Vegas Room taste of old days entertainment

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During these unusual times, many living in or visiting Las Vegas are searching for top-notch live entertainment. Look no further than The Vegas Room. It is a warm and elegant spot where delicious food and great music meet.

Located in the historic Commercial Center just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, it is a new, intimate and elegant venue created in the style of Old Vegas supper clubs. Longtime residents and visitors alike have repeatedly described the joint as “a wonderful venue that is the Vegas of yesterday.”

This Las Vegas hot spot is the newest “cool hang” in the city. They feature regularly-scheduled cabaret-style evenings and afternoons (Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunch), complete with some of the most talented musicians in town. All food is handcrafted and made from scratch.

Friday and Saturday visits may be reserved as the “Supper Club Experience” which features early seating (6:30 p.m.), complimentary entertainment and a set price, five-course supper for $79 per person (plus tax and fees). Or it can be reserved for later seating (7:30 p.m.) for the “Supper Club Sampler” with complimentary entertainment and a selection of “light bite” plates for $49 (plus tax and fees).

Sunday brunch starts at 1 p.m. and includes a five-course menu for the set price of $49 (plus tax and fees). Complimentary entertainment, usually jazz or soul music is provided at 2:30 p.m. with brunch ending around 4 p.m..

Entertainment Director Brent Barrett said: “The Vegas Room is an intimate supper club, featuring amazing local talent. The food is handcrafted by Chef David James Robinson. We are a listening room, there is no table service during the two musical sets. During this time of COVID-19, we do our utmost to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable.”

Barrett knows how to bring good talent in, as he himself is a 40-year veteran known as a Broadway and Las Vegas “honey-voiced” tenor, who can also be seen gracing the stage of The Vegas Room.

This Friday and Saturday, revel in the music stylings of the multi-talented Janien Valentine, an award-winning vocalist, live performance artist and songwriter who has headlined numerous shows on the Strip.

Sunday, experience Soul Sunday Brunches with Skye Dee Miles. Enjoy an homage to the legendary ladies of song: Nina Simone, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Bessie Smith and many more.

August 21-22, get ready for an evening filled with musical magic when the deliriously talented and over-the-top performer Jimmy Hopper takes center stage.

Their slogan is, “If the combination of great food and great music are your thing, boy, are you gonna’ be happy.”

“The joy of this job for me, is being able to offer all of the fantastic talent in this town a place to do what they do,” Barrett said.

Go to thevegasroom.com for all scheduled events and reservations.

IAC still thriving

Countless stories of the place have become legend. It has been a fixture in the Las Vegas community for nearly 60 years. They have awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to Clark County students. The food is impeccable. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment field have enjoyed and performed at the club over the years.

We are talking about the Italian American Club. Located just minutes from The Strip at 2333 E. Sahara Avenue, the IAC has been “The Place” for dinner and a show for locals and tourists alike for 59 years.

Founded in 1961, shortly after forming the official club, this group held a fundraiser ball at the Riviera Hotel and Casino where nearly a thousand people attended, including all the hottest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Jimmy Durante, Rocky Marciano and dozens of others to support the newly founded club. Mr. Sinatra donated a new Cadillac that was raffled off and raised enough money that allowed the club to purchase the land where the IAC is still located.

Angelo Cassaro, the president of the IAC, said, “The IAC of Southern Nevada is a one-of -a-kind place. You never know who may join us as many well-known celebrities call our club home.”

Executive Chef Memmo brings 15 years of experience to classic and contemporary recipes, as well as his innovative signature creations from all regions of Italy.

Not since the famed Copacabana in New York City has a host worked the room and made guests feel as comfortable as Ben Spano. No stranger to A-list entertainment, the IAC brings the best talent in Vegas to several rooms of the club five days a week. Just in the month of August, you can catch this amazing lineup:

Wednesday and Aug. 20 from 6-10 p.m., you can enjoy Janice Sands, who has headlined throughout the world, singing everything from R&B, Contemporary/Pop, to Standards, Rock & Roll, to Country music.

On Thursday and Aug. 27 from 6-10 p.m., experience Justin Shandor. Known as the top Elvis tribute artist in the world, this true talent brings not just music of “The King” but everyone from Sinatra to Manilow as well.

On Friday, along with Aug. 21, and Aug. 28 from 7-11 p.m., Genevieve, a five-time Las Vegas Music Award Winner for winner for Best Jazz Vocalist, Neo Soul, and Stage Performance brings her powerful vocals, complimenting beauty and class to the IAC Showroom.

This Saturday and Aug. 29 from 7-11 p.m.,Mark Giovi, known for his never-ending charitable work and his unique voice, performs.

Go to iacvegas.com for all show schedules and updated events.

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