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Las Vegas' Cannery Casino Entertainment Director Discusses Popular 60s Music Acts at her Venue

Aug. 13, 2009 Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal (full story found at link below) Old Time Rock 'N Roll Cannery carves out a niche by booking acts baby boomers love By JOHN PRZYBYS LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Kathie Spehar, director of entertainment for Cannery Casino Resorts, sometimes finds herself dealing with an unusual, and decidedly generational, workplace issue. Spehar books musical acts for the Cannery, the Eastside Cannery and the Rampart. And, sometimes, her younger staff doesn't quite get it when she books an act from the '50s or '60s. "The younger generation that works here with me is always yelling at me because I don't book the hard rock they like," Spehar explains with a laugh. But, laugh-worthy or not, booking oldies acts -- along with classic rock and tribute acts -- has allowed Cannery venues to carve out a boomer-friendly niche in a competitive Las Vegas entertainment landscape. There's Jerry Presley, Elvis' second cousin, who pl