“Sandy Interviews on the Casino Entertainment Award’s Red Carpet”-MORE–

 By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman & CEA)

Katie Kenner, female star of “Sex Tips for a Straight Woman from a Gay Man” (Paris) nominated for Casino Production Show of the Year, explained, “The show is a little piece of New York in Las Vegas with a little romance, a little raunchy, and a lot of fun.”

Just enjoyed the Ink Spots in Las Vegas a few years ago and now they are back. “Which of your famous songs was the greatest hit of that time?”


Edward Stancil, spokesman for the Ink Spots answered, “If I Didn’t Care.” 

Sandy, “What do you think of the changes in music today?”

Edward, “With the re-occurrence of R&B by Bruno Mars and others and rise of Do-op coming back, our music is popular again. We appear in Las Vegas at the Aliante Hotel on December 9.”

Sandy, “That is perfect, just before Christmas to enjoy the beautiful Ink Spot songs!

I thought it was Sean Connery, but his look alike, Dennis Keogh, stood out in a crowd!

Next, three of the cast of the new show, “Motown Extreme” (Hooters), which just opened at Hooters. They call the show “Extreme” because their 13 year-old star.
Shows Wednesdays to Sunday.

The attendees were anxious to see Platinum Recording Artists the Righteous Brothers receive the 2018 Casino Entertainment Lifetime Legend Award. I reviewed the Righteous Brothers, Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley, since arriving in Las Vegas in 1985 and loved their show throughout the years. The warmth of their friendship and personalized vocals were a delight to see!

After Bobby Hatfield passed away in 2003, Bill Medley appeared with his son and the beautiful songs “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin”, “Unchained Melody”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” and others have continued throughout the years. Medley’s new partner Bucky Heard joined him for the award.  


Casino Entertainer of the Year- Paul Anka
Chubby Checker- WINNER-
Donny & Marie Osmond

Casino Comedian of the Year
Bill Engvall- WINNER-
Piff The Magic Dragon
Sebastian Maniscalco

Casino Musical Artist of the Year
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
The Commodores- WINNER-
John Fogerty

Casino Production Show of the Year
Legends in Concert- WINNER-
Magic Mike Live
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year
Robyn Smith Levi – Boyd Gaming
Christian Printup – Seneca Gaming Corporation
Monica Reeves – Station Casinos- WINNER-

Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year
Beau Rivage Theatre – Beau Rivage Resort
Hard Rock Live – Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park- WINNER-
Xcite Center – Parx Casino

Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year

Battery Park – Hard Rock Sioux City- WINNER-
Event Center – Choctaw Grand Theater – Choctaw Casino Durant
Sandbar Stage – Red Rock Resort

Casino Booking Agent of the Year
Abby Wells Baas – William Morris Endeavor (WME)
Noël Largess – Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)
Seth Shomes – United Talent Agency (UTA)- WINNER-

Independent Casino Talent Buyer of the Year
Steve Gietka – SMG Entertainment
Lori Otelsberg – Signature Entertainment
Scott Thomas – Buzz Entertainment- WINNER

Award-winning Talk Show Host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Syndicated Columnist- Show and Dining Reviews, Luxury, Travel. TV Productions. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com  Facebook@szlvtv         



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