Music in the Mob Era: The Glory Days of Live Music on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas is recognized as the Entertainment Capital of the World for hosting the world’s greatest entertainers, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand. But we know little about the musicians who played an integral role in the success of these stage stars. This program will feature a mix of conversation and music by veteran Las Vegas musicians who played with iconic Las Vegas headliners – and who crossed paths with the mobsters that once ran the town. The program will be hosted by Ann Parenti, executive director of the Forgotten Song Foundation, which has produced a book, CD and DVD featuring interviews with many unsung musicians from Las Vegas’ live music golden era.