Friday, February 28, 2014

"Selene Luna's Dog and Pony Show" Trots Off After Downtown Las Vegas Run

Selene Luna opens with jokes on being a "little person" and
getting this gig through "Midget Rentals" 2/22/14 Las Vegas.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Live DVD Taping for Frankie Moreno a Smash Success, Feb. 11, 2014 - Las Vegas Stratosphere

Director Peter Berkow and Frankie Moreno Celebrate Feb. 11, 2014

It was Tuesday February 11, 2014 in Las Vegas. The Showroom at the Stratosphere Hotel (the tallest structure in Las Vegas, Nevada) was the place to be that night, as a call had recently been put out to fans of Frankie Moreno, that he wanted them to show "dressed up and loud" for his upcoming live taping with his amazing high energy band. This is the band that plays Wed. through Sat. shows together. Brother Ricky Moreno gave stamps on hands as people mobbed the entrance and free show, on a non-show night, a Tuesday. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Burlesque and Vaudeville Life with Dirty Martini - An Audio Interview - New York to Las Vegas

Dirty Martini by Ted D Otavio.

Photo of Dirty Martini in Green by Karl Giant

Friday, February 14, 2014

Vintage Vegas Variety Show Coverage of Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 15 [Video]

Viva Las Vegas Car by Cherry Club Inc., 2012.

As we lead up to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 17, 2014 the largest Rockabilly Weekender Party in the world on Easter Weekend in Las Vegas, I wanted to show my audience a lovely bit of coverage with a sweeping overview, and also some up-close brief interviews with artists who appeared at Viva 15. The interviewer? None other than Vegas' own Smokin' Jazz Vocalist and Band Front-Woman Jeanne Brei (pr: brigh) of the "Speakeasy Swingers" star-studded multi-piece band.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ten Things: A Countdown to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 17, 2014

Before the Vintage Bathing Suit Contest at 
Viva Las Vegas 2013 by Frankie Tease

Last year I wrote down a few must-do must-see notes in preparation of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender event, held in Vegas at Orleans Hotel each Easter Weekend for 16 years, (this is the 17th). This year I am keeping up the tradition in a second edition of the column. Right now (2.7.14) the Orleans and sister property Gold Coast rooms are completely sold out. Neighboring Palms or Rio may still have rooms, and I bet you can still get a room at the Tropicana who has a great pool and provides a straight shot down Tropicana to the Orleans where Viva is being held. Whether you come for Thursday through Sunday or just Saturday, here are things I believe are important to you my vintage set and regular folks in ole Vegas.