Jerry Brown changed alliances in his TV news career, from KSNV Channel 3 to KLAS Channel 8.
Naturally, the veteran meteorologist compares the experience to the defection of General Alcibiades from the Delian League of Athens to the Peloponnesian League of Sparta, during the Peloponnesian War of 431-404 BC.
“I was sitting in my car the first day after stopping at work feeling the same way General Alcibiades must have felt when he left Athens for Sparta,” says Brown, a big fan of “L ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’. », written at the end of the 5th century BC. AD by the Athenian historian and general Thucydides. “By the way, Sparta won the war.”
Of course he did. Find it and load it on your Kindle. It’s a fascinating timeline. The same goes for Brown’s weather model in Las Vegas, where he on Tuesday became the second meteorologist to work with the network’s four affiliates in Las Vegas. Nathan Tannenbaum Was the first.
Brown worked at KVVU Fox 5 from 2003 to 2004, KTNV Channel 13 in 2005 and KSNV from 2007 until March 2021, when he was laid off in a series of cost-cutting measures.
“I got the Grand Slam,” Brown said. “I saved the best for last. There are great people here.”
Brown does the 6:30 p.m. telecasts this weekend, then will replace for Ted Florendo on the 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. castings. It will also fill for Sherry Swensk at 4 a.m., 7 a.m. and noon.
“It’s a great job, with great people, I have great benefits and a 401(k),” says Brown, a 2009 Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee. “It will be great to keep me busy. I like to work and I like the weather.
More than jazz
Favorite chronicle and super jazz Michael Johnson turns the FM dial to the Beatles on Sunday night, with their “Let It Be” show at Myron’s at the Smith Center. The show is sold out, but you may be able to pick up a pair from a scalper in the Discovery Children’s Museum garage. We joke.
But Johnson’s show is serious, with the pianist/arranger Jeffrey Neiman returned to Vegas from Memphis to serve as Johnson’s musical director (Neiman performed to great acclaim with Clint Holmesamong many other productions and projects). Michael Grimm and Christine Shebeck are guest singers; Rob Hyatt, Jerry Jones, Gret Menzies and Robin Vincent singing background.
Johnson is busy with this show and working with her in business Choir of Desert Angels (who supported Eagles this month). She also buzzes because of her old friend Steve Kerr’s NBA title with the Golden State Warriors. The two attended international school in Egypt together. Johnson was the team leader of the hoops team led by Kerr. No kidding. As Grimm says of Johnson, “I learn something new about Johnson every day. I think she also teaches skydiving.
‘Opium’ at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas gets a makeover from the great director, actor and writer Cal McCrystal. You recognize McCrystal’s touches on “Atomic Saloon Show,” the other Spiegelworld production he wrote. McCrystal says he will return to the United States from the UK next month. He says he can’t reveal details of the new show yet, other than “it’s going to be sexier and funnier.” Our only request, please save Captain Kunton’s “Sexy Diablo” number.
The departure of Hologram Houston (Whitney Houston’s hologram show should we say) has created an opening at Harrah’s Showroom. The venue has caught the attention of some well-known artists, both in Vegas and abroad. Keep an eye on this place.
cool hang alert
Always a good Cool Hang on the Strip, Rhythm & Riffs at Mandalay Bay pop with The limit on Saturday and again on Monday, Swipe right on Sunday, and Florentine indie Thursday and Friday. Roxy Gunn Project has also been in the club’s rotation. Hours are 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., no coverage. Enjoy the dance floor or, if you prefer, the Groove Deck.
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