by Z.Z. Zorn
FUERZA BRUTA - Cast performers
Z.Z. Zorn with some of Fuerza Bruta cast
FUERZA BRUTA at Excalibur is a unique interactive non-verbal
production that uses music, dance,
aerial imagery with awe-inspiring visual displays. FUERZA BRUTA guests are
surrounded in an immersive 360-degree spectacle with performers demonstrating
spectacular and high energy feats just inches away. Although FUERZA BRUTA is
performed in a tremendous state-of-the-art tent and the audience is not
seated, you can almost touch all that is going. There is even in a remarkably
large pool just above you and you can actually touch it and even feel some
wetness. Beautiful performers are in the pool swimming and doing
In all that is going on you are immersed in the experiences and
so engrossed you are feeling you are inside it and part of it.
In some of these experiences a performer is seen running as he
crashes the walls that are trying to stop him.
Interactive is also part of the incredible visual effects and
experiences. A vast sea of Mylar is all around you with performers suspended
in mid-air. A plastic covers all entirely above you with some circles open. In
the circle is a performer who feels below and pulls up some audience members.
FUERZA BRUTA is an experience to see, feel, be part of and be
wowed! To actually explain it, you have to be there to believe it. FUERZA
BRUTA is playing for a limited time at Excalibur, so be sure to make it your
must see show!
As a special guest DJ during ACM Awards FUERZA BRUTA is going
country with Dee Jay Sliver on April 5 at 7 p.m.
FUERZA BRUTA performs at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays
through Sundays (dark Mondays and Tuesdays), at Excalibur.
Tickets start at $72.50 (excluding fees).
Las Vegas’ fourth annual
WORCS Racing event (World Off Road
Championship Series) will bring some of the nation’s fastest and most talented
off-road racers to Orleans Arena
on April 12-14. Best-known as one of the biggest off-road ATV, SXS and
motorcycle racing series in the United States, WORCS Racing brings top
professional and amateur riders to compete for the title as one of the fastest
racers in the country. Racers have backgrounds in Enduro, Hare and Hound, Hare
Scramble, GNCC, Best in the Desert and Motocross.
WORCS Racing’s challenging race courses
will test the abilities of each rider as they take on open deserts and
outdoor-style motocross tracks at an incredibly fast pace. The event will also
feature various motorsport vendors with exhibits located outside of Orleans
The three-day event will feature popular dirt bike racers Andrew
Short, Taylor Robert and Zach Bell; ATV riders Beau Baron and Mike Sloan; and
SXS racers Matt Hancock and Corbin Leaverton. Races
being at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 and
Sunday, April 14. Tickets start at $15 plus fees and
can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-
3000; online at www.orleansarena.com or in-person at gift
shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may
also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the
venue box office. Three-day packages are also available, starting at $35 plus
tax and fees.
The Las Vegas
Philharmonic is continuing their celebratory 20th Anniversary Season with Music
Unwound: Dvorák in America on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 pm at
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
The program explores Czech composer Antonín Dvorák and his time spent in
New York in the late 1800s while directing the National Conservatory of Music
of America. The music includes Dvorák’s Scherzo Capriccioso, Opus 66 and
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Opus 95 “From the New World.”
Following the Dvorák selections, the orchestra will perform the
final two movements from The Hiawatha Melodrama, which combines text by
Longfellow with music by Dvorák and will be accompanied by a visual
presentation and narration by renowned vocalist Kevin Deas.
Patrons are invited to attend a pre-
concert recital, “Harry Burleigh and Dvorák,” beginning at 6:30 pm.
This concert will be the high point of a week-long series of recitals,
discussions and performances in collaboration with University of Nevada Las
Vegas (UNLV). Throughout the week of events, both the
Las Vegas Philharmonic and the UNLV orchestra will present concerts with
scripted and visual accompaniment. The full schedule of events can be found
The Greatest Piano Men – (Pete Peterkin)
The Greatest Piano Men
at the Flamingo showroom
salutes the greatest icons in music history in a wonderfully entertaining
show. Three very talented musician/singers, Donnie Kehr, Pete Peterkin and
Greg Ransom not only perform, but look and sound as if they are the actual
icon performers they represent. In a great show along with a five piece band
and two beautiful female singers you enjoy experiencing the hits of Billy
Joel, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Little Richard, Ray Charles,
Sammy Davis Jr. and more. The show has great narrations, videos, costuming,
dancing, even to include some audience members, and a fabulous saxophonist
The Greatest Piano Men – Donnie Kehr
Greatest Piano Men - Greg Ransom
The Greatest Piano Men has a limited
engagement, so hurry to see, hear and enjoy!
One of 7000 Gelatin Shots enjoyed at Nightclub & Bar Convention
The Nightclub & Bar 2019 Convention
just closed and the creator of Jevo, the world’s first fully-
automated edible shot prep machine (Jevo is called the “Keurig for jello
shots”) allows venues to easily prep hundreds of Jevo shots in minutes. It was
announced that more than 7,000 gelatin
shots were served on the
show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the convention.
The very successful convention gave attendees the chance to
interact with mixologists and industry leaders. Cocktail competitions, live
bar demonstrations with new libations, acclaimed chefs and nightlife events
were some of the highlights offered.
Palms Casino launches KAOS Pool
Concert Series with Multiplatinum, three-time Grammy Award-
winning Zac Brown Band
on Sunday, April 7.
KAOS is a spectacular new entertainment experience consisting of
a 73,000 square foot dayclub and a 29,000 square foot nightclub, which
together will completely redefine the daylife and nightlife experience in Las
KAOS will feature exclusive residencies with a diverse array of
world-renowned musical artists, state-of-the art audio, video and lighting
technology and dramatic one-of-a kind design and art elements woven throughout
the experience. In addition to the exclusive residencies of Marshmellow, Jauz,
Slushii and Southside. Previously announced KAOS exclusive residencies include
(in alphabetical order) Above
& Beyond, Cardi B
, G-EAZY, Kaskade and
Skrillex, with other headliner residency
announcements expected to follow.
Zac Brown Band is led by front man,
Zac Brown along with Jimmy De Martini (fiddle), John Driskell Hopkins
(guitar), Clay Cook (guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Coy Bowles (guitar), Daniel
de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass guitar).
is part of the KAOS Grand Opening Weekend celebration,
featuring a festival-worthy line-up of A-list talent, including Alicia Keys,
Cardi B, Travis Scott, G-EAZY, J-Balvin, Marshmello, Skrillex, Kaskade and
Tickets for Zac Brown Band start at $50, plus applicable fees.
Tickets can be purchased at palms.com/KAOS or by calling 702.942.7777.
CSN Fine Arts Theatre Program presents the Las Vegas
Premiere of The Pillowman
. Violence in film and television has become such an accepted
mode of expression that it fails to shock. No matter how much blood is
splattered and how many vehicles explode, our audiences have become inured to
the horror. Yet we live in a violent, cruel and heartless world.
The Pillowman addresses this moral anesthesia
by fusing grotesque violence with macabre humor. The production is directed by
Joanne Gordon, assisted by Jane Walsh.
Performances are April 5th,
6th, 11th, 12th and 13th at
7:00 p.m. with two matinees
on April 7th and 14th at 2:00
p.m. in the Nicholas J.
Horn Theatre located at the North
Las Vegas campus at the College
of Southern Nevada. General admission tickets
are $12 for adults and $10 for
students and seniors. To purchase tickets online,
Going to the movies has always been an interesting
experience, but now it has become more than just sitting and enjoying a movie.
It is now an incomparable experience and more when Galaxy Theatres will once
again bring state-of-the-art moviegoing to Las Vegas beginning Friday, April
5. The company’s third Las Vegas location, Galaxy Theatres Luxury+ Boulevard,
at the Boulevard Mall.
Galaxy Theatres Luxury+ Boulevard will be home
to the world’s first Sony Digital Cinema™, the company’s groundbreaking
experiential premium large-format (PLF) movie theatre auditorium. Sony
Digital Cinema will offer guests an unforgettable
theatrical experience with Sony’s industry-leading dual laser
projection system, which delivers an exceptional 4K picture and a quality
experience on the largest movie theatre screen in Las
Vegas at 4 stories tall by 7 stories wide. The auditorium also features
the acclaimed Dolby Atmos digital sound system and luxurious powered reclining
Galaxy Theatres have partnered with Sony to launch the very
first Sony Digital Cinema in the world and The Galaxy Theatres Luxury+
Boulevard will also feature motion seats. D-BOX
creates a hyper-realistic and immersive experience with their patented
motion system seats. The motion system is perfectly
synchronized with on-screen action and audio providing subtle movement, smooth
rolling and vibration. Viewers can customize their experience with intensity
control. D-BOX adds another layer to storytelling that is proven to give
movie-goers a personalized experience.
In addition, movie attendees are offered premium amenities
including a convenient quick service café and full bar.
Galaxy Theatres Luxury+ Boulevard is
located at 3680 S. Maryland Parkway inside the Boulevard Mall. The location
will offer nine screens. Guests can also get more from their experience with
Galaxy Rewards. Points are earned by purchasing tickets and concessions and
can be redeemed for discounts.
The Orleans Hotel and Casino has a
great entertainment lineup in April.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
The musical “Up, Up and Away” Starring
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will be at The Orleans Showroom Friday, April
5 and Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr
. are best-known as the original lead singers of the legendary
musical group, The 5th Dimension
. Audiences will enjoy McCoo and
Davis’ musical “Up, Up and Away,” featuring a musical
celebration of their top hits as well as tributes to musical icons like The
5th Dimension and The Beatles.
Legendary Ladies of Motown Starring
Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson Saturday,
Mary Wilson of the Supremes
Martha and The Vandellas
were icons on the music charts, as well as on television and top venues across
the United States and the world. Martha and The Vandellas are listed among
Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Immortal Artists” and Martha Reeves was named
one of the “30 Top Lead Singers of all time.”
Mary Wilson was one of the
founders of the highly-successful female singing group The Supremes and has
performed on stage and on screen across the world. Mary Wilson has written a
DreamGirl: My Life as a Supreme.
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend -
Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April
21. Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend is the longest-running music festival in
Las Vegas history.
Festivalgoers will be taken back to the
1950s with performances by rockabilly musical legends, retro 1950s fashion
shows and a vintage car show, featuring hundreds of classic rods.
Bourbon Street Lounge
and Bailiwick All American Pub + Eatery
will also feature free live entertainment throughout the
month of April.
Terry Fator and Stars
Terry Fator’s award-winning run as headliner at
The Mirage just marked his 10th
anniversary, and in true Fator fashion launched a new show concept:
Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents an Evening
with the Stars.
continues to keep a promise made 10 years ago - to create a new character
each year he was performing at The Strip property. This year, in addition to
introducing new characters, four to be exact, new songs, jokes and hilarity
also join the lineup. An
Evening with the Stars features the introduction
to new superstar characters: Willie Nelson;
Justin Bieber, David Bowie
and Stevie Wonder.
In addition, Fator brings the Oceans 11 Rat Pack back to Las Vegas
with special appearances by Sammy Davis Jr.
and Dean Martin.
Music fans of all ages will enjoy the additions of vintage classics
like Bohemian Rhapsody and
Ebony and Ivory, and future classics
like Love Yourself and
Can’t Stop the Feeling!
With new songs, new
characters and new comedy added to the award-winningshow,
Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents an Evening with
the Stars promises to be Fator’s best show yet!
The 12th Annual Las Vegas
presented by Zappos
will be held April 28 through May 5.
While the majority of the Festival will take place in
venues around Downtown Las Vegas, some events will be held at the Brenden
Theatres and Palms Casino Resort. The lineup includes
a mix of feature films and documentaries that have been favorites on the
international festival circuit, as well as films with Las Vegas ties,
including a documentary about The Amazing
Johnathan, and Robin
Greenspun’s personal portrait of local businesswoman
Amy Ayoub. Additionally, one
of the documentaries, Knock Down the House
the campaigns of four progressive women who ran against incumbents in the
elections last fall, including Amy Vilela
who ran for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District.
The 30th annual Jazz in the Park Concert Series.
is now celebrating three decades of jazz in Las Vegas. Clark
County Parks & Recreation has announced the talent that will be performing
at Taking over the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. This year,
Jazz in the Park will host Norman Brown on May 11, Tito Puente Jr. on May 18,
Raul Midon on May 25, Althea Rene, Selina Albright and Kayla Waters on June 1
and Paul Taylor on June 15.
Jazz in the Park boasts live performances, picnic and seating
areas, and an array of food and drinks to choose. The admission and
parking for the event is free.
Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, the
six-block entertainment district located in downtown Las Vegas, invites guests
to turn it up “One Louder” and celebrate the return of Downtown Rocks with a
powerhouse lineup featuring a diverse range of chart-topping talent from
around the world. Music fans of all ages can rock out under the
Viva Vision canopy during the free concert
series which kicks off on Friday, May 24 with American rock band, Good
Charlotte and continues with full-length performances by some of music’s most
sought-after acts including Cheap Trick, Nelly, Sugar Ray, Buckcherry and
The ladies of FANTASY
at Luxor Hotel and Casino will honor the
nation’s military personnel with the show’s sixth annual
Military Appreciation Night performance Thursday, May 9 at
10:30 p.m. FANTASY will offer complimentary tickets for 50 active-duty
military members and their guests. Audience members will be treated to a
patriotic performance by lead singer Lorena Peril to honor the military
attendees. Following the performance, audience members will be invited to meet
the FANTASY cast, as well as have an opportunity for autographs and photos.
Complimentary tickets will be given to the first 50 military
members who confirm a reservation by emailing FANTASYVIP@wickedcreative.com
before Wednesday, May 8. A valid military photo ID will be required to pick up
tickets at the Atrium Showroom, located on the Atrium level of Luxor Hotel and
Casino. Tickets must be picked up at least one hour prior to show time, may
not be exchanged for cash and are non-exchangeable/non-transferable.
Tickets are also available for purchase at the Luxor box office,
online at fantasyluxor.com or by calling 702.262.4400.
Celebrating and honoring Troops and Veterans Month
Military Appreciation Month is in May so military personnel
should keep their eyes open for many specials and dicounts during this time.
For example: Therapy restaurant, located in the Fremont East Entertainment
District, is honoring all active-duty military and veterans during Military
Appreciation Month with a discount throughout May. Although Therapy supports
military members and veterans throughout the entire year with an ongoing 10
percent discount on all food and drinks, Therapy will offer a 20 percent
discount on all food and drinks to military personnel with a valid ID.
Another one I know of is Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. They will honor active military and
veterans by offering a 20 percent discount on all food and drink purchases and
Cabo Wabo will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior
organization that aids support to wounded veterans.
Thank you to our military and veterans who give all so we can
enjoy our freedom!
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
is presenting the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award-nominated
Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof
from June 4-9. The tour launched October 17, 2018 in Syracuse,
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner
Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize-
winners Jerry Bock and
Fiddler on the Roof is
directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher
(South Pacific, The King and I
); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer
Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original
choreography of Jerome Robbins
; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling
Fiddler on the Roof is
the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life,
love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including
“To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” "Sunrise Sunset,” "Matchmaker,
Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”
The original Broadway production of
Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964,
was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won
the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards
that year. This acclaimed revival proudly introduces a new generation to the
iconic musical adored across the globe. Tickets starting at $29 go on sale on
Friday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at
Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s oldest, largest
and only non-profit hospice has announced the 16th Annual John Anderson
‘Celebration of Life’ Live Butterfly Release.
This will take place on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 28. The event is open to the public.
Southern Nevada community members are
invited to celebrate and honor the memory of lost loved ones during this
annual event, which takes place on the large lawn area at the shopping center
at 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. The butterfly release will commence promptly at
2:30 p.m. The event brings together hundreds of friends and families to
release more than 500 butterflies in memory of loved ones who have passed
The annual ‘Celebration of Life’ butterfly release is a touching
ceremony that gives our community the chance to honor and remember loved ones
who have passed. This symbolic experience helps provide emotional and
A Native American legend is the premise of the butterfly release
and claims that if anyone desired a wish to come true, they had to capture a
butterfly and whisper that wish to it. The event is named for Nathan Adelson
Hospice family member John Anderson, who worked for at the hospice for 23
years and passed away in 2007.
Butterflies can be reserved in advance for $50 a box, with each
box containing two butterflies, by contacting Stephanie Forbes at