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February 23, 2019: Legends in Concert – featuring Cher, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Neil Diamond Tributes

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm | Tickets staring at: $39.99

Legends in Concert – A tribute featuring Cher, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Neil Diamond live on River Cree stage, February 22 and 23.

Legends in Concert is celebrating 35 years of success this year, and claims the title of longest-running production show in Las Vegas.  Owned and operated by On Stage Enterprises, LLC, Legends in Concert debuted at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in 1983 and later moved to Flamingo Las Vegas and Casino in 2013 in conjunction with the show’s 30-year anniversary. Initially introduced as a limited six week engagement, this Las Vegas staple now performs 10 shows a week, year round in the historic Donny and Marie Showroom, recently voted best showroom by Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas. Packed with all-star talent and powerhouse vocals from some of the world’s top tribute artists, the legendary show entertains audiences of all ages. The tribute artists perform using their own natural voices, and are backed by a live band that rocks the house with vivacious back-up singers and dancers who bring the performances to life. In addition to Las Vegas, On Stage produces Legends shows in such markets as Atlantic City, Branson, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Long Island, Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Theater, Melbourne, Australia, and on the high seas aboard the Norwegian PEARL.

Legends in Concert with an incomparable cast of music legends.

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Lisa  McClowry  as  Cher

Lisa  McClowry  or LMac is a  life-long  SINGER/ENTERTAINER  with  over  30  years  in  the  entertainment industry  as  a  trusted,  reliable  source  and  talent.    LMac  is  continually described  by  her  peers  as  a visionary,  a  trailblazer,  creative  and  business  minded  all-in-one,  and  an  exemplary  leader  and  team player. In  January,  2016,  LMac  made  an  official  shift  in  her  music  career  from recording  artist,  supporting  her original  music  CD  releases,  touring  and  live  performances  to  currently performing  live  theme-based shows/concerts.

Karen  Hester  as  Dolly  Parton 

Karen  Hester,  performing  as  Dolly  Parton  on  the  Legends  stage,  has  a  truly  magni ficent  stage  presence.  On  her  way  to  becoming  one  of  Legends  best  Dolly  tribute  artists;  she  has  impressed  crowds  country-wide,  time  and  time  again.    Coming  from  a  family  of  musical  people  where  everyone  either  picked  up  an  instrument  or  sang  along  to  the  tune  of  the  hour,  the  stage  is  as  close  to  her  heart  as  her  son.  She  started by  singing  at  family  reunions,  gospel  quartets  and  trios,  and  then  started  venturing  into  theatrical productions  and  country  music.  Drawing  inspiration  from  Madonna,  Cindy  Lauper,  Martina  McBride  and  Dolly  Parton,  as  Karen  grew,  so  did  her  passion  for  music  and  performance.

Now,  she’s been cast in regional and national commercials, acted in the  Murder  Mystery  Dinner Theater shows at the House of Blues, featured in The  Dean  Martin  Show at the Palace  Theatre,  and performed as an impersonator for Dino’s  TV  Variety  Show.  She was in the off-Broadway hit The  Marvelous Wonderettes and was the understudy for both female roles in  Golf:  The  Musical.  Not to mention, she has been the opening act for recording artists such as  Trace Adkins and Ricky  Van  Shelton. Harnessing this wide array of professional experience, and topping it off with outstanding costumes,  wigs and makeup, Karen brings her  Dolly Parton act to life for Legends in Concert.  Come to hear her sing Dolly ’s best, and prepare to be impressed.

Dave Karl as Kenny Rogers

Born in Illinois, in 1953 the fourth of five children, tribute artist, singer, song-writer, Dave Karl, grew up in a very old town of Wooddale where his father worked in construction and his mother a stay-at-home mom. He started out as a kid doing cartoon character voices for family and friends – an early discovery of impersonating!

Mel Blanc was his mentor, the voice behind all the Warner Bros.® cartoon characters.  At age eight, Dave learned the guitar and at that time he took an interest in singing as well.  Impersonating the styles of Elvis, the Beatles, along with other rock-n-roll artists.

He spent a lot of time writing music with fellow musicians and going into recording studios to cut 45 rpm records to sell to their followers, trying to make it into the music industry. When he turned 18 years of age, he turned to Country Music. Impersonating stars like, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty,

Kenny Rogers and even actors such as Walter Brennen who released a song in 1962. In the mid- 1970’s Dave also learned the Bass guitar along with self-teaching the piano.

From 1986 to 1993 Dave was invited to be a member of a well-known Chicago Country music group, “Heartland”. There he played keyboard and guitar. Opening acts for stars such as, Marie Osmond, Lee Greenwood, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. After the band split in 1993, he focused on being a single act. He continued to impersonate as he worked local clubs. In early 2008 Dave put together a Tribute Act to Kenny Rogers. The show is called” A Touch of Kenny”. His ability to impersonator Kenny comes so easily for him because even his own speaking voice is dead on to Kenny’s voice.

January of 2010 he moved to Arizona and in March of that year, he was casted by “Movie Works” a motion picture company to play the part of Kenny Rogers in a movie called “Queens of Country” not yet released.

Barrie Cunningham as Neil Diamond

Barrie Cunningham is best known for his incredible tributes to the legendary Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, and Neil Young. He has spent most of his life entertaining in clubs, lounges, showrooms, concert  halls and on cruise ships around the world. He began performing in coffeehouses singing folk music when he was 15. He later made his mark in Southern California with the popular rock-a-billy group Black Slacks. He has received many awards including Entertainer of the Year in San Diego, California and was a principal act in a show voted Show of the Year in Reno, NV for 3 years. In 2008, he performed a concert for the opening of the new American Embassy at the historic Brandenburg Gate-Berlin, Germany.

Since 1990, Barrie performed about 300 dates per year, 2 shows per day, and entertained more than 3 million show-goers. He is a popular guest on TV talk shows and receives a great deal of news press in the cities where he performs. Although best known for his live performances, he is also a recording artist with several releases. Barrie performs original material as well as songs composed by other artists. Barry caught his first glimpse of Diamond when he was sixteen years old and both happened to be

playing the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, New York. I was into Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie, and there he was singing those songs, too. Picture Neil Diamond singing “If I Had A Hammer”.  Barry brings that magic of Neil Diamond to the stage with his incredible look and precise vocals.

A professional musician for more than thirty years, Barrie is especially gratified when fans acknowledge him with comments like, You look and sound more like Neil Diamond than he does. Barrie thinks fans buy into the essence of Diamond they like best during his performance. For some, it’s the look for others, the voice…. It’s the highest compliment they pay me.

For more than three decades, Legends in Concert has proudly entertained more than 6.6 million Las Vegas visitors and residents, produced over 18,500 performances on the Las Vegas Strip and performed to more than 30 million fans worldwide.

To purchase tickets go to www.ticketmaster.ca; or call 1-855-985-5000 or at River Cree Casino Box Office.

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