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“Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas” from Claire Voyant

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Frank Marinos Divas Las Vegas
Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas

Since Frank Marino’s drag show at the Riviera Hotel closed “way-back-when,” there has been a good deal of speculation as to when and where the lady might surface.
Claire Voyant ends the speculation in an October 16th post:

“Not at all surprising, after the impressive Labor Day weekend “test” of Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas revue (more than 5,000 people saw the new show over four nights), the Imperial Palace has made Divas a part of their ongoing entertainment lineup. Beginning tomorrow night (Saturday, October 17th), Frank Marino plus a cast of 13, will take the 10 p.m. time slot in the __-[sic] seat showroom. In addition to Marino, who, as producer, Mistress of Ceremonies/ Hostess, is the glue that holds Divas together, the performers are made up of impersonators Derrick Barry as Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, Kenneth Blake as Madonna and Dolly Parton, Larry Edwards as Tina Turner and Beyonce, Sammy Gonzales as Liza Minnelli, Joseph Santellano as Bette Midler and Shirley Bassey, Steven Wayne as Cher and Celine Dion, and Crystal Woods as Diana Ross and Whitney Houston. The Frank Marino Dancers are Jonathon Arsenault, Jeremy Butcher, Michael Cannarata, Stephen Lowry, Jason Mckenzie, and Paul Pratt. Choreography is by Gary Thomas (for the Britney Spears and Lady Gaga numbers) and Brad Barnes (all other numbers). Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas joins the family-friendly Japanese hit “Muscle Musical,” Matsuri, and the Australian “boy band” Human Nature, presented by Smokey Robinson. Matsuri plays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Mondays, with an added 8 p.m. show on Fridays. Tickets are $49.99 and $59.99. Human Nature show times are 8 p.m., Saturdays through Thursdays, and tickets are $49.95 and $59.95. Divas plays at 10 p.m., Saturdays through Thursdays. Ticket prices are $69 and $79. For reservations, call (888) 777-7664, toll free.”

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CHARO performing on guitar at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas

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As I promised, here’s that video clip of Charo and her guitar at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas – August, 2009. The virtuoso performance took place in the Crazy Girls showroom. The clip is 46 seconds long.

María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza is also known as Charo.

I felt priviliged to be able to witness this performance by one of the finest Flamenco guitarists in the world.
The great Andres Segovia gave Charo master-classes when she was in her teens. The classes certainly paid off, or so it would seem.

[ If the above video does not play smoothly, click here to watch it on the LVBC YouTube channel. ]

Link to the original post of Charo’s performance at the Riviera.

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Is Frank Marino Doing Dress Rehearsals For A New Female Impersonator Show At The Riviera Hotel In LV?

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Frank Marino as himself.
Frank Marino as himself.

Our spy says that Frank Marino may have already acquired financing for a new Drag Show at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. The award-winning La Cage [Female Impersonator Show] at the Riviera closed last month after a nearly 24 year run.

So what’s in the cards for Marino and the Riviera Hotel? Stay tuned for the updates. Perhaps it’l be four Queens…

View the LVBC BLOG post [The closing of La Cage] from February 11, 2009…

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