There are some creative icons for whom one medium is just not enough. Included in that august group is The Gambler himself, award-winning music star Kenny Rogers.

There are some creative icons for whom one medium is just not enough. Included in that august group is The Gambler himself, award-winning music star Kenny Rogers.

Not content with charting more than 100 times as a crossover country singer with such easy-listening staples as "Lady" and "Islands in the Stream," Rogers went on to tackle the worlds of acting and suburban chain eateries.

As befits a cheeseball of such unique versatility, "Kenny Rogers Roaster" at Rumba Cafe this Sunday brings together local artists from several disciplines for a mixed media celebration of the singer's career.

The event grew out of mutual love for Rogers between its organizers, musician Bobby Miller (Super Desserts, Swimsuit Edition) and his girlfriend, Laura Hooker.

"It was kind of a joke at first, but Bobby makes things happen," Hooker said.

More than 20 artists, including Eva Ball, Aaron Troyer, Jen Burton and Jeff Fernengel, will present Rogers-inspired work. Fernengel re-imagines Rogers as part man, part American bald eagle, while Megan Alwood-Karcic, in "Kenny Russell Terrier," transplants Rogers' face to the body of a Jack Russell terrier. Further description would not adequately capture the laughter and fear it inspires.

Amy Neiwirth casts the singer and the giant chicken leg he carries in a saintly glow. And Dan Gerdeman has Rogers joining former duet partner Dolly Parton and fellow godfathers of beard maintenance Kris Kristofferson and Gordon Lightfoot.

Over the course of the afternoon, Lisa Ragland will offer a live art demonstration she describes as "reverse plastic surgery" - transforming a clay bust of a young Kenny Rogers into the singer as he looks today.

On stage, Miller and Hooker will join Eve Searles from Swimsuit Edition and Jenny Lute and Aaron Bishara from Wet Darlings for a set of covers under the name Kenny's World Famous Rotisserie Chicken Players. And anyone with Rogers' trademark white beard and backswept mane is invited to step up for a look-alike contest with a cash prize.

According to Hooker, "We have a few contestants already. We went to Rod's Western Palace [last week] and saw several people who look like him."