By Bobbie Katz
Jackson Galaxy - The Cat’s Meow for Real
Renowned feline expert and animal advocate Jackson Galaxy has “cat-apulted” into the national spotlight as the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell.
At the recent SuperZoo 2014 convention held at the end of July at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, he appeared at the cocktail party to unveil the exclusive cat product line he developed with Petmate – together they are remaking the cat play category based on a real-world understanding of cats and their natural behaviors and instincts. Galaxy is personally involved in the design of each product, from concept to packaging, using his unique philosophy of the ideal cat lifestyle, which he refers to as Cat Mojo: Hunt, Catch, Kill, Eat, Groom and Sleep. Called The Cat Daddy, Jackson’s unique ability to communicate with cats and resolve issues that plague them and their owners can be attested to on My Cat from Hell. In this interview with Bobbie Katz, he talks about life in the cat house.
Clint Holmes has “Georgia” On his Mind
“It’s just an old sweet song” but it’s one among several that will be made new again by some terrifically talented performers who will be bringing GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles to The Venetian Las Vegas for a limited engagement from September 18 through October 29, 2014.
This groundbreaking new show will feature a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor David Loeb. Enjoy Clint’s interview with Bobbie Katz.
Plane and Fancy - A First in International Flight
On Sunday evening, July 27,, the rain fell mainly on the plane from Spain but that didn’t stop the inaugural flight of Las Vegas Airlines, the first-ever direct flight from that country, from landing at 7 p.m. at the new international terminal at McCarran Airport and bringing in 300 excited Spaniards to enjoy a week of what Las Vegas has to offer.
The brainchild of acclaimed veteran producer, Luis Alvarez, who owns three theaters in Spain, the now 12-hour non-stop flight to Las Vegas (down from 28 hours and having to change planes), which will be bringing 300 Spanish tourists to the city weekly, offers passengers a revolutionary perk -- entertainment from the “captain,” who is one of the top five comedians in that country, and 10 other performers in a nightclub-like atmosphere on the plane. The Captain/comedian will change with each flight. It took two years to put the project together and get it approved but Alvarez’ success couldn’t have been more apparent at the welcoming party held at the terminal.
Alverez tells the story in this interview with Bobbie Katz.
This article appears by courtesy of Vegas Insider Daily.com.