Pack" transports the audience to a time when three talented men, handheld microphones and martini glasses brought the best of music, comedy and chemistry to the stage. Accomplished entertainers, Rick Michel as Dean Martin, Michael Levin as Frank Sinatra, and Bryan Clark as Sammy Davis, Jr. skillfully blend musical performances with witty repartee and soft-shoe dance routines. Accompanied by a 12-piece band, the trio performs their renditions of legendary hits. "Drinkin', Singin', Swingin' - A Salute to the Rat Pack" will headline Sept. 1 - 12, at 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and at 10 p.m. on Saturday (dark Sept. 6-7). Tickets start at $17.95.


Legendary comedian and master impersonator, Rich Little, infamous for his skewing of political figures completes the Fiesta Showroom series, Nov. 17-20, at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $22.95.

Little has charmed, amused, annoyed and lampooned politicians from here to his native Canada. A master of more than 200 voices, Little has featured personalities such as George Burns, Cary Grant, and Miss Piggy. Little has appeared on classic television shows as "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Laugh-In," and "The Julie Andrews Show." He has hosted the "Tonight Show" 12 times, made dramatic guest appearances on shows such as "Fantasy Island," "Murder She Wrote," and starred in his own series, "KopyKats."

Hypnotist Ron Stubbs will put on a fast-paced hypnotic comedic romp through the inner mind where the audience becomes the stars, June 5-9, at the Riverside. Tickets are $22, call 1-800-227-3849.

Stubbs has been called "one of the most progressive stage hypnotists available worldwide." His level of skill in the field is obvious as he guides the volunteers on stage into a deep hypnotic state.

Stubbs is also a certified, clinical hypno-therapist and trainer, NLP instructor, body language expert and motivational speaker. Stubbs has been the past president of the National Guild of Hypnotists for Washington State for more than three years, and as the U.S. Director and one of only four hypnosis instructors in the United States certified and accredited by the association of Professional Hypnotists and Psychotherapists.

The "International Stamp & Coin Convention" will be held at the Mardi Gras Room at the Colorado Belle, June 8-10. Stamp and coin collectors will have their collections on view and for sale. There will be free coin appraisals. For information, call 818-997-6496.

The Colorado River Historical Society and Museum includes replicas of area landmarks and historical displays_items from early settlers to the present. The museum is located in the Davis Camp area on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. It is a half-mile north of the Laughlin Bridge and open Tuesday, from 10 a.m. - at 4 p.m., and closed on Monday. It's also closed July through August. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children are free.

The Pioneer's River Rick's Golf Tournaments are scheduled for June 14-16 and Nov. 1-3. The entry fee is $450 and the prize money ranges from $100 to $2,500 for first place based on 144 players.

The entry fee entitles the player and one guest to four days and three nights room accommodations, meals and beverages for two (including a welcome party, breakfast buffet coupons, lunch buffet coupons for the guest, lunch at the courses, and a brunch-style dinner buffet in Granny's on Friday and Saturday nights), a player's welcome gift, and two rounds of golf.

Another event to keep in mind is the Wide Open Miniature Gold Tournament planned for Oct. 11-14. The entry fee is $450 based on 150 entrants and the top prize is $7,000. For event information, call 1-800-634-3469, ext. 4135.

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