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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."

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.
The Rift: Newton and Orlando feud
Monday, January 11, 1999
We have accusations. Brother, do we have accusations:
Wayne-iacs!
Friday, September 18, 1998
As the curtain wiggles upward, the orchestra begins and all eyes turn expectantly to the lighted, white winding staircase that descends to the middle of the stage at the Hollywood Theatre in the MGM Grand.
Columnist Joe Delaney: No one makes it alone -- ask Wayne
Friday, March 21, 1997
His early shows would run at least two hours, and the late ones often lasted three hours or more. ... During the period from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, Newton in town was like a second convention.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Everybody needs somebody sometime
Friday, November 22, 1996
The late Bobby Darin, riding a mega-hit record with "Mack, the Knife" was so impressed with Newton at the Copa in New York City that he not only gave Wayne the song "Danke Schoen," Newton's first million-record seller, but produced the record as well. ... "Danke Schoen" was to be Darin's follow-up release.
Torres to buy out Newton at Aladdin
Wednesday, June 30, 1982
The fragile partnership of Wayne Newton and Edward Torres as co-owners of the Aladdin Hotel may begin dissolving Wednesday when Torres buys out the entertainer's one-half interest sources close to the negotiations said Tuesday.

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