Photos credit: Photos by Dianne Davis or Burt Davis unless otherwise stated.
Ambhar Lounge at Tropicana is Place To Be on Sunday Nights
Did I mention how much I enjoy the talent in Las Vegas? Sunday night August 5 Skye Dee Miles hosted an amazing array of talented performers at the Ambhar Lounge at the Tropicana. The action starts every Sunday night sometime after 9:30 p.m. and goes on and on -- beyond midnight. There is no cover and no minimum making this one of the best deals in town.
There was so much talent that I apologize for any performers that I may accidentally leave off the list. Skye started the evening with that sultry sexy strong voice of hers. She's a bombshell and her name should be in bright lights.
Ray Hamilton Jr. is a chip off the old block in the most positive ways. Over the course of the evening we enjoyed Lisa L. Mack as well as the the keyboard playing of Vita Corimbi, both of Menopause the Musical, Bass by Joey Green who plays with Gladys Knight and bass by Chris Coleman, PJ on Guitar, and music by Matt from Recycled Percussion. It's not everyday that you see and hear a sexy female drummer, but there was Trish Warren setting the room on fire.
Stephanie Sanchez singing with Tara Palsha (VEGAS! The Show) dancing was one of the highpoints of the evening. Steve Heath and Bill Fayne accompanied.
Two sisters who call themselves Intrigue shared their strong singing skills. I love Reva Rice, lead female singer in VEGAS! The Show and she gave it her usual A game. Aretha Harding who sang with the Canadian Tenors entertained along with Francesca T. Camus. Jerry Jones – always a pleasure.
And the audience! Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie fame along with talented violinist Lydia Ansel, Dayna Roselli, Magician Murray Sawchuck and his assistant and bride Chloe Crawford. Chloe has just started a run in Fantasy at the Luxor. Doug “Lefty” Leferovich, the not so bumbling assistant in Murray's show, their pal fellow magician Mark Bennick, Jeffrey Molitz, Tropicana VP Tom Recine, and Columnist John Katsilometes. Also cast members from Dancing With The Stars which just completed a successful run at the Tropicana.
Chloe Crawfor, Dianne R. Davis and Murray
Chris Phillips and Lydia Ansel
Doug "Lefty" Leferovich, Murray Sawchuck and Mark Bennick
Chris Phillips and Murray Sawchuck
Lydia Ansel and Stephanie Sanchez
Murray Sawchuck, Chloe Crawford, Skye Dee Miles, Tanya Popovich and Tom Recine
Sky Dee Miles and Tayna Popovich
Tara Palsha, Bill Fayne and Stephanie Sanchez
If there is any down side to the evening it is that we don't get enough time to enjoy Skye Dee Miles, but we can catch her other nights of the week. No cover, no minimum and no end to the talent. Check out the Ambhar Lounge at the Tropicana every night, but be sure to get there on a Sunday night as well.
CES Early Registration Open
The Consumer Electronics Association has opened registration for the 2013 International CES,which will be held on January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.
Registration is free to consumer technology professionals through August 31. But on September 1 the registration fee will be $100. Readers of LVRTC who plan to attend the 2013 CES should register by August 31 to avoid the fee. Approximately 150,000 top executives, retail buyers, contest providers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from 250 countries are expected at the 2013CES. The International CES has room blocks at special rates available for a limited time, at partner hotels throughout Las Vegas.
“Excitement and buzz is already starting to build for the 2013 International CES, which will be the most important global technology event of the year,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With new innovations in cloud computing, software and apps, digital health, lifestyle technologies and automotive technologies, the 2013 International CES is sure to feature the standout products and trends of 2013 across all major product categories.” We will keep you updated on unique CES exhibits as 2013 approaches. In the meantime, go to CESweb.org for registration instructions. Below are a few scenes from the 2012 International CES.
Barbecue Booze and Belly Laughs To Showcase at the Las Vegas Grille Saturday August 11
Barbecue Booze and Belly laughs, a stand-up comedy production by TickleMe Entertainment, will showcase this Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Grille at West Sahara Avenue and Buffalo Road.
Comedians will include Anton Knight, PJ Stansbury, Linda Lou, Adam Feuerberg, Tab Lloyd, Phil Peredo as well as several up and coming comics. This mash up of talented comics will be providing a hilarious evening of smart, funny, dirty and clean comedy addressing a wide array of topics from the personal to the political.
Phil Peredo and Tab Lloyd, both Las Vegas comedians by way of New Jersey/New York and Dallas respectively, recently started TickleMe Entertainment to address the local comedy needs of Las Vegas whether it is a show for locals, organizing college comedy shows or providing speaker comedians to corporate events.