Bright Roy Jernigan booked Burt Reynolds into the Orleans for late October as well as two more gigs there in 2003... A new SPLASH opens at the Riviera September 14... Comedian Pat Cooper packed more than 1000 into Texas Station and Sunset Station recently. His opening act is svelte Patricia Prince, who sings up a storm. I wonder when the "Strip" operators will smarten up and book them...
She was tired of the "9-to-5" jobs, so Sherry Gordon took to the stage and now joins "Legends In Concert" at the Imperial Palace as the one and only Dolly Parton. Gordon's resemblance to the country queen is uncanny, but it's her singing and giggle that makes you believe she's just like the real thing. Gordon joins an ever-changing cast of spectacular celebrity tribute stars including Elvis, The Temptations, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, The Blues Brothers and more. Tickets are just $34.50 per person, including tax, tip and two drinks. Dinner and show packages are available. Call (702) 794-3261 for reservations...
Steve Wyrick's magic show adds on 10 p.m. (5 nights) at the Sahara. That's also where the sizzling Charo and her BRAVO show recently changed show times... Anthony Palmisano set for the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy September 11-15... Big Band man Sam Butera shaking it at Santa Fe nightly... Bill Acosta into the Suncoast September 6-8...
Pudgy verbally confirmed for the Gold Coast January 1... Bobby Vinton was sold out at the Orleans and is being rewarded with December 26-29 at that hotel, following Tony Orlando December 16-22... Your writer will guest on Pete Allman's "Vegas Insights" September 13 on KYRK-TV35. He also hosts a show on LA's Cable Radio Network and weekly on KDWN...
A new musical based on the life of Clint Holmes is slated for a world premier September 29 at Chicago's classy Royal George Theatre. Penned by Holmes, it traces his ups and downs that took him from his British roots to being Joan Rivers' sidekick to "Entertainment Tonight" to being a top Vegas entertainer... Did you know that late icon Joe Delaney was a legal eagle in the windy city and he brought jazz to the Mecca for the London House.
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