ONE NIGHT ONLY! Shades of Sinatra at the NEW Inspire Theater, Downtown Las Vegas!

SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Larry Liso, Ryan Baker) will perform a one-night-only Special Showcase Event at the NEW Inspire Theater Las Vegas, 107 Las Vegas Blvd, S (historic downtown) on January 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

Inspire_Theater_exterior croppedLIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!!

These $20 promotional tickets will only be offered through

ABOUT INSPIRE THEATER LAS VEGAS: A partnership of Future Restaurant Group and Downtown Project, Inspire is located at the historic intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Previously the site of a long-shuttered convenience store, the location now boasts a world-class complex worthy of its legendary address-including multiple drinking establishments (Wayfarer Bar, Second Floor Lounge and The Roof); an international newsstand and European-style café (Inspire News Café); and an intimate, approximately 200-capacity state-of-the-art performance venue.

Inspire is located at 107 Las Vegas Blvd S., at the intersection of LVB and Fremont, in historic Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Remember, ticket availability is extremely limited for this event, with only a few tickets available to the public.

Get YOUR tickets NOW at!



Fundraiser to Benefit Denise Clemente

This coming Sunday, December 1st, SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Larry Liso) will be among the special guest entertainment helping to raise money for friend, and fellow Las Vegas singer, Denise Clemente’s medical bills at Boulder Station in the Railhead Showroom, 2:00pm show (silent auction begins at 1:00pm).

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved in advance by calling The Showbiz Society at 702-877-2278, purchased at the door or mailed to: 5430 Sandpiper Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Checks can be made payable to The Showbiz Society.

A silent auction will start at 1 p.m followed by a special show at 2 p.m. featuring performances by her friends and outstanding fellow entertainers.

Singer-Denise-Clemente-portrait-588Las Vegas singing star Clemente and husband Chuck Foley an arranger and musician are in need of financial support. Six days after her outstanding performances at the San Gennaro Feast in May 2013, she suffered major heart problems that kept her hospitalized four months. Her first doctor told her she was going to die so she changed doctors and her health has recovered but they remain in need of financial assistance.

‘We are delighted to take part in such a heartfelt cause,’ said Judy Alberti, vice president of entertainer for Stations Casinos. ‘We truly honor and respect what Denise Clemente has added to the entertainment industry over the years. She is truly a professional and we feel the pain of her suffering and for her family.’

Clemente has been singing at virtually every major Las Vegas casino since she arrived in the 1970s and appeared on network television shows such as ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘The Merv Griffin Show’ and ‘The Dinah Shore Show.’ Over the years, she has opened for many industry legends such as Liberace, Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and David Brenner, all the while becoming a local favorite. Clemente also created a vocal school for Las Vegas children as well as a talent showcase that she hosted called Rising Stars.

On the program already are: singers Pia Zadora, Dondino, Tony Sacca, Rosanna Telford, Ronnie Rose, Frankie Scinta, Genevieve Dew, Shades of Sinatra; tribute artists Rob Garrett ‘ Neil Diamond, Donny Ray Evins ‘ Nat King Cole; and impressionists Rick Michel and Tom Stevens.

The Showbiz Society is a 501(c) 3 and all donations are tax deductible. Money raised will go to Clemente and her family to assist with medical bills.

“Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones” benefiting Nevada SPCA

PictureSHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Larry Liso) is HONORED to be performing alongside some of Las Vegas’ BEST talent on Sunday, June 9th, at 2:00pm, for “Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones” benefiting Nevada SPCA. Tickets are $25, Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom…great show, GREAT cause!!!! Celebrity red-carpet event beginning at 1pm!

Scheduled to appear: Sammy Shore, Pete Barbutti, Shades Of Sinatra, Billy Gardell (of TV’s Mike and Molly), Vinnie Favorito, Chris Philips ( Zowie Bowie), Geechy Guy, The Amazing Johnathan and Tony Orlando.

Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones live comedy show features world-famous comedians and up-and-coming comedic talents joining together for a hilarious afternoon of laughs and entertainment. The show is hosted by Sammy Shore, an American comedy legend who founded The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, California and was hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis’ opening act during the Kings Famous 1969-1972 “Comeback Tour” in Las Vegas. In prior Funny Bones shows, many nationally and internationally known comedians have participated, including, Pauly Shore, Bobby Slayton, George Wallace, Louie Anderson and Hal Sparks. Philip Matthews is the show’s director. Sammy and Suzanne Shore created Funny Bones to raise money for animal rehabilitation. The proceeds of the shows are donated to animal rescue charities to support their advanced medical care for rescued animals. The 2013 Funny Bones show will benefit Nevada SPCA’s advanced medical care fund to save and rehabilitate animals in southern Nevada in desperate need.

A special thanks to the Orleans Showroom, 3 Lions Tattoo, Hounds for Hope and The Tail Waggers Club.

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE:

OR by calling the Box Office:   702-365-7075 / 888-365-7111

You can also purchase tickets in person at The Orleans Box Office:
Sundays -Thursdays     Noon – 8:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays     Noon- 10:00pm

SHADES at San Gennaro Feast…NEW LOCATION…May 9-10th

feast_lasvegas-maySHADES OF SINATRA will once again be performing with some of the BEST TALENT in Las Vegas at the semi-annual San Gennaro Feast (which runs May 8th-12th). For this one, the Feast has moved back to one of its original locations…on the West side of town, near Flamingo and the 215 Freeway (4245 South Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147)!

SHADES will perform on both Thursday, May 9th AND Friday, May 10th, between 8-11pm.

Here is the rest of the info you’ll need:

TICKETS: $9.00 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, Children 54″ and under free.
For Group Rates call 702-286-4944 during regular business hours.

The San Gennaro Feast will take place May 8-12, 2013. The festival celebrating the spirit of San Gennaro features more than 70 restaurant food booths, amusements rides, arts and crafts and complimentary entertainment (beginning at 8pm each evening) coordinated and hosted by Tony Sacca, who has been part of the event for more than 20 years. Every night, hundreds of dollars of San Gennaro Chips will be given away for food purchases, amusement rides and more.

Wednesday May 08 – 4pm – 11pm
Thursday May 09 – 4pm to 11pm
Friday May 10 – 4pm to Midnight
Saturday May 11 – 11am to Midnight
Sunday May 12 – 11am to 11pm

Butler Amusements: Pay One Price to ride Butler Amusement rides!
Wednesday and Thursday $25.00 for Unlimited ride
Friday, Saturday and Sunday $30.00 for Unlimited rides

Mom’s ride free Thursday Night.

Ride coupon prices are as follows:
Sheets of 25 coupons $23
Sheets of 80 coupons $70
*All rides require from 3 to 5 coupons

SHADES OF SINATRA to Perform at Annual Charity Event!

Hey Everyone,

Just a quick post to let everyone know about our upcoming performance at the “Women’s Club of Summerlin Annual Charity Event”, next Thursday evening, Oct 18. And guess what? Tickets are still available for this incredible event, benefiting a wonderful cause!!! Here’s all the info about it:

The Women’s Club of Summerlin, Inc., a local non-profit organization, will hold its Annual Charity Event on Thursday, October 18 at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Summerlin. The Women’s Club of Summerlin’s Dare to Dream Grant Program will be the recipient of the fundraising efforts this year.

The Dare to Dream Grant Program is a means to reach out to local women on an individual and personal basis. Each year the Dare to Dream Grant Program helps women achieve their dreams by providing grants of up $3,000. The grant money can be used for continuing education, starting a new business or skills training to enhance their lives and others in our community.

The Mistress and Master of Ceremonies will be Judge Jackie Glass, of Swift Justice along with Channel 3 Meteorologist Kevin Janison. Attendees will enjoy an evening of dancing with entertainment provided by Shades of Sinatra that will take guests back to the days of vintage Vegas. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the chance to win a wide array of raffle items, and a silent auction will be held for guests to bid on a select group of high-end items.

Tickets are $75 each or $700 for a table of 10 and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Ceres Room. For more information, to purchase tickets, and to donate raffle or silent auction items, email:, visit or call 702-804-5188.

We have had such a wonderful time getting ready for this event, and PROMOTING IT! A couple of weeks ago, we appeared on “The Morning Blend” show to promote the event…here’s the link to view the segment (we perform at the end):

We even got to record a RADIO COMMERCIAL commercial that will air throughout the month on KJUL (104.7FM). CHECK IT OUT:

For information about SHADES OF SINATRA, please visit:

For Tickets to see our FULL show at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, visit

“Entertainment for Health” and “Laugh-a-Thon 2” Benefit @ South Point Showroom!

Shades of Sinatra will be performing THIS weekend at a very special musical-comedy benefit taking place at the South Point Hotel & Casino, located at 9777 South Las Vegas Blvd. The show will take place this Sunday, Sept. 23rd, at 2:00pm, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m.

Organized by the Lions HealthFirst Foundation, in cooperation with the South Point Hotel & Casino who donated the showroom, tickets are now on sale at the showroom Box office, with all seats one price, $25.00. Proceeds will go directly into the Foundation’s Ultrasound Health Screening program.

“Because of fund-raising activities such as this event, the ultrasound exams are free, or at a very low cost to patients who can afford to share in the cost,” James Bartel, president of the Foundation, said. “The exams pick up potentially serious medical problems, such as masses, cysts, tumors, and blockages. Our screenings give you a heads up on what’s going on inside your body.” Bartel added. “They’re painless, non-invasive and only take about 60 minutes.”

The event will include music and comedy, as well as meeting and mingling with a host of celebrities and some of Las Vegas’ most prominent medical doctors. Among the entertainers performing are: Rich Little, Gordie Brown, Leigh Zimmerman and her daughter, Cayleigh Capaldi, Lisa Smith, Shades of Sinatra, Marlon Multo, Peter Anthony, Fielding West, Bill Fayne, Genevieve, Michelle Rohl, and Kelly McDonald, who will perform and host the afternoon. Emmy Award winner, Gary Anderson, has assembled a super trio as backup for the entertainers: Billy T. on piano, Steve Flora, bass, and Ryan Rose on drums. In addition to the trio, Anderson will add three horns, and will present his famous “Lighthouse Jazz Tribute.”

For more information and to secure your tickets in advance, call the Lions Health First Foundation, 739-6393…or you can purchase tickets online HERE. Additional information on the Foundation and its ultrasound screening program can be found on the Internet at

SHADES OF SINATRA Performs at San Gennaro Feast, Sept 2012

SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Larry Liso) is excited to announce that they will once again be among the featured entertainment at the 33rd Annual San Gennaro Feast taking place Sept. 11 -16, in the main parking lots at the Silverton Casino Hotel. The group will perform on BOTH Saturday & Sunday evening, Sept 15 & 16. The Las Vegas festival celebrating the spirit of San Gennaro features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths, and complimentary headliner entertainment coordinated and hosted by Tony Sacca. This is the best Italian Heritage Celebration this side of Naples!

SHADES OF SINATRA at San Gennaro Feast, Sept 2012

WHEN: Sept. 11-16, 2012 (SHADES performs 15th & 16th)

TIMES: Tuesday –Thursday (Sept. 11-13) 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday (Sept. 14) 4 p.m. – midnight; Saturday (Sept. 15) 11 a.m. – midnight; Sunday (Sept. 16) 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE: Silverton Casino Hotel main parking lots
3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139

PARKING: Free Parking

FOOD: A vast variety of traditional Italian fare including pasta, pasta and more pasta, fried calamari, calzones, baked clams, pizza, lobster ravioli, Italian fried dough, Italian sausage, peppers and onions, etc.

RIDES: More than 80 amusement rides and midway games including a petting zoo and pony rides.

  • POP – Pay One Price to ride all rides endlessly…$25 Tuesday – Thursday / $30 Friday-Sunday
  • Moms ride free on Tuesday, Sept. 11
  • Dads ride free on Thursday, Sept. 13

SPECIAL EVENT, SEPT. 11: In remembrance of the ill-fated day for all Americans, the San Gennaro Feast will honor all military, veterans, firemen, policeman, FBI, Secret Service and Homeland Security with a $5 admission with ID. In addition, there will be a special “Las Vegas Sings For America” program with entertainment honoring our military, veterans, firemen, policemen and America.

CEREMONY: On the second night, Wednesday, Sept. 12, there will be an opening ceremony featuring a Traditional Italian Procession with the Knights of Columbus, Military Color Guard, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Father Dave Cassaleggio blessing The Feast at 7 p.m. on the entertainment stage with Grand Marshals “Jersey Boys” and Grand Lady Denise Clemente.

FIREWORKS: There will be a gigantic fireworks display at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

TALENT: Complimentary entertainment starting at 4 p.m. with TV personality/entertainer Tony Sacca hosting and performing with the Saccettes along with Las Vegas’ finest entertainers backed by the Michael T Orchestra.

  • 4 – 5 p.m. Entertainment
  • 5 – 6 p.m. Philly Cuzz
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Traditional Italian Folk Entertainment
  • 8 till closing Tony Sacca and the Saccettes plus Top Line Performers (including SHADES OF SINATRA!)

TICKETS: $9 for adults / $8 for seniors and military at the door (Children 54 inches and under are free)

Check the website for discounts & group tickets

SPONSORS: Silverton Casino Hotel, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Butler Amusements and Fiat.


Just a quick announcement that beginning this Monday, August 6th, SHADES OF SINATRA will be moving to 9PM!!!

Same days of the week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights), and same place (Clarion Hotel & Casino, main showroom)…just a new time!

Clarion Hotel & Casino
305 Convention Center Drive.
Las Vegas , NV 89109

Get Tickets!
BOX OFFICE: 702-990-1524

Relive the music of the legendary FRANK SINATRA with Shades of Sinatra!

This exciting musical production pays tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes as these four dynamic performers lend their world-class vocal abilities to over 30 of his biggest hits, from touching, heartfelt solos to rousing group numbers. This non-stop, high-energy show is loaded with zany humor and off-the-cuff, good-natured ribbing, as well as poignant stories about the man and his music. So come and experience all your favorite, timeless classics performed by “Shades of Sinatra” in the Wolf Theater at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday night at 9:00pm!

NEW Schedule, NEW Showroom!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!

THE SHADES are super excited to announce that we have moved to a new theater at the Clarion Hotel….THE MAIN SHOWROOM! And, beginning June 25, 2012, we’ll be moving to our new schedule as well…Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm. As always, you can find great online specials at and (free VIP upgrade specials available!), as well as various other discount brokers all over Las Vegas!

We also wanted to share a very small except from the most recent press review “Shades of Sinatra” received…this time from Richard Lane of “Vegas Chatter!”

“This is a very seasoned and very in-sync team…they clearly still enjoy working together and give the numbers all their worth. These folks can sing. If you want an hour and fifteen minutes of songs you know, sung with passion, this show will make you happy…” <read the entire review HERE> It’s worth reading…it’s a GREAT review!

Finally, a fun candid photo with a couple of the singer/dancers and musical director from “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” after our performance at the San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas earlier this month (we performed Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights). We had SUCH a great time, as always. Big thanks to Tony Sacca for inviting us to participate again, to the incredible Michael T Orchestra (Dan Ellis, Jeff Davis, Steve Johnson, Gary Queen, Michael Tramontana), to Bruce Hammond (pictured here along with his wife and fellow Shades sub, Jennifer Hammond) for filling in for Ryan on Friday night, and to our many friends and fans who came out to support and “hang” with us. We love you all!

As always, please keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter…we look forward to talking with you and seeing you soon!

“2012 Tribute Show of the Year”

We were humbled and honored to find out that we were once again being honored by the Entertainment Consumers Exchange here in Las Vegas…this time as the “2012 Tribute Show of the Year!” The award was presented to SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Larry Liso, Ryan Baker & Lisa Smith) at an awards luncheon on Saturday, March 31st.

Entertainment Consumers Exchange is a national non-profit organization for fans and their favorites in entertainment. Zee Matulonis, founder of ECE says “The organization is about paying tribute to our favorite entertainers through it’s Excellence in Entertainment Awards. We honor the greats in entertainment as well as the new and upcoming singers, comedians, musicians and dancers.”

Thanks Zee!