places to go, people to meet
By Donald Pile and Ray Williams
"Award-Winning, Celebrity Travel Columnists"
As we travel from coast to coast we are always getting to meet and encounter many wonderful, interesting and utterly FABULOUS people. One such person is Claire Voyant who lives in Las Vegas. Under her (fun name) Claire Voyant she has written a weekly, online newsletter which she tells the readers all about the action, excitement and exactly what is going on in Las Vegas.
She calls ‘em like she sees (and hears) ‘em. She’s...
Since 1996 she has been writing these wonderful newsletters. They are read not only by thousands of residents in Las Vegas but by readers from coast to coast. She tells about all the entertainers, shows, resorts, casinos and just about every aspect of Las Vegas. If you want to know anything about Las Vegas, she is the one to read. Claire Voyant was actually "born" around 1995, appearing initially on the pages of a local publication called 'Dirt Alert' later renamed 'Callback'. For all these years she just "tells it like it is". She has taken on the biggest guns in Las Vegas and she always tells the truth. She has been a FABULOUS friend and ally of the gay community for all over these years. For the past couple of years she has single handedly taken on the powers that be of the Liberace Museum and their wrong doings with the finances.
The REAL Claire Voyant, circa 1940, is a Chicago-native born into a show business family. Her father and grandfather owned vaudeville houses around the near-North side of the Windy City. With the demise of vaudeville, the facilities evolved into neighborhood movie theaters. She grew up in Tucson, living there from 1946 to 1966, existed in the Los Angeles-area for a decade, and has called Las Vegas home since 1976. She has owned art galleries, both in Southern California and in Southern Nevada and, along with her daughter, operated a maternity boutique in Las Vegas. Claire has made the majority of her livelihood as a writer and editor, primarily on the subject of entertainment and entertainers. She has done publicity for numerous performers and had regular bylines in many publications including the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Sun, and What’s On magazine. For three years, she was the editor of Dirt Alert (now known as
Callback). She currently contributes articles to New York-based Cabaret Scenes magazine and does occasional freelance work for numerous publications.
She has ALWAYS been there for the gay community for all these years. She is always wanting to help and assist in anyway that she can. She has ALWAYS been there for the gay community. She is a REAL JEWEL not only the gay community but for everyone. Thanks Claire Voyant for making life for all of us just a little easier, and for your marvelous weekly newsletters.
You can always read her current newsletters or her past newsletters by going to: http://www.lvol.com/gossip/
Here is some comments to us by Claire Voyant, "As far as my support of the gay community, unknowingly, it goes back so far, at the time, I didn't even know what gay was. From the time I was just a kid, I always had friends (of both sexes) who were "different" and ostracized. Today it would be considered bullying. It made me very upset, to see these kids being made fun of and left out of things. I always tired to make them feel special and important. As I grew older, I acquired many gay friends...probably mainly because of my great interest in art and music, especially musical theater and cabaret music. I did not choose these people to be a big part of my life BECAUSE they were gay, I liked and loved them, and they just HAPPENED to be gay. I have often said, that in my previous life, I think I may have been a gay man :). I am not patting myself on the back (well, maybe I am), but one of the things in my life that I am most proud of, is the fact that I put together Las Vegas' first major AIDS fundraiser. Before there were Golden Rainbow's Ribbon of Life projects, there was the Superstar Aid for AIDS Benefit, held in the main showroom at the Stardust in 1987. "
Is it any wonder why we consider her such a jewel ?
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