Viva Las Vegas Turns 50

By Maggie McKay, KFWB afternoon anchor
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The “Viva Las Vegas” movie turns 50 and Sin City is celebrating in style as you can hear from Catherine Hamm, LATimes Travel Editor:

As Catherine said, the  movie will be screened at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Library, on Flamingo Road about two miles east of the Strip.

Pete Vallee, also known as Big Elvis, will perform three special shows Tuesday in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the release of “Viva Las Vegas.”  The free show is at Harrah’s. Plus check out Crush at MGM Grand for their version of the King’s Fools Gold. All this and more can be found on

NOT an Elvis fan? There are other things to do like head to Dana Point for the annual Doheny Blues Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Some categories of tickets are sold out but there are some other packages available.

Here’s the lineup:

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Gregg Allman
Buddy Guy
John Németh & The Bo-Keys
The Mannish Boys Revue
David “Kid” Ramos
Sugaray Rayford
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King
Matthew Curry
The Forty Fours
Earl Thomas & The Rhumboogies
The Americans

Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Doobie Brothers
Gov’t Mule
Vintage Trouble
James Cotton Blues Band & Friends
Keb’ Mo’
Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires
Roy Gaines
The California Honeydrops
Eric Sardinas

To hear more about the Festival, here’s an interview with Tom Johnston from the Doobie Brothers that aired on LA’s Afternoon News:

And of course, there’s always the beach! (Don’t forget the sunscreen!)

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