Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there.
Six decades later — with more than 30,000 live shows on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip alone — Newton is kicking off a new series of shows in the gambling mecca.
3 journalists join Nevada Press Association Hall of Fame
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Press Association on Saturday inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame — veteran Associated Press sportswriter Tim Dahlberg and longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal journalists Don Ham and Lisa Kim Bach.
Dahlberg became one of only two national sports columnists for the AP in 2001 and was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two suspected burglars were being sought Thursday after eluding officers following a break-in at the estate of longtime entertainer Wayne Newton, police in Las Vegas said.
Officers responded a little before midnight Wednesday to a burglary call at Newton's home several miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip, police Officer Jacinto Rivera said.
The Newtons were not injured, and Rivera said police were investigating if anything was taken.
Raiders mark new chapter with Vegas stadium groundbreaking
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a ceremony that balanced the glitz that Las Vegas embodies and the tragedy from which it is still recovering, the Oakland Raiders broke ground on a 65,000-seat domed stadium across the freeway from the city's world-famous casinos.
The Latest: Raiders break ground on new stadium in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas (all times local):
The Oakland Raiders on Monday broke ground on a 65,000-seat domed stadium in a ceremony that balanced the glitz that Las Vegas embodies and the tragedy from which it is still recovering.
Raiders break ground on 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a ceremony that balanced the glitz that Las Vegas embodies and the tragedy from which it is still recovering, the Oakland Raiders on Monday broke ground on a 65,000-seat domed stadium across the freeway from the city's world-famous casinos.
Coda time: Salem’s Ridenhour Music to close after 74 years
SALEM, Va. (AP) — Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton was probably the most famous student ever to pass through the doors of Ridenhour Music. But its owners say the countless numbers of children who came into the store over the years were the best part of the store.
Some visited the store to pick up an instrument for the first time. Some came to perfect their craft through music lessons. Others needed to get a beloved instrument repaired, to get their guitar strumming just right.
Pesky peacocks pose problems for Newton’s neighbors in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Wayne Newton's estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman's 40-acre ranch have become roosting, roaming pests.
Residents who live near Casa de Shenandoah claim peafowl from the ranch wander the neighborhood — squawking, scratching family cars and creating a traffic hazard.
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