May 11, 2016

Norm Johnson

 

Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Gordie Brown will celebrate the work of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with a very special offer for its employees. Now through June 30, 2016, LVMPD employees who present an employee ID at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Box Office are eligible to receive a buy one, get one ticket offer for any Gordie Brown performance through the end of June. Officers who present a badge at the Box Office will receive a complimentary pair of tickets for shows May 15-21, 2016, in honor of National Police Week.

“Each day, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department members risk their lives to protect our community,” Gordie Brown said. “As a token of appreciation for that service, we’d like to extend these special offers to show our gratitude.”

Established by a joint resolution by Congress in 1962, National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement and gives special recognition to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of the communities they serve.

Gordie, who has performed in Las Vegas for more than 27 years, began headlining at Golden Nugget Las Vegas in February 2009 in the state-of-the-art theater now known as The Gordie Brown Showroom, following a North American tour with Celine Dion. A multitalented entertainer, Gordie has long brought to life performance legends including Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., and Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside a five-piece live band.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Gordie moved to Las Vegas with the goal of working with fellow Canadians Paul Anka and Rich Little. The gamble paid off and before he knew it, he was opening for both Anka and Little. Gordie went on to work with other stars including Jay Leno, Louie Anderson, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Barry Manilow, and Jerry Seinfeld, before opening up his own headlining show.

Gordie Brown performs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in The Gordie Brown Showroom at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Tickets to the show can be purchased at www.goldennugget.com or by calling (866) 946-5336.

 

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Rich Natole

“Voices Of A Generation™” is a people pleasing show that showcases dozens of celebrity voices in a fast moving, very funny presentation. Whether you love comedy, love impressionists or just love to be fully entertained, Rich Natole will exceed your expectations with “Voices Of A Generation.™” He will be performing at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South  89104, on Saturday, July 16, it was announced this week. Tickets are priced at $22.00 for general admission, and $38.00 for VIP seating.

When your high school guidance counselor tells you that you should consider a career as a barber – you know you have to come up with a “Plan B” pretty quick. Luckily a talent for mimicry saved Rich Natole from a career clipping ear hair. Combining that talent with all of the “fun” growing up in Northern California with a transplanted New York Italian family and you have the recipe for a great comic impressionist.  As a teenager, Rich was a ticket taker at the Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, CA. He stood in the wings and learned from the masters-Frank Sinatra,  Rich Little, Sammy Davis Jr. and George Carlin. Watching all of these incredible entertainers ignited Rich’s passion for performing. As a teenager, he talked his Dad into driving him into San Francisco to work weekly at the comedy clubs.  Soon it was time to move on, and Los Angeles was waiting so Natole packed up, moved to LA, unpacked and then packed up again to go “On the Road“. Rich played every major comedy club in 42 states within just a few years. He was a key opening act for many musical and comedy acts. Rich distinguished himself as a favorite with local radio and television shows for his quick wit, variety of impressions and professional attitude and appearance.

With two kids and a mortgage, Rich answered the call of Corporate America and moved to the convention capital of the world – Orlando, Florida. His clean act was in big demand with corporations and he was happy to oblige them (and take their money). After 9-11 – the world changed and the corporate market stalled ……lucky for Rich the “Del –Boca – Grande – Vista” circuit was heating up. The delightful residents of the many Florida retirement communities called and Rich become the most requested act in the state of Florida. One thing is for sure – when you can get standing ovations from this crowd (at least from the ones able to stand) – you know how to please an audience.

The bright lights of  Las Vegas proved too hard to resist and the Natole’s relocated in 2008. Rich Natole has been both a student and a lover of Las Vegas show business for decades. Vegas audiences are the best in the world and his one man show “Voices Of A Generation” is a perfect culmination of the thousands of shows he has performed over the years. It showcases the voices of “his generation” – voices his parents loved and listened to growing up and contemporary voices that his kids love today. While Las Vegas is home to many incredible singing impressionists, Rich Natole is the only true comic-impressionist working in Las Vegas today.

“Voices Of A Generation” is a people pleasing show that showcases dozens of celebrity voices in a fast moving, very funny show. Whether you love comedy, love impressionists or just love to be fully entertained, Rich Natole will exceed your expectations with “Voices Of A Generation

 

The World Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, where country lives in Las Vegas, will host “Our Flag, Our Country, Our heroes Benefit Concert: Helping Wounded Veterans”, featuring notable country artists Aaron Lewis, Jared Blake, Elvis Monroe and Elko and hosted by former UFC Champion Randy Couture, on Saturday, May 14. Proceeds will benefit the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation. Tickets are priced at $30 in advance and $35 the day of for general admission (depending on availability) or a four pack for $180 that includes a reserved table for four, four draft beer tickets and four event tickets (pre-sale only). This is an 18+ event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/XCGIFConcert.

 

Aaron Lewis

The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, is dedicated to helping wounded soldiers fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return back to civilian life. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects. For more information, please visit www.xcgif.org.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to such an influential foundation while enjoying an incredible country music concert,” said Chris Lowden, co-founder of Stoney’s Rockin’ Country. “We would like to thank all of our past, present and future soldiers for serving our country and hope they can join us for a fun night out.”

Open Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is located in Town Square at 6611 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Stoney’s is available for special events or private groups for up to 1,200 people. For more information please visit www.stoneysrockincountry.com or call (702) 435-2855. Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is a proud member of the Academy of Country Music and The Country Music Association.

 

Trina Johnson-Finn

“Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney,” a highly-touted tribute performance, features the greatest songs from the late Whitney Houston inside the Suncoast Showroom on June 4. Starring renowned local songstress Trina Johnson-Finn, “Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney” is a night of great music and dynamic performances. Johnson-Finn’s spirited stage presence and impressive vocals deliver pitch-perfect renditions of Houston’s timeless hits.  Johnson-Finn will perform Houston’s most memorable classics, including “I’m Every Woman,” “How Will I Know,” “I Have Nothing,” “My Name Is Not Susan,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Queen of the Night,” “I Will Always Love You,” and many more. The comprehensive show features some of Las Vegas’ top musical talents including background vocalists, four dynamic dancers and quick-witted dialogue providing insight into each song.  Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

 

The Darling Tennis Center introduces a new “30 for 30” beginners package where participants can get 30 days of unlimited beginner clinics for just $30 and learn the basics from USTA Certified Tennis Professionals. Adults who want to learn the sport for the first time, played years ago and want to get back on the court, or simply just want to get fit and meet new people are invited to do so for as little as $1 per day at the Darling Tennis Center.Classes are offered weekly and adults are welcome to drop in Monday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

“Our 30 for 30 program is perfect for beginner players who want to get back into the swing of things,” said John McCauley, head tennis professional at the Darling Tennis Center. “Our tennis complex and professional coaches are here to improve their play all while having fun.”  Open daily, the Darling Tennis Center is located at 7901 Washington Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89128. For more information please visit www.darlingtenniscenter.net or call (702) 299-2100.

Well, gang, that’s all the good stuff for this week.

I’m outa here!

 

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