Sunday, February 1, 2009

Step Over Kenny Rogers.... for some fresh entertainment

Here we go again creating that Charlottetown - Summerside rivalry... first it was Clifford getting the "Cari Centre" and then Basil wanted a bigger loser so he builds the "Wellness Centre"... not to be outflanked Clifford builds the "Racino" and now Basil is getting a newer, shinier one.... I heard Clifford was pretty upset with Basil getting Kenny Rogers in Summerside and so not to be outdone Clifford's pulling out all the stops and is bringing in "Mr. Las Vegas".... I can't wait until this week when our famous Tourism Minister (has anyone seen her) announces this summer's rock concert as I hear Basil's got a lock on it with the "Bay City Rollers" preforming at his newly annexed Slemon Park....
Viva ‘Mr. Las Vegas’
Consummate pro Wayne Newton coming to Confederation Centre in Charlottetown
The Guardian
Singer Wayne Newton, affectionately known by millions as Mr. Las Vegas, is coming to Charlottetown. The 66-year-old Newton will play at the Confederation Centre on Saturday, March 14, with a 10-piece orchestra. New Brunswick promoter Jack Livingston of SRO Entertainment confirmed the show publicly Thursday. “It’s official,” Livingston said. “We are going to play Wayne Newton and his 10-piece Las Vegas band, first time ever in Prince Edward Island, and we are going to play him at the great Confederation Centre of the Arts.” Newton, who began singing professionally at the age of six and performed in a duo with brother Jerry before going solo more than 40 years ago, has enjoyed one of the longest and most successful careers in the music business. He garnered his first major success in 1962 with Danke Schoen but also scored hits with Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast, Years, Red Roses For A Blue Lady, More, Remember When, I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time, Games That Lovers Play and Summer Wind, among others. At the peak of his career he was earning as much as $1 million a month in Las Vegas, where he has been a fixture for decades. His name even adorns the main road leading into that city. “Wayne Newton is a household name,” said Livingston. “His music is universal.” This will be Newton’s second visit to the Maritimes. Livingston said he played the Halifax Metro Centre and St. John Harbourfront in 2000.


Anonymous said...

I guess this would normally be considered healthy competition only if it didn't involve the taxpayer money be used to satisfy their desires (or is it ego).

Anonymous said...

I was just doing a search for the wellness center and looks like Summerside isn't as strong as they thought.. there website has been hacked and taken over