EARTH, WIND & FIRE AND
CHICAGO CREATE PROMOTION FOR FOOD BANKS
Music legends Earth, Wind &
Fire and Chicago will co-headline a show at The Joint at Hard Rock on Saturday,
July 25. Meanwhile, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire have announced that they will
raise money for local food banks nationwide on their 30-city national
co-headlining summer concert tour that begins on June 5. The “Three songs for
Three cans or Three dollars” donation promotion will be monitored by World
Hunger Year, Inc. (WHY). In exchange for cans or donations, fans will be given
a download card to access three new songs recorded earlier this year.
TROPICANA WILL HOST ‘THE
VOICE’ TONY PACE
The Tropicana will present
the music and lampoon satire of Tony Pace on Saturday, June 20 in the Tiffany
Theater. Tickets start at $35, call 702-739-2411.
Fast and improvisational,
multi-talented Pace, who has a theater background, has a four-octave range and a
keen sense of comedy spoofs. Pace showcases his abilities during every
fast-paced parody performance that is complete with audience participation,
singing, dancing, costumes, comedy, musical instruments and more.
VOCAL SOUP DEBUTS AT SUNCOAST
Long-time friends and highly
accomplished performers Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, Domenick Allen and Martin
Nievera will combine their talents onstage for the first time in “Vocal Soup” at
the Suncoast Showroom, June 19, 20 and 21. Tickets start from $29.95 for the 8
p.m. shows, call 702-636-7075.
The 90-minute showcase of
solo performances, duets and group numbers will feature a variety of musical
genres including the title song “Vocal Soup.” In addition, special guest Vincent
Falcone -- pianist and conductor for Frank Sinatra -- will perform and conduct
during a segment of the show dedicated to the music of “Ol’ Blue Eyes.”
Holmes enjoyed a six-year run
headlining his own show at Harrah’s. His Top 10 hit was “Playground In My Mind
(My Name Is Michael).”
Anton achieved fame on
Broadway, the big screen and in numerous television shows. She spent more than
five years as special guest star with the “Great Radio City Music Hall
Spectacular” and renowned Rockettes at the Flamingo Hilton.
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Allen is
a former member of the multi-platinum rock group Foreigner. Professional actor,
singer and musician, Allen toured the world for four years with Liberace,
co-starred with Helen Reddy in the musical “Blood Brothers” on Broadway, and was
a regular on the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”
Recording and television star
Nievera has 15 gold hits in Asia and is regarded as “The Concert King” and a
heartthrob in his native Philippines. He has performed at the Golden Nugget and
other Las Vegas venues.
GRAMMY WINNER STEVE TYRELL
SET TO PERFORM AT GOLDEN NUGGET
Grammy Award-winning vocalist
Steve Tyrell will perform at the Golden Nugget downtown, June 12-15, in the
Gordie Brown Showroom. Tickets for his 7:30 p.m. shows start at $29.95, call
With his breakthrough
performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Tyrell
reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience.
In September, his voice will be featured over the end title of Steve
Soderbergh’s next film “The Informant” singing a new song written for the movie
by Academy Award Winners Alan and Marylin Bergman along with Marvin Hamlisch
ELECTRA JOINS MGM GRAND’S
‘CRAZY HORSE PARIS’ FOR A WEEK
Sex symbol Carmen Electra
will perform in the MGM Grand’s “Crazy Horse Paris” for a week-long, guest-star
engagement July 8-13. Following Dita Von Teese, Electra will be the second
celebrity to perform with the ensemble. She will showcase her dance ability in
three acts: a lesson on eroticism; a performance entitled “Chain Gang;” and an
ensemble number. Tickets for her special performances are $75 and $125 for VIP,
Prince discovered Electra
when she was 18 and her fame escalated with a role in the television series
“Baywatch,” as the co-host of MTV’s “Singled Out,” and most recently in movies
such as “Meet the Spartans,” “Epic Movie” and “Scary Movie.”
DURAN DURAN WILL PERFORM AT
THE PALMS ON JULY 10
One of the most popular
“British Invasion” bands of the ’80s, Duran Duran, will take the stage at The
Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms on Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m. as part of
limited run dates along the West Coast. Tickets are $79, $104 and $154, call
Duran Duran was founded in
the United Kingdom in 1978 by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor. They named themselves
after the villain Dr. Durand Durand from the science fiction film “Barbarella.”
Over the years Duran Duran underwent several lineup changes; however, never
disbanded entirely. Today’s lineup includes Rhodes and Taylor as well as Simon
Le Bon and Roger Taylor.
The band released their first
album, “Duran Duran,” in 1981 and followed shortly with their hit single “Girls
on Film,” which went to No. 5 on the UK charts. This single’s video attracted
attention for featuring explicit scenes with topless women. It was ban from the
BBC and heavily edited by MTV.
“Rio” released in 1982 landed
at No. 6 on the U.S. charts for 129 weeks and later in 2003 was listed as 65 in
the New Musical Express 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Most recently in 2007, they
released “Red Carpet Massacre,” their 12th studio album that sold more than
29,000 copies in the first week.
BROADWAY LEGEND PATTI LUPONE
DEBUTS NEW ONE-WOMAN SHOW
her year-long run in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit “Gypsy,”
singer-actress Patti LuPone will debut her new, one-woman show “The Gypsy In My
Soul” on June 20 and 21 at The Orleans Showroom. Tickets start from $29.95, call
In the show, LuPone will
perform songs that have long been associated with her four-decade Broadway
career, as well as some of her personal pop favorites. In between musical
numbers, she will share backstage stories and personal reflections from her
LuPone has appeared in nearly
30 Broadway productions and several feature films including “Driving Miss
Daisy,” “State and Main” and “Summer of Sam.” On television, LuPone is best
known for her role as Libby Thatcher in the 1990s show “Life Goes On.”
ABBACADABRA BRINGS ABBA MUSIC
TO THE HILTON
The music of ABBA will return
to Las Vegas with performances by ABBACADABRA, the ultimate ABBA concert tribute
show, in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater, June
12-14. Tickets are $19.95,
$29.95, $39.95 and $49.95, call 800-222-5361.
ABBACADABRA has become an
entertainment sensation in its own right since it debuted at the Eldorado Resort
and Casino in Reno on New Year’s Eve 2004. While the group has performed
corporate shows in Las Vegas, the Hilton’s showroom marks the group’s first
Vegas public appearance.
MINUS 5 EXPERIENCE HOLDS A
Minus 5 Experience at
Mandalay Place, the first permanent ice lounge in the United States, is
offering cool relief to the first person who correctly predicts the day the
temperature reaches 105 degrees in Las Vegas. To enter the 105º at Minus 5
contest, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will receive a prize
pack for five with complimentary VIP entry to Minus 5 Experience, including faux
fur parkas and cocktails, dinner for five at Rick Moonen’s rm seafood restaurant
and a table with bottle service at MIX Lounge.
WAX FIGURE OF MAGICIAN CRISS
ANGEL UNVEILED AT MADAME TUSSAUDS
A wax figure of magician
Criss Angel, who headlines his “Believe” show at the Luxor, has been unveiled at
Madame Tussauds, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary as an attraction on
the Strip. Angel joins an all-star lineup of figures, which most recently
includes Snoop Dogg, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Barack Obama.
Angel stars in his own hit
television show, “MINDFREAK,” which airs on cable network A&E and will soon tape
its 100th episode, is the author of a best-selling book, titled “Criss Angel
MINDFREAK: Secret Revelations,” and is the only five-time winner of the
prestigious MERLIN, “Magician of the Year” Award.
COMEDY CLUB HIGHLIGHTS BILLY GARAN AND MARK SWEET
Garan will headline the Riviera Comedy Club with Laurie Kilmartin and Rob
Sherwood, June 15-21, followed by Mark Sweet and John Pate, June 22-28. Tickets
for the 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. shows are $24.99, call 702-794-9433.
Garan’s list of impressions
is demonstrated in his “Hollywood High” routine where he plays all the
characters in a classroom of celebrity students, ranging from Truman Capote to
Sylvester Stallone. In addition to television appearances, Garan has opened for
Robert Klein, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedian, magician and
hypnotist Sweet has appeared on television and warmed up audiences for “Coach,”
“Roseanne,” and “Cheers.” He served as the hypnotic consultant for David Ogden
Stiers’ character in the Woody Allen film, “Curse of the Jade Scorpion.” For the
past 25 years, Sweet has toured the country as Willy Wonka for the Willy Wonka
Candy Company and created and hosted “Willy Wonka’s Secrets of Magic” on DVD.
Pate has been the head writer
for TNN’s “Laff TV” as well as their highest rated show “Country Kitchen.”
VEGAS CLUB AND PLAZA TAKE A
PSYCHEDELIC TRIP BACK IN TIME
This summer downtown’s Vegas
Club and Plaza Hotel are taking a psychedelic trip back in time 40 years as part
of the Fremont Street Experience’s “Summer of 69: Vegas or Bust” celebration.
In addition to transforming the properties with 60s-themed décor, music,
employee uniforms and merchandise, the hotels are hosting several promotions and
The Vegas Club is introducing
Las Vegas’ first and only balloon exhibit through Labor Day weekend. Each
month, the free exhibit has a different theme: May/June “Peace Out;” July “Race
to the Moon;” and August to the end “Bug Mania.” In addition, the Vegas Club is
having a replicated backdrop of a 60s VW Hippie Van for photo opportunities
The Plaza through Sept. 7 is
nearly doubling the 52 number or less bingo super coverall payout to $19,690
every session, every day.
Both resorts are offering $2
drink specials and $1.75 Coors Light Draft and $69 hotel packages for three
nights in a standard room based on double occupancy through Aug. 31.
Larry Hart’s “Praise,” which
debuted at the South Point on March 29, is booked again on Sundays, July 12 and
Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.
American Superstars afternoon show at the Stratosphere Casino has re-introduced
a Britney Spears tribute with Abby Galloway filling the role and doing a six
-song set. Other artist tributes in the show feature Elvis, Christina Aguilera,
Tim McGraw, and Michael Jackson along with a band and dancers.
The Village at Lake Las Vegas
will start weekly “Movies al Fresco” on Thursday, June 4. Movie nights are free
and shown on the lawn at 8 p.m. The movie lineup is: “Marley & Me” June 4;
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” June 11; “Beverly Hills
Chihuahua” June 18; “Twilight” June 25; “Ironman” July 2; “Mamma Mia” July 9;
“The Water Horse” July 16; “Journey to the Center of the Earth” July 23;
“Breakin” July 30; “Shrek 3” Aug. 6; “Ink Heart” Aug. 13; and “Bolt” Aug. 20.
In celebration of its 20th
anniversary, The Mirage, which opened on Nov. 22, 1989, is partnering with
Walters Golf to offer guests a “stay and play” package through the end of the
year. The package allows guests to receive a 20-percent discount when booking a
minimum three-night stay at The Mirage and earn up to 40-percent off green fees
at one of three courses in town: Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and
Desert Pines Golf Club; call 866-838-3387.
The Firefighters of Southern
Nevada Burn Foundation will host the 10th Annual Fire & Rain Firefighter
Bachelor Auction on Saturday, June 6 at RAIN Nightclub at the Palms. Tickets to
this event auctioning 18 eligible bachelors are $40 for ladies and $80 for men,