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LEANNE RIMES WILL VISIT THE EDGEWATER!

Jackie Brett
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International multi-platinum selling singer LeAnn Rimes will headline the Edgewater's E Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Globally the multi-award winner has sold more than 44 million units, and last year, she released her 16th studio album “Remnants.” Tickets start at $35.

Rimes music career took off when she was young. At age 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award. Out of her 42 singles, Rimes song “How Do I Live,” continues to rank No. 4 on Billboard's “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs,” and it holds the record for being the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Rimes recently revealed a new EP titled “Re-Imagined” featuring five new versions of some of her record-breaking hits including an epic duet with Stevie Nicks. Additionally, this winter, Rimes for the holiday season is starring in a new original Hallmark Christmas movie, “It's Christmas, Eve.”

TROPICANA FEATURES ‘EL VEZ CHRISTMAS SHOW’

El Vez will present his Christmas show in the Pavilion Theater at the Tropicana on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and parental guidance is suggested, translated this isn't your typical holiday presentation.

El Vez performs his holiday songs in a saucy, cheeky humorous manner while accompanied by the lovely Elvettes, singer/dancers, and his band, the Memphis Mariachis. Known as the Mexican Elvis, he is a singer-songwriter and musician who has toured the United States and internationally. While he's “Elvis-inspired,” he performs his original songs as well as those of popular artists.

KOOL & THE GANG BRING THEIR HITS TO THE EDGEWATER

Two-time Grammy Award winners Kool & the Gang, who have performed continuously for the past 43 years, which is longer than any R&B group in history, will be center stage in The E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

Their playbook of hits such as “Celebration,” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame, “Cherish,” and “Jungle Boogie,” have influenced the music of three generations and earned them 31 gold and platinum albums. In 2014, the group was honored with a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and the next year received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Back in 1964, brothers Ronald and Robert “Kool” Bell, joined Jersey City neighborhood friends to create a unique musical blend of jazz, soul and funk. At first, they went through a few name changes the Jazziacs, The New Dimensions, The Soul Town Band, Kool & the Flames before settling on their famous moniker.

HARRAH'S WILL FEATURE A TRIBUTE TO THE BAND CHICAGO

“Chicago The Tribute” will appear in the Fiesta Showroom at Harrah's at 8 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 26-30. A group of nine accomplished musicians from the Sacramento area recreate Chicago's great sound with powerful horns, rich vocals and a rockin' rhythm section. Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and CNN did a two-hour documentary about the band's career in 2017. Ultimately, it's all about Chicago's great sound. Tickets are $40.50 and $5 more the day of the show.

AVI GOES NOSTALGIC WITH RAT PACK SHOW

The Grand Ballroom at the Avi will feature “The Rat Pack” show on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

This tribute show takes audiences back to the Sands Hotel in the ‘60s when charismatic Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin palled around and often made impromptu appearances together. The three singers will be portrayed by Sebastian Anzaldo, Nicholas Brooks and Johnny Edwards respectively. Audiences will be hearing the distinguished superstars' timeless songs.

EDGEWATER PROMOTES DOO WOP FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

Three top doo-wop groups - Cornell Gunter's Coasters, The Alley Cats and Marvelettes The Tribute - will appear together at the Edgewater's E Center to welcome in the New Year on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 30-31 at 9 p.m. Tickets for the “New Year's Eve Doo Wop Show” start at $35.

The Coasters, the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, bring their precision choreography, vocal abilities, trademark humor and audience participation to every performance. Their hit tunes such as “Youngblood,” “Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak,” “Searchin',” and “Little Egypt” are infectious.

The Alley Cats, an American doo wop group singing a cappella, blend 1950s and 60s hits with comedy, antics, and tight four-part harmony. These musical comics have been Jay Leno's opening act for years and performed at the White House.

The Marvelettes were the earliest girl group to achieve stardom in 1961 when “Please Mr. Postman” hit No. 1 on the pop charts. More hits followed - “Beechwood 4-5789,” Playboy,” and “Twistin' Postman.” Marvelettes The Tribute pays homage to the remarkable group.

LOUIS PRIMA JR. HEADLINES NEW YEAR'S EVE WEEK AT RIVERSIDE

Bringing in the new year with high energy at the Riverside will be Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses Dec. 27-31 in Don's Celebrity Theatre. Show times will be 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, New Year's Eve. Tickets are $35 and $45 on Dec. 31.

This isn't a tribute act, but it is reminiscent of Prima Jr. dad's memorable five-decade career through a contemporary filter. Prima Jr. is equal parts bandleader and ringmaster bringing Prima music into the 21st century with new energy and attitude to match. Consider it the wildest show this side of the ‘60s.

NOSTALGIC PETER, PAUL & MARY CHRISTMAS AT THE RIVERSIDE

“MacDougal Street West: Presents Peter, Paul and Mary Christmas Experience” will be center stage at the Riverside in Don's Celerity Theatre Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 13-16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.

This exceptional holiday show echoes the music from the famous folk group's Christmas television special and favorite accompanying soundtrack album, “Peter, Paul and Mary: A Holiday Celebration.” Their holiday album featured “The Magi,” “Light One Candle,” “Twas' The Night Before Christmas,” and “Silence Night,” to name a few. Tribute act MacDougal Street West will also include memorable unforgettable songs such as “Puff (The Magic Dragon),” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,” “Blowin' In The Wind,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and “If I Had a Hammer.”

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AT THE RIVERSIDE WITH THE PLATTERS

“The Platters Very Merry Christmas Show” with special guest act The Drifters will appear in concert at the Riverside Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 19-23 in Don's Celebrity Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Romantic early rock ‘n' roll group The Platters always enchant audiences with their timeless melodies including: “My Prayer,” “Only You,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “The Great Pretender,” “Harbor Lights” and “Twilight Time.” The Platters vocal evolution continues today through the crisp, vocal stylings of members Lance Bernard Bryant, Kingsley O'Bryan McIntosh, Leslie Mone and Kenny Williams.

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AVI PLANS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

The Saddle Up! New Year's Eve Party at the Avi in the Grand Ballroom will feature live music by Most Wanted on Monday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. One of Utah's most versatile and energetic bands, Most Wanted will be playing an eclectic mix of country, classic rock, disco, oldies, and more. Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for two, which includes the Native Harvest Buffet.

COMEDIANS MAKE WEEKENDS LAUGHABLE AT THE EDGEWATER

Two different comedians are paired every weekend at “Comedy on the Edge” in the Edgewater's newly renovated venue Friday-Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and U.S. veterans are eligible for a $2 discount on Sundays.

Future comedians include: Chris Simpson and Charlene Mae Nov. 30-Dec. 2; Skip Clark and Joseph Nybyk Dec. 7-9; Tobe Hixx and Shanna Christmas Dec. 14-16; Joey Medina and Patrick O'Sullivan Dec. 21-23; Manny Hernandez and Jerry Garcia Dec. 28-30; Ron Morey and Cory Robinson Jan. 4-7; Carmen Morales and Heather Marie Jan. 11-13; Michael Joiner and Bryan Dey Jan. 18-20; and Keith Breckridge and Jake Rush Jan. 25-27.

Skip Clark is paired with Joseph Nybyk. Clark has plenty of material about family life and every day experiences as well as current events. On his third marriage, he's the father of nine children, six boys and three girls, which tells you he needs a sense of humor. Clark has appeared on Starz TV network comedy series, Comedy Time TV, and West Coast Comedy Series on Hulu.

Tobe Hixx will share the stage with Shanna Christmas. Hixx, a stand-up veteran of 18 years, bases most of his material on his life. He was born in Miami, Fla., but at six months old went to live in Omaha, Neb., to be raised by his grandparents. As a skinny kid, he developed a thick skin being ridiculed by classmates. He began his comedy career in San Diego, Calif., and has since performed thousands of shows around the world and in more than 15 countries entertaining our troops. Hiss has also appeared a lot on TV - “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “Laughs,” “Comic View,” “Comics Unleashed,” “We Got Next,” and “Who Wants To Date A Comedian.”

Joey Medina will on the bill with Patrick O'Sullivan. Medina is an actor, writer and director as well as a stand-up comedian. He starred in Paramount Picture's “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” with Cheech Marin, George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Alex Reymund. Medina is also recognized as one of the hosts and producers of “Loco Comedy Jam” and had a co-starring role in the action-comedy “Zombie Strippers” with Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger). Totally creative, he wrote, produced and hosted Sí TV's first scripted television show, “Circumsized Cinema,” which re-edited campy Mexican movies into 30-minute “mini-movies” with totally new scripted English audio tracks making for a hilarious half-hour television show.

Manny Hernandez will appear with Jerry Garcia. Twenty-year stand-up veteran, Hernandez fills his act with family and life observations. He works the major comedy clubs and has shared the stage with Jamie Foxx, Paul Rodriguez and Eddie Griffin and many more. He's also done his bit on TV's “Que Locos” and the “Loco Comedy Jam” and taken time to perform often for U.S. troops.

Ron Morey is partnered with Cory Robinson. Morey is a 25-year veteran of stand-up with his act including characters, music and impressions. He was nominated to the list of top five comics in the country by “The Entertainment Business Journal.” Morey has spent a lot of time entertaining the troops for the USO. He's also been featured on NFL Films, PBS, A&E, and Snoop Dogg's MTV show “DoggyFizzle Televizzle.”

RIVERSIDE HOSTS CELEBRATION OF ELVIS' BIRTHDAY

Elvis Presley's birthday is Jan. 8, and “Happy Birthday to the King” starring Don Rose will headline at the Riverside, Jan. 2-6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Rose, whose tribute performances of the King are among the best in the business, has performed his Elvis tributes all around the United States and Canada, and in Don's Celebrity Theatre for years. Knowing that there will never be another Elvis, Rose was vocally trained in Orlando, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn., and considers himself more a fan than impersonator.

QUICK BITS

Anaheim Ballet's production “The Nutcracker” will help make the holiday season come to life with the classic tale of Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Audiences will experience toy soldiers battling, menacing mice, Russian athletic dancers, prancing Bon Bons, and Tchaikovsky's “Waltz of the Flowers” in Don's Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8, with additional 3 p.m. shows on Dec. 8-9. Tickets are $30.

The 4th annual Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K will take place Saturday, Dec. 1. The half marathon will begin at Laughlin High School at 8 a.m. Starting at the Tropicana will be the 10K at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:10 a.m. For information, visit RunLaughlin.com.

Southern Nevada Offroad Enthusiasts will present the annual McKenzie's Rage at the River at Laughlin Events Park Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9. Race with registration and inspection will be Thursday, Dec. 6. Events begin Friday with the Fun Run, and seven heats on Saturday and Sunday, with awards ceremony on Sunday at 7 p.m. For information, call Sarah Koeth 702-232-9089.

The 22nd annual Craft Fair will be held in Gold Diggers at the Golden Nugget on Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be a time to shop. All proceeds will be donated to the Angel Tree Holiday Program.

“A Jazzy Holiday Concert” featuring crooner Nikolas “Nik at Nite” Mastrangelo and his band will present a concert full of holiday classics at the Laughlin Library at 2840 Needles Hwy on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.

A “Jingle & Mingle” Laughlin Chamber Christmas Mixer will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. inside the Splash Lounge at the Aquarius. It will be $10 at the door with proceeds benefitting Feed A Family Program. RSVP at info@LaughlinChamber.com.

The Tropicana is holding Laughlin's 1st Ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in the Pavilion Theater on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to the party, which will include live music and a cash bar. The idea is to wear your “favorite” Ugly Christmas Sweater and on Wednesday and Thursdays in December you can play to earn an ugly

A Christmas Eve Dinner will be held inside the Edgewater's E Center on Monday, Dec. 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 with beverages included.

A Senior New Year's Eve for seniors only will be held Monday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Lanes. There will be three bowling games of No Tap, snacks and goodies, door and 50/50 drawings, party favors, pay off split men/women, and lunch. Cost is $25, call 702-298-2535 for details.

The Laughlin Nevada Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Bead Show will be held at the Tropicana Jan. 11-20. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Senior Games will be held in Bullhead City, Ariz., and Laughlin Jan. 13-20 and feature 12 different sporting tournaments including: basketball, softball, bowling, golf, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, table tennis, swimming, powerlifting, track and field, and a 5K. Competition in two states and time zones will be for one gold medal. For information, visit seniorgames.co.

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