Legends Hall of Fame to induct Bill Acosta plus 5

Oct 14, 2003 3:14 AM

Bill Acosta, the man the Chicago Tribune calls "a master singing impressionist," will be inducted into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame at the Tropicana Resort and Casino on Sunday, October 19. He joins five other Las Vegas Legends ”” Frankie Valli, Connie Stevens, Jack Carter, Breck Wall, and Cook E. Jarr, who all will be inducted as well.

In his fourth decade of show business, Bill Acosta’s endless talents of vocal styles, impressions, and comedy have been enjoyed by audiences of all ages. From working Nero’s Nook and Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace in 1970 to the Blue Room at the Tropicana to the Riviera, Sands, Dunes, Aladdin, Maxim, Four Queens, and the Sahara to name a few, there have been few hotels in Las Vegas Bill has not worked.

Acosta either performs in a concert style or with his production show, "Lasting Impressions." He currently makes appearances at the Suncoast, after successful runs at other Las Vegas venues, most recently including the Luxor and the Flamingo.

During his performances, Acosta brings to life nearly 50 celebrity voices. Some of his most popular impressions take place during his copyright rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas hosted through the voice of the president. His Sinatra voice is so accurate, it can currently be heard in the Rat Pack Tribute segment of Radio City Music Hall’s live stage production of the life story of Sinatra.

Because his performance history encompasses 33 years of entertaining in Las Vegas, in almost every hotel on the strip, Bill Acosta is being recognized as one of five inductees into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame.

Ceremonies take place at 2 p.m. in the Tiffany Theatre at the Tropicana. The host for the event is Clint Holmes. The ceremony and reception is by invitation only.

The Casino Legends Hall of Fame is not only a Hall of Fame, but also a museum that houses a unique collection of Nevada gaming and entertainment memorabilia. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $6.95 for adults and $5.95 for seniors.