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Wayne Newton turns Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre into Las Vegas on Nov. 7

Wayne Newton turns Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre into Las Vegas on Nov. 7
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From a press release:

One of the best-known entertainers in the world, Wayne Newton, will bring his incredible talent and showmanship to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Keystone Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for this show will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 28 for $30, $50, and $80 through Ticketmaster. Customers may purchase tickets by logging on to, calling Ticketmaster’s national toll-free charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000, or visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

With a career lasting over 70 years and 165 albums, Newton is a favorite among his legion of fans and is one of the most widely acclaimed and honored entertainers in history. He has performed all over the world to more than 40 million people with hits like “Heart,” “Danke Schoen,” “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” “Summer Wind,” and “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife.”

Newton had many mentors in the early years of his career, including Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Danny Thomas, George Burns, and Jack Benny. After working as an opening act for Benny in Las Vegas, Newton was awarded the opportunity to headline his own show and broke the hotel’s attendance records beginning opening night. He has since been synonymous with Las Vegas and is often called “Mr. Las Vegas.” He was also bestowed the first star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame in 2004.

In addition to bringing his charisma and talent to over 25,000 audiences in Las Vegas, Newton has had a successful career on the big screen, including hits such as “Vegas Vacation,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “License To Kill,” and more. His television acting credits include “Bonanza,” NBC’s “Las Vegas,” “According to Jim,” “Kingdom Hospital,” the ABC miniseries “North and South, Book II,” “Roseanne,” “Ellen,” “My Wife and Kids,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Renegade,” “Perfect Strangers,” “LA Law,” and the HBO series “Tales from the Crypt.” In addition, he starred in the highly rated “Wayne Newton’s Las Vegas” on the Travel Channel, has been the focus of the highly acclaimed series “A&E Biography,” and featured on the “E! True Hollywood Story.” His Las Vegas ranch was also featured in an episode of MTV “Cribs” and on VH-1’s “Celebrity Pets 1 & 2.”

Newton’s patriotism runs deep, and he has entertained troops in every major confrontation since the Vietnam War. In 2000, Bob Hope and the USO named him the “Chairman of the USO Celebrity Circle,” and from 2001 through 2004, he took 16 USO tours overseas.