This week, Ira spoke with Clint Holmes. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Holmes talks about the effects of the coronavirus on the Las Vegas entertainment community, both economically and artistically; how some entertainers are currently reaching their fans through technology; how he envisions Las Vegas resorts reopening venues; what he learned from the great comedians and applied to his own performances; the future of entertainment (going from fear to caution); and his greatest musical regret.
The son of an African-American jazz musician and a classically-trained British opera singer, Holmes was raised with the best of two musical worlds. His 40-plus year career has taken him to the top of the charts, to concert halls, on TV screens, and also cemented his legacy as a veritable Las Vegas institution.
In 2018, Holmes received a GRAMMY® nomination from his album, Rendezvous. Produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winner Gregg Field, the sophisticated album offers a diverse playlist that reinterprets modern day and classic pop hits, soulful R&B, theatrical tunes, and numbers culled from the Great American Songbook