By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
Celebrating their second anniversary of the MJ LIVE Michael Jackson Tribute show became a big event. The festivities began at 7 pm. We attended the private VIP and Media cocktail reception at the new El Dorado Cantina Mexican Restaurant and Lounge.
When you walk up to the El Dorado’s charming entrance, the atmosphere changes. The Palm trees, tiled walkway and red decorative stones prepare guests for a festive evening.
Their modern Mexican décor featured flickering wooden chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and the most comfortable large leather couches. There were several seating arrangements, at tables, booths and on high stools.
Without walls, the El Dorado’s rooms flowed from section to section allowing plenty of room for friends, families and groups.
MJ LIVE is co-produced by long-time entertainment industry producer Dick Feeney and Darin Feinstein, a venture capitalist and owner of Black Star Investments based in Las Vegas. Feeney and Feinstein own the recently opened El Dorado Cantina Mexican Restaurant and Lounge.
The servers brought an assortment of several different appetizers and guacamole bowls for the guests.
Everyone enjoyed this feast then caught the private shuttle to the Rio All Suites Hotel for the second part of the evening, the MJ LIVE Michael Jackson Tribute show in their Crown Theater.
MJ LIVE is the number one Michael Jackson tribute show in the world. Featuring all his biggest hits including “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Dangerous,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Black & White,” “I Want You Back,” and many others.
As they said in their invitation, “Relive the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Witness the awesome sound, lighting and effects. Feel the energy from the mega-talented MJ LIVE dancers. Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time.
Shows held nightly in 520-seat Crown Theatre at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
El Dorado Cantina Mexican Restaurant and Lounge is located at 3025 S. Industrial Road, near the Las Vegas strip. For information, call (702)-722.2289.
For information about MJ LIVE Michael Jackson Tribute show, call (702)-777-2782. MJ LIVE appears in the Crown Theater, with 4:30 (June 16 to August 31) and 9 PM shows daily, in the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. $50.95 plus tax and fees General Admission; $62.95 plus tax and fees VIP; $72.95 plus tax and fees Golden Circle. Call Ticketmaster (800)-745-3000.
And kids age 12 and under are FREE with every paid adult ticket! http://www.riolasvegas.com/
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