By Jerry Fink
Las Vegas Tribune
“America’s Got Talent” season-five champion Michael Grimm returns to
the Las Vegas stage with the “Grimm’s Fairytale Tour.” The
fedora-wearing star will take the audience on the fairytale musical
journey of his life at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station on Friday,
Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission and
go on sale Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests
under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at
any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto
www.sclv.com/concertsor through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or
www.ticketmaster.com. For complete tour details, visit
“Grimm’s Fairytale Tour” takes audiences on a powerful journey from
Grimm’s childhood poverty to winning the “Star of Tomorrow” award at
the Country Christian Music Award at age 17 to winning season five of
the hit show “America’s Got Talent.”
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THE MONTHLY LUNCH MEETING OF THE F.I.O.R.E.
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
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@example.com or NSardelli@aol.com.
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STATION CASINOS PRESENTS “BACK IN THE SADDLE LIVE CONCERT SERIES”
Station Casinos is proud to announce the “Back in the Saddle Live
Concert Series” at Santa Fe Station inside Revolver Saloon. Featuring
free performances from some of country music’s up-and-coming artists,
performances beginning Sept. 19. Santa Fe’s “Back in the Saddle Live
Concert Series” includes performances by:
—Thursday, September 19 — Katie Armiger
—Thursday, October 3 — JT Hodges
—Thursday, November 21 — Randy Montana
—Thursday, December 12 — Krystal Keith
All artists will perform at Revolver Saloon inside Santa Fe Station.
Doors open at 8 p.m. with all shows beginning at 9 p.m. There is no
cover charge and guests must be 21 years or older. Entry is
first-come, first-served and based upon venue capacity. Revolver
Saloon operates Wednesday through Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. For
more information, please visit www.sclv.com/concerts.
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STEVE MARCH-TORME PERFORMS “SNAP, SIZZLE POP!” AT THE SMITH CENTER
Steve March-Torme performs at the Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz in Las
Vegas September 27 and September 28 – evening performances at 7 p.m.
Steve performs finger-snapping jazz standards, original songs, and
enduring pop tunes in captivating, charismatic style and with an
extraordinary voice that smolders on ballads and electrifies when it
Steve sings the songs for which his father, the legendary Mel Torme,
was known. And, Steve pays homage to this legacy by featuring some of
the most enduring, well-crafted standards ever written, beautifully
arranged to appeal to the most nostalgic listener as well as to thrill
the most sophisticated. Steve’s other accomplished role model was his
stepfather, Hal March (actor and host of The $64,000 Question Show),
and it shows in the way Steve serves up his pop/jazz with wit, charm
and a warmth.
Steve is backed by a quartet that grooves and soars as effortlessly as
it swings: Steve Rawlins on piano, Bob Sachs on bass, Mike Mechem on
drums and Joe Lano on guitar.
Show time is 7 p.m., and tickets are available at The Smith Center,
call 702-749-2000, or visit www.thesmithcenter.com.
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KID ROCK HEADLINES THE D LAS VEGAS’ ONE-YEAR CELEBRATION
In celebration of the downtown property’s first year in Las Vegas, the
D will host three major concert events on the 3rd Street Stage of the
Fremont Street Experience. The epic lineup will include Uncle Kracker
Thursday, Sept. 26 and Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington
Friday, Sept. 27. To cap off the festivities, Kid Rock will deliver an
unforgettable performance Saturday, Sept. 28. Limited room and ticket
VIP packages are available online at www.thed.com or by calling
reservations at 1-800-274-5825.
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SMASH MAGAZINE PRESENTS CONCERTS AT THE FREMONT COUNTRY CLUB
Smash Magazine presents P.O.D. with special guests Otherwise and Stars
In Stereo on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at Fremont Country Club.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, plus any service
charges. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and can be
purchased online at www.ticketfly.com. This show is 21+.
Smash Magazine presents Hanson — Anthem World Tour on Saturday, Sept.
21, 6 p.m. at Fremont Country Club. Tickets are $29.50 in advance, $34
day of show, plus any service charges. Ticket price includes a $1
donation to Take The Walk www.wakethewalk.net. Tickets go on sale
Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. and can be purchased online at
www.ticketfly.com. This show is all ages; those under the age of 16
must be accompanied by a guardian 18+.
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CRAIG FERGUSON BRINGS HIS STAND-UP COMEDY BACK TO THE SANDS
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino welcomes back Craig Ferguson to The
Sands Showroom stage for a limited engagement September 27-28 . The
Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer,
actor, director, author, producer and voice artist will be bringing
back his in-your-face style of stand-up comedy that will keep fans
laughing all night long.
Ferguson has become a huge success on the North American comedy
circuit. He performs all over the country and has sold out Carnegie
Hall and Radio City Music Hall, has three widely acclaimed standup
comedy specials: A Wee Bit o’ Revolution which premiered on Comedy
Central, Does This Need To Be Said, on Epix, and I’m Here To Help,
featured on Netflix in March 2013.
In addition to his comedic talent, Ferguson has also written award
winning feature films and novels throughout his career. Presently he
hosts The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on CBS. He won his first
Emmy nomination in 2006, as well as receiving the 2009 Peabody Award
for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop
WHEN: September 27-28, 10 pm
TICKETS: Ticket prices are $76.30 and $96.30, inclusive of tax and
fees. A limited number of VIP Packages, which include an exclusive
meet and greet, are available for $174.30 per person, inclusive of tax
Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase by calling The
Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com.
Performance dates and prices are subject to change.
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5TH ANNUAL CURE 4 THE KIDS FOUNDATION’S CUT-A-THON
WHO : Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Mosaic Salon
WHAT : To support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cure 4 The Kids
and Mosaic Salon will host the 5th Annual Cut-A-Thon. 100 percent of
the proceeds raised during the Cut-A-Thon will be donated to
Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. Those with long hair can make a
donation to Locks of Love via Cure 4 The Kids. Locks of Love is a
nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially
disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
—Haircut – $25
—Blow Dry – $25
—Manicure – $15
—Pedicure – $25
—Eyebrow Waxing – $15
WHEN: Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
For an appointment, please call 702-732-0232.
WHERE: Mosaic Salon; Summerlin Location; 8320 W. Sahara Ave. 89117.
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PIANO LEGEND JOE VENTO PERFORMS NIGHTLY AT THE BARRYMORE
Grammy-award winning piano ace Joe Vento, 95, flies The Barrymore
patrons to the moon nightly with snazzy timeless tunes, some of which
he originally backed recording artists including Dean Martin, Elvis
and Frank Sinatra on during the days of classic Vegas.
Vento’s snappy jam sessions are a perfect match to The Barrymore’s
atmosphere and décor, which combine the glitz of the Strip and the
swagger of retro Vegas. Classics like “Volare” and “Luck Be A Lady”
fill the entrance to The Barrymore and add to the ritzy appeal that
the restaurant offers its guests.
A true Vegas icon, Vento’s stage career includes over 1,500
appearances with such stars including Paul Newman, Burt Reynolds,
Liberace, Joan Collins, Elvis, Debbie Reynolds, Rock Hudson, Charlton
Heston, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, John Wayne, and Frank Sinatra, to
name a few. Vento has graced stages with Doc Severinsen’s band on “The
Tonight Show” and appeared over 10 times on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for his
Find Joe at the grand entrance to The Barrymore inside of the Royal
Resort every night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. To make a reservation at The
Barrymore call 702-407-5303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TRANSFORMS THE MAGICAL FOREST INTO “HALLOVEEN”
WHAT: Opportunity Village, Las Vegas’ favorite charity, introduces,
“HallOVeen” at the Magical Forest, weekends in October (Friday–Sunday
beginning October 4th) from 5-9 p.m. This family friendly event will
feature lots of fun games, events and entertainment for all ages.
For the first time ever, the Magical Forest will be decked out in
Halloween finery, beckoning ghouls and goblins with rides and
attractions including The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco
Panaro, a spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s
Enchanted Carousel, the Alpine Slide and Boris the Elf’s 3D
Experience. Enjoy nightly parades, crafts and movies, Spookley the
Square Pumpkin Storytelling Fridays, Scary-oke Saturdays, the Candy
Cabin and the Magical Midway.
WHEN: October 4-6; 11-13; 18-20; 25-27 (Friday through Sunday)
TIME: 5:00-9:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at OpportunityVillage.org, or
in person at the Magical Forest ticket office. Ticket prices include:
$19.99 adult Passport (includes entry and unlimited rides)
$17.99 child Passport (includes entry and unlimited rides)
$11.00 adult General Admission
$9.00 child General Admission
$12.00 wristband for unlimited rides
$3.00 single ride or attraction ticket
Children 2 and under are free
WHERE: The Magical Forest – Opportunity Village Oakey Campus. 6300 W.
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Jerry Fink is an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Tribune
newspaper and writes a weekly column. To contact Jerry Fink, email him
at jfink@ lasvegastribune.com.