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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Contact: Patrick Gaffey 
Phone: (702) 455-7030 
Email: GaffeyPJ@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Monday, June 24, 2013 
Winchester Cultural Center Presents Free Music, Dance Show 

       Laura Manning and Leigh Christiansen will bring comedy mixed with song and dance to the Winchester Theater stage with “2 Gals and a Show,” a free performance at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the front desk.

       As a singer, Manning’s specialty is writing and singing original comic lyrics and music. Christiansen, a dancer, not only brings her dancing shoes, but her comic sense and dead-on Phyllis Diller impersonation. They combine their talents to present a delightful romp through jokes, witty songs and dance.

       Manning began singing professionally at the age of 18 and performed as the opening act for Henny Youngman, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Woody Allen, Jan Murray, Morey Amsterdam, George Hessel, during a Vietnam tour in 1965 for the State Department and USO); Zero Mostel and Dick Shawn. Along with live performances she has also appeared in commercials and shared her talents on cruise ships and in nightclubs, colleges, libraries, theaters and private venues nationwide. She also is an accomplished vocal teacher and coach.

       Christiansen has worked as a professional dancer for most of her life. She taught dance at UNLV and sang and danced in many musicals across the United States as well as in local and international show productions and as a character actress in television commercials.

       Those interested in “2 Gals and a Show” can call the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

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       Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.