Welcome to “Talk About Las Vegas.” This Las Vegas site features Ira David Sternberg talking with the celebrities, entertainers, writers and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world. The show first airs as “Nighttime With Ira” every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on KUNV, 91.5/www.915thesource.org in Las Vegas, then is posted on this website. Sternberg’s career includes decades of professional broadcasting as well as public relations, writing and communications. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998.
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This week, Ira spoke with Herb Alpert. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Herb_Alpert_021518.mp3 Nine-time Grammy winner Herb Alpert, performing with Grammy winning vocalist Lani Hall at The Smith Center February 23-24, came of age in a house filled with music. At the age of eight, he was drawn to the trumpet in a … Continue reading "Talking With Herb Alpert – February 15, 2018"
This week, Ira spoke with Lao Tizer. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Lao_Tizer_020818.mp3 Pianist, keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer, performing with The Lao Tizer Band at The Smith Center February 9-10, boasts a career that now spans nine albums over nearly a quarter of a century. He was a teenage prodigy, the son … Continue reading "Talking With Lao Tizer – February 8, 2018"
This week, Ira spoke with Arsenio Hall. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Arsenio_Hall_020118.mp3 Actor, comedian and producer Arsenio Hall, who will be headlining in the Orleans Showroom, February 3, first became involved in the arts at The Cleveland Playhouse and continued to hone his craft through his Kent State University years. In 1979, … Continue reading "Talking With Arsenio Hall – February 1, 2018"
Photo by Mario Barberio This week, Ira spoke with Matt Goss. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Matt_Goss_012518.mp3 Singer-songwriter Matt Goss, headlining an extended engagement inside 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage, got his start in entertainment in 1988 as lead singer of the band BROS alongside his twin brother. He quickly became the … Continue reading "Talking With Matt Goss – January 25, 2018"
This week, Ira spoke with Amy Jo Martin. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Amy_Martin_011818.mp3 Amy Jo Martin, a recent speaker at the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit in Las Vegas, is author of the New York Times best-seller “Renegades Write the Rules,” and the host of the “Why Not Now?” podcast. Martin founded Digital … Continue reading "Talking With Amy Jo Martin – January 18, 2018"
This week, Ira spoke with Ryan Nicodemus. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Ryan_Nicodemus_011118.mp3 Ryan Nicodemus, along with his life-long friend, Joshua Fields Millburn, is one-half of The Minimalists. The two help their 20 million readers live more intentional lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary film. Nicodemus grew up in … Continue reading "Talking With Ryan Nicodemus – January 11, 2018"
This week, Ira spoke with Sonny Charles. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Sonny_Charles_010418.mp3 Sonny Charles, who was a member of The Checkmates and hit the charts with the classic “Black Pearl,” is currently performing every Friday and Saturday at Piero’s Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas, along with Pia Zadora. Facebook: @SonnyCharlesMusic Twitter: @SonnyCheckmates
This week, Ira spoke with Gordie Brown. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Gordie_Brown_122817.mp3 Master Impressionist Gordie Brown, headlining at Hooters Casino Hotel every night at 7:30 except Tuesday and Friday, was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Brown got his start working as a political cartoonist for the Ottawa Sunday Herald. When his … Continue reading "Talking With Gordie Brown – December 28, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Tony Orlando. To listen to the interview click below. Tony Orlando, who will be bringing his “Tony Orlando’s Christmas Show” to the South Point Casino, December 21-23, is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. Few entertainers have excelled in so many realms as Orlando: a top selling … Continue reading "Talking With Tony Orlando – December 21, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Paul Shaffer. To listen to the interview click below. Legendary bandleader, instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer, performing with The Shāf-Shifters in Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace December 21-23 & 28-30, and January 4-6, served as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 33 years. Shaffer began his career … Continue reading "Talking With Paul Shaffer – December 14, 2017"