Laughlin Correspondence – December 2017


Tropicana hosts Brunch with Gospel Music

The Worship & Waffles Gospel Music & Brunch will be held in the Pavilion Theater at the Tropicana on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a buffet style brunch menu with gospel hymns performed by Soul Tie. The all-you-can-eat buffet will have breakfast favorites including a waffle and French toast bar along with entrée selections including fried chicken, smoked brisket and oven roasted salmon. Tickets are $35 and a cash bar will be available.

                                                                                        The Harry James Orchestra

AVI highlights Harry James Orchestra

The Harry James Orchestra will bring big band music to the Avi Grand Ballroom on Thursday, Dec. 28 with performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $19.

The orchestra today is led by masterful trumpeter Fred Radke, whose early musical influence was legendary trumpet player Harry James, and features his wife and guest vocalist Gina Funes, who sings everything from Puccini to Gershwin. In early 1989, Radke was asked by the Harry James Estate and Columbia Artists to lead the Harry James Orchestra for James 50th Anniversary, and the association continues today.

Riverside Resort hosts Holiday Shows

“The Platters Very Merry Christmas” is playing in Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside Resort Nov. 29-Dec. 3. The Platters are performing tradition Christmas songs along with their memorable classics such as “Only You,” The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Harbor Lights.” Tickets are $30.

Closer to Christmas Dec. 21-24, “Silver Bells starring The Diamonds” will present their holiday season show, with songs including “Sleigh Bells,” “Let It Snow,” “White Christmas,” and many others. The Diamonds with 16 Billboard hit records are best remembered for “Lil’ Darlin’” and “The Stroll.”  Tickets again are $30.

Edgewater Ends Year with Doo Wop Dinner Shows

                                                     Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters

The Edgewater is bringing back two dinner shows in the E Center on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 30 and 31. The 6 p.m. four-course plated dinner will be followed at 7 p.m. with a show featuring the greatest hits of three of America’s greatest vocal groups: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters; Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters; and The Sounds of The Supremes with ’70s/’80s Supreme Kaaren Ragland. Tickets start at $55.

Just a few of the hits in group order will include: Young Blood • Yakety Yak • Poison Ivy; Up On The Roof • Some Kind Of Wonderful • Under The Boardwalk • Save The Last Dance For Me; and Stop In The Name Of Love • Baby Love • You Can’t Hurry Love • Back In My Arms Again.

— Jackie Brett