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Photos: Are The Scintas new resident headliners at the Downtown D Hotel?


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The Scintas, pictured here in March 2013, are new headliners at the downtown D Hotel.

The Scintas at The D Hotel

The Scintas, pictured here in March 2013, are new headliners at the downtown D Hotel. Launch slideshow »

The Scintas

Expect the official announcement any moment now that The Scintas have landed a long-term Downtown residency at The D Hotel. Vegas DeLuxe has learned that they are set to start the first week of April at the new, intimate 200-seat showroom there.

Brothers Frank and Joe Scinta and sister Chrissi, who had been sidelined for weeks recently with throat injury, are joined by “adopted” Scinta Pete O’Donnell on drums. Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue shot a photo gallery of the family for promotional materials.

It was always The Scintas’ dream to play Las Vegas while entertaining in their hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., and it came true when they landed at The Rio. That led to a long run at the then Las Vegas Hilton (now Las Vegas Hotel, or LVH).

In between, they played at the Suncoast and returned for Buffalo engagements and Midwest theater performances. Matriarch Mary, only known as Mama Scinta, and their brother Tony, a retired Buffalo homicide detective, joined them as new Las Vegas residents.

Seven doctors advised Chrissi that her serious throat problem could permanently damage her vocal cords, so over the past months, she’s been recovering in silence and is now thankfully ready to resume.

Vegas DeLuxe first tipped the rumors of the new residency on Feb. 5 when Frankie and The D Hotel owner Derek Stevens were spotted together at the hotel’s opening night of late-night adult burlesque show “Raack and Roll.”

Now the family is all back together full time at The D, and their official photo session with Tom became as fun as the show they’ll be performing nightly. It’s a mix of great music and hilarious comedy up close and personal.

Congratulations on the new full-time residency, and we’ll be there on opening night to cheer you on for a long run of fun.

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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