Recently welcomed to Las Vegas by riding down the famed Las Vegas Strip with a flaming piano surrounded by dancing showgirls, CeeLo Green has proven that he is ready to take on the “Bright Lights” of Las Vegas. The mega superstar is now in the midst of his highly-anticipated two-month residency, “CeeLo Green is LOBERACE,” at Planet Hollywood.
“CeeLo Green is LOBERACE” is an electrifying, musical journey into the colorful world of CeeLo’s brainchild, “LOBERACE.”
Visually, the production captures CeeLo’s flamboyant sense of style and over-the-top creativity, paired with brilliant 3-D graphics and surprise appearances throughout the show. There’s magic, 10 amazingly talented (and flexible) female dancers that are sure to make you blush, and a larger-than-life wardrobe and impressive stage design that out-glams and out-clevers anything you’ve seen from the international Lady Killer to date.
One hit after another, CeeLo takes the stage with non-stop high energy to perform powerful covers of music that inspires him, from Rod Stewart to INXS, as well as hits of his own, including “Bright Lights,” “Crazy” and “Forget You.” The 90-minute show – or dance-party – is guaranteed to get you on your feet and is the perfect pre-party for a night out in Vegas.
Tickets for the following performances are on-sale now:
Wednesday-Saturday, March 27, 28, 29, 30
Wednesday-Saturday, April 3, 4, 5, 6
Wednesday-Saturday, April 10, 11, 12, 13
(Wednesday shows start at 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday shows start at 11 p.m. Saturday shows start at midnight).
Tickets range in price from $49.50 to $149.50 for table seating. Ticket prices do not include tax and fees. For tickets, visit the Planet Hollywood Box Office, call 800-745-3000 or visit the website www.ticketmaster.com.
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Tickets to “Billy Elliot the Musical” at The Smith Center Now On Sale
“Billy Elliot the Musical” will be The Smith Center for the Performing Arts May 14 – 19.
Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, “Billy Elliot the Musical” has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.
The show is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction by Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch. Touring production direction is by Justin Martin and choreography is by Kathryn Dunn.
Additional information about “Billy Elliot the Musical” is available at www.BillyElliotTour.com.
Tickets are on sale March 22 at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.
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Riviera’s Nationwide Search for Next Strip Comic Headliner Reaches Semifinals
First four semifinalists from 226 submissions take the stage Saturday, Mar. 23, at 10 p.m.
The Riviera Casino & Hotel’s search for its next comic headliner has reached the semifinal level as 16 people from around the country have been selected out of 226 entries to compete in four events. All comedians, both amateur and professional, were asked to submit a 3-5 minute video with the winner earning a one-week headlining gig at the iconic Riviera Comedy Club.
Four comedians performed on Mar. 23. Four more will perform each night March 30, Apr. 6 and 13 at 10 p.m. One winner from each semifinal will compete in the finale on Saturday, Apr. 20, to coincide with the 58th Anniversary of the opening of the Riviera Casino & Hotel. All of these competitions are open to the public and free to attend.
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April First Friday Las Vegas “The Rite of Spring”
First Friday Las Vegas arts and culture festival continues to evolve and draw huge crowds from around the valley and beyond for a night of art, music, food and more. First Friday recently celebrated 10 years of art and community, and this month’s event on Friday, April 5 celebrates Vegas’ beautiful spring weather and performance art on the streets of downtown.
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LV CORVETTES ASSOCIATION REVS UP FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
As the city’s largest group of Corvette enthusiasts, the members of the Las Vegas Corvettes Association pride themselves on their philanthropic efforts by becoming involved in numerous fundraisers and community events throughout the year.
So touched by the death of Metro Sergeant Henry Prendes who was killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call in 2006, the LVCA contacted Prendes’ widow, Dawn, to offer their support. Upon learning about Henry’s Place Foundation and her plans to build a youth camp in his honor, the LVCA continues to include the organization in its fundraising efforts. Each year, the club’s members and friends attend a Las Vegas Wranglers hockey game at the Orleans Arena and donate a portion of their group ticket sales to Henry’s Place.
Earlier this month, the LCVA, along with several members of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, purchased a total of 130 tickets, donating $1,000.00 to Henry’s Place – the highest single amount raised over the last five years – bringing the total donation amount to $4,200.00 since the organization began supporting the non-profit.
Henry’s Place Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was formed in 2006 to honor Metro Sgt. Henry Prendes who gave his life protecting his hometown community of Las Vegas. Henry’s story continues to receive national attention and has even been published in three books: “Uncensored Grace” by Jud Wilhite, “True Blue” by Lt. Randy Sutton, and (in French) “Au Coeur de L’action: Police American by Sebastien Fremont.” Our U.S. Congress passed The “Sergeant Henry Prendes Memorial Act of 2006” to increase penalties for individuals who kill or conspire to kill police officers. Before his death, Henry and his family had the desire to start a camp facility for underprivileged youth and teens affected by domestic violence. Henry’s dream is becoming a reality with a 14-acre parcel of land in Cedar City, UT as the future home of Henry’s Place.
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Smash Magazine Presents Escape the Fate at Fremont Country Club
Smash Magazine presents Escape the Fate with special guests The Colour Morale, Glamour The Kill, As Thick As Thieves on Friday, May 31, 5 p.m. at Fremont Country Club. Tickets are $18 in advance, $21 day of show, plus any service charges. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15 and can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com. This show is all ages; those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian 18+.
In 2005, Escape the Fate won a chance to open for My Chemical Romance on tour, leading them to a record deal and a debut of their first EP There’s No Sympathy for the Dead in 2006. The band followed with its first studio release Dying Is Your Latest Fashion. Following lineup changes, the band welcomed former blessthefall front man Craig Mabbitt and released This War Is Ours in 2008 which debuted at #35 on the Billboard charts. The band’s newest single “Ungrateful” from the upcoming album of the same name is set for release May 14.
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TRACY LAWRENCE TO PERFORM AT VEIL PAVILION
Saturday, April 13, Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. Tickets on-sale now.
Country singer Tracy Lawrence takes the stage at Veil Pavilion inside Silverton Casino Hotel on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m.
Honky-tonk singer Tracy Lawrence was one of the ‘90s most formidable hit makers in country music. His debut album Sticks and Stones was released in 1991 and the lead single, of the same name, became a #1 hit on country radio with multiple top 10 singles to follow. In 1993, Lawrence released the multi-platinum selling album Alibis.
The album produced four top singles including: the title track, “Can’t Break It to My Heart,” “My Second Home” and “If the Good Die Young.” Lawrence’s latest single “Stop Drop and Roll” was released late last year and a new album is expected in May 2013.
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Heart to perform at Green Valley Ranch
Multi-platinum rockers and upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart are returning to Las Vegas with a performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch resort on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $39, $59, $69 and $79 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Feb. 8 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 or www.ticketmaster.com. For complete tour details, visit www.heart-music.com.
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the 1970s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Straight On,” among others. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the 1980s and 1990s, with huge hits including “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill” and “Never,” showcasing the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers.
Heart has sold more than 30 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures and television. In 2013, the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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GARBAGE RETURNS TO THE PEARL
Alternative rockers Garbage return to The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $34, plus additional service fees.
Garbage has sold more than 13 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and have toured extensively worldwide in support of Not Your Kind Of People.
The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi and is now on Twitter. Please follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.
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SEINFELD RETURNS TO THE COLOSSEUM APRIL 12 AND 13
Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two nights of his signature stand-up comedy April 12 and 13.
Show dates & time: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Pricing: $75 – $150 (plus applicable tax and handling fee)
Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum Box Office at Caesars Palace (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.), by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or on www.ticketmaster.com keyword: “Jerry Seinfeld.” For groups of 20 or more, call (702) 731-7208.
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ACM WEEKEND AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE RETURNS
The Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas announced today that for the seventh consecutive year, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will be taking place on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6. On the heels of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, this ultimate ACM after party continues in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street with two nights of all-star concerts headlined by Gary Allan and Jake Owen and featuring performances by Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore,Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney.
Hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will once again feature a free and open-to-the-public concert beginning at 9:00pm both nights and performances on two stages. ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country,” leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. The ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
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THE IMPROV AT HARRAH’S: March 26 – March 31
The world-famous Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas is the longest-running comedy club on the Las Vegas Strip. The Improv’s ability to showcase young comedians, as well as bring in big names, has attributed to its longevity and success.
Each week, The Improv showcases three of the funniest and freshest faces in comedy, creating a show that is always unique and definitely funny. The comedians who will perform March 26 – March 31 are:
Allan Havey: Allan Havey is considered one of the best stand-up comedians preforming today, and according to the New York Times he is “cocksure, irreverent, and very funny.” Havey’s comedy has been presented at the “Just For Laughs Comedy Fesitval ” in Montreal, the “Kilkenny Comedy Festival” in Ireland, the “Aspen Comedy Festival” in Colorado, “Comic Relief IV and V” and the “New York Comedy Festival.” He has toured Australia and Europe and currently headlines in clubs and colleges across the United States.
Gene Pompa: Gene Pompa’s offbeat perspective on comedy brings universal themes to his stand-up and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. Pompa has appeared on NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” Pompa has starred in his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special in addition to being featured on Showtime, HBO, MTV, mun2, Galavision and the Game Show Network.
Steve Simeone: Steve Simeone has spent the last ten years honing his craft of stand-up comedy. He is a regular performer at Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory. When Simeone is not headlining clubs on his own, he can be seen on the road with The Playboy Comedy Tour, Pauly Shore and Andrew Dice Clay. Simeone is a proud member of “Comics On Duty” and has entertained our troops around the globe on four continents.
Shows are at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $29.05 or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for VIP tickets that include special seating, an Improv t-shirt and post-show meet-and-greet with the comics. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals for the 10 p.m. show. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office(702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahslasvegas.com.