Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

Porn Icon Ron Jeremy Plays Harmonica in Las Vegas this weekend

Iconic porn star Ron Jeremy, who once got a key to Las Vegas from Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and lamented it was only 6 inches long, is having a unique encore performance in Las Vegas this weekend:  making music! RonJeremy

Jeremy, who grew up playing piano and violin, will play a little harmonica introduction for Sin City Sinners at Boulder Station tonight (10 p.m., free) and at Green Valley Ranch on Saturday (11 p.m., free). 

Jeremy has shot many feature films in Las Vegas — boasting he has had sex with somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 women — remains the most mainstreamed porn legend of all time, not just consulting on “91/2 weeks” and “Boogie Nights” but appearing in music videos, the TV show “The Surreal Life” and a film, this year’s “Crank: High Voltage,” in addition to penning “Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz.”

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Elvis Presley’s Second Cousin Sings for Free in Las Vegas this weekend

Baby boomers will surely be in Las Vegas heaven this weekend as Jerry Presley, Elvis’ second cousin, takes the stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Eastside Cannery’s Marilyn’s Lounge.JerryPresley

Presley has spent much of his career performing with such classic acts as the Platters, the Coasters, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs and Jackie Wilson. But since 1969, he’s been focusing primarily on his tribute to his second cousin. By now, Elvis’ songs are so iconic that, Presley says, “if you forget the words, most of the audiences can sing it for you.” 

And the real nice thing is the concert price:  It’s FREE! 

Future Eastside Cannery shows are scheduled to include such performers as Gary Lewis and the Playboys, the Association, Herman’s Hermits, The Guess Who, The Turtles and Rare Earth. 

In addition, Eastside Cannery recently began hosting “Classic Rock Saturdays” events. 

Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel is located at 5255 Boulder Highway. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.  702-856-5470.

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Woodstock Rebirth in Las Vegas This Weekend

Tie-dyed shirts, peace, free love and lots of spirits will be the free flowing order for this weekend’s merriment, as Las Vegas honors today through Sunday the 40th anniversary of Woodstock at the Fremont Street Experience. woodstock2

Although that historic crowd of a half a million won’t be hanging around this weekend, nevertheless “Woodstock TributePalooza” should be packed with a similarly frenzied crowd that will be treated to a variety of musical acts representing some of the more iconic performers from the past — Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, among others –that graced the stage during the historic concert and almost instantly became the hallmarks for a generation. 

Among the performers will be Dead Ahead, a band that performs the music of the Grateful Dead; Randy Linder, performing Credence Clearwater Revival; Byron Bordeaux playing Jimi Hendrix music; Alan Kaye doing Joe Cocker’s music; The Wholigans performing music from The Who and Cara Lee, who will pay tribute to Janis Joplin. 

A movie, “From Havens to Hendrix,” will play on the lighted canopy. Music and performances are scheduled to start every day of the tribute at 6:30 p.m., with acts planned through midnight. For a full schedule of events, visit www.vegasexperience.com or call 702-678-5777.

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Boxer Mike Tyson to Appear in . . . Comedy Series

Boxer Mike Tyson (and sometimes Las Vegas resident), in his first role following his memorable cameo in “The Hangover,” is confirmed to appear as a guest star on the new half-hour comedy series BROTHERS, which debuts with a special one-hour series premiere on Friday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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Chinaman’s One-Man Side-Splitting Show at Greek Isles in Las Vegas

Chinaman’s One Man Show at The Greek Isles is a rock and roll and comedy experience presented by Pantera / Damage Plan / Cowboys From Hell superstar drummer Vinnie Paul.

This stand up comedian is dead on with celebrity and music impressions. If you are a rock fan this is a must see show. You can see his show Tuesday at 8:30 pm and Wendesday through Saturday nightly at 10 p.m. Tickets are only $20.

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