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 March 8, 2018Charles Ramos JrcasinoentertainmentFrankieFrankie Morenoheadlinershotellas vegaslivemusic,newsshowsSouth Point

Greetings music lovers. Tonight at 8 pm in the South Point Showroom at the South Point Hotel and Casino in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada; Frankie Moreno the fastest rising star on the Strip is poised to bring the house down with his unique style of kick-ass, get up, get down and boogie-woogie, rock and roll, rhythm and funky blues piano.

Visitors and locals alike will be spellbound and captured by the musical spell of this young performer who effectively combines the musical talent and the onstage charisma of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Ray Charles, and Brian Setzer.  All of whom Frankie Moreno has rolled up and formed into his very own unique brand of music that will surely keep your toes a-tappin’ all night long.

I don’t get excited easily nor am I generally one who is easily impressed by a musician of any caliber, however; in the case of Frankie Moreno, I am willing to make an exception to that rule if only just this one time.

Having an extensive background in music in that I played in my school’s orchestra from the 4th through the 11th grades (percussion), played third chair marching snare in A Band Gold in my Junior year at Red Bluff Union High School when we played in Disneyland’s 25th-anniversary parade on Main Street.

My family is steeped in music and I am no exception to that rule whatsoever. I have studied the Master composers and I love every style of music from Beethoven to Eminem, to ZZ Top and everything in between. I have attended 60 live music concerts and seen even more top acts performing live on stages all over the United States, from California to Florida.

That being said; I ‘ve spent the past few days, (ever since I was first invited by Mr. David Lamer to come and review Frankie’s show tonight), listening to his music and watching his music video’s on YouTube. Although it might be a bit premature to say so I have to tell you, folks, that judging by what I have seen and heard so far Frankie Moreno is the real McCoy. Not only can he play but man can this kid can sing.

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If his music doesn’t get your feet moving I respectfully submit that you might want to check your pulse and make sure it’s still pulsing. Better yet just run to the phone and dial 911 while you still can.

I have been advised that I should bring my dancing shoes so I promised Mr. Lamer that I’d (maybe) take my spurs off of them. But, then again, South Point is an equestrian venue so I just might find myself riding or dancing with a horse. In which case, no respectable cowboy should ever be without them. It’s simply un-American.

I am genuinely looking forward to tonight’s performance and I hope to see y’all there as well when the show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets for this evening’s performance range from $25 to $35 and limited seating is still available as this goes to press.

For information on tickets and seating, click here.

Images and video clips courtesy of Frankie MorenoDavid Lamer, and

Frankie Moreno sets a world speed record on the piano


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 March 9, 2018Charles Ramos JrconcertFrankie MorenoKing of Vegaslas vegasmagicmusicnewsSouth PointThe King


Greetings once again music lovers. Let us speak about last night at the South Point Hotel and Casino and the live performance of Frankie Moreno and Company, And of my subsequent induction into the Frankie Moreno Army.

And right proud I am to be a member of such an august group of people, bet that.

Having never yet visited South Point I was very pleased with the ease of access and parking which is ample. I opted for the valet service which was very efficient. The Showroom is a very well laid out venue with table seating and numerous booths. The coolest thing was the unique duel bars inside the showroom itself. The wait staff who served us were excellent all around. I highly recommend South Point for anyone who might be thinking of or planning to visit because it’s a beautiful place to be.

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“>And now, on with the show.

I have to honestly say that I was disappointed with the overall performance last night. But only because there was not a full orchestra backing Frankie up. That is the only thing I can imagine that would have made the show any more magical than it was. On the other hand; Now I have something I know is going to be really special to look forward to when Frankie brings a full band together in Las Vegas again. The new “Boogie-Woogie-Boogie king of Vegas; Frankie Moreno.

Talk about your Cinderella story. What I witnessed last night was nothing short of magical. As I had anticipated from watching Frankie’s “>videos on YouTube the live show was nothing short of magnificent. One of Frankie’s Army recently told me that nobody can replace “>Elvis Presley.

This is true but Elvis was more than a name or a voice. Elvis was the whole enchilada with beans,  Spanish rice and a shot of tequila. But the spirit of Elvis Presley, like that all of the great composers and performers who down through the centuries have left their music to mark their place in history, lives on in his music and the feeling s that it evokes in his millions of adoring fans.

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He is very genuine, warm, intelligent, and personable. I had the privilege of meeting his Mother and Father, and his brother who plays the bass for the band. I can easily understand where he gets it from. “>Frankie is an honor to his parents and his original music reflects the values that they have instilled in their sons.

I was quite thrilled as was everyone else in attendance last night at some songs I hadn’t heard before. Songs that celebrated the individual’s power to achieve their dreams from within and their personal worth as a human being which is precisely what this planet needs just now. A voice for hope and reason to prevail over the hated and violence that benefits nobody.

If you wish to find greatness it’s inside of you. If you wish to achieve greatness; let it out and let it be. “>Frankie Moreno definitely has got his act together and it is definitely infectious. Thank God. Let us hope it reaches epidemic proportions as certainly Frankie’s music must.


This review would, of course, be grossly incomplete without giving props to the entire band who make up Frankie’s act and it’s plain to see the influence that he’s had on them as well. The horn section was wailing last night as were the backup vocalists who have beautiful dynamic voices all their own. It all comes together in the music that they play and it takes on a life of its own with a palpable energy that refreshes one’s soul and puts a big smile on everyone’s face.

Throw in a lively banjo picker and you’ve got the makings of a real live hootenanny. The banjo picker I am pleased to report did, in fact, show up last night one helluva good time was had by all. Many of whom were there for a second time or more.

If that doesn’t do it for you then they have free shots from the stage for anyone who has a Frankie Moreno Army shot glass available at the souvenir stand out front of the showroom or by contacting my lovely new friend, Kathy Cornelius, the President of Frankie’s merry band of fans. You can also sign up there to join the FMA or Frankie Moreno Army and get great offers on official merchandise and club events that include special, members-only get-togethers.

Let me tell you folks, Frankie Moreno really knows how to cook. He is certainly fit to follow in the footsteps of the King, as Frankie has embodied that same beautiful spirit for his own and then he makes it uniquely Frankie because he is as real as they come and that quality, which Elvis Presley also embodied, is not an affectation. It’s how the young gentleman truly is. He is Frankie, Frankie is the king of Vegas, and nobody will ever fill his shoes either.

I can say in all honesty that it was a very rare privilege indeed to attend last nights show. I haven’t danced like that in a coon’s age. And yes, for those who might be wondering, I did wear my spurs.


Next time it’s story time at Frankie’s, come prepared to play your A game Y’all.

Photos straight jacked from Frankie’s videos. Thankie Frankie. :c)


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 April 5, 2018Charles Ramos Jrfake newsFirst AmendmentFree speechlas vegasMalaysianewsParliament


Greetings sports fans. No, no. I’m not late for April Fools Day, I wrote this 4 days ago. I’m just now getting around to publishing it. April fools! Got you again. Happy Friday Las Vegas. But seriously folks; let us turn our attention now to the fake news.

President Trump did not tweet that, (yet). But I think he damn well should. Today would be a great day for doing just that. (Hint, hint, hint, Uncle Donald.).

The Constitutional guarantees of free speech and of a free press are inalienable rights. Period. End of story. No arguments accepted. Congress shall never abridge these rights. Not while I have a pen they won’t.


On Monday, the members of Malaysia’s Parliament voted to enact the first laws that make it a crime to lie in a public place. Specifically, in the news media. Did somebody say Hallelujia? The bill is expected to be passed by the Senate in short order.

It was reported by, Patrick Frater in Variety that the legislation passed by Parliament would include harsh penalties of over $120,000 in fines and possible jail terms of up to 6 years. Online service providers will be held liable for all third-party content.

Not only does it have power in Malaysia, however; it has territorial jurisdiction over said online content as well in regards to any fake news generated outside of the country in a case where the people or the nation of Malaysia are adversely affected by any falsely reported news.

Demikianlah Selalu Kepada Tiran. In America, Sic Semper Tyranis. Thus always to tyrants.

Malaysian opponents of the new law in Parliament put forth the argument that this was a violation of free speech and they expressed the opinion that it was nothing more than legislation aimed at silencing the voices of the government’s critics during an election year.

Sound familiar?

The opposition obviously failed to make their case in the lower house but they did manage to get the sentence range reduced from 10 years to 6.

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That very same argument would surely be made by some should such legislation be proposed in the Congress of the United States of America. And that’s fine; they have every right to do so. You can say whatever you want about whatever you want to whenever and wherever you want to.

In point fact, this law, of all laws, is set in stone for without this law we the people have no voice in the government and then we have no laws we have only a dictatorship and that ain’t happening. Period.

You can successfully argue the right of the individual, to tell the truth, or to tell a lie. I know that I could. I get it. So let’s say then that the opposition is right because they are. That’s the beauty of equal protection of the law.

However. In the real world, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Every act carries its consequences and the First Amendment is no exception to the rule. That’s the flip side of the Equal Protection coin. Heads I win; tails you lose.


In Schenck v. United States249 U.S. 47 (1919), a case concerning enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917 during World War I. A unanimous Supreme Court, in an opinion by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., concluded that defendants who distributed fliers to draft-age men, urging resistance to induction, could be convicted of an attempt to obstruct the draft, a criminal offense. The First Amendment did not alter the well-established law in cases where the attempt was made through expressions that would be protected in other circumstances. In this opinion, Holmes said that expressions which in the circumstances were intended to result in a crime, and posed a “clear and present danger” of succeeding, could be punished.

The Court, in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., held that Schenck’s criminal conviction was constitutional. The statute only applied to successful obstructions of the draft, but common-law precedents allowed prosecution for attempts that were dangerously close to success. Attempts made by speech or writing could be punished like other attempted crimes; the First Amendment did not protect speech encouraging men to resist induction, because, “when a nation is at war, many things that might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its effort that their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight, and that no Court could regard them as protected by any constitutional right.”[6] In other words, the court held, the circumstances of wartime allow greater restrictions on free speech than would be allowed during peacetime, if only because new and greater dangers are present.

The opinion’s most famous and most often quoted passage was this:The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic. […] The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.[6]

The phrase “shouting fire in a crowded theater” has since become a popular metaphor for dangers or limitations of free speech. Reprinted from Wikipedia.

If Congress has a right to prevent such acts then they clearly have an obligation to do so in upholding the defense of the Constitution which they are sworn to defend as well. You can in point of fact shout fire in a crowded theater. As long as the theater is actually on fire that is. But if it’s not on fire and you start a stampede for the emergency exits which results in the death of an individual then you are guilty of murder.

That Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., held it to be a criminal act to purposely deceive any person by the exercise of free speech is self-evident. The court agreed and rightly so.

The influx of false news articles and reports that are suddenly all over the internet are attacks on the First Amendment and a clear and present danger to America.

I hereby make a motion that Congress should enact a law to provide for the prosecution of those who spread fake news stories in the press that have an unreasonable and/or adverse effect on the people and/or the nation that would tend to shock the conscience of any right-thinking individual.

Who will 2nd that?

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