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Welcome to “Talk About Las Vegas,”  featuring Ira David Sternberg talking with the celebrities, entertainers, writers and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world.
A new show is posted every Thursday. Previous shows are archived.

Sternberg’s career includes decades of professional broadcasting as well as public relations, writing and communications. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association  Hall of Fame in 1998.

A sample of the wide variety of guests, by category, who have appeared with Ira:

ACTORS: Theodore Bikel, Lynda Carter, Jamie Farr, Rhonda Fleming, Mitzi Gaynor,John O’Hurley, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Piscopo, Kevin Pollak, Steve Schirripa, Adam West, Cindy Williams

ARTISTS: Jean Francois, Peter Max, Laurens Tan

AUTHORS: Edward J. Epstein (The Hollywood Economist), James Gavin (Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne and Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee), Charles Higham (Howard Hughes: The Secret Life), Michael Hiltzik (Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century), Dave Itzkoff  (Robin), James Kaplan (Sinatra The Chairman),Tom Santopietro (Considering Doris Day), Michael Starr (Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story)

BOXING: Mike Tyson, Robert “Bob” Arum, Don King

CHEFS: Robert Irvine, Emeril Lagasse, Gustav Mauler, Mary Sue Milliken, Myron Mixon, Rick Moonen, Louis Osteen, Megan Romano, Kerry Simon, Angelo Sosa, Alex Stratta

COMEDIANS: Marty Allen, Tim Allen, Louie Anderson, Jim Belushi, Jim Breuer, Dick Capri, Adam Carolla, Dana Carvey, Bill Cosby, Tom Cotter,Whitney Cummings,Tom Dreesen, Bill Engvall, Felipe Esparza,Vinnie Favorito, Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Green, Shecky Greene, Arsenio Hall, D.L. Hughley, Dom Irrera, Robert Klein, Vicki Lawrence, Jerry Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Carlos Mencia, Dennis Miller, Gary Mule Deer, Kevin Nealon, Bob Newhart, Tom Papa, Dat Phan, Paula Poundstone, Don Rickles, Paul Rodriguez, Rita Rudner, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Lily Tomlin, George Wallace, Steven Wright

ENTERTAINMENT: Blue Man Group, Bob Eubanks, Mick Foley, Uri Geller, Seth Gold (“Hardcore Pawn”), Jungle Jack Hanna, (Larry King, Jeff Kutash, Robin Leach, Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists),Writer-Producer-Director James Orr, “Batman” Executive Producer Michael Uslan, Dita Von Teese, jewelry designer Stephen Webster

IMPRESSIONISTS: Bob Anderson, Gordie Brown, Terry Fator, Rich Little

MAGICIANS: Lance Burton, David Copperfield, David Goldrake, Mike Hammer, The Amazing Johnathan, Mac King, Milt Larsen, Fielding West

MUSICIANS: Dick Dale, King Errisson, Kevin Eubanks, Béla Fleck, Edwin Hawkins, Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall), Dave Koz, Ramsey Lewis, Peter Nero, David Sanborn, Doc Severinsen, Paul Shaffer

SINGERS:

COUNTRY

Bill Anderson,  Brooks & Dunn, Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gilley, Lee Greenwood, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Sammy Kershaw, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, LeeAnn Rimes, Richard Sterban (The Oak Ridge Boys), Leroy Van Dyke, Jacob Young

JAZZ

Herb Alpert, Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Chris Botti, Ann Hampton Callaway, Freddy Cole, Jamie Cullum, Brian Culbertson, Tony DeSare, Kurt Elling, Russ Freeman (The Rippingtons),Clint Holmes, Morgan James, Dave Koz, Jane Monheit, Jean-Luc Ponty, Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval,Diane Schuur, Omar Sosa, Billy Stritch, Lao Tizer,Steve Tyrell, Kamasi Washington

POP/SOUL

Gerald Alston (lead singer with The Manhattans), Paul Anka, Susan Anton, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Bennett, Debbie Boone, Pat Boone, Michael Bublé, Tony Butula, Emilio Castillo  (Tower of Power), Chubby Checker, Lou Christie, Sonny Charles, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Rita Coolidge, Christopher Cross, James Darren, Billy Davis, Jr., Taylor Dayne, Michael Feinstein, Jose Feliciano, Connie Francis, Crystal Gayle, Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Giammarese (The Buckinghams), Billy Gilman, Cuba Gooding, Sr., Matt Goss,Terry Johnson (The Flamingos), Jack Jones, Gladys Knight, Florence LaRue, Brenda Lee, Gary Lewis (Gary Lewis and The Playboys), Melissa Manchester

Deana Martin, Johnny Mathis, Don McLean, Marilyn McCoo, Phyllis McGuire, Aaron Neville, Peter Noone, Tony Orlando, Gary Puckett, Helen Reddy, Martha Reeves (Martha and The Vandellas), Shirley Alston Reeves (original lead singer of The Shirelles),Tommy Roe, Jon Secada,  B.J. Thomas, Sonny Turner (former lead singer of The Platters), Ben Vereen, Bobby Vinton, Andy Williams, Paul Williams, Mary Wilson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Pia Zadora

ROCK

Rachel Bolan (Skid Row), Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), Rick Derringer, Dion, Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues), Duncan Faure (Bay City Rollers), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth), Wanda Jackson, Tommy James (Tommy James and the Shondells), Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Little Anthony and Clarence Collins (Little Anthony and the Imperials), Mike Love (Beach Boys), Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Ted Nugent, Alan Parsons (The Alan Parsons Project), John Payne (Asia), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Ronnie Spector