August 2020

Entertainment is still not moving forward, and so I would like to ask my readers to write me…tell me what you miss, tell me what you are looking forward to, and tell me what you have been doing during this time and what you have achieved.  I would like to share some of these responses in the September newsletter.  Write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is the 20th year anniversary of this newsletter. With both the entertainment news and show reviews, my goal has been to let people know what to expect when they come to town or want to go to a show. I am proud to have been able to bring you the news of what is happening in Las Vegas entertainment, and I look forward to the years to come.

We are moving into month five of our physically distant, mask wearing existence.  It has been arduous, grueling, laborious, and stressful.  We bump and jerk our way back to work…only to find ourselves out of work again.  The stopping and starting is giving us whiplash.  The unemployment issues that this state has are unconscionable…five months, and there are still tens of thousands of people that have so far received nothing.

And the infections keep rising.

The word from some casino entertainment executives has been that entertainment is not even being considered until March of 2021…the ones that are still there.  MGM, Boyd, and Sahara have gotten rid of their entertainment departments for the time being.

The CES convention just cancelled for January of 2021.   

Bally’s just reopened, while MGM is making more furloughed workers permanent layoffs.  Circus Circus and Tropicana are making more layoffs permanent.  Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country…and an inadequate unemployment system.

Sports are back…sort of.  We may or may not continue with baseball.  So far, the NBA looks like it will move ahead.  We may or may not have football.  Movie theaters are schedule to reopen at the end of this month in Nevada…unless something changes.

We’re in a world that we can’t count on.

August is usually a slow month in Vegas anyway…well; it’s just too damn hot!  July is recorded as the hottest month of the year, but it is so dry that you don’t really feel it.  August is monsoon season…so we get a lot of afternoon thunderstorms…which adds a lot of humidity to the air…so it feels a lot worse than July. 

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. The month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin since it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month with a length of 29 days around 700 BCE when January and February were added to the year. Julius Caesar added two days to the month around 45 BCE. It was later renamed to honor Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE.  Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy which represents beauty, strength, love, marriage and family. The birthstone for August is the peridot or onyx.

August is an interesting is:
Admit You're Happy Month, National Golf Month, and Romance Awareness Month.
Some of the interesting day designations are:
3 National Watermelon Day
4 U.S. Coast Guard Day
5 Work Like a Dog Day
6 National Mustard Day, and Wiggle Your Toes Day
8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day!
9 Book Lover's Day, and Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
10 Lazy Day, along with National S'mores Day
11 Presidential Joke Day, along with Son and Daughter Day
12 Middle Child's Day
13 Left Hander's Day, it’s my day!
14 National Creamsicle Day
15 Relaxation Day!
16 National Tell a Joke Day
17 National Thriftshop Day
18 Bad Poetry Day
19 Aviation Day
20 National Radio Day
21 National Spumoni Day and Senior Citizen's Day
22 Be an Angel Day, and National Tooth Fairy Day
23 Ride the Wind Day
24 Vesuvius Day
25 Kiss and Make Up Day
26 National Dog Day and Women's Equality Day
27 Global Forgiveness Day and Just Because Day
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 Frankenstein Day and Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 National Trail Mix Day

Stay safe.  Wash your hands.  Wear a mask.

We’ll be back.

I had a hydroxychloroquine joke, but it didn’t work.

For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.