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Las Vegas Entertainment & Sports Television, Inc. (LVES-TV)
We trust, you will find all the info you need. Las Vegas Ent. & Sports Television, Inc. is focused on producing & broadcasting quality, entertainment & sports, shows. Please be advised, of some of our past productions, and/co-
productions and associations; "The White House", a one hour variety-talk show (1970), which is a classic, because it
featured, our founder Jon Astor-White as host, introducing the original members of "EARTH, WIND & FIRE", led by
Maurice White, who Jon introduced, (although not blood-related) as his brother. "THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS"
(1973-4),"THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON" (1979), "IMAGE AWARDS" (1983-4), "SUPER SLOW JAM" TV Show (1996), and various other live "SHOWS" and "BOXING" events, Etc. Jon, presently serves on the Exec.& Legal Redress Comm. of the local "NAACP" Branch 1111, in Las Vegas, for over six years. See complete Biography. (Also, below are some of our Associates - NOTE: Maurice White of "EWF", died February 4, 2016, his music will live forever - may he "RIP".)
Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, former football star, with the "Oakland Raiders" and the "Kansas City Chiefs", who,
for many years now, has been an accomplished, Actor, Producer and Director in Hollywood, Etc. "The Hammer",
to our delight, has joined with LVES-TV as; Head of "Movies for TV & Mini-Series", development and production.
Mr. Arthur (Artie) Forrest, who has 22 Emmy Award nominations, and three (3) "EMMYS", who
directed, the NAACP "Image Awards" (Jon Astor-White,Exec. Producer 1983-84), and directed the "Leeza"
show, "Montel" show, former "Rosie O'Donnell " show, the "MDA (Jerry Lewis) Telethon" from
the inception, until Labor Day 2011, and has been Exec. Prod./Dir. of the "NBC/Universal Rose Parade", for
over 20 years to date; Mr. Forrest, has recently , agreed, to join with Jon Astor-White and LVES-TV to be
special consultant, of the "Hall Of Fame Weekend/Vegas Star Awards", dates, to be announced (TBA),
as part of the launching, of our 24/7 LVES-TV Network, from Vegas.(See- Awards "SUMMARY")
Mr. Al Bernstein, renowned, Boxing & Sports analyst, is set to host the "Sports Awards" segment
of the "Hall Of Fame Weekend" featuring the "Vegas Star Awards", dates (TBA).
Mr. Pete Barbutti, "Comedian & Musician" will host the "Hall Of Fame" Inductions segment of the
"Hall Of Fame Weekend" (Mr. Barbutti, is a long-time resident of Las Vegas, and has appeared
with many of the "Hall Of Fame" Inductees, over the years.) Dates, (TBA).
NAT'L/LAS VEGAS ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS HALL OF FAME, INC. (a non-profit org.)
We established the National/Las Vegas Entertainment Hall Of Fame, Inc., in Las Vegas (1984), and
changed our name to National/Las Vegas Entertainment & Sports Hall Of Fame, Inc., in 2009 to pay
tribute, and honor, the Entertainers and Sports personalities, who with their special talents and ex-
pertise, have contributed to maintaining, Las Vegas as the "ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CAPITAL",
of the world; watch for the Red Carpet, "Hall of Fame Weekend" featuring the "Vegas Star Awards"
set to kick-off, the Star-Studded 3-day weekend, which will launch, our Las Vegas Entertainment &
Sports Television (LVES-TV), 24/7 satellite & internet worldwide television network . LVES-TV has
signed a three (3) year Local Market Agreement (LMA), to lease our National & Las Vegas Digital Channels.
In brief: Our founder, Jon Astor-White's early background; Jon was raised in Chicago, Ill. after his
mother (Nettie) divorced his father (Jessie), in Drew Miss., when Jon was three (3) years old. Jon
attended Willard Grammar , DuSable H.S. and later, Chicago Teacher's College (CTC) and
performed in stage plays, in CTC's Theater Workshop, for about a year and a half, before being
drafted in the U.S. Army, in 1961. Jon served in the Army, 1st. as a clerk-typist for his Sgt. Major,
before his talents were noticed, and he was transferred into Special Services, as an, Entertainment
Specialist; writing, singing and producing stage shows, at Ft. Hood, Texas. Discharged June 1963.
Returning to Chicago, Jon immediately accepted a position with the Beneficial Finance Corp. and
after attending, Beneficial's Management classes, was promoted to Assistant Loan Manager.
After one (1) year, Jon received a major offer from the MICA Insurance Corporation to become
the Administrator, of their "Longshoreman's Pension Fund"; a position Jon held, while still per-
forming at night, until he decided to pursue, his entertainment career, full-time.(See, Jon's Bio.)
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