The Story of Classic Las Vegas encores tonight at 10:00 on VegasPBS

Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada!!!

 

Tonight, VegasPBS (Channel 10) encores our first person historical overview, The Story of Classic Las Vegas.

Hear from the men and women who grew up here, who helped carve a city out of a dusty railroad town and who helped turn that city into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

This is their story, the one that rarely gets talked about when people talk about Las Vegas.

We enjoyed talking with and interviewing all of the people who contributed their stories and their personal collections and we are thrilled that VegasPBS is sharing this story with all of Las Vegas!

Tune in tonight, Oct. 31st at 10:00 pm,  to see the encore with more screenings throughout the month of November.

Here is the trailer:



Here is the broadcast schedule:

Here is the broadcast schedule:

Thursday, October 30 at 9 p.m.

On Nevada Day, Friday, October 31 at 10 p.m.

Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 22 at 5 p.m.

 We also have a few overnight plays (so set those DVRs!!)

Friday, October 31 at 2 a.m.

Saturday, November 1 at 3 a.m.

Monday, November 3 at 4 a.m.


Please let us know what you think!

Broadway Shows in Las Vegas-Remember When?

Remember when Broadway musicals were performed in the Strip hotel showrooms?

We do and we found these great show programs from back in the mid-1960s and early 1970s, when Broadway shows were popular with audiences on the Strip.

If you have memories of these shows or worked in them, we would love to hear from you!


Remembering the Beatles at the LV Convention Center

Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Beatles appeared onstage at the old Las Vegas Convention Center's Rotunda.  They did two shows and all these years later, those who were there still remember that night:

Two of the best PR men in Las Vegas, Herb McDonald and Stan Irwin, arranged to bring the Beatles to Las Vegas in August, 1964 to perform.

“Well, I knew (who) the Beatles (were). So I said yes, but it’s gonna be too big for just the Sahara. I’m gonna put them into the Convention Center. Milton Prell, the owner of the Sahara, says ‘Well, you’re the director. You direct’. And I said, I’m bringing in the Beatles and I’m putting them in the Convention Center. Hotel Sahara  and Stan Irwin proudly presents the Beatles. ‘You, you’ll have, you have a sign like that, I’m sure’, Mr. Prell replied.

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