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 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"
This week, Ira spoke with Rachel Bolan. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Rachel_Bolan_051117.mp3 Skid Row co-founder, bassist and songwriter Rachel Bolan will perform with the group, along with Kix at Cannery Casino Hotel’s “The Club” on May 13. Known for their musical rebellion and high-energy sound, Skid Row hit the heavy metal scene … Continue reading "Talking With Rachel Bolan – May 11, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Cindy Williams. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Cindy_Williams_050417.mp3 Cindy Williams is the guest star of Menopause The Musical® at Harrah’s Las Vegas through May 29. Menopause The Musical® is celebrating its 11th anniversary in Las Vegas, making it the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas history. Williams is … Continue reading "Talking With Cindy Williams – May 4, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Dick Capri. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Dick_Capri_042717.mp3 Veteran comedian Dick Capri, along with Steve Solomon, performs in “The Battle of the Broadway Comedians” in the Troesh Studio Theater at the Smith Center, April 26- 30. In a career that has spanned two continents he has played every … Continue reading "Talking With Dick Capri – April 27, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Heidi Swank & Michelle Larime. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Nevada_Preservation_042017.mp3 Heidi Swank, founder and executive director of the Nevada Preservation Foundation and Michelle Larime, associate director, lead an organization dedicated to revitalizing historic buildings and places in Nevada. It is the only grassroots advocacy and heritage tourism … Continue reading "Talking With Heidi Swank & Michelle Larime – April 20, 2017"
This week, Ira spoke with Billy Gilman. To listen to the interview click below. http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com/Shows/Billy_Gilman_041317.mp3 Billy Gilman will be performing in the Orleans Showroom April 22-23 at 8 p.m. At 12 years old, Gilman broke records with his debut album “One Voice,” which became certified double-platinum and made him the Guinness Book of World Records’ … Continue reading "Talking With Billy Gilman – April 13, 2017"