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.
This week, Ira spoke with Nelson Sardelli. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Nelson_Sardelli_072017.mp3 Nelson Sardelli is an Italian-American actor, comedian, singer and personality born in Brazil and based in Las Vegas. As an entertainer he has headlined at major casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and around the world. Sardelli’s films include “The … Continue reading "Talking With Nelson Sardelli – July 20, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Ernie Williams. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Ernie_Williams_071317.mp3 Ernie Williams started working at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s and has an encyclopedic knowledge of its history and operations. http://www.nnss.gov http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org
This week, Ira spoke with Robin Holabird. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Robin_Holabird_070617.mp3 Robin Holabird is author of “Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens, Icons on Screen in Nevada.” She honed writing skills with a degree in journalism from Humboldt State University and reporting stints at KOLO, the Sparks Tribune and other media … Continue reading "Talking With Robin Holabird – July 6, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Mark Malkoff. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Mark_Malkoff_062917.mp3 Mark Malkoff is a comedian, filmmaker and the host of “The Carson Podcast.” In the podcast, he talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson, who was connected in many ways with Las Vegas. The podcast is available … Continue reading "Talking With Mark Malkoff – June 29, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Carl Giammarese. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Carl_Giammarese_062217.mp3 Carl Giammarese is a founding member of The Buckinghams, who will be performing June 23 at The Golden Nugget Las Vegas as part of its 52 Fridays Concert Series. Giammarese began his music career as a founding member, lead guitarist … Continue reading "Talking With Carl Giammarese – June 22, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Jay Beckenstein. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Jay_Beckenstein_061517.mp3 Jay Beckenstein is a co-founder of Spyro Gyra, which will be performing June 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the free “Jazz In The Park” series at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story … Continue reading "Talking With Jay Beckenstein – June 15, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Jean-Luc Ponty. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/JeanLuc_Ponty_060817.mp3 World-renowned violinist and jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty, bringing his “Atlantic Years” tour to Aliante Casino & Hotel June 10, was a violin virtuoso from his early teens. Ponty’s love of jazz began when he picked up the clarinet to play … Continue reading "Talking With Jean-Luc Ponty – June 8, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Morgan James. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Morgan_James_060117.mp3 Morgan James, who brings her “Reckless Abandon Tour” to Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center June 2, has earned widespread recognition as a vocalist, songwriter and actress. Classically trained at Julliard, she has performed in numerous Broadway shows including “The … Continue reading "Talking With Morgan James – June 1, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Marvin Menzies. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Marvin_Menzies_052517.mp3 Marvin Menzies, who was selected as the head coach of the UNLV men’s basketball program on April 16, 2016, talks about why he decided to pursue a coaching career instead of economics, his leadership style, how he communicates with players … Continue reading "Talking With Coach Marvin Menzies – May 25, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Rick Derringer. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Rick_Derringer_051817.mp3 Rick Derringer, along with the Edgar Winter Band, will be performing at The Club at the Cannery Casino Hotel May 20. In 1965, Rick Derringer began his musical career in the rock group The McCoys, where he released his first … Continue reading "Talking With Rick Derringer – May 18, 2017"