The show was ambitious, aggressive, effective — and, again, not cheap.Also playing into the swift end of the show was the effort to establish widespread name recognition for Moreno, who is popular in Las Vegas but not terribly well-known elsewhere, never took hold.
There simply was not enough revenue to keep the show afloat and, as we’ve learned, not enough time.
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In part, the party was to celebrate Moreno’s upcoming appearances at the John F. There is also serious talk — from Moreno himself — about a similar performance next fall at Carnegie Hall, though no date has been announced.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. The rolling party through the Golden Nugget, led by Moreno and his band, showcased luminaries such as Turner (who is never less than fantastic); Travis Cloer, late of “Jersey Boys”; fellow Golden Nugget headliner Clint Holmes (just, wow); violin great De Ann Letourneau; country artist Scotty Alexander, who fronts his own band and for years has performed with Wayne Newton; and guitar hero and studio wizard Pat Thrall, who wrote Pat Travers’ “Smokin’ Whiskey” and whose wife, Zoe Thrall, runs the Studio at the Palms.
After Earl Turner spent something like 12½ minutes performing Prince’s “Kiss” in a most funky manner, Frankie Moreno shouted, “Earl! ” So Turner brought the funk for another eight minutes, in a show that lasted three hours, following an earlier show that lasted two.