Getting a kick out of Junior
Thu, Sep 3, 2009 (midnight)
From “Frank Sinatra Jr. Is Worth Six Buddy Grecos,” by Tom Junod, GQ, January 1994:
- Frank Sinatra Jr.
- Sept. 5, 8 p.m., $29.95
- Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Why did he do it? Why did Junior decide to—dare to—become, of all things, a singer? Had he become a doctor or a lawyer, his name would have been a garland, a laurel, instead of a source of comparison and rebuke. He didn’t have to sing. He didn’t burn for it, didn’t sing as an avowal of self, didn’t hear within himself a song he couldn’t contain. He just loved the music, that’s all. All his life, he wanted to be part of the sound that surrounded his father, and his voice—this flawed gift, this tinkling echo—had been his way in … He opened in New York City in September 1963, in the big room of the Americana Hotel, and ... Junior made the cover of Life and packed the house. Jackie Gleason, Toots Shor, Joe E. Lewis—they all wept when Junior sang his father’s hits, wept out of nostalgia and wept at the turning of time, wept at listening to a kid who, on that night and every night for the next dozen years, couldn’t stand the sound of his own voice. [Reprinted with the author’s permission.]
Located on a 50-acre plot in northwest Las Vegas, Suncoast has something for the whole family — a hotel, a casino, a bowling center, restaurants and a movie theater.
The 64-lane bowling alley, arcade and movie theater cater to guests of all ages. The 500-seat showroom hosts a variety of headliners. Restaurants such as SC Prime Steakhouse and Bar, Cafe Siena and The Oyster Bar give guests a variety of options.
The casino measures in at 80,000 square feet with 2,400 video and slot machines, 37 table games, a 150-seat race and sports book and a 600-seat bingo hall.
Suncoast also includes full salon services at Pure Salon, a pool, fitness center and the resort is only steps away from the some of the best golfing in Las Vegas.