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Directed by Broadway veteran Gary Kupper and featuring a cast of brilliant entertainers and former members of legendary Motown musical groups, including The Jones, Main Ingredient, and The Spinners. Forever Motor City offers a non-stop, high-energy trip down memory lane. The iconic Motown sound, featuring the songs America grew up on, will be recreated down to the slightest vocal and musical nuance. Sing, dance and celebrate songs by such American icons as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and more.
*Family friendly. No age restrictions. Minors must be accompanied by adult.
Starring an all-star, eight-person ensemble of lead singers from some of America’s most influential musical groups. Forever Doo Wop takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through the exciting history of Doo Wop music. Paying homage to one of America’s most persuasive art forms, Forever Doo Wop is comprised of a series of vignettes and mini concerts, spanning all genres of Doo Wop. Cast credits include Early Clover, Grammy Award-winning singer Jerome Jackson, Tonja Foster and Terrence Forsythe, among others.
*Family friendly. No age restrictions. Minors must be accompanied by adult.
A non-stop, high-energy trip down memory lane
By Michael Clark for SDLV Magazine
I wanted to catch these shows when they first opened last spring. Recently, Donna Rose and I got the opportunity. During its short tenure, I kept reading and hearing good things about the shows. How they really capture the moment. And we were not disappointed one bit. The shows hit home runs on all fronts.
Veteran Broadway Director Gary Kupper brings together a brilliant and talented cast of former members of legendary Motown musical groups including The Spinners, The Main Ingredient and The Marvelettes.
The eight-member cast include Early Clover, who performed for 25 years as the lead singer of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters. He is joined by Grammy-nominated singer Jerome Jackson. Tonja Foster, Serena Henry, Terrence D. Forsythe, Gwendolyn Moore Forsythe, and Willie Greene, Jr. bring talent, looks and energy to the ensemble.
Both shows are produced by Red Mercury Entertainment, a live entertainment company that produces and manages shows and showrooms in Las Vegas.
Forever Motor City at 9pm offers a non-stop, high-energy trip down memory lane. The iconic Motown sound, featuring the hit songs we grew up on, is recreated so well it puts everyone into the moment. Songs include such American icons as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and the rest of the renowned Motown roster.
Motown songs performed by the stellar cast include: “For Once in My Life,” “My Girl,” “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Pride and Joy,” and “Stop In The Name of Love,” along with many others.
Both shows really engage the audience. Most of us know these songs and have sang them all a hundred times, and the cast invites everyone to join in, which we thought was great doo wop fun and a finger poppin’ time!
It’s a joy to get together with a crowd of mostly older folks who lived this music and join together to celebrate the greatness of the era. If you have family and friends visiting from out of town this summer, the Forever shows are a guaranteed good time at a modest price.
But don’t wait for company. Get together a group of friends and go some night soon. You’ll feel like a kid again.
That’s because there’s lots of dancing, both onstage and in the crowd. The Forever Do Wop show at 7pm features a trivia contest to keep everybody guessing, and the songs performed throughout the show are true American classics, including: “In the Still of the Night,” “Earth Angel,” “My Prayer,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Maybe,” “Duke of Earl,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” and many more Doo Wop hits.
Donna & I like going to the Riviera because it’s so easy to get there and park. We go to Paradise Road and turn west. Valet and self-parking are back there, and it’s just a short walk into the casino. Your party can get into a Strip property without having to drive on Las Vegas Blvd. Tickets for Forever Doo Wop and Forever Motor City are $39 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission and $59 plus tax and applicable fees for VIP seating. Both 70-minute shows are performed nightly at the Le Bistro Lounge inside the Riviera and tickets to each show are sold separately. Forever Doo Wop begins at 7:00 p.m., and Forever Motor City begins at 9:00 p.m.
All tickets can be purchased at the Riviera Box Office or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Children under 12 are free with adult ticket purchase.
There is a 25% off senior discount on VIP tickets. The code is SNR25.
For more information on the shows and available packages, please visit www.RivieraHotel.com.
By Michael Clark, SDLV project manager
Corporate America makes its presence felt throughout nearly every aspect of our lives, so it should come as no surprise that this has happened in the funeral industry. Not all corporations are equal, of course. Some do respond to customers’ needs better than others. But there is legitimate concern that corporations often work to satisfy the stock market’s desire for increased revenues and profits, usually at the customers’ expense.
It is comforting to know that here in Las Vegas, two Jewish mothers own a local funeral home.
Why did they choose this vocation?
“They felt obligated,” reported Danielle Nadler in her RJ View profile on how Laura Sussman and Wendy Kraft got to where they are. Nadler concluded that the gals chose willingly “a venture few feel called to.” She’s right, of course. Burying the dead is sacred, holy work.
“Our philosophy is to treat our clients as family and to provide an alternative to corporate-owned funeral homes,” the article reported. “We call it concierge funeral service.” Wendy Kraft explained.
According to a Vegas Seven (April 2011) article Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services is the only company in Southern Nevada certified by the Green Burial Council. Its goal is to reduce the number of toxins and waste in the funeral industry. It also encourages ethical and environmentally sound burial practices.
It makes sense that Wendy and Laura heard the calling.
“So I try to make myself as available as I can, whether that means meeting during off-hours or visiting a family’s home,” Laura Sussman was quoted in the magazine American Funeral Director (May 2012). “I understand the emotional toll illness and death can take on a family.”
These ladies are well known and respected. This reporter met them through their goal to help medical professionals understand the importance of the continuity of care from illness to death. (Other continuing care articles can be found in the Health Section at www.SDLV.net.)
Laura studied psychology, religious traditions, insurance, state laws, finances and all other background needed to run a funeral home before she took the certification exam for her Nevada funeral director license, Nadler reported.
Laura explained it this way, “we don’t have a lot of administrative layers and overhead so we’re able to keep prices low.”
“As people discover the alternative, they get interested. The national trend is quickly moving to green awareness. Plus, it costs less than a traditional funeral.
It’s pretty tough to put a smiley face on funeral decisions, but my Kraft-Sussman can make it more sacred, and perhaps take away some of the sting.
About Da Vinci The Exhibitition:
Developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Da Vinci The Exhibition is a hands-on examination of Da Vinci’s life, research and art. Featuring more than 65 fully built, life-sized inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays, guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light and more.
Throughout the exhibition’s themed galleries, visitors will discover the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three. The artist’s intricate designs and extraordinary early concepts are spotlighted, including his design for the helicopter, tank, SCUBA, crane, clock, submarine and his plan for a modern city. Additionally, various multimedia experiences and documentary presentations throughout the space will provide a multitude of supplementary information on da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process.
In addition to da Vinci’s role as an inventor, the exhibition investigates a collection of da Vinci’s most renowned paintings, including some controversial works traditionally attributed to him, but not yet authenticated. Guests will have the opportunity to thoroughly study the artistic mastery behind such works as “Mona Lisa,”“The Last Supper,”“Portrait of a Young Man,”“Virgin of the Rocks,”“St. John the Baptist” and more.
Now running through the end of the year.
Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year 2014
by Dr. Herb Randall
A “woman of valor,” Raymonde Fiol of Las Vegas, was chosen to be the Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year 2014.
The Nevada Delegation of the National Silver Haired Congress (NSHC) in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization (ASDO) established this award in 2013. Frank Pati of Mesquite was then selected to be the first-ever Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year.
The Director of Senior Services for the Jewish Family Service Agency, Ms. Nora Kraidman, wrote: “Mrs. Raymonde Fiol is on a mission for what we call in Hebrew “Tikkun Olam” – Repairing the World. Mrs. Raymonde Fiol has made it her life mission to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to make sure Holocaust Survivors in our community and around the United States are provided with the services they need.”
Esther Finder, President, Generations of the Shoah – Nevada and member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust, described Mrs. Fiol like this: “Ray is a remarkable woman who has overcome tremendous hardships in her lifetime. She was three years old when the Nazis invaded Paris and by age seven her parents had been interned in concentration camps (ultimately murdered in Auschwitz) and she was in the care of a family of Righteous Gentiles who saved her. She now dedicates herself to making this world a better place and showing students, by her example, that despite the hardships people have to endure, they can make a good life for themselves.”
Ms. Finder continued: “Ray is the President of the Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada and is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust. She also serves on the Coordinating Council of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), the largest Holocaust survivor family organization in the world.”
Ray Fiol arranges social events for the Las Vegas survivors, helps ensure that the ones in need get help from local agencies, and are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
According to Esther Finder, Ray also schedules survivors to speak with teachers and students all around Clark County in both public and private schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She also has worked with the film department at UNLV on two documentaries which are being submitted to film festivals. One of these features her quite prominently. Ray speaks about her emotionally painful childhood experiences because she believes that it is important to teach students that prejudice and discrimination can cause serious harm.
Ms. Finder wrote in summary: “Ray Fiol is what Jewish tradition calls a “woman of valor.” Despite her experiences as a hidden child orphaned by the Holocaust, her message is positive and optimistic. We are lucky to have her in our Las Vegas community.”
The annual award for 2014 will be presented at the ASDO Annual Luncheon in May, which is Older Americans Month. The Governor has been invited to present the award.
A SDLV Health Report
Betty knew immediately that something was wrong. She told her husband to call for an ambulance. The emergency staff determined that Betty had suffered a stroke. She was admitted to the hospital where she stayed for several days.
When it came time for Betty to be discharged, the hospital staff knew she required continued care to recover completely. They developed a care plan for Betty to ensure her medical needs would be met, so she could make the quickest transition from the traditional hospital to home. This care plan introduced Betty to the healthcare continuum, a concept long advocated but only recently achieved.
“Our goal is to help patients achieve positive outcomes, regain function and safely return home as quickly as their recovery allows, “ explained Esteban Duran-Ballen, Executive Director. “Our services include physical, occupational and speech-language therapy as well as skilled nursing and specialized short-term rehabilitative programs.”
“The transition-to-home plan begins upon admission,” Duran-Ballen stated. The typical stay at Kindred’s Transitional Care Center can last from several days to several weeks, depending on a patient’s specific needs.
Kindred’s Transitional Care Centers provide care for many clinically complex patients across the country. In addition to post-stroke recovery, treatment is offered for a variety of medical conditions including congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pneumonia episodes, neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, cardiac conditions, wound care, uncontrolled diabetes and hip, knee or joint repair/replacement.
When Betty had rehabilitated enough to safely go home, her care team determined that it would be best to continue with nursing care and therapy in the home–with Kindred at Home services, and her plan of care went with her.
“Our expertise across the post-acute spectrum allows us to help people like Betty recover to her fullest extent by providing the right care at the right time,” Duran-Ballen stated.
For additional information, visit these web sites:
stories.continuethecare.com/ for more stories
www.kindredlasvegas.com for more information on Continuing the Care
Edda, who was born in Germany, has been a long time patient of ours. We placed a single implant several years back when she was a Las Vegas Resident. She moved out of state, and her current dentist told her that she had numerous “hopeless teeth” and would need a denture.
Edda gave us a call and explained that she had no interest in dentures and would like implants instead. Within a month she was on her way out to Las Vegas to have 12 implants placed and 24 crowns. The entire process took 4 months total and two visits to our office.
During the first visit Edda had the implants placed by Dr. Jennifer Cha, and on the most recent visit Dr. Cha placed the crowns.
I just dropped her off at the airport this morning and she couldn’t be happier! Below is the thank you letter she handed to Nathan and a couple of photos of the work performed.
To read Edda’s full story (and see her beautiful new smile), please click HERE.
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