CASEY & THE SUNSHINE GIRL: Las Vegas Car Stars showman Paul Casey cherishes the memory of the young daughter he just laid to rest
Spiritually, Jobyna’s profound impact on her dad hovers over his 10th annual Las Vegas Car Stars event May 9-11th. Created by Casey, a special events producer/performer who bills himself as “the king of Las Vegas entertainment,” the three-day blowout is a splashy pop-culture revel.
Since its inaugural convention in 1959, the Las Vegas Convention Center has racked up six decades of hosting visitors, from diploma-waving Las Vegas graduates to nuclear code-bearing American presidents. Between those ends of the spectrum have been millions of trade-show conventioneers and their confabs sending multimillion-dollar streams of revenue flowing into the coffers of Las Vegas. Now, amid its ambitious $1.4 billion expansion project that is expected to catapult Las Vegas years ahead of its convention competition, the future looks to be fertile ground for many more memorable — and historical — moments.
On the expo floor, innovations on multiple nightlife-loving fronts — creative libations, new payment technologies, entertainment upgrades, dazzling new décor products (lighting, signage, etc.), imaginative glassware and drinkware, and much more — flow out of a jam-packed lineup of colorful booths. Unmistakable fact: Nightclub industry leaders had come to the right city — the nightclub capital of the world. You love the nightlife? You’ve got to boogie?