EntSpeaks – Entertainers you THINK you know – will host the second in a series of one night only intimate evenings with the people who made Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world (Pictured: Anita Mann).
Speakers will take their turn to walk onto an empty stage with nothing but a microphone and a lifetime of awe-inspiring stories.
- Nicole Kaplan – Musical Theater Singer
- Myron Martin – Visionary who brought us the Smith Center
- Anita Mann – Vegas Show Choreographer / Producer
- Mac King – Comedy Magician
- Robin Leach – Legendary Broadcaster / Journalist
- Bob Anderson – Vintage Vegas Headliner
These six entertainers will take to the stage one at a time to speak frankly about their lives and experiences for 15 minutes each. The evening ends with a Q & A with a twist.
About The Speakers
Robin Leach is best known for hosting the Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous TV show that from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s focused on profiling well-known people and their lavish homes and possessions. His signature phrase “Champagne Wishes & Caviar dreams” was regularly parodied and still is to this day! But did you know he shot the pilot for Entertainment Tonight and was the show’s roving global reporter for its first 3-years or that he was one of the founders of the Television Food Network that turned chefs into celebrities? Robin started out as a young cub reporter in England before moving to the USA in 1963 . He wrote the first cover stories for People magazine when it was launched , helped start Rupert Murdoch’s Star weekly and was his showbiz editor for 10-years before switching over to television. . Robin resides in Las Vegas where he contributes regularly to Fox News and writes the daily Vegas DeLuxe column for the Las Vegas Sun which also appears in the Los Angeles Register, the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press Enterprise.
Mac King Acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the premiere comedy magician in the world today, Mac was just named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, just appeared on his seventh TV special for NBC-TV, just got voted the 6th best show in all of Las Vegas, and just rocked the audience on The Late Show with David Letterman. He is currently starring in the long running The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas where, over the last 11 years, he has performed an incredible 5720 shows to nearly one and half million fans.Before moving to Las Vegas, Mac spent 200 days a year on the road as an after dinner corporate entertainer, wowing companies around the world (Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance, Nissan, AT&T, and hundreds more) with his astounding sleight of hand and irresistible humor. He still does a select few of those shows.
Bob Anderson Merv Griffin, the well-known talk show host discovered Bob’s unique talent one evening at his Hollywood Hills home and decided to introduce him to the world on the next taping of his TV show from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Griffin introduced Bob as “The Singing Impressionist.” There were other impressionist doing movie stars and political figures, but no one was doing the great singers. Griffin brought the young performer back for a second appearance and the response was the Soon after that appearance he became a regular on the TV talk show circuit performing over 100 national TV shows including; HBO, Showtime, Regis, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson where Bob again received such a grand audience response on his Tuesday appearance that Johnny invited him back just two days later for another appearance on Thursday. Bob’s new show ‘Frank The man the music ‘ Opens at the Palazzo casino five nights before his EntSpeaks speech.
Anita Mann is an Emmy-award winning choreographer, as well as a dancer and actress. Mann has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as one of America’s top five contemporary choreographers. She is also the recipient of five Emmy Awards and accolades from every corner of the industry. Mann began her career as one of the David Winters’ dancers on TV shows such as Shindig!, The T.A.M.I. Show and Monte Carlo: C’est La Rose, 5 seasons on the 1980s pop dance television show, Solid Gold, for which she was nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, “The Muppets Go Hollywood” for which she was nominated for her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, “The Cher Show”, “The Jacksons”, “The Academy Awards”, “The Golden Globe Awards”, “Academy of Country Music Awards”, “The Miss America Pageant” which earned Mann her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, “The People’s Choice Awards”, “The Grammy Hall of Fame”, “The Emmy’s”, “The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon” which earned her another nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, “The Great Muppet Caper”, “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Live”, as well as countless other live, film and television shows.. Anita is the producer of “Fantasy” which has run at the Luxor theater for 15 years.
Myron Martin As president and CEO of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Myron Martin brings the world’s most revered and celebrated entertainers to Las Vegas. Throughout his career, he has produced and presented a variety of well-regarded productions including first-run touring attractions and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. Martin has been called the “keeper of the vision” for The Smith Center, which has been heralded as Southern Nevada’s long-awaited cultural triumph. He was part of the team who first imagined how a world-class performing arts center could change their community, and went on to oversee design, construction, fundraising and operations of the Center. The Smith Center has been praised for “representing Las Vegas’ artistic coming of age” by the Associated Press, proclaimed as “dazzling” by The New York Times and coined “a cultural oasis” by The Los Angeles Times. In its first year alone, the center hosted more than 450 performances in three venues and saw nearly a half-million tickets sold to programs such as “Wicked,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and The Cleveland Orchestra as well as headliners including Idina Menzel, Diana Krall and Willie Nelson. Martin holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He has three children with his wife, Dana Rogers Martin.
Nicole Kaplan is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. She most recently appeared on the National Tour of Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde. She has performed in a variety of Broadway Musical productions, from Candide and Camelot to The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo: The Musical. Nicole has toured as a soloist with Symphony Orchestras across the country with Grammy winners Lucas Richman and Marvin Hamlisch. Additionally, Nicole has been seen on television in General Hospital, Killer Karaoke and Legally Blonde. Nicole is a featured Singer in Steve Wynn’s new show ‘ Showstoppers ‘ at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.
Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Red Carpet and Pre-Show Party: 7:30pm. – 8.45pm.
After Party: 11:00pm – 1:00am
Venue INSPIRE 107 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Las Vegas NV, 89101
Admission: Invite only ( Press, Headliners, VIP )
Web Site: http://www.entspeaks.com
YouTube: Ent Speaks
Production Company: AWE Andy Walmsley Entertainment. Emmy award winning Andy Walmsley has production designed some of the biggest shows on Television: American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Americas got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Biggest Loser to name a few. In Las Vegas Andy has designed Terry Fator, The Jacksons, Meat Loaf, Human Nature, Divas, Nathan Burton, Jeff Civillico, Thunder from Downunder, Americas got Talent live and many more. Andy Produced LOL with The Scintas at the Las Vegas Hilton. Andy produces the wildly successful ‘ Showbiz Roasts ‘.
About the Venue ( INSPIRE ) Widely heralded as a pioneer of the “new” downtown, ‘ Future Restaurant Group’s ‘ founder Michael Cornthwaite’s investment in the area isn’t limited to mere business interests, he’s a passionate, longtime resident. For over 15 years, Michael has been an outspoken, hands-on advocate for the area; helping to change downtown for the better, one unique, authentic space at a time. INSPIRE was created as an intimate upscale theater complex particularly suited to inspirational talks, the perfect home for EntSpeaks.
Partner EntSpeaks is partnered with Down Town Project. Down Town Project’s goal and purpose is to help make downtown Vegas a place of Inspiration, Entrepreneurial Energy, Creativity, Innovation, Upward Mobility, and Discovery, through the 3 C’s of Collisions, Co-learning, and Connectedness in a long-term, sustainable way. The Downtown project are owners and/or investors in over 300 businesses and legal entities which collectively employ more than 900 people. For many of the small businesses and tech companies, DTP are co-owners with the entrepreneurs that founded those companies. For operations that are 100% owned and operated by Downtown Project-affiliated entities, DTP directly employs over 300 people.