Wayne Newton Tickets
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American Music Theatre
Oct 10 2015
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Carson Wayne Newton is one of the famous American singer and entertainer, who is living in the glamorous city of Las Vegas in United States. He was born on April 3, 1942 in the town of Norfolk in Virginia. During his childhood, his family had shifted to the town of Newark.
He had started his musical career by singing in local clubs, theaters, and fairs along with his brother. Being a part of the city of Newark, the city had selected Newton to be the grand marshal of its bicentennial parade in the year of 2003.
He has performed more than 30,000 solo shows in the town of Las Vegas during a period, spread over 40 years. It has really earned him the nickname of Mr. Las Vegas.
He has number of hit songs to his credit like Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast, proved to his biggest hit by reaching at #4 on the Billboard charts along with many other famous numbers.
Newtons father was in the U.S. Navy, so he had spent his early childhood in the Roanoke. He was really very active in show business right from his early age. He had learnt to play piano, guitar, and steel guitar at the age of six only.
He and his elder brother, used to appear with the Grand Ole Opry road shows, performed for President and auditioned unsuccessfully for Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour. The severe asthma problem of Newton was the reason for the second shift of family to Phoenix of Arizona, in 1952.
The year of 1958, proved to be a turning point in the career of him, when a Las Vegas booking agent saw a local TV show on which the two Newton brothers were performing, he was really impressed and asked them to come with him for an audition.
At first, they had been signed for two weeks, but their talent didnt let them to go away for another five years.
Newton had really got recognition at the national level on September 29, 1962. It was a time when he and his brother had performed on The Jackie Gleason Show. He would perform on Gleason's show 12 times over the following two years.
The career of Newton was molded into success story by many other entertainment icons like Lucille Ball, Bobby Darin, Danny Thomas, George Burns, and Jack Benny lent Newton their support. Benny had been a great help by offering an opening act for his show.
Newton was offered a job to open for another comic at the Flamingo Hotel, after the end of contract with Benny, where he was given a headline act.
It is interesting to point out that Newton had been a part owner of the Aladdin Hotel, from the period of 1980 to 1982, the conflicts and lawsuits had not allowed him to be the whole owner of the hotel.
Later in the year of 1999, Newton had signed a 10-year deal with the Stardust, which had called him to perform there 40 weeks out of the year for six shows a week in a showroom named after him.
The deal was terminated on the demolition of the casino in the year of 2005. Newton had begun a 30-show stint that summer at the Hilton. Newton had an honor of being featured on the 2007 fall season of Dancing with the Stars partnered with Two Time Champion Cheryl Burke.
He became the third contestant to be eliminated from the contest. In 2008, Newton has received a Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.