Monday, April 1, 2013 | 2:11 a.m.
Little Richard at 2013 Viva Las Vegas
The 2013 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend at The Orleans featured music legend headliner Little Richard, vintage automobiles, burlesque stars and pin-up girl contests, and contributing photographer Scott Harrison was onsite for a photo gallery of Little Richard on Saturday night, while videographer Richard Corey captured the pin-up contest and Little Richard in a video posted on YouTube.
Corey’s video includes 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year and “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere headliner Claire Sinclair as a judge, the 12 contestants of the Miss Viva Las Vegas Pin-Up Contest and the winner from Australia and Little Richard singing “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”
According to Corey, Little Richard talked about breaking his hip a few years ago. Because of his age (80), doctors said that he can’t survive an operation, so he no longer walks. He told the crowd how lucky he is to still be alive and able to sing. He performed for about an hour, played all his hits and after each song talked to the crowd about his life and band members.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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True to its namesake, The Orleans gives visitors a year-round Mardi Gras feeling with a New Orleans French Quarter environment.
Located just a short way from the center of gambling on the Strip, The Orleans offers a collection of attractions that helps to draw in a mix of locals and visitors.
In addition to the 1,885 hotel rooms and 134,000-square foot casino, the property has a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, an 850-seat showroom and a 9,500-seat arena, home to the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team.
The hotel also has 14 dining options, including Canal Street, The Prime Rib Loft, Koji Sushi Bar & China Bistro and Big Al’s Oyster Bar.