Grammy winner Jack Jones will perform his timeless hits at the Suncoast Showroom on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23. With more than 50 recorded albums, 17 of them charting Billboard’s Top 20, Jones charms audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power. Jones’ well-known hits include “The Race Is On,” “Lady,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “What I Did For Love” and more.
Jones earned two Grammys for Best Pop Male Performance with his recordings “Lollipops and Roses” in 1962, and “Wives and Lovers” in 1964. His release, “Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett,” was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year in 1999. Jack has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The White House and on an internationally syndicated television variety show. He’s also recorded popular theme songs “Love with a Proper Stranger” and “The Love Boat,” among others, for film and television programs. He has also graced the stage in musical theater, with performances in “Guys and Dolls,” “South Pacific,” “She Loves Me,” and “Pajama Game.”
Showtime for each performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.
Following two sold-out shows in June 2014, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders will return to the Red Rock Resort for a live performance and album release party of their new record ”Live,” on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 p.m. Recorded during his previous performances at Red Rock Resort, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders’ new 14-track album “Live” was released in Sept. 2014, and features live recordings of songs from his debut album ”Be Here Soon,” as well as his self-titled follow up, original music from the critically-acclaimed film “Crazy Heart,” and some of Bridges’ favorite chosen covers of The Byrds, Tom Waits and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The album was produced and mixed by the band’s musical director, Chris Pelonis, and mastered by Kim Rosen (Franz Ferdinand, Dashboard Confessional) at Knack Mastering.
Tickets for Jeff Bridges & The Abiders are $49 and $69 plus tax and applicable fees and have been on sale since, Oct. 17. Songwriter Jessie Bridges, daughter of the Academy Award-winning actor, will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Although previously releasing his debut album “Be Here Soon,” in 2000, it was his portrayal of a grizzled former country music legend in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart,” an Academy Award-winning performance that helped reignite his musical passions alongside collaborator, Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter, musician and producer T Bone Burnett. Bridges’ 2011 self-titled album debuted at number 25 on the Billboard charts, while reaching number two on the Folk Albums, number five on the Top Rock Albums and number 10 on the Top Country Albums charts.
Bridges’ latest film work “The Giver” is currently in theaters, with his next project “Seventh Son” slated to be released in early 2015. Jeff Bridges & The Abiders are Jeff Bridges (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Pelonis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Bill Flores (pedal steel, guitar), Randy Tico (upright, electric bass), and Tom Lackner (drums, percussion).
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Desert Productions is beginning a new series of Friday night shows for locals called, “Vegas-Fridays-Live,” for Boyd Gaming at Sam’s Town Live Theater, on Boulder Highway. The series will be kicked off this Friday Nov. 7, featuring the musical group, “The Swing City Dolls.” “The Dolls” are a delightful trio with superb musical talents and a unique, nostalgic style, Reminiscent of the great Andrew Sisters, who toured the Pacific for our troops during World War II. “The Dolls” combine a vintage look and choreography with lively, original musical arrangements that appeal to audiences of all ages. Other upcoming performances will include:
Bill Fayne at the Movies, Bobby Brooks Wilson, Shades of Sinatra, Poperazzi, and Art Vargas. Desert Productions has been entertaining Las Vegas for more than 10 years, producing over 150 original shows a year. The company has been presented with awards ranging from Gold records to Grammy nominations. Desert Productions works with the top entertainers Las Vegas has to offer, including singers, comics, illusionists and all forms of variety acts. “It has always been our mission to serve the community,” Ed Mathews, founder of the company, said. “We have been proud to produce charitable events that help fund organizations throughout Nevada such as Susan B. Koman, NVSPCA, Nevada PTA, Life Long Dreams and Wounded Warrior Foundation.”
The day before Nellis Air Force Base opens it gates this Saturday (Nov. 8) for Aviation Nation – the annual greatest flying show in Nevada – genuine aviator heroes will gather on the base flight line with more than 600 friends to chow down at a fabulous barbecue, and reminisce about their aerial escapades – but you’ll have to ask them about their bravery. On Friday, the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association will host its annual Salute to Flight Crews during the dress rehearsal of Aviation Nation. Red River Rats, as the group is known, is made up of one of the most impressive rosters of military heroes ever. Named for the area in North Vietnam where the founders flew combat missions, the Rats has grown to become major supporters of current aviators and especially wounded warriors and their families.
Among the tales you might hear: A pilot involved in a collision of two B-52s that then crashed into the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. The pilot was rescued by a seaplane, but then the seaplane crashed. The pilot joked that he came close to being the first American Ace for the North Vietnamese; A pilot who flew F4 Phantom fighters who had trained others at Nellis, during one mission in the middle of a dogfight, his wing was torn off. He had less than four seconds to decide to eject to avoid death. He described it as, “I was along for the ride when my airplane committed suicide.” His students went on to become some of the top pilots in the Air Force and one commanded space shuttles. This year, the Rats have invited Doberman Rescue of Nevada as its special guests. The Doberman pinscher is the only breed honored with two monuments to its military service. Known during WWII as “Devil Dogs” by enemy forces, Dobermans helped Allied Forces liberate Asia and the Pacific region. Doberman Rescue of Nevada, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, rescues and re-homes Dobermans in need. And DRNV holds sacred the bond among our heroes, both human and canine. Raffle tickets are now available to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the winner and three friends to have a BBQ lunch and spend a Day with Heroes and help support the Doberman pinscher that has done so much to support our nation. For more information about, “A Day with Heroes,” or the raffle, call Doberman Rescue of Nevada at 702-672-7204.
As America honors its military veterans on Veterans Day, the City of Henderson will continue its dedication to the nation’s war heroes at this month’s Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll. A 1936 World War II-themed Schwinn bicycle will be displayed near the bike swap at Paseo Verde Park, 1851 Paseo Verde Pkwy., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.15. The bike, which will debut at this year’s SEMA Show, features a paint scheme reminiscent of the military-issued combat uniforms of the World War II era. Internationally-renowned airbrush artist Mikey Harris, whose artwork extends from the Pentagon to Richard Petty’s Garage, commemorated those who served in World War II, or made the ultimate sacrifice to protect freedoms with lifelike images from battle and hand-painted names of local veterans. The bicycle is owned by veteran, bicycle enthusiast and Schwinn Stingray and Krate specialist, Tony Abraham of Krates in the Attic.
Abraham is also showing a variety of antique Schwinn bicycles at Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll. The collection features vintage road and BMX bikes, newly-restored bicycles and rusty barn finds from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Some of the bicycles will be available for purchase. Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll is a car-free street festival, and is modeled after the world-famous Ciclovia in Bogotá, Columbia, and transforms city blocks into a commuter-friendly neighborhood. The southbound lanes of Paseo Verde Parkway will be temporarily closed to motorized traffic, and residents can use alternative transportation, such as bikes, skates, or scooters, to move, explore and play in the streets. People of all ages will travel from park to park on two feet or two wheels via the closed roadway to enjoy a variety of activities. Entertainment and activities will be located at Paseo Verde Park, Discovery Park, and Henderson Multigenerational Center. Each park will feature a variety of interactive demonstrations, free exercise classes, food trucks, and children’s activities. For more information, visit BikeHenderson.org or call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism at 702-267-2171.
Well, gang, that’s it for another week.