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Monday By the Numbers: USA Sevens, Cameo, more Chazz Palminteri

2016 USA Sevens Rugby

Mikayla Whitmore

Fans watch the USA versus Wales match during the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament on Friday March 4, 2016, at Sam Boyd Stadium.

2016 USA Sevens Rugby: Day 1

Wales player Sam Cross (10) is tackled by a United States player during the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium on March 4, 2016. Launch slideshow »

This week, Monday By the Numbers returns with a flourish, focusing on charity and rugby and some funk.

Let’s roll it:

80,138: Record-setting attendance at this year’s USA Sevens Rugby Tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium from Friday through Sunday.

18,441: Attendance on Day 1 of the event.

35,716: Attendance on Day 2.

25,981: Attendance on Day 3.

16: Countries represented at USA Sevens.

45: Total matches played at Sam Boyd.

40: Years Cameo has been an active funk band (the act fronted by Larry Blackmon just opened at Westgate Cabaret).

4: Days to send letters to Nevada’s congressional delegation to support funding for the NF Network to fight Neurofibromatosis. The drive is led by former “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas cast member Jeff Leibow, whose daughter, Emma, suffers from NF, a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. (To join the campaign, go to and the “Take action by March 11” link).

4: No. 1 singles issued off the 1991 debut album by Brooks & Dunn, who along with Reba McEntire added the following number of dates in July to their “Together in Vegas” run at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace …

9: And they are July 12, 15-16, 19, 22-23, 26 and 29-30.

18: Consecutive sellouts at the Colosseum for “Together in Vegas"

7: Age of Frankie Scinta when he made his stage debut on a local TV talent show in Buffalo, N.Y., on a show titled “Uncle Jerry’s Club.” He sang a Sicilian waltz about a donkey that dies, and, predictably, he lost.

16: Years The Scintas have headlined in Las Vegas, currently at the Plaza.

20: Age, in years, of Frankie Moreno’s guitarist, Alec Zeilon.

20: Years the Nightclub & Bar Convention, which is in its 31st year overall, has been in Las Vegas (and Chazz Palminteri is cutting the ribbon Tuesday to open the event at Expo Hall at Las Vegas Convention Center).

$50: The cost to see Palminteri’s appearance at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Italian American Club in an event titled “Share an Olive,” a stage interview (hosted by yours truly) that is a benefit for scholarships offered to Clark County students by the IAC, Sons of Italy and and Augustus Society. (Read more here about the event.)

18: Characters in “A Bronx Tale,” the autobiographical film written by Palminteri.

1: Actor who played those roles in the stage play — Palminteri himself.

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