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‘Jersey Boys’ star Graham Fenton: This man bro is now wed and drives a Prius


Graham Fenton, star of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015|7:59 p.m.

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‘Jersey Boys’ 5th Anniversary
Deven May, Bob Gaudio, Rob Marnell, Jeff Leibow, Frankie Valli, Graham Fenton and Travis Cloer celebrate the fifth anniversary of Introduce slideshow “

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, 2013. Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach ends his journeys to Sardinia and Santa Marinella on the coast outside Rome to enjoy his standard summer season trip under the Tuscan sun in Italy, numerous of our Strip characters have stepped forward in his absence to pen their words of knowledge. We continue today with “Jersey Boys “at Paris Las Vegas star Graham Fenton, who represents Frankie Valli, and Cirque du Soleil’s”O” at Bellagio integrated swimmer Christina Jones. Here’s Graham:”Vegas child, Vegas!,”I yelled the popular line from “Swingers “as a 20-something on his first trip to Las Vegas like so lots of dude bros from my

generation. What’s a guy bro? This man. This September, I’ll celebrate 4 years as a Las Vegas citizen, the longest I have actually lived anywhere outside my native South

Jersey. The days of Graham, the man

bro, are long gone. I’m married, I drive a Prius, and I commute to the Las Vegas Strip. As I’ve discovered myself getting settled, it’s made me show on where I’m settling. Exactly what is this community where I live? In a city mainly comprised of

transplants, what unites us? Exactly what is a Las Vegan? I discovered this to be a surprisingly hard question to answer. Some cities have a distinct stereotype. New Yorkers are difficult, Los Angelenos

are wheat-grass lovers, Portlandians are … strange. There are local generalizations: Southerners have charm, Texans do not want you to mess with them, Floridians are … strange.

I’m, naturally, making generalizations, however, at very first blush, I could not even make an unfair stereotype about Las Vegans, not to mention a

truly insightful observation. Do we have a noticeable identity? I was stuck, so I did what anybody born after 1980 would do … I asked Facebook! The responses were from friends who have actually just started calling Las Vegas the home of those who have actually lived right here their entire lives. They offered some excellent, brand-new viewpoints that either verified or challenged some of my concepts. #thanksguys The aspects that comprise a city’s distinct flavor and identity are complicated. Things like environment, topography, population makeup and density and significant industries contribute. I might contemplate this concern for thousands of words, however Robin Leach has permitted me 600, much to your (and my)relief. At the danger of oversimplifying, permit me to draw some conclusions. Las Vegans are still discovering an identity.

While our history is rich, Las Vegas is still a young city. I think that the character of a city establishes with age, similar to a fine wine … or Keith Richards. This is bothersome since, in general, Las Vegas does not have the tendency to celebrate its antiques; it tears them down and constructs something new. Our developers reward brand-new and clean, but I believe we might make use of a little old and filthy. Like Keith Richards. That’s why I enjoy exactly what is occurring in downtown

Las Vegas. Things aren’t being eliminated. They are being repurposed. You can simply feel that old goodness. Las Vegas is still finding its identity because we’re still the Wild West. We’re a lot of small towns that emerged around a gold mine. We’re the modern-day homesteaders with a lot less dysentery. Las Vegas still has the space and is inexpensive enough for people to come and stake their claim to the American Dream.

For some, Las Vegas was the Promised Land. For others, possibly this was a brief stop en route that developed into completion of the line. If its individuals are any indication, I ‘d state that Las Vegas’ future is rich and bright. A typical response

to my Facebook post was that Las Vegans are happy of their city and eager to help their neighbor. I’ve discovered Las Vegans to be extremely charitable.”Jersey Boys “saw this, so we kicked off a” Four Seasons of Kindness”

project, an initiative to return to our community through local charities. Our identity is still forming in our adolescent city, which’s unbelievably amazing. We can all add to exactly what this frontier will certainly end up being. I believe we’re on our way to being referred to as the city of compassionate, hard-working adventurers. Not bad when you consider Philly and its sports fans are very well understood for booing Santa( I’m from the location, and let me tell you: That old, chubby reindeer rider had it coming). Mentioning sports, can we get an expert sports group here? What brings a city together more than their sports magnificence and/or anguish?(Sorry, Cleveland). Right here we go, Vegas, here we go!– Dude Bros 4 Lyfe Check out

our other visitor column today from Cirque du Soleil’s “O”at Bellagio integrated swimmer Christina Jones contending in the world champions in Russia. On Thursday, our guest writers are Las Vegas-based showbiz manufacturer and supervisor Seth Yudof and edgy funny magician Piff the Magic Dragon of the new”X Comedy “at the Flamingo. Robin Leach of”Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous”

fame has actually been a journalist for

more than 50 years and has invested the previous 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground. Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach. Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment+Luxury Senior citizen Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon. Paris Las Vegas The Paris Las Vegas carries visitors to the City of Light. Paris Las Vegas captures all the details of Paris, right down to the cobblestone pathways and half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Wrought iron street lamps & line the 85,000 square foot casino with the legs of the Eiffel Tower sit in the middle of 1,700 slots and 90 table video games. Visitors can dine at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, however beware, it’s

by reservation only. Diners can view the world go by at Mon Ami Gabi, a

fine French restaurant where the most popular tables are the ones outside dealing with The Strip. Dining is n’t simply limited to the French

, Asian dining establishment Ah Sin is host to lots of meals from the Pacific Rim. If you have actually just hit the mark on the gambling establishment floor, attempt the $777 Kobe beef and Maine lobster at Le Burger Brasserie. Famous pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre opened a branch of his distinguished bakery on the cobblestone-lined Le Boulevard, a street fulled of intimate shops and dining establishments, all below a blue cloud-filled ceiling. Walking along Le Boulevard do not be surprised to see an extremely lifelike bronze statue move, that’s due to the fact that it’s an actual individual The City of Light doesn’t go dark after dark. Anthony Cools- The Uncensored Hypnotherapist checks restraints at the door and pushes the limitations of the audiences body and mind. Sitting right above the restaurant is bar Risqué, Paris ‘ultra lounge that is as enjoyable as it is fantastic. 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-967-4111