By Jerry Fink
Las Vegas Tribune
Respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter Bonnie Raitt will perform at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on February 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49, plus additional service fees. For special benefit seating, please visit www.guacfund.org.
With the release of her nineteenth album, “Slipstream,” Bonnie Raitt is starting anew. The album marks her return to studio recording after seven years; it’s coming out as the launch of her own label, Redwing Records; and it delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career, thanks in part to some experimental sessions with celebrated producer Joe Henry.
More than just a best-selling artist, Raitt has become an institution in American music. For more than four decades, Raitt has been releasing moving, thought-provoking music with her unique signature style, picking up many awards, accolades and honors along the way.
The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is now on Twitter. Follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.
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“The Gambler” Kenny Rogers to perform at Texas Station
Fresh off the heels of his New York Times best-selling autobiography “Luck or Something Like it – A Memoir,” the legendary Kenny Rogers is returning to Las Vegas with a performance at the Dallas Events Center inside Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $29, $39, $49 and $59 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.sclv.com/concertsor through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 orwww.ticketmaster.com. For complete tour details, visit www.kennyrogers.com.
Kenny Rogers, a beloved, universally-known icon of American entertainment, has thrived as a groundbreaking recording artist and consummate showman for more than half a century with his unique storytelling ability and soulful voice. He has recorded more than 65 albums, which have sold more than 120 million units worldwide, ranking him #8 on the R.I.A.A.’s list of “Top Selling Male Artists” of all time, and has played to millions of fans around the world. Against all odds, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. A three-time Grammy winner, he is the singer of 24 #1 songs and has received countless honors for his music and charity work, including 18 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards and the Horatio Alger Award.
Rogers’*critically acclaimed album,“The Love of God,” was released in 2011 and became his 21st Top-10 Country album. In 2012, Rogers released his first autobiography, which quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. He is currently working on a new studio album for Warner Bros. Records with producer Dann Huff.
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PHIL VASSAR TO PERFORM AT VEIL PAVILION AT SILVERTON
Country singer Phil Vassar takes the stage at Veil Pavilion inside Silverton Casino Hotel on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
Contemporary country singer Phil Vassar made his name as a chart-topping songwriter before landing a record deal and becoming a hit-making artist in his own right. Honored as ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year, Vassar released his self titled debut album in 2000 and featured #1 Country Music song “Just Another Day In Paradise.” A string of country hits throughout the decade brings fans to his latest release “Don’t Miss Your Life,” playing currently on country radio. It is a return to the soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can.
Tickets are $25 General Admission, $40 VIP seating, $65 VIP seating with Meet & Greet.
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NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDING PACKAGE
Brides and Grooms Can Say “I Do”with an Unforgettable “Walk-Thru” Wedding in the Iconic Neon Boneyard Feb. 14, 2013.
Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world and Valentine’s Day is its busiest day. For the first time, brides and grooms seeking a memorable setting for their nuptials can select a special Valentine’s Day wedding package at the newly opened Neon Museum
For a special package price of $777, couples and up to four guests will enjoy
— Wedding ceremony in the incomparably picturesque Neon Boneyard, the largest collection of rescued neon signs in the world
—Romantic 30-minute “walk-thru” in the Boneyard, where the wedding party may explore the more than 150 signs on display as well have their photograph taken in front of the museum’s popular and whimsical vintage “Wedding Info” sign
— Champagne toast and wedding cupcakes for the bride, groom and their guests
— Commemorative T-shirts for the couple
—Complete professional photography including three photo stations: ceremony, “Wedding Info” sign, Champagne toast, Fresh red rose bouquet (half dozen) and boutonniere
The entire Neon Museum Valentine’s wedding package experience will take 45 minutes to 1 hour from the time of the wedding party’s arrival to completion. In addition, guests who purchase the Neon Museum’s Valentine’s Day package will receive 25 percent off room rates at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas’ exciting downtown district (promotional booking code will be made available to guests upon making their Neon Museum Valentine’s wedding package reservation).
Space for this package is extremely limited. To make reservations for Valentine’s Day, or for any other day of the year, email Events Coordinator Cynthia Behr Warso at email@example.com or call (702) 387-6366.
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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts MARCH LISTINGS
The Smith Center, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Free to the public.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours of the world-class campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. highlighting its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to 20 patrons per tour. To register for a tour, please visitwww.TheSmithCenter.com.
March Show Listings
WEST SIDE STORY, Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 26-March 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $24.
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back on stage and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, “WEST SIDE STORY” soars as the greatest love story of all time. “WEST SIDE STORY” remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of “WEST SIDE STORY” recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
New York City Ballet MOVES, Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $26.
After more than 60 years of excellence, the New York City Ballet has hand-selected their finest dancers and crafted a spectacular program titled MOVES. MOVES features works from some of the most beloved choreographers of our time including George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $26.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is comprised of 15 of the finest soloists and ensemble players in jazz. Widely regarded as the “finest big band in the world today” by the Daily Telegraph, this remarkably versatile group celebrates jazz’s large-ensemble tradition by performing a vast repertoire of masterpieces, as well as original works and arrangements.
Las Vegas Philharmonic – Pops IV –Lights, Camera, the Oscars! Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m., Pre-concert conversation at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices start at $46.
Take a walk on the red carpet for an unforgettable night of Oscar-winning songs and music from Academy AwardÆ-winning films “Gone with the Wind,” “Rocky,” “Chariots of Fire,” “The King and I” and“The Wizard of Oz.” Teri Dale Hansen and Nat Chandler, stars of the Broadway and operatic stages, lend their vocal stylings to beloved songs such as “A Whole New World” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.” The Las Vegas Philharmonic will also pay special tribute to Las Vegas Philharmonic honorary board member, composer John Williams, whose movie music conjures images of a man-eating shark, the halls of Harry Potter’s magical world and a galaxy far, far away.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $24.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, “SHREK THE MUSICAL” brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life onstage. “SHREK THE MUSICAL” features a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy.
An Evening with Burt Bacharach, Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $26.
One of the greatest innovators and legends of American popular music, Burt Bacharach has written 48 Top 10 hits, nine number one songs and more than 500 compositions that helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Now the three-time Academy Award winner and eight-time Grammy winner will perform with his band of three singers and seven musicians his most beloved hits, from “Alfie” to “Walk on By.”
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck Duet, Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $26.
The two master songwriters, musicians and band leaders take the stage to meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album “The Enchantment!” This will be a casual, intimate evening filled with jazz, pop, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel.
Clint Holmes, Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35.
A master entertainer, Clint Holmes never performs the same show twice. Instead, he features a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music every single night, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway. Showcasing the greatest songwriters from around the world, he creates a spellbinding evening of music that’s both LIVE and alive.
An Evening with Bruce Cockburn, Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35.
Performing for the first time ever in Las Vegas, Cockburn will perform songs from his 31st album, “Small Source of Comfort.” Primarily acoustic yet rhythmically savvy, Cockburn’s performance will blend folk, blues, jazz and rock and will feature compositions from his world travels and experiences.
SFJAZZ Collective – “The Music of Chick Corea,” Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $39.
As soloists, composers and bandleaders, they represent what’s happening now in jazz. These exceptional artists come together in the name of jazz as a constantly evolving, quintessentially modern art form. “The Music of Chick Corea” will include rearrangements of work from modern music master, Chick Corea, plus all-new original compositions, commissioned exclusively for this ensemble by SFJAZZ.
An Evening with Faith Prince & Jason Graae, Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $39.
“The Prince and the Showboy” unites Tony Award winner Faith Prince and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner Jason Graae in a delightful evening of song. Veterans of 13 Broadway shows between them, this pair takes to the concert stage singing their most requested and memorable Broadway numbers. The show features a heartfelt tribute to Broadway legend Jerry Herman, who has been a significant influence on each of them, both personally and professionally.
Troesh Studio Theater
Letters Home, Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at 3 and 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $27.
Troesh Studio Theater
Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home. The play without politicizing gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. The initial production was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Outstanding New Play.”
The Doo Wop Project, Saturday, March 9 at 5 and 8 p.m. Ticket prices start at $39.
Troesh Studio Theater
The Doo Wop Project is a night of singing and storytelling from the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway smash, “Jersey Boys.” Patrons will hear about their upbringings and their life in show business while enjoying Doo Wop classics such as “Gloria” and “I Only Have Eyes For You” along with recent hits by Amy Winehouse and Jason Mraz.
Willie K, Sunday, March 10 at 3 and 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $32.
Troesh Studio Theater
Revered as “a Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix”by Honolulu Weekly. From sweet Island sounds to hard-driving Blues, enchanting Opera and Hawaiian contemporary to incendiary Rock, a Willie K performance is an adventurous roller coaster ride of music and comedy. His jaw-dropping performances on guitar, ukulele and vocals continue to wow audiences the world over.
Nevada Ballet Theatre, The Studio Series: Extending Boundaries
Tuesday, March 19-Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 24 at 1 and 5 p.m. Ticket prices start at $28.
Troesh Studio Theater
This is power and passion up close and personal, an intimate series that challenges dancers to push their creativity to new bounds. Performed in a black box setting with minimal production elements, this fan-favorite series removes all obstacles and lets guests truly experience dance in its purest, most perfect form.