Classic Las Vegas Entertainers at Fundraiser on Sunday


This Sunday, April 20th, a bevy of Classic Las Vegas Entertainers including Nelson Sardelli, Pete Barbutti and Charlie Callas will join with Clint Holmes, the Las Vegas Tenors and Jimmy Hopper to perform at a fundraiser for Las Vegas Lounge Icon, Norman Kaye.

Kaye, along with his sister Mary and friend Frankie Ross, were the Mary Kaye Trio.  They, along with the Treniers, revolutionized the lounge scene  on the Las Vegas Strip in the post-WWII War era.

Norman Kaye suffered a stroke a few years back and is still dealing with its debilitating effects. 

According to our pal, Mike Weatherford over at the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

"Kaye is the last remaining member of the Mary Kaye Trio, the act that launched the lounge as the swingin' all-night focal point of golden-era Vegas. The trio was "a magical name in Las Vegas," Kaye noted at the funeral of his sister Mary in March of last year (Frank Ross, the third member, died in 1995).

Kaye was equally proud of his near-40 years as Nevada's poet laureate. And lot of us were surprised a couple of years ago when the octogenarian summoned friends to the Bootlegger Bistro for a special occasion: his wedding.

But in March, Sardelli circulated the e-mail "Norman Kaye needs help." His friend had suffered a stroke and was facing eviction from a rehabilitation center if he couldn't pay $180 per day. On March 18, entertainers called a meeting and agreed to do what they do best: put on a show."

So, for $20, on Sunday, you can see some of the best Classic era entertainers alongside some of the best of the current era.

We urge everyone to buy a ticket and go enjoy a wonderful show while helping one of the true living legends of Las Vegas Entertainment. 

For more information, please call the Orleans Hotel box office:  702-365-7111.