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The Rise And Fall Of Casino Bands

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There was a time in Las Vegas when it was the norm for hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip to employ house bands.

It was hard work and long hours, but it was a gig musicians could rely on. 

Janis McKay has written about this era in her new book, “Played Out On The Strip: The Rise And Fall Of Las Vegas Casino Bands"

McKay also teaches music at the UNLV, and is the principal bassoon player with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra

Janis McKay, author, "Played Out On The Strip: The Rise And Fall Of Las Vegas Casino Bands"

 

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