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VENUE NEWS: Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina To Open In Lake Tahoe

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Sammy Hagar will open the first US based Cabo Wabo Cantina on April 30 inside Harveys Resort Casino at Lake Tahoe, NV. Nicknamed "Taho Wabo," the club will have three grand opening weekend performances starring Hagar that will take place across the street at Harrah's Lake Tahoe's legendary South Shore Room. On April 30-May 2 the famed Harrah's showroom will be transformed into the "Cabo Wabo Nightclub." Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas will perform on April 30-May 1 while May 2 will feature "Sammy Hagar and Friends."

The Cabo Wabo Cantina will be open for lunch, dinner and a late-night club scene seven days a week. The Cantina will serve Mexican specialties and a diverse offering of wines, beer and spirits, including one of the largest selections of premium tequilas and new and innovative tequila-based cocktails exclusive to Cabo Wabo.

With Hagar working closely with Don Marrandino, senior vice president of Harrah's Northern Nevada, the Tahoe-based Cabo Wabo Cantina went from casual conversations to reality. "Having my first Cantina open in the States is adream come true," states Hagar. "The creation of Cabo Wabo has brought me happiness, success and many rewards over the years. Bringing the Cabo Wabo to Tahoe is something Don and I both plan on making this town rock with."

"Harveys and Harrah's are creating a home for Cabo Wabo and Sammy, his thousands of fans around the world and the thousands more that will come to learn the Cabo Wabo way of life," said Marrandino. "Cabo Wabo is a key component of our continuing strategy to create more excitement, more attractions and a broader appeal to Tahoe. We are looking forward to a long and successful journey with Sammy."

Since opening in 1990, the original Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas has established itself as the must-see, must-go destination for anyone coming to the resort town. Voted as one of the Top 10 party spots in the world, it is, as Hagar puts it, "a monster that has a life of its own."

Hagar demands only one thing from anyone who comes to the Cantina. "Cabo Wabo is a lifestyle, something that requires only a willingness to enjoy your life and embrace all that makes you happy. That's the reason the Cantina was created. Come and enjoy." – by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Boston Lyric Opera Presents Family Series

BOSTON (AP) — Children's tales will come to musical life when the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Boston Lyric Opera join forces to present a new family series.

The series begins with "Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at the Wang Nov. 16-21, organizers said Tuesday.

The rest of the series will be staged at the nearby Shubert Theater and will include: "A Year With Frog and Toad," Jan. 12-16; "The Little Prince," Feb. 16-27; and "Cirque Dreams," March 15-20.

"We've been listening to our patrons and our members saying they wish they could do more with their families as a family unit so we've come up with an idea to present four very different kinds of shows," said Josiah A. Spaulding Jr., president and chief executive of the Wang Center.

Mable House Amphitheatre Splits Summer Series Into Two Parts

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Atlanta's newest covered outdoor venue, Mable House Amphitheatre, with 1,200 covered seats, confirmed the talent for Series A and the Spotlight Series for its second season. Series B will be announced on May 18. The summer series is presented by MIMMS Enterprises and Renaissance Waverly

This year the series is divided into two parts, Series A and Series B, and a bonus Spotlight Series featuring a variety of special shows.

"We have developed very loyal customers after only one season here at Mable House Amphitheatre and are thrilled to be bringing them this amazing second season line-up," says Elizabeth Whitlock, Cobb County Arts &Cultural Affairs manager. "Once fans experience a show here, they only want to come back time and time again."

Series A runs May 1 – June 19. The Spotlight Series begins on April 6 and runs throughout the summer season.

Series A Talent Line-up:

May 1 Little Richard
May 15 Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
May 21 Lee Greenwood
June 4 Preservation Hall Jazz Band
June 12 Davey Jones
June 19 Little River Band

Spotlight Series:

April 6 Melissa Manchester & Paul Williams
May 29 The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
July 4 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
July 31 Maynard Ferguson & His Big Bop Nouveau Band
September 18 Contemporary Christian Concert

— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner