Free Concert at Riviera During NFR
Ricky and the Redstreaks The iconic long-time band Ricky and the Redstreaks has been performing
for more than four decades and will be at the Riviera playing a free
concert from Thursday, December 5 through Saturday, December 14 during
the National Finals Rodeo. Ricky and the Redstreaks perform nightly
beginning at 10 p.m.For more information, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.
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THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS DECEMBER PERFORMANCE LISTINGS
Celebrate the holidays “mariachi-style!” “A Mari-Achi Christmas”
brings to the stage a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday
celebration full of seasonal songs, dance and festive merriment.
Headlining the exciting extravaganza is the nation’s mariachi
ambassadors Sol de MÈxico de JosÈ Hernandez. Hear Christmas favorites
from the U.S. and Mexico and more. Formed in 1981, this twice
GrammyÆ-nominated mariachi is a dynamic ensemble of 13 talented
musician/vocalists who embody the spirit of Mexico, its people and
Charismatic conductor Bob Bernhardt returns for a boisterous
celebration of the holidays including a special matinee performance.
The concert will include holiday favorites alongside orchestral and
choral works including tasty gingerbread morsels from Humperdinck’s
“Hansel & Gretel” and the sugarplum sweetness of the musical score of
Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” culminating in an audience sing-along.
New Year’s Eve Concert with Kristin Chenoweth
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth will perform a
special New Year’s Eve concert inside Reynolds Hall beginning at 7:30
p.m. The evening will feature Chenoweth performing an array of her
most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from
“Wicked,” “Promises, Promises” and “Glee.” This unique night with the
multitalented performer promises to take concert goers on a ride of
laughter, heartbreak, thrills and great music.
Clint Holmes For The Holidays
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
The acclaimed singer Clint Holmes, named Las Vegas Entertainer of the
Year three times, Singer of the Year four times and awarded the Sammy
Davis Jr. Foundation award, performs a different show every month at
Cabaret Jazz. Clint features a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of
music, 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.
Comedian Tom Dreesen in “An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra”
In this unforgettable performance, Dreesen takes audiences from his
childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, hearing
Sinatra on the jukebox, to one day touring the nation as his opening
act, flying in this private jet, and staying up with Frank till dawn,
night after night. Dreesen’s standup comedy is hilarious and his keen
insight and superb storytelling about arguably the greatest career
show business has ever known, and the lessons he learned from the
legendary star, promises to move the audience.
Danny Wright “Just Wright For The Holidays”
Known as “The Healer of Hearts,” Danny Wright is one of today’s finest
pianists and composers. He defies classification and specializes in
several music styles in Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical,
Broadway show tunes, and Film music. Danny will play heartfelt
favorites from his four Christmas albums in his holiday show “Just
Wright for the Holidays.”
Combine the coolness of The Rat Pack with the vocal sophistication of
Deana Martin, and you have “The Deana Martin Christmas Show.” Deana
Martin takes the audience on a musical sleigh ride, filled with
classic yuletide tunes and songs honoring her legendary father, Dean
Martin, and other great performers who shaped American music and
popular culture for over four decades. This is the soundtrack of
Christmases past and holiday memories yet to be shared.
Clint Holmes For the Holidays
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15 for Youth and $20 for Adults
Join Clint Holmes and his wife Kelly for a night of holiday cheer
featuring your favorite songs. Singing classic holiday carols
alongside Clint’s talented band, the duo will have you reminiscing on
holiday seasons’ past. Get in on the festivities in the grandiose
Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for a musical and special
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SADDLE UP FOR THE 27TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN AT FREMONT STREET
Experience taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 4 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The popular downtown destination has wrangled in top country music
talents for all cowboys, cowgirls and country music fans alike to
celebrate the return of the annual National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas
with free concerts under the neon lights. This year’s lineup will
feature performances from Rodney Atkins, Joe Diffie, Cole Swindell,
Chase Rice, and Chris Janson on Fremont Street Experience’s three
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DIERKS BENTLEY TO PERFORM ATTHE PEARL
Award-winning country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is set to
perform at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Dec.6, 2013 at 10
p.m. Tickets start at $60, plus any additional service fees.
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WILLIE TO HEADLINE AT THE NUGGET DURING WNFR
Golden Nugget Las Vegas announces Willie Nelson & Family as the final
headliner to join top names in country music in the Grand Events
Center during the 2013 WNFR on Dec. 10 & 11 at 10 p.m.
Tickets to see Willie Nelson in this intimate venue go on sale
November 22 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices start at $99 plus tax and fee and
there will be a limited number of VIP hotel and show ticket packages
that include a one or two night stay in a deluxe Rush Tower guest room
and two front row seats to the show. Additional prices vary and can be
purchased by calling 866.946.5336 or online at
The property will also welcome Gretchen Wilson Dec. 6 & 7, into its
intimate 600-seat showroom, followed by Dwight Yoakam Dec. 8 & 9 and
Merle Haggard Dec. 12 & 13 in the property’s 1000-seat Grand Events
Center, with all shows beginning at 10 p.m.
Ticket prices for all headliners vary depending on the show and VIP
seating with an artist meet and greet are available for select
headliners. Tickets may be purchased by calling 866.946.5336 or online
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SHANIA TWAIN GRAND MARSHAL AT SANTA RUN
Country superstar Shania Twain will proudly serve as the Grand Marshal
of Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas Great Santa Run.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013. Marking the 5k’s ninth year, Twain will
join thousands of Kris Kringles in Downtown Las Vegas for the
nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser.
“It is an honor to partner with Opportunity Village on this incredible
event,” said Twain, who currently headlines SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace “I love getting involved with the Las
Vegas community and am excited to give back to such an amazing
organization this holiday season.”
As part of her Grand Marshal duties, Shania will welcome more than
10,000 Santa lookalikes and kick off the race alongside Opportunity
Village’s “OVIP” clients. To encourage registration, Twain will head a
Great Santa Run team for her fans to join, raising money for the
wonderful, unique services provided by Opportunity Village.
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LEGENDS ANNOUNCES BIGGEST HOLIDAY PRODUCTION ON THE STRIP
Dust off your stockings and get ready to deck the halls! Legends in
Concert will once again bring the holly jolly spirit to Las Vegas as
the most extravagant holiday production on The Strip spreads holiday
cheer with performances from Dec. 2 — Dec. 30.
This year’s dazzling celebration of the holiday spectacular will be
more legendary than ever. The lavish production will showcase
superstar tribute artists Madonna, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson and
Elvis, singing the chart-topping hits that launched their celebrity
characters into superstardom, as well as a few heart-warming holiday
favorites including “Blue Christmas,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa
Claus,” “Santa Baby” and more. The holiday spectacular concludes
nightly with a grand cast finale and a stunning tribute to the
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” (“Carol of the
Bells”) that will fill audiences with the spirit of the season. For
the first time ever, local choirs and performing arts groups have been
invited to perform in the holiday production. Also appearing will be
finalists from the inaugural nationwide Legends-sponsored Santa Claus
look-alike contest which will kick off the magical festivities this
Legends in Concert performs Saturday through Thursday at 4 p.m. with
additional shows at 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. on select other days of the
week. For reservations, call (702) 777-2782 or visit
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LESS THAN JAKE RETURN TO HARD ROCK LIVE LAS VEGAS DECEMBER 2
Less Than Jake and special guests Anti-Flag , Masked Intruder , & Get
Dead come to Hard Rock Live Las Vegas, located inside of Hard Rock
Cafe on the Strip on Monday, December 2.
Tickets are $21 in advance and $25 day of show.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
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HYPNOSIS UNLEASHED CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT NIGHT HOOTERS
Hypnosis Unleashed starring Kevin Lepine is currently celebrating its
one-year anniversary of performing inside the Night Owl Showroom at
Hooters Casino Hotel. Highly revered by multiple consumer reviews
including “Best Hypnotist” by Las Vegas Review-Journal ’s 2013 “Best
of Las Vegas” readers poll, Kevin Lepine takes audiences on a comedic
roller coaster with an out of this world hypnosis experience they’ll
never forget. To commemorate the one-year anniversary, Hypnosis
Unleashed is offering locals half-price tickets through December 30,
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NASHVILLE UNPLUGGED TO AT THE QUAD DEC. 5-11
Nashville Unplugged, the show that brings hit songwriters and live
audiences together for a night of storytelling and entertainment, will
be coming to The Quad Resort & Casino showroom during the Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo Dec. 5, 7-11 at 7 p.m. The show is not only a
time for the entertainers to perform the hits they authored, but also
an opportunity for them to give the audience a behind-the-scenes look
at the emotions that inspired the music and how a song finds its way
to the top of the charts.
Tickets range in price from $19.99 – $49.99, not including tax and
fees, and go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 20. Additionally, an exclusive
meet and greet ticket is available for $89.99 and includes front row
seats and special SWAG from the artists. Tickets can be purchased
online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 702-794-3261 or in person
at The Quad Box Office.
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UNDERWATER SANTA IN SILVERTON CASINO HOTEL’S AQUARIUM
Silverton Casino Hotel is spicing up a holiday tradition by putting
Santa Claus in a whole new environment… the resort’s 117,000 gallon
Underwater Santa will be posing in his new surroundings on Saturdays
and Sundays in December right up until Christmas, offering guests and
families a chance to get creative with their yearly Christmas photos
and have some fun. Watch Santa and his elves interact with the kids
and not to mention the 4,000 tropical fish, sharks and stingrays!
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8
Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15
Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22
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THE IMPROV AT HARRAH’S: NOV. 26 — DEC. 1
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 some of the funniest and freshest
faces in comedy, creating a show that is always unique and definitely
funny. The comedians who will perform November 26 — December 1 are:
Rachel Feinstein: Comedian Rachel Feinstein grew up outside of
Washington D.C. She developed her hilarious character-driven style by
opening for her father’s blues band as a kid and doing impressions of
various loud and jarring relatives. Feinstein has made numerous
appearances on Comedy Central and can also be seen in episodes of
“Comics Unleashed” as well as the “Just For Laughs” comedy series on
Jonny Loquasto: Comedian Jonny Loquasto has performed on “Gotham
Comedy Live” on AXS TV, “Stand Up & Deliver” on NUVO and “Exposed” on
the Travel Channel. He was most recently the host of “AXS Live” on AXS
TV and is currently the captain of the Monday Night Raw Aftershow on
Afterbuzz TV. He has hosted shows for CBS Sports, Gameshow Network,
The Hub and in 2014 he’ll be the voice of “Paper Champions” on
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
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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.