Resilient Charo lands at the Sahara

Apr 23, 2002 2:33 AM

Following a valiant though ill-fated five-month effort at The Venetian, Charo has landed on her feet and will be opening at the Samba Room at the Sahara. Charo, Charo, Charo, we love you! There was a lovely farewell get-together where Charo graciously poured the champagne and bid her farewells. She’s moving to the venue where she started decades ago. Unfortunately, the Rat Pack is moving out. This David Cassidy production, reminiscent of by-gone days in Las Vegas, is too good to be without a proper venue. Let’s hope it lands on its feet.

The much awaited and highly anticipated Jeff Kutash show starring Bob Anderson, The Main Event, is scheduled to open at The Venetian showroom. After catching rehearsals, I can only say we’re in for a terrific show, and British look-alike Stephen Triffitt as a young Frank Sinatra is a believable talent. The Bob Anderson Fan Club will be thrilled to see their man narrating and singing all the other parts of the show. This show may well provide the recognition due Bob Anderson.

Remember the dinner shows? Well, the Greek Isles has the old-fashioned dinner show we all loved. The old Debbie Reynolds property seems to have a new life with Beats of Passion, the dinner show and after-hours club.

If you have a chance to head downtown, check out the Lady Luck show Hypnotica, starring Robert Kennzington and The Thriller Girls. At the Golden Nugget, the Amazing Jonathan is doing great business.

The buzz continues around town about Frank Sinatra, Jr. and his upcoming engagement at the MGM. Sinatra Sings Sinatra will live up to the anticipation.

Rita Rudner at New York-New York continues selling out every night. Rita’s book, Tickled Pink, a comic novel, is also doing well. She’s set to celebrate her first anniversary at New York-New York.

The Tonight Show’s great Jay Leno returns to the MGM Grand May 30. Seems the feud between David Letterman and Jay Leno has subsided and David is staying put.

My friends and I had a fabulous dinner at Lutece restaurant at The Venetian. And so many stars and celebrity types were enjoying the fare, rubberneckers were having a field day.

Don Henley and Train appeared at the Tiger Woods charity event last Saturday, which was a great success. Hopefully, Tiger will be following the footsteps of our own favorite, Andre Agassi and this charity event will also become an annual affair.

Siegfried and Roy’s protégé, Darrin Romeo, is scheduled for the afternoon slot at The Mirage. Darrin is a talented vocalist and magician and has worked very hard. We wish him well in his new endeavor.

New York-New York is really into the laugh scene with the addition of Pauly Shore opening May 24 at the Broadway Theatre. Pauly is a multi-talented comedian and actor. Welcome to the third coast, Pauly.

Walter Mercado, the incredible psychic to the stars, is coming to Las Vegas and will be holding a press conference very soon. Use your ESP or tune in later for time and date.

Everybody’s doing it, and don’t you just love it? Honking their horn when they see my new Rock-Mobile. It’s a fabulous leopard creation. Eat your heart out, Mercedes drivers! It’s only fitting for The Most Colorful Character in Las Vegas.

Thank you, to my wonderful friends, Craig Miller and the picturesque Susan Miller who have "wrapped" my car in leopard. Please feel free, honk your horn, but don’t plow into my fender!