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Monday, May 24, 2004

Saturday Night with Lon Bronson, "Electro-Clash" at Snapshot, and Casino-Art Ownership

After years of performing at the Riviera, Lon Bronson and his mighty large band have moved to the Golden Nugget. With the group Tower of Power in town, a few of that band's members made it to Saturday night's show. One song had a Tower of Power singer on stage, taking over on vocals, and another song had 3 saxes on stage performing a squeak-off. Nice idea, but one that drove a few out the door.

On the other side of the city, and in no way, shape or form competing for the Lon Bronson audience, was Snapshot Las Vegas. "SNAPSHOT is the lens on the camera, capturing the moment the way that it should be. Bringing the Glitz back to the Glamour in Las Vegas... With the main room spinning Electro, 80`s, Indie and whatever else we can throw in there."

What Snapshot wants to be and what it is are two different things. That night the music being spun had very little Electro, 80`s, or Indie, but whatever else was thrown in there sounded bad and didn't compel dancing. The feet only started moving a little when the Phoenix, Arizona band XOXOXO started playing, but by then it was too late to save the evening.

However, the little money that was spent at the Golden Nugget was well spent, for the owners, Tim Poster and Tom Breitling, support the arts. Jerry Misko, artist and co-owner of Dust Gallery, has some of his stuff hanging in their homes. Additionally, Dust artist Angela Kallus has a piece in the home of Venetian President Rob Goldstein. He has been seen in the past roaming the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, with wife and guests in tow, talking about the works on the walls and his appreciation for art in general.

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