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Paigowdan
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January 10th, 2012 at 3:34:31 PM permalink
I stayed at the Cannery with the Mrs. as a "why not" kind of thing on my weekend, and had a great time, aside from being murdered on EZ Pai Gow and craps. Good Buffet, Great Steak house, decent rooms.
While there, they had tickets on sale for a show by Bill "Smokey" Robinson, of "being with you, "tracks of my tears," "Cruisin'," and "tears of a clown" fame. I bought a couple of tickets and will take a floater from work that night.
Smokey was a big part of music growing up (I did like a ton of Motown stuff), and was just wondering if the demographics of this bunch here would respond to going to such a show. I'm lookin' forward.....
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LowPingBoy
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January 10th, 2012 at 3:45:07 PM permalink
Very envious of this opportunity for you. Grew up in Detroit late 50s - early 60s. Well remember when you could see Smokey, Temps, Tops, Supremes, et. al. at local clubs including the Rooster Tail. And then hit Woodward Ave for some crusin'. Ah, back in the day...

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Paigowdan
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January 10th, 2012 at 3:47:24 PM permalink
the 60's and 70's were a golden age for tunes, really were......glad to see these acts. An upside to living in Vegas...
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FleaStiff
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January 10th, 2012 at 3:53:47 PM permalink
I voted "who" simply because I did not recognize the name (thought it might be a sports figure) but I think I recognize the song titles.

Many commentators have said that casinos are great for performers who are not headliners. Casinos can boost careers or provide a jump start to stagnated careers. I think a great many players may be feeling their money doesn't last long enough at the slots/tables/whatever anymore and are therefore more receptive to the Food/Music/Booze/Bowling opportunities. Some "oldies" or some soft mellow jazz without any cover charge goes a long way to drawing in people who used to do six hours of blackjack but now do one or two hours of it.

Its the same way with Staycations... a free room, a spa, a pool, some booze... and a bit of gambling on the side.

No one really needs headliners, unless its some strip casino.
1BB
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January 10th, 2012 at 4:15:21 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

I stayed at the Cannery with the Mrs. as a "why not" kind of thing on my weekend, and had a great time, aside from being murdered on EZ Pai Gow and craps. Good Buffet, Great Steak house, decent rooms.
While there, they had tickets on sale for a show by Bill "Smokey" Robinson, of "being with you, "tracks of my tears," "Cruisin'," and "tears of a clown" fame. I bought a couple of tickets and will take a floater from work that night.
Smokey was a big part of music growing up (I did like a ton of Motown stuff), and was just wondering if the demographics of this bunch here would respond to going to such a show. I'm lookin' forward.....



I've seen him a few times, once with the original Miracles and he was great. You must be quite a fan to know his first name.
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teddys
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January 10th, 2012 at 4:22:24 PM permalink
I will have a review of the Eastside Cannery up shortly.
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Paigowdan
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January 13th, 2012 at 11:33:57 PM permalink
Great show, by the way. What a performer, just picture perfect. "Oh, baby, baby," "Crusin' together" and all just great. "Tears of a Clown" is hard to do live, still great. Awesome backup band, Gary Cook on Bass and Tony Lewis on drums for rhythm, everyone spot on. He did a lot of his later "cool jazz" type stuff, also very fine, and spoke of his work with the Temptations, the Miracles, and Stevie Wonder. Glad I caught it; an older crowd in attendance, no kids stuff so to speak, and not missed for this for the world.

Something to be said of living in Vegas.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.
JohnnyQ
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January 14th, 2012 at 5:43:14 AM permalink
Admittedly OFF ON A TANGENT with this, but...

We have a restaurant here that has a small Las Vegas style show-room,
complete with the curved booths on several levels, right here in O-HI-O.

They will often have big name bands from the past. One of my old
favorites that I saw there was Blue Oyster Cult, with MOST of the original
band members.

Kind of cool to see them up close, and with a waitress coming around
for drink orders as a bonus !

The songs they are known for the best, "Don't Fear the Reaper" and
"Godzilla", I don't care for as much as most of the rest of their
playlist ( love "Agents of Fortune" and they have a cover of "We've
Gotta Get Out of This Place" - originally by the Animals I think ).

Anyway, I haven't been up to this place in a number of years so
this reminds me to check who they have coming up.
Like the castle in its corner In a medieval game; I foresee terrible trouble And I stay here just the same

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