Due to the recent early morning shooting incident that occurred along Las Vegas Boulevard, tonight’s celebratory arrival event for Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner CeeLo Green has been postponed. Planet Hollywood and CeeLo extend sincerest sympathies to those impacted by today’s incident. A new date for the arrival ceremony is being scheduled. CeeLo will open his stage spectacular “CeeLo Green is LOBERACE” next Wednesday, Feb. 27.
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CELEBRATED OPENING NIGHT FEB. 19
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened at Harrah’s Las Vegas Feb. 19 to an enthusiastic, full house in the Harrah’s Showroom. The smash-hit production is inspired by extraordinary true story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
The performance had the crowd movin’ and shakin’ as the cast rocked out to nostalgic hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
The talented cast includes Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley, Marc D. Donovan as Sam Phillips, and Felice Garcia as Dyanne, Mikey Hachey as Jay Perkins (Bass Player) and Jim Belk as Fluke (Drummer). Director Eric Schaeffer, Musical Director Chuck Mead, and Author Colin Escott were also in the showroom supporting the cast.
Notable names in attendance opening night included Holly Madison, Claire Sinclair (2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX Rider and MTV Tr3s Personality), Rita Rudner (Comedienne), Orel Hershiser (MLB Hall of Famer), Jabbawockeez (World Famous Dance Crew), and Chef Carla Pellegrino (Owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot).
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BOYZ II MEN BRING ‘MOTOWN PHILLY’ STYLE TO THE MIRAGE
Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men announced today it will begin an extended residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino beginning March 1, 2013. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, will perform 78 shows in the Terry Fator Theatre on select weekend dates March 1, 2013 thru December 29, 2013.
“We’ve been dreaming of this day since we performed an extended holiday show two years ago in Las Vegas,” said Nathan Morris, founding member of Boyz II Men. “We’re thrilled to start 2013 with this amazing announcement and want to thank The Mirage and everyone who has made this dream a reality for us. We can’t wait to take the stage in March and be a part of the Las Vegas community.
Joe Mulvihill, manager of Boyz II Men, will join forces with Las Vegas producer Adam Steck of SPI Entertainment to produce the upcoming residency at The Mirage. “We’re delighted to have the guys just where they belong in the Entertainment Capital of the World – Las Vegas – for this exciting step in their career,” added Mulvihill.
Formed in 1990, Boyz II Men holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide. The group redefined popular R&B with its smooth harmonies and timeless themes delivered through a multi-octave sound and incredible vocal styling. Shows at The Mirage will be highlighted by the trio’s performance of hits including “Motownphilly” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” as well as introduce surprises in the new show.
Franz Kallao, vice president of hotel operations at The Mirage, said, “All of us at The Mirage are excited to welcome Boyz II Men to our resort, giving guests the opportunity to experience one of the best R&B groups in the music industry. Boyz II Men will be a wonderful complement to our renowned entertainment lineup.”
Tickets priced at $39.99, $49.99 and $59.99, not including tax and service fees, are now on sale and can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, online at mirage.com or ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777. Visit mirage.com for an official schedule of dates and show times.
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SILVERTON ANNOUNCES MARCH ENTERTAINMENT
Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for great music, delicious food and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Please find a list below of the upcoming headliners at Silverton Casino Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at Silverton Casino Hotel, by calling 702-263-7777 or by going to www.silvertoncasino.com.
Dates: Fridays in March
Time: 6 p.m. Doors; 7 p.m. Show
Admission Cost: FREE
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: Every Friday night Silverton guests can have an amazing time dancing the night away to the greatest “old school” jams for free starting at 7 p.m. Immediately following the concert, the party doesn’t end, DJ R.O.B. will keep the music pumping and the fun won’t stop until late! Each week a new band will be featured inside Veil Pavilion. On March 1, Mocca will move the crowd playing their signature funky sounds, where great times are certainly encouraged. Andrey Seville will play on March 8 and In-A-Fect will be rocking on March 15. On March 22, Cat Daddy is supplying the tunes to dance. Veil Pavilion welcomes back Rhythm Nation on March 29. Drink specials and bottle service are available. 21 or older to enter
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 6 p.m. Doors; 7 p.m. Show
Admission Cost: $25 General Admission
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: Country/pop singer Juice Newton takes the stage at Veil Pavilion inside Silverton Casino Hotel on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Grammy winning recording artist Juice Newton has been on the charts since the 1970s. Newton’s music is based in country/folk, but has tremendous crossover appeal as demonstrated in massive hits including “Angel Of The Morning,” “Queen Of Hearts” and “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known).” Selling more than 15 million records worldwide, Newton’s timeless catalog of hits are a testament to her true musicianship and talent.
Spurs & Spades Party Pit
Date: Every Friday and Saturday
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Casino Floor
Info: Beginning at 7 p.m. the Spurs & Spades Party Pit is rocking with country and pop hits all night long with food and drink specials along with model dealers, table games and other exciting entertainment! The Party Pit is the certain to be the place to win big and party just as big.
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“THE PHAT PACK” IS RETURNING TO THE PLAZA
THE PHAT PACK, a new hit musical show in Las Vegas, has announced their return to the showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
The show is set to re-open on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 after a 10 week layoff. THE PHAT PACK, which opened in November 2012 to rave reviews, closed down on January 1st, 2013 for showroom renovations.
“We are excited to be back at the Plaza, in this classic showroom that is just perfect for our show!” said Bruce Ewing, one of the three PHAT PACK singers.
THE PHAT PACK’s new schedule will be Wednesday through Sundays at 5 PM. (Box Office will open in early March) For more information, please visit the website www.PhatPackShow.com.
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REALITY STAR COCO SIGNS EXTENSION TO REMAIN IN PEEPSHOW
Las Vegas’ only striptease spectacular, PEEPSHOW at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is proud to announce that E!’s “Ice Loves Coco” reality star, business entrepreneur and glamour/fitness model, Coco Austin has signed a four-month contract extension to continue her headlining role as “Bo Peep” in PEEPSHOW through July 28.
Coco took on the “Bo Peep” role in December, quickly receiving praise from both fans and critics for her sizzling stage presence and dancing ability. “Coco Austin shines as the new star of Peepshow in Vegas,” said Caroline Fontein, writer for Vegas.com. Named one of the “13 to Watch in 2013” by Las Vegas Weekly, Coco continues to captivate audiences with her charming, seductive performance as a modern-day showgirl.
“I am beyond thrilled to continue performing in PEEPSHOW,” said Coco. “This has been an amazing new chapter in my life, and I am excited to continue with the cast for another four months.”
Coco is currently starring with her husband Ice-T in their own popular reality TV series on E!, “Ice Loves Coco,” currently in its third season. Adding to her growing list of achievements, Coco is also an actress, with credit in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; an accomplished author with the 2011 release of her fictional novel, Angel; and a fashion designer, launching her own clothing line last year, ‘Licious’ designed for modern and curvy women.
Combining the Las Vegas staple – topless burlesque – and celebrity power, PEEPSHOW presents a highly stylized and intricately choreographed show unlike any other in Las Vegas. In its fourth year, critics have hailed PEEPSHOW as “Uber-sexy!” and “The sexiest show on the planet!” Voted “Best Showgirls” by Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards 2011, PEEPSHOW delivers tantalizing fun, taking audiences through a glamorous enchanted adult playground.
Conceived and created by Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and produced by Las Vegas entertainment pacesetter BASE Entertainment (Rock of Ages, Absinthe, JERSEY BOYS), PEEPSHOW is a perfectly naughty night out for men, women and couples!
PEEPSHOW performs Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., with no show on Wednesday. Specific performance information and ticketing for PEEPSHOW is available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting online at Ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call 702-853-5950 / 866-633-0195 or Groups@BASEentertainment.com. For more information please visit www.LasVegasPeepshow.com.
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SINGER/SONGWRITER WHITE BUFFALO AT HARD ROCK CAFE MARCH 2
Singer/Songwriter The White Buffalo comes to Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip Saturday, March 2. Special guest Jack Evan Johnson, frontman for local Vegas favorites DUDE CITY, will open the show.
Jake Smith’s “White Buffalo” consists of Matt Lynott on drums and Tommy Andrews on bass. Alone or with his band, The White Buffalo incorporates blues, old time country, folk and rock into a stripped down unmistakable sound.
The White Buffalo is a reference to a big powerful kind of American Symbol, which is a perfect moniker for Jake. Everything about him is big, from his physical size to his amazing vocal range. The White Buffalo represents an authentic homage to hard life on the road, when artists truly lived what they sang about.
WHEN: Saturday, March 2; 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Cafe Box Office or at ticketweb.com.
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PUNK BAND, THE ADICTS, AT HARD ROCK CAFE MARCH 15
Punk rock greats, The Adicts, come to Hard Rock Cafe with special guests on Friday, March 15.
The Adicts are one of the most easily recognizable punk bands of all time. Formed in the mid-70’s in England, the band quickly became known for their live performances and distinctive A Clockwork Orange influenced image. Their flamboyant appearance and high energy, up-tempo music and light-hearted lyrics helped set The Adicts apart from the rest of the genre.
WHEN: Friday, March 15; 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale now and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip or at ticketweb.com. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 day of show.
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LEGENDARY RHYTHM GUITARIST BOB WEIR TO PERFORM SOLO
Guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir will perform an exciting solo, acoustic show at The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42, plus additional service fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 25 at noon.
For nearly 50 years, Bob Weir has been known for being the most distinctive rhythm guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll. Influenced by hard bop pianist McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane and Igor Stravinsky, Weir has brought unusual depth and a new approach to the role of rhythm guitar expression over the years.
At age 17, Weir became the co-founder, guitarist and vocalist of the improvisational jam band Grateful Dead. The band enjoyed a 30-year career with songs written by Weir, including “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia” and “Cassidy.” Weir also found success apart from the group, releasing his first solo album Ace in 1972 and playing in a number of other bands such as Kingfish, Bob Weir Band, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, RatDog and Furthur. In 1994, Weir and his band mates of Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2007 they were honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.
Jerry Fink is an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper and writes a weekly column. To contact Jerry Fink, email him at jfink@ lasvegastribune.com.