Photos: Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters,” Premieres at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters,” premiered at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Friday night.

Anticipation was running high as guests eagerly awaited Bradshaw’s Las Vegas debut. The premiere was a star-studded affair, with many of Bradshaw’s football comrades in attendance including Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Troy Aikman. Terry Fator and wife, Taylor Makakoa, were also spotted in the audience.

“I’m coming tonight for one reason – to heckle him,” Johnson said, jokingly. “I’m just kidding, I think he’ll be great and I’m happy to be here tonight.”

Bradshaw entertained the excited crowd with a charismatic production of singing, dancing, comedy and storytelling. Produced and directed by Anita Mann, and co-written by Jon Macks, the show included stories of Bradshaw’s childhood in Louisiana, the journey behind his four Super Bowl rings and his stint as a toupee model. Alongside a group of talented singers and musicians, Bradshaw performed original songs including “Goin’ Deep” and “Humble Beginnings,” as well as a heartwarming duet with his daughter, Rachel Bradshaw, entitled “Everything a Daddy Won’t Say.” Hilarious video clips from friends Bradley Cooper, Michael Strahan, Jay Leno and more, greeted Bradshaw on stage with “words of encouragement.”

After the show, Howie Long expressed his reaction to the show.”I loved it,” Long said. “I laughed, I cried…”

A limited amount of tickets for “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters” are still available for Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $49.99 and may be purchased by calling 702.792.7777 or 800.963.9634 or visiting www.mirage.com.

Terry Bradshaw with daughter Rachel Bradshaw during Terry Bradshaw America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters

 

Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw backstage after “Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters”
Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw backstage after “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters”
Jimmy Johnson and Howie Long arrive at the premiere of “Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters”
Jimmy Johnson and Howie Long arrive at the premiere of “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters”
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa backstage after “Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters”
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa backstage after “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters”
Terry Bradshaw with Lorena Peril,  Amanda Avila, Sarah Jessica Rhodes and Maren Wade during “Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters”
Terry Bradshaw with Lorena Peril, Amanda Avila, Sarah Jessica Rhodes and Maren Wade during “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters”
Troy Aikman and Terry Bradshaw backstage after “Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters”
Troy Aikman and Terry Bradshaw backstage after “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four Quarters”

**PHOTOS** Contestants from the Miss USA Pageant Join Terry Fator for his Birthday Celebration

Terry Fator

Contestants from the Miss USA Pageant Join Terry Fator for his Birthday Celebration

 

On Monday, June 10, 2013, Terry Fator’s birthday wish came true! The multi-talented entertainer welcomed the 51 contestants from the Miss USA Pageant to his show, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, at The Mirage Hotelt & Casino. Following the opening number, Fator was surprised by his wife, Taylor Makakoa, and the reigning Miss USA, Nana Meriwether, as they presented him with a beautiful cake creation, courtesy of The Mirage. He was also presented was a massive birthday card, signed by audience members and fans.

The festive night ended with each audience member receiving a delicious cupcake from Freed’s Bakery.

The Miss USA contestants are in Las Vegas this week preparing to win the coveted crown. Miss USA will be broadcast live from PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort on Sunday, June 16.

Current Miss USA Nana Meriwether, Terry Fator, Taylor Makakoa and the 51 Miss USA Contestants
Current Miss USA Nana Meriwether, Terry Fator, Taylor Makakoa and the 51 Miss USA Contestants


Photo credits: Cashman Photo and Patrick Prather, Miss Universe Organization. 

 

Terry Fator Launches ‘The Clinton Detweiler Scholarship presented by Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa’

Terry Fator

Terry Fator Launches ‘The Clinton Detweiler Scholarship presented by Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa’

Singer, Comedian and Celebrity Impressionist Gives Back to the Ventriloquist Community; Awards Three Prize Packages to Vent Haven Convention in Cincinnati

The Mirage Hotel & Casino headliner Terry Fator would like to pay it forward to fellow ventriloquist enthusiasts with the announcement of “The Clinton Detweiler Scholarship” presented by he and his wife, Taylor Makakoa.

“Taylor and I created this scholarship to afford opportunities to those who otherwise may not have them,” said Fator. “I know firsthand the countless hours and endless effort that goes into ventriloquism and puppeteering. I want to reward those performers for their dedication and passion to their craft.”

Three Clinton Detweiler Scholarship packages will be awarded—two for performers 17 years of age and under and one going to a performer 18 years of age and up. Included in the scholarship packages is entry to the 2013 Vent Haven Convention (provided by Vent Haven) which takes place July 17 – 20 at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott. The scholarship package also includes:

– $2,000 in trip expenses for winner and a guest/chaperone, provided by Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa.

– A $350 credit towards an Axtell Expressions puppet provided by Steve Axtell.

– Enrollment fees for nine ventriloquism courses at www.learn-ventriloquism.com provided by Tom Crowl.

To qualify for a Clinton Detweiler Scholarship, contestants must submit a two-minute video showcasing their ventriloquist talents to www.terryfator.com/scholarship. Submissions are due Friday, May 31. A panel of judges will select 10 finalists and announce the three scholarship winners Monday, June 10.

The scholarship’s namesake is dedicated to the late Clinton Detweiler, the former President of the North American Association of Ventriloquists. Detweiler was a major influence in the ventriloquist community and served as friend and mentor to many, including Fator.

Fator currently performs in Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment at The Mirage Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Box Office, online at Mirage Entertainment and www.terryfator.com and by phone at 702-792-7777 or 800-963-9634.

About Terry Fator
As a successful headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, Terry Fator captures the hearts and funny bones of audiences from around the world with Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment live at The Mirage. In 2013, Terry Fator was named the “Best Show,” “Best All-Around Performer,” “Best Impersonator” and “Best Overall Show” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s prestigious “Best of Las Vegas” poll. Backed by a live band, Fator wows audiences nightly with singing, comedy and unparalled celebrity impressions. The “America’s Got Talent” winner brings to life a hilarious range of characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice and lounge singer Monty Carlo. With comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment is a one-of-a-kind experience, only at The Mirage.

Minus5 Ice Bar Honors Multi-Talented Entertainer Terry Fator With Signature Cocktail

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MINUS5 ICE BAR HONORS MULTI-TALENTED ENTERTAINER TERRY FATOR WITH SIGNATURE COCKTAIL

Minus5 Ice Bar, the coolest bar in Sin City, continued its celebrity cocktail program by honoring Mirage headliner Terry Fator with the launch of his signature drink – Darth Fator.

This exclusive cocktail features a delightful blend of Skyy Vodka, Dark Crème de Cacoa and Gaetano Hazelnut Liqueur, served in the famous Minus5 ice glasses. Other celebrity cocktails include Holly Madison’s Holly Mad-ICE-on, Carrot Top’s Heat Miser, Human Nature’s Inhumane Nature, Laura Croft’s Hypnoti-School Girl, FANTASY’s Fant-ICE-see, and Frankie Moreno’s Crown and Coke-o-nut.

Fator and his wife Taylor Makakoa spent the afternoon enjoying the 1,200 square feet and 80 tons of ice that Minus5 has to offer. To make the multi-talented entertainer feel at home, the ice bar also unveiled its newest handcrafted ice sculpture – Winston the Impersonating Turtle. Complete with ice luge, the striking sculpture will be enjoyed by Minus5 guests throughout the holidays in celebration of Fator’s holiday show, A Very Terry Christmas, at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

About Minus5
Created in New Zealand, Minus5 is a unique ice-themed experience where guests enjoy quality vodka cocktails served in a glass made of pure ice, all within in the beauty of a -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) ice environment. This chilly experience begins with donning Minus5 parkas, gloves and boots and entering a frozen room completewith ice walls, an ice bar, ice seating covered with faux fur pelts, ice tables, and a variety of ice sculptures. The experience is rounded out with a state-of-the-art sound and LED light show. Upon exiting, guests can purchase 5 x 7 framed color photographs as a permanent memory of their timespent at Minus5 Ice Bar. Those looking to expand on their takeaways can also purchase high-quality Minus5 logo clothing and merchandise in an adjoining retail boutique. To learn more visit visit www.minus5experience.com  or call (702) 643-7800. For social media updates connect Facebook.com/Minus5experience and @Minus5IceBar.

Taylor Makakoa and Terry Fator Make Large Donation to Heaven Can Wait Society at Holiday Luncheon

Taylor Makakoa and Terry Fator Make Large Donation to
Heaven Can Wait Society at Holiday Luncheon

Animal lovers Taylor Makakoa and Terry Fator served as honorary chairs at Heaven Can Wait Society’s Holiday Luncheon yesterday at the M Resort Spa Casino, where they presented HCWS’s Executive Director, Harold Vosko, with a check to match $30,000 in donations.

Makakoa, who was recently named official spokesperson of the organization, and Fator were joined by 200 fellow animal lovers for the special event. Fator treated guests to selections from his holiday show at Mirage Hotel & Casino, “A Very Terry Christmas.”

To help Heaven Can Wait Society and its mission of controlling and managing the pet population, donations can be made at http://hcws.org/.

HCWS protects local animals through aggressive spaying and neutering at a clinic owned and operated by the organization, adoptions, community outreach programs and education. Thirty thousand healthy domesticated animals are euthanized in Clark County each year. Through its efforts, Heaven Can Wait hopes to drastically reduce that number.

Photo Credit: Jenna Dosch

Heaven Can Wait’s Annual Luncheon to Feature Honorary Hosts Terry Fator & Taylor Makakoa

HEAVEN CAN WAIT’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON TO FEATURE
HONORARY HOSTS TERRY FATOR & TAYLOR MAKAKOA

Event will feature a special performance by Terry and Winston

WHAT:
Holiday cheer will save the lives of thousands of animals at Heaven Can Wait Animal Society’s annual luncheon. This year, Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa will serve as honorary chairs and Terry will perform select songs from his holiday show, “A Very Terry Christmas.” One of his most famous characters, Winston The Impersonating Turtle, will also make a special appearance. In addition to fine dining, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of both live and silent auction items including high end vacations, show tickets and jewelry.

Proceeds will benefit Heaven Can Wait and help its mission of controlling and managing the pet population. This is done through aggressive spaying and neutering at a clinic owned and operated by the organization, adoptions, community outreach programs and education. Thirty thousand healthy domesticated animals are euthanized in Clark County each year. Through its efforts, Heaven Can Wait hopes to drastically reduce that number.

WHEN:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Noon

WHERE:
The M Resort Spa Casino
12300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Henderson, NV 89044

COST:
$90 for individual tickets
$800 for a table for 10