By Debbie Hall

  1. Walk us through a typical day in your shoes.
    There really is no typical day for me. I could be waking up at 3 a.m. to do media interviews, or I could sleep until noon. It just depends on the day. The most important part of every day for me is spending quality time with my wife, Kathleen, and 13-year-old daughter, Lauren.
  2. Have you ever purchased any As Seen on TV items?
    Yes, I’m hooked on them. I’ve bought shaving kits, ladders and pretty much anything involving tools. I’m a bit of a Mr. Fix-It.
  3. If you could destroy a grade-school photo of yourself, what year would it be and why?
    It’s funny, because I never really look at pictures of myself, so I couldn’t tell you.
  4. While grocery shopping, what is your stick-in-the-cart-when-no-one-is-looking item?
    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers
  5. If we were to look through your device, what is on your hit list or playlist or favorite app?
    I refuse to have a cellphone, so I really don’t know what those things are, but I do use my iPad to watch movies, TV shows and listen to music I’m thinking about recording or performing.
  6. Do you ever play “tourist” in Vegas? If so, what is your favorite thing to do?
    Yes, I love going to the Valley of Fire. It’s spectacular!
  7. What do you do to unwind and relax?
    I relax by riding horses, helicopter flying, water skiing and visiting with my animal family at Casa de Shenandoah.
  8. Does anyone ever mistake you for someone else?
    Yes, a Wayne Newton impersonator.
More Information
Wayne Newton is a true icon of Las Vegas as a performer, singer, musician, entrepreneur and Las Vegas ambassador. He and his wife Kathleen have now officially opened the gates of Casa de Shenandoah as an attraction for the public. The 52-acre ranch, which Newton and his family called home for over 40 years, includes a museum, his plane (now grounded), Arabian horses and other exotic animals and the house that was once was their home. Casa de Shenandoah is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to or call 702.547.4811.

Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen