BJ Thomas is a pretty laid back guy, and it shows in his singing and recording style. He’s not about rushing anything, but rather allows the words and music to lead the way. He can hold on to a note with the best of them and can turn a one syllable word into a sedate coda, a.k.a., the word “me” in the last line of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” (“nothin’s worryin’ me-e-a-e-e-a-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e”).
The Avi Resort & Casino is action/central when it comes to monster truck events. The resort has staged periodic cruise-and-crunch truck action in its Events Arena, located north of the casino on the Nevada side of the river, on more than a few occasions. Several years ago, they added the theatrics and borderline crazy antics of extreme motorcyclists to the mix. One of those mixes takes place in the resort’s arena on Sat, Nov 1, in the form of the “Monster Truck Night of Fire and Thrills Spectacular,”presented by Budweiser and Monster Energy (gates open at 5 p.m., the show starts at 6 p.m.)
Almost everyone is fascinated by watching art created right before their wide eyes. Whether you catch a street artist, watch Bob Ross paint his “happy little trees” or are old enough to remember Uncle Roy The Big Mousketeer doodle on the Mickey Mouse Club, seeing a blank canvas come to life before your eyes is compeling. “How do they do that”, and “I wish I could paint,” are common reactions.
Forget chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Give us ribs smoking on a closed fire. And we will get those ribs, and brisket and chicken at the Riverside Resort when they play host to the free admission $110,000 Smoke on the Water USA Barbecue Championship in their South Parking Lot, Friday and Saturday October 31-November 1.