The annual "Backstage Live with Gary and Connie" Christmas show was
filled with wonderful songs, great friends and host Gary Campbell's
traditional singing of "I'll Be Home For Christmas."
Ted "Boss Man" Cash, a favorite guest of the "Backstage" family, joined
Campbell for a special rendition of "I'll Be Home" as well as "Do You
Hear What I Hear." Cash's smooth vocals can be found on four CDs
available on his website, www.tedcash.com, including a special Christmas
CD for the holiday season.
Visiting from California for a three-night gig at Caesars Palace, The
Kid & Nic Show dropped by the "Backstage Live" set to perform a few
songs throughout the show, including an original Christmas song written
just for the show. The Kid & Nic Show band features Nicole and Kirk
Tracy sharing vocals with Kirk also wailing away "swing-style" on the
saxophone. Check out their music and more at www.kidandnic.com.
More beautiful music and incredible saxophone playing came from Carl
Ferris and Safe Sax. Performing throughout the show, Ferris displayed
his amazing style which you can catch in lounges throughout Las Vegas.
Ferris' career includes playing in the 80s with Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles
and Edgar Winter.
Pianist extraordinaire Daryl Wagner took a break from the Imperial
Theatre stage to stop in to talk about what it's like to perform twice
nightly as "Mr. Showmanship" Liberace in "Legends In Concert" at the
Imperial Palace. Wagner is playing a special holiday set in the show,
performing such tunes as "White Christmas," "Santa Claus is Coming to
Town," and "Winter Wonderland." His piano playing, looks and comic
sense bring the superstar to life in his most flamboyant way, creating
an image that fans will remember for a lifetime.
Last, but never least, Cherico dropped in for a song, taking a short
break from his performances at the Kabuki Lounge, just inside the front
door of the Imperial Palace. Live entertainment keeps that lounge
rockin' nightly from 4:30 pm.
You, too, can join Gary and Connie weekly FREE in the Grand Salon of The
Auto Collections, fifth floor of the parking facility of the Imperial
Palace, every Saturday night from 6 to 8 pm., to see the stars come out
for "Backstage Live."
Talk America Radio Network and Cable Radio Network originate "Backstage
Live," and it airs in the Las Vegas area, live, on KNUU 970 AM,
Saturdays 6-8 pm., and on tape delay on Sundays 10-Mid. on KXNT 840 AM.
If you prefer to just listen in, but would also like to call in, the
listener call-in number is 800-298-TALK (8255).
"Backstage Live" is also seen locally on Cox Cable Metro 48, Saturday
and Sunday nights, from 11 pm. to midnight. KEEN TV 17 airs the show
Fridays 9 to 11 pm. and on Realtime video, KEENTV.com. Also, see
"Backstage Live" on KPVM Channel 41 in Pahrump, Nevada, Fridays, 5 to 7
pm. National cable TV syndicated by American Independent Network, check
your local listings.
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