John, Tim McGraw, Sugar Ray and the Backstreet Boys headline the 2001 Radio
Music Awards to be telecast live on ABC from the Aladdin on Friday. Tickets
can be purchased by phone at (702) 785-5000, or 1-866-477-5267.
two-hour special recognizes the achievements of recording artists and radio
personalities in the musical formats of Top 40/Pop, Pop Alternative, Hip
Hop/Rhythmic, Alternative/Rock and Country. Other performers and presenters
include Lenny Kravitz, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, Stevie Nicks, Kid
Rock, Sheryl Crow, Snoop and Nelly Furtado.
are selected based on radio station airplay as determined by Mediabase 24/7,
radio’s leading source for monitored airplay information. In addition to
awards based on airplay, awards for Most Requested Artist, Most Requested Song
and Most Requested Party Song of the year will be voted on by radio listeners.
The Legend Award will be presented to an individual for their significant
contributions to the music industry.
the Radio Music Awards will be the Radio MegaBlast, a two-day event packed with
live radio broadcasts, receptions, concerts, awards ceremonies and more.
Theatre for the Performing Arts was the site of last year’s Radio Music Awards
broadcast and also hosted the first Billboard Music Awards.
Pendergrass at Texas Station
superstar Teddy Pendergrass will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Texas Station.
The show is a rescheduled performance. Tickets for the original Sept. 21 date
will be honored. For more information, call (702) 631-1000.
joined Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1969 as a drummer and eventually
became a featured vocalist. His vocals can be heard on “If You Don’t Know Me
By Now” and “I Miss You.” He left the Blue Notes in 1976 and recorded the
hits “I Don’t Love You Anymore” and “Love TKO.”
continued to produce best-selling records following a 1982 auto accident that
left him paralyzed from the chest down.
first post-accident performance was 1985’s Live Aid concert. He is an advocate
for the disabled and recently formed the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, which
assists people with spinal chord injuries.
Black to perform at Paris Las Vegas
Black has brought the music world a string of million-selling albums and more
than 25 top-10 hits, all of them self-penned. Now the former Houston honky-tonker
will perform at Le Theatre des Arts, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets can
be purchased by calling (702) 946-4567 or (877) 374-7469.
Patrick Black was born in Long Branch, NJ on February 4, 1962, but raised in
Houston, Texas. He dropped out of high school to play music, supporting himself
with day jobs. After building a local reputation, he was brought to the
attention of RCA Records, who signed him to a recording contract in 1987.
Starting with his first single, “A Better Man,” in 1989, Black scored four
straight No. 1s. That same year, he won the Country Music Association’s
Horizon Award and the following year its Male Vocalist of the Year prize. In
1991, he had two triumphs: joining the Grand Ole Opry and marrying actress Lisa
dedication has been repeatedly applauded by his industry. His albums Killin’
Time and Put Yourself in My Shoes became back-to-back multi-platinum
successes in 1990-91.
I’ve learned a thing or two through all of this,” Black chuckles. “I’m
flying solo right now as a producer and there’s a fear factor that goes along
with that,” Black said. “Someday I’m going to have quite a scrapbook to
Golden Rainbow to host Annual Beaux Arts Ball
Halloween season kicks into high gear when Golden Rainbow presents the 35th
Annual Beaux Arts Ball Monday, October 29. The Beaux Arts Ball is a Las Vegas
costume dance party tradition, where the best music and most outrageous costumes
rule the night. Best overall costume wins $1,054! DJs are Lisa Puttman and R.O.B.
Costume contest hosted by Toni James, Breck Wall and Sue “Motts” Mottsinger.
open for this worthy event at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, call (702)
384-2899, and $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow. Golden
Rainbow’s vision is to be the premier HIV/AIDS care organization in Southern
Nevada providing assistance when needs are often met. As a uniquely caring and
responsive nonprofit organization, Golden Rainbow strives to improve the quality
of life for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
& Teller return to Rio
& Teller, named 2001 Magicians of the Year in Las Vegas, return to the Rio
Thursday through Nov. 11. The eccentric pair bring their unique brand of comedy,
cerebral magic and quirky humor to the Samba Theater, with performances at 9
Jillette and the single-named Teller are consummate tricksters and also the
world’s biggest skeptics. Their trickery possesses an entrancing magical
element and an intriguing intellectual challenge.
& Teller’s unconventional combination of magic and comedy gained attention
when their stage show opened off-Broadway in 1985, leading to appearances on
“Late Night with David Letterman,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Miami
Penn & Teller were recently named two of the funniest people alive in Entertainment Weekly’s “50 Greatest Comedians Today” issue.