Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Comedian Cocoa Brown, Gerry McCambridge “The Mentalist”

May 4, 2017 

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Comedian Cocoa Brown guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

 Coco is best known for his starring role as “Jennifer” on , on the Oprah network, Juror “queen bee” on FX, American crime story, people versus OJ Simpson and the films ted two and single moms club cocoa brown recently released her comedy CD one funny mama, which is currently available on iTunes.

Gerry McCambridge “The Mentalist”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerry McCambridge aka The Mentalist guests on LVBST radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Starting in October 2007 he appeared on Phenomenon with Criss Angel and Uri Geller.

On June 25, 2008, Gerry McCambridge celebrated his 500th Las Vegas performance having been in that city for three years. McCambridge is the longest running mentalist show in Las Vegas history.

On May 12, 2004 Gerry had his first prime-time network TV special titled “The Mentalist.” Over 6.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the one hour special.

In 1999, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Decade”. Gerry was the first mentalist in history to receive the Merlin award for mentalism since the organizations inception in 1968.

In 2002 Gerry wrote his first TV script titled “The Mentalist” and took it out to Los Angeles to pitch it to the networks. Jeff Zucker, the president of NBC witnessed Gerry’s live performances many times, and instantly bought the show for his network. Gerry became the creator, executive producer and star of the hit prime-time network television show “The Mentalist” which started airing to millions around the world in May 2004.

In 2005 the Psychic Entertainers Association again awarded Gerry. This time he received the “Mentalist of the Year” award.

In June 2005 Gerry moved his one man show “The Mentalist” from New York City to Las Vegas. The show was an instant success in Sin City. The Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll nominated him “Best Magician” in all Las Vegas.

In October 2007 Gerry starred in the reality television series “Phenomenon” with Criss Angel and Uri Geller.

In 2008 CBS thought the concept of merging the skills of a mentalist with a detective was so interesting, they contacted Gerry and asked him to help with a weekly TV series based on that concept.

In August 2008, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Year.”

In 2009 he was voted one of the “Top 10 Absolutely Have To See” shows in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine.

In 2010 the Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll placed Gerry’s show as the “Best Bargain Show in all of Las Vegas.”

Gerry is performing at the V Theatre, Planet Hollywood H&C , nightly 7:30pm-dark Wed.

 

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Paula Poundstone, Jay and The Americans

April 20, 2017

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Paula Poundstone, and Jay and The Americans, guest on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Poundstone began nurturing her stand-up comedy talent in 1979 on the Boston comedy scene before moving to San Francisco. She starred in multiple HBO comedy specials and appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” Poundstone received a Cable ACE Award for a comedy special for her one-hour HBO special “Cats, Cops, and Stuff.” She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series.

Continuing with many successes throughout the 1990s, Poundstone starred in “The Paula Poundstone Show” on ABC and many other television appearances, including an HBO Special. Poundstone is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her field pieces on the PBS program “Life & Times.”

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Jay and The Americans

 

 

 

 

 

 

With three original members – Sandy Yaguda (“Deane”), Howie Kirschenbaum (“Kane”), and Marty Kupersmith (“Sanders”) – plus the addition of Jay Reincke, Jay and the Americans have recreated the authentic sound of the ‘60s.

Jay and the Americans hits include She Cried, Come A Little Bit Closer, Wax Museum, Hushabye, Walkin’ in the Rain and This Magic Moment.

In 2002, Jay and the Americans were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Jay and The Americans will be appearing at The Golden Nugget April 5.

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Jarrett & Raja, Steve March Torme

April 13, 2017

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Jarrett & Raja, and Steve March Torme, guest on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

World renowned illusionists Jarrett & Raja would return to talk about the exciting new first magic dinner/entertainment show JARRETT AND RAJA MAGICIAN VS. MAESTRO in the Jarrett & Raja Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel. The magicians have been seen on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank” where the idea of a Vegas Show was created. Great story! They recently performed on several episodes of CW’s “Masters of Illusion” and were semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent.”

 The family friendly show runs indefinitely Thursday’s through Monday’s and is dark Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. Dinner begins at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. Locals and Military with ID receive 50% off VIP tickets.

Raja is a classically trained pianist from Juilliard and will perform music with a “magic” twist throughout the evening and debut a very unique Beethoven composition with a latin twist. Jarrett, who was trained by Harry Blackstone Jr. will entertain audiences with incredible magic right in front of your eyes!

 Singer JR Phelps who has performed at “Showtime at The Apollo and worldwide has two solos and is weaved throughout the show.

Steve March Torme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve March Torme returns on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show to promote his weekend at The Smith Center April 14 & 15 at 7pm.

Steve delivers Our Songs, an evening of music audience’s love from Ray Charles, Cole Porter, Lennon/McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Rodgers & Hart, Aretha Franklin, Harry Warren, and so many more. With that voice, these songs, and a virtuoso quartet, this is an exhilarating show, made even more captivating by Steve’s charisma, ease and humor.
     Sample selections include “Until You Come Back to Me, “You Don’t Know Me,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “Blue Moon,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Overjoyed”, “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” and more.

     Steve’s extraordinary voice has electrified audiences in venues from the Detroit Jazz Festival to the McCallum Performing Arts Center in Palm Desert, CA, to the Smith Center in Las Vegas, and worldwide from London to Japan, Australia to Brazil and Canada. It might seem an obvious choice that Steve would enter the family business, but he discovered his love for music almost by accident. Steve was born in New York City to the multi-talented Mel Tormé and the former model/actress, Candy Tockstein. They were divorced when Steve was young, and Candy married Hal March, an actor/comedian best known as the host of NBC-TV’s The $64,000 Question Show, but who also starred on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn.

 

 

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