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Sometimes we refer to him as Zowie Bowie, other times just Chris, but regardless he always brings the party. Chris Phillips-as-Zowie Bowie filled ...

It’s Vegas … Straight Up as Chris Phillips opens gig at South Point

May 27th, 2016

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