by Z.Z. Zorn
Terry Fator and his group
Terry Fator marks a decade as the winner of America’s
Got Talent by launching the Terry Fator Foundation. This is now the
10th year that Terry Fator has been performing for audiences around
the world as the winner of Season two of America’s Got Talent. The entertainer
and Las Vegas resident marked the anniversary by launching the Terry Fator
Since winning America’s Got
Talent in 2007, Terry has been a continuous supporter of many charities
ranging from military focused organizations including Airpower Foundation and
Snowball Express, to the Arthritis Foundation, in which Terry has a family
connection. As most fans know, 100 percent of profits from Terry’s merchandise sales at The
Mirage performances in Las Vegas, his out-of-state touring shows throughout
the year, and even purchases made at the Terry Fator online store, benefit
multiple military charities.
Headliner Don Felder,
formerly of The Eagles joins the exceptionally talented Southern Nevada Doctors in Concert
event on Friday, October 20 at The Smith Center. “Serenades of Life – Doctors in
Concert event raises funds for the
non-profit Nathan Adelson Hospice. Musical numbers will range from soul to
rock’n roll to pop. News 3 Las Vegas anchor
Dana Wagner will serve as Master
of Ceremonies with a special appearance by actor/comedian Brad Garret.
New York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy®
Award winner—released his second solo album (and first since 1983), ROAD TO
FOREVER, on October 9, 2012 and has been on tour throughout the U.S. ever
since. “STYX & DON FELDER: RENEGADES IN THE FAST LANE” will be performing
in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year at VENETIAN January 26, 2018 -
February 3, 2018. Tickets are now on sale.
From live comedy to live music,
Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip offers
entertainment for everyone along with daily Happy Hour drink specials. Guests
21+ can enjoy the special Happy Hour menu everyday between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
and again Thursday – Sunday from 9 p.m. until midnight, which features $4
draft beer, $5 house wine and $6 call drinks.
Thurs., Sept. 21 – Sun., Sept. 24 Comedy:
Kathleen Dunbar 8 p.m. Cost: GA: $15
Thurs., Sept. 28, Sat., Sept. 30
and Sun., Oct. 1 Comedy: Carla Rea
Thurs., Oct. 5, Fri., Oct. 6 and Sun., Oct. 8
Comedy: Erik Myers
Sat., Oct. 7 HIP hop: Insane Clown Posse “The Great Milenko” 20
Year Tour with R.A., The Rugged Man, LYTE and Donnie Menace at 8 p.m. Cost:
Wed., Oct. 11: Hard Rock
BarRocker Flair Competition with DJ Silla tha Thrilla 3 – 5 p.m.
Cost: No cover Age: All ages / 21+ at the bar
Thurs., Oct. 12, Sat., Oct. 14 and Sun., Oct. 15 Comedy: Dean
Napolitano: GA: $15
And, Hard Rock Live keep entertainment going on and on.
Las Vegas Philharmonic
The Las Vegas Philharmonic
features Austro-German works in its Oktoberfest – Cabrera Conducts
Beethoven, Mozart & Bruckner Concert on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation in
Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons who want
to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music to be performed.
The Philharmonic begins with
Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture. The Coriolan Overture is one of the most
frequently performed and recorded of Beethoven's orchestral works. Following,
the orchestra performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, featuring the
Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinetist, Cory Tiffin.
To close the evening’s program,
the Philharmonic will perform Bruckner’s Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. The
symphony opens with a gallant march and in the final fourth movement ends
triumphantly in C major.
Starting at 6:00 PM, The Philharmonic will host its first Oktoberfest “Beer
Garden” in The Smith Center Courtyard. Patrons will have the
opportunity to sample a selection of craft beers and German-inspired hors
d’oeuvres for $35 per person.
Concert tickets can be purchased
online through lvphil.org or The Smith Center Box Office at 702.749.2000.
Also, $35 tickets to the pre-concert Oktoberfest Beer Garden reception
(reservations required) can be purchased through the box office.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic will
offer a shuttle bus service to the concert from the Anthem
Center at Independence Center in Henderson and the Starbright Theater in
Summerlin. A roundtrip bus ticket costs $20 per concert and can be purchased
in conjunction with the patron’s concert tickets through the box office.
Z.Z. with Raza & Jarrett
Jarrett & Raja “Magic vs Music” the critically acclaimed
magician and pianist duo will make their debut in an amazing new show with a
unique blend of magic, music and comedy at the Stratosphere Theater on
JARRETT & RAJA were the
sensational magic act on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (Season 7 as
Howie Mandel’s Wild Card pick). They were one of
only 5 popular AGT acts chosen to headline in the 2013 “America’s Got Talent
LIVE” at the Palazzo Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas). Since then, they
continue to shoot TV shows in LA, NYC, and London. Other national TV
appearances include The CW’s “Masters of
Illusion”, SyFy’s “Wizard Wars”, BBC’s “The
Slammer”, and “The Late Show with Stephen
Chosen from a field of 43,000, JARRETT & RAJA appeared as
entrepreneurs on ABC’s “Shark Tank” where they debut the (world’s first)
Jarrett Parker was mentored by the
creative mind behind Doug Henning. Pianist Raja Rahman is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Jarrett & Raja “Magic vs Music” will perform five nights a week,
Wednesday through Sunday at 4p.m with tickets starting at $39.99.
For the second consecutive year,
Oktoberfest at The Park will
awaken Las Vegas’ German spirit as the fun festival returns September 28 –
No admission required. Located
at The Park, dining and entertainment district between T-Mobile
Arena and New York-New York, the event will offer merrymakers the opportunity
to revel in Bavarian tradition with flowing beers, savory bites, entertaining
games and cheerful folk sounds in celebration of the world’s largest beer
Upon arrival, guests may purchase a commemorative liter stein
– available at Beerhaus, The Park’s festive beer
hall. Ticket booths in the venue will sell the stein for $15 empty and $25
filled; refills will be available for $14. Quintessential Bavarian snacks
will be served at tents throughout The Park, as well as at Beerhaus. Whether a
spectator or participant, amusing games will be offered in tents throughout
The Park’s lush beer garden space for guests’ enjoyment including tricycle
racing, ring toss, a beer can challenge and more. Each day, guests who
successfully complete all games will be entered into a drawing for worthy
No Oktoberfest is complete without the Chicken Dance, a noble
tradition rumored to date back to the original Volkfest’s commencement. Those
looking to shake their tail feathers may join the silent chicken dance
competition in which guests will break out their best dancing birdie
impersonation while wearing wireless music-playing headphones in an effort to
be named Oktoberfest Chicken Dance Champion.
Revelers can enjoy live
folk music daily by HofBrau Boys. As the party continues throughout the
evening, attendees can keep the party alive while listening to live
entertainment by local bands such as The District and Generations.Oktoberfest
at The Park festivities takes place 1 p.m. to late night, Thur. Sept. 28 –
Sun. Oct. 1.
The DREAM AWARDS and
performances will honor legends that have not only made an
impact to the Las Vegas entertainment community but have also made a dream
possible for many entertainers. This will be happening at the Suncoast
Hotel/Casino on Sunday October 22 at 7p.m. The event will be
hosted by actor, director Antonio Fargas and KNTV Action 13 news anchor,
Tricia Kean. The Las Vegas legends being honored are: honor Las Vegas Legends; Earl Turner, Gregg Austin & Second Wind, Sonny Turner,
Sonny Charles, Loretta Holloway, Jeneane Marie, Darcus, Janis Carter, Freddie
Empire, Dondino, Copeland Davis and Next Movement. Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient - LaMonte McLemore and Visionary Recipient Award - Kathie Spehar.
Although I would like to write
about the wonderful talents and resume of each of the honorees, it would take
my entire column. However, one of the honorees Dondino is a special friend of
mine, so I will tell you a little about him. Dondino captures audiences with
his wonderful singing style and humor. Vibrant and handsome as ever and
dressed in his signature tuxedo, he first performed in Las Vegas from 1979 to
1984. Michael Gaughan hired him to play in the Royal Inn, which later became
the Royal Americana and onto the 4 Queens Hotel & Casino where he
headlined for 11 years. Another calling came in Iowa where he opened a
country club with many years of success. In 1994 Dondino opened up his theater
in Branson but Las Vegas was calling, so back home again to Las Vegas where he
will now live permanently with his lovely wife Donna.
This special evening will
include live performances by; Ken Young, Melanie Moore Seals, Shelly Hickson-
Spruill, Phil Flowers and Honorees performing are: Loretta Holloway, Darcus,
Jeneane Marie, Janis Carter, Dondino, Copeland
Davis. Next Movement and Surprise Guests Performances. Musical Director is
The Dream Awards are presented
by HARRISON ENTERTAINMENT. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the
American Cancer Society and The West Las Vegas Art Center. The Dream Awards
are recognizing individuals who have achieved their dreams in the Art &
Entertainment, Corporate, Government and Community Affairs. Tickets from
$29.95 Call:702-284-7777 / 877-636-7111.
BRET MICHAELS is one of my
favorite performers and he will be performing at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino on Friday November 3 at 9 p.m. Bret Michaels, has turned his
passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking
touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 35
million records, product endorsements and philanthropy, all supported and
followed by three generations of loyal fans.
brings you an underground magic show in an evening of magic and libations. Alchemy Magic & Libations
starring Seth Grabel will be set
in an intimate setting at celebrity photographer's, Mario Basner, gallery “World Heritage Collection” in Tivoli
400 South Rampart Blve.#150. Seth Grabel is an entertainer both live on stage and in front
of national cameras. Seth was a finalist on NBC-TV’s America’s Got Talent and
crowned “The Showman” by Pierce Morgan where he received a standing ovation by
All this will be happening
October 7 with seating at 6pm. showtime at 7-8pm,
mingling & Libations from 8-9pm.
The night will feature wines
from Freak Show, Seven deadly Sins and Inkblot direct from Lee’s Liquor and
Seating will be limited. Ticket are $39.95 at
Can you believe,
Halloween will soon be here and The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host
a Halloween bash on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests are encouraged
to “dress to impress” and wear their spookiest Halloween costumes to the party
that will feature a DJ playing popular hits and outdoor bars with drink
specials. The night will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show at around
10:30 p.m. shot off to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The party is free and open
to guests 21 years of age and older.
Horse III features hundreds of gorgeous female entertainers, stages
in every room, a main room framing an enormous dance platform and lush VIP
rooms, Crazy Horse
III will also warm up sports fans this upcoming National Hockey League (NHL)
season with "Hockey at the Horse" viewing parties from
Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, April 7. In celebration of the first
professional team in Las Vegas, the
Vegas Golden Knights, the award-winning gentlemen’s
club will unveil exclusive game day specials. The new “Bucks for Pucks” deal
will offer $1 admission for any guests arriving via their own transportation.
Visitors from out of town are encouraged to take advantage of the club’s
complimentary limo service, including free entry to the venue, by using the
Crazy Horse III signature app or by calling 702-673-1700.
During all NHL games, Crazy Horse III
will offer $20 beer bucket specials, with an open bar on weekday
games throughout the hour ahead of each game. Throughout the season, guests
with a game-day ticket stub to a home game will receive a complimentary drink.
On weekday games, hockey fanatics with a ticket stub will also free parking
and a complimentary shuttle to and from the T-Mobile arena. Sports fans can
take in all the hockey action amidst the club’s massive 70-inch and 100-inch
FANTASY calendar 2018 Black & White & Nude all Over
the timeless glamour of the ladies of FANTASY with
the show’s 2018 calendar, “Black & White and Nude All Over,” on Tuesday,
Oct. 24. “This year’s calendar is classically sexy,” said Anita Mann, producer
and director of FANTASY. “Oscar Picazo beautifully
styled each of our show’s performers like glamorous Hollywood movie stars, and the photographs are absolutely mind
The release of the calendar
coincides with the show’s 18th anniversary of FANTASY at Luxor Hotel and Casino.
Approaching 18 successful years on The Strip, FANTASY was named
“Best Female Adult Show in Las Vegas” by InVegas
in 2016 along with many other Best Show awards.
Dynamic lead singer
adds an exciting and unforgettable element with amazing powerhouse vocals, taking center-stage
alongside the talented cast of beautiful dancers. While the gorgeous dancers lure
guests into their wildest fantasies, comic relief Sean E. Cooper keeps audiences on its
toes with his spot-on impressions of some of pop culture’s most recognizable
Popular among singles and
couples alike, the always-evolving, sexy production showcases 15 high-energy
numbers set to a variety of today’s top music genres.
The 2018 “Black & White
and Nude All Over” calendar, priced at $20, will be available
for purchase at various retail locations throughout Luxor, including the
Atrium Showroom, and on FANTASY’s website, fantasyluxor.com. The ladies of FANTASY will host a
series of calendar signings leading up to the holiday season, making the 2018
calendar the perfect gift.
With the release of the
calendar, FANTASY will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to benefit
the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The American Gaming Association
(AGA) will induct four honorees into the industry’s highest
honor, Gaming Hall of
Fame’s Class of 2017. The inductees are: Diana Bennett, a casino
management luminary and renowned philanthropist; John Breeding, the visionary behind the
electronic card shuffler and proprietary table games; Joe Kaminkow, the legendary slot game
designer who pioneered the industry in licensing branded games; and Melvin B. Wolzinger
, a prominent Nevada businessman and Las Vegas community leader. The Class
of 2017 was instrumental in shaping the casino-gaming industry from
revolutionizing the way games are seen and experienced, to reshaping employee
operations and business development.
The ceremony honoring the
inductees will be held the evening of Wednesday, October 4 at the Chairman’s
Reception during the annual
Global Gaming Expo (G2E),
presented by AGA and Reed Exhibitions.
A great concert honoring the divas of pop
benefiting Friends for Life Humane Society rescuing animals and
getting them adopted will be held Sunday, October 15th in South
Point Hotel, Casino’s main Showroom at 6p.m.
sings Legendary Divas of Pop” honoring icons: Donna Summer, Adele, Gloria
Estefan, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt,
Gladys Knight, etc.
The show features a 5-
piece band, dancers and backup singers. In addition, “The Rock Vault’s” Paul Shortino will make a special guest appearance and
perform. The night will be a “magical” journey honoring remarkable women who
changed the face of music.
Two dogs who are
available for adoption will appear on the VIP/Celebrity red carpet pre-concert
VIP Red Carpet and Pre-Concert Party. Come meet and pose with them.
The Bronx Wanderers
Wanderers who just celebrated their first anniversary
performing at Bally’s Las Vegas. Since opening on September 22, 2016,
they have performed more than 360 shows for over 70,000 fans! Seven nights a
week at 6 p.m., the trio, Vinny and his two sons - Vinny “The Kid” and Nicky
“Stix” - flanked by their top-notch band, bring to life songs from the
beginning of Rock ‘N’ Roll right through today’s greatest hits. The 90 minutes
of America’s Rock ‘N’ Roll songbook on the Las Vegas Strip has attracted fans
along with celebrity fans from all over the world who flock to see the group
perform hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons,
Dion, the Beach Boys, Queen, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and many others.
When reminiscing about the past
year, Vinny says, “One of my favorite memories is when Wayne Newton himself
walked on stage during the show on my birthday and gave me a duplicate of the
gold bracelet that Frank Sinatra had given Wayne on his 35th birthday. I
remember him putting the bracelet on me and telling me that there are only
three of those bracelets in existence – Frank’s, his and now mine. Wow!”
known as The “King of Romance” will bring his award-winning music
to the Orleans Arena on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Andre Rieu
created his 60-piece renowned
Johann Strauss Orchestra, known to be the largest private
orchestra in the world. Since Rieu founded the Johann Strauss Orchestra in
1987, Rieu and his orchestra have been sharing classical music with fans
across the globe.
Rieu has sold more than 40 million records and
DVDs, released 30 No. 1 hits worldwide and has brought more than 600,000 fans
to his live shows.
Andre Rieu performances offer
memorable entertainment composed of world-famous, romantic and emotional
melodies, filled with surprises, humor and top-class international soloists.
Rieu’s charisma, passion and vibrancy make his appearance on stage a
unique experience for his audiences. Together with his Johann Strauss
Orchestra, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, André Rieu has initiated
a world-wide revival of waltz music. His shows draw people of all ages and
nationalities, dancing during spectacular performances.