CHER CONVENTION 2002
Benefiting The Children's Craniofacial Association
July 12th & 13th, 2002
, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas
Celebrating  the 30th Anniversary of "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour"

 

EVENTS

Auctions, Karaoke, Trivia Game,
Career Seminar, Music Seminar,
Museum, Video and Audio Montage,
Impersonator Show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour,
Live Band
Dinners, Dances.

 

 

 

 

 


Auctions
(Live and Silent)

Auctioneer : Steve Ziselman of Steve Z Inc. from New York.

Rare and unusual Cher Items and convention props.

Unique Cher items donated by Linda L.Vala, many from Cher's personal wardrobe. Cher posters and artwork framing donated by The Fisher Family (Fred, Edna, Robyn, Marina). Cher jacket from the Love Hurts tour and a Cher doll, both autographed and donated by Cher, via Marcia Tysseling of Star Wares Collectibles. Three autographed Living Proof posters and two autographed limited edition hologram posters, donated by Warner Bros. Records. Over 30 cd's and tapes donated by the Official International Cher Fan Club. Handmade Cher Earrings made and donated by Pam from CherUniverse.com. Handmade Cher Greeting Cards made and donated by Carolyn Hall. Graphics work, signs, etc. used for convention, donated by Mike Werdman. A painting made specially for the Cher Convention 2002 Auction, by Roberta Morucci of Italy, autographed by Cher (as pictured below).

Additional items donated by: Terry Stout, Karen Hartstein, Robert Radmore, Julie McConnell, Travis & Joann Lubinski, Oz Krasovskis, Pharo, and Diana Fields.

We are honored to have professional auctioneer Steve Ziselman, of Steve Z Inc. join us. Steve is the President of the New York City Auctioneers Association, the Bid Calling Champion of New York City, and Auctioneer of the Year.

All proceeds go to CCA.

If you would like to donate items for the auctions please contact: Judy Didelot.

 

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Career Seminar

Host: BostonQ from California.

Including Television shows, Television Interviews, Magazine Covers.

We are proud to have Boston "Dann" Queta present a seminar about Cher's career. Most online fans recognize the name BostonQ, and are familiar with his well rounded knowledge of Cher's career.

 

 

 


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Dances

DJ: Kevin McHugh of All American DJ Services from Nevada.

Dancing to the music of the one and only Cher.

Following the banquet, impersonator show, and live auction Friday evening,
dancing to disco/techno music featuring Cher's songs.

Following the banquet, and mock Sonny & Cher show Saturday evening,
dancing to the best Cher music around.

We are honored to have professional DJ Kevin McHugh, of All American DJ Services join us. Kevin has DJ'd in Las Vegas for 5 years, prior to that, he DJ'd in California.

 

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Dinners

FRIDAY NIGHT
Bibb and Romaine with Orange Sections.
Roast Cornish Game Hen
stuffed with Wild Rice Mix and Sauce Perigourdine.
Chocolate Swan Filled with Grand Marnier Mousse
Laced with Creme Anglaise and Assorted Seasonal Berries.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Riviera Caesar Salad with Croutons
Roast  Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus (12 oz.)
Mocha Chocolate Napolean

 

 

 

 

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Cher Impersonator Show

The World's Best Cher Impersonators.

Featuring our returning impersonators from Cher Convention 2000:
Wayne Smith from Texas, Jeffery Thomas from Illinois, Amy Hohimer from Illinois.

Joining us for Cher Convention 2002:
Catherine from London, Chad Michaels from California, Kenneth Blake from Arizona.


Wayne Smith
- Dallas.
Currently performing in Dallas. Performed at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

Jeffery Thomas - Chicago.
Currently performing in
Chicago.

Amy Hohimer - Chicago.
Currently performing in
Chicago.

 


Catherine
- London.
Currently performing
in London.

Chad Michaels - San Diego.
Recently performed in
Palm Springs.

Kenneth Blake - Tucson.
Currently performing in BOY-LIEVE IT OR NOT at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Greater Palm Springs.

 

 

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Karaoke

Do you sing like Cher?


Join in the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Live Band

Featuring GIRL from Texas.

Singing CHER songs.

Judy Hill  ~  guitar and vocals
Piper      ~    bass, keys and vocals
Erin Reynolds ~ keys, acoustic guitar, percussion
Heather the Red ~ drums and vocals

 

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Museum

Featuring many items from the vast collection of Boston "Dann" Queta California.

Also Featuring a black Cher jacket from the Love Hurts Tour, autographed and donated by Cher for the Cher Convention 2002 auction, via Marcia Tysseling of Star Wares Collectibles, from Los Angeles, California. 

History of Cher. Featuring Chers accomplishments during the last four decades.
Including exhibits on music, movies, and television.

If you would like to help with the museum please contact: Jody Cantwell, from Monroe, Michigan

 

 

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Music Seminar

Host: Ward Lamb from Pennsylvania.

Sonny & Cher  Music and Rare collectibles.

We are pleased to have Ward Lamb present a seminar on Sonny & Cher in Music, and Rare Collectibles.

Ward is one of Cher's oldest fans! He has been a collector of Cher and an avid admirer from 1965. He is one of the few to actually have heard "Ringo I Love you" on the radio! It was love at first sight when he first saw Cher on "Shindig" singing "I got you Babe " with Sonny.

In 1979 Ward first met Cher on tour in Reno Nevada. He presented her with artwork that has been featured on "The Life Styles of the Rich and Famous".  Cher has since purchased original artwork from Ward (who is an artist and teacher). Ward has great memories of spending some exciting times with Cher, sister Georganne, and entourage. Ward has followed Cher with visual and aural interest for all four of her famed decades.

Ward has written liner notes for  Sonny and Cher reissues (three disc set on "sundazed", and supplied personal photos and graphics).  His vinyl and cd collection on Sonny and Cher are one of the most extensive on the planet.

Ward recently had a 7 page article in the Dec.'99  issue of Goldmine Magazine, documenting Cher's recording career.  His most recent work for cd was for the Rhino "internet only" Sonny Bono "Innerviews" cd.

Ward is currently working on putting together the most comprehensive booklet of Cher's long musical career, focusing on her many domestic and foreign collectibles. He is looking forward to giving a seminar at the convention on Cher's musical saga and her most rare collectibles.

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Petitions

Cher Fans Being Cher Fans

Petitions for Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame,
and, Cover of Rolling Stone
will be available to sign throughout
the Saturday convention.

A card asking Cher
to do a Christmas album
will be available to sign throughout
the Saturday convention.

 

 

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  The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour 

A 30th Anniversary Tribute, commemorating the legendary television show.

 Starring Mark & Catherine
 from London, England,
 as Sonny & Cher.
 

 

Featuring
Wayne Smith
from Dallas
, TX,
as "LaVerne",

 

 

 

 

and as the "VAMP".


 


Featuring
Amy Hohimer
from Chicago, IL,
as Cher.

Special Guest Star
Mark Hussman
from Chicago, IL,
as Elvis Presley.

 

Our Regulars for the show:



not pictured


Karen Gaddey
from South Bend, IN.






Randy McBrayer
from Dallas, TX.






Boston "Dann" Queta
from San Diego, CA.






Mike Werdman
from Grapevine, TX.

 

 

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Trivia Game

Host: Mary Ladd from California.

Master Cher Scholar!

Enter the Masters of Cher Trivia Contest to win the glorious title of Master
Cher Scholar! For a donation of $20.00, enter to sit on a panel with other Cher
Trivia Contestants. The contestant who racks up the most points of Cher
Knowledge wins the coveted title. Three missed questions and you will be
booted off the panel with Cher-inspired insults. BUT for a donation of $5.00 you
can get back in the game for another chance to beat all those other fans
who think they know more about Cher than you do! It's never to late to
become MASTER CHER SCHOLAR.

Topics include: movies, television, fashion, music and life facts.

The winners will receive a Cher Convention 2002 awards certificate,
a Cher Convention souvenir, and a Cher cd, at the
awards ceremony, Saturday evening.

 

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Video and Audio Montage

By Jody Cantwell from Michigan.

Movie clips, music videos,
television episodes,
and interviews will be
shown through out the day.

 

 

 

 

 

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