COMEDIAN VINNIE FAVORITO
EXTENDS HIS STAY AT THE FLAMINGO
After continued success
performing in Las Vegas and at the Flamingo, comedian and celebrity roaster
Vinnie Favorito has announced that he will extend his run for an additional
three years. Favorito’s edgy, in-your-face attack style of comedy has made him
popular. Favorito never does the same show twice because he plays off audience
members who need to be prepared to take a turn in the hot seat and to be
insulted. Favorito performs inside the intimate 220-seat Bugsy’s Cabaret nightly
at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.95 and $39.95, call 702-733-3333.
‘ND’S FUEGO – THE EVOLULTION
OF NIGHTLIFE’ WILL LAUNCH AT THE RIO
“ND’s Fuego - The Evolution
of Nightlife” will debut a multi-faceted club experience beginning Feb.12 at the
Rio. “Fuego Raw Talent,” which closed Jan. 4 at the showroom at the Sahara, is
being reinvented to take over the circular showroom that accommodates up to
1,000 guests and was last used by Prince. Combining the elements of an
interactive production with live performances, “ND’s Fuego” will introduce new
nightlife in the form of a Latin-themed nightclub with a total sensory
experience. “Fuego” means fire, and ND, owner/director and creative force of
“ND’s Fuego,” says it stands for the passion in all of us.
will be integrated with performances by talented dancers and singers backed by
live music. Interludes with surreal characters, elaborate costumes, high-tech
digital imaging and guest performances from world-renowned DJs will embellish
the experience. For tickets, call 702-777-7776 or 888-746-7784. Club will be
open Thursday through Sunday at 10 p.m.
M RESORT UNVEILS ITS FOOD AND
The M Resort Spa Casino that
will be completed by March 1 on more than 90 acres of land on South Las Vegas
Boulevard recently unveiled the nine restaurants and five destination bars that
the resort will own and operate. Terrace dining will be an option at almost
every restaurant along with many unprecedented views of the Las Vegas Strip
through floor to ceiling windows.
The new restaurants will be:
the show kitchen buffet Studio B; the Italian Martinelli’s featuring selections
from the Marnell family recipe book and wines from the Marnell family private
label; Terzetto highlighting steak and seafood plus and Oyster Bar; Veloce Cibo
& Bar Veloce that will combine appetizers, entrees, sushi, sashimi and nigiri
plus desserts; the 24-hour, 1920’s Art-Deco inspired Red Cup Café; the Hostile
Grape Wine Cellar • Bar •Tasting Room; the European-inspired pastisserie Baby
Cakes bakery; Vig Deli; and the Mediterranean-style Piazza Grille.
The resort will feature 39
hotel rooms and suites, more than 92,000 square feet of gaming, more than 60,000
square feet of meeting and conference, retail outlets, a 14-screen digital movie
entertainment complex, and a spa and fitness center.
MOSAIC HEADLINES A CAPPELLA
AT THE HILTON
Mosaic, the six-man a
cappella group, will headline in an exclusive, 75-minute instrument-free
performance of “Mosaic in Concert” at the Las Vegas Hilton in the 1,635-seat
Theater on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Recently voted MTV’s Top Pop Group, Mosaic’s
memorable music experience includes all vocals group that blends elements of
pop, funk, jazz, hip-hop and opera. Mosaic is a unique vocal band that produces
every sound with the human voice - from the guitar riffs and funky bass lines,
to the ambient rhythms and the complex chord textures. Tickets are $29-$59,
with the $59 price including stage seating, a meet- and-greet after the show and
CD, call 702-732-5755 or 800-222-5361.
The group performs regularly
with comedian George Wallace at the Flamingo. The six-man vocal collaboration
was also the winner of CBS’ “The Early Show” search for The Next Great A
ARENA OFFERS ‘VALENTINE’S LOVE AFFAIR’ SHOW
The Orleans Arena will get
into the groove with an evening of R&B, soul and funk on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
when it welcomes Zapp, Rose Royce, Tierra and six other legendary 70’s and 80’s
bands during KLUC’s 3rd Annual Valentine’s Love Affair. Tickets are $30, $40,
$52 and $70, call 702-284-7777.
Formed in 1978 and perhaps
best known for its 1980 R&B hit “More Bounce to the Ounce,” Zapp was a source of
inspiration to West Coast hip-hop and G-funk. The group’s signature
hand-clapped, drum-beat-styled funk and use of the talk box led to its success
and hits such as “Computer Love,” “Slow and Easy” and “Doo Wa Ditty.”
Rose Royce is a Grammy
Award-winning soul, funk and disco band known for “Car Wash,” “Wishing On A
Star” and “I Wanna Get Next to You.” Audiences also know the music of Rose Royce
from its use in television shows and motion pictures, including “The Simpsons,”
“The Mod Squad,” “Money Talks” and “Airplane.”
Tierra combined rock, pop,
jazz, R&B and salsa to become the first Latino band to have four songs on the
national chart and two simultaneously in the Top 100. Named “Best R&B Vocal
Group” by four leading magazines, including Billboard, Tierra’s Latin R&B sound
is heard throughout classics such as “Together,” “Gonna Find Her” and “Zoot Suit
Six additional celebrated
acts will share the spotlight including: Sunny & The Sunliners; JoJo, original
lead singer of the Mary Jane Girls; The Temprees; Honey Cone; The Fuzz; and
BELLAGIO GALLERY OPENS
CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY EXHIBIT
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine
Art (BGFA) has debuted a new display, “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein,
Warhol & Friends,” that will run through Sept. 8. Organized in partnership with
the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the exhibition features important
paintings and sculpture by major contemporary artists with a focus on the 1960s
Among the masterworks on
display, there is Andy Warhol’s 1967 silkscreen “Flowers,” Ellsworth Kelly’s
1963 oil on canvas “Red Blue Green,” and Frank Stella’s 1967 acrylic on canvas
Open daily, admittance is $15
for general admission, $12 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students,
teachers and military, call 877-957-9777. Audio tours are included in the price
of admission and available in English and Spanish.
Located adjacent to the
gallery, The Gallery Store is a must stop offering limited edition works of art
as well as a wide selection of prints, books, stationery and unique gifts.
VILLAGE PLANS FIRST VILLAGE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas and Buckbean Brewing
Company, the largest production microbrewery in Nevada, will host the first
Village Beer Fest on Saturday, March 14, from 3 – 7 p.m. The festival will
showcase craft beers from around the United States that will be served along the
village’s cobblestone streets with waterfront views. Live music will be provided
by Las Vegas’ The Wedge Brothers.
Tickets for the festival are
available at the event for $20 per person, which includes an engraved
commemorative glass, with proceeds benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association
of Southern Nevada (MDA).
“Menopause the Musical” after
a long run in the Shimmer Cabaret at the Las Vegas Hilton will close there on
April 5, after the musical's roommate headliners The Scintas vacate on March 14.
The interactive dinner show,
“Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding” will close at the Rio on Jan. 31 and reopen on Feb. 6
in a ballroom at Planet Hollywood.
“Legends in Concert” keeps
changing the date when it is suppose to move from the Imperial Palace next door
to Harrah’s. The starting date is now Feb. 23.
singer-songwriter Merle Haggard will perform in the Access Showroom at the new
Aliante Station Casino on Feb. 6. Haggard’s popularity grew in 1969 when he
released three singles, “Workin’ Man Blues,” “Hungry Eyes” and “Okie from
Muskogee,” which all reached No. 1. Haggard returns to the stage to complete his
2008-2009 tour after recently beating lung cancer. Tickets are$39, $59 and $69.
Las Vegas’ biggest Oscar
night party will take place at Rain Nightclub in the Palms on Feb. 22.
Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, this Oscar night event is the only one in
Las Vegas to be sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The party begins at 4 p.m. with guests walking the red carpet. Dinner is served
during the telecast, which begins at 5:30 p.m. To register and learn more, call
702-987-3177 or visit www.secondbestoscarparty.com.
On Saturday, Feb. 14, reality
show sweethearts Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt will be the hosts of PURE
Nightclub’s Valentine’s Day soiree at Caesars Palace.
Yesteryear’s teen idol Bobby
Rydell, who starred in “Bye Bye Birdie” opposite Ann-Margret and had four Top 10
songs in 1960 alone, was recently married in a private room at the Bootlegger
Bistro. Rydell, 67, married the former Linda Hoffman. They were married by
Little White Chapel owner Charlotte Richards, who has also officiated at the
weddings of Frank Sinatra, Britney Spears and Bruce Willis.
CHUBBY CHECKER WILL GIVE
VALENTINE’S DAY A ‘TWIST’
Chubby Checker will perform
at the Silverton’s new $1 million, 13,000-square-foot Entertainment Pavilion on
Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, call
For his career start,
Checker, born Ernest Evans, did a private recording for Dick Clark of a yuletide
novelty tune entitled “Jingle Bells” with several impressions of top selling
recording stars. Clark sent the recording out as a Christmas greeting to
friends and associates and consequently Checker’s holiday tunes paved the way
for his first hit “The Class.”
In June 1959, Checker
recorded the hit single “The Twist” and introduced the world to a new dance
concept. Over the next few years, a string of hits followed and in
1961, Checker made record
industry history when his original hit “The Twist” re-entered the charts and
became No. 1 in January 1962.
Throughout his career,
Checker is the only artist to have five albums in the Top 12 at one time. His
latest single is “Limbo Rock Re-Mixes” and album is “The Original Master of the
Dance Hall Beat.”
BILLY ELMER SET TO APPEAR AT
THE RIVIERA COMEDY CLUB
Before going solo, Billy
Elmer, a nominee of an American Comedy Award, toured the comedy circuit with his
comedy troupe that he formed in college, Hazel’s Neighbors. Elmer, a regular at
the Riviera Comedy Club and the Tropicana’s Comedy Stop, has made numerous
television appearances. He’ll be appearing Feb. 9-15 with fellow comedians Mike
Merryfield and Jeff Wozer. Tickets are $24.99 for the 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
nightly shows, call 702-794-9433.
PAULA POUNDSTONE WILL KEEP
PEOPLE LAUGHING AT BOULDER STATION
Paula Poundstone will make an appearance on Feb. 6 at Boulder Station in The
Railhead at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23, $28, $33 and $38.
Poundstone performed in
several televised comedy specials for HBO, including “Cats, Cops, and Stuff,”
which made her the first woman to ever receive the Cable ACE award for best
stand-up comedy special. She also starred in a self-titled talk show series for
HBO and “Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard.” Other TV credits were “The Paula
Poundstone Show” on ABC and “Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In” on
the Bravo network. In 2006, Poundstone released her first book, “There’s Nothing
in This Book That I Meant to Say.” Recently, she released her first comedy
album, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Maine.”
IMPRESSIONIST BOB ANDERSON
WILL PERFORM AT THE CANNERY
Bob Anderson, called “the
best singing impressionist in America” by “People Magazine,” will be taking the
stage at the Cannery in North Las Vegas with music, impressions, comedy and
entertainment on Feb. 13 and 14. Admission is $10 at the door. Anderson has
appeared on more than 100 national TV shows including the “Late Show with David
Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” He was inducted into the
Casino Legends Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2002.