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December 20, 2014

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JERRY'S LOUNGE
Jerry Fink has covered the broad spectrum of Las Vegas entertainment for eight years, from lounges to showrooms, from superstars to those who have visions of superstardom to old-timers who are past their prime but still love to entertain. Fink spent 20 years as a reporter/editor/feature writer with the Tulsa World before joining the Las Vegas Sun. He is a graduate of City College of San Francisco, U.C. Berkeley and the University of Oklahoma.

Photo: Lon Bronson performs in the orchestra for
Workin’ to keep workin’
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
MUSIC:
Trumpet player Lon Bronson came to Las Vegas when it was a mecca for musicians and has adapted as it has become tougher to find work.
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Spirit of Elvis rocks on
Thursday, January 8, 2009
MUSIC: Artist will celebrate the King’s birthday with concert
As incredible as it may sound, Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 74th birthday today – probably quietly at Graceland lest he throw out a hip.
Less Elvis in Vegas doesn’t mean no Elvis in Vegas
Thursday, January 8, 2009
MUSIC:
There’s not a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on in Las Vegas this week to celebrate the 74th birthday of Elvis Presley.
Photo: Andre King sings from the dance floor last month a
A sound that’s recession-proof, or perhaps made for it
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
MUSIC:
Don’t tell the crowd filling the dance floor at Jerry’s Nugget there’s a recession. It’s Motown Friday and the 100 or so fans in the lounge have forked over a $5 cover charge to listen to Sho Tyme
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Offstage, local acts doing the hustle
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
economy: The economy is particularly tough on four-wallers -- those who rent show space and take on great risk
For struggling entertainers who have to promoting their own acts, this is a lousy time to be in show business in Vegas. And it’s never been harder for the lesser-known performers, because of the recession, to fill their showrooms, even as their costs remain the same.
Mainstay of Vegas music on album up for Grammy
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
LOOKING IN ON: ENTERTAINMENT:
Local music legend Jerry Lopez will get a taste of the national spotlight at the annual Grammy Awards ceremony Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Photo: Slide guitarist Roy Rogers performs as part of the
Boulder blues back to cheer you
Thursday, November 20, 2008
MUSIC: Displaced series returns to off-Strip home
There’s no place like home. The free Boulder Blues Series returns tonight to the Railhead Lounge at Boulder Station.
Photo: Lounge performer T. Fox dresses up to sing Latin p
Lounge singer has moved up
Monday, October 27, 2008
ON THE STRIP:
Five years ago T. Fox was performing in a wide spot in a hallway on the second floor of the Tropicana. The makeshift lounge was at the entry to the Island Buffet.
Photo: The band SRO, including, from left, guitarist Dana
Keeping music live
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
IN THE LOUNGES: The six members of a seven-piece band are helping to preserve a Vegas entertainment tradition
Rico Diamante, dapper in a fedora and silky red double-breasted suit, steps from behind the curtain of the small stage of Roxy’s Lounge in Sam’s Town.
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Meet Richard Cheese: He’ll grate on you, make you laugh and sing along
Thursday, August 21, 2008
OFF THE STRIP:
Make room in the Rat Pack pantheon, fellas. Move over Frank, Sammy and Dean ... here’s Dick.
Photo: Nova's founder and bassist Carlos Elorza calls the
It’s good therapy: Evenings of jazz
Monday, July 21, 2008
Nova, a quartet, fills Hilton’s Tempo Lounge with music to chill out by on Thursdays
An alien sound wafts over the clang of the slots, the buzz at the blackjack tables and the cheers from the sports bettors.
Photo: New Country Strings fires up the crowd at Dixie's
Country, strings attached
Monday, July 14, 2008
Four classically schooled female violinists turn on the twang
Take equal parts fiddling, beautiful women and sexy dancing — combine them all in a country bar and you have an explosive formula for a good time.
Photo: Indigo performs Latin cover songs with vocals in E
Latin band Indigo sizzles Summerlin Saturday nights
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Add vibrant Indigo to the brilliant pinks and oranges of the Mexican restaurant Agave. That’s one recipe to put color into beige-centric Summerlin.

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