Wayne Newton at Shooting Star this Friday
This Friday, May 4, Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center for an 8 p.m. concert.
This Friday kicks off the entertainment lineup celebrating Shooting Star's 20th anniversary in May, with a concert each week all month long.
Born in 1942, Newton is best known for his long-standing entertainment act in Las Vegas and chart-topping hits such as "Daddy, Don't You Walk Fast," "Years," "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," and his signature song, "Danke Schoen."
Proving to be a veteran of show business at a young age, Newton packed numerous performances under his belt to entertaining 40 million people worldwide at the height of his career.
After capturing the attention of a Las Vegas booking agent, Newton and his brother auditioned for a job at the Fremont Hotel and Casino, where they performed six shows a day, six days a week for 46 weeks straight. Eventually, Newton evolved from an opening act to a popular Las Vegas main attraction.
Newton epitomizes the talent, glamour and energizing excitement of Las Vegas, which earned him a synonymous association with the entertainment capital of the world.
He has since entertained Las Vegas with more than 30,000 solo performances over 40 years, earning him nicknames such as The Midnight Idol, Mr. Entertainment, and the most widely-used, Mr. Las Vegas.