Talking With Tracii Guns and John Payne – May 23, 2013

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This week, Ira spoke with Tracii Guns and John Payne . To listen to the interview click below.

Tracii Guns from LA Guns and Guns n’ Roses and John Payne from Asia join other members from some of the greatest rock bands in history performing in “Raiding the Rock Vault” at the LVH.

“Raiding the Rock Vault” is “The Story of Classic Rock” and is sung and acted along with compelling imagery including historical footage. “Raiding The Rock Vault” transports the audience back to a musical journey from 1950 to 1990, with classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Journey, Toto, Free, Bryan Adams and more.

The show is written by Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp) and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia).




Talking With Dondino – May 16, 2013

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This week, Ira spoke with Dondino. To listen to the interview click below.

Dondino is a name that should be familiar to listeners who were in Las Vegas in the 70’s and 80’s. He performed in several venues, but his long-term engagement was 12 years at the Four Queens. Dondino has recently returned to his home, Las Vegas, from Branson, where he performed in his own theater with a cast of 30 musicians, dancers, backup singers and opening act.

Born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he first set foot on stage at the age of 13. For the first decade of his professional career Dondino traveled the world with his concerts and nightclub act. His tightly choreographed, lush orchestrated shows mixed original work with old standards.

Dondino is the Founder and President of the Read To Me Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting literacy for children, and distributes free new, hardcover, bilingual (English- Spanish) children books to Head Start programs, Ronald McDonald Houses, children hospitals, and charities in need of books for children to take home.



Talking With Taya Parker – May 9, 2013

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This week, Ira spoke with Taya Parker . To listen to the interview click below.

Taya Parker, 2009 Penthouse “Pet of the Year” and eight times Penthouse Magazine Covergirl, is hosting and performing in “Centerfolds of Magic” with four female entertainers/illusionists in the Plaza Hotel & Casino’s Showroom at 11 p.m.

The ensemble performs such magical feats as legendary illusionist Doug Henning’s “Bumps In the Night,” sawing a lady in two in a clear box, a wild and crazy performance with Jekyll and Hyde in Bondage, sexy Zombies disappearing and reappearing on stage, and famed magician Harry Houdini’s frightening water substitution.

Parker has served as “Celebrity Ring Girl” for for MTV2 and Spike TV’s “Bellator MMA.” She has appeared and been a guest on various national television and radio shows, including Larry King Live, VH1, MTV2, Spike TV, The Howard Stern Show, Danny Bonaduce, The Soup, Extra, The Insider, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, FOX News, Fuse TV, Opie and Anthony, Lex and Terry, VH1 Behind the Music, and Bubba The Love Sponge.



Talking With Mary Wilson – May 2, 2013

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This week, Ira spoke with Mary Wilson . To listen to the interview click below.

Singer, writer and legendary entertainer Mary Wilson performs at the Suncoast Showroom May 11 and 12.

While growing up in Detroit’s Brewster Projects, Wilson befriended Florence Ballard, Betty McGlown and Diane Ross at age 13. The quartet later formed a singing group, The Primettes. Wilson, Ballard and Ross were signed to Motown Records and became known as The Supremes.

The Supremes were nominated for a Grammy® Award in 1965 and 1966, garnering an unprecedented 12 No. 1 hits, including four in a row – “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Stop, In The Name Of Love” and “Back in My Arms Again.” In 1977, Wilson released her first solo album, “Mary Wilson,” which yielded the dance hit “Red Hot.” In 1992, Wilson released her first album in 13 years, “Walk the Line,” which included the single “One Night With You.”

Wilson became a best-selling author with her autobiography, “Dreamgirl… My Life As A Supreme.” The book has sold more than 250,000 copies in hardback, becoming one of the most successful rock and roll autobiographies of all time.

Wilson created a traveling exhibit of 70 gowns worn by The Supremes throughout the years and can be seen on tour at countless cities across the United States. The exhibit is currently being housed at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.