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  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1972 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1972 [Videos]
    During the first week of August 42 years ago, a solar flare knocked out power in the United States, "Deliverance" was the top box-office draw, and the following songs were the most popular tunes according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10....
  • Justin Tucker wipes away questions about Ravens' kicking game with brilliant rookie season

    Justin Tucker wipes away questions about Ravens' kicking game with brilliant rookie season
    Justin Tucker's legs shook underneath him, and for a moment, he thought he might actually be nervous about kicking a field goal. Then he realized, as he later told his father, that the movement didn't result from any internal tension but from 88,645...
  • Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe: A TV debate producer's dream

    Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe:  A TV debate producer's dream
    I expected the worst from CNN's debate Tuesday when I saw John King interviewing Wayne Newton outside the hall during "John King USA." I know Newton is Mr. Las Vegas, but I still wondered why anyone at CNN thinks it is a wise use of one of the best...
  • Six things you need to know about the gambling special session

    Six things you need to know about the gambling special session
    Everybody has a family member who, to put it politely, doesn't quite have both oars in the water and does the most inappropriate things while not knowing any better — like demanding a family photo at a funeral or calling a special session of the...
  • 'The Amazing Race': And the winner is ....

     
    Here's Bucky on the finale of The Amazing Race:(Guest recapper’s note: My apology to Meghan Rickey—who I am pretty sure reads this blog every week—for misspelling her name in my recaps. “gh” is my least-favorite digraph in...
  • Dover Downs is a low-key version of the glitter spots

    DOVER, Del. -- At first glance, the exterior of Dover Downs doesn't exactly conjure more famous gambling venues such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City. You won't find long stretches of glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs. No excessive bright neon...
  • Stars will come out in Vegas to celebrate 150 years of statehood

    Stars will come out in Vegas to celebrate 150 years of statehood
    Jerry Lewis, Penn and Teller and Wayne Newton are among the stars who will gather this month in Las Vegas to celebrate Nevada’s 150 years of statehood. In a run-up to the actual date -- Nevada became America’s 36th state on Oct. 31, 1864 --...
  • The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror

     The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror
    HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people. In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...
  • Wayne Newton brings the show on the river?

    Wayne Newton brings the show on the river?
    Mr. Las Vegas briefly became Mr. Chicago on Friday. Wayne Newton visited WGN-TV in the morning and performed “Danke Schoen” on a boat on the Chicago River. Later, Newton and a group of backup singers performed at the marquee outside...
  • The VIP treatment at Britney Spears' Vegas show

    The VIP treatment at Britney Spears' Vegas show
    LAS VEGAS — Britney Spears was barely 10 feet away from me, dancing a sexy routine to "Freakshow." She catches my eye and summons me closer to the stage from my seat in the audience. And no, this wasn't a dream. It was at one of her recent shows...
  • Make it a double with Pink Martini and the von Trapps

    Make it a double with Pink Martini and the von Trapps
    By the time the von Trapp children met Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale, the great-grandchildren of the real-life Captain and Maria von Trapp had sung "The Sound of Music" on Broadway, played with the Boston Pops Orchestra and performed on "The...
  • John Mayer Honored with UCLA Luminary Award

    Dr. Gerald Berke found out what R-E-S-P-E-C-T meant to him at the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery's 2014 Luminary Awards Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Intro'd by the evening's host Wayne Newton, a UCLA gospel choir welcomed the crowd by...