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Terry Schilling on Defeating a Gender-Bending Republican
"Terry Schilling. I spent a whole week with Terry in Las Vegas, but we were not doing what you might think we would be doing in Las Vegas, right, Terry. We were reading old books and talking about philosophy. It was with the great Claremont institute. It was in Vegas, I guess, because it was the only place they could find on the West Coast that would be open and actually has the hotel capacity, but Terry Schilling runs a phenomenal organization that everyone needs to get behind, and they do such a great job. And American principles project and they also have a pack and Terry, you have a great article out defeating this gender bending Republican will help protect American women nationwide, walk us through it. Well, Charlie, for the last several years, we've seen the Republican Party completely acquiesce to the LGBT movement. They started with getting Republicans to support the equality act, which just for your viewers and listeners. It would put sexual orientation into gender and gender identity into civil rights law. It's a total nightmare. Men and girls showers, men and women sports, men and women's prisons. It's a total nightmare. Well, along the way, the Republicans who are soft on this stuff came up with a quote unquote compromise bill. And it's called the fairness for all acts. And they say that they have religious freedom protections in it. So what we wanted to do this year is make politicians Republicans pay a price for supporting this law. And Nancy mace is one of the last Republicans on this bill. Charlie, we've actually, this bill is so extreme that we've actually gotten more moderate members off of this bill. Good. Claudia tenney is off of it. There are several others I'm just blanking on them right now. But we've gotten 5 members of Congress off of this bill, including at least stefanik. That's the highest profile Republicans gotten on off of it. But Nancy mace is still on him. In this bill would put men and women's prisons, men and women's sports, it would put men and women's locker rooms. The whole shebang. And we
Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings
"From chapels of love to heartbreak hotels that may be the fate of some Las Vegas businesses because of a licensing issue Heartbreak hotel runs Elvis has indeed left the building at least at the edifice in question is one of those chapels in Las Vegas that do weddings featuring the likeness of the late rockstar the licensing company that controls Elvis Presley's name and image has declared it a sin for any sin city operator to use elves in its ceremonies The Vegas review journal reports authentic brands group sent cease and desist letters to multiple chapels and they are expected to comply as you might expect those who until now anyway were in the Elvis
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler voluntarily enters rehab after relapse
"'cause even when I dream of Steven Tyler his band Aerosmith and their fans will all have to miss their June in July residency dates in Las Vegas the absence will give Tyler a chance to head back to rehab the band's Instagram account notes that Tyler has worked on his sobriety for many years but has had a relapse The statement says it was the pain meds that he was prescribed after recent foot surgery that led to the relapse the band notes that Tyler went into rehab on his own rather than requiring an intervention and in their post Aerosmith says they hoped to resume performing again in September
One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis
"A celebrity couple has tied the knot in marriage again for the third time Courtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have said their ideas but only two of the three counted The first time they said their vows in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator doing the honors but it wasn't valid because they didn't have a license They call that one a practice marriage The second was more of a family affair and Southern California this time with the proper paperwork and they kept it off over the weekend in Italy their Instagram post showed the reality TV show star in the blink one 82 drummer standing on an altar with the caption happily ever after and another facing the audience with the caption introducing mister and misses Barker I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
School Board Shuts Down Mom for Reading Daughter's Assignment Verbatim
"Las Vegas Nevada Clark county school board meeting A mother gets up she says I want to read to you an assignment You gave my 15 year old daughter And it's so pornographic that the school board shuts her down Cut 15 hat tip libs liberals of TikTok Go I'm going to read you an assignment given to my 15 year old daughter at a local high school This will be horrifying for me to read to you but that will give you perspective on how she must have felt when her teacher required her to memorize this and to act it out in front of her entire class I don't love you It's not you It's just I don't like your case I cheated Joe I'm sorry This is the propaganda I don't thank you so much for your thank you for your comment forgive me We're not using profanity That's relevant Okay This required my daughter to read memorize this and read this pornographic material Excuse me please don't engage with the audience So please continue your public comment your time is you've got one minute and 19 seconds I ask you simply this is a public meeting I asked for decorum And I'm asking doctor jara thank you so much doctor jar If you don't want me to read it to you what was that like for my 15 year old daughter to have to memorize pornographic material and Memorize it and Butch
Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting
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Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage
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Vegas Strip resort surprises 5,400 workers with $5K bonuses
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Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob's time in Las Vegas
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Dinesh Reveals Different Ways to See and Share '2000 Mules'
"It's so exciting with the movie right around the corner, basically next week is our premiere week. And I kind of want to go over some ways in which you can watch the movie. And I also hope that you'll help us get the word out about the movie. Remember, we're releasing this movie in a very novel way because we're in an age of censorship. And so the normal places that I put movies, which as you find them in Apple, iTunes, and Amazon Prime, no. This movie is not going to be available in those ways. Now, it is in limited theater is 300 or so theaters, and you can go to the website 2000 meals dot com, put in your state, it'll tell you the theater is now a lot of our theaters are filling up really fast. So if you want to see this movie in the theater, kind of act now. But don't be disappointed if you can't because we might do another one day theatrical, a little later in the month. And moreover, there is a virtual premiere, a virtual premiere is basically an in home premiere. So what do you do? You basically buy a ticket, you have sent an access code, you log in, you click on the access code, and this is all happening on Saturday, may 7th. At 8 p.m. eastern. And it's fantastic. There'll be an introductory program W is actually going to sing live. Then we're going to show the movie, and then there's a live Q&A with some of the key figures in the movie. So this is actually a full program and exciting program out of a magnificent 360° round studio in Las Vegas. We'll be there in person. You'll be watching online, and it's for the same price as a movie ticket. It's a fantastic deal. So if you go on the website just so you'll see the little tab for virtual premiere, click on that. By the way, a small number of people can be there in person. It's more expensive, but if you feel like going to Las Vegas that weekend, this is not this weekend, but next weekend, then you can come in
Dinesh D'Souza Describes the Upcoming Virtual Premiere of '2000 Mules'
"We're talking to dinesh d'souza, the film is 2000 mules. You can go to 2000 mules dot com, find out where it's playing near you. There will be on the fourth, a premiere at Mar-a-Lago. I have the privilege to be there and also a virtual premiere on the 7th of May in Las Vegas. Tell us a little bit about that. Well, that's important because we have a limited theatrical release. It's 300 theaters just two days, may 2nd and may 4th at the 7 p.m. showing. So there's going to be some people who won't find a theater near them. Well, the good news is on Saturday May 7th, you can essentially buy a ticket on the website and log in. It's kind of like a Zoom call. You'll be able to be part of this great event in Las Vegas. There's a program that's going on in the film will be screened and then there's a live Q&A to follow and all of that for the same price as buying a movie ticket. So it's a great deal. It's the virtual premiere. You'll find a tab about it on the website. Check it out. And that will enable anyone in the country to see the movie on May 7th. And then it will also, by the way, be available after that for digital download on Salem now dot com and on the rumble owned platform called locals. Notice Eric, we're putting it on uncan syllable platforms where the left and take it
Buy Your Ticket for Dinesh's New Film '2000 Mules'
"Guys, the movie 2000 mules is ready. It's being closed out. It's being put into the system and it's super exciting. I want you to know that you can start buying tickets now. Go to the website. It's 2000 mules dot com, so these are the different ways you can watch this movie. One is in theaters. It's in 275 theaters on two nights. Monday, this is may second, or Wednesday, may 4th, 7 p.m. showing. And all those theaters are up on the website. You can search it by state. You can buy your ticket and saw your set to go. You can see it in the theater, but not everyone will be able to see it that way because we don't have theaters all over the country, although we have a lot of them. The second way to see it is the virtual premiere. This is out of a magnificent theater in Las Vegas, it's live, it's going to be on Saturday, may 7th. Saturday, may 7th, and the what you do is you sort of you've got to buy a ticket. You'll give it an access code, you log in. There'll be an opening program. You'll be able to watch the movie as if you're sitting in the theater, and there's a live Q&A with some of the key people in the movie occurring right afterwards. So this is a great way that anyone can see the movie by buying a ticket to the virtual premiere on Saturday May 7th. And that's also details are up on the website. There's a small number of VIP tickets for people who want to be physically present in the theater in Las Vegas. You can also pre order a DVD for the movie and there's a link to do that and there's also some pretty good bulk rates if you want to buy a bunch of DVDs to share with friends. That's a great way to get the message
A Friend Turns $2,000 to $39,000 Over Masters Tournament
"Big masters weekend, what's his name scheffler? I had a friend what's his name? Scheffler? Scott scheffler. And I think he's from Texas. I know my friend Joey hutson loves watching golf. And this young golfer, what is he 25? And just stormed through Augusta. I've got a friend who said, and I'm not a gambler. But my friend, I think, is pretty sophisticated when it comes to wagering. He said, a week ago, bet scheffler, I was at in Las Vegas last week, and you could bet on whether it's going to rain or not the next day, I think in Vegas. I mean, they'll take a bet on everything. He said, go bet scheffler. And not being a gambler, I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know how to bet. What do you just go up to the window and say that? I'm scheffler. Well, he did. His $2000 bet was worth 39,000 dollars. And why didn't I listen to him? Even about a $100 in. Anyway, interesting story about Tiger. He was trying to roar back, but the masters gives me such a feeling of hope for things to come. It's spring, new beginnings,
What the Democrats' 2022 Election Spending Tells Us
"The political cognitive shanty the insiders have already begun to read the tea leaves on the 2022 election. And one of the journals that is very good in doing this is the national journal. When I was in D.C. many years ago, national journal was mandatory reading, I'm not so much into the inside baseball of day to today politics, so I don't read it anymore, but I spotted an interesting article online Josh crush hour writing about how the Democrats had the Democrats are thinking about the 2022 election. And what crush hour does is he looks at one of the biggest democratic super PACS, which is putting a $100 million into the Democratic Party for the 2022 election. And but the interesting question is, how are they spending and where are they spending? Because when they put a lot of money on a race, it tells you something. It tells you that they know something about that race and this is why they're spending a lot to fight it out. So crush are actually begins by talking about Las Vegas. And he's talking about the city of Las Vegas. Now, the Democrats just did some redistricting in Nevada. And you would think that as a result of the redistricting, they would have protected the three urban seats in Las Vegas. And those seats would be safe. So you wouldn't need to spend a whole lot of money on them, but no, out of the $100 million 11.6 million is going to try to protect three democratic incumbents in inner city Las Vegas and what this means is that the Democrats are worried that Dina Titus Lee and Steven horsford are all going to be swept out of office. This is in a place that Joe Biden won well he won Nevada, but he also won Las Vegas and but he won it closely. And so the point is that this is a sign that the Democrats are not looking good. Even in places where they should be, I should be
The Pandemic Is Over
"I kid you not, they're still wearing masks outside. It's the strangest environment to go from New York to a place like Las Vegas, which I've done. I'm a Florida resident. It's the craziest wackiest thing to go from Florida to New York. Florida? Occasionally people have a mask on? We should respect that. We don't know what their story is. They want to be careful. Fine. Leave them alone. But you better leave alone the majority of people who say the pandemic is done. And I'm saying it today, I don't give a rat's rear end if I get canceled if they suspend me from YouTube or whatever they do. I don't care. It's over. It's over. And when you see the way Las Vegas and Texas and Florida and South Carolina, when you see normal places where people are interacting without masks, it's because they know we might get this thing? And guess what? It's going to be fine. And do people who live their lives and roll the dice and maybe have a terrible time with COVID and maybe even die. Just like I'm sorry for somebody who dies of cancer, somebody who dies of the flu, it happens, somebody who dies of any disease, my heart goes out to them, but I'm going to declare to you right here and right now, and I feel this way after living normally in Las Vegas for four days or whatever it was three days. The pandemic is done.
Mike Gallagher Celebrates Early Birthday in Las Vegas
"But after the long weekend I had in Las Vegas, Las Vegas to sort of celebrate my birthday with some dear Friends of mine. A little early birthday by a couple of days. And let's not talk about my birthday. I hate my birthday. I hate birthdays in general. I get in trouble because I forget my Friends. I forget my family. To me, I remember years ago, Eric Hansen, who's been my loyal operations manager for over two decades, used to take his birthday off. And I thought that was the craziest thing how anybody would take a day off for their birthday as an adult. Now if you're 14, I don't know, but people take birthdays very seriously. I dread them because it is a reminder of my grim march to the grave. I don't feel almost 62. Some days I feel 80, some days I feel 29. So good friends of mine, peg and Joey Hudson said, let's go to Vegas. We'll see Lionel Richie. And while we're there, let's carry Underwood. She was great Friday night, Lionel Richie, not so much because he canceled as we showed up to see his performance, which is something that would have been like a bucket list. Can you imagine seeing Lionel Richie in concert? He had a bad back. I literally said to the guy blocking the entrance when being told that Lionel Richie had a bad back, what? He can't sing with a bad back. What's in his back four to sing? I did shows in a hurt with a hernia. I did radio shows in my bed. I didn't say all that to him, but you know me. I'm selfish, and I'm impatient. And I'm instant gratification, and I wanted to see Lionel Richie, but we still had a great weekend, stayed at the Trump international hotel, great story from the Trump hotel, places packed, beautiful hotel, the Trump store, they can't keep Trump merchandise on the shelves. The lady told me as soon as they ship it in in the morning, it's gone by the end of the day. I would t-shirts, baseball caps, Trump golf balls, Trump paperweights, and people, you know, I'm sorry. Americans love the guy. And Americans are ready for a return to normalcy. Not just politically, but I've got to address this. I got to address how different Vegas is from so many other places, New Yorkers would faint. At how people in Las Vegas behave.
Staying at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas
"I want to report to you what I witnessed over the weekend in Las Vegas. At the Trump international hotel, which is where we stayed. Beautiful hotel incidentally, and if you get if you go to Vegas and you're a little bit overwhelmed by all of the people in the noise and the buzz and the activity, the Trump hotel is just a block or so off the strip. It's not right on the strip. And it's a whole, it's kind of a different environment. It's very classy. It's very elegant. Beautiful spot, beautiful facility. And it's packed. I mean, people love the hotel. And I was thinking about that. I was thinking about the dynamic of people who stay at the hotel. Because I guarantee there are plenty of people who would never stay at a Trump hotel. Now I've stayed in two in the last few weeks. I stayed at the Trump hotel in Chicago a few weeks ago and at the Trump hotel in Vegas. Happily, and I was with happy like minded people because there's a different vibe to people who are willing to stay at a Trump property. And in the Trump international hotel in Las Vegas, they have the Trump store. Off the lobby. And it's packed with people who, like me, are lined up to buy Trump merchandise. Trump hats, golf shirts, t-shirts, everything. Umbrellas golf balls. Paperweights. It was unbelievable to watch folks like me, literally clear off the clear out the shelves. The lady told me we got a shipment of merchandise in the morning. It's gone by the end of the day. They can't keep it in stock.
Are Americans Ready to Drive Electric Vehicles?
"Vehicle. Now, a quick note about electric vehicles. And I've been wanting to talk about this for a while. I'm seeing almost all auto manufacturers are getting into the electric vehicle game right now. And some of them are 35, $40,000. I mean, it's not cheap. It's not inexpensive, but if you're looking for a new car, that's probably what you're in the market to pay for a new car of any kind. And I mean, I think you can get into a Tesla for 40 or $45,000. Again, not a walk in the park for a lot of people who are struggling to make ends meet. But what that would feel like right now to not have to gas up at the tank. At the pump. That must be an incredible feeling. I wonder if Americans are ready. I mean, I think this past year, 10% of all new vehicles purchased were electric vehicles. I rented an electric vehicle in Las Vegas a couple of months ago. I had more fun driving that car than any car I've ever driven in my life. And I don't like to even give you the brand because I don't want to endorse an auto manufacturer of any kind unless they're paying for the endorsement. I'm funny that way. I've got millions of people who listen every week. It costs to advertise and we get our listen, we get our advertisers, great results. That's why they keep advertising. But it's a lot of fun to drive one. They can be a blast.
"las vegas" Discussed on POLITICO Dispatch
"Presented by at and t. I met phil janes. Because i was actually in an uber going to another interview and i just drove past the union hall and it was the local entertainment union and i thought they'd be good people to talk to for the story while i was out in las vegas I emailed the union. And he got back to me right away and his personal cell phone and just said hey. Megan i'd be happy to meet you anytime. That's megan casella. Who just reported story for politico magazine. About how las vegas is trying to come back from kovin and the guy. She's talking about phil..
"las vegas" Discussed on The Big Ones
"Welcome to play. I'm maria i'm amanda each week on vacation. Maria and i plan rival fantasy vacations to the same location. And you decide on whose trip you'd rather take. It's so sad it just might be fun. Hello everyone i'm back. I heard namibia was a wild ride. It that it was that it was We missed you. Or so glad. You had such a wonderful time in hawaii. What a beautiful location for a actual vacation it was. I had a great time. Thank you and of course if you want to know who. Namibia listened to last friday's unpacking episode. So amanda today. We're going to place that we've both been to. We both love. We've actually been together Do and that's las vegas nevada. I was excited about this. I grew up going to vegas. I don't get out there as much these days. What with the pandemic at all but even though it did seem to open up quite early i grew up going to vegas as well. We both grew up in southern california. So it's it's a great weekend getaway played. Yeah it's it's a place where you can see. There's a lot to do. You can go big or you can go home. That's it's also because we did grow up going you know. It is a place where kids can go. I know people say sin city but you know it's it's a kids playground to. I'll have you know that will. Yeah the excalibur and their underground amusement park. I didn't know about that. I think that's right. We never got to stay at the excalibur. Too expensive at my cousins would stay there and we would go. Yup i'm looking at up now the excalibur which is the big castle. Themed hotel has a family entertainment center. Maybe amusement park is a little bit generous. Well we we stayed at treasure island ones and they have a whole. They have a whole water. Show a whole a whole pirate show. It's so much fun. We never did. Treasure island we would do circus circus or the tropicana classic. Yeah they are classic classic vegas so this is gonna be exciting so to remind you guys of what our trip. What our trips are going to consist of. I got an extreme comfort budget which was two hundred and fifty dollars to six hundred and fifty dollars a night. I'm going on a girl's trip in within my my trip i have to meet a stranger with the secret and amanda what what have you got up your sleep. Yeah so i'm traveling extreme comfort. I'm on a honeymoon. And i have to take a day trip while and i'll have you guys know that that's actually. That's actually a gift because there's so much cool stuff to do around vegas like this little pocket in the desert. There's a lot to do. There's there's the the hoover dam. There's like little old west towns. There's just there's like art installations there's tons to do Do you didn't say what i picked but Well why don't we just dive right and and head to las vegas baby. Light to megan are just over one hour. The perfect amount of time to down three to and four cocktails. You've gotta get old navy dot com as often. You have seen it on. Tv or in movie. Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of las vegas. The skyline is hyper reality. A mo- launch a milan and of the statue of liberty. The eiffel tower and appear amid heat is said. This sounds like something. I would have written sixth grade. Yeah make my trip to vegas. Yes it is a sense it is sensory overload that can reduce you tour two hapless. Tears fits of giggles. Well this this manic but in the spaces between the visual madness. There's a bit of something for everyone whether you want a wild party or do something in between i guess is designed to keep you entertained. Satisfied satiated distracted from the real world outside. Its glittering borders. Once an outpost of cheap buffets and barely edible prime rib specials. Las vegas is now an epicure ian destination it sure is lonely planet dot com rights. And a waste of indulgence in the desert. Vegas seduction have nodded the strip. Shimer's of promised like all mirages though in reality it doesn't really reflect the veneer in this twenty four seven people with a little too crazy. I've like i. We've read like six or whatever these are the these ones sound like people like said. Forget it i'm throwing it all. I'm putting it all in okay. This is actually grows the wise and well informed. However that's you will venture off the strip to experience the spectacular scenic beauty surrounding las vegas forged by tectonics carved by the wind and baked by the desert sun bass canyons and play epic mountains and alpine forest beckon you to trade humanities distractions for nature's warm. Embrace i actually disagree. And by the way i want the cheap buffets and barely edible prime rib when i go to vegas. This is why placate has to have our own travel website and we have to be the voice of the new generation. The new traveller's travel and leisure dot com says. Las vegas is one of the most visited and celebrated destinations in the united states. In sin city doesn't turn off. We know crowds gather all year for twenty four seven access to fund whether visiting las vegas for a bachelor et party trade convention or just taking in the gambling food shows and party scene. Everyone is here to have a good time but before you brush up on your blackjack skills and book a table at nobu think carefully about the best time of year to visit las vegas prices. Crowds and weather vary from month to month now. I was shocked that that is so true about prices. True so true. I'm gonna tell you right now. My trip is happening in november. And if you guys want the best deals. Get your ass to vegas in october november and i honestly who cares about whether like summer i think early summer probably nice late spring early. Summer is probably peak time to go. It gets way too hot late summer. Early fall in california. Like you're going to be in september like let me check the vegas weather right now and just see what we're looking at because my trip also is going to be more like october. Okay so vegas right now. Is like one hundred and eight degrees. Who cares you're insein most the time and if you're not you're by pool yeah pool drinking one of those bud lights in like the tin you know. They're like those tin bottles. You see everyone drinking them in the pool. Yeah okay so. Maria are you ready to play. -cation i sure am okay. So my -plication universe again. This week is pretty sincere trip. I'm calling it a amandas. High low vegas honeymoon. So i actually vegas. It'd be a really fun place to take a honeymoon. My personal life. My husband matt does not love vegas. Okay and it. Frustrates me frustrates me. When he says this. Because we've done we've went to vegas. I think together twice. The first time was four. A lund family reunion which i thought was a blast. But so i don't know why he saying he didn't like it and we you know. I think we saw a show that my family would.
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"Like i go to gym. Every other shower is blocked off so when you go into a shower you know twice as many people have used it. This really backward logic. The way i look at it. Tell me about the old man and how He saw this whole thing develop. I wonder i've often wondered how he fit into the general plan for the show in the first place while he thought it was the craziest stupid thing ever. So it's right around seven we think right around seventy different production companies. I had And the last one was left beal pictures. And i remember telling him. Have you gotta come in saturday. So they could build this this israel and he looks at me he goes rick. You're never going to get a bleeding television show. It's just not going to baghdad becoming. Could you have done it without him. Could you've made the show without him. He was he was the rockstar every he was he was the grumpy old band. That everybody loves I used to joke around if he's not complaining. He's not happy Did he like the success. did he like being well. He loved it absolutely loved it. He had a. He added absolute baldur. Kelly clinton homes clinton homes and i played namedrop game. Larry larry bird is a third cousin of mine. What no no. Absolutely not i. Just that's sub. We would've known over the years spread to drop names. Should said michael cooper sorry. That's beyond kurt rambis. Yeah my my hobo roomba kerb-bound rabbits and i were roommates twenty years ago. That's a long story. Is you know patrick. Hughes the outgoing president and ceo of the fremont street experience explains why he decided to leave las vegas unexpectedly after much success at the c. And before then the old resort at summerlin those had a problem with the title is president and ceo why people have to titles but outgoing. That's the first time i've heard that. Yeah going president and ceo altogether. But you run you run the show literally we know that and i have done for the last four and a half years. It's been an incredible experience really has and we become accomplished a lot in the last four and a half years and no time like the present for a change There's no pressure to go anywhere. There's no offer to go anywhere and this is a life decision. No offer offer as of today but not for anything like that. I have the last few times have been back to ireland to see. My family always wanted to stay longer but work always brings me back so this really is decision to go and spend time with family for a couple of months and take that time and then reassess and figure out what's next in life who is a family well primarily my parents and they're still there and very fortunate to have to have my parents around this long and not in the best of health. But it's not just a good time to go and spend some time with them. Never had a left there when i was nineteen. The country was in the middle of a depression where we're now could to come back for that. Ten post where we now so so i left yo at the age of nineteen was no future at the time and we all had to leave a to find jobs and i fell into the gaming industry dealing cards in casinos. And that's how. I ended up in vegas las vegas twenty five years ago in car dealer. Ats i started dating boettger. Where we're nam. oh well in dublin. I and ironically. I started dealing cards with a very good friend of benny billions of all of seriously. Jn las vegas legend complete complete. Full life cycle right to end up here as your officers right. Nick moore practicing next door to absolute and dio so ice. I've seen pictures of benny binion. Rogers was the guy who was the biggest legal bookie in ireland at the time and he ended up you. He's he's he's he's known for keeping the international poker scene alive and back in the day so he and benny connected back in the day over or poker table of course and them. So yeah to be part of this in las vegas and downtown fremont street and and knowing that binion's there absolutely is a full knife saigon an incredible. I could never have dreamed this. Did you work at horseshoe. And they'll say. What was your first vegas job. Boulder station okay. Hold a station had just opened. Am i think in ninety four. I arrived here. Ninety five then went and opened up new york new york. Okay um was there. For a couple of years. Opened up the resort at summerlin which Was there for fourteen years. I think i was living out there when it opened. Yeah so so that place. I resorted someone region las vegas. These are all the names of that property and then rampart casino was part of the group and the created an rampart casino and ended up being the general manager of the place for the last two years. Okay that i was there when you entered. What were you doing when you entered that. Property pit manager. Okay yeah you came up the ladder through the dealing manager their energy. I'm correct of that of that property. I one in summerlin it was. I never forget it. I have some dates for you. June fifteenth ninety nine is wanted to open rain komo fo remember how bad it was. Flooding in the entrance of leading base was a teabag. Was it was. It was nuts. We're so happy up there. Living up there to have a casino we were happy to trudge through our waiter said if we had to and an aging ourselves. Now cats moved to las vegas about three years before they go that open. It was a big time. Yeah it was a big deal to have a casino in your neighborhood. You know you could just practically walk to the into. It was a trip except for The casino cage was held up a couple of times and it took matra quite a while to find the pie. Has an alibi buffet. As someone somewhere in the casino you didn't know where the cage was did. And so that was ninety nine ended up as a running the place for for the final two years of under management agreement and then the The the group that was working with was cannery casino. Bill woman. Bill police I really credit them with with teaching me About las vegas and and how do the right thing and absolute mentors unbelievable incredible individuals. Then they transferred me over to the county north las vegas in iran that place for four years another unique position for hotel casino the only one ever also and again incredible experience and then then the opportunity came along at the fremont street. Experience and expressed an interest and. Hbo's me numbly but again. The city is offering so many incredible opportunities. It's taught me so much as an individual as a.
"las vegas" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"I'm on the prowl indeed welcome to podcasts. This is cats John, Castle Amita, the Las Vegas Review Journal by columnist called Cats fittingly enough find it on page three A. Everyday online all the time my guest. This week is an Italian Siren and multi-language singer who has made a mark in Las Vegas in a short period of time she hosts her own singing interview and cooking shows on facebook live. She's appeared on her own special on PBS and she happens to have been a last headliner Myers Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center she is Jada Valenti. How're you doing today? Would you I'm good. Now we've we've talked about doing this for quite a while. So I'm glad we finally got done when we first started talking about this you you didn't have your your facebook feifdom going at all. So I congratulate you in advance for making a such an effective use out of that platform you seem pretty happy doing doing your facebook stuff. It makes me happy because at least I have something to we are not performing anywhere and imports so much joy to many people I create new friendships among people that are I don't know in South Africa. Australia England they communicate with each other during the life which I think is pretty they talk hey, what are you gonNa like I'm not in there but Eat Eucharist Sanjoy, and actually being my inspiration you started to go live and I remember that too. You're talking and people were chewing up about seeing you there and I remember one day you said something that covid nineteen has a better person because we knew who has Jordan this busy the men in town, and then suddenly you time for your family Even for me I remember talking to you every day. I miss that John. It was the point was that when I was visiting my family in Idaho that you suddenly you're back in your original incarnation, you're the sun, the brother, the the. brother-in-law the uncle, the grandson you know, and that's where you are. That's where you are when when they take your costume away. So that was the point of it, but you know I mix it up pretty well, bit of Yeah I I've been interviewing so many people I'd be interviewing you and to Nelson many things about you and so many of my friends the normally I never had the time because I was always busy without saying to spend give attention to them. I've known that I mean. The is a is a beautiful world. There are so many great people out there and I think covid nineteen, slowdown, the world. So we we had more time for us for one full discover friends family I talked to my family normally I talked to my mom and dad every day. But now, I get to talk to other friends and family members in Italy because they know I'm home they are home. So I can hide behind nothing. Yes. Sorry. I'm busy now. I. Get this where I ask somebody if they can you know be interviewed or do something like, Hey, how your free Monday at two pm the answers usually been g let me check my schedule Yes. How many hours do you need? You talked about your family in Italy. You're originally from Venice as you've spoken of many times. Why did you? When did you move to Las Vegas? First of all, let's put the time stamp on what brought you to this city in the first place being Venice. Las Vegas would say here ago. I came I lived in New York City before before that I lived in La for two years and before that at least eleven years in New York City. So I moved from and before that Nancy them then London. So I've been like a gypsy, my whole life. But what brought me to Las Vegas is is been like a coincidence. You know had these special that films in two, thousand, fifteen and Two Thousand Sixteen around the United States and even though he was a national project. So Ola, he started from Washington every PBS stations around the United States. They have three, hundred, eighty, five of them. They can back it won't cost a show or not. So it Evans that I ninety five of them started broadcast in in two years time and so in every time I was going to a city for alive appearances on PBS. Dan Few months later counter. So Chicago your and actually Las Vegas was the one that was rejecting the shell I mean you were just saying We have so many are diesel. Let's wait for her a lot of in Las Vegas on PBS. A. Molly said because I don't gamble and I don't drink. So I was always on day when I'm going through, Vegas is going to be for business. So I'm going to be performing there. So I I never had put Las Vegas on the list of things places I wanted to go and visit, and then suddenly at the end of the two, here's traveling around the United States Las Vegas finally said, yes, we want to have their from his love which out of Atlanta sorry I came here a remember I did the the vision that studio PBS Studio. visit. To get a win myron actually from this needs Martin and it was pure coincidence. I didn't know nothing about Vegas, beside the Strip and that night the phone started to ring like crazy people were pledging for tickets for my council three months later at the Smith Center shovels. Wow this is quite great. The program was over and the phone was still wringing Yummy by now I said, let me go insane the people because these people are so nice. I pick up the phone and by Quainton UH spoke with this woman Irene it's a name and she invited me to talent American club. I said, okay why not the two strangers at Madison are bad can you be? So I win there there I met Dennis Bono everybody was so welcome in I started from la every month and I fell in love with Vegas the reason that's why I'm year now is because Vegas is beautiful place the. Basin you one of them I mean I lived in New York for eleven years, I met so many entertainment reporters. There are more superstar than stars, themselves and you for instance, you're part of the community. You talk to every person that WANNA share conversation with you. I think Vegas is a special place is really the entertainment. What did they call it? The the capital entertainments or the entertainment capital world and I think it is that what we call up? And? Sometimes some other vegas mindset don't say too much about a beautiful because everybody's moving here. So we should just say. Too Much? I'm always curious about people from outside Las Vegas think of Las Vegas and when I've traveled overseas at including Italy including your home town I'm always interested in what the natives and other overseas think of the city growing up in Venezuela, the of opinion European opinion of those around you about Las Vegas what? For me was is the Strip for the all over the world in Italy for has dream to come. To. Vegas. Vegas is gambles..
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"Hello Everyone John Cats Lameda here coming to you with a little bonus content for the week. I want to introduce you to brand new podcast from the Review Journal. All Bob up. It's a podcast. All about the rise and fall of the mob in Las. Vegas told through. Wiretap recordings are audio and interviews with FBI agents politicians journalists and even ex-mob associates. Here's a sneak. Peek of the PODCAST. If you like what you hear. The first two episodes are available right now. If you search bobbed up forever you listen to podcasts. Las Vegas was better off when it was run by the mob. If you've spent some time in Vegas you've heard it before and if you live in Vegas you hear it all the time. The city was better when the mob had a stranglehold on its biggest business. Its Lifeblood when the Las Vegas Strip was largely mobbed up and crime families from all over the country New York Los Angeles Kansas City Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago at a tight grip on the flow of cash from any of the casinos. The people who say that the mob was that Las Vegas was better in those mob days. They missed the COPS. This is retired reporter and columnist gene and Morrison who wrote for the Las Vegas Review Journal for nearly four decades locals went to the hotels and were treated very nicely as locals and they got. They got lots of calm and they didn't have to pay for food drink or shows and people took care of them. They felt they felt like the town likes them. Oftentimes when people say they miss the mob days and it's because they're nostalgic for a time when Las Vegas was smaller when there was less traffic when you be greeted by name walking into a casino. They missed the free flowing. Booze Com shows free parking and buck ninety nine buffets. They miss things like Pie night. Which will get back to in a second to this day when people ask me where. I'm from an say Las Vegas you get the look. The voice. You're hearing belongs to Stan Hunterston. We moved to Las Vegas the late seventies to prosecute the mob as a special attorney with the US Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force. When I sat down with Stan you told me about a late. Uncle of his would often say to him. The town was better off when the mob ran. Stance has his uncle had a fair perspective. One based on his experience living in Las Vegas during the mob days He and his wife would go to pine night which they would have an show rooms once a week once a month. Something like that where you could go to show and see the main act and get pie and coffee for a dollar five dollars. Something like that finite as far as I know no longer exists and you know what that sucks pint sounds great and if that was your only experience with the mob in make sense you'd be nostalgic for the mob days but standpoint out in more ways than one not. Everyone in Vegas got to enjoy their slice of the PIE. That of course leaves of the the murders. The fact acted mafia obviously wasn't paying taxes on its share of the hall and the idea that the city was better off when the mob was running the show. Well it's not a point of view held by everyone who was around back then. It's held by people who I we're not killed but I've been offier didn't have a family member who.
"las vegas" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"Ben Breen on Boorda's Co host. The lineup future such pioneer performers. Sonny Charles Bob Anderson Homes Kelly Clinton Homes Gerry. Lopez Lucia. Tina Walsh and only Davidge also to appear are such headliners as Frankie Cinta Antonio Fargo Landsberg George Wallace Bubble night of Gladys Knight and the pips and Berl son Aaron Broadway neighborhood standard. Tory Russell is also appearing on the broadcast as is yours truly in support of his longtime friend Earl Turner. We are here this week with the Great Earl Turner. Earl is always a pleasure to be around you to talk to you. Thank you for for being with me this week. How are you feeling? Or How's everything going? I'm feeling good. Thank you so much for having me John. It's always a pleasure to talk to you to hang with you. It's just always a lot fush. We've known each other for quite some time and I want to start with the with the the first time I saw you. 'cause it's one of my favorite stories ever in Las Vegas. It was when you were at the Rio and it was the. I think it was called the Rio Bombo Lounge. Yup they're ninety nine and I was going there to see to see the then recently opened a Voodoo Lounge cafe upstairs. I was walking across the casino and I heard this energy and I felt this power coming from the casino floor to the off to the side. Where right now is the is a sportsbook and kind of the elmer gorilla thing in that area and I went over there and I saw people who were sitting at slot machines who were dressed up outside this lounge right. They were there a night out and they were sitting machines and not playing them. And I heard this sound blasting out of this room and I went in at the entrance of it and it was packed with people dressed up and having a time in the middle of this thing under a light was earl turner in a canary yellow suit. As I remember way and you remember that throwing it down dude and I was like what I have I walked into it was like a it was like the energy that just suck me and I looked around and people were having a blast and I'm like I don't know who this guy is exactly but I need to get to know him. I thought feeling I'M GONNA be writing about him saving and sure enough so there you go. That was a nine. You've been in Las Vegas. I think can hear what yeah loud. You remember those days. Why Ever Las Vegas to man? That really wasn't from Las Vegas. I don't know whether I would call it the beginning of the end sure. It's IT'S BEGINNING OF THE END. Of the lounges as we knew them Historically from LAS VEGAS. Yeah where they were The place to go to place to be to see Some really really really good entertainment That's not to say that we don't have great. Entertainment allows but the idea of the lounges has been kinda overshadowed by now the nightclubs and it's it's a different. It's a different time but those those days man you went to the casinos and You checked out what was going on. In the lounges. As much as you did the showrooms there were going to be entertainers in their even at their all. And you're going to have a good time. It was. It was certainly a destination experience. And I know that you were able to to break from your Earlier gigs at during your sets to go see other performers along astronomer or lounge and small venue institutions. People Checkmate's I think we were invented that time interesting. That you mentioned the Voodoo Voodoo had been open for a little while a guy by the name of Jimmy Hopper Was Holding Court up there. Okay and what? How many floors up was that? Was that a ticket was a fifty fifty. First and fifty second floors the restaurants underneath. And then the the lounges on top. I think those are the floor. Fifty fifty one fifty two Night and at this time the the Rio was owned by a very predominant builder in Las Vegas by the name of Twenty Mar. Now the gentleman who was the president or general manager of the Rio at that time. was a guy named John Lip quits. They had hired me to come to the real There were there. Were two sort of stipulations that John had was that he wanted to make sure that I had a sax player and to he wanted me to cross market with Jimmy Hopper on the weekends on every other weekend Jimmy and I would alternate going to each other's lounge and doing a song or two with each other every weekend but you gotta understand something. The weekends at the Rio were unbelievable. Imagine the Strip on New Year's Eve okay That's what the inside of the Rio was like. At that time every weekend showed the shoulder literally. I had to be taken with security through back ways through the back of House. entrances and exits to get up stairs to the fifty second floor. Why because it was impossible for me to get from my Riobamba Lounge to the masquerade area of the casinos impossible. That's how literally shoulder to shoulder. It would take. I don't know probably ten fifteen minutes to walk across the casino every weekend. We had to be escorted to each other's venues. How crazy that place was now? Mind you it was the place to be Because the palms hadn't even open yet he's mom's wasn't even built. Yeah I remember the the opening of Club Rio. It was the the first Hotel it had a mega club in it. That was X-ray and when they expanded it with a the Ma- I think it was a masquerade towers. Up in that whole expansion of it was. It was a really cool place. You are so right and I remember when I walked into too. That was another thing. In the way was the day GLO paint painted the whole vibe of their Jimi was playing an atlas another world. It was really really cool. I don't think people who have recently moved to Las Vegas can appreciate how how Sheikh the RIA wasn't how on point it was. It was a really fun place. Yeah you're right in the center of Mantle or forget that night quite a time man. Yeah you got the you got you moved to Las Vegas About Eighty nine right came on permanently for the dunes took out why. What was the catalyst for you performing there and Why was it that particular resort launched a career in Las Vegas? Okay so if I said was the only place I could get a job okay. We'll hire you and that was it. That was my catalyst and then they said we'll pay you and I was like. Oh it's on show up. Yeah Yeah There's no question about it. I'm here I could not get a job I could not get booked. It wasn't that I couldn't get a job. I couldn't get booked in Las Vegas because at that time The entertainment directors. Didn't you know. They did what they wanted to do. In terms of bookings were always bands and people that wanted to be booked potatoes and so on so they didn't have to go anywhere. I wasn't in Tau so they couldn't come see me. It was a catch twenty two. See me because I wouldn't booked in town. I wasn't booked to now because they hadn't seen right. Oh I had and I told the story. I told the story last night. I had been scheduled by manager. Had got me a date at the Met Lounge. You remember the midland. Yes Event Hotel. I remember it being. Yeah I remember being before I lived here but I certainly know it. Yes okay so. The Mint Lounge was the premier place to perform. If you were of any substance in this town okay. That's where the Santa Fe Santa Fe. Oh my gosh. Yeah and so. If you've got a GIG in the meant lounge who you were on but you had better be on when you get there. I got a job at the loud. I gotTa Contract Admit Lounge through my manager. He knew the guy there and a month before was supposed to come to Las Vegas to perform for the first time. They sold it so back to square one and so my manager came to Las Vegas so so my manager says to me you know what we need to do is we need to book Laughlin and so you know I said where Laughlin Yeah and I was like. Oh Kay he said. Yeah if I can get you the Laughlin than maybe I can get someone from Las Vegas to come down and see you. So that was the plant so I had been I come to Laughlin in Nineteen. Eighty Eight My manager while I was in Laughlin came to Las Vegas and he knocked on every door possible of every entertainment director possible at every casino possible. Nobody would go too often to see me. And so as he was about to leave town with his tail literally between his legs his last phone call was to the entertainment director at the dunes. A lady by the name of Karen Dorsey who she are still great friends. Even today he called her and it just so happened when he mentioned laughlin she said my husband and I. I can't remember whether there's a birthday and anniversary or something we're going with another couple to Laughlin This weekend and he said that's great. He said that's where my guy is. Could you guys possible? Could you just stop in and see him for maybe five minutes? Just stop in and see him so they had really. They'd struck a chord with one another even though they hadn't met and so she agreed to do it. She agreed to while they were in Laughlin stopped by Colorado and See Sky. So Yeah Yeah so she her husband. Joe and the other couple they come to Laughlin and she tells them I really need to go now. She's not supposed to be working. I really need to go and see the sky. His manager called.
"las vegas" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"And so the thing is is that people still go to these places but whatever the control points are to make sure that again you don't have a fever or whatever it might be whatever the new normal becomes but people absolutely at a certain point in time probably within twenty four months. Thirty six months are going to want to experience big nightclubs because it's a visceral experience. Yeah I think I agree with you. I think that I think that the emotional connection to those places for what they deliver will will lead people to say. Okay we if we have to go through a security check. We'll we'll deal with a health check for lack of a better term health China great. That's that's it you know. Go through the line security. Check Line where you're you know. I can see what you're saying. I I when people people who for years said that you know yeah. The era of the Mega Club. You know is crested. It's over and when I go to these places and you know it's it's a powerful experience I have to say and it's an it's it's they're well populated for a reason and it's because they deliver something that nobody else can you know. The structures are beautiful. The technology is amazing. And it's you don't you don't count him out. I say that don't don't count these players like when when you go see when you go see lady Gaga as an example at park theatre. That's an experience if you see her at the nomad. That's an experience if you were to see her at a club in a club setting like Hong Kong or something. That's a different experience. Some point is is that you know a wide variety of options for people to show their best and their talent. You know is always something if you could see lady Gaga. Do Standard with Tony Bennett. If you could see our part theater if you could see her nomad if you could Seahawk Fan. They're all going to be different. And some are more intimate in summer broader but the places are built to deliver the best of that person in that environment. So depending on what you're looking for or maybe you're just a huge lady Gaga Fan. That wants all four. Because you WANNA see all four options if you will because you're a huge fan so I just think that clubs have been so synonymous with DJ's. But I think that in Las Vegas and around the world. We've seen that. They've been great places for traditional performers as well so they're really just entertainment centric places that you're getting a different experience. I promise you they're not going away. Yeah I totally agree. I agree sometimes my friends and entertainment community. Laugh at me when I said that. But there's there's there's a lot of appeal to these clubs like saying it's like saying the shows are dead in Vegas. The late Chosen Vegas are deadened Vegas and then someone comes out does absent and it's just different if you do like you know the knock on circle of these years. Is they become a victim of their own. Success there so popular that it becomes passe that their brand entertainment. Isn't you know what people want while it's not necessarily that doing fifteen shows? Maybe not maybe if there were five you know. So that's the thing with the clubs. An- shows in general is that sometimes they become victims of their success because then every resorts like Mayfair as an example. Okay now everybody wanted you know at least when I was there All all these other people wanted quote unquote supper clubs. Told me that a couple of general managers had told you they wanted quote unquote supper clubs. Yeah I've been asked about it immediately about the appeal of it. What would you know what it felt like to be in there? How you know how played and especially at a place like Balaj which was so prominent right on the water and it had a history of different doing different things in that location. But I think you know when when we bring up the like entertained like headliners might have to be more do more apply more dexterity in their live Experience in the next phase of entertainment cirque Du Soleil People Forget often at circus. Lewis started as dance or as a as a breach of street performers in a traveling show and attended show in in more of the scale of an absence and they could easily deliver that again. You know I think that people will realize that you mentioned you know who seeing lady Gaga in different formats. You know I. I look at somebody like Celine Dion. Who has been known of course was a trailblazer at the Coliseum? But I've also seen her dude in the arena in in Nashville and blow minds and also with Steve Aoki Omnia and I think entertainers start to look at how they can deliver their art in knows different venues. You might come to away to see how this move forward After out of this crisis I think that I think that might be the way we're going. Well I lady Gaga you. Know is a great example. Someone who probably takes as much pleasure playing for her families and friends at home as to eighteen thousand people because she's just a performer Thing is back when I grow up. I was used to the US You know in the early days of Madonna. You know she was the original who every few years switched her sound switched her luck and was always you know in the beginning. Maybe it's uncomfortable. You know the new presentation of whatever music or kind of visual presence was but people artists in general people but artists. Also who don't change just become I duNno. Classic are all in some cases classic in the case of there's always a business for like a huge yacht rock fan pat can never get tired of seeing. Classic Yacht Rock like I saw Michael McDonald Venetian last year. I could see him often. So it's not like his career disappears because he's an older guy but they go into the bucket of kind of classics if you will whereas someone like Madonna might even be relevant today with new music at Last hit but even is recently. Is maybe five. Six years ago had a thirty year career of you know staying on top in being relevant you know in the EDM space guys like stone. David Guetta been around for twenty five years and are still the top draws in the world. So it's just a matter of Where are you? Are you still working with the best producers the best people to solve the same drive and things like that so you either change or you get left behind if my entire motto was? Hey I'm sean. The Club Guy. Then I become an old club guy if I become SEAN. Chrissy a guy who's leading hospitality company that wants to create new experiences. That at the core please you You know in in an always striving to please you that kind of where I want to be In in in this new company if you will yeah well. That's that's an excellent way to land at Sean. I know that It's it's been a challenging time also opportunity in all these crises. I know that you're you're gonNA It's definitely going to be a focal point when this when this was all in the rear view mirror behind us in some way. I like the idea by the way I think you could build an entire nightlife experience around. Yeah interesting enough. Prior to the crisis we did yacht rock Fridays at nomad. Yeah I know I saw one of them. Yeah I walked. I didn't I've had not been aware it was in the music. Drew me in and I spent about an hour and it's Eh define crowd in a couple of my friends that are hooting and hollering. Yeah a yacht rock guy show. We had the wind. Jammers was formed by a bunch of veteran top notch musicians in Las Vegas and erotic rox lounge at record they were getting all kinds of overtures after just like four after four shows was so fun so I think I think I would say bookmark back concept. Shout Shout Shout Yoplait crew. If you don't know who they are. They're southern California band that Does a whole Gimmickry with outfits but are good and if you just check out. Ya crew credible and so I want to get them out here. Yep Great Name. All right when you do name your your your your company. Let me know and I'll kick that out and then any any advances you're making. I'm always on the other end of the end of the line and I appreciate your Your time and everything you've delivered to the city and we'll just keep keep plowing forward likewise all right brother. He'll listen johnny. Keep doing what you're doing because I think that especially in this time you're instagram's your podcast recalls. I mean for me. They've been a bright spot because talking about how this city is going to come back with entertainment with notable figures. It really is a bright spot. People need things to latch onto and I think that again. This city is the capital of entertainment in the world. So you know the things you're doing I'm bringing people on your show and talking about kind of. Hey what are the next steps in? How do you feel about it and all these great things and reminding people of what this city is at its core is.
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"Have that be an option you know and and you know in your commiserate with with fellow tourists that way on a on a big zoom zoom. Hang before you even go out to the Casino we have. It seems to agree opened up some different types of of entertainment options on digital in the virtual world where virtual might not even be the way to describe it. But I I mean that's just are you continuing to think in those terms to break down barriers and create experiences. That aren't even In-person necessarily I mean I think first of all people WANNA be connected connected. I think in watching even tweens and younger people like my daughter when she was playing video games and was connected via her headset. If you will to other people around the world to play minecraft or whatever it is used playing at that time she's really not into it right now but people want to be connected in general and the the the Internet if you will has connected all of us in some shape or form. We have a global economy. We're seeing that now and so like even the idea that again using hotel room this example there are plenty of times where. I've traveled or gone somewhere. I don't want to go to the gym. I do WANNA work out in. There's not really a meaningful way of doing that. Where again that morning? I want to have my cup of coffee. You know when you go somewhere on business or for or for pleasure usually have a tight window in so especially when your business which this town is made up of? I Dunno more than a third or more of group business. Your your agenda is usually fully including many people. Burn the candles on both ends in Las Vegas especially right so offering things up in room is important in a more meaningful way. So whether that's working out or having the ability to have coffee in my room without calling room service or whatever or doing yoga or you know meditating or or just wellness in general Those things or maybe it is that you want to have the supplies. Because a great mixologist is doing a virtual mixologist class to show you how to make an fashionable fashion. You Need Bourbon. Bourbon sugar embitter. Basically with a mixing in glass. But maybe in my room before I go out to unwind because I don't feel like going You know to lobby bar. Maybe I want to do that in my room. GimMe the tools to do that. Kim You the tools to potentially have a peltonen bigger rooms and things like that so You know the the exploration is always for what is next not. It doesn't interest me to do a big nightclub right now. Only because there's so many of them in town and there's a big one teed up every resorts World Yeah. My interest is always. What's not but if somebody wanted me to do a club in it made sense and there was a business opportunity to do that and I felt like I could do a good job but I only want to do things I mean. I like to compete to be the best at anything and what I really find. Interesting are to be honest with you. Our sports bars. That's kind of where my head is at in terms of. How do we make the sports experience? We kind of started going there with money line. It was doing great after we redid it yet. I'd worked on the win one before I left there but You know this intersection of these sportsbook. Sports bars that sit primarily empty after ten o'clock at night. How can we change those things? I think a lot about things like that because the more you shoot the more you put things to use the better. I agree with you. One hundred percent on both those point especially the sports is entertainment You know at places like moneyline which is one of the last. I think that was the last place I actually was in park. Mgm was was in the money line before all this happened and seeing what's happened in for example being town it's weirdly enough. It's called Ben. Mgm Now not weirdly enough but they changed the name to go there apple. It's actually called bet. Mgm now that facilities called GM. While they I was at the very last second probably lost in the pandemic. But I you know blow awhile ended up. I didn't know that and GM to coincide their APP. Yeah okay. Well it probably was named that and I still loosely calling it money line same facility of course same course Yeah but The the the trend has been a in downtown. Las Vegas also where I live in. Do spend a lot of time meekly. They're doing Derek Stevens. Doing with circa has been to to aggressively blend sports and entertainment in in his sportsbook doubled to deck one thousand capacities or its annex. Is His chief. Entertainment draw to and That it seems like that's that's a uniform move throughout the city is to get the enter the entertainment concept in the entertainment art or the sports betting culture and its architecture as an entertainment venue. And I think a course. This Paul's over. That sounds like something. You're acutely interested in too well. Sports sports is like the weather in the sense that you know people When there's like an icebreaker where the person are elevator conversation or you know. The weather stinks said. The weather's beautiful. Oh Yeah how is it? Where are you from this that but you know in our country in other countries but in this country if I told you I was from Boston you know one of the first things that might come to your mind? Are Tom Brady or the hatred or I played this sport or whatever and it is you know men women and children of all shapes sizes in ages races like their team. The thing is is that it's one of those things where we talked about nightclubs. That's even though that this city has done a great job of opening it up to the broadest segment of the population as I've seen in the world because it's it's entertainment in this town because there's production and it's one of those things that check the box. I went to see David Guetta at you know excess encore beach club or Zadok Assan or whatever it might be but sports is one of those things where you can enjoy it as a family. You can enjoy it with your buddies. You can enjoy with your wife with a you know when the Boston Red Sox had a huge drought in you know being able to kind of watch like a super bowl with my grandmother. Who's in her nineties and see the Patriots Win Was a great experience for me so what I like about it is it is not defined by anything and everybody's got a piece of it so so working on those types of things to meet the needs of a wide variety but I also think that as an example even though Dr Stevens US great example. Because he's trying to do it differently and better When I was at win we tried to do that too. So the evolution of the sports book the Experience Related To sports bars and sports betting and all of those things as an experience That's something I'm acutely interested in Because Sports Fan I just think entertainment is entertainment. Whether it's a club concert sportsbook sports bar you go out and you say I had fun. That is the ultimate compliment to the place. You're at because it just means that all the hurdles that you encumber from getting into the place to leave the place if you didn't have a great chicken wing if somebody was rude to you but in the end if you had fun That is a place that is always going to be a winner. So that's what what I ultimately like to do is just create things that people say. Hey that was fun. I'll go back because if you can create that more often than not you'll always be a winner. You mentioned it kind. Of In passing her sean the resorts world and their plans to open a mega club. They also have a as I understand it A A massive Theater in their blueprint talk about the club is this post. Pandemic is that has had a wise move to to invest in a major nightclub in your property given What we're we're going through with. Just forget the stay at home initiatives and everything we have right now going forward culturally. Our people are going to want to you know flood into a new nightclub on the Strip right away. Well if they were again I don't know much about the plans for the Resorts World Club other than you know. Maybe one layer more than the general public but they may not want to rush to it today but if they're opening that club two years from today and there were safety measures bef- you know up until three years ago as an example in nightclubs in Las Vegas around the country when we opened encore beach club as an example even go back further. There were no bag checks there. No you know you didn't have to check things. And even as recently as four years ago there was no one inning So as long as there are safety measures that are transparent that I tell you you know again on a website or with instagram or hover. I disseminate the information. Here's the way we are protecting you in this again nightclub as an example or you know a concert hall or theatre here the ways. We're going to do that. I'm transparent about it. We've coordinated with the local government the CDC all these things here our standards and we feel like we have the best practices because of Abyan see were fully transparent about it. You go there again. It might be a little more cumbersome when used to come to the club when I worked at Light Nightclub Lajoie in two thousand one. It was very easy. You just open the door you let the person they walked in now when you go to a nightclub in Las Vegas There's five security guards. There's really tight controls with ide- checking you know that the ideas might go into machine that validate that it is a real one because back in the day it was easy a lot easier to Ford. There is not as much technology to detect. Forgery is really kind of one of those things where you're trained with a buck. It a flashlight but it was manual. But now you can put an ID into You know basically a computer system that says this is real. This is the person as an example. You'd go through a cashier. You go through wanting they pat you down. If you're a woman they go through your purse if your man they might go through your wallet. It might take you two more minutes but I promise you that is the friction but when you get in there you feel better. Yeah because I know that I'm safer like you're insecure territory if you will as much.
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"Again. Maybe it's a restaurant that needs to fully change or Maybe it's a parking lot that they say they want to build a big club on or in attached to the building as a kind of thoroughfare if you will right so it really just is depending on you know what the available spaces and space could be an existing space or could be something that we build like when you know As an example. Encore when we built encore. Beach Club there. That was the portico share for encore right and it was then knocked down and what you see. Today's now encore Beach Club. But that was the front entrance to encore as an example so it could be as elaborate as that or could be something like when you know there was a great shell at Park. Mgm and my boss at that time. Bill a horn buckle said to me you know. Come back to me with concepts you know. He kinda landed on a couple of different things He he ultimately said I WANNA do you know one of the options was to killa in a broad sense with some four or five pages of ideas and when he chose to Keila which was my preference as well. Then we went down that path so it really doesn't matter create concepts and it's always about the team so there's always a team that goes around that is so it really doesn't matter per se. It's just what the need of the partner is. You know any good partnership you have to kind of listen to their needs in the react to those. So that's what I like to do when we exactly I know and I know your background is in. All those areas is stellar reputation is is also a very very strong in our thinking. Las Vegas. I know that and I've been around long to realize that that's for a reason the last time we really had a chance to do anything. Out in public was at Mayfair and there was a lot of energy around that and a lot of conversation around that that project a lot of you know obviously investment ingenuity imagination went into it. There was a lot of moving parts and it was something. I think that I would expect the new set. Your very proud of the the mayfair the execution of Mayfair inequality of the experience if not for this pandemic outbreak and and all the changing of the world would use of still been willing to to stay in mgm resorts and Oversee Mayfair. And all the other initiatives that you helped bring on bring online or was it the was this crisis that the lead you to want to do something different and led the company to win a go in a different direction. Well first of all anyone's employment at any company is finite especially when you work for a public you know public company and so my contract was for several years and I think that you know what I've always told people who I work with or work with me are you know are under my stewardship or leadership if you will. Is You know. The end of a term or contractual term is always a good point of inflection for both parties to sit there and say. Hey here's the opportunity. After the fact you're happy you're not happy. You need more money you don't you know everything's great whatever it might be and then conversely on the other side of things The person says has the same types of goals and objectives in as I sat there. And you know. We kind of finished the development cycle that I'd brought in to do the first couple years of Jim which crescendo with Mayfair four myself. I just realized that I was an executive win meaning employees for three years. I was almost almost kind of made it almost three years. At and really you know Entrepreneurial by nature my goal is to You know run hotels whether they're big or small own them and create content and put them into them and partner with great companies. Like the ones that I just worked with so the thing is is that for me. I realized you know at in two thousand nineteen that I wanted to seek out an entrepreneurial path the great thing about MGM is they. Let me be an entrepreneur within the company which was great because you have the same working for this amazing company of all. These resources created all these great relationships and friendships. And so you you have kind of a safety net of the mothership if I need accounting can call over here by you know need support on really anything. It's like it's different than a small business because they have everything they have all the expertise in house right and even if they don't when you call from MGM resorts as an example or any major publicly traded company. You can get the best people on in the world on the phone because I say Sean. Christiane President Vents in nightlife. And I can get the highest end whatever it is in the world because they want to work with you because it represents a much larger business opportunity for them so So again the long story short is is that I wanted to go back to my roots. You know when I transitioned out like group. I had an eight year run of Las Vegas Night Group where again did many things including things. At win 'em resort. I consulted in Reno in Dallas worked with Tony Marginal and the M resorts I've worked network project signed so my thing is I just want to get back into the business of you. Know creating a new company from the start in forty five years old. I feel like I've got the energy right now. In the expertise to kind of give it another world and it's really just about my desire to be entrepreneurial versus anything else so for me long winded way of saying no matter what happened. I wanted to explore that and in terms of MGM. I think we both got what we wanted out of each other. And I I mean again. I learned a ton there. They go all over the world in and work with them and work with some of the best people so yeah it was a great relationship on that gave me the confidence to make the decision that ultimately I felt like was right for myself. I think it works out Great Perm Jim too. Because they have a great team that is certainly capable of continuing to execute the types of products like Mayfair in the future. But I'm sure there are concerns are more about bringing on kind of the furloughed workforce back in so. I'm sure that their priorities have changed. But this the pandemic if you will did not lead to my departure maybe just Either way I was probably going to be out of MGM in the next month or two we are just. We're having a fluid conversation to make sure we did it. You know In partnership the like the way that we Kinda came in together I wanted to go out together and have a great relationship so it wasn't really hard date but I don't think I would have been there in July or August but you know it was all these people were getting furloughed. I knew I was going to be there long term so in order to restart it needed kind of the next. Gen if you will to be. They're not me. Yeah Right Given A. I think you're the type of person I've read you. Read over your career that you pick up something in every every professional experiences also learning experience and you take that to your next to the next phase of your career in the next phase of your life what did you learn what was the big takeaway from MGM Resorts International. What was the big learning experience from that? While the you know so very different in the sense that having to work with and be collaborate with so many people you know there's fifty some odd thousand when I was there on the Strip that we're MGM. I mean I believe 'em gyms largest employer in the state as just the amount of people that you interact with email with it just on such a large scale that my biggest takeaway was from that is. I don't know if I'll ever be in a company of that size again. And then because they also owned and operated so many resorts all over the place so all these different markets got to be part of a hotel opening in Springfield Massachusetts Springfield which was incredible But really where I landed with them jam because I got the kind of purview into all these different things what I like doing is again building things that hit you in multiple ways whereas before I might have thought I want to bar restaurant club or hotel room. I just think that things are GonNa Change. People want more access so even in like hotel rooms. I think that in this pandemic. We've all seen that. People are teaching classes online. You can work out in your room. You can do yoga. You can Peleton like the idea that in the hotel room doesn't just have to be forced sleeping. I mean we've seen during this that Peleton rowing or yoga or or or boot camps in in a very small space I mean I like taking traditional things mixing them up and putting a spin on it. Oh boy nature and all those things yes yes. I don't want to continue working on giving that in doing that. That's what I learned. Most of mixing things up. Is You talk about it Sean. You know it's funny. You know when you talk about the in room experience guestroom experience a new when you've broken down so many barriers and you've mixed you know a entertainment you you put them.
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"We're not ready yet until I have an official something to talk more formerly talk about probably toward the end of the summer. But Yeah I'm going to be signing up for an office for the rest of the year. Starting June one. So that's the first step for you to Sean to be able to move into an actual physical Business space with a team. What really has to happen. What are some of the must things that you need to hear? From either. Healthcare professionals elected officials? What directives do you need to have and to be confident to start doing really start doing business here in Las Vegas? Well you know not just in Las Vegas Amine anywhere. I think that it sounds like depending on what area or city or state you're in that they're going to be different measures that are put in place to go to different types of establishments whether it's a restaurant. Concert Hotel Lobby Hotel itself. And so that information you know especially in this state that by our governor who's you know working with officials and CDC and all all the different agencies that are kind of setting the tone. I mean I'm a now huge Dr Phil Fan Myself. So I'm as as we listen to all these things I mean. All all of this is dictated on the safety and health and wellbeing of the people are going to work there and the people that go to these types of places but the one thing that I do know is that I think about it in terms of my life in the things that we probably all experienced which is look. I remember when I used to get on a plane and you could just go. You had a ticket if you had three bottles of liquor and a big giant bottle bottle of Coca Cola. Are something like that you could walk onto the planes and it was less cumbersome. You didn't take off your shoes. Her and you know unfortunately tragedies like nine eleven happened and you still go on planes even though in the beginning. I was here during nine. Eleven when the city kind of did not have visitation for probably six months to a year. But there's a new normal but the normal doesn't include the idea that people aren't going to gather it's just how we enter buildings and how we make sure that we're safe which I think will all discover over the next year year and a half is going to be different whether that is a card that says you know you've had you have an antibody. Or whether you know probably Crescendo. Ing With a vaccine but a lot. There's a horrible things that are happening. Deaths that are happening but there will be a lot of good things that come out of this because at the end of the day I feel like people like using the plane. As an example I travel a lot. Meaning couple hundred thousand miles a year In planes in my opinion are dirty. Yeah and I don't think I'm stepping outlines when I say that. So the idea that now maybe going into a hotel room in it's cleaner or going onto a plane and there's more care in consideration more the cleanliness in Santa Cessation of public spaces. And that there's going to need to be more attention to those things directed by State. Local and federal governments is a good thing right. Yeah agreed do think there is a different how he entered the buildings in these in these buildings. Right before About a week or so before the governor the governor in order you know the The shutdown in social distancing directives. I was in a couple of the venues at work about the scale of of Mayfair I walked in and was looking around at some plant at some ways that people were trying to deal with the six feet distancing and that kind of thing in the there were physical spacing between tables and chairs. It did cut down capacity. Lessen the scale of the room and I was wondering as I was looking at this if if if other operators had also done that in their venues I'm thinking about you know places like Mayfair and nomad and you know maybe on the record if you had to go through and conceive of a way to get people into the venue and still adhere to social distancing. Did it get to that point for you or has it gone to that point for you where you would have to consider opening a place or taking over a place where people have to be physically distance? And even maybe wearing masks around the venue to be sure that they're in compliance with. Do you think we'll get to that point where we're clubs? Reflect those directives. I think in order to you know in order to be in business in this environment which is something. We're all learning about every day that again. I think that it was probably inconceivable. Six weeks ago. That the idea that you know going to see people or something required this distancing in mass and all these things and I think that long term you know whether that's twelve months eighteen months or twenty four months those types of constraints probably go away Although I think as it relates to mass and things like that look when you go to Asia. People are wearing masks when they're in airports. Maybe that's a good thing again We're GONNA learn things that we like. We don't like in more important Be Safe but absolutely in order to reopen establishments that gather people especially in the beginning. There are going to be things that are new for us. Like barstools That are six feet away and mass and instead of eight top. It's a four top. What if I told you a johnny that we could go have a great meal? You Reference Mayfair at Mayfair and instead of having eight people before Before people and you know be spaced out. I think we'd all take that right now where we're sitting in our homes. A lot of people are in worse situations than us and so the idea that we hand start the process at some point over. I mean look I we all just want to get out there and see our friends and things like that so the idea that there has to be a safe way to do that. I think everyone's on board for and you will see those things and I think the things that will probably come. Last are large gatherings so You said nightclub or concert or sporting event I mean look. I'm a sports fan. I watch sports talk. Shows are talking about playing this year without fans. I mean those are the realities but the following season. I'm just suspecting that the raiders which I know this our city and I am too are excited about opening if that doesn't open with fans this year. I bet on the idea that the following year that we have fans in that stadium is fault. Yeah maybe maybe it's not as five thousand people. Maybe it's fifty but again at some point. That Raiders Stadium will be full whether it's next year or the year after so this will end. It will just be different in terms of the way that the public has to act and the government puts in standards and procedures and laws to make sure that we're safe right but we have been moving in the direction of smaller scale entertainment even even before. This became a crisis. Even before we knew a coronavirus we've had these conversations where we're talking about the trend of Entertainment in Las Vegas Across across our resorts specially and it has been that it's been A lower scale a more intimate and more. You know immersive as we've you know who picked up that phrase and cap by Mayfair and so it it helps I think in your in your strategy that you've already helped initiate a lot of that type of entertainment already. You don't have to go from being a major Pakistan nightclub operator all the way down the ladder to to a a you know a smaller venue. And so this kind of hits to what you've been seeing is a trend anyway right yeah. I think as relates entertainment or or the way or just popularity of things in general that things become a victim of their own success so if as an example using your reference related to big nightclubs When when there was the first kind of big nightclub in town and I could go back to when I got to town. Utopia raw all these things. From bygone era more modern versions would be pure and Tau and You know the excesses Hawk assange on is the world and things like that but the there always be a place for those things but I always like to say if you just pick your favorite band and you say hey you know. I always used to use the rolling stones but okay we could see the rolling stones especially you see at once. You listen their music in the build-up but if I sat there and said to you. Hey let's go see that every single night for the next year. I promise you the rolling stones would not be your favorite band Reason why people like to travel experience new things. Because they're seeing something that they're not fatigued by in so their senses are lighting up and they're endorphins hitting and there's a certain emotional experience when you are caused to have this reaction that it is new so there's always going to be in Ebina flow. I mean dad jeans are back you know? Fifteen years ago genes as an example the genes dad war. If you'd worn those out in public Those you know you'd be laughed out of the building if you will and now. I see like dad jeans as a trend just has an example. So what is old is what is new and vice versa. And there's always there's always a up and down to everything so I like just being open and looking for trends and trying to do things that while people whether it's big or small bought melas point is there's nothing like you know kind of seeing you know an amazing performance. Oh when I had the pleasure of seeing the lady Gaga Lady Gaga. No Mad. I mean. That was an experience that I just don't think can be replicated with those in artists. That's ten feet away from you and you're really connect with an artist you know. There's just nothing that beats right if I may A. I'm interested to know how I would. I would Enlist a John Christie to be a part of my my nightlife creative operation. If I'm if I'm a resort operator resort company operator. Now we're really WANNA do something different with my with with my nightlife division. How does that relationship work I would? I would get in touch with you and then I would say you know what I've got this. This particular property that needs to be refreshed needs to be different. You would you be in. You would take the lead there and go into existing spaces you would redesign Unused space how would you? How would you a working in that conversation? Yes so you know my experiences broad in terms of whether it's restaurant Park Club experience whatever it might be but typically it just matters. I mean I've had everything over the years from. Hey you know. Here's a space. That was something else we need. We just want you to concept something like come up with several ideas and then iterating.
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"You move to win Las Vegas in two thousand and seven spending a decade heading up. Such nightclubs TRISTEN EXCESS. An encore beach club in two thousand seventeen signed on with MGM Resorts International where he led the launch of such park. Mgm Clubs Nomad restaurant and Bar Mama Rabbit and money line. And also Mayfair Supper Club at the BELLAGIO. He left the company on March twenty seventh and he has ambitious plans for the future of Nightlife in Las Vegas. He is John Christie. All right. We're here was a Sean Christie Nightlife executive of great accomplishment. Here in Las Vegas and elsewhere Sean. Thanks for for joining podcast. First of all it's good to be beyond with you. Yeah good to hear your voice good to hear that you know everything safe over and you're not the woods he had likewise. I know it's a we're all in a as we say it's all together and collectively. How are you holding up? How's your family doing? Everyone's great thank you. We're doing our part by staying in and you know quarantining if you will and be excited when out of quarantine some owed everyone else but yeah everyone's safe and all that so. Thank you the last time we had. We'd had a chance to talk. You just announced that you were leading. Mgm Resorts International. Where you were heading up the nightlife division for about three years right. Yep Give or take two and a half three years that's correct and and we had a chat about that after you posted about a the Dow that move Before we get into their background and all that about what? Got You to where you are. Now what's what's the latest. What's your next move I understand? You're you've got something else in the works. Yeah you know so. I came from the world of kind of independent companies When I worked in Boston I worked for Canada premier. I guess small business if you will ended up being a large large hospitality business but the lions group them. When I came to Vegas I worked for Light Group and then you know after like group I did my own company was I called Las Vegas Nightlife Group in did things primarily at the wind but also the M. resort city centre amongst other things. So I'm going to kind of go back to those roots and start another hospitality company toward the end of the year You know albeit probably start small but you know my intention again depending on what happens related to kind of the circumstances wherein You know to grow that. Bigger quickly quickly Depending on all the things that are unknown at the moment. What's it going to be called? You know I I don't know yet I mean I. I don't have a specific I have a name Probably similar to a lot of people kind of working through an Ip attorney right now. I have several names that all have hospitality in it but things are moving a little bit slower. I don't know if that's the government or I kind of IP lawyer. But I'll definitely let you know sooner rather than later and you've you said near the end of the year as era is being fourth quarter fall winter. That General Timeline. Yes. I'M GONNA sign. Actually interestingly enough in the next week or two lease for an office only because I Can I'm not a great worker from home type person and so probably have an office a small office in June and then I honest- honestly I mean I could start now but in I am. You know have been doing a lot of kind of the back end work but as it relates to. Kinda getting deals going in things like that you know the primary interest of people that I would be working with and people who would be investing in me. I think that the that their primary interest you know are going to be reopening their businesses through the summer. So that's Kinda why I've a loose placeholder to say that that would be happening in Q. Three Q. Four. I mean again. It's it's it's somewhat of tired. I will be working as of June on all the back. End Stuff in hiring people You know I've I've investors that are gonna be you know partners investors with me But you know really related to. When does the government and the industry in the economy reopened? I mean I saw the presidential address yesterday which seemed egg but look like a plan of some kind is one face to face three and it seemed like face to was part of the approach of things reopening in a new normal way and then. I was assuming that maybe a phase for so I feel like it could be good timing because one of my main objectives would be to do my small part to get people back to work if you will On that's really one of my main objective is to do my part to get all these incredible people or as many that I know that I worked with and are laid off for furloughed or whatever you WANNA call it. The people who find themselves out of a job after this is concluded meaning in the next three to six months the people who ended up being permanently laid off. I WANNA put those people back to work in. Do my small part right. What what What kind of staffer can have all the beginning to startup? So I'm kind of thinking of probably some Again some familiar Reputable faces in the hospitality industry. That'd be coming on board. I've gotten some soft commitment so the past couple of weeks of people who again Are Happy that there's kind of something that when I called them. That seemed interesting. Seemed like an opportunity might be a crack of light in a kind of a dark tunnel at the moment and so probably in the beginning A staff of up to six to ten throughout the summer because I have to have expertise. Experience Talent When I get rolling hopefully in the fall and at the at the later portion may be in the winter if you will because I mean at the end of the day. I think that we probably all think although I'm not an expert News Watch TV. And try to stay. Informed is that next year meaning after January first is going to be a lot brighter than This year but I also think that companies and people are going to need companies like mind that create content create while and also drive. People into buildings I think more than ever. There's going to be a need for those types of things right in in the near future. Your focus is going to be an entirely on Las Vegas John. It going to be based on the Las Vegas 'cause you know as we talked about earlier My Fam- my daughter's here. But no I mean. My intent is actually to grow nationally Not going to bite off more than I can chew. But I'll be based in Las Vegas. My roots in hospitality over the last twenty years of here but numb intentions are to be in multiple markets in the following year as I kind of identify opportunities for companies that I can integrate with partner with or maybe even financially depending on kind of the fallout of this prop up or by whatever that might be but I think those types of opportunities are gonna be the types of opportunities that reveal themselves throughout this year which types of resorts do you see yourself. Which types of operator partners are you seeing you just came from? Mgm Resorts International in Your Initiatives. Are you know pretty much in place when you left? Who who would turn around and enlist the SEAN crispy Hospitality Company to help that would be strip resorts that scale. But it'd be more locally driven. Where where do you think you're GONNA get your Your Business? I mean early business. I've already had people reach out to me when I did. I think that You're in my chat Earlier in the month I think peaks some initial interest so I actually had a couple strip operators already reach out to me for various opportunities which you know we kind of had a place holders that when it's appropriate to chat because their primary interests were related to reopening their respective resorts. But I think initially where my Deals would be where. I could probably have an impact in this year or early next year may be starting it up this year with the idea that you know getting integrated next year maybe or at the latter part of this year all came from quote unquote strip operators multiple strip operators Any of those things transpire. You know who knows but it seemed like there was a lot of early interest for person like myself that could you know put together inexperienced team the other good part about that is Well it's actually not a great part but good part is is. I can probably put some skilled people back in the workforce sooner rather than later as a result of you know kind of meat putting a flag if you will. I think in your career if I'm not at least in Las Vegas Sean. If I have this right you haven't gone backward. You haven't gone back into a partnership before you've always gone to a different thing. A new thing another new thing is it safe to say that your next partnerships An and your partner is. We'll be people with whom you haven't worked before. Are you opening up to two previous employers like an MGM resorts Wynn encore? Would you consider an have? You considered Maybe some Some Version of the relationship with the with those types of operators. Look I have great. I've never left the only two that I've worked As kind of an executive were WYNN RESORTS MGM RESORTS. On both of those cases parted ways left on great terms have great friends. I'm always interested in look. I like working with people I've worked with before our 'cause you know you kind of both parties kind of know what they're getting So I'm really just open for business whether it's with someone new or not old but You know or whether it's a past relationship so open all I've had both I've had a company reach out to that I had not worked with and I didn't really know well and was kind of out of the blue again based on probably seeing maybe your column and then Had someone else reach out to me? That I had a relationship with a prior to this so so it doesn't really matter to me? I mean it does matter when there's an actual something to work on Not wouldn't just take deal nor would anybody you know it has to be the right place in the right fit But you know after working with MGM. Sony different markets working on so many different projects. I feel like my skill set and then the you know the people that bring in which you know would probably be something announced like in September ish area again all depending on the information that seems to change by the minute You know the skill sets are going to be very diverse. And so it's not about me. It's always about the team right now though it's about me only because I'm talking to you about it. There's a those.
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"Talking about it and using very measured approach and we'll make a decision on anything should right now. It's going forward but health safety. It will be at the top of the list and if there's any any type of problem or thought of that there would be one. I'm sure that they will make adjustments to whatever schedule. How are you going to address this at Allegiance Stadium? When when Home Games are nearing the preseason comes close again talking about those. What's his family right now. It's interesting I wouldn't say we're fortunate but it's the other sports right now that are dealing with the National Basketball Association the NHL even in Palm Desert Larry Ellison's PNB tennis tournament. I believe he just cancelled that. Yeah and that's a huge huge event that they have we've seen South West canceled. I mean when you go. You're looking at those scale that scales offense again that that that's happening right now and so you know looking forward a month or two. We don't know where it's going to be. But I guarantee that the the League Players Association and the leaders here. We'll come up with those who you just mentioned. We'll be in conference with. Nba officials about how they handled. You think there will be a dialogue between those two given it there. I think there's a dialogue between everybody. Yeah okay in the in the public sphere you have to. I'm GonNa ask you kind of predicted question as John. The same thing the other night on the red carpet you can't escape it but Tom Brady Tom Brady. He's a quarterback out of In the Boston area. I'm not talk. Tom Brady not to be confused with any member of the Brady bunch or any. What what. What's the answer to those who say. I want to ask Tom Brady of friend or foe is he. Where is he in your in your conversations from a competitive standpoint and how? How's that decision? Good friend or foe. I've only met Tom once. I'm here at the fight the other night. I was the first time you met him. That's for some say hi okay. I know his mom and dad very well to bay area people. Yeah and so. I've known them for years. Forty niners ticketholders. Yeah but I don't I don't know Tom but it was nice to say A Lotta Lotta Raider. Fans have a lot of venom towards him But it wasn't he made the decision was officials Yeah that's right. And we're taking the Franco Harris again. She officials so and the day you were what might have considered frank. Harris was a free agent. Despite the immaculate reception is are we going by that seriously? Who makes this is such a big decision to make in terms of personnel do you. You're asking that question. Yeah that's not my decision who I Mike Mayock is. The general manager became Jon. Gruden is the head coach. They make the decisions on the football side on personnel. And everything my role that I've I've made my own role is I'm the devil's advocate I'm the one who's going to challenge them on every angle of any decision of that magnitude and just test them and they know they don't need the test but just to test them and give them questions they might not have thought of or whatever but the decision is fully. There's so if my came to you with a plan to maybe trade Derek before free agency and signed any free agent quarterback including Brady. Would you say well? I'M NOT GONNA make individual comments on any player or anything like that. But sure it's up to Mike and John you have no problems with Derek Carr. Derek Carr is I love Jerick card number one Derek Carr. I'm his biggest fan. But I'm also his biggest critic and that that's the life that you live in the national football league when you have a quarterback that's the guy that's usually everybody's looking at. He's the guy that touch the ball on the play. Oh Yeah and so if you you have to look at the six years. That Derek's played with the raiders. And understand that he's had like three three different head coaches right for giving coordinators and everything else. This is the first time that it'll be third year with the same head coach and coordinator. Okay so that's one aspect of it the continuity and learning of the system and secondly the rest of the team around and you have to understand those things too so you know at times you might WanNa just ring. Somebody's neck but you also have to understand the circumstances right but as we know. The raiders have have the high standard over the over years ideas to win the Super Bowl. That's avenue that's really the stats. Don't matter none of those things matter. It's wins and losses right and have you taken this to the promised. Land Right Right. The sign has been. Put up on your stadium. Now Lujan Stadium. We're getting now the visual the look at what. It's going to be two people who live in Las Vegas and around the League. What about the allegiance? Stadium is going to set up a part. Set it apart from other stadia around the country. What do you think is going to be signature? Galvanizing cool is the fans in the ground. Swell have come up with the name. The death star Star Wars and. It's just a name that fits the Raider Mystique and everything else. I love it and the buildings really magnificent and it's going to be it'll stand out people when they say they'll know where it is and what it is and it's going to be an iconic building right. Is there any plan to showcase the stadium itself during the draft coverage? I'm sure I'm sure they'll show it again. I'm not in charge of that Has To football league and right and the how do you factor into that? Did they notify you of what the plans are? And where you're supposed to be you're going to be well. I'm not even sure I'll be here in Las Vegas for for a good part of it. I might try to be here for the first pick. That the raiders make But I'll be probably up in Oakland in the war room up there unless John Decides to move the war room down here okay. Johnson is where the where the nerve center is going to be. It might be. That would be John and Mike again making the hostages. The first pick is going to be important not only because of his prominence on the team. But he's going to be going to model the the raider gear. Yeah the vert under for been waiting for a time for las biggest reiter nice and it's just been my feeling that I'd like to do it in a I don't know a unique way so I decided that the first player drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders. In the first round is going to be the first one to put on that fully. Licensed Hat Raider Hat. Las Vegas Raider hat band. So that'd be pretty cool that will be cool and the gates will be opened for Las Vegas Writer merchandised episode. Podcasts will be right back. We'll get you right back to my conversation with Mark Davis but I wanted to take thirty seconds to tell you another podcast from the Review Journal called Vegas Nation. A podcast dedicated to all things. Raiders from draft picks to stadium updates to comments from players and coaches the Vegas nation. Podcast will keep you up to speed on the Las Vegas Raiders just search for Vegas Nation. Wherever you listen to podcasts or visit review journal Dot Com backslash podcasts. Now back to the show have to ask everybody ask. Your look is new to Las Vegas and people might be suit around the bay area but a nasty about it the other night. What do you do your haircut? Have a name and what is behind. It just had the same haircut for last twenty years thirty years air. That's shorter shorter. That's my real deal. What's the story behind it? It's GONNA cut. You'RE NOT GONNA get a cut to different style pardon. Pardon I'm fine with it wash and wear live with the MD. Maybe when I when my grows out we'll all have. Md haircuts. Yeah you never know. I know that you've you've you've got you become well known for it so I ask about. Tell me about Your Dad I. I was in a discussion about the design of the stadium. I've been wondering if he's going to be depicted in in statue form or any kind of permanent tribute on the site or bigger at your facility. Maybe in Henderson is one of the things that we're going.
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"Oh yeah. That's right. There was so many of them that have been pushing me. Mama to run into pack but would fight was that Apac y'all versus. Oh my fellow no blanking on. May whether it was there. I just remember that there were there. Were more people. I've ever seen in a ring before in anthem in. You're in the middle of all that I was in the middle as I just said. Screw it the fist-bump before why not sorry. Martin sang that anthem. I don't know if you know the story he is. He's from the Philippines and he did something different. I don't know if you change tempo or alternate lyrics. When he went back you got in trouble in society. That's why getting Zaidi I mean. It's not about the Filipino. You people give pressure. Don't mess up the words right as you're going out really Mental I was talking to my friend Frank Marino saying not long ago at the at the Madison Square Garden texting. Says I'M GONNA be on the anthem. I think they're televising nights at all record it and then. I sent him the all the lyrics. I texted him all here and he goes wait. A second we're like like he's looking. Okay okay I got it. I can have a feeling that he might have screwed up in his head. The Oh you know you're looking out for him okay. But don't do it T. mobile is they have they have. I don't think not all the time the first time I did. They didn't have it now they do. I don't know they should do that. Give you know it's scary? Because I called you after the Agra Lara one of the Super Bowl and she even jumbled lyrics. It's a lot of pressure a- singer chance to get it right when I saw those lyrics anxiety just went away. I was so nice. You know that's what we're doing phonetically. You don't really know what the words that's you know if if singers now and I see this all the time they have their their phones out in a reading lyric sadly I see this. In ticketed shows I've seen as a cabaret jazz for the singers will be looking down at their phones. During shows I used to be really frowned upon not happening a lot more. Says he will do the. What a little note thing who those tuning human nature does they do. Get ONE OF THOSE. Kinda sing about during the during the show just before you look all about the notes. Anita to we need tuning Harvard's at some point in the show are in apparel of phase. You John and Las Vegas Nevada. It's always a pleasure to talk to you. Thanks for your time with us. Great to see you and Ray John so happy here in Las Vegas absolutely love it and I'll be back here five or six times this month. Okay promise thank you for having me. Thanks once more Lorraine Apparel for joining us this week on podcasts as always. We'll be back next Monday and every Monday so be sure to subscribe to the show where you're listening. What is happening in the column? You might be asking yourselves. Well run is closing at Luxor. Effective March eight. We found this out on Friday. The show failed at the box office and was beaten up by fans and reviews online run with Cirque du Soleil first attempt at a scripted. Show graphic novel if you will in Las Vegas but there are no plans yet as to what to do about replacing the production at its own theatre. Share is sick. She called out of her shows of Park theatre on Friday and Saturday because of an upper respiratory infection. She has no shows scheduled this here in Las Vegas but we expect an announcement of new dates within a couple of weeks. John Fogerty is closing his fifty year trip production at encore theatre at Wynn Las Vegas with nine shows in November. That's kind of sad thing. That's one of my favorite chosen town. Lady Gaga has released her new single stupid love and is set to return to park theatre. From April thirtieth through may sixteenth. We expect an announcement will carry her through the end of this year and even into next year soon house blues headliner Carlos Santana and earth wind and fire are touring the US this summer. Santana performs again at House of losing May as Earth wind and fire place five shows also in May at Pearl Concert Theater then they tour and Santana is back in September. Her what else. We'd my interview with Teller Penn and teller who is back in action after three back surgeries over the past eighteen months penn and teller are filming the upcoming season of fool us at the Rio this week for all that and more read. Cats closes out another episode of PODCAST. Thank you Frankie Marino for our theme song the biggest cat in town. Keep up with me or try to under review journal website or at Johnny cats on twitter at Johnny cats one on instagram and tune in next Monday to the next installment podcast.
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"Do didn't make sense. I think the marketing emphasis of a change more than the actual amenities there were so the. Mgm Grand Theme Park Went Away. That was a big one but we have a lot of stuff. There's still a lot going on for kids in Las Vegas. That we don't necessarily mark with what we don't show they. Don't show the waterpark NATO. But there's a lot there's a lot going on. It's not part of our marketing campaign. And when people gear they tend to be like. Wow there's a lot of stuff for I think that's a choice that was made for whatever the reason I mean. I don't. I'm not a researcher but I do know that To try to bend this city to say it's a family down didn't work it didn't work didn't quite ring true. It didn't it didn't feel it was an authentic. It's all about that now. Let's just be who we are? Let's say what we're going to say and be genuine whether it's in show business meaning whatever you doing. Well let's I have one more Thing I want to touch on how you? I'm a huge Beatles. Fan Thank you okay. And you were on stage with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr some years ago saying hey jude. Hollywood Bowl K. Wow let's just let's yeah. That's part of the quiz to how did that happen. When was it? What was the environment? Because it's so it's amazing when you tell the story it sounds like I just walked up there with Paula Ringa. That's not exactly Russia stage. I did not rush but more importantly it wasn't just me. It's super you know. Hi I'm always trying to be honest about this stuff so that doesn't exaggerate. It was a lot of entertainers now. We were all part of Earth Day and so there were different acts. We had Kenny loggins. Katie laying it was in the ninety S. ten thousand maniacs. Don Unleash was ninety. Three's on I think it was ninety. Three Steve Miller all these different bands. I was with a band. Called P M dawn and we were the babies of the group so we went I at the show. I started and You know like early in the afternoon. It's one of those all day things they used to do. They still do these. I mean I hear they do anything anymore. Dr Daisy Kern. What's that other one helps? Beautiful like that stuff. Okay anyway so what happened was being short when you're in a big massive crowd. It's easy to get sort of pushed and slush and so when Paul invited all of us. Paul McCartney was the Anchor Act and it was his thing and when he invited us all to come back on stage I got pushed to the front with P M Dawn. So that's how I ended up standing next to him and then Ringo. I don't even know where he came from but he came like on. My left and Paul was singing. The hey jude thing. And he I had talked to him for about fifteen minutes at soundcheck so I was still trying to recover from that conversation because he actually called me over and he said hello. Love how you dotted on and I'm just trying to be normal but inside them like Paul Gurney am he. He wanted to talk to me about our music. Because Paul's Kinda like Tony Bennett. Where he wants to know what's up now like what's current and He's not one of those well back in my day. Like he's always got his open for what's on and we were the thing that we you know current group so he was talking about that and he said that when the last time he had played the Hollywood. I wasn't born yet so I got all defensive and said yes I was and we got into this thing and he proved to me. I wasn't and it was just funny and cool. And then he said Yeah Sixteen. It was sixty sixty five played there in nineteen sixty five. I know it was. It was something about nine to sixty three. Because I know because I wasn't born yet so whatever he was talking about. 'cause we had a whole discussion about it. I said. Oh you're right. And he so long story way too long. Make it shorter. Is that at the end of the show. He called us all back. I ended up at the front and for some reason he just took my hand and when we got to the Non Anez and Ringo was over here talking about how. He didn't WanNa sing because he had just had dental surgery and wasn't feeling well. And I'm hearing them talking about that in front of all those owned wrinkled talking I can't sing. I had surgery in Paul's singing and he takes my hand in the other background singers ham. And he's like okay and this is all happening live at the Hollywood bowl and then he took my hand and then we started doing the nominees and then he left the Mike and went away and there was an open. Mike and I just started ad-libbing and then it turned into a thing. And that's how I ended up singing the wailing ad-lib St Jude with Paul. That's amazing. Wow Center the universe stuff. You're my hero all right well. Let's remind people where they can see you next three. Pm February February twenty third. It's a Sunday afternoon. Mirus cabaret jazz saying Cova Cosa. Yes and I really want to stress that it's going to be all kinds of genres so if you're a Blues Fan a Gospel Fan spirituals. We're going to do some music from Porgy and Bess ragtime stevie wonder earth men and fire the Blues Bessie Smith. We're going to cover it all as best we can. So it's something for everybody and it's going to be fierce and you're going to be singing and I think that's true. I talked about everybody. Be Singing also this thing but you know me. I like to do the whole deal I will. I will be there and I think people should check you out because this is a rare talent at you will see only in Las Vegas. What HAPPENS IN VEGAS? Heavens only in Vegas there. We go to site where they can go to Michelle Johnson Dot Com for more information arrived on an. I'll be writing about this in advance to can't wait to see. Michelle always a pleasure. Thanks for being here. Thanks once more to Michelle Johnson for joining us. This week on podcasts as always. We'll be back next Monday and every Monday so be sure to subscribe to the show where you're listening right now and what is happening in the column. You might be asking yourselves well Gwen Stefani and the Doobie brothers have canceled shows on the Strip both due to illness Stafani has misfortune. It's apples theater this month. And the Dube's of called out three shows at the Venetian theta. The doobie brothers shows have been rescheduled for November. Stafani has not yet announced any new dates for her just a girl residency which closes out in May comedian. Sean e Cooper who has been the comic relief in fantasy at Luxor for the past eighteen years has left the show. John is moving on to a solo career and his last show was February third for now. Murray Sawchuk of laugh factory at the Tropicana is performing his magic act in the middle of the adult review. What might happen to the guitar at hard. Rock hotel well. It is being taken down in sections and preserve it might be displayed again but not at neon museum that is where the hard rock cafes. Gibson Guitar has been returned to display but hotel CEO. Richard Bosworth says they are not destroying the sign and are reviewing options for possible. Return to display. What else aerosmith. Its original drummer. Joey Kramer have ended their dispute. Which led the Kramer being sidelined from July through February tenth when he finally returned to the stage Kramer was out of the show because of unspecified physical problems. He had sued the band in an attempt to perform at the Grammy Awards. Show in January. But a judge ruled he was not permitted to return. Without the band's permission Kramer is back now and deuces are wild is performing as scheduled at park. Fiesta and Frank Marino is back on stage permanently with legends in concert the former host of evening Kaj and Divas Las Vegas Revives Joan rivers role in the show at Tropicana Theater. He's also an upcoming guests on pod cats for all that and more read casks that closes out another episode of podcast. Thank you Frankie Marino. For our theme song the biggest cat in town keep up with me or tried to under review journal website or at Johnny cats on twitter at Johnny cats one on instagram and tune in next Monday to the next installment of pats on the biggest cat..
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"Watching people watching. I watched people the same time. They're watching me when I'm warm. I'm not in a trance dance. Yeah well sometimes I am but I also I notice what moves people you can actually physically feel people. Being moved a certain way. That's how we pace is ourselves as actors to you feel the room going. ooh move along. You know you can actually feel it. It's a thing that to me as a service because in the end you take the sum total of the VIBE. You're feeling and you say okay guys. I'm going to give you this now and people. I get your spirited spirited away. Yeah you are. That's that's it like like live entertainment grade live. Entertainment is my babbling Brook. It's my it's my retreat in many ways Jerry Gerry Lopez calls the Santa Fe shows the healing. And he's right man at the end of that show you feel better than when you walk down. Yeah and I can go see that a million times even see the same set that list and I. I never leave going too bad. I went to see Jerry. Lopez like who's going health copy move by China's Marlins or Tyrique interesting enough wounded far. Believe me I mean that's a real thing and it's in that small room I brought from my family was in town recently. I I took them to see them and they were truly early. Blown away everything they were more than these guys with those guys. It's it's like he says it's the spirit and he's another one he doesn't phone it in in an he's fully present when he performs I think is so important. You Know Vegas gets this weird rap for being plastic bigger fake or. Oh you're a lounge singer and then if you just give it a minute and go see these people perform. They're giving it their all their fire. They sing circles around every a single person. I can think of Who WanNa Grammy this year and I am? I'm proud of it. I'm proud to live here and this coming show. is they like the vocal power. I know I said it before. But it's beyond me on right so bad. Thanks once more to Michelle Johnson for joining us. This week on podcasts as always. We'll be back next Monday. And every Mondays he'll be sure to subscribe to the show where you're listening. What is happening in mccollum? You might be asking yourselves well. Wayne Newton picked up a court victory in his ongoing effort to reclaim his possessions. At Cassidy Shenandoah. Newton had sold the property years ago but was leasing it for his museum which was closed in two thousand eighteen left behind. Were such items as a microphone. Your phone given to him by Frank Sinatra Violin from Jack. Benny and many costumes made by his mother. The current owners say day bought those items and have been told they're not authorized to sell or move the possessions until this case is solved the next court date is March Fourth Lady Gaga has love interest from New Year's Eve at nomad restaurant has been identified. Michael Polanski is a Tech Entrepreneur Rennes facebook cofounder. Sean Parker's business interest actress. I took video of the two kissing to usher in twenty twenty as Brian. Newman's ban played all lang sign. Derrick Stevens is opening bar Canada at the De Las Vegas on March sixteenth. It's a Canada and NHL Theme Sports Bar and Sports Wagering Annex on the hotel's tells second-floor Derek tells me why closing de Showroom and it's lineup of production shows was a good idea derek. Off of dancing with the stars ours is headlining a new residency. Show no limit at Flamingo. Showroom beginning June the second and running through November seven huff stance production runs prior to Rupaul drag race. Live at the theater where Donny and Marie once headlined for all that and more read cats. That closes out another episode of PODCASTS. Thank you Frankie Marino for our theme song the biggest cat impound keep up with me or try to on the review journal website or at Johnny cats on twitter at Johnny cats one on instagram and tune in next Monday to the next installment installment of podcast. But I'm the biggest cat..
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"In. I've talked to a number of entertainers and lawsuits from all different forms of entertainment. Like I look at Some Look Stephanie Sanchez. Who did spend some spent some time in New York old? She's Las Vegas native and she found out really quickly that when she came back to Las Vegas or fewer starving artists. How she for you? You're starving ours in Las Vegas Vegas and and it's not to knock New York. I mean I go back I can for that fire and that feeling I do think that New York pushed me more in some ways to pursue certain types of goals whereas here you can get comfortable. I mean you can just like when I moved here not so much anymore but when I moved here you could be a valet. You could be parking cars and own you know four four five bedroom house with a pool which is unheard of in literally in any other city so that part was is cool but I I'm not necessarily financially motivated for me. It was more of a creative away to be creative without like you said starving and the combination of being able to make a living to not starve. And I'm telling you again that that winter still is I chant. PTA seeing about it. I cannot you are the rare Entertainer in Las Vegas whose Yale educated. When asked about this you see? You re originated at Yale and the only other runner. Ten we have in town is Jen Kramer. Who Has Yale background at the L. Background? Police Dishes Harvard background. Yes Ivy League. There's some oh an ivy league teams show there'd be like five of us but that's okay under twenty minutes of manager Santa's amazing. I should talk to her about that. And it is weird. It the The music program at Yale was great theater. The program is great but most of the entertainers that I knew in school went to New York or La. And I just went kind of a different West so I was an earnings major. Oh No my parents were having in English Major. I was going to be a lawyer. I was a paralegal. I was going that path but I just. It's not what I'm supposed to be. You know what was the catalyst exactly for you to pursue singing full-time with all your other options. I have to think about about that. The catalyst I I don't want to be a moment when you said you know what I'm just going to sing. I think I think when you keep quitting day jobs or you keep when when things keep coming up and presenting themselves for you no matter what you do you have to pay attention. I mean I'm very much a spiritual person that way and I don't believe that I kept getting these opportunities because I would quit for a while but it's hard it's not easy business and I would quit or I would stop writing or whatever 'cause I write music to or stop performing as much and do my day job and then I would just keep getting the call and I I at a certain point I realized I just enjoyed that more. And I don't WanNA spend my life punching a clock and being afraid of something that I think is my calling so I wouldn't say it was a moment I think it was just I think I think my talent and my passion wore me down one even though that may sound funny from pursuing what everybody else thinks I should be doing vocally trained. You have to have had vocal to a degree to degree. I I could always use more. Yes listen to you sing. It sounds like you've had some chance of some training voices is but I'll tell you knew spectacular. Thank you you appreciate that but I will tell you. My biggest trainer is Vegas another reason. I like living here. Because if you're gonNA live here you if you're GONNA GONNA make money you have to be able to turn around and do gospel classical pop to a degree. You don't have to be an expert at it but the more versatile you are are the more you'll do so it's a lot of it was just Situational because if someone calls me and says can you do such and such. I always say yes. Hang up the phone ago. I just say I couldn't do it yourself. I just say yeah I always say us if it's especially actually if it's work opportunity unless there's just something dangerous but vocal birthdays coming you and we're here but if we ever got hold of you signing the record or you don't ask me to you know do anything. Cray cray just asked me to sing hoops. But Gosh Yeah just just so again. I don't think it was a catalyst that made me say this is what I WANNA do. I've been doing it since I was really little. And I just stopped fighting The calling Ling and started writing again. Because that's something else I blew off so it's all right. I don't know it's just steps. Where a certain point you say? Okay what else have I been ignoring I mean haven't you been through this. I'd probably going through now. I mean what's your passion and what's your nose knows no question. My Passion is is what I doubt about it. I interviewed Phil McKinley. One time producer Spiderman and he would have had a showstopper here in Las Vegas show. Stop resigned coffee with them with the win and his question who's had any so what's your passion though. He asked me that I was supposed to be him. We went on and on about how people have to be in their passionate work in their past. Yeah and it was very it was it was remarkable because I you you know in life if you have a chance to really step back and look like you. Who spends her time asking other people that question? I don't like being questioned offensive but I don't know if I answered your question. Bed specific catalysts. You can gravitate to your passion. Also you know I think it was about a lot of things but this is what I'm supposed to. Your art is a passionate and there's a double passion when you talk about the way you convey it. There's an extra love passion. The switch has been that as you get older too. I think you realize is that it's not to me. It's a transaction between me and the audience and maybe when I was younger I would've thought it's all about me singing and clapping but now it's like it's all about me creating music and them understanding perhaps healing or escaping or whatever the whatever that service service does for them. I'm much more aware of that night. Perform and it's more of why I perform. I think I I know everyone's not the same but a lot of my friends and I have talked about how as we have proceeded in our careers with less ego based and more service based and the the payoff is is literally tenfold when you have that mindset. I think that well I think the the artists have really respect here in Las Vegas and elsewhere are those who do a lot of service I think of the people under here he goes lists but you know like People Clint Holmes and I had him. I met him charity environment. You know if you look at things like the power of love at that level. Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for children all the way down to the Mondays dark to people who contribute to that. It's it's enriching even if you're even if you're not doing charity you work for say even if you're just doing your own show and people have paid to see it you're still giving of your time and your talent and your story Lori and.
"las vegas" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"Hi I'm on the prowl. Indeed welcome come to podcasts. This is cats John. Cats Lameda of the Las Vegas Review Journal. I columnist called cats fittingly enough. Find it on page three A.. Everyday an an online all the time our guest this week is Las Vegas First Lady of Jazz. Michelle Johnson Michelle is a recurring headliner. Myers Cabaret Jazz. At the Smith Center up next year is bringing Sankoh for a celebration. Concert of African American music in history to Myers Cabaret Jazz jazz three. PM February twenty third the show also features an all star cast of singers and musicians. Partout of my conversation with Michelle will be available next Monday Sunday. So make sure you're subscribe to the show wherever you're listening right now. This interview was also recorded on video at the RJ studios. If you'd like to watch this episode of PODCASTS. She can head over to review journal DOT COM for video of the complete interview now onto my conversation with Michelle Johnson. Jon Katz Lameda is here with Michelle Johnson. The First Lady of Jazz Las Vegas First Lady of Jazz goes this way Las Vegas First Lady of jets. Yeah that's right on. Go with it how you doing. I'm good. How are you have you on podcast? It's good to have you around anyway. We've known each other for quite awhile haven't we you and I hi since you were the secondly promoted some you got promoted. You got kicked upstairs. Let's just talk about what what's in front us in the show at the Smith Center on February twenty third San Cova. Yes yes a celebration concert of African American music in history. That's right like a lot for that little room. What's going on well? It February is black history month but I think we should be seller celebrating our culture. All can you do different things that I do but because it is February I wanted to do something specific. And you know I've been in that room many times and done a lot of different themes but I've never done something like this so this is a different approach where I'm taking a theme. That has more of a cultural and historical elements. Not just you know the music of so and so so. It's going to be a little Wider in expanse genre is also. It's going to be multi genre instead set of being super focused but what ties it together as the music is sort of the fabric of the contributions of African Americans through history. So it's a little bit of history three story but it's all told through music. There's not a lot of talking. There's a little bit of spoken word which is going to be super cool. A little bit of dance and an amazing cast. Okay okay. Let's talk about what what might be on the set list for example when I hear history. Okay how far back to go contemporary music history. And we'RE GONNA we're talking from the ship's hips okay. So we're talking about how much you know in print before it's not Super Fun topic but let's face it. How did we get here? We're going to do music all all the way from the music that was brought over from Africa and the Caribbean to music of today. So it's a journey. We're going to try to do as much as we can without out Making it too long and that means doing snippets of some things and some full songs. But it's going to be a beautiful concert that pays tribute to our history history. And who do you have joining you. Well I have my list so they don't get in trouble. I don't WanNa forget anybody I have it too. So so all star castle it is it is I mean I I want to start by saying these are all my friends to as always always there my colleagues and my friends but these are people that I thought thought would be perfect for this particular show because of the varied talents that they have and We have skied miles. One of my best friends who people know for for her Ballsy all's out amazing powerful renditions of so many different types of music. Boom boom boom boom homeroom where she plays. Now she's over at rose rather by killing it for like six years down what I love about Her is she's never never phones. It in I mean there. Every night doesn't phone so Austin so she's going to be in its Guidi miles. We also have. I'm someone who just joined the cast. This is my friend Skip Martin. Do you know skit for trying to play no skip. I have to have met skips probably probably it is the former lead singer of cool and the gang. They have a few hits a with the DAS- ban and he's he's a great musician. I sat with skip it and I know him he was at the same table. That's how I met him right so he's also a great trump player. Just phenomenal musician. So he's going to be doing all kinds of things and he's terrific. Plays everything from jazz to RB and we have my friend Fletch. Who you know which Wolcott right idol finalist I am sings with day PERICO and his different different bands that he has and he's terrific high energy? I Love I'm so he's is going to be in it You know Tasha Komo right Tasha Komo great jazz singer known all over Vegas Another friend Anti I show won the Sarah Vaughan international jazz vocal competition at I think she was third place but if you hear her she should have been. I the dispensary quite often. She's been italian-american Club. Yes yes Schmitz Hunter too I think so. Yeah she's done some stuff with guys and offer. WHO's the director over Spencer Syringes? She's all over the place But her voice is just silk and gorgeous and very a multifaceted so I have her doing some things and then I have my girl Tamara Walker. Who is right now at Mayfair? She's the late night. Show over at Mayfair. Have you been there. Yes yes twice at night late night. She's terrific. It's since that Mayfair itself is is a must hadn't any I like the. I think you would like the Sunday night more within the during early weekend because it is a jazz show how and it's less it's The the other shows they do on the weekend or bigger and they're more the production and it's great for tourists. Come to Las Vegas for like three nights. You WanNa get your local introduced myself to at first with a jazz show out more Kind of Culinary friendly say it's a little bit more sedate but it's a beautifully appointment in the format is great but the president. There's nothing sedate about Tamara. Walker no even though she can kill it with a beautiful ballot and then turn around and you know go to the rafters got she. You can do anything And I just love her. You know she did that I did you ever see her video of Oh holy night. Do you remember. The singer was singing. Oh Oh holy night in the metro. DC and it went viral. Oh yeah okay so okay okay. But they'll be okay and I've got her. I'm I'm just proud and I have ovonic Christie. WHO's a great rb singer here in town Sings with everybody and does her own tributes to Aretha Franklin Glen and just powerhouses power houses. I don't know that's this is going to be an. It's only a one time. Show right. This is GONNA be one. See something like this exhaust. What's the biggest challenge for you? I mean you're going to be performing straight with you. The biggest challenge for me is has curated the music because you don't want people to be bored and you don't want it to be too long especially you know in this town if you go past like an hour and forty five live it starts to get too long. I mean it's an afternoon shows that part-timers it's at three o'clock on a Sunday and I do that so that my friends can come because they're all working at night and also just because I think it's a sweet spot in the day especially after football season where you you can catch people who may not want to drive late. You know an older crowd or crowd that works on Mondays. That's why pick. Three o'clock on Sundays is working for me. It's good that it's after after the NFL season. Probably I would. I would get my own show and be watched was I felt bad. I saw Michael Grimm and during the NFC championship game. Oh I think was that the day he was there on a Sunday and I probably forty nine. This is Michael. How did phone half the time? He understood John. Lewis probably checking but In answer to your question about what the biggest challenges. It's it's making sure I have the right music. I mean I mean and and making sure I I. There's no way you can get everybody in every genre and every great artists in there you just have to do what moves you and also what fits the voices. That's how I make it happen. Your shows that you've done at the Smith Center looting especially this one is very personal to their artists who've touched you personally personally. It's a format it's it's.