Sunday, September 9, 2001 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Ricochet Plays Harrah's, Bull Riders Attend 5th Annual Laughlin Shoot-Out, "Les Folies Bergere" At Ramada Express, See "The Great American Game Show", NFL Season Hits, Restaurants Change at Avi & Harrrah's , More...

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Country performers Ricochet, winners of the Academy of Country Music's "Top New Vocal Group of the Year" award, will perform in the Fiesta Showroom at Harrah's, Sept. 13 and 14 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15.95 with a Total Rewards card, which is free when you sign up for the slot club, and $19.95 without a card.

Ricochet not only has three smash hit albums, including their latest one "What You Leave Behind," but they have also worked as supporting acts with such country greats as Merle Haggard and the Charlie Daniels Band.

The top ranked, world-famous bull riders will be in Laughlin for the fifth annual Laughlin Shoot-Out, Sept. 14 and 15, to compete for a share of the $80,00 purse. Tickets are sold at the gate or by calling the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-227-5245. Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights with performances at 7:30 p.m.

"Les Folies Bergere" will headline at the Ramada Express on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 23 at 7 and 10 p.m. The famous Folies appearance will be a guest troupe courtesy of the Tropicana in Las Vegas. Tickets are $17.50 per person.

Harrah's has the Colorado River's only afternoon comedy show, "Laughternoon in Laughlin," and it now presents a rotating lineup of performers. Comedy magician Fielding West will entertain audiences at 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, from Sept. 11-29. West has made many television appearances including NBC's "World's Greatest Magic" and "World's Wildest Magicians." Tickets for the afternoon shows are $6.95 with one drink and tax included, call 702-298-8510.

It's football season and Tarzan's Monday Night Football promotion at the Golden Nugget will run through Dec. 17. Entries may be earned by being present at Tarzan's on Monday nights and entrants must be 21.

Drawings will be held weekly during every regular season Monday Night Football game for NFL logo jerseys (from every team that plays on Monday night), hats, jackets, stadium blankets, gym bags, Super Bowl chairs, binoculars, wind shirts, Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets, etc.

The Grand prize drawing on Dec. 17, will be for a trip for two to the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii including two tickets to the game, round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for six days/five nights and limited ground transportation. The winner must be present and provide proper identification.

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Harrah's and Greg Thompson Productions are launching a new show, "The Great American Game Show" on Sept. 10. The show combines elements of a

Las Vegas-style production show with an actual, interactive game show. Shows will be Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and tickets are $13.95 plus tax with a Total Rewards card, and $15.95 plus tax without a card.

The new show is also part of an overall "Great American Game Show Giveaway" casino promotion that will take place through Dec. 8. Contestants will participate in daily 6 p.m. drawings for a chance to win free tickets to see the "Great American Game Show," cash prizes and Coca-Cola merchandise plus a special invitation to return to Harrah's Laughlin on Dec. 8 for a chance to win a 2002 Limited Edition PT Cruiser.

Each week, "The Great American Game Show" will give away more than $30,000 in prizes.

While "The Great American Game Show" is a parody of recognizable game shows, it is also a production show featuring comic impressionist Billy Garan, who provides entertainment between prize giveaways. Both singers and dancers, Eugene Eash fills the game show host role and Amanda Kaiser performs as the show's hostess.

The Avi is making restaurant changes as part of its current $4 million expansion project that is scheduled for completion by Dec. 15. The remodeling includes a complete makeover of the resort's underutilized space, changing the current Coyote Club, and expanding and restructuring the current Cactus Garden Restaurant. The restaurants are not closing during the expansion.

The Coyote Club will become a 24-hour dining room called Feathers Cafe. It will have a diner-style configuration and feel with a center counter seating area featuring cooking done in full view of the room.

The Cactus Garden will be converted into the Native Harvest Buffet with expanded seating for 320. The room will have floor to ceiling windows offering views of the Colorado River and have some display cooking.

Harrah's recently made restaurant changes by shifting two restaurants. The Cabo Grille, which formally featured the evening menu, is now Cabo Cafe, a 24-hour coffee shop. Monterey Cafe, which previously offered the diverse 24-hour menu is now The Grill and opens at 5 p.m.

Cabo Cafe has expanded its seating and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and "graveyard" specials seven days a week. In addition, Total Rewards club members receive a 10 percent discount on all meals in Cabo Cafe and it's free to join the club.

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