Note: This is a past article from December 15, 2010
You can find the current Las Vegas Entertainment Tidbits article HERE
celebrate and honor Frank Sinatra's 95th birthday on December 12, Wynn Las Vegas
premiered performances of SINATRA Dance With Me in
the Encore Theater on December 11. And, what an extraordinary evening of Frank
Sinatra—his words and music set to incredible dance movement by Twyla Tharp.
This mesmerizing treatment of the man and his music moves with intense,
electrifying fascination. The music, the 17 piece band and the incredible
dancing that incorporates ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom and amazing lifts and
acrobatics had the audience standing and clapping for curtain call after curtain
SINATRA Dance With Me
follows four couples as they fall in and out of love at a swinging nightclub.
Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a big band, remastered to perfection, and 14 of the world's finest
dancers, SINATRA Dance With Me weaves classic standards including "Fly Me To The
Moon," "My Way" and "That's Life" into a soaring dance fantasy of romance and
seduction. Nancy and Tina Sinatra along with children and grandchildren lit up
the stage after the curtain calls. Sinatra Dance With
Me is scheduled for performances only until January 29, so be sure it is on your
Must See list.
Santa, but to get to him at THE SILVERTON CASINO LODGE, he is in an all new environment. Santa is spicing up the holiday
season in the SILVERTON’s 117,000 – gallon
Santa will be posing in his new environment for two weekends in December,
Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. This will give people the
opportunity to get creative with their yearly Christmas photos.
Vegas Celebrates the Holidays with Boyz II Men
group and four-time Grammy-winning R&B “Boyz II
Men” will mark their first-ever extended engagement on the Las Vegas Strip when
they open at the FLAMINGO on Dec. 14 for a four-week seasonal celebration. The
special holiday show will feature all of the group’s hits, some unexpected songs
done in the famous Boyz II Men style and enough
holiday tunes to get everyone in the festive spirit of the season.
Formed in 1990, the best-selling R&B group “Boyz II Men” have
continued to make successful albums, sell out stadiums worldwide and keep a vast
fan base over the course of 20 years. Best known for their heartfelt hits such
as “End of the Road” and “A Song for Mama,” the all male group continues to
prove that R&B will never lose its audience. The harmonic ensemble is
comprised of Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris. Show time is 7:30 p.m. each night and show
dates will be Dec. 14 – 18, 21 – 24, 26, 28 – 30 and Jan. 1 – 2 and 5 – 9.
January in the New Year 2011, THE CANNERY and EASTSIDE CANNERY have some great entertainment lined up.
The Club inside the CANNERY is bringing back the ever-popular “A
Celebration of the King’s Life.” Special performances by Johnny Fortuno, The
Stamps Quartet as well as close friends and co-stars of the late Elvis Presley
will commemorate Elvis’ Birthday weekend. The concert will take place on Friday,
January 7 and Saturday, January 8 at 8 p.m. at The Club inside Cannery Casino
& Hotel. Admission is just $10 at the door.
During this time, The
Cannery Row Buffet will also participate in the celebration with a special
section featuring all of Elvis’ favorite foods. Fans can dine on deep fried
pickles, southern fried chicken, smothered pork chops, collard greens, green
bean casserole, ham hocks, and potato & cheese soup. Other activities taking
place throughout the weekend will include memorabilia and fan club displays.
Fortuno has been praised by celebrities and
critics a like as one of the top Elvis Presley tribute artists.
His tribute to the king
will take audiences back to the “Viva Las Vegas” years….The Stamps Quartet, a
gospel group had the privilege of performing with Elvis regularly. They worked
with him on numerous albums and sang back up in many of his concerts.
Other special guests will include Sonny West, Elvis’ personal friend and
bodyguard; Cynthia Pepper, Elvis’ Kissin’ Cousins
co-star; Darlene Tompkins, Elvis’ Blue Hawaii co-star; Steve Christopher, DJ
with “Elvis on Air;” and other surprises.
Then on January
14 at the EASTSIDE CANNERY’s Casablanca Event Center
at 8p.m., legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson will
celebrated 50 years in the music industry and is still popular with audiences
today. Between the years 1960-1987 he had 37 songs reach the Top 40.
internally smooth and instantly recognizable falsetto Smokey Robinson is a
As one of the first singers to sign with Motown records he later served
as vice president of the record company for 28 years.
His music career began with
Motown band the Miracles where he served as their lead singer for over ten years
before creating a successful solo career. Robinson, a natural songwriter also
wrote hit songs for other Motown groups such as “My Girl” for the Temptations
and “When I’m Gone” for Brenda Holloway to name a few. Currently, he is working
on his next album Time Flies When You’re
Having Fun where he will be collaborating with Carlos Santana, India
Arie, and Joss Stone. Robinson is truly a rarity as
he is one of the only celebrities to have double stars on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame one for his solo career and one for the Miracles.
If you love PRINCE you will surely love the
Prince tribute show PURPLE REIGN at HOOTERS CASINO.
PURPLE REIGN just celebrated their one year
anniversary at HOOTERS with a VIP party at Dixie’s Dam Bar. Strip Headliner,
Kevin Burke even made an appearance at the cocktail party before heading off to
his hit show “Defending the Caveman” at the EXCALIBUR.After the cocktail
reception the VIP guests were invited to a private show in HOOTERS Night Owl
The show pays
tribute to groundbreaking artist Prince and his performance in the movie “Purple Rain”. This
year marks the 26th anniversary of this classic 80’s movie.
good likeness and performances of “Prince” along with Morris Day and The Time takes audiences along to realism during this 90
minute show. This energetic show had the audience going wild when they heard
songs like “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry.” PURPLE REIGN performs at 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
really does have a heart! Local
entertainers gathered together for a fundraiser to aid fellow performer
with medical costs on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the LAS VEGAS ROCKS CAFE. And, it was a
day not to be soon forgotten.
For more than 30
years, JENEANE MARIE has been
giving to Las Vegas through her wonderful personality and talent. Besides doing
her own show, Marie has been the opening act for Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean
Martin, Don Rickles and toured with Wayne Newton,
and The Funk Bros, to name just a few. She has guest starred in countless shows
and was once considered the “Queen of Las Vegas.”
Marie needed the
community’s support and assistance as she has Avascular Necrosis and needs Hip Replacement because her
groin area has no blood flow. In constant pain, her hip has degenerated and she
is subject to blood clots. Ultimately, surgery is a must and she has no medical
insurance or money.
An endless array
of stars performed and gave their talents to support this worthy event. Steve
Rossi, Babe Pier, Denise Clemente, Sonny Turner, Lani Misalucha, Bill Fayne, Laurie Caceres, Grant Griffin, Paris Red, Tony
Sacca, Fielding West, Laurie Cook, Guchi Guy, Herb Rawlings, Steve Conolly (Elvis) were backed by the live Gary Anderson Band
and gave it their all...
Admission to the event was $22 and additional donations were
encouraged and welcomed.Jim Marsh, auto dealer and owner of the Skyline Casino
agreed to sponsor the fundraiser that Grant Griffin, The Showbiz Society, and local entertainers produced at
Tony Sacca’s LAS VEGAS ROCKS CAFE. Jim Marsh said he
would also match the monies collected up to $6,000.
Marie was at the fundraiser on crutches and closed the program by
singing in her own inimitable way and expressed her gratitude and thanks to the
audience who tearfully gave her a heartfelt standing ovation.After most people
left, came the stunning news that Jim Marsh donated $20,000 to Marie so that she
could have the much needed surgery immediately. Kudos to Jim Marsh and best
wishes to JENEANE MARIE for a
successful surgery and speedy recovery. The LAS VEGAS ROCKS CAFÉ is at 450
Fremont Street downtown at Neonopolis.
HOLLY MADISON has signed a yearlong extension of her contract as “BO PEEP” IN PEEPSHOW AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD.PEEPSHOW
, the striptease spectacular has Holly Madison performing as
“Bo Peep,” a modern woman who discovers her sexuality.
Holly will continue to perform in PEEPSHOW throughout 2011.
Holly Madison who was described by
CNBC as “the hottest thing in Las Vegas,” began her well-received run as “Bo Peep” in
June of 2009.
Starring alongside Madison is a sizzling ensemble
of sexy PEEPSHOWGIRLS,
showstoppers from film, TV and Broadway; Cheaza, the
beautiful Peep Diva; and Josh Strickland, PEEPSHOW male lead singer.
The highly stylized, intricately choreographed
PEEPSHOW combines sexy striptease and celebrity with high-level production
values in a show E! News called “the steamiest, sexiest show on
The Strip.Conceived and
created by Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and produced
by Las Vegas entertainment pacesetter BASE Entertainment (PHANTOM – The Las Vegas Spectacular
and JERSEY BOYS),
PEEPSHOW is a
perfectly naughty night out for men, women and couples!PEEPSHOWperforms Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9
p.m. and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Officials at the
M Resort Spa Casino are inviting
guests young and old to enjoy their resort their way on NEW YEAR’S EVE, Friday,
Dec. 31 with a celebration to suit every taste and all price points. With no
cover charges or pre-fixe menus, guests are free to dine at their leisure, dance
the night away or enjoy the thrill of red-hot gaming action and a champagne
toast at midnight.
The M Resort will offer complimentary party favors and cake and
champagne stations throughout the property’s 92,000 square foot casino and live
entertainment in its Lobby Bar, entertainment lounge, Ravello, where the standard two drink
minimum will apply, and popular wine bar, Hostile Grape, which
features more than 160 wines by the glass. A designated area outside Hostile
Grape in Villaggio Del Sole pool piazza will be set-
up for guests who want to leisurely party by the pool.
With a vantage point 400 feet above the Las Vegas Strip
properties, guests are invited to view the fireworks from the M Resort’s six
terraces including its 16th floor restaurant, Veloce Cibo. All three of the property’s fine
Marinelli’s, Terzetto and Veloce
Cibo, will accept reservations for the evening and
will offer standard menus. Hash House A Go Go
will add special items to its popular “twisted farm food”
menu for the evening.
REPERTORY THEATRE of NEVADA presents Jake Ehrenreich's critically acclaimed production of A Jew Grows In
Brooklyn at the SUNCOAST Showroom January 8 at 8 p.m. and January 9
at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
A hit in New York City and playing to sold out
audiences and standing ovations in theaters from coast to coast, A Jew Grows In Brooklyn takes audiences
on a musical journey of author and star Jake Ehrenreich’s life; from his parent's survival of the
Holocaust, to stickball in Brooklyn, to his career in the Catskills and then
onto Broadway. A Jew Grows In Brooklyn is a touching, poignant and
hilarious musical comedy about an immigrant family and one boy's quest for the
American Dream through baseball and pop music.
Las Vegas actress Charlene Sher and Los Angeles actress Norma J. Morrow are founders
of the JEWISH REPERTORY THEATRE of NEVADA. A Jew Grows In Brooklyn kicks
off the theatre company’s second season. Tickets are available starting
from $25, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box
Office at 702.636.7075 or visiting
has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond
Award for the tenth consecutive year. With its unsurpassed
service, world-class dining and luxurious amenities, Bellagio is the first
resort and casino in Las Vegas to ever reach this amazing milestone and the only
hotel in the America to have two AAA Five Diamond restaurants under one roof.
BELLAGIO continues to be the only resort in the United States to
be home to two AAA Five Diamond restaurants. Joining Bellagio in making Las
Vegas history, Julian Serrano’s renowned restaurant Picasso
garnered its tenth AAA Five Diamond Award this year while Le Cirque has
earned the distinction for the eighth consecutive year. Further adding to its
dining accolades, Bellagio’s Jasmine, Michael Mina and Sensi
all earned the AAA Four Diamond Award.
with the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Las Vegas (B&GCLV) to raise money and educate children about the positive
influence of music during the January 5 – 16 run of Vegas’ first and only rock-
n-roll residency show, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino.
As a new resident of Las Vegas, Carlos Santana’s
support of B&GCLV continues his philanthropic mission to support the local
community by enhancing the lives of children. Donations will be
collected by B&GCLV volunteers during the eight January performances.
All contributions will aid the organization’s mission to enable all young
people, especially those who need extra support, to reach their full potential
as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Showcasing the band’s career-spanning classics such as “Oye Como Va,” “Smooth,” “Black
Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways” and “Maria Maria,” Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits
takes fans on a multi-sensory journey through the most prolific Santana
Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits
are on sale now for Jan. 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16; April 20, 22, 23, 24,
27, 29 and 30; and May 1. Santana plays approximately 36 shows per year at The Joint, with a show time of 8 p.m.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Started in 1961,
the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 13,000 youth
ages 5 –18 in eight facilities throughout the Valley. With the belief that every
child has the potential to “be great”, the Clubs’ full-time professional staff
emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career
development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.
BEST WISHES FOR A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
TO ALL MY READERS.