New SHADES OF SINATRA Shows!

Hiya folks,

As many of you know, in addition to freelancing as a jazz & big band singer here in Las Vegas, I also sing with well-known tribute group SHADES OF SINATRA. Ever since they closed our showroom last year (and, um, IMPLODED the entire hotel a few months ago), we don’t get as many opportunities to perform here in town as we used to. LOL But THIS month you can catch us on 2 different occasions!!!

First, on Wednesday, May 6th, SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Ron Smith) will be performing at the 36th Annual San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas. We will be doing a full 45 minutes to kick-off the evening’s entertainment! Here are all the details:

625x300_webLOCATION:
4245 Grand Canyon Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(West of the 215, exit Flamingo Rd. Held in the Grand Canyon Shopping center, near Sears, JCPenny’s and Kohls.)

FESTIVAL HOURS:
May 6, 2015 – Wednesday – 5-11pm (SHADES OF SINATRA performs at 7pm)
May 7, 2015 – Thursday – 5-11pm
May 8, 2015 – Friday – 5-Midnight
May 9, 2015 – Saturday – 12pm-Midnight
May 10, 2015 – Sunday – 12pm-11pm
(Fireworks at 9pm)

TICKETS:
Adults & Children = $9 (2 adults for $14)
Seniors & Military = $8
(children 54′ and under are free)

Shades Of Sinatra, Sam's Town HotelThen on Sunday, May 31st, SHADES OF SINATRA will be doing a show in the main showroom at Sam’s Town Casino on Boulder Hwy. It is a FREE show for all B Connected Members (see players club desk for details). Seats are first come, first serve, so arrive early!! Here are the details for that one:

LOCATION:
Sam’s Town Gambling Hall & Hotel
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00pm Show

If you can’t make it to one of these shows, we do have another date coming up at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino, but that isn’t until July 9th…so hopefully you can come see us at one of these shows!! ;-)

As always, you can stay connected with us through our WEBSITE (www.ShadesLasVegas.com), our FACEBOOK PAGE and our TWITTER FEED.

SHADES OF SINATRAABOUT THE SHOW: Awarded the 2012 & 2014 Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR, Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of the great Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Often drawing on experiences from their own lives, its cast members celebrate the legend in their own ways; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating that vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

PRESS REVIEWS
“Lightning struck again this summer with the Sinatra-themed revue…”
Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review-Journal

“…Singing hit after hit and medleys filled with the songs you came to hear….The Man would have been proud of what these four fine entertainers have done.”
Norm Johnson, “It’s The Norm” – Las Vegas Entertainment Events

“…Each is an excellent vocalist who does justice to Sinatra’s music….a highly entertaining little show – well conceived, perceptive and intelligently assembled….”
Jerry Fink , The Las Vegas Sun

“We need to see more of this show after this four night run. The show has been selling out and I’m sure as the word spreads there will be a big demand for future shows”
Steve Tuminello, Las Vegas At Its Best

“…This is a very seasoned and very in-sync team… They clearly still enjoy working together and give the numbers all their worth. These folks can sing. If you want an hour and fifteen minutes of songs you know, sung with passion, this show will make you happy.”
Richard Lane, Vegas Chatter (in association with concierge.com)

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Sammy Shore’s “FUNNY BONES” To Benefit NEVADA SPCA!

funny bonesSHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Ron Smith) is honored to once again be performing alongside some of Las Vegas’ BEST talent at “Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones” benefiting Nevada SPCA.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
CELEBRITY RED-CARPET: 1:00pm
SHOWTIME: 2:00pm
Tickets: $25

Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
4500 West Tropicana Avenue

Also scheduled to appear: Sammy Shore, Pete Barbutti, Lance Burton, Pauly Shore, Geechy Guy & more!!!

GREAT SHOW, GREAT CAUSE!

Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones live comedy show features world-famous comedians and up-and-coming comedic talents joining together for a hilarious afternoon of laughs and entertainment. The show is hosted by Sammy Shore, an American comedy legend who founded The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, California and was hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis’ opening act during the Kings Famous 1969-1972 “Comeback Tour” in Las Vegas. In prior Funny Bones shows, many nationally and internationally known comedians have participated, including, Pauly Shore, Bobby Slayton, George Wallace, Louie Anderson and Hal Sparks. Philip Matthews is the show’s director.

Sammy and Suzanne Shore created Funny Bones to raise money for animal rehabilitation. The proceeds of the shows are donated to animal rescue charities to support their advanced medical care for rescued animals. The 2014 Funny Bones show will benefit Nevada SPCA’s advanced medical care fund to save and rehabilitate animals in southern Nevada in desperate need.

A special thanks to the Orleans Showroom, 3 Lions Tattoo, Hounds for Hope and The Tail Waggers Club.

You can purchase tickets by calling:
702-365-7075 / 888-365-7111

Purchase online at:
http://www.orleanscasino.com/entertain/orleans-showroom

You can also purchase tickets in person at The Orleans Box Office
Sundays -Thursdays, Noon – 8:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 10:00pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Shades of Sinatra at the NEW Inspire Theater, Downtown Las Vegas!

SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Larry Liso, Ryan Baker) will perform a one-night-only Special Showcase Event at the NEW Inspire Theater Las Vegas, 107 Las Vegas Blvd, S (historic downtown) on January 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

Inspire_Theater_exterior croppedLIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!!

These $20 promotional tickets will only be offered through www.tixdowntown.com

ABOUT INSPIRE THEATER LAS VEGAS: A partnership of Future Restaurant Group and Downtown Project, Inspire is located at the historic intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Previously the site of a long-shuttered convenience store, the location now boasts a world-class complex worthy of its legendary address-including multiple drinking establishments (Wayfarer Bar, Second Floor Lounge and The Roof); an international newsstand and European-style café (Inspire News Café); and an intimate, approximately 200-capacity state-of-the-art performance venue.

Inspire is located at 107 Las Vegas Blvd S., at the intersection of LVB and Fremont, in historic Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Remember, ticket availability is extremely limited for this event, with only a few tickets available to the public.

Get YOUR tickets NOW at www.tixdowntown.com!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 8:00PM
SEE YOU THERE!

shades-of-sinatraABOUT SHADES OF SINATRA: Recently awarded the Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR, Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of the legendary singer’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Its cast members create unique characters that celebrate him in their own ways, often drawing on experiences from their own lives; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of zany humor and good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating the vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere that is associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

In addition to this special event, SHADES OF SINATRA performs every Monday & Wednesday evening, 7:00pm, at the Clarion Hotel & Casino (formerly The Greek Isles). Tickets can be purchased at the box office (305 Convention Center Drive. Las Vegas , NV 89109), by calling 702-990-1524 or online at www.WolfTheaterLasVegas.com

NEW Time for SHADES OF SINATRA Show!

Just a quick announcement that beginning this Monday, August 6th, SHADES OF SINATRA will be moving to 9PM!!!

Same days of the week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights), and same place (Clarion Hotel & Casino, main showroom)…just a new time!

Clarion Hotel & Casino
305 Convention Center Drive.
Las Vegas , NV 89109
MON, TUE, WED –  9PM
www.ShadesLasVegas.com

Get Tickets!
BOX OFFICE: 702-990-1524
www.WolfTheaterLasVegas.com

Relive the music of the legendary FRANK SINATRA with Shades of Sinatra!
This exciting musical production pays tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes as these four dynamic performers lend their world-class vocal abilities to over 30 of his biggest hits, from touching, heartfelt solos to rousing group numbers. This non-stop, high-energy show is loaded with zany humor and off-the-cuff, good-natured ribbing, as well as poignant stories about the man and his music. So come and experience all your favorite, timeless classics performed by “Shades of Sinatra” in the Wolf Theater at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday night at 9:00pm!

Our LivingSocial Deal!

Check it out!!!! Our show SHADES OF SINATRA, at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, is on www.LivingSocial.com this week…General Admission ticket (with upgrade to VIP seating!!) for only $20!!!

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This high-energy celebration of Ol’ Blue Eyes features four world-class vocalists singing more than 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits. Between their powerful sets of pipes, zany off-the-cuff humor, and poignant stories about the man and his music, these pro performers make it seem almost like the Chairman of the Board’s come back for one last show. The VIP section of this intimate theater is right where you’ll want to be to experience these timeless classics all over again. Let’s be Frank: With the way you look tonight, you deserve to get a kick out of these great savings. Want more?

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Only 16 hours left to purchase this incredible deal…you’d better act FAST! :-)

Shades of Sinatra: SATURDAY Shows Added!

EXCITING NEWS!

Beginning this month, SHADES OF SINATRA (starring Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Larry Liso & Ryan Baker) will be adding Saturday shows to our weekly line-up!

So we will now have shows EVERY Tuesday, Thursday AND Saturday evening at 8:00pm, at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, Wolf Theater. AND you can now access a SUMMER ‘ONLINE ONLY’ SPECIAL of 1/2 price show tickets by going directly to the theater website to purchase your tickets…here is the link: http://www.wolftheaterlasvegas.com/

SUMMERTIME SATURDAYS with the SHADES! We look forward to seeing you there…

Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of the great Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Its cast members create unique characters that celebrate him in their own ways, often drawing on experiences from their own lives; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of zany humor and good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating the vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere that is associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

Life is Good!

Just wanted to take a few minutes to update my blog on everything that’s been happening lately. As always, things have been busy…which is a good thing. The Gold Coast Showroom gigs with my jazz trio continue to go well (see my calendar page HERE for list of upcoming dates) and Ron and I have been gearing up for our 2 Valentine’s Shows (one at Hit Parade at Suncoast Hotel & Casino and one at Roadhaven Resort in Apache Junction, AZ).

And speaking of Roadhaven Resort, the girls of Dangerous Curves (Margaret Menzies, Karen Michaels, Lisa Smith) just took a ROAD TRIP down there for a gig of our own last weekend. So much fun!!! We presented our most popular show “Girl Talk” for the residents there and we had a blast…not just at the show, but also traveling together! We drove down on Saturday (3 girls in a car together for 6 hours each way lends itself to LOTS of time for great talks and productive goal-setting) and we stayed at the fabulous Courtyard by Marriott at Chandler/Fashion Center (which we got for only $60 a night on Priceline!) through Monday. Very, very fun!

Clarion Hotel & Casino Poster

Clarion Hotel & Casino Poster

This past week also saw the opening of our Shades of Sinatra (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Larry Liso) show in the Wolf Theater at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, formerly the Greek Isles (well, not our “official” opening…that will happen on Feb 15th…but our first of 2 preview nights). We didn’t have a huge crowd there, partially due to the freezing-cold weather, but it was a respectable turnout of incredibly supportive friends and fans. This Tuesday we will have one more “preview” at 6:00pm, and then the following week we move to our regular schedule of EVERY Tuesday & Thursday night at 8:00pm. Here’s a brief description of the show:

This exciting new musical production pays tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes as these four dynamic performers lend their world-class vocal abilities to over 30 of his biggest hits, from touching, heartfelt solos to rousing group numbers. This non-stop, high-energy show is loaded with zany humor and off-the-cuff, good-natured ribbing, as well as poignant stories about the man and his music. So come and experience all your favorite, timeless classics performed by “Shades of Sinatra”!

Pretty cool, huh? You can visit our website at www.ShadesOfSinatra.com for more details and click HERE for a $10 off coupon toward General Admission!!