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Sunday, September 17, 2006 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Restless Heart Makes Appearance, Kenny Loggins Headlines, Viva Laughlin! Returns, Football Kicks-Off, Chef's Food Fest Raise Funds, Italian Fest Is Spicy Fun, Kenny Rogers On Stage, Senior Olympics Coming, More...


Jackie Brett
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Restless Heart will be going live at the Riverside when the legendary band records their first live album during their Sept. 26-Oct. 1 engagement. The band plans to include several of their top hits plus some new material in the recording. The 8 p.m. shows are $25, call 1-800-227-3849.

After a decade of blazing a trail of hit songs and dominating the charts from 1985 - 1994 with four gold albums and 15 Top Ten hits, Restless Heart parted ways for what they believed to be the last time in 1994. Now the reunited quintet has risen from the ashes of its own demise stronger, wiser and with a rush of creative energy and diversity that manifested itself on Restless Heart's first studio release together in 14 years, "Still Restless."

Today the quintet continues to lead the pack by choosing songs of conviction and maturity and to record with innovative creativity.

Rates at the Riverside are reasonable, $39-$49 Sunday through Thursday and $79-$89 Friday and Saturday.

Kenny Loggins will be taking center stage at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater at Harrah's on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $25, call 1-800-447-8700.

On Sept. 7, singer-songwriter and guitarist Loggins joined the line-up of Grammy Award-winning artists performing on the new FOX series, "Celebrity Duets." Partnered with actress Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") the pair performed "Whenever I Call You Friend" and "Footloose."

Loggins' commercial impact has been extraordinary; 12 of his albums have gone platinum and he has enjoyed hit songs in four straight decades. He started his career with a stint as a guitarist for The Electric Prunes, then scored a job as a $100-a-week staff songwriter and penned four songs for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970.

Loggins caught the attention of former Buffalo Springfield producer and Poco member Jim Messina and did an album with him in 1972. When Loggins & Messina split up in 1976, Loggins achieved solo stardom.

In the 80s, Loggins became more famous than ever as the king of the movie theme songs, thanks to massive smashes like "I'm Alright" from "Caddyshack," "Footloose," "Danger Zone" from "Top Gun," and "Nobody's Fool" from "Caddyshack II."

In 2005, Loggins reunited with his former partner Messina. The Sittin' In Again tour allowed Loggins to rediscover an old friendship and now he's solo again.

This month the Bowling Center at the Riverside returned to winter hours, Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Effective today, the daily winter hours for the Prime Rib Room are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and for the Gourmet Room 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, the prime rib dinner will also be $11.99 per person in the Prime Rib Room.


The four-day, town-wide Viva Laughlin! Annual festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will return for the third consecutive year, Oct. 6-9, with a variety of entertainment options. Viva Laughlin! is one of the largest events showcasing Latino talent including two Latin Grammy winning artists, the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Latina Pageant, trick ropers, folk dancers and much more. Costs will vary from free to $32 depending on the activity or venue. You can view the Web site for a complete program listing.

Harrah's is featuring the 2006 NFL Sunday Ticket games in the Fiesta Showroom every weekend throughout the season with games beginning at approximately 10 a.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase with prices ranging from $2 to $4.75.

The Avi Resort will host this year's 19th annual United Way Chef's Food Fest on Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature up to 15 booths that showcase the talents of chefs along the Colorado River and will provide $15,000 toward the charity. Tickets are $60 per person, call 702-298-2214. No one under 21 will be admitted.

For those who want to enjoy the music and food of Italy in an outdoor bistro setting, plus wine tasting and a wine school, the Italian Fest at the Ramada Express in Victory Plaza, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, is the answer. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The complete package is $35.99, call 800-243-6846 for more information.

Music legend Kenny Rogers will headline two 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."

The fourth annual Laughlin Senior Olympics will take place Oct. 19-22. The Laughlin games will continue to have a major emphasis on friendly competition, since they are not a state, regional, nor a national qualifier. All medallions will be presented on-site at the completion of the event or meet. Olympic style medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each competitive event, for each gender, division, and age category offered, when applicable.

The Ramada Express has put together discounted rates for all athletes and their families, call 800-243-6846 and mention the Laughlin Senior Olympics. The Rates are Sunday - Thursday $14 per night, Friday night $35, and Saturday night $49.

The entry deadline is Oct. 2 and there will be no on-site entries. For information, call 702-298-3413 or visit and follow the links to parks and reaction, then senior Olympics.

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