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November 21, 2018

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Station turns free blues down a notch

Santa Fe Station won’t be singing the blues.

The casino has discontinued free blues entertainment on Wednesday nights at its club, Chrome.

“Santa Fe just needed a change,” said Joe Santiago, vice president of entertainment for Station Casinos. “We will have free blues concerts there from time to time, mixed in with paying concerts.”

Blues guitarist Walter Trout will perform at Chrome for free Feb. 22.

The change doesn’t affect the popular Boulder Blues series free blues concerts held each Thursday at the Railhead at Boulder Station. Upcoming shows include Scott Holt on Jan. 17, Debbie Davies on Jan. 24 and Little Charlie & The Nightcats on Jan. 31.

Santiago says there will be more blues headliners at the Railhead on Fridays and Saturdays.

Red Mountain

Red Mountain Music Company, a nonprofit valleywide musical performing arts organization, will present “Moving Too Fast” on Saturday in Boulder City.

The show features music by Jason Robert Brown, who won a Tony Award for “Parade.” He’s also composed music for “Songs for a New World,” “The Last Five Years” and “Urban Cowboy.”

The show is directed by Jeffrey Skouson, artistic director of Red Mountain.

Details: 5:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; auditorium of the former Los Angeles Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way, east of where Nevada Highway and Buchanan Boulevard cross; $10; www.redmountainmusic.org. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, 465 Nevada Way.

Lounging around

Saxophonist Tommy Thompson and vocalist Jeannie Snow, the core of the Tommy Thompson Project, perform from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at the Sahara’s Casbar Lounge ... Just Jazz, the fledgling jazz club at 1000 E. Sahara Ave., has begun an open mike night from 8 to 11 Sundays hosted by Joe Darro ... Tribute artist Tom Stevens is bringing his “An Evening With Dean and Friends” to Le Bistro Theatre at the Riviera. Shows are at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays; $35; 794-9433 ... Bruce Ewing, a cast member of “Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular,” will be the first featured performer in the 2008 Cabaret Series at the Liberace Museum, 1775 E. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free; 798-5595 ... “Menopause the Musical” celebrates its 1,000th performance at the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday ... It was to close this summer, but the musical “Mamma Mia!” has been extended at the Mandalay Bay Theatre through Jan. 4, 2009.

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