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Jerry's Lounge

Jerry Fink has covered the broad spectrum of Las Vegas entertainment for eight years, from lounges to showrooms, from superstars to those who have visions of superstardom to old-timers who are past their prime but still love to entertain. Fink spent 20 years as a reporter/editor/feature writer with the Tulsa World before joining the Las Vegas Sun. He is a graduate of City College of San Francisco, U.C. Berkeley and the University of Oklahoma.

Photo: Pink Martini, an orchestra with a wide range of so
Pink Martini: No boundaries of sound
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
MUSIC: Eccentric and eclectic, orchestra blends genres — and languages
If film director Federico Fellini had created a band, it would be Pink Martini, a genre-busting orchestra from Portland, Ore. The group was founded by classical pianist Thomas Lauderdale, who grew up loving everything from Chopin and Hungarian folk songs to Scott Joplin and the soundtrack of “Midnight Cowboy.”
Show packed with U.K. talent to take the Orleans stage
Show packed with U.K. talent to take the Orleans stage
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
One of Elton John’s favorite bands — the Overtures — heads the lineup of “Britain’s Top Talent,” a variety show coming to the Orleans this weekend. Leading up to the Overtures are five acts including magician-comedian Paul Zenon, yo-yo expert Arron Sparks, baton twirler/acrobat Nathalie Enterline and vocalist Ben Stone, the producer’s son.
'Smooth blues’ gets a warm reception
Thursday, July 23, 2009
MUSIC: Drummer Larry Wrice brought out the brushes to keep it soft
“Smooth blues” had a quiet but auspicious debut Wednesday night at DeStefano’s Italian Restaurant.
Experts talk on the state of jazz in Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
MUSIC: Jazz symposium evokes comments about saving jazz as art form
During a symposium earlier this year, a panel of experts spoke on the fate of jazz in Las Vegas.
Photo: Howie Gold performs with Carl Grove on sax at Icha
No longer in many casinos, lounge entertainment lives in bar
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Longtime Vegas lounge entertainer Howie Gold has a theory.
Vegas pianist wows Imelda Marcos
Friday, June 26, 2009
Jerry's Lounge:
David Osborne sometimes bills himself as the “Pianist to the Presidents.” After a recent trip to the Philippines he might add “and to First Ladies.”
Photo: Guitarist Huck Daniels, center, and other Vegas pe
Jamming just like it’s Old Vegas
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Musicians and fans begin arriving early at El Cortez for the weekly Huck Daniels Celebrity Jam Session.
'Rock Cabaret’ returns to Liberace Museum
Friday, June 19, 2009
The a cappella group Mosaic will be among the entertainers performing in a late night revue Sunday at the Liberace Museum.
Chicago’s secret’s out: Upper U.S. Showband plays Fitzgerald’s
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Upper U. S. Showband is so popular in Chicago, where it has played off and on for about 45 years, it doesn’t advertise its gigs. “It’s a Chicago staple,” says 'Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke, who once played drums for the 12-piece band. “They perform in secret locations, known only to their fans – their fan base is so strong that’s the way they prefer to do it.”
Out to revive a locals joint
Out to revive a locals joint
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Off the Strip: ‘Troubleshooter’ wants to restore bar to a haven for dancers, gamblers, eventually diners
“I’m becoming like a troubleshooter,” Turan "Turk" Atilla says. “I don’t want to take over a successful operation. If you do you pay top price and you will only lose. The best you can do is keep it going. The only way to go is down. This way I get into it for less money and the only way to go is up.”
777th show? McCambridge hopes move to Planet Hollywood will be lucky
Friday, May 1, 2009
Mentalist Gerry McCambridge isn’t superstitious but he says when he moves his popular show from Hooters to Planet Hollywood on May 15 his opening night will be his 777th performance since moving to Las Vegas four years ago.
Photo: Contortionist Stephanie Castellone performs as
Entertaining one another, not the tourists
Monday, April 27, 2009
The “Amos Glick Variety Show”-- a free revue produced by its namesake, a clown with “Le Reve” at Wynn Las Vegas -- takes over the Square Apple monthly, on the second or third Wednesday.
Photo: Country music star Trace Adkins is taking on a sma
‘Free-thinking roughneck’ makes time for Primm, Vegas
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Country music star Trace Adkins performs double duty on a swing through Southern Nevada this weekend.
Andrew Dice Clay plays Palazzo lounge
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Risque comedian Andrew Dice Clay will be the first entertainer to perform at the Palazzo's SugarcaneLive!, formerly the Sugarcane Lounge, beginning March 25 and continuing through April 4.
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Rando parties at 99 like he has his whole life
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Doc Rando celebrated his birthday Tuesday night the way he has celebrated most of his 99 years, surrounded by family, friends and music.