There’s a kitschy poster of Las Vegas framed outside Wayne Newton’s dressing room at the Tropicana. At the center of the poster, surrounded by Vegas landmarks, is a portrait of a smiling Newton. It’s not the chubby-cheeked, boyish Newton who came to Vegas as a teen in 1959 to perform six shows a night, six [...]
When Wayne Newton first moved to Las Vegas to perform at the Fremont hotel in 1959, he lived with his brother in an old motel called the Monte Carlo. The motel has long since been torn down — “It should have been torn down before we got there,” laughs Newton, while relaxing in his dressing [...]
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