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Star copies will inspire double takes

What do you get if you can't get Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli onto the same stage?

How about notable copies of Ol' Blue Eyes and Miss Energy Incorporated?

That's who Duke Hazlett and Shari Wilson are _ impersonators of the rich and famous, including Sinatra and Minelli.

Their show, Frank & Liza, will be at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson on Nov. 14.

"Duke Hazlett captures the essence of Ol' Blue Eyes, from his mannerisms to his unique style of singing," wrote Ken White, critic for the Las Vegas Journal.

"(He makes) you believe you're actually watching the "Chairman of the Board.' He has that hunched shoulders, chin down thing that the Head Rat Packer does to great effect."

Reviewer Ruth Gibson was just as effusive for Ms. Wilson in the Palm Springs, Calif., Desert Sun.

"Celebrity look-alikes and sound-alikes come and go, but you'd have to go a long way to find the comedic, off-the-cuff, out-in-the-crowd razzle-dazzle" of Shari Wilson, Gibson wrote.

Both performers also do other impersonations during their show.

Hazlett's specialties are Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Willie Nelson, Dean Martin and Johnny Mathis.

Ms. Wilson does Tina Turner, Cher, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and even a preposterous Michael Jackson.

Both have been in major entertainment venues in Las Vegas, Reno, Nev., and Palm Springs.

Hazlett also has done St. Petersburg _ but in Russia.

"This is a terrific show," said Greg Purcott, their agent. "It ought to go over well."

Tickets are $28.95 and $17.50. Call 863-7949 in West Pasco; toll free (888) 655-7469 elsewhere.

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