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“Talk About Las Vegas with Ira” is a weekly Radio/Internet show that features Ira David Sternberg talking with the celebrities, entertainers, writers and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world.

The show can be heard on KUNV-FM (91.5) at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Once the show airs it is archived on the show’s own website,, along with the guest’s photo, bio, and website link.

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The 5th and 6th Beatles?

Ira Sternberg : August 18, 2014 4:43 pm : Talk About Las Vegas

Sumner and me at Beatles_0454

The 5th and 6th Beatle? – Me and Somer Hollingsworth, Executive Vice President, Las Vegas Economic Global Alliance, at the Beatles 50th anniversary at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week.

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A new post from Ira’s “Las Vegas Notebook”

Ira Sternberg : August 18, 2014 2:29 pm : Talk About Las Vegas

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles performance at the Las Vegas Convention Center was celebrated with a plaque dedication last week in the very spot the foursome performed.  It seems like only Yesterday.

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A new post from Ira’s “Las Vegas Notebook”

Ira Sternberg : August 15, 2014 11:47 am : Talk About Las Vegas

Quick Quiz: who has more applicants before government bodies- marijuana dispensaries or arenas?

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The Beatles and Las Vegas! It’s been 50 years and the LVCVA dedicated a plaque to the event and the venue today

Ira Sternberg : August 12, 2014 4:59 pm : Talk About Las Vegas

Beatles 50th anniversary

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ only performance in the “Entertainment Capital of the World” by unveiling a permanent plaque today on the site of the two sold-out 1964 concerts in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The LVCVA also debuted “The Beatles: Las Vegas 1964,” a multi-media exhibit from the Las Vegas News Bureau, featuring the Fab Four’s visit from the fans’ perspectives.

Several hundred people, many of whom were at one or both shows on August 20, 1964, attended the day’s celebration, which included a surprise appearance by cast members from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage. Clark County Commissioner and LVCVA Board Chairman Tom Collins presented a proclamation declaring August 20, 2014, “The Beatles Day in Southern Nevada.”

The plaque, located in the grand lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center near the N1 Hall entrance, marks the approximate spot of the where the stage was set for the 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows. It features a photo of The Beatles arriving at what was then known as McCarran Field and a replica of LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter’s ticket to the second show.

The multi-media exhibition is open to the public and will be on display in the grand lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center through Oct. 27.

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More on Celebrity Chef Mary Sue Milliken, who guests on “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira” Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

Ira Sternberg : August 11, 2014 9:51 am : Talk About Las Vegas

Mary Sue Milliken is co-chef/owner of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, serving upscale, modern Mexican food in a hip, urban cantina setting. She is also co-chef/owner of the gourmet taco truck phenomenon, the Border Grill Truck.

A pioneer of world cuisine since the creation of City Café and CITY Restaurant in Los Angeles in the 1980’s, Mary Sue is a preeminent ambassador of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare for over two decades.

Always a trailblazer, Milliken was the first female chef to work at Chicago’s prestigious Le Perroquet in the late 1970’s, going on to train at a Michelin 2-star, female chef owned restaurant in Paris, and later joining a handful of progressive women chefs to found Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.

A business partner with Chef Susan Feniger for more than 25 years, Mary Sue is co-author of five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales, Mesa Mexicana, and City Cuisine. Mary Sue co-starred along with Susan in 400 episodes of Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales” and “Tamales World Tour,” and has appeared as a guest on everything from “Iron Chef America” and “Oprah” to “Good Day LA,” “The Today Show” and most recently competed on season three of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” raising $40,000 for Share Our Strength.

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