There’s a new show in Las Vegas, and it’s titled “American Trilogy.” The concept show will bring together three of the greatest, and most beloved entertainers in popular music history, Frank Sinatra as portrayed by Nick D’Egidio, Elvis Presley by Justin Shandor, and Rob Garrett as Neil Diamond. There will be two performances at the Starbright Theater, 2215 Thomas Ryan Rd, Summerlin, on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3:00 p.m.
What distinguishes American Trilogy from other tribute shows is that these three particular performers have either, collaborated or connected in one way or another during their prolific, illustrious careers. The show will focus on the mutual respect and admiration the men had for one another, and the love and gratitude they shared for their country. They personified the American Dream, becoming three of the biggest megastars of our time. In addition to performing solo segments backed by a live band, the show includes interaction between each of the performers before the audience gets treated to the ultimate trifecta, as the stars unite for a moving, upbeat, patriotic finale. Nick D’Egidio is, hands down, the closest looking ‘Sinatra’ in the business, while Justin Shandor (‘Elvis’), and Rob Garrett (‘Neil Diamond’) are known worldwide for being the best in the business at portraying their characters.
Garrett, who has been reviewed as being the “Best Tribute Act in the Business,” has won numerous awards in Las Vegas, and Shandor, a former winner of the “Ultimate Elvis” competition, appeared on David Letterman back in February of this year. Band members include Steve Gerard (Musical Director/Keyboards), Keith Neal (lead guitar/vocals), Jay Boyer (Keyboards), Daryl Slade (Bass/Vocals), Jeff Borree (Drums), and Rosanna Telford (backup vocalist).
Tickets are priced at $18.00 for residents of Sun City Summerlin, and $25.00 for non-residents. For further information or reservations call 702-240-1301.
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On Thursday, Sept. 12, the monthly lunch meeting of the F.I.O.R.E., group, you know those ridiculous fun Italians who promote fun events, will have a very special lady as its guest speaker, Heidi Harris. The native Las Vegan, who has been a radio host for the past 15 years, is considered by Talker’s Magazine to be one of the 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America. Now, I personally would consider that enough information for a reason to go and hear her. Harris frequently appears on cable TV, confounding the left leaning pundits with common sense and a fabulous smile. Heidi got her first job on a microphone at 16, when she worked at a fast food drive-in window. Prior to embarking on a radio career, she worked in a variety of industries, including recruiting for various businesses, casino and administrative jobs, and even a stint as a professional singer, which has given her that “real world” experiences she applies to her daily show.
A strong supporter of the military, Harris is an Honorary Commander for the A-10 Division at Nellis Air Force Base, where they gave her the call sign, “Cougar.” She and her husband, Brian, have been married for more than 10 years, and have a house full of rescued dogs. You can hear her on weekdays on AM 790 KBET. The gathering takes place at the New Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave, at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is $25.00 if you eat, and $29.95 if you don’t. Reservations are a must by contacting: [email protected] or [email protected].
Five-time Emmy Award® winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom September 7 and 8, at 8:00 p.m. Celebrated as a witty comedian with an entertaining and intriguing stand-up routine, Miller keeps audiences laughing with his irreverent observations. A favorite of the public and critics alike, The New York Times said, “Mr. Miller is exquisitely attuned to contemporary foibles … his material can be scathing, his delivery low-key … Mr. Miller reaches a bit farther than most comedians for the scorching comment … this smart aleck has an uncommonly sharp eye.” Called “one of the premiere comedy talents in America today,” Miller emerged on the national scene during the 1980s, as the “Weekend Update” correspondent on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” After leaving SNL in 1991, Miller moved to HBO, where he hosted the critically-acclaimed talk show “Dennis Miller Live” for nine seasons.
Dennis is a regular on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” and “The O’Reilly Factor.” He was also host and executive producer of CNBC’s “Dennis Miller,” which featured conversation, opinion and humor. In a career that has strongned far beyond showrooms and interview sets, Miller has also made a name for himself as a film actor and author. Notable motion picture credits include such mid-‘90s favorites as “Disclosure,” “The Net,” and “Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” Miller’s “Rant” books, including “I Rant Therefore I Am,” “Ranting Again,” and “The Rants” have all been on The New York Times best-sellers list. He is host of a nationally syndicated radio show, airing weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST at www.dennismillerradio.com. Tickets are available starting from $49.95, plus tax andconvenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com
The City of Henderson is revving up for the 14th Annual Super Run Classic Car Show, scheduled for Thursday, September 26, to Sunday, September 29, at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., within the Water Street District. The event is a tribute to cars and music. Spectator admission is complimentary. This year, Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino, located at 777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy., serves as the new host location for the official Super Run kickoff event.
Hundreds of classic cars will be displayed in front of the hotel’s parking lot on Thursday, September 26 from noon to 8:00 p.m., for car enthusiasts to get a sneak peak at the hot rods, before they cruise to the historic streets of Henderson for the rest of the weekend. Recognized as Southern Nevada’s largest car show, Super Run features more than 1,000 hot rods and classic cars displayed on Water Street, where fans can revel in nostalgia, while listening to iconic music of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and beyond, including complimentary concerts like Buddy, Roy & Elvis; a tribute to Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Elvis, featuring John Mueller as Buddy Holly. The automotive celebration also contains a number of fan favorites, including the roaring engines and slow drags contests, as well as the popular burnout competitions.
Other attractions include the Hubcap Art Gallery & Silent Auction, children’s activity area, farmer’s market and vendor mall. For more information or a complete schedule of events, visit www.Henderson.com or call the city of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.