Monday, June 20, 2016 | 10:59 p.m.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump issued an invitation to entertainment legend, Bally’s headliner and Las Vegas resident Wayne Newton to sing at his inauguration ball in Washington, D.C., next January.
Wayne was sitting with his wife, Kathleen, and Treasure Island hotel owner Phil Ruffin and his wife, Oleksandra, in the front row of Mystere theater for The Donald’s rally Saturday, his first in Nevada since claiming the required 1,297 delegates for the nomination.
Donald pointed them out to the jam-packed theater and told Wayne that he was so confident about victory over Hillary Clinton that he would invite him to sing at the inauguration. Wayne gave a thumb’s-up to accept the invitation.
Las Vegas radio personality Wayne Allyn Root, who produces the new reality-TV series “Las Vegas Law” featuring Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson on Investigation Discovery, was MC for the rally.
Meantime, Steve told me that ratings for “Las Vegas Law” have increased each week, and Wayne and he are now anxiously awaiting a renewal for Season 2.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Treasure Island, now known as TI to many, is a Strip casino and resort that features a tropical pool, a variety of restaurants and Las Vegas' first resident Cirque du Soleil show.
Before even entering the casino, Treasure Island treats visitors and Strip passersby with a raucous and free pirate show, "Sirens at TI," each evening in the lagoon in front of the property.
Inside, guests will find a 95,000-square-foot casino with thousands of slot machines, a race and sports book, a poker room and plenty of table games. Treasure Island boasts a variety of dining options, from unique barbecue at Gilley's, to Vietnamese at Pho, to Carribbean with flair at Kahunaville.
After dark, head over to Senor Frogs for nightlife "where anything can happen," or pick up tickets to the visually stunning "Mystere" by Cirque du Soleil.