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Big Bad VooDoo Daddy On Stage, Kenny Rogers Headlines, Deli Counter Opens, Margarita Fiesta Planned, Win Show Tickets, Parti Gras A Party, Pancakes Are Coming, RV Campers Welcomed Back, NASCAR Betting Options, Free Shuttle To Shop, More...


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The group Big Bad VooDoo Daddy will perform at the Riverside, Sept. 19-24. Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows are $32, call 1-800-227-3849.

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy got started in 1989. Since 1994, the group has toured virtually nonstop, performing more than 1,200 concerts on stages around the world. Their style of blues, swing and jazz appeals to all age groups, and their music has been heard at some of the biggest and best jazz and blues festivals in the world.

As a testament to their class and versatility, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy has performed at major entertainment events including the Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, the premieres for "The Godfather," "Titanic," and "As Good As It Gets," the 100th episode party for the "West Wing" and the halftime show at the 1999 Super Bowl and Orange Bowl. They have also played at private events for President Bush (both Sr. and Jr.) and President Clinton.

Music legend Kenny Rogers will do two 8 p.m. shows at the Flamingo Outdoor Amphitheater on Sept. 23 and 24. Tickets range from $25 to $40, call 800-435-8469.

In June, Rogers celebrated his 51st Top 20 hit single with "I Can't Unlove You," which was his first Top 20 hit in seven years. This was his first single from his first studio album in three years, "Water & Bridges."

For Rogers, who has already earned 20 platinum album certifications, scored 22 No. 1 hits and sold 105 million albums worldwide, the new "Water & Bridges" album proves that an American music icon can still surprise people and challenge himself. Rogers is the only artist to chart a record in each of the last six decades. He has three Grammy Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and 11 People's Choice Awards. He's also ranked No. 8 on the R.I.A.A.'s list of Top Selling Male Artists of all time.

Harrah's convenience store recently opened its deli counter offering freshly prepared sandwiches made to order. The deli features Cobblestone Marketr premium quality deli meats and cheeses and sandwiches may be prepared on either six or nine inch long rolls. Prices start at $3.99 plus tax. The deli counter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 702-298-4600.

The convenience store, which is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., offers other mini-market services such as pre-packaged food and beverage, newspapers and other sundry products as well as a gas station.

The Margarita Fiesta, which is a Boys and Girls Clubs fundraiser, will be held in the River Palms' Banquet Room on the resort's Riverwalk level on Friday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. Various casinos and local restaurants will set up themed booths where they will try to create a margarita that is deemed the "Best on the River" in four categories: "Best Blended Margarita," "Best Rocks Margarita," "People's Choice," and "Best Booth."

Attendees will be able to taste the margaritas and participate in the annual "10K Giveaway," which is a $10,000 raffle prize. Drawing tickets are $100 each and good for a one in 250-chance to win.

Event tickets are $40, which includes dinner, call 928-763-1411.


The Ramada Express is offering two free tickets to see to the Beatles' tribute show "When We Were Fab" to new Distinguished Players Club Members who earn 50 points. The faux mop-haired Beatles, who were in Broadway's "Beatlemania," will headline in the American Heroes Pavilion Theater, Sept. 1-3, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $19.95.

The talented and colorfully costumed performers sing the Beatles' mega-hit song list live. This rousing tribute show includes actual film clips and still shots of the Beatles' concerts projected on the Pavilion's four theater-sized screens, which takes you back in time to experience again the thrill of the Beatles' music and the famous era.

The Colorado Belle's Center Circle Event Area in the front parking lot will host three upcoming free musical events with food and beverage being sold separately.

The "5th Annual Parti Gras" featuring zydeco music performed by the Kenny Menard Band will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23. This event will have a tarot card reader, psychic, caricaturist, and Cajun food.

The 8th Annual Blues and Brews" will feature multiple bands Friday-Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. There will be music by Michael Burks, John Earl and the Boogeyman Band featuring Chris Tofield, Michael Lundeen, and The High Lonesome Band. In addition, there will be a Miss Hawaiian Tropic Contest.

The "Fiesta al Barca" will feature music of Las Florecitas, Ambixion, and Foklorico Dancers. This Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, event will be topped off with a Miss Hawaiian Tropic Latin Contest.

Plans call for a 5,248-square-foot IHOP - International House of Pancakes restaurant to be built on 1.45 acres at the Laughlin-Bullhead City International Airport. A McDonald's and a Panda Express are also being planned in the same location.

This fall, RV campers will be welcomed back to Laughlin thanks to new regulations that are designed to put the responsibility on resorts and facilities to provide services such as a well-drained site, back-up restrooms, portable water supply and solid waste containers.

Many Laughlin sports books have a NASCAR betting option called the "Match-Up" bet.

Since it's difficult to bet on one driver to win the race and beat the other 42 competitors, this bet allows you to pick one driver to finish better than a certain other driver.

There is free shuttle service between the Avi Indian casino and the Horizon Outlet Center on Casino Drive. The shuttle departs from the mall at 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 pm. and 5:30 p.m.

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