First off I would like to thank those friends, relatives and book buyers, who took the time to drive downtown to the Annual Las Vegas Book Festival, and who stopped by (Karen and I shared the booth) to say hello and to actually buy a book from one of us. Most of the books we sold, to be honest, was to complete strangers. My book “Four Planes Started, Only Two Finished” and Karen’s “Eye’s in the Sky” were well received. For me, my various family members all purchased which was really neat. And all six of the guys in Karen’s book (known as the Mouse Pack) were on hand to autograph her book and to talk to all the visitors. Thank guys for spending your day off helping us sell our books. As for those friends who have not had the time to order a book from me or Karen you can find them on Amazon.
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UNSHAKEABLE will host its fourth annual fundraising event, a special viewing of the “Most Horrible Horror Movie Ever,” Ghosts of Goldfield, on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at The Space, located at 3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas. In addition to the screening of the cult classic, the event will also feature light food and beverages. Costumes are encouraged! Just in time for Halloween, the campy horror movie was produced by the founder of UNSHAKEABLE, Debbie Isaacs and filmed in central Nevada, in the old mining town of Goldfield right outside of Tonopah. The 2007 film, starring Kellan Lutz, Marnette Patterson, Mandy Amano, Scott Whyte, Chuck Zito, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Ashly Margaret Rae, is based on the actual haunted hotel in Goldfield, Nev.
UNSHAKEABLE is a 501c3 nonprofit that partners with organizations providing rescue, shelter, addiction recovery and emotional counseling for at-risk women. The services the women receive at shelters, safe houses and sober houses are a critical first step on their path to restoration and provide emotional healing from the trauma experienced from human trafficking, addiction, abuse or homelessness. UNSHAKEABLE acknowledges that economic instability will drive individuals to do whatever they need to survive. With this understanding, UNSHAKEABLE provides the essential next step of reentry support to ensure sustainable financial independence and to reduce the rate of recidivism. UNSHAKEABLE aims to inspire, teach and empower women in recovery from trauma, including homelessness, domestic violence, human trafficking, and addiction. UNSHAKEABLE created the Empower to Employ Program that offers the 12-week I AM Lecture Series, individual career coaching and a Business Alliance aiming to change the economics of at-risk women in order to change their future. Unshakeable offers these services at no cost to the women. For more information, visit www.unshakeable.org
The event is open to the public, with a discretionary donation collected at the door. For more information and to RSVP, please visit https://unshakeable.org/horror-movie-event/.
The Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible shelter designed to specifically meet the needs of women and children in crisis, The Shade Tree is once again hosting a “Trunk ‘R Treat” event on Thursday, Oct. 31 at which children living at the shelter will be able to dress in costume and trick ‘r treat by visiting the cars of staff and volunteers parked safely behind the shelter’s gates. The Shade Tree is asking the public to donate costumes and candy, ensuring the children will have a happy Halloween. According to Linda Perez, CEO, The Shade Tree, the Trunk ‘R Treat concept is the perfect way to allow the children to experience the joy of Halloween in a safe, controlled environment. The shelter houses approximately 50 children living at the shelter, ranging from infants to 18-years-old. The shelter is seeking costumes and accessories in a variety of sizes, as well as candy for volunteers and staff to hand out on Halloween.
To make a costume or candy donation, call 702-385-0072 or send email to Jordan Berkowitz at [email protected]. Donations may also be dropped off at The Shade Tree, 1. W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 89030.
Motor City Nights: A Tribute to the Music of Motown set the stage on fire Saturday as they headlined the M Resort Spa Casino. The nearly sold out concert offered a trip back in time featuring some of the biggest artists and hits of Motown history. Sharing the hits with the crowd from the M Pavilion stage, Motor City Nights gave a stellar performance and a truly awesome revival of the true Motown sound with unbelievable vocal performances, outstanding costumes and stellar choreography. The one-of-a-kind show featured the best tribute artists in the country who brought to life the music and artistry of Stevie Wonder, the smooth velvet voices of Diana Ross & the Supremes and the slick moves and impeccable harmonies of The Temptations. Concertgoers were seen dancing in the aisles and singing along to all of their favorite hits making it a perfect night for everyone who witnessed the one-night-only performance from the M Pavilion stage.
Here is just a sampling of what the M Resort has coming to its Pavilion showroom soon: On Saturday, Nov. 16th Natural 7 will present their very unique style of entertainment. Quincy Jones called them “the best a cappella group in the world.” Employing their own distinctive style of “Vocal Play,” this amazing ensemble uses their voices in unison to recreate different musical instruments from drums to brass to guitars, taking a cappella to a whole new level. Naturally 7 has sung to standing ovations throughout the world and they’ve shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Mahalia Jackson, Coldplay and Queen. They’ve also traveled to 25 countries during three world tours with Michael Bublé. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15, plus L.E.T. and facilities fees.
Multi-platinum recording artist and international superstar Martin Nievera and multi-entertainer and international judge for the CBS talent show, “The World’s Best,” Filipina “Concert Queen” Pops Fernandez will return for a special “Two-Gether Again 2” holiday concert Saturday, December 21 along with Robin Nievera, Martin and Pops’ son, and other special guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21 and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25, plus L.E.T. and facilities fees.
Tickets for all performances can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com.
Paranormal magician and master illusionist David Shareef brings his multitude of magical talents to the stage at Ron DeCar’s Event Center 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Known as the ‘Muhammad Ali of Magic,’ Shareef will showcase his esteemed collection of magic, hypnosis and mind reading with engaging humor and mysterious mesmerizing feats.
Boasting an unassuming background, Shareef holds a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Arizona where he graduated summa cum laude. He uses this expertise in his wide-ranging magic and has performed for celebrities such as Sherry Shepard, Morris Day and Babyface. Shareef has performed in more than 10 different countries, including China, Mexico, Bahamas and Jamaica, as well as on SyFy’s reality competition television show “Wizard Wars” and Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us.” Shareef has served as a creative consultant for magic greats, such as David Copperfield, David Blaine, Michael Carbonaro and Criss Angel.
Shareef was inspired to pursue a career in magic when Muhammad Ali came to his elementary school and performed for his class in 1975. He left his job as a public-school teacher in Chicago in 1996 and the rest is history. Working as a motivational speaker, Shareef, is a six-degree Black Belt and a three-time National Black Belt League World Karate champion. He is also a two-time stroke survivor. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $39 for the VIP Buffet which includes a buffet dinner and $42 for the VIP Plated options which includes a plated dinner, plus taxes and fees. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. The Ron DeCar’s Event Center is located at 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
Well, gang, thanks again to all those who stopped by our booth last Saturday.