My friends,UPDATE from BobbyG:
Monday night will be incredible!
Guest artists MOSAIC! the incredible vocal band will join us! They are going to blow you away if you have never heard them before, and if you have heard them you know what you're in for!
Also, MICHAEL GRIMM will be with us -- one of the best singers/songwriters I have ever heard in my life, and a Santa Fe alumnus!
AND, -- (drum roll) -- WAYNE BRADY! Wayne is going to come in and sing 2 songs with the band, and he is bringing his band and singers from his show at the Venetian!
Don't miss it!!!!
- Jerry Lopez and the boys
I'm hearin' that our homie Abe LaMarca, who filled in so awesomely for Jamie with Santa Fe at The Palms recently, just lost his Mom. Bro', I know I speak for the whole tribe in extending our individual and collective sorrow for your loss.
Michael Grimm's uncle just died, so Michael is heading back east and will not be at the gig tonight. Michael, little Brother, we all extend our condolences to you and your family.
Dang! It's been a crappy 10 days.
Damn, it gets worse. I just learned that while I was gone the retired Director of my UNLV graduate program, Dr. Craig Walton, died last Monday. Dr. Walton went on to found and head the Nevada Center for Public Ethics. Craig served on my Thesis Committee at the now-defunct UNLV Institute for Ethics & Policy Studies, and was a great friend and mentor. From the R-J article on his passing:
Craig Walton remembered as crusader
Retired ethics professor died at 72
By SEAN WHALEY
REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU
Retired Las Vegas ethics professor Craig Walton was remembered Wednesday as a tireless crusader for good government, a popular educator and caring family man.
Walton, who taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 33 years, died Monday from complications from surgery. He was 72.
He initiated the Ethics and Policies Studies Program at UNLV, and upon retiring from teaching, continued his work in ethics by founding the Nevada Center for Public Ethics. Walton and his colleagues sought to improve Nevada's ethics laws and worked at the Nevada Legislature.
"Nevada is losing a great friend," said William Frankell, a member of the board of the Nevada Center for Public Ethics. "I'm going to miss his friendship. He cared about the issues. With all the scandals involving elected officials, the issues he has been working on for years were finally getting attention from the powers that be."
The center will continue its work and seek to carry out his legacy, Frankell said.
Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, a colleague and friend of Walton, said his death is a great loss. Walton worked on Titus' campaign for governor, walking neighborhoods on her behalf.
"He has been the conscience of the state," Titus said. "He did it with no axe to grind and no personal agenda. That's what makes it so remarkable and outstanding.
"He not only studied ethics, he lived an ethical life," she said...