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November 12, 2018

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Strip Scribbles: Brian Evans, William Shatner, Mecum Auctions, Quick Jet Charter



William Shatner, Brian Evans and Elisabeth Shatner.

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Brian Evans and Carrot Top at Universal Studios in Hollywood.

Las Vegas crooner Brian Evans and actor William Shatner performed a duet at Brian’s show in Maui. They filmed a music video together with the songs “It Was a Very Good Year” and “Here You Come Again.”

An all-star cast joined with Dog the Bounty Hunter, Beth Chapman, Leland Chapman and Paul Rodriguez in appearing in the new Carrot Top production of Brian’s new music video. “Here You Come Again” has already become one of the Top 10 most-added singles to country radio. The video will be released in March.

After filming the video, William and Brian performed in concert for Brian’s Maui Celebrity Series. When one rowdy fan got a little out of hand, Dog the Bounty Hunter let him know that he didn’t want to go where no man would want to go.

“Dog made sure William Shatner got the respect he deserved. The ‘Star Trek’ superstar captivated the audience with every word and every expression that made this show undoubtedly the best of the 25 I’ve put on over here,” Brian told me via email. Brian’s next production features Oscar winner Jeff Bridges on Jan. 23.

MOTORCYCLE MAYHEM: Nearly 1,000 antique and collector motorcycles spanning 110 years of bike production are set to cross the Mecum Auctions block in South Point today for MidAmerica’s 25th annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction, one of the most anticipated antique auctions of the year. The three-day event draws buyers, sellers and spectators from 50 states and around the world.

The motorcycle auction will feature many headliners, including a rare and coveted 1908 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank (Lot S85) and a beautifully restored 1918 Harley-Davidson Board Track Racer (Lot F102). More than 100 collectible British motorcycles will be available among the lineup, including vehicles from Vincent, Triumph, Norton, BSA and more.

Additionally, the auction will feature modern collectible motorcycles, including a 2014 Indian Chief (Lot S80) with 200,000 hand-laid Swarovski crystals. Private collections will be featured, as well, including an assemblage of 38 two-wheeled rides from Allen Smith’s Australian Collection traveling across the ocean from Down Under. Eighteen motorcycles from Estenson Collection will be featured at the auction, 13 of which will cross the block at no reserve.

Portions of the event will air on NBC Sports on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. PST (same-day delay) and Monday from 4-6 p.m. PST. A live stream of the auction will be presented on the Mecum website. To view the list or register as a bidder, visit Mecum Auctions’ website. Nobody sells more than Mecum. It is a world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the country.

NEW CHARTER JET SERVICE: George Moore started out building planes with Legos as a child and also shared his passion for jets drawing them with crayons for school assignments. He grew up to become a flight commander in the United States Air Force clocking more than 3,500 hours of flight experience.

He completed seven deployments over Iraq, Afghanistan and South America, and he’s now the founder and CEO of Quick Jet Charter (, a private, affordable and convenient charter service based in Las Vegas serving destinations in Nevada, California and Arizona.

George has enough flying experience to know what travelers need and want. He moved to Las Vegas a little more than two years ago and launched Quick Jet Charter this past spring. To him, Quick Jet Charter is more than a business — it stands for his dedication to flying and everything he loves.

Flour & Barley: The Godfather

Signature barrel-aged cocktail, the Godfather: St. Georges Breaking & Entering and amaretto, at Flour & Barley inside the Linq Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Beck Performs at the Pearl

Beck performs in the Pearl at the Palms on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Launch slideshow »

SAN DIEGO EXPANSION: Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade is opening an outlet in downtown San Diego, filling the former Pizzeria Mozza space at the Headquarters at Seaport Village. The Las Vegas-born pizzeria serves wood-fired pizzas with homemade toppings, pasta, paninis and barrel-aged cocktails.

2016 CES EXPLORATION: Our Silver State Gov. Brian Sandoval will tour the exhibit floor of our Convention Center today to see first hand the new gadgets and other gizmos drawing tons of attention at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.


Beck’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in the Linq Promenade has been canceled due to illness and rescheduled for March 10.

Brent Muscat & Friends plays Lounge at the Palms.

TV crime-fighter John Walsh hosts his annual Canon USA fundraiser for missing and exploited children at Bellagio.


Our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview turns the spotlight on Muse, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Wyclef Jean, Disney on Ice’s “Frozen” and more.

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