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Strip star Frank Marino explains the closing of ‘Divas Las Vegas’

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Scott Roeben Frank Marino, visualized here at Imperial Palace on Sept. 30, 2010, is The Strip’s longest-running headliner.

” As some know, I have traditionally given a portion of the earnings from the sales of certain ‘Queens Las Vegas’ merchandise to the Make-A-Wish foundation. … I’m saddened to state that due to my own neglect, Make-A-Wish has actually not received a check from me for a long time,” Marino said in the statement. “I am personally embarrassed and embarrassed. I take full duty and am seriously apologetic for this situation. I have actually confirmed the figure which I would have customarily donated to them from a portion of my product sales and have provided to considerably increase that many times over.

” Make-A-Wish is an essential charity and my preferred on the planet due to the fact that it raises the hearts and spirits of kids frantically in need of happiness, comfort and empathy. I hope my mistake will not avoid others from contributing generously to this company and I pray that I will be able to deal with them for many years to come.”

Caesars Entertainment, operators of the Linq and the Mat Franco Theater where “Divas Las Vegas” was carried out 7 days a week, sent a declaration on Monday explaining that Caesars and Marino’s production company had equally accepted close the long-running show. Early Tuesday afternoon, Caesars sent an extra declaration:

” Caesars Entertainment holds itself to the greatest standards and offered the non-payment of donations to Make-A-Wish by ‘Queens,’ we identified that a relationship with this show was no longer suitable. Upon discovering and completely examining this issue, we instantly took all proper actions in reaction. Caesars took pleasure in a long, mutually successful relationship with the ‘Divas’ production team which it hoped would have continued for many more years and the show’s cancellation is due solely to these circumstances.”

Marino’s declaration continued: “Numerous other false claims have been circulated, they are unreliable; ‘Divas’ agreed with Caesars to end the production. … I personally want to state that Caesars Entertainment and the ‘Divas Las Vegas’ show have always preserved an extremely favorable and professional working relationship. I likewise wish to go on record and state that the last eight years of performing at the Linq has been nothing less than a wonderful and fantastic experience for myself and the cast.”

In a statement from Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, President and CEO Caroline Ciocca said: “While we were very dissatisfied to learn more about this situtation, our understanding is that things will be made right. We are so grateful for the numerous corporations and people in our neighborhood who support our kids by assisting us grant life-altering dreams. This circumstance will not prevent us from our mission of assisting as many kids as possible.”

Learn more about the regional chapter of the organization or donate at snv.wish.org.