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Mick Jagger’s visit energizes Las Vegas auto shop

carlos sosa was only minding his own business, which is the family business, when he started receiving Facebook messages and text messages from friends, family and even clients.

Mike Jagger was in your parking lot! was the theme.

Sosa’s family owns CJ’s Auto Repair on West Bonanza Road. Unless you need mechanical maintenance (or are biking in the area), you might not know the place. But Jagger spotted him while in the neighborhood while touring Las Vegas venues the day before the Rolling Stones game at Allegiant Stadium.

The 78-year-old superstar also posed at the entrance to Neon Boneyard, not far from CJ’s, which is on the corner of Rancho and Bonanza.

Jagger’s photo was featured in a carousel of snaps posted to Instagram last Friday night. CJ’s was closed when he passed. The company is clearly identified on the plan. On Wednesday afternoon, Sosa recreated Jagger’s hands-on-hips pose.

Otherwise, what else to say? Location matters, in business and in life.

“Honestly, I had Nope idea,” Sosa said. “But I started getting all this attention, these messages. It’s been pretty crazy.

The family opened the business just two years ago.

“It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to us,” Sosa said. “I hope this will let people know we are here. We service all types of cars, and everyone is welcome. That includes rock legends.

Go west!

Reigning “America’s Got Talent” Champion, Magician Dustin Tavella, says his run since winning the title has been “a super whirlwind”. Unlike your usual whirlwind, I guess.

Tavella moved his family from his home in Virginia Beach so he could join “America’s Got Talent: Live!” melted in Luxor. His wife and two adopted sons are also moving to Las Vegas.

“My parents were helping out with the boys, loading stuff into a trailer to ship here,” Tavella said Nov. 4, during a preview of the show’s act in Luxor. “The shipping company was like, ‘Where are we going to get this stuff?’ I said, ‘We don’t have an address yet, but just start driving west. Road to Las Vegas. By the time you get there, we’ll figure it out. We finally found a spot. and we unpack.

“It’s been wild, but it’s been great. We absolutely love it.

Play among the stars

Las Vegas Veteran Artist Bob Anderson fulfilled his mission to present his tribute show to Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall. He booked, baby, with “One More For The Road” scheduled for December 11 at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

The show is pitched by producers for potential Broadway theater operators. Anderson seemed to have a path to the Great White Way, as they call it, a few years ago before the effort was undermined by COVID.

Several Vegas players join Anderson’s backing band, including bassist Bob Sachs and keyboardist/MD Joey Singer. I know because they told me at the Bootlegger Bistro last Monday night.

The show is Anderson’s latest adaptation of the autobiographical Sinatra concert which he performed at the Palazzo Theater for approximately a year ending in November 2015. Anderson is a fantastic vocal performer who has mastered Tony BennettTom JonesSammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, among many others.

I told Bob years ago that if he ever went to Carnegie Hall with this show, I would be there. So cats, we’ll see you in New York.

cool hang alert

The aforementioned “Singer & Sachs” from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Bootlegger’s main dining room. Pianist Doug Taylor is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Sundays, George Bugatti from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and harpist Mariano Gonzalez from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. And! Joey Melotti of by Barry Manilow the group pilots its “Joey Melotti & Friends” at the end of the evening from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. No cover. The jar is for tips.

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