RIVER PALMS KEEPS THE LAUGHTER GOING
Sammy's Comedy by the Shore is ongoing at the River Palms with accomplished comedians rotating weekly and performing Wednesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $25, call 800-835-7904. Look for funny people Kathleen Dunbar and Shannon Thompson June 10-14, followed by Jeff Barrett and Michael D. June 17-21.
Kathleen Dunbar was the comedy winner in the "2003 Las Vegas Star Search" competition. In 2005, the Entertainment Consumer's Exchange awarded her the "Excellence in Entertainment Sunrise Award." Again in 2006 and 2007, she got the "Favorite Comedian" award. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Dunbar has Midwest values and ideals. Now living in Las Vegas, she has developed into a sarcastic edgy woman with attitude and humor. Being a divorced mother has provided her with a quick wit and a realistic look at life.
In addition to designing and painting artwork for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios and CNN, Jeff Barrett has performed in many comedy clubs in the United States and abroad. Corporations such as Disney and Sea World have been entertained by Mr. Barrett. His television appearances include Showtime and "America's Most Wanted" on FOX.
ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS PLANNED
The annual "Rockets Over The River" fireworks show is planned to begin shortly after dark on July 4. The 19th annual "Rockets Over The River" display will be free for public viewing along the entire Laughlin River Walk. Typically, this extraordinary display is one of the most spectacular and exciting in the West as the pyrotechnic company shoots its rockets into the dark desert sky. The show will be choreographed to patriotic music that will be simulcast by the Laughlin hotels and local radio stations.
Last year's fireworks show was the biggest in the town's history. For additional information, visit www.VisitLaughlin.com or call 800-4-LAUGHLIN.
RIVERSIDE BOOKS MALE REVUE AMERICAN STORM
American Storm is an adult male revue that will play at the Riverside on June 13 and 14. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $25.50.
American Storm was named "Best Male Strip Show 2008" by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The 70-minute, fully costumed and choreographed production show with hard-bodied performers allows ladies to live out their fantasies. Most of the cast originated as the winners of VH1's "StripSearch" reality show, and have been featured on a variety of programs including "EXTRA!" and "Entertainment Tonight." Also, many of the boys have graced the cover of such magazines as "Muscle and Fitness," "RX Fitness," and "Playgirl" just to name a few.
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HARRAH'S BOOKS TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS SHOW
"The Bluzmen - Tribute to the Blues Brothers" will perform in the Fiesta Showroom at Harrah's, June 20-24. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows are $23.95, $28.95 and $33.95, call 800-447-8700.
The tribute features Eric Martin as Dan Aykroyd and Carmen Romano as the late John Belushi in a performance of their portrayal of the original Blues Brothers. The excitement continues from their opening rendition of "I Can't Turn You Loose," to the closing finale with the rousing hit "Shout." For more than 20 years, Martin and Romano have performed on stages across the United States, Europe and Asia and appeared on shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Entertainment Tonight."
FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS STOP AT THE TROPICANA EXPRESS
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals will appear in the Pavilion Showroom at the Tropicana Express on June 20. Tickets are $30, $35 and $45, call 800-243-6846.
Cavaliere chose music over school and left Syracuse University after two years to form a group called The Escorts. He then moved to New York City and got his professional start as a backup musician for Sandy Scott and later Joey Dee and the Starlighters. Early in 1965, Cavaliere formed the Young Rascals. That year on Oct. 28, The Rascals performed at the Phone Booth, a club in the "discotheque district" of Manhattan's East Side, and Sid Bernstein signed the group with Atlantic Records. From 1965 through 1969, the Rascals were one of the biggest groups in the country, yet they disbanded in 1972.
Cavaliere went on to a solo career during the 70s and released one CD in the 90s. His first album was entitled simply "Felix Cavaliere" and was released in 1974. His second release "Destiny" with one single being "Never Felt Love Before/Love Came." His fifth and final solo release was in 1994.
In 1997, Cavaliere along with former Rascals band members was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown talent contest, which is one of the largest country music artist searches in the nation, will be held at the Riverside in The Starview Room on June 25 at 6 p.m. The free show with individual acts competing for prizes begins at 6 p.m. This year's contestants, consisting of 10 finalists, promise to put on a good show. Due to popular demand the show has been moved to The Starview Room to provide ample seating. Highway Country (KIXW/KIXF/KHWZ) is hosting the local division event for the tenth time.
The Avi is holding Pool Parties on June 12 and 13. Entertainment each night will be Turn the Page, a tribute to Bob Seger, and the Silver Bullet Band from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. The band will play 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Admission is free (must be 21 or over), and food and beverages will be sold separately
On June 14 at the Avi's convention center, there will be a Flag Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. with the Bullhead City Elks Lodge presenting a history of the United States and the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Veterans.
United Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive at the Riverside in Conference Rooms, Harbor Ports I, II & III on June 15 from 1 to 7 p.m. and June 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 702-298-2535.
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