imageCatch host Bart Torres’ Las Vegas Connection for your key to the city every Friday, 7-10 p.m., on the Highway Vibe 98.1/98.9/99.7 FM. Former Mayor Oscar Goodman, now Chairman of the LVCVA Host Committee, is an exclusive guest sharing his inside tips about Sin City. Find archives and current shows at thelasvegasconnection.com. Follow @Bart_Torres on Twitter.

 


January 22, 2016: Absinthe‘s The Gazillionaire

The Gazillionaire part 1, part 2, part 3—Bart interviews Absinthe’s The Gazillionaire. The host of the quirky, adults-only, burlesque acrobatic comedy show at Caesars Palace shares his daily routine, what it’s like to be endlessly wealthy and good-looking, the show’s use of audience participation and his upcoming self-help book.


January 15, 2016: Joy Jenkins of Absinthe and Oscar Goodman

Joy Jenkins part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4—Star of quirky, raunchy, burlesque, acrobatic cabaret Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Joy Jenkins talks with Bart about being part of an “adult circus in another dimension”; how she got the job as the Gazillionaire’s assistant; what she does backstage; and her relationship status with The Gazillionaire.

Inside Tips—Locals’ and visitors’ favorite Triple George Grill receives the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

Oscar Goodman—The former Mayor of Las Vegas talks about the latest technology at CES, new restaurant Virgil’s BBQ at The Linq Promenade and the forthcoming Las Vegas Arena.

 


January 8, 2016: Shawn Wayans and Donald Trump

Shawn Wayans part 1part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 —Bart interviews comedian and actor Shawn Wayans, star of parody flicks like Scary Movie and White Chicks, performing at South Point Jan. 8-10. Wayans discusses performing to international audiences in Las Vegas, taking down hecklers and his very funny family.

Donald Trump part 1, part 2—An exclusive interview with Donald Trump, talking about the Manhattanization of Las Vegas and the famous residents of his Vegas hotel.

Inside Tips—Players club deals at the Plaza downtown and $3 blackjack at Hooters Casino.

Goodbye and What’s Coming Up Next Week


April 10, 2015: Billy Gardell and Puppetry of the Penis!

Intro – Bart introduces this week’s lineup, including comedian Billy Gardell, tips from former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman and Puppetry of the Penis creator and producer Simon Morley.

This Weekend – Bart features the Hard Rock Café’s attempt at the World’s Largest Drag Show plus top headliner picks.

“Mike & Molly” star Billy Gardell – Billy talks about his first gig in Vegas, seeing his name on a marquee and more.

POP! part 1 – Puppetry of the Penis creator and producer Simon Morley talks with Bart about the mesmerizing, adults-only show.

This Weekend – The 2015 Great Vegas Beer Festival event.

POP! part 2 – Puppetry of the Penis creator and producer Simon Morley talks with Bart about the mesmerizing, adults-only show.

Look at Laughlin – Bart recommends a trip to Las Vegas’ little sister city, Laughlin,Nevada, with a list of the weekend’s headliners.

Oscar Goodman’s Tips – Bart talks with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about what’s new and notable in Las Vegas.


March 20, 2015: Jo Koy and Marty Allen

Intro – Bart introduces this week’s Las Vegas Connection with Jo Koy performing at Treasure Island; comedy legend Marty Allen celebrating his “100th” birthday; and a preview of Quincy Jones artist, 18-year-old Tommy Ward

The Madness of Jo Koy part 1 – Comedian and former Vegas resident Jo Koy does his “preshow” with Bart just before his live performance at Treasure Island.

Bambi – Bart takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the Girls To Your Room experience in Las Vegas.

The Madness of Jo Koy part 2 – Comedian and former Vegas resident Jo Koy does his “preshow” with Bart just before his live performance at Treasure Island.

The Madness of Jo Koy part 3 – Comedian and former Vegas resident Jo Koy does his “preshow” with Bart just before his live performance at Treasure Island.

The Madness of Jo Koy part 4 – Comedian and former Vegas resident Jo Koy does his “preshow” with Bart just before his live performance at Treasure Island.

Comedy Icon Marty Allen part 1 – Bart tours Allen’s Vegas home and talks with the nearly 100-year-old Marty Allen who performs at Downtown Grand

Look at Laughlin – Bart recommends a trip to Las Vegas’ little sister city Laughlin, Nevada, with a list of the weekend’s headliners.

Tommy Ward, part 1 – Bart gives listeners a sneak peek of the golden voice of Quincy Jones artist Tommy Ward.

Hot Air Balloon Festival – Dozens of Balloons will flood Pahrump this weekend.

Tommy Ward part 2 – Bart gives listeners a sneak peek of the golden voice of Quincy Jones artist Tommy Ward.


March 13, 2015: Andrew Dice Clay and Oscar Goodman

Intro – Bart introduces the evening’s lineup, including Andrew Dice Clay, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and two doctors from the Lou Ruvo Brain Center.

Bad Boy of Comedy, part 1 – Andrew Dice Clay talks with Bart about working with Woody Allen and upcoming projects onstage and onscreen.

Calendar – Who’s headlining Las Vegas showrooms this weekend.

Bad Boy of Comedy, part 2 – Andrew Dice Clay talks with Bart about working with Woody Allen and upcoming projects onstage and onscreen.

Bad Boy of Comedy, part 3 – Andrew Dice Clay talks with Bart about working with Woody Allen and upcoming projects onstage and onscreen.

Oscar Goodman’s Tips, part 1 – Bart talks with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about what’s new and notable in Las Vegas.

Bad Boy of Comedy, part 4 – Andrew Dice Clay talks with Bart about working with Woody Allen and upcoming projects onstage and onscreen.

Coming up next – Bart teases about mob meatballs.

Oscar Goodman’s Tips, part 2 – Bart talks with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about what’s new and notable in Las Vegas.

Oscar Goodman’s Tips, part 3 – Bart talks with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about what’s new and notable in Las Vegas.

Oscar Goodman’s Tips, part 4 – Bart talks with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about what’s new and notable in Las Vegas.

Joey Fatone – Former NSYNC star Joey Fatone stars as Dennis Dupree in Rock of Ages. He tells Bart about being a celebrity in a TMZ world.


January 9, 2015: Oscar Goodman

Oscar Goodman’s Tips – Bart talks with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about what’s new and notable in Las Vegas.

Malibu Report – Bart talks Dick Fisher, the “Voice of Malibu,” who brings Hollywood gossip to Las Vegas.

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