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Evins Puts on Cole Face for West Patrons

Evins Puts on Cole Face for West Patrons

Who: Donny Ray Evins
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
Author: Michael Gadd
When: Friday March 23, 2001

IF you look in the dictionary under talent you will find the smiling face of American performer Donny Ray Evins. The Las Vegas variety entertainer will perform 'A Special Tribute to Nat King Cole' at Western Suburbs Leagues Club on Friday night.

In 1987, Evins joined the hit Vegas show Legend in Concert, where he portrayed Nat King Cole. During that time he received multiple awards and performed on Broadway.

One Newspaper report said: 'Donny Ray Evins is equally Unforgettable, in looks and voice, he's virtually a reincarnation of Nat!'

With his versatile baritone voice, Evins features his tribute to Nat King Cole and a combination of musical hits from the 1950s through to the 1990s including gospel, soul, theatrical, rock, pop and, rhythm and blues.

Within three years of moving to Las Vegas, he became the fourth bass singer for the Platters' world tour and consequently recorded the album Remember When. He has performed a duet with Tony Bennett and alongside performers such as the great Jerry Lewis, Lou Rawls and the Osmond Family. Evins is also a former No.5 ranked all-American gymnast.

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