Frank the Man. The Music.
A legend is brought to life and Ol’ Blue Eyes will sparkle on the Las Vegas Strip
again as “
FRANK –The Man. The Music.”
Frank Sinatra’s timeless sound, beginning Jan. 24 at
Starring Bob Anderson and featuring a 32-piece orchestra under the musical direction of
show was c
onceptualized and brought to life by an
all-star creative team.
Bob Anderson, a Las Vegas
legend in his own right, the revered singing impressionist, is transformed
into Sinatra with the help of Oscar®-nominated makeup artist Kazu Tsuji, who aged Brad Pitt in the movie “The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
I have known Bob Anderson for many years and at a concert of this
production, I was amazed that I only recognized him as Frank Sinatra due to
the marvelous makeup artist Kazu Tsuji.
“FRANK – The Man. The
Music.” highlights three distinct areas of Sinatra’s career:
the recording studio, television specials, and personal appearances. The
authentic concert recreation marks a return to the era of Las Vegas glitz
and glamour that the singer made famous and travels back to a time circa
The 90-minute production opens at
The Palazzo Theatre
in the year that celebrates the
100th anniversary of Sinatra’s
birth. Paying homage to Sinatra by terrifically
recreating him in sound and likeness, Bob Anderson performs hits from The
Great American Songbook, including, “Come Fly with Me,” “One for my Baby,” and “My Heart Stood Still,”
among many others. This is a must
Las Vegas’ newest Topless Review
appropriately titled, “Sexxy.
” is now inside
Shimmer Cabaret at Westgate
Casino. Suggesting show-goers leave their inhibitions at the
door, the show features the talented Jennifer Romas.
takes the audience through a journey of sensual, sexual, fun
and enticing vignettes that incorporates the top ten most popular erotic
fantasies. The show encompasses all eras of music, appealing to both men and
women of all ages. Dressed in tantalizing costumes, the cast of seven highly
trained female dancers will come into the audience for an interactive guest
experience. The show boasts a shock element not seen in other topless review
shows, as well as a few other surprises that will keep customers both
entertained and captivated. “Sexxy” will arouse a standing ovation in one
way…or another. The show can be seen nightly at 11 p.m., dark Monday and
Tuesday. Tickets start at $29.95 for general admission and $39.95 for VIP
admission. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad
returns to The Orleans Showroom with his unique comedic
storytelling and wit January 30 and 31. Sinbad
is best known for various television and movie appearances throughout the
1980s and 1990s, including several HBO comedy specials. Sinbad’s comedy is
built more on stories than jokes, based on everyone he meets, everything
he’s seen and everything he does. As the son of a preacher man, he is
committed to making his comedy side-splitting but not profane. He also takes
the trials and tribulations of audience members and throws it back in their
faces, creating a unique comedy experience.
Sinbad began his career as a seven-time contestant on
“Star Search.” He spent four years on the television show “A Different
World” and starred in his own series, “The Sinbad Show.” Sinbad made his
film debut in “Necessary Roughness” and also had leading roles in “Jingle
All the Way,” “Houseguest” and “First Kid.” His appearance on the series
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” received
“Raiding the Rock Vault” now has
rock singer Mark Boals joining the permanent lineup of the show at
New Tropicana Las Vegas. The powerhouse
vocalist and bass player is best known for his work with Dokken, Ted Nugent,
and Yngwie Malmsteen. Boals joins the production’s all-star lineup, which
includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart),
Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dio),
Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals]
(Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew
Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), Michael T.
Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), and outstanding female vocalists
Carol-Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock) and Stephanie Calvert (Starship).
the Rock Vault” brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring
classic anthems by the biggest acts in music, including The Rolling Stones,
The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles,
Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat
Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and
many more. “Raiding the Rock Vault” performs Friday-Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Raiding the Rock Vault
50 Shades! The Parody
The Las Vegas Strip is about to step up its sex appeal with
the Las Vegas debut of 50 SHADES! THE PARODY opening on
February 3 at Bally’s Windows Showroom. Sold-out audiences across the
country were left begging for more of the 50 SHADES! THE PARODY,
inspired by the best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. Proclaimed “filthy and funny” and
“clever and wildly entertaining” the hilariously naughty satire explores the
steamy relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as seen
through the eyes of a trio of girlfriends reading the novel at a book club
meeting. As the women devour the novel, the character's delicious affair
comes to life before their eyes. This laugh-out-loud musical features a
sassy original score, including such songs "Open Your Book," "I Don't Make
Love," and "There Is A Hole Inside Of Me."
Tickets are now on sale.
Peter Pavone - Perform at Boomer Wednesday
Jerry Tiffe - Perform at Boomer Wednesday
Boomer Wednesdays at
Station inside Chrome Showroom beginning
Wednesday, February 4 will feature weekly, free performances of the hits of
yesteryear by some of Las Vegas’ top crooners. Every Wednesday, Boomer Wednesdays
February schedule includes: Feb. 4–
Jerry Tiffe, Feb. 11 –Vegas Goodfellas,
Feb. 18 – Best of the Crooners featuring a
rotating schedule of Las Vegas’ best crooners, including
as Frank Sinatra,
Sebastian Anzaldo and more., Feb. 25
- KJUL Presents
Las Vegas Jazz
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
and there is no cover charge. Entry is first-come, first-served and based
upon venue capacity.
you know. How could an evening be more Vegas? Once again
Producer Andy Walmsley will present EntSpeaks,
second in a series of one night only intimate evenings with the people that
made Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world.
This time the speakers are:
A Musical Theater Singer -
who brought us the Smith Center -
A Vegas show
Choreographer / Producer - A Comedy Magician -A Legendary broadcaster /
A Vintage Vegas headliner.
The Speakers are: Robin Leach, Anita
Mann, Nicole Kaplan, Mac King, Myron Martin and Bob Anderson.
Speakers will take their turn to walk onto an empty stagewith
nothing but a microphone and a lifetime of awe inspiring stories at a 9 p.m.
performance. The six
entertainers will each take the stage, one at a time for 15 minutes each and
will speak frankly about their lives and experiences.
The evening ends with a Q and A with a
twist. Date: Monday, February 2nd
Red Carpet and Pre-Show Party: 7:30pm. – 8.45pm.
Oh! Oh! Admission is invite only by Andy Walmsley.
I haven’t seen it yet, but
the word is out that the vibrant production ShowStoppers at
dazzles audiences with its talented cast of 35 singers and dancers, backed
by a live 31-piece orchestra.
spectacular scenery and costumes, and is
composed of many exemplary musical numbers from some of the most
celebrated composers and lyricists to ever grace American theater stages.
From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim and
Marvin Hamlisch and more.
Showstoppers was conceived and written
and the production includes a hand-picked selection
of his favorite numbers. Wynn assembled an all-star and award-winning
creative team including director Philip Wm. McKinley, most recently with
Spiderman: Turn off the Dark
; choreography by three-time Emmy Award®-winner Marguerite Derricks;
musical direction by Emmy Award-winner David Loeb; restaging and
choreography of “One” by actress, theatrical director and original A Chorus Line performer Baayork Lee. I’m looking forward to seeing it. Ticket
prices are $100, $125 and $150 plus Tax and can be purchased through the
Wynn Ticket Office, by calling 702-770-9966 or visiting wynnlasvegas.com.
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina welcomes his
newest concept, BARDOT Brasserie,
Resort & Casino Friday,
January 16. Offering a modern and sexy take on the traditional French
brasserie experience, BARDOT
will present an exquisite array of Parisian cuisine. BARDOT will transport guests on a culinary journey
through The City of Light from the food and drink to the atmosphere as the
experience is a celebration of that lifestyle. With Executive Chef Josh
Smith at the helm, BARDOT’s menu will feature a variety of items
for an unforgettable dining experiences.BARDOT Brasserie will be open from 5 p.m. to 11
p.m. daily and is located on the second floor of ARIA.
What a night! The Las Vegas Philharmonic Masterworks 111 presented
a magnificent program at the Smith Center
Mother Goose Suite
Violin Concerto No. 1 and Dvor(ák
Symphony No. 8. Watching
Hotoda conduct the wonderful Philharmonic Orchestra was an experience in
itself with her passionate, enthusiastic, expressive movements. Violinist
Guest Artist, Bulgarian, Bella Hristova
playing her year
1655 Nicolo Amati violin to perfection was
superb and absolutely thrilling.
The audience profoundly cheered Bravo at a standing ovation. Las
Vegas can be very proud of their Philharmonic.
The 16th Annual
“Diamonds Are Forever Gala” benefiting
the Las Vegas
Philharmonic will be held on Friday, February 6 at
Center for the Performing Arts. For information and to purchase tickets for this elegant
exceptional event call 702-258-5438 or visit www.lvphil.org.
Bella Hristova, Violinist - Conductor Rei Hotoda at Las Vegas Philharmonic
Tom Cotter, Comedian
first comedian to be a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” will perform stand-up comedy at the
Showroom February 6 and 7.
After appearing on the 2012 season of “America’s Got Talent,” Cotter was
invited back to perform as a special guest, and again to host the “2013 AGT
Viewing Party.” Cotter’s other numerous television and radio credits include
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," his very own special "Comedy Central
Presents... Tom Cotter," The Howard Stern Show and, most
recently, a third appearance on "The Late Late
Show with Craig Ferguson" before Craig’s final show.
Ooh la la! Celebrate Valentine’s
Day, the sexiest day of the year with love, lingerie and
the most beautiful ladies in Sin City at
Crazy Horse III on
Saturday, Feb. 14. The award-winning Gentlemen’s Club will offer $99
champagne bottle specials for couples throughout the night. Sexy singles and
couples alike may also enjoy the venue’s late night menu items such as sushi
and pizza, a variety of hookah flavors, and the company of hundreds of
Vegas’ most breathtaking entertainers. Partygoers struck by Cupid’s arrow
can take advantage of the club’s complimentary limo service, pending
availability, by calling 702-673-1700.
And, prior to Valentine’s Day at
Horse III, if you are a UFC aficionado, UFC
Flyweight Joby Sanchez will host a fight night
viewing party for the highly anticipated UFC 183: Anderson “The Spider”
Silva vs. Nick Diaz at The Sports Bar on Saturday, Jan. 31, starting at 5 p.m. UFC
183 will be headlined by a five-round middleweight bout between Silva and
Diaz. A welterweight bout between Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley and Kelvin
Gastelum precedes the main event.
UFC aficionados will view the
mixed martial arts mania on the sports bar’s massive 70-inch and 100-inch
flat-screen televisions. Guests of this viewing party may watch alongside
the venue’s gorgeous entertainers and enjoy discounted bottles, beer
buckets, food and more. To book
exclusive VIP packages for the event, please call 702-673-1700 or visit
www.crazyhorse3.com. The 40,000+ square-foot
venue is located minutes away from the Las Vegas
Strip, just a few blocks west of I-15 on Russell Rd.
The 15th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation
Reception/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Benefit Fundraiser and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament was
held at the Bellagio Hotel to
raise funds and awareness for child safety. Since 1997, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC have collaborated to
educate the public about the growing issue of child abduction. The Canon4Kids program, a partnership
between Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, donates products to help law enforcement
quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, produces
PSAs with missing children’s photos and educates parents about tips for
taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.
Canon Event – Richard Burgi and Z.Z. Zorn
Alice Cooper and m.c. Richard Burgi
actor Richard Burgi was emcee for the
Canon U.S.A., Inc. and NCMEC Benefit Fundraiser. Celebrities, elected
officials and patrons of NCMEC attended including special guest John Walsh
of “The Hunt with John Walsh,” a weekly
investigative/documentary TV series airing on CNN.
were more than 50 celebrities, including the music icon Alice Cooper; actor Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement); actor
Michael Pena (Gangster
Squad, American Hustle and Fury); actor John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Family Feud); baseball star Roger Clemens, known as “The
Rocket” (MLB Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion) and many more.
Entertainment was by the fabulous Frankie Moreno and his band.
The next day,
Thursday, Jan. 8 was the NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Celebrity Golf Tournament at Tournament
Players Club (TPC) Las Vegas. This as always, in the past 14 years, was a
special night appreciated and enjoyed by all attendees.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
, located inside
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet
Hollywood Resort & Casino, will throw an all-you-can-drink, all-you-can-
eat pigskin party for the Super Bowl Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 1. Fans may
enjoy the game of the year in The Loft, a luxurious new events space above Cabo Wabo
Cantina, on a number of flat-panel, big-screen TVs including a 184-inch
video grid, a 180-inch projection screen and multiple 80-inch HD TVs.
The Loft’s Big Game
party, priced at $200 per person, includes an open bar of unlimited mixed
drinks, margaritas, beer, wine, sangria and more, plus an all-you-can eat
buffet with game-day favorites such as chicken wings with a variety of
sauces, executive chef Tacho Kneeland’s signature sliders, authentic mini
street tacos, taquitos and more. Football fans may reserve tickets for The
Loft’s Big Game party now with a $50 deposit.
The game will also be shown on more than 20 high-definition TVs
located throughout the lower-level Cabo Wabo Cantina
area, Sammy Hagar’s hard rockin’
dining and live music venue that combines the laid-back beach-town vibe of
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip. The regular menu will be
available for purchase at Cabo Wabo.
Rascal Flatts announces
the addition of Craig Wayne Boyd
, winner of NBC’s
“The Voice” this past December, as the opener for the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!
Residency at The Joint
inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
. The nine-show run will be Boyd’s first performances since his
season seven win for “Team Blake” and will take place between Wednesday,
February 25 and Saturday, March 14.
Boyd is a country singer and multi-instrumentalist who
grew up with an affinity for music in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.
He moved to Nashville in the early 2000s to pursue a music career, but after
10 years of songwriting, local gigs, national support touring and more,
things were not looking promising as he began to struggle with financial and
other pressures. It wasn’t until he auditioned for “The Voice” where he
caught the public’s attention as he landed a spot on legendary country
artist Blake Shelton’s team. Boyd’s singing, playing and musical versatility
made him a fan favorite and eventually the overall winner on the Tuesday,
December 16, 2014 finale.
In the month-long whirlwind since
taking the victory, Craig Wayne Boyd
was signed to Dot Records and released his first single, “My
Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face.” The song, gifted to him by Blake
Shelton, was first introduced to the world when he performed
it on “The Voice” finale.
All You Can Eat Tacos and the Mercadito
Taco Challenge is availablestartingFeb. 1.
Skip breakfast and wear comfortable pants as
Mercadito at Red Rock Resort
offers All You Can Eat Tacos every Sunday and Monday! Quickly becoming
Vegas’ hot spot for Mexican dining, Mercadito
invites guests to enjoy as many of their
favorite tacos all day long for just $19.50 per person. In addition, taco
lovers can take the Mercadito
Taco Challenge for bragging rights and a full belly beginning Feb. 1.
Not for the faint of heart, the
Taco Challenge allows guests the
opportunity to gain taco fame by downing 32 or more tacos in one hour. Cost
to participate is $40 per person. The few and the proud who complete the
challenge will receive their meal for free and a $200 gift card for a future
Mercadito visit. Winners will also be invited
back to a grand competition in fall of
2015 where the winner will win the coveted prize of tacos for
Dinner and late-
night dining begin at 4 p.m. until midnight Sunday – Thursday, 1 a.m. on
Friday and Saturday. Mercadito also offers two daily Happy Hours 3
– 6 p.m. daily, 10 p.m. – midnight Sunday – Thursday and 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday – Saturday.
Tony Sacca and Denise Clemente
“Those Wildwood Days” will be presented by two veteran
entertainers and friends Tony Sacca and Denise Clemente on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Italian American Club at 2333 East Sahara Avenue. The show will be a trip
down memory lane and a musical journey from
Doo Wop to Pop.
Both Sacca and Clemente made their
headlining debuts as teenagers in Wildwood, N.J. In 1972, Clemente was considered one of most
electrifying up-and-coming young entertainers from Philadelphia, Pa. She was
then the female principal singer in Joe Cavalier’s French Extravaganza
playing at the legendary Hurricane East Theater. At the same time, Tony Sacca along
with his identical twin brother Robert headlined in the world famous Phil
& Eddie’s Surf Club’s oldies rock ‘n’ roll show “Bandstand 72.”
Tony Sacca and Denise Clemente will join each other again
in Wildwood, N.J., on Labor Day, 2015 and perform for Wildwood’s annual
outdoor music festival. Show tickets are $25 and can
be purchased online at www.iac.com
or by calling 702-457-3866 or 702-364-8669.
Rick Harrison knows trivia. Recognizable as a
co-founder of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and
star of HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars” and “Pawnography,” Harrison also knows
business, leading him to establish a new venture in the development of “Rick Harrison’s
Trivia Challenge.”Harrison and long-time business partner Jim
Scott created Old Man Interactive, headquartered
in Las Vegas, to develop and publish games for social and mobile platforms.
Harrison and Scott began with the name of the company as a tip of the hat to
Rick's dad, Richard Sr.
In “Rick Harrison’s
Trivia Challenge,” a speed trivia game, players will encounter
thousands of questions in upwards of 15 categories ranging from scholarly to
pop culture. Players begin at the
front entrance of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, greeted by
Harrison who will serve as their mentor throughout the game. Players are
challenged to answer 10 trivia questions within a set time period. Level to
level throughout the game, players will encounter the likes of the Old Man,
Corey and Chumlee, offering advice and
opportunities for level advancement.
Everyone can exercise his or her brain and you need not be
technologically brilliant to operate the fun game for novice or expert
Like many app-based games,
“Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge” is free to
download and play. What makes “Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge”
exceptionally different: players can also earn “gold coins” as reward for
completing various levels of the game. These virtual coins can be collected
then exchanged for swag such as T-shirts, hats and other items and one-of-a-
kind experiences from the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.
“Rick Harrison's Trivia Challenge” is
available now on Facebook, the Apple App Store
and Google Play Store for free. For more information, visit www.rickstrivia.com
Sin City Opera
(SCO) will present
Leonard Bernstein’s, Trouble in
March 6th - 15th. The
writing of this one-act opera was begun on Mr. Bernstein’s honeymoon in 1951
and shows a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a suburban couple.
SCO’s production echo’s the themes of the hit
show “Mad Men” bringing the complexity of the times to the operatic stage.
Directed by Lysander Abadia, of Poor Richard’s
Players, this show will be an actor’s opera, highlighting the stylistic
1950's English it was written in as it pulls the audience along an emotional
and complex path. Dates: March 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th at
7:00 pm and 15th at 2:00 pm