Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson has a Message
THROUGH FOUR PLUS decades of music, Nancy Wilson has evolved through genres from jazz, pop, and funk to disco. Yet the majority of times with the style of R&B in her songs. Her first album, Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley on Capital Records in 1962 is a jazz classic. Wilson's household name though came about with the albums Broadway My Way and Hollywood My Way. In fact, Ms. Wilson sold more records during that time then anyone except The Beetles. The grace and beauty of Nancy Wilson, not to mention her vocal style has kept her longevity along with her attitude in life. She is a very positive and spiritual woman who will quickly, with an elegant way, tell you she is blessed by God and that her God-given talent has allowed her to bless people. Of course Wilson has a recognizable style unlike any jazz or pop singer in her field. Only someone like Nancy Wilson can take a simple ballet and add colorful unique vocal styles to it. In fact she has lived the songs she sings. Nancy Wilson has left performing. Her special appearance at the Orleans was something she had not planned. "I couldn't do this. It is only because of the grace of God that I am here. He blessed me and I am blessing my audience." She did confirm that she had four concerts dates left. What then is left for Nancy Wilson if she doesn't perform? The answer to that is simply her grandchildren. When you have performed throughout the world for all those years, it is hard for an entertainer to spend time with their families. Now Ms. Wilson can do what she has not been able to do
share her time and love with her grandchildren. Please keep in mind that legends never die and Nancy Wilson's songs will live on as part of her legacy. This is one writer who can attest to her kindness and her passion in helping the less fortunate.
Night Life in Las Vegas
Randy Couture, one of the greatest legends in the Ultimate Fighting Challenge, came to see World Extreme Fighting at the Orleans Arena. Sean Penn was in Las Vegas and ended up going to Bolder City to look for a new location for his movie. Mystic River, the first directorial for Penn has put the spot light on him as a director. But as one close friend had mentioned, Penn will continue to do what he is noted for and that is acting. Incitingly, Tao, the top night spot and dining place in Las Vegas is one of the places that Penn enjoys. It should be. Tao has over 40,000 sq. ft. of entertainment space with lush couches and high-tech lighting and oh yes, the back room, what is called the spiritual room has a selection of wooden Buddha monks. Now you know why they call it spiritual dining in the ads. Oscar De La Hoya always billed as The Golden Boy and now a very successful promoter, said the reason he has returned to boxing to fight Mayorga, was to simply promote more popularity in the sport and to give Mayorga another chance. The fight is on Saturday, May 6th at the MGM Grand Arena.
Louie Anderson billed as larger then Life is appearing at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Anderson, in his act, talks about growing up with an alcoholic father. He also published a very successful book on the subject [ed. note: Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child]. When it comes to club action in Las Vegas there are over forty-eight nightclubs. In any given time you never know who you are going to run into to. Recently "The Hammer," Fred Williamson was at Tyrst at The Wynn. Tyrst is the only nightclub with a 90-foot waterfall that greets the customers as they enter the club.
Jeff Kutash, who conceived Dancing Machine in the '70s and produced Splash, one of the most successful music productions in Las Vegas has bought a new show to the Stardust. Headlights and Tail Pipes, as it is appropriately called, features Playboy Playmates, Barbara Moore and Lauren Anderson. Head Lights and Tailpipes is an adult review that celebrates fast cars, motorcycles, and women. It takes the audience on a journey from 1960 to 1990, debuting the 2007 Shelby Cobra.
Your Prayers and You
Just the other day, Stan Harvey a friend of mine, who is the minister at New Creation Church asked the congregation about their livesreligion to relationships. He spoke on the men being better husbands to their wives. He also mentioned that women need cultivating. He then referred to us humans as living out reality with God. We all have our struggles in life and we all want what we ask God for. Mr. Harvey, however, posed the question, would we pray to God if we didn't answer our prayers? From a bottom line point-of-view, one could use a restaurant as an example. You pay for the food you order and the service you receive. But with God it doesn't quite work that way. He doesn't always answer our prayers. He does, however respond to the life you are living. We need to get our life in line with God's will, not our will. You can read about this in James 4. Basically God is looking for consistency in our lives. You can look at it any way you want, but the bottom line is; don't tell God how to answer your prayers. That's not what it's all about. God answers who you are. Not what you want. You are the example. Not matter how perfect or imperfect you may think you are. Your vision should be to strive to be like him. For more information call 702-639-1239
Until then keep your visions positive and keep positive people around you and above all know that God is there for you.