A few years ago, two tribute artists put their collective heads together to create a combination that, at first blush, seemed far-fetched but then after consideration, proved a natural. Why not pair Barbra Streisand in a show with Frank Sinatra? Different personalities, different approaches to songs, and huge catalogues of individual recording hits—how would all of that come together in one cohesive production?
The King of the Cage “Future Legends 26” live amateur mixed martial arts fights comes to the E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, September 13 (doors open 4:30 p.m.; fights start at 6 p.m.). These bouts are the latest installment of the “Future Legends” series which highlights potentially new stars in the sport. It is their chance to see if they have what it takes to advance to ever higher competition. Some of those fighters who started with King of the Cage and did indeed advance to ever higher fame include Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Krazy Horse, Diego Sanchez, Mac Danzig and many others.
Ah, the image of the Irish rover…a slightly roguish wandering minstrel with impish touches of “little people”. In olden days, this image would be enhanced by music provided by a lyre…or maybe a flute.
This somewhat traditional and somewhat romantic image has been altered a bit by an Irish troubadour by the oh-so Irish name of Pat O’Brien who landed a gig in Laughlin over 12 years ago at the then Ramada Express. He continued that gig over the years when the Ramada Express became the Tropicana Laughlin, always ruling things from his perch on the Caboose Lounge stage.
The Edgewater presents stand-up comedy in the Edgewater Showroom (which is transformed into “The Inferno” for late night clubbers) with the name “Comedy on the Edge”. Two different stand-ups take the stage each Friday through Sunday nights with a “headliner/opening act” format (see Showtimes, page 4 for times/tickets).