This week, Ira spoke with Arnold Knightly . To listen to the interview click below.
Arnold Knightly is the new editor of Las Vegas City Life. Prior to joining the newspaper, Knightly was the editor of the Boulder City Review. He was a casino business reporter for 3 1/2 years at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and a reporter at the Las Vegas Business Press for 17 months.
This week, Ira spoke with David Schwartz. To listen to the interview click below.
David G. Schwartz, author of “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas,” is the Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He is a writer, speaker, and consultant who has been named one of the field’s most notable emerging leaders. An Atlantic City native with a Ph.D. in U.S. History from UCLA and hands-on experience in the gaming industry, Schwartz has been at UNLV since 2001.
Schwartz is also currently the Gaming and Hospitality Editor for Vegas Seven, writing the regular “Green Felt Journal” column and features for the magazine, and has written several books.
His areas of specialty include the history of gambling, casino surveillance and security, gaming and technology, casinos and social media, and related issues.
This week, Ira spoke with Robert Klein . To listen to the interview click below.
For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences with a career in comedy and acting that spans Broadway, television, and film. He will be performing his celebrated stand-up at the Suncoast Casino Showroom on November 16th and 17th.
Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago.
He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.”
Klein received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.”
In 1975, he was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO.
Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim.
His most recent special for HBO, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced” aired on June 12th, 2010 and is also available on DVD.
Among dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, “Sisters,” and recently has a recurring guest-starring role on “Law and Order.” He regularly appears on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman” alone.
Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, “Hooper,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Primary Colors,” “People I Know,” “Two Weeks Notice,” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” and “The Back-Up Plan” with Jennifer Lopez.
“The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue,” his first book for Simon & Schuster, is an affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s before embarking on a show business career. In it he recounts his journey from an apartment in the Bronx, developing his talent in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom. The book is pure Robert Klein: witty, honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny. Publishers Weekly wrote: “…he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty.”
Klein, a lifelong New Yorker, makes his home in Westchester and New York City.