Talking With Rob Sherwood – July 25, 2013

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This week, Ira spoke with Comedian Rob Sherwood . To listen to the interview click below.

Comedian Rob Sherwood is opening for Carrot Top through July 28th and then hosting at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, July 29th through August 4th.

Sherwood was born in New York and now lives in Las Vegas. He has been doing standup for more than ten years.

Playing music was Rob’s first show business love. He is an accomplished drummer and joined his first band at the age of 11. Rob also spent many years behind the scenes as a light and sound technician. That backstage experience has given him a unique comedic insight to show business on the Las Vegas Strip.



Talking With Dion – July 18, 2013

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

Dion DiMucci, known singularly as Dion, will corporate elements of doo-wop, rhythm and blues, pop and rock into his music when he performs at The Orleans Showroom July 20 and 21.

One of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era, Dion charted more than a dozen top 40 hits in the late 50s and early 60s.

Dion and The Belmonts formed in the late 50s and scored their first hit, “I Wonder Why,” in 1958. Following up with two additional hits, “No One Knows” and “Don’t Pity Me,” the group became a national sensation and co-headlined “The Winter Dance Party” tour with Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. It was during this tour that the plane carrying Holly, Valens and Bopper crashed, claiming the lives of all aboard. In a coin toss, Dion won a seat on the plane, but later declined ultimately saving his life.

Going solo in 1960, Dion racked up a string of No. 1 hits that many still consider some of the best of the rock and roll era – “Runaround Sue,” “Lovers Who Wander” and “The Wanderer.” As the first rock and roll artist signed to Columbia Records, he continued his hit streak with “Ruby Baby,” “Donna the Prima Donna,” “Drip Drop” and “Abraham, Martin and John.”

In 1989, Dion was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Talking With Monti Rock III – July 11, 2013

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This week, Ira spoke with Monti Rock III . To listen to the interview click below.

Monti Rock III, whose real name is Joseph Moses Montanez, Jr., also performed as Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes. He has been part of the Las Vegas scene for quite a while. As Monti puts it, he is iconic, legendary, unpredictable, an enigma, undefinable, and a legend in his own mind.

His television appearances from the 60’s were topped by his multitude of appearances on the Johnny Carson Show (a total of 84 times) and his appearance in the cult classic film, “Saturday Night Fever.”

He is currently a columnist in Las Vegas and is also working on a new film. And yes, he is also the Reverend Monti Rock III, officiating at wedding nuptials.


Talking With Gallagher – July 4, 2013

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

Gallagher returns to a Las Vegas stage for a limited time at the Laugh Factory in the Tropicana Las Vegas. Showtime is 7 p.m., nightly.

Ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time by Comedy Central, Gallagher has toured the country doing stand-up comedy for more than 40 years. He has performed in virtually every major theater in the country and sold out shows regularly, including shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Gallagher has also taped 14 comedy specials for Showtime and The Movie Channel.