Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Impressionist Louise DuArt

August 27, 2015

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Impressionist Louise DuArt guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

She began her career on the children’s show, The Krofft Supershow, playing Nashville, a member of the fictional band, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs; she later worked on Krofft’s last kid’s show, The Krofft Superstar Hour,  in which Kaptain Kool and the Kongs were replaced with the Bay City Rollers. She remained as a voice. Some of her notable impersonations are Edith Bunker, George Burns, Judge Judy, Joan Rivers, and Barbara Walters. She toured with Harvey Korman and Tim Conway from 2001 through 2005 and does a mean impersonation of Carol Burnett.  DuArt now makes appearances on many religious-themed programs and events.

Louise is currently performing with different National Names in “Music, Inspiration, & Comedy”

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Bobby Slayton, Lenny Clarke

August 20, 2015

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Comedian Bobby Slayton, “The Pitbull of Comedy,” returns to Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong to promote his upcoming headline engagement on August 21-23, at The South Point Showroom with Lenny Clarke, and Jim Florintine.
Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his many scene stealing roles in movies such as “Get Shorty”, “Ed Wood”, “Wayne’s World 2”, “Bandits”, and “Dreamgirls.” He’s appeared on dozens of television programs including “The Tonight Show”, “Home Improvement”, and his own Comedy Specials on both Showtime and HBO. He was a series regular on the HBO series “Mind of the Married Man” and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film, “The Rat Pack”.  Slayton’s distinct gravelly voice has often been heard on dozens of radio commercials and animated shows like “Dr. Katz” and “Family Guy”, and welcomed over the years on hundreds of syndicated and local radio shows with everyone from Howard Stern to Larry King.  The NY Daily News called Slayton “armed and dangerous” and the Las Vegas Review Journal pointed out that “Slayton’s refusal to compromise his art has always made him worth a special trip.”

Lenny Clarke

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Lenny Clarke is a comedian, actor and writer, famous for his thick Boston accent and role as Uncle Teddy on the series Rescue Me.

Since his early days in Boston, Clarke starred in his own short-lived network sitcom Lenny (1990), and in such TV shows as Contest Searchlight, The Job, The John Larroquette Show,  It’s All Relative and movies like Monument Ave., Fever Pitch and Southie.  From 2004 to 2011, Clarke appeared in the recurring role of Uncle Teddy on the FX comedy-drama Rescue Me.

Lenny Clarke joins Bobby Slayton, and Jim Florentine at The South Point Showroom, August 21-23 at 7:30pm.

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Tony Orlando, Anthony Cools

August 6, 2015

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Tony Orlando guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Tony Orlando brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway (Barnum and Smokey Joe’s Café), Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business.

Through no plans of his own, Tony was coaxed into putting his voice on a demo record for a song titled “Candida” for his friends Hank Medress and Dave Appell at Bell Records. The record was released under the name of the record promotion director’s daughter, Dawn.

“I think it is really the rule of show business that every big break you get you back into it without knowing it at the time. A few weeks after recording ‘Candida’ I had forgotten all about it. And then Hank Medress calls me and says, ‘Hey man, we’ve got a hit!’ The crazy thing was the song kept climbing the charts till it hit number one,” says Orlando.

Hoping lightning would strike again, Medress had Orlando recorded “Knock Three Times.” The song not only became number one, it was the tip song of 1971 selling over six million copies worldwide. The immense popularity of the song is still evident today. Tony’s recording of the song was featured in the hit movie Now and Then.

Realizing it was probably safe to give up his successful career at CBS Records, Tony decided to jump full force into what was already a meteoric rise to the top. Along with Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson, Tony Orlando and Dawn became an international sensation.

Amazingly enough, Tony hadn’t even begun to scratch the surface of his stardom. In 1973 he recorded “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree.” The song was number one for the year, became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal.

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You can catch Tony Orlando headlining at South Point Showroom.
The Showroom at South Point, Aug. 7-9 – 7:30pm



Hypnotist – Anthony Cools

World-famous hypnotist Anthony Cools performs at Paris Las Vegas, using his skills for decidedly evil purposes, tapping into the carnal desires and subconscious naughtiness of his audience, shearing off all inhibitions.

Not only is Cools the only hypnotist playing in a casino on the Las Vegas Strip, his show is the longest-running hypnotist show in Las Vegas history, and the longest-running show at Paris Las Vegas.

Signature stunts in his hilarious and interactive 90-minute show include handshakes that induce vocal, sexual responses, as well as several other tricks so shocking, we can’t even print them.

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You can catch Anthony Cools headlines at Paris Las Vegas.
Anthony Cools Showroom, Nightly 9:00pm, Dark Mon & Wed

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