September 2020


Let’s just face it…  We in the entertainment industry have been given a gap year.  It will be a full year off by the time we really get back to work.  So what are you going to do with a year off?  It’s already half over.  What will you do with the second half of your gap year?  I have been doing a lot of home improvement projects, and I’ve been writing like a fiend.  There is time to get to all of those projects that we never have time for.  I have to look at this time as a gift…otherwise, it is too depressing.  But let us not forget, the pandemic of a hundred years ago, brought us the Roaring ‘20’s.  When we come back, we are going to come back HUGE.  Demand will be at a zenith.  Just as we are clamoring to work, there is an entire world that is clamoring to watch.  Six more months, and we will be ready.  We will knock it out of the park.


My good buddy, Tom Wilkinson of, sent me some information on some things that are going on right now.  Here is what he writes:


It’s definitely dry on the entertainment scene these days. Here are the places that I've been able to find stuff right now. None are ticketed, as that isn't allowed yet. Some require a dining reservation.

House of Blues Restaurant, The Foundation Room, Ellis Island (Front Yard & Karaoke), Boulder Dam Brewing Company (in Boulder City), Park on Fremont, The Mayfair at Bellagio, The Vegas Room (commercial center), Piazza Lounge at the Tuscany, and Big Elvis in the Piano Bar at Harrah's, and the Sand Dollar is now doing live entertainment also.


And if you want to see his list of free things to do, just click this link:


The weather always changes dramatically from August to September—the blistering heat generally ends, and fall floats gently in the air.  We’ll still have some hot days ahead, but this month, we’ll at least get below 100.  School is back in session…if you can call it that.  Football will start up again this month (I’m very happy about that,) let’s just hope it goes well.  We have Labor Day, Mexican Independence, and the 19th anniversary of September 11th; I’ll be flying my flag and taking time to remember the heroes, the horror, the evil, and the strength that was brought about because of all of those events.  All of our holidays are turning into more self-reflective events, rather than celebrations.  It’s also time to change the watering schedule for the yard. 


September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar.   After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.


The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere.  It will be on September 22nd.  The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in terms of length. During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension into space of Earth’s equator line. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox.


There are some very fascinating national designations for September…I’ll highlight a few that I find the most interesting…


September 1st is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. The First Friday in September is National Lazy Mom’s Day.  International Bacon Day is the Saturday before Labor Day, and September 15th is National Linguine Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, and Day.  Interestingly, September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day (just a few days after Double Cheeseburger day.)  September 20th is National Punch Day and Wife Appreciation Day…is that just bad taste?  September 22nd is Hobbit Day, and the 23rd is Celebrate Bi-sexuality Day.  In spite of bad press the 26th is National Shamu the Whale Day and the 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day.  And one of my favorites…September 30th is Blasphemy Day.


The 2020 Annual Pahrump Fall Festival is cancelled.


The Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is cancelled.


Freakling Bros. Horror Shows have been cancelled.


18,000 employees have been laid off from MGM Resorts.


Written in 1918 about the Spanish Flu:

Oh, we are quarantined, I guess
For ‘bout a million years
But if we don’t get out of here
We’ll burst right out in tears 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.