COLUMN 'DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN' GETS
EXTENSION AT THE GOLDEN
Defending the Caveman
and the Golden Nugget have announced a one-year contract extension of
Las Vegas' premier show about relationships. The one- man play has been
seen by more than seven million people worldwide. It was performed
downtown nearly 450 times in the past year. The show is celebrating its
one-year anniversary this month. Tickets start at $39.95 for the 3 p.m.
weekend matinee performances and $46.35 for 8 p.m. evening performances,
ALL NEW 'SHOW IN THE
SKY' RETURNS TO THE RIO WITH A SEDUCTIVE EDGE
The Masquerade Show
in the Sky at the Rio is now known as Show in the Sky. The free show is
staged in the Masquerade Village, Thursday through Sunday, from 7 p.m.
to midnight on the hour and it's open to the public.
The show originally
premiered as the first all encompassing free entertainment experience of
its kind, featuring Brazilian themed stage action with performers
dancing on sky fantasy floats that glide along the ceiling. Now the
new show has been changed to a hot and sexy theme. Dancers are wearing
eye-popping costume fashions from sexy designer dresses to bustier
tops. Latin costume styles created by Designs To Shin, are bringing a
high fashion style to the show featuring top name designers such as
DKNY, bebe and Victoria Secret. There are three different shows. The
bedroom-style performance features a 17 foot-long bed with high-energy
performers of seduction. The bath/spa-style show encompasses a glamorous
stage with sexy girls in towels. The modern-day club performance brings
the feeling of old
Hollywood glamour meets classic burlesque with accents of
rhinestones and feathers throughout. The lead female singer is Jennifer
Joseph, who has been a principal
vocalist in such Las
Vegas shows as Folies Bergere at the Tropicana and Legends in Concert at
the Imperial Palace. She has recorded and performed with Julio Iglesias
and Debbie Reynolds and won first place on the reality TV show The
Entertainer, starring Wayne Newton. After The Entertainer, she sang
with Newton in his stage show and for the past two years has opened for
Don Rickles. The lead male singer is Jaymes Vaughan. His good looks
have earned him interesting titles: "Sexiest Butt in Las Vegas" and one
of "Las Vegas' 20 Most Beautiful People." His performance in the adult
review Bareback and time with the Chippendales, Feel The Heat World Tour
as singer and lead Chippendale have earned him the reputation as one of
the sexiest new performers.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
SET TO PERFORM AT THE TROPICANA
The Tropicana has
announced a one-night-only performance by the legendary jazz-rock band
Blood, Sweat & Tears on Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Some of their
greatest hits include Spinning Wheel, And When I Die, and You've Made Me
So Very Happy. Tickets are $42.50 and $53.50, call 702-739-2411. There
have been many changes in the bands line-up over the years, but Blood,
Sweat & Tears always showcases the brightest talent. The band's
appearance at the Tropicana will include an alumni roster and the band's
founder, Steve Katz. The group has made several accomplishments and
received various awards over the years. They were the first band to have
three hit singles from the same record and the first band to combine
rock with jazz. The band also earned multiple gold albums and Grammy
Awards, including Album of The Year.
The Tropicana is also
offering a special $114.59 per person room and show package based on
double occupancy for Blood, Sweat & Tears. The package includes
two-night accommodations on June 27 and 28, plus two show tickets, call
1-800-462-8767 and mention promotion code IEMBST8.
'JUBILEE!' AT BALLY'S
REACHES MILESTONE WITH 16,000 PERFORMANCES
Broadway production totals roughly 8,650 performances; Jubilee! at
Bally's has almost doubled this number. With thousands of rhinestones
and hundreds of beautiful girls, Donn Arden's Jubilee! celebrated 16,000
performances last month. Since 1981, this show with rhinestone-clad
showgirls has graced the stage at Bally's and become one of the longest
running shows on the Las Vegas Strip.
Here's a couple fun
facts. There have been 8.3 million costume changes, 352,000 set changes
with 22 made per show, and 40.8 million finale steps taken by 85 dancers
walking down 30 steps per show.
OPENS AT MONTE CARLO
Light Group has unveiled its latest restaurant concept - one part
steakhouse and one part lounge - with the opening of BRAND Steakhouse at
Monte Carlo. Designed by Graft Lab, the firm behind FIX at Bellagio and
STACK at The Mirage, BRAND's open design features a 5,500-square-foot
dining room that seats 200 and an adjacent lounge. The dining room's
interior features a dramatically lit ceiling canopy that creates a
pixilated abstract cow-print pattern. A rich palette of earthy colors
and unique textures combined with soft lighting and subtle sound system
add to the cool ambience. BRAND's fluid design, features low-level
walls and retractable glass partitions from both the casino and inside
A menu highlight is
the Ultimate Steak: a mammoth 120-ounce beef porterhouse for six served
with choice of two house-made sauces and two sides.
MICHAEL BOLTON HEADLINES AT THE ORLEANS, JUNE 20-21
Singer Michael Bolton
has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, and won two
Grammys for Best Male Vocalist and six American Music Awards. He will
headline at The Orleans Showroom on June 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets
are priced from $69.95, call 702-365-7075. The diverse Bolton has sung
and recorded with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Ray Charles and
played guitar with B.B. King. A prolific songwriter, he has penned hit
songs for superstars including Barbra Streisand, KISS, Kenny G., Cher,
Peabo Bryson, Joe Cocker, and Marc Anthony. How Am I Supposed to Live
Without You, which Bolton co-wrote, became a Top 40 hit for Laura
Branigan and won him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal
Performance. Soul Provider, released in 1989, turned Bolton into a
superstar, and sold four million copies and spawning five Top 40
singles. Time, Love and enderness, was even more successful for Michael,
hitting No. 1, and selling six million copies.
In 2006, he released
Bolton Swings Sinatra, a 12-song tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes that included
a duet with fiancée, actress Nicolette Sheridan.
POOL DEBUTS AT THE RIO
The Brazilian style,
adult-only Sapphire Pool has debuted at the Rio. It's created by
Sapphire, known as the World's Largest Gentlemen's Club featuring more
than 6,000 entertainers.
The pool area has
seven fully-outfitted cabanas with personal host, TV, refrigerator and
plenty of eye candy. More than 12 circular navy blue and white daybeds
populate the area with and umbrella option. For reservations, call
702-777-7709. Navy blue-padded chase lounges linger adjacent to the
128,000 gallon sparkling lagoon surrounded by 15-foot high rock features
and lush foliage. You can relax in one of the two Jacuzzis or enjoy the
three cascading waterfall features.
The female DJ Madame
Malixa spins the latest Top 40, and hip-hop tunes throughout the day
creating a stylish hip club environment. The Sapphire Pool is open daily
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for the ladies is $10 and for the men
it's $20 on weekdays, $30 on weekends and $40 on holidays.
TICKETS FOR THE 2008
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ARE ON SALE
Tickets are on sale
now for the 2008 NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS, the league's
summer showcase in Las Vegas for top free agents and members of the 2008
Draft class. Tickets for all seats are $20 and children three and under
get in free, call 702-739-FANS or visit UNLVtickets.com. A complete
schedule of games will be released at a later date.
A total of 21 teams
will compete and feature 12 teams that appeared in this year's NBA
Playoffs, including the 2008 Western Conference Champion Los Angeles
Lakers. From July 11 - 20, a 55-game schedule will be played at the
Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the
University of Nevada Las Vegas.
RITA RUDNER AND
MARTIN BERGMAN DEBUT THEIR FIRST PLAY, 'ROOM 776'
comedy headliner Rita Rudner and husband Martin Bergman will debut their
new play Room 776 at The Little Theatre in Las Vegas located at 3920
Schiff Drive, June 13-29. The show's world premiere will run Thursday
through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 and $19,
call 702- 362-7996.
Room 776 is a comedy
based on two strangers who are double-booked in a Las Vegas hotel room
over a sold-out weekend. Neither will relinquish the room so they are
forced to share it.
As a Vegas resident,
Rudner is excited about working off the Strip and with the local arts
community. According to Rudner, she and her husband, Bergman have
written screenplays, novels, TV shows, letters and grocery lists, but
never a play. Bergman has directed the play with local talent that he
Bergman began his
career in theatre in England before directing films in America and
producing live shows around the world ranging from an ice show starring
Olympic champions Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean to a stadium tour by
the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. He produces Rudner's show in Las
CINEVEGAS FILM FESTIVAL HONORS SIX ACTORS
part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the CineVegas Film Festival
will honor six actors who have made significant artistic contributions
to film and the film industry. The Marquee Award will be given to
Anjelica Huston. Don Cheadle, Rosario Dawson, Viggo Mortsensen and Sam
Rockwell will each be honored with a Half-Life Award. The honorees will
participate in moderated conversations, which are open to the public, on
Friday, June 20 and 21. Additionally, James Caan will be honored with
the Festival's special Vegas Icon Award, sponsored by the Las Vegas
Convention and Visitors Authority, for delivering memorable performances
in films and shows set in Sin City. The awards will be given out on June
20 at the CineVegas Honorees Reception, to be held at the Planet
It's official now,
the remaining dates for the Toni Braxton: Revealed at the Flamingo have
been canceled to allow for Braxton to focus on her health. The
production show that began at the Flamingo in August 2006 was scheduled
to run through mid-August 2008.
country dance hall Dixie's Dam Country Bar is open at Hooters at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday-Saturday. On June 19, Gerry McCambridge "The Mentalist"
performing at Hooters will commemorate his one-year anniversary.
Magician Lance Burton
has returned to the stage at the Monte Carlo after a week off. His
family show runs strong all summer. After a recent appearance on David
Letterman's show, the talk show host remarked about Burton's talent by
saying, "He's just tremendous…very
Celebrity blogger and
self-proclaimed "Queen of all Media," Perez Hilton, will take over Blush
Boutique Nightclub inside Wynn for Freaky Friday on June 13. Perez,
whose namesake Web site www.PerezHilton.com is known as "Hollywood's
Most Hated Web Site," is the Internet's most notorious gossip columnist
with readers world-wide and more than 9.6 million unique Web site hits
each month. Miami native Hilton was named the No.1 Web Celeb for 2007
by Forbes Magazine and has recently been tapped as one of the 15 most
influential Hispanics in the United States by People in Espanol.
The Las Vegas Hilton
has opened this year's daily "Cool By The Pool" to the public featuring
two-for-one drinks from 4-8 p.m. live entertainment from 5:30-8 p.m.,
and daily drawings at 7 p.m. for show tickets, t-shirts, and big
Boxing will return to
the Las Vegas Hilton beginning July 8. Tuesday Night Boxing Live from
the Las Vegas Hilton will feature world-ranked contenders, former world
champions, and rising stars. Muaythai, literally Thai Boxing and also
known as "The Art of the Eight Limbs," will also return to the Hilton
Theater on July 26.
CHOCOLATE IS OFFICIAL CHOCOLATIER FOR CINEVEGAS 2008
Southern Nevada's hometown chocolate company, ethel's® has teamed
CineVegas to sponsor the 10th Anniversary of the local film festival.
To commemorate the occasion, ethel's® has created a limited-edition
chocolate to be distributed exclusively during the 10-day CineVegas
event from June 12-21.
During the month of
June, chocolate lovers can visit any local Ethel's location for 15
percent off a purchase of $30 or more and the chance to receive
discounted Ultra Exclusive CineVegas Party Access with a purchase. The
limit is one coupon per person, who is 21 years or older. Participants
must go to the Box Office at the Palms to purchase CineVegas Party
Tickets. An Ethel's receipt will need to be attached to the Party
Access coupon. The CineVegas Party Ticket will allow access to a
selected party through June 21 and the bearer to purchase up to two
Access Passes per coupon. Quantities will be limited and distributed on
a first-come, first-served basis.