The Blue Gate Theater is proud to bring you the Las Vegas-style tribute show "Salute to the Stars". This installment of "Salute to the Stars" includes Dolly Parton, performed by the extremely talented and versatile Wendy T. Wendy has performed from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, in Casinos, on Cruise Ships, at Fairs, USO tours, and the top Las Vegas impersonator show, Legends in Concert! Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Wendy t. started her love for Country music at an early age. She played many years at theaters in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, performing for devout Dolly fans and participating with Dolly in her springtime parade! Wendy now lives with her husband, John, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains . A wonderful spot to continue her love for Country music , and all things Dolly!
Joining the Stars as Kenny Roger is the uncanny Justin Sullivan. Justin grew up in Fairview outside Nashville, Tennessee. He comes from a musical family; in fact, his mother and her sisters performed years ago on the Junior Grand Ole Opry. While in junior high, Justin became involved with Southern Gospel music and has sung in several groups. Justin got his start when years ago he and his wife Janet were in the Bahamas and went into a Kenny Rogers' Roasters restaurant in Nassau. His wife noticed that people there had stopped what they were doing and stared. When Janet looked around the restaurant, she saw a photo of Kenny Rogers and realized why the customers were looking at Justin so strangely, the resemblance was uncanny! Then later on a 70s Flower Power cruise, he was asked to perform a Kenny Rogers number to an afternoon audience when it was discovered he could sing. Over the years, people continue to stop Justin and ask for his autograph or to take a photo with him. Justin's big break came when he was contacted by Adam Michaels from Hollywood's Avenue of the Stars, who saw him perform on a Christmas show hosted by the Daystar program "In Your Corner". Adam remarked that he had been looking for Justin for months since he has that uncanny resemblance to Kenny Rogers!
And finally, as the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, is the man known worldwide as the TRUE Voice of Elvis, Doug Church. Doug began his career in the US Air Force, brandishing a guitar and home-made costume, where he began winning talent contests held annually by the Air Force with his amazing rendition of the King of Rock n Roll. He has awed his audiences for years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken. They swear that when you close your eyes, Elvis is right there in the room with you. Doug's voice has been acknowledged as being the closest to "The King's" by not only his fans and peers but also by those who knew Elvis personally, and is regarded as an Icon in the industry.