HOLLYWOOD GOES VEGASâ„¢: THE REEL AWARDSâ„¢
Palm Springs, CA,(rushprnews) May 21, 2007 â€“ Never invited to the Oscars? Didnâ€™t make it to the Golden Globes? Missed the Grammys and Emmys? Donâ€™t worry! The famed Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the host for the 16th annual The Reel Awards on Sunday, May 27.
Featuring the worldâ€™s top impersonators, tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in a memorable evening of music, comedy, dance and awards presentations, this one-of-a-kind live tribute and awards show gets under way with the trip down the red carpet beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Conceived in 1989 by pioneers in the industry of celebrity impersonators, Janna Joos of International Celebrity Images and Alana Joos of Entertainment Express, The Reel Awards recognizes with a unique award show production the talents and achievements of outstanding individuals or groups who perform in the field of impersonation. The gala is considered the worldâ€™s largest gathering of performers from the multimillion-dollar celebrity impersonation and look-alike industry.
â€œThe Reel Awards is our industryâ€™s salute to the hard work and talent necessary to succeed as a tribute artist,â€ says Janna Joos, co-founder and producer of the long-running event. â€œThe skill of the performers is truly amazing, and audiences quickly forget they are watching a tribute artist.â€
Adds Alana Joos, co-founder and director of this yearâ€™s production, â€œWhere else can you find Richard Gere, Alice Cooper and Austin Powers being interviewed by Joan Rivers while Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise sip cocktails with Cher and Whoopi Goldberg?â€
This year, 17 awards voted on by industry members will be presented. The emcees will be Dee Dee Hanson and Bettina Williams, paying tribute to Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg. The Reel Awards is open to the public to enjoy photo ops with their favorite faux celebrities and see live performances from some of the best impersonators in the world in the â€œLegends in Concertâ€ Imperial Theatre showroom.
For additional information on The Reel Awards, tickets, hotel, previous winners and history of this event, please visit www.TheReelAwards.com or call 818-780-4433. Also, you can purchase tickets from the Imperial Palace Show and Tour Desk at 702-794-3261.
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