Breck Wall – It is with sadness to write that long time Las Vegas Entertainer/Producer Breck Wall passed away this morning. Breck was best known for his popular show Bottoms Up which by some records was the second longest running show in Las Vegas (next to Follies Bergere), and which would make him the longest running entertainer on the strip – sorry F.M., but by some accounts, you are third or fourth down the line. Besides Bottoms Up, Breck along with his business partner Patrick Maes produced over 30 other shows in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, Branson, and toured internationally. Some of you might remember – Passion, Aireus, Rage, Dazzle Dance, Jubilation – and a host of others. Facebook is burning up today with people all across the country posting their memories of this comic genius.

Breck was also best friends with Jack Ruby and at one time was named in the President Kennedy assassination. Breck was later cleared in any involvement, but can be seen in several History Channel documentaries that deal with the entire Kennedy assassination scenario. Breck was dear friends with Sammy Davis Jr, Johnny Mathis, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Kay Ballard, Lee Greenwood and a host of other entertainment legends. I have talked to a few of them today who are all saying that Breck is already in heaven casting his next show!

Breck was part of the Callback News family and was their featured Entertainment Writer for many years. As I mentioned in my very first column, it is a sense of honor that Breck passed the torch to me to continue his entertainment reporting legacy. I have some big shoes to fill, but will remember him every week when I sit down to write this column. I will also cherish all the backstage memories that he took me to while he was still writing. To my good friend and mentor – Breck you were one of a kind and will truly be missed.


Planet Hollywood – The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino turns its fountain red for an entire month in support of Las Vegas based HIV/AIDS charity Golden Rainbow beginning on World AIDS Day, Wednesday, Dec. 1. The center’s multi-million dollar fountain will display a vibrant red hue, the signature color of HIV/AIDS awareness, in between regularly scheduled water shows during December. All money tossed into the popular water feature as well as the center’s indoor rainstorm will be donated on behalf of Miracle Mile Shops to Golden Rainbow. Golden Rainbow provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada while also supporting HIV/AIDS related education. Regularly scheduled water shows take place at the top of every hour from noon to 11 p.m. daily.  Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.