Vegas Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Today marked the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s first “Pink Newspaper Day” to help fight breast cancer, and a slew of Vegas notables were out in force to sell pink newspapers and bring attention to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Among the celebrities selling the Las Vegas Review-Journal (printed on pink newsprint) was Harrah’s magician (and all around good guy) Mac King.
Of course, Mac King being Mac King, he couldn’t resist doing something miraculous relating to his surroundings, so he had a volunteer “pick a card, any card.” She shuffled. She cut the deck. She flipped over a card. The four of spades. Mac King pointed at a nearby coffee cup, and this was the result.
Joining those doing their part for breast cancer awareness were Imperial Palace’s own Human Nature. The Australian quartet made an appearance at the Egg & I restaurant on Sahara Blvd.
We took the opportunity to ask one of Human Nature’s members, Andrew Tierney, if he has any special ties to the cause. He said, “No, but I’ve got a lot of special women in my life, and I think it’s close to the heart of anyone who has a mom, a wife, a sister or a daughter.”
Of course, as a Las Vegas blog, we couldn’t resist asking about any inside Human Nature news.
Tierney said, “We’ve recorded a new record, ‘Vegas: Songs From Sin City.’ There’s such a music pedigree in this town, and we’ve delved in, looking back to performers like Louis Prima and done our own take on all those songs, and we’re really happy with it.”
The album will be released in Australia first (in November), but will be on sale at Human Nature’s shows at the Imperial Palace. Based on the title alone, this Las Vegas blog expects to be first in line to get that new release.
Insider scoop: Human Nature is doing a duet with Paris Las Vegas’ resident music legend Barry Manilow on the new album. Was that supposed to be kept top secret? We don’t know! This blog doesn’t live by society’s rules.
But back to the matter at hand. Others participating in the event around town included the “World’s Happiest Mayor,” Oscar Goodman, dancers Jace and Juan from Chippendales at the Rio, Frank Marino of “Divas Las Vegas” at Imperial Palace, comedian Louie Anderson and singer Clint Holmes.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal plans to donate 100% of retail newspaper sales for the day to the Southern Nevada affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Read more.
Go here for the official Susan G. Komen for the Cure site.