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When Wayne Newton plays Viejas tomorrow, June 10, he expects, aside from his own limo, "a separate vehicle for Mr. Newton's pilots and mechanic." His wardrobe needs a clothes rack and an "upright steamer." Newton's dressing room requires carpeting and "two corner tables" as well as pretzels, fresh fruit and vegetable platters with dips, a bottle of Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages wine, a bottle of Stags' Leap merlot, a six-pack of Coors Light, and "two red carnation boutonnieres."

Before playing Palomar Starlight Theater on June 12, Tony Bennett wants a dark blue or black limo ("no white"), and his hotel room must have "a view" and "windows [that] can be opened to fresh air." In the dressing room, he likes Perrier and Evian bottled water, and he prefers Pepsi over Coke. In recognition of Bennett-mad stage-rushers, "The audience shall not be more than six feet from the stage."

When Al Green plays Viejas on June 14, he wants his limo to be a "late-model, clean Mercedes," and his hotel should be a "two-room corner suite on a high floor." If your seats suck, that may be because Green gets "25 complimentary tickets...in the center of the first five rows." He wants four 32-ounce Gatorades ("any flavor"), a six-pack of Coke ("cold"), a bottle of white wine, and a "small meat tray." Onstage, he expects a stool and 24 long-stemmed roses ("dethorned"). (From entertainment-law-attorney.com and thesmokinggun.com.)

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