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Wayne Newton

Known as "Mr. Las Vegas," Wayne Newton has dazzled audiences in many Strip casinos, including the Flamingo, Stardust, Las Vegas Hilton, Desert Inn, Frontier, Sands, Bally's, Caesars Palace and the MGM Grand. He now performs at the Tropicana in his new show, "Once Before I Go."

Wayne Newton sued twice this week over alleged unpaid bills
Courts:
Friday, July 17, 2009
Entertainer Wayne Newton has been sued twice this week by creditors claiming to be owed tens of thousands of dollars. In one lawsuit, Newton is accused of failing to pay $32,384 for hay delivered to his Las Vegas ranch -- presumably for consumption by his horses at the ranch.
Showtime: How Sin City evolved into 'The Entertainment Capital of the World'
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Before central air conditioning and eye-catching neon lights, the Las Vegas Strip entertainment scene started in the western-themed El Rancho Vegas, a motor lodge located on Highway 91.
Wayne Newton owned the Strip
'Mr. Las Vegas' will go down as entertainer, but also owned the Aladdin
Thursday, May 15, 2008
In 1980, Wayne Newton, affectionately known as “Mr. Las Vegas,” got a taste of what Frank Sinatra had experienced for much of his life — accusations of mob association.
All the Joy and Wayne
Deep into a career that started in Las Vegas lounges nearly 50 years ago and made him a cultural icon, Mr. Las Vegas still does it his way.
Friday, December 7, 2007
The car sits stationary, gleaming in the sun, but the wheels in Wayne’s Newton’s brain are spinning, burning rubber. His Rolls-Royce is dented. It’s the slightest imperfection, no larger than a dime, appearing as if someone has pressed a thumb hard into the car’s fender. The disfigurement is so indecipherable that it has long escaped notice by dozens of discriminating eyes that tend to the structures, vast menagerie and exotic vehicles at his home, Casa de Shenandoah.
Viva Wayne Vegas
Friday, June 10, 2005
It is Wednesday afternoon, and Casa de Shenandoah is Casa de Chaos. Wayne Newton is conducting an orchestra of animals -- penguins, ducks, geese, cranes, horses, wallabies, swans, peacocks and an umbrella cockatoo -- as he performs promos for an MTV "TRL" crew. The assorted cameramen, producers and publicists are shooting a half-dozen or so spots featuring Newton at his famous ranch with his assortment of animals as part of the "TRL: Summer On The Strip" series.
Today, fans are the voice of Wayne Newton
Friday, May 2, 2003
Wayne Newton is a phenomenon, a living icon -- of Las Vegas, of show business, of patriotism -- who continues to be a must-see for fans even though his singing voice has become troublesome.
Wayne's (other) World: World-renowned Arabian horses remain a passion for Mr. Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
The two are reunited in time to join five other foals and mares in a grass pasture flanked by white fences and shady trees. Newton is just warming up. He next grabs the lead rope to the glistening stallion, WN Ibn Ali, who is prancing and snorting, clearly intent on impressing two mares in an adjacent paddock.
Newton takes on role of gaming advocate
Monday, March 12, 2001
The casino industry has enlisted the help of entertainer Wayne Newton in the first nationwide, grass-roots campaign to bolster its political clout in Washington.
Brush fire spreads onto Wayne Newton property
Monday, August 21, 2000
An urban wildfire Sunday in a Clark County park scorched 37 acres of a nature preserve before jumping a 10-foot wall and burning an acre of brush on the property of entertainer Wayne Newton. The fire also burned 11 acres adjacent to the park that are believed to be owned by Newton.
Wayne Newton recalls resort's troubled past
Friday, August 18, 2000
Entertainer Wayne Newton marvels at the pending grand reopening of the Aladdin hotel-casino, a property he once owned, because he believes if Nevada gaming authorities of the late 1970s had their way, it would have vanished forever.
Newton proves he's still a master in Stardust debut
Friday, January 28, 2000
Wayne Newton had a blue-ribbon audience with celebrities plus local movers and shakers for his opening night Monday in the newly renamed Wayne Newton Theater at the Stardust.
New Year's Eve was a full day for Mr. Las Vegas
Monday, January 3, 2000
I'm riding shotgun with my new very good friend, Wayne Newton, in a shiny black Rolls-Royce with the initials "W.N." painted in small letters on each door. We're screeching along Industrial Road, late for an interview with tiny broadcast journalism superstar Connie Chung at the Bellagio.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Herald the return of the Wayne-ster
Sunday, October 31, 1999
A funny thing happened to Wayne Newton over the past few years as he traipsed across the country, wowing audiences in outposts like Branson, Mo. and West Fargo, N.D.
Stardust, Newton sign biggest entertainment deal in LV history
Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Often a forgotten entity under the crush of billion-dollar megaresorts, the Stardust hotel-casino has made a move to get noticed.
From Vegas with 'Love'
Friday, February 19, 1999
There will be Wayne Newton. There will be a room.

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