The Midas of pop music, Barry Manilow, continues to draw big numbers
here. I first met him when he played 88's for Bette Milder at Chicago's
Mr. Kelly's... Critics are raving about "Ali," the flick, which honors a
great gent who continues to give... Insiders are saying that Tony Orlando
is looking for a place...
Celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday, January 8, with the top Elvis
tribute on the "Strip," Graham Patrick as the "King of Rock n' Roll" in
"Legends In Concert" at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino,
center-"Strip." For more than 18 years, "Legends" has topped the
impersonator world with the best Elvis' closing the show twice nightly.
Patrick's amazing looks and swooning voice keeps the ladies screaming
for more. "Legends In Concert," which also features incredible look-
and sound-alike performances of Tom Jones, Madonna, Michael Jackson,
Liberace and more, rocks the Imperial Theatre at 7:30 and 10:30 pm.
nightly, except Sundays. Call (702) 794-3261 for tickets...
Larry Lee, who was the Tropicana's director of entertainment, now
operates Encore Productions (702-739-8803) providing show productions
for hotels and corporations... Vassili Sulich's "Vision in the Desert" is
now on the book shelves...
It was awfully nice of Valley High School graduate Greg Maddux to
participate in the Fletcher Jones Lexus Celebrity Golf Classic providing
help to inner city Las Vegas kids...
A big welcome to Lily's Bistro which just opened at 9350 W. Sahara
(Village Square Shopping Mall) where host Henny and Kim Lok specialize
in European cuisine. The food, which is first cabin, is served
expertly. Kim asked if I remembered her grandfather, Joe Swessel, owner
of Claire's Flowers. I knew him well, a most respectable gent...
If anyone can get the Greek Isles (previously Debbie Reynolds Hotel) to
hum, it's new General Manager Ron Garrett... A new Polish restaurant,
Plonaise, will open late January at Maryland Parkway and Desert
Inn... Congratulations to the Fertitta family on the opening of Green
Valley Ranch Station Hotel and Casino. The opening was staggering and
Have a happy, healthy New Year everyone!
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