I’ll Push You Is a True test of Humanity

Written by Nikki Artale

I’ll Push You tells the story of life long best friends who go on a 500 mile journey across mountains, deserts, valleys and hills traveling 10 to 15 hours a day for a 34 day wheel chair journey. Patrick Gray pushed Justin Skeesuck, who was in a wheelchair, in El Camino de Santiago, Spain. Justin watched a Travel Channel episode on the ancient pilgrimage and wanted to go on this journey and he asked his best friend Patrick if he would like to go and Patrick said “Yes I’ll Push You” and that is how it all began.
                                                  Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck  

This inspirational documentary shows the support of family and friends, their friendship, their love for each other and the adventure they shared. It is an emotional story with heart and soul and many other pilgrims who were also hiking helped push and pull Justin Skeesuck through the many obstacles along the 500 mile journey. Along the path they inspired friends and people to carry them up the mountains. www.I’ 

Fathom Events along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association presented this message of love and friendship between Patrick and Justin who is strong, positive and optimistic and who has restored our faith in humanity with all the many good people in this world.  

Fathom Events is the nation’s largest live cinema network providing access to over 1300 screens in over 875 theaters across the country. 

Dancing With the Stars 25th Season Was the Best

Cindy Doumani  Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Tony Dovlani  Cindy Doumani  Val Chmerkovskiy

Written and Photography by Nikki Artale

This season of Dancing with the Stars had a wonderful cast of stars and professional dancers. A select group of us gathered once again at the home of Cindy Doumani to watch the season unfold and select the Mirror Ball Champion. The winners were Jordan Fisher and Pro Lindsey Arnold and I was excited as they were my pick, making this the fourth winners that I picked. Winners received a bottle of Champagne to celebrate the win. The judges were entertaining as usual, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Guest judges appear during some episodes and my favorite is Julianne Hough who I must say is fabulous. 

                                                    Cindy Doumani   Carrie Ann Inaba  

It is such an enjoyable evening when we meet on Monday nights to watch the show on the huge TV and have a catered Vegan meal with our special friends and hosted by Cindy Doumani who we all love so much. It was a special time to see Tempest Storm who has recovered from a fall a few months ago and as always, looking fabulous.

                                              Tempest Storm                    
Our guest entertainer for the evening was Joe Angel performing his magic and his Showgirl Puppets that he created. The Showgirl puppets are original, one of a kind and special to watch.

Joe Angel also featured his Liberace puppet and the Liberace piano that is a duplicate of the piano 
Liberace played. The show was entertaining and one that everyone should see.  

We all want to thank Cindy Doumani who is the best friend and hostess to all of us who love her. Dondino and Donna Melchiore are producing  her documentary “Cowgirl to Showgirl Just Like That” and will be completed in 2018 and we are anxiously awaiting the premiere. It will be an exceptional documentary.    Watch the clip          PASSWORD:   Liberace  (Cap L)

Jay White is America’s Diamond

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale

Jay White took the stage at the Suncoast Hotel Casino in Las Vegas Nevada on May 13, 2018 to the delight of his many fans and friends. As always Jay White mesmerized the crowd with his electrifying and incredible performance and tribute to Neil Diamond. 

It was exciting to see percussionist King Errisson who has been performing in the Neil Diamond band for over 40 years and still playing for Jay White all these years.  As a session musician King has also worked with many famous artist, recorded many albums and CD’s and recently published his autobiography “My Life, My Loves”. He demonstrates how it is Good to be King as he lives his dream. 

King Errisson     Nikki Artale

One of the high lights of the show was singing with his daughter whose voice sounded like an angel. Jay’s talent has passed onto both his daughter Stephanie and his son Neil White who plays the guitar in the show. It is a fabulous show. 

King Errisson  Stephanie White  Jay White  Pam White

Jay delivers an amazing and exciting performance as he travels nationwide and around the world. He has the look, the sound, the feel and the heart of Neil Diamond who told him many years ago to keep singing so he can stay home and relax. We love you Jay white.

Liberace Mansion Foundation Hosted a Masquerade Ball at Liberace Mansion

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale

Martyn J. Ravenhill and Barbara Lee Woollen held a Masquerade Ball on October 13, 2017 at the Liberace Mansion with the proceeds to benefit the missions of The Bruce and Barbara Lee Woollen Foundation and Friends of the Liberace Mansion Foundation. The foundations continue to provide scholarships and education to new artists and they also donate to local and national charities, among them Las Vegas Make-A-Wish, Habitat for Humanity, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and many more. 

 Black tie, Ball Gowns and Masks filled the ballroom to honor Cindy Doumani who received the Humanitarian of the Arts Award from the SPCA for her love and protection of animals. Cindy is a board member of the Liberace Foundation and on the advisory committee to the Academy of Arts and the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Cindy has her Walk of Stars in front of MGM Hotel.

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For the past 50 years Cindy Doumani has always been concerned about children and animals and is greatly admired by her friends and family and loved by the community and all that know her and I am honored to be her friend. Her sons Fred Doumani Jr. and Ronnie Doumani are as proud of her as is her entire family. A documentary “Cowgirl to Showgirl”, based on her life will be released next year and it is being produced by Donna Dondino Melchiore. It is a fabulous documentary.

Nikki Artale  Martyn J. Ravenhill

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Turnberry Towers Rental

Turnberry Towers is a guard gated community with valet parking and private parking spaces for you and your guests. You can now live in a Hi-Rise Condo with views of the strip and the mountains. Sit on your balcony on the 19th floor and enjoy an early breakfast or an evening drink and marvel at the beautiful city lights. 

Enjoy the outdoors featuring a tennis court, a BBQ area and a beautiful pool. Entertain your guests in a private resort like atmosphere without the crowds. 

This one bedroom, 1.5 bath condo is comfortable and cozy, with a custom kitchen and tile floors throughout the unit. This rental is only $2000 a month. 

Have you always wanted to live in a Hi-Rise Condo? Now is your opportunity to be a resident of Turnberry Towers West, located on the corner of Paradise Road and Karen Avenue. Call me for a private showing. Nikki Artale with Realty One Group 702 279-7001.