By Dianne R. Davis
Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis
Tony Sacca Celebrates 50 Years in Show Business
Some entertainers may take accolades on stage one month and collect tickets and usher people to their showroom seats the next. In a town and an industry that may love you one day and forget you the next, Tony Sacca endures.
Sacca celebrated 50 years in the entertainment business on September 27 with a special production of “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” at The Railhead at Boulder Station. Sacca tapes the show every Friday at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 pm and guests must be 21 or older. There is no charge to attend but tickets are first come first served.
The shows are captured on video and air on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and late night Tuesdays at 2:30 a.m. on Vegas TV Cable 14.
A crowd of fans waited outside the theater at the special anniversary show to catch a close-up glance or photos of the entertainers and special guests that came to walk the red carpet and honor Tony on this special occasion.
The room was packed and the crowd enthusiastic. I suspect many of those in attendance are fans who have followed Tony for many years.
Ron Garrett shared the stage with Tony and the Saccetts and introduced many of the guests.
Kelly Clinton-Holmes, a local favorite, delighted audiences
Tony Lewis and Tom Stevens were delightful as Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Spectrum gave the audience some great Motown sounds and traditional choreography
Joe Krathwohl – The Birdman of Las Vegas
Sacca delighted the audience members when he showed up on stage with the Thunder Down Under Troupe and followed suite as they removed their shirts and showed off their abs.
According to Sacca, “I trained for 90 days and lost 18 pounds to participate for this performance,” What a treat to perform with them as I celebrated 50 years in show business.”
Kat Ray and Friend
Tony Sacca and the Saccettes
Tony Sacca and the Saccettes
High Fashion Goes High Tech at 2014 International CES
From connected glasses to health monitoring devices, FashionWare, a new lifestyle-focused exhibit at the 2014 International CES® produced in partnership with Living in Digital Times, will showcase the latest innovations in wearable technology that mix fashion and function. The 2014 CES, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and will run from January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.
“From jackets that adjust based on outside temperatures to solar-charging handbags and more, innovations in wearable technology are shaping the industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “The FashionWare TechZone integrates style, function and technology to create a wow-factor, high-tech space at the 2014 CES.”
Leading FashionWare exhibitors at the 2014 CES include: Brother, CLO Virtual Fashion, Inc., FashionTEQ, and Velodyne. The TechZone will be located in the Venetian Ballroom. This high-tech area will also host an invitation-only runway show on Thursday, January 9, 2014, featuring innovative products that are both functional and fashionable.
Living in Digital Times will sponsor eight additional lifestyle-focused exhibit areas and events at the 2014 CES that include:
•Kids@Play: This TechZone features new technologies that facilitate learning for the next generation of consumers. Kids@Play explores the way being digital today creates a smarter world tomorrow. (The Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom)
•MommyTech: The “mommy” audience, a code name for families using a variety of high-tech mobile products, is the fastest, largest and most vocal group of technology adoptees. In this area, you’ll see how a new generation of products is making homes smarter and safer, creating better entertainment, fostering safer driving experiences and more. (The Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom)
•Silvers Summit: There are about 78 million boomers in the US (450 million worldwide) born between 1946 and 1964 — and they're hitting their peak earning and spending. This area showcases the products and services that keep boomers engaged, entertained, connected and healthy. (LVCC, South Hall 2)
•TransformingEDU: This is the TechZone where innovation meets education. Formerly HigherEdTECH, this area showcases how K-20 education is being reinvented through ground-breaking entrepreneurial innovation and corporate investment. (The Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom)
•Digital Health Summit: This TechZone is at the intersection of technology, health and wellness. Here, you'll see solutions for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a variety of illnesses, from obesity to asthma, from poor vision or hearing to high blood pressure. (LVCC, South Hall 2)
•FitnessTech: This TechZone will focus exclusively on the newest innovations and tools for the sports enthusiast and spotlight key trends impacting the collective multi-billion dollar sports, fitness and outdoors markets. (LVCC, South Hall 2)
•Last Gadget Standing: This inventive, fast-paced competition challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives. The CES audience will determine which product is “most likely to change the face of technology.” There is also an online vote to determine a separate online winner.
•Mobile Apps Showdown: This event showcases inventive new apps in front of a vocal CES audience. App producers will have four minutes to demo their app and an applause-o-meter measures audience enthusiasm to determine the winner. There is also an online vote to determine a separate online winner.
Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein from SiriusXM Radio's Howard Stern channels are slated to co-host the Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown events on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the LVCC, North Hall, Room N255.
CES has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media:
Photo credit: Burt Davis
Photo credit: Dianne R. Davis
Photo credit: Burt Davis