If you have never been to a Wes Winters show you are really missing out. His program is not entirely Liberace themed but Wes sure does carry on a level of showmanship that Liberace would have loved!
Much of his show is by request so if you have a burning desire to hear “I’ll Be Seeing You” I am sure Wes will gladly perform it.
Now the Wes Winters show has moved to the Rampart Casino in Las Vegas every Tuesday night at Addisons Lounge.
Check out this article in the RJ:
If you have not gotten to know Wes Winters yet you should stop by his website. Wes is one of the hidden treasures of Las Vegas that every local and visitor alike should get to know.
Wes Winters keeps the Liberace spirit alive in Las Vegas. You can still see him perform even though the show room bearing his name at the Liberace museum is now closed.
If you are driving in from California on a busy Friday or Saturday night you can skip the I-15 back up and stop over at the South Point Casino to see Wes for free in the Grandview lounge. Unwind from your drive and toast Liberace!
A great bet is the every Sunday brunch at Envy Steakhouse 11-3pm for $29.95 a person with bottomless mimosas. It is a great relaxing end to your busy Vegas weekend.
If you are coming to Vegas for Valentines there is not better Liberace themed bet than Wes’ show.
“Wes Winters Valentines Supper Club” is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at Sam’s Town Live in Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $50. For information and reservations, visit samstownlv.com or call 284-7777.
If you are in Las Vegas on February 27th do not miss a great show by great performers who really put their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting the arts in our community.
First we have Joseph Gabriel whom in addition to his world famous work as a master magician is also the magic hands behind the Liberace puppet. The puppet implies on his Facebook page that he may even be a special guest performer. Additional thanks go to Joseph Gabriel for this appearance on Fox 5 Vegas with the puppet where he urged the public to get online and read the tax documents of the Liberace Foundation. He was at the closure of the museum and has shown incredible respect for Liberace’s legacy even collecting videos from Liberace supporters. This blog has also shared information from the tax documents for the foundation.
Link to Joseph Gabriel’s Appearance on the More Las Vegas Show (network requires you view commercial before video will show)
The lovely Katalin is not to missed or overshadowed by her fabulous co-stars. Check out her amazing website. Not just any showgirl she performs her own brilliant illusions. She also shares her love of Liberace.
Wes Winters rounds out the show as the longest running Liberace tribute artist in Las Vegas. You may even recall that the showroom at the Liberace Museum was named for Wes for many years. You can still be lucky enough to catch Wes at Envy the Steakhouse for the legendary bottomless mimosa Sunday brunch.
I think it is incredible that these performers have carried on the spirit of bringing arts to our community by donating their efforts to benefit the local community through the Performing Arts Society of Nevada in the brown bag concert series. I checked and unlike other non-profit institutions in our community this foundation does not run with a heavy overhead of overpaid folks who posture a love of the arts. Check out the form 990 note that it was completed to the IRS promptly, all activities clearly outlined, and compare compensation. I hope we all start look at arts groups in our community to ensure that our donations go to those organizations invested in the arts as a means to enhancing quality of life in our community.
When the Liberace foundation fell into mis-management they lost these great performers and many more whom in an open environment with input how to resolve the unique challenges facing the foundation calling upon their collective wisdom would have been willing to work together to forge solutions.
Where is Jack Rappaport? When the cake cutting is over where is he and does he have what it takes to be running the foundation? Or is he? He is not at the helm of its Twitter.
In the come-back town of Las Vegas anything can still be possible for Liberace if the doors and the books fly open to resume the true spirit of his legacy.