WILKES-BARRE —Wayne Newton’s career has spanned more than 70 years — and the living legend isn’t stopping any time soon. The entertainer is scheduled to bring his talent and charm to the area at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Tickets for this show will go on sale on Friday, August 28 for $80, $50 and $30 through Ticketmaster. Customers may purchase tickets by logging on to ticketmaster.com, calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000 or visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.
Newton, who has released 165 albums, 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.”
Wayne 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 Jack Benny in Las Vegas, Wayne 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.” Wayne was also bestowed the first star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame in 2004.
In addition to Las Vegas, Wayne has had a successful career on the big screen including hits such as “Vegas Vacation,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “License To Kill” and more.
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.
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