The Rio set for Scintas

Mar 27, 2001 7:43 AM

The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has put an end to months of rumor, announcing that Scintas would open April 12 at the resort with an all-new show. The grand opening will be April 24.

"We are delighted to welcome the Scintas to the Rio," Rio President Jay Sevigny said. "We are confident their unique brand of entertainment will be a great asset to the Rio’s overall offering and an ideal fit to the high quality entertainment the Rio is so well-known for."

With sell-out performances the norm during their run at the Las Vegas Hilton, the Scintas stand at the forefront of the recent resurgence of Las Vegas-type entertainment and old-school showmanship. Their heart-to-heart humor and high-talent levels are reminiscent of that old-time Vegas magic feeling, a feeling that is obviously still in demand.

Now Scintas will one-up themselves again, with a full-scale production in the 750-seat Copacabana Showroom at 8 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 6 and 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday (dark Wednesday and Thursday). Tickets are $35 plus tax.

Appealing to audiences of all ages, Scintas quickly became one of the city’s hottest attractions combining music, comedy and impressions with tremendous heart. This close-knit Italian family, arriving from Buffalo, N.Y., a year ago, has taken Las Vegas by storm.

Outrageous Tommy Chong returns to Club Madrid

Before Ridgemont High’s Spiccoli, there was Cheech and Chong. Tommy Chong, hemp head and movie star, returns to Sunset Station’s Club Madrid for 7 and 9 p.m. shows Saturday. Tickets ($17.50, $22.50 and $27.50 plus tax) are available through or at the Boarding Pass Rewards Center. Audience members must be 21 or over.

Chong and partner Cheech Marin created a comedy duo that produced such classic counterculture "cinema verite" as Up In Smoke, Nice Dreams, and Still Smokin’. After he and Marin split, Chong wrote Far Out Man. He completed a film called Best Buds, which he wrote, performed in and produced. In 1999, Chong joined the cast of the Fox hit television show, That 70s Show.

He spent much of the last 15 or 20 years touring the country and performing in comedy clubs and other venues. His Club Madrid shows promise to be unpredictable. For information, call (702) 547-7777.

Lorrie Morgan brings ‘sweet passion’ to Orleans

Born Loretta Lynn Morgan in 1959, she is the youngest daughter of George Morgan, one of country’s great stars of the ’40s and ’50s. Morgan returns Friday-Sunday to The Showroom at The Orleans. Tickets priced at $39.95, $44.95, $49.95 plus tax, are available by calling 365-7075.

Lorrie grew up singing everything from Irish tunes to Motown ballads in her family’s home talent shows. Her father George prepared her for a career. Her mother, Anna, raised five children. Her love for her three sisters and brothers is evident in her, "Forever Yours, Faithfully."

Lorrie sings of tears and dreams; of heartbreaks and hope never defeated. She knows all about fame, beauty, life and their oppositions. Her album, To Get To You — A Greatest Hits Collections, is no sentimental journey. To profess an understanding of emotions that one has never experienced would be acting. When Lorrie sings, she gives shape to truth that can be brought to life through her personal circumstance.

Lorrie’s persona takes tradition and makes it accessible, fiery and intimate. Her version of "Another Lonely Song," originally recorded by idol Tammy Wynette, shows her wide range ability to make any song her own. Whether she is reaching out for salvation, as in Sarah McLachlan’s "Angel," or letting you to see through her eyes on "One of Those Nights Tonight," Lorrie transports you to a personal place.