By: Sam Wagmeister - Nightlife Editor
Rarely have so many celebrities packed a room as they did Tuesday (7/14) evening at the Tropicana Casino’s Laugh Factory. Clint Eastwood and Willie Nelson were there.
Johnny Carson brought Carnac the Magnificent. Jack Lemon was still battling with Walter Matthau and Katherine Hepburn bickered with her On Golden Pond co-star, that “old poop” Henry Fonda. Presidents, singers, actors and actresses paraded across the stage in a nostalgic tribute, but none shown brighter than Rich Little, the comic genius who brought each of the larger-than-lifers to life in his recreations at the premier of his one man retrospective of Little’s own life in show business.
WES WINTERS CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS OF PERFORMANCES IN THE SOUTH POINT HOTEL CASINO AND SPA GRANDVIEW LOUNGE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 25th.
On Saturday, April 25th, entertainer Wes Winters will celebrate four years of performing in the Grandview Lounge at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, where he has presented approximately 400 shows to enthusiastic audiences. The anniversary party begins at 5 p.m. with a meet and greet, and complimentary cake and champagne. A performance by Winters will follow from 6 to 9 p.m.
By: Shaun Leonard
Editor’s Note: For more film and TV thoughts from Shaun, listen to www.isitabicycle.com, with new episodes airing every Friday.
Wake Up Call is a new reality show from TNT about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson helping everyday people who are facing enormous challenges. Each episode chronicles the struggle of a different individual; ordinary people in extraordinary yet relatable situations.
By: Shaun Leonard
Editor's Note: The Vegas Voice is pleased to introduce our newest columnist, Shaun Leonard who will bejoining our entertainment section of our website. For more film and TV thoughts from Shaun, listen to www.isitabicycle.com, with new episodes airing every Friday.
The McCarthys is a new comedy from CBS, and the first lead role for Tyler Ritter, son of sitcom legend John Ritter. The multi-camera sitcom revolves around a sports-obsessed Boston family, and the one son who’d rather be watching The Good Wife with mom.
By: Evan Davis – Entertainment Editor
When I was invited to attend the contemporary musical THE LAST 5 YEARS I said, “why not, that sounds like something different to do on a Saturday night.” Well let me tell you that was one of the best choices I could have made for an evening of entertainment.
THE LAST 5 YEARS premiered off-Broadway in 2002 and received many awards and accolades. Executive producer Dr. Keith Bowman, well known for the “Bowman Center”, named in his honor, at The Smith Center, was able to bring renowned actress/singer Betsy Wolfe and celebrated actor/singer Adam Kantor to the Judy Bayley Theatre for an extended 5 show weekend.
What do I want to be when I grow up? You think about it when you’re perhaps 12, 18, or out of college. And more recently at the age of 60.
I have been in the Travel Industry, since 1976. First with Pan Am World Airways for 12 years, then owning my own Travel Agency for 10 years and currently as a Flight Attendant with Southwest Airlines, since 1997.
But I am not ready to retire quite yet. In addition to being a working Flight Attendant, I am also a stand-up comedian.
It all started as a dare. I had been talking about being a comedian for years, but never had the courage to do it.
Then my good friend, tired of hearing me talk about it, told me that I would never do it. That’s all it took for me to take charge of my destiny.
I started by researching classes for stand-up comedians on the Internet. I ended up taking two (6 week) courses with Don Barnhart, a local successful comedian in Las Vegas.
Since then I have done two comedy showcases, at Rubicon’s and Boomers. I have also done stand-up locally in Las Vegas at “The Beat” Coffeeshop, Wake-Up Coffee, The Crepe Restaurant and now I am hosting my own Comedy Club, Tuesdays at Chi’Cha’Ron’ Sports Cantina at 6 pm.
It’s all so exciting. The opportunities are endless. Remember no one controls your destiny, but you.
By: Dianne Davis
Mamma Mia, the musical built around the music of Abba is delighting fans at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino.
The musical has played in Vegas before, but this is the new improved model. The production runs 2 ½ hours with a 15 minute intermission.
The premise is unique. Sophie is about to marry and wants her father to walk her down the aisle.
By: Sam Wagmeister – Nightlife Editor
Crazy prices for shows on The Strip? Then get off The Strip!
Las Vegans are learning that their dollars go so much further when they go exploring. One of the hottest new places to explore is the new Viva Las Vegas Event Center.
Since its opening 4 months ago, local entertainers have been clamoring to showcase their talents at this state-of-the-art facility. Comfortably appointed both for guests and entertainers, the Night Club (yes, it is a Night Club) has attracted a loyal following of second-timers. Once you go, you’re hooked.
By: Sam Wagmeister, Nightlife Editor
One-by-one they filed into the dining room at Boulder City’s Nevada State Veterans Home. They are the men and women of World War II, Korea and countless “skirmishes” with foreign dictators, autocrats and tyrants where American blood was spilled.
They are the men and women responsible for the Red, White and Blue flying July 4, America’s 238th birthday, 2014.
By: Sam Wagmeister - Nightlife Editor
This is Vegas. They’re all around you and most of us don’t even know it. But then…then…they don the wigs, the makeup and the costumes and suddenly you’re in the presence of the great legends of show business.
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