The "Backstage Live" gang was on another "Gateway to Las Vegas" remote last weekend in Sedona, AZ, and re-discovered one of Las Vegas' premier talents, Robert Shields, who as one-half of the Emmy-Award-winning comedy duo Shields and Yarnell, was named "Entertainer of the Year" here two consecutive years. Shields, America's greatest mime and physical comedian, performs and works in Sedona. He is the owner of "Trickster" Restaurant, where he is also on-stage nightly, and has several retail stores featuring his whimsical paintings, sculptures, jewelry and home decorations.
Hosting the cast and crew was Los Abrigados Resort, an ILX vacation-ownership property, featuring farmers market, shops, miniature golf, swimming, signature bacci-ball courts and a beautiful spa and fitness center, great amenities surrounding its 175 rooms and suites. Innkeeper Joe Martori offered one of the resort's restaurants "On The Rocks" as the show's Sedona site location, discussing the vacation-ownership business philosophy so popular in the Southwest and so successful in Las Vegas, where ILX is soon to expand its current 11-property holdings.
Sedona, AZ, is where nature reveals her greatest inspirations and is the birthplace of Sedona Spa Products, a premium line of face, bath, body and hair-care products, based on naturally derived elements. President Mia Martore talked about the power of nature for naturally beautiful skin with associates Kelly Van Evera and Robert Lufty, a top body-builder who utilizes the body balm to enhance his competitive appearance. Complete company details are available at SedonaSpa.com.
Rounding out the show were the legendary Steve Rossi, who endorses his own line of Sedona Spa travel toilettries, and Sedona's own Sammy Davis, a song stylist.
"Backstage Live" returns to the Imperial Palace October 13.
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