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Laugh for the cure on Saturday with a master impersonator

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on May 7, 2012 at 6:39 am with No Comments »
April 18, 2012 11:30 am

Former Las Vegas performer and current Puyallup resident Larry G Jones is a master of impersonations. He’s also a cancer survivor.

On Saturday he’ll perform in ‘Laugh Towards A Cure’ – a cancer benefit comedy show. Jones sings and acts his way through 75 superstar singers and celebrities in this family-friendly show.

From Cher to Willie Nelson to Sammy Davis, Jr. he covers an astonishing variety of performers in his one-man “Legendary Voices in Concert.” The 90-minute show will be held in the 300-seat indoor theater at Meridian Habitat Park.

Jones had his own show for 10 years in Las Vegas, most recently at Planet Hollywood, he told me in a recent conversation. He moved to Puyallup, his wife’s hometown, a year ago. Most of his income currently comes from his work as a corporate entertainer, he says.

In 1998 Jones was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma and was given slim odds to live. He’s now cancer-free. This fundraiser was inspired by a friend, Jennifer LaFleur, who has brain cancer, Jones said.

Jones told me that cancer not only affected his health but his career as well.

“Before I went through the cancer I was just a singer. After that I added the comedian title to my name and realized the many benefits of laughter. My career went in a different direction after that,” Jones said.

‘Laugh Towards A Cure’ – A ‘Relay for Life’ Cancer Cure Comedy Event
When: 7-8:30 p.m., May 12
Where: Meridian Habitat Community Amphitheater, 14422 Meridian East, South Hill, Puyallup
Cost: $20 adult, $15 youth, military, senior
Ages:
All
Tickets: www.LasVegasActs.com or by calling 253-268-2146.

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