October 10, 2011 |
North Lake Tahoe's aspens are showing their first golden fall colors , with the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks of November expected to be peak times . . . . . Wine experts from around the world will gather for Flavor! Napa Valley, one the region's biggest events, Nov. 17-20. In addition to a stellar lineup, look for demos, tastings, interactive meals and more. For info and lodging options, click here . . . . Don Rickles , one of the last great links to old Las Vegas , plays the Orleans Showroom Nov. 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. For tickets, click here or call (702)
November 8, 2007 |
There are various ways to gauge the longevity of Don Rickles. His longtime publicist, Paul Shefrin, is the son of Rickles' previous publicist, Gene Shefrin, just as Rickles' longtime business manager, Bill Braunstein, is the son of Rickles' previous business manager, Jerry Braunstein. "There was no voting, they were just given the jobs," Rickles said of the sons. Rickles is 81 and enjoying a little bit of a renaissance, as it happens, with a memoir, "Rickles' Book," and now "Mr.
October 16, 2007
Rickles on film: John Landis has directed a documentary about comedian Don Rickles, "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project," that will air on HBO on Dec. 2.
June 29, 2007 |
There's a secret to the success of 81-year-old insult comedian and beloved American institution Don Rickles: He cannot tell a joke. He's a comedian famed for telling off all and sundry -- calling everyone a "hockey puck," from his wife to a mercurial Frank Sinatra, whose old blue eyes would give no hint of whether he was going to laugh or hit. Talk about flirting with danger. Over a Bloody Mary, Rickles tried to explain his style, how he came to insult anyone who wandered across his path.
February 26, 2005 |
Don Rickles will be slinging insults in Las Vegas for another year. The 78-year-old King of Zing, who has performed in Las Vegas for 46 years, has signed on for another year of exclusive engagements at the Stardust Resort and Casino. His first performances under the new contract will be March 3 through 6 in the Wayne Newton Theater.
June 13, 2004 |
Comedian Don Rickles has been inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Rickles, who made his first appearance in Las Vegas in 1959, accepted the honor during a ceremony at the Green Valley Ranch hotel-casino. "In the 45 years I've worked in casinos, I dreamed of being honored by an organization like the American Gaming Assn., especially since I don't even have a hunting license," Rickles joked.