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The Beach Boys' Al Jardine at Riviera For 2 Weeks!

Plus: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Hosts Chateau Party at Paris Las Vegas, Brad Garrett Hosts Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament, Lovers and Other Strangers, and more...

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The Riviera Hotel & Casino has booked an unquestionable all-time music legend, with the signing of Al Jardine of The Beach Boys fame, and his “Endless Summer Beach Party,” for its Starlite Theater, performing Wednesday-Sunday, August 3-14 at 7:30 p.m.

Jardine is a founding member of The Beach Boys and was a member of the band for more than 35 years. As the band's rhythm guitarist and harmony vocalist, Jardine sang lead on many of their hits, including the No 1, “Help Me, Rhonda,” as well as, “Then I Kissed Her,” “Christmas Day,” and “Cotton Fields” along with a slew of other memorable favorites.

Al Jardine

Jardine left The Beach Boys after the passing of Carl Wilson in 1998, who, along with brothers Brian and Dennis (who passed away in 1983), and cousin Mike Love was also one of the founding members of the group . Al continued to tour with his own group, “Endless Summer,” which would often feature several members of the original Beach Boys touring band. Jardine released his first full-length solo studio album, “A Postcard from California,” in June 2010. The album contains contributions from fellow Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, David Marks and Mike Love, along with guest appearances from Neil Young, Steve Miller, Alec Baldwin, Flea and others.

Shows will run nightly Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Riviera’s Starlite Theatre. Tickets are $39.95 for preferred seating and $59.95 for VIP seating. As a special offer, locals will receive 50 percent off tickets. All prices are exclusive of tax and fees. To purchase tickets, visit, call 702-794-9433 or visit the Riviera Box Office.


Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is back at Vegas’ most exclusive nightclub, Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas to host the evening of Saturday, August 13.

Mike Sorrentino

Star of MTV's hit show "Jersey Shore," Sorrentino is back from filming season four of the smash reality series in Italy, which will premiere on Thursday, August 4. Mike has also achieved fame as a contestant on season 11 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” writing an autobiography, as well as multiple endorsements such as a vitamin line for GNC and Devotion Vodka. Sorrentino will walk the red carpet before heading up to Chateau to host the night, Jersey style.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at Admission is $20 for women, $30 for men and complimentary for local ladies. For VIP table reservations, call 702.776.7777 or email

Chateau Nightclub & Gardens is located inside Paris Las Vegas at 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, directly above Sugar Factory American.


Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club may be the best place on the Vegas Strip for laughs, but the three-time Emmy-winning comic is also serious about charity. On Saturday, September 17, Tropicana Las Vegas resort and casino will welcome the second “All-In for All-Good” Hold’em Tournament,” benefiting his Maximum Hope Foundation.

Hosted by Garrett, the charity tournament will welcome professional poker players and celebrity guests including, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and poker champion Annie Duke, Annie Duke Poker Champion to compete for a $5,000 grand prize. The final round will take place in Tropicana’s new, ultra-plush Poker Room. The entry fee for the tournament is $500, which includes a buffet during the tournament and cash bars. For players and non-players, there will be a silent auction with rare musical, sports, and entertainment memorabilia. The day before the tournament, the first 150 registered players may request free tickets to Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club.

For more information on special room rates and tournament details, contact Tropicana at or call 1-800-527-8767 and use the event code EPT0917.

The classic comedy, “Lovers And Other Strangers,” written by and starring Academy Award-nominees Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna, stops in Las Vegas, at the Suncoast Showroom for two performances, August 13 and 14, each evening at 7:30 p.m.

In “Lovers And Other Strangers,” Taylor and Bologna introduce the various scenes and characters of the play with hilarious anecdotes that give the audience insight into their own 46-year love story, as well as the crazy family and friends that inspired each of the five scenes of the play. Joining Taylor and Bologna on stage are actors Jack Maxell and Jennifer Lassalette.

Lovers And Other Strangers

This pre-Broadway tour marks the first time Taylor and Bologna have revived “Lovers And Other Strangers” since its successful debut on Broadway in 1968, which also starred the husband-and-wife comedy duo.

Taylor and Bologna adapted the script for the screenplay of the 1970 film, starring Beatrice Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard S. Castellano, Cloris Leachman and Gig Young. The film received two Academy Award-nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Castellano, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, “For All We Know.” Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and may be purchased at any Coast Casinos box office, by calling 702.636.7075 or visiting

Well, gang, that’s about it for this week. I’m outa here!

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