Winchester Cultural Center will present its first Senior Talent Show, "American Not-So Idle" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets are $5 with group rates available and can be purchased at the Winchester front desk or online at https://parksreg.clarkcountynv.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=si&xxmod=tk&xxlocation=WCCC.
The show features a variety of acts from around the city including singers, dancers and performance groups, etc. Come and enjoy the pageantry and talents of Las Vegas’ senior entertainers. Your cheers and applause will help the entertainers’ adrenaline go through the roof! Trophies will be awarded to the top performers.
The acts will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges including Beverly Washburn, who appeared in the movie "Old Yeller;" Linda Kristy, an inductee in the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame; Kim Russell, education coordinator for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts; Joseph Peczi, formally from Busch Gardens Entertainment; Irma Varela, Winchester Cultural Supervisor and other special guests including the vocal stylings of Empress Al-Yasha & the talents of Reggie Love.
Beverly Washburn has an illustrious acting career which includes classic movie roles in "Old Yeller," "Shane," Spider Baby," "The Maddest Story Ever Told," and "Here Comes the Groom". She also made appearances on the original "Superman and the Mole People" as well as the original TV series, "Star Trek".
Kim Russell is no stranger to Winchester Cultural Center, having worked with the center in the past. Russell is a humanities touring artist, arts integration specialist and is currently the education coordinator for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Linda Kristy has performed professionally in Hawaii and sings in Japanese, Filipino, Chinese and Hawaiian. She is signed with Capitol Records and has performed with Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Sid Caesar and Jerry Lewis telethons. Kristy received the Life Time Achievement Award in 2013 and has been inducted into the Las Vegas Entertainer’s Hall of Fame.
Joseph Peczi has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Performance Theatre and was a performer and manager of entertainment in Cedar Point, Ohio. Peczi was formally with Busch Entertainment Corp. for over 30 years serving as executive VP of entertainment making him responsible for the productions of shows at the Busch theme parks.
Those interested can contact the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340.