nights of his signature stand-up comedy Sept. 6 and 7.
Show Date & Time: Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Pricing: $75 – $150 (plus applicable tax and handling fee)
Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Box Office, by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849) or online by
visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com, keyword “Jerry
For more information on The Colosseum or Caesars Palace, please call
(702) 731-7110 visit www.caesarspalace.com or follow updates from The
Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Twitter @Colosseum@CP.
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“LEGENDS IN CONCERT” AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
Due to the demand for additional performances, “Legends in Concert” at
Flamingo Las Vegas will add 7:30 p.m. shows on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday through August 31.
This marks the production’s first 7:30 p.m. shows since moving to
Flamingo Las Vegas in February 2013.
In addition to the show’s regular performance schedule of Saturday —
Thursday at 4 p.m., with additional 9:30 p.m. shows on Sunday and
Monday, tickets for the following performances are on-sale now:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, August 20, 21, 22, 24; 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, August 27, 28, 29, 31; 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range in price from $56.45-$91.45. Additional service fees
apply. Tickets are available at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment
Box Office, by phone at (702) 777-2782 and (855) 234-7469 or by visit
www.flamingolasvegas.com . For groups of 10 or call 1-866-574-3851 or
email Entertainment GroupSales@Caesars.com.
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“50 GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” EXTENDED
By popular demand, 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic
presented by Imagine Exhibitions at The Venetian Las Vegas, will
extend its limited engagement through January 13, 2014. This
exploration of National Geographic’s most celebrated photos in a
125-year-old history has captivated visitors with its gorgeous, moving
and adventurous images. This will also include new weekend hours, with
the gallery opening its doors from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Fridays and
Since opening in February, 50 Greatest Photographs of National
Geographic has taken thousands of guests to all corners of the globe,
including the freezing temperatures of the arctic, the hot sands of
the Kalahari Desert, underneath the Amazon River and even a foam party
Tom Zaller, CEO and President of Imagine Exhibitions, said, “50
Greatest Photographs of National Geographic has been extremely
well-received by Las Vegas visitors and locals alike, making an
extended engagement a natural next step. Las Vegas’ arts and culture
scene is constantly growing, and we are proud to be a part of this
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic is open Sunday through
Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., last ticket sold at 6 p.m., and Friday
and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., last ticket sold at 8 p.m. Ticket
prices are as follows: general admission $18; students with a valid
ID, Nevada residents, military, and seniors $15; children 12 and under
enjoy free admission when accompanied by a paying adult; additional
children $14. Taxes and fees not included.
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MOB MUSEUM RECEIVES DONATION OF ARTIFACTS
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law
Enforcement, recently added to its Archives a collection of artifacts
related to U.S. Treasury Department official Elmer Lincoln Irey
(1888–1948), famed chief of the U.S. Treasury Department’s law
enforcement agencies. Active from 1919 until his retirement in 1946,
Irey eventually oversaw the operations of the U.S. Secret Service, the
IRS Intelligence Unit, U.S. Customs and the Bureau of Narcotics, the
Alcohol Tax Unit and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Irey led investigations credited with the prosecution of many
notorious mobsters, including Al Capone, Waxey Gordon, Leon Gleckman,
Johnny Torrio, Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, Moe Annenberg, Tom Pendergast,
Frank Nitti, Paul Ricca and Louis Campagna. He is also recognized for
the capture of suspected Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann. The
Irey artifacts, which include newspaper clippings, correspondence
between Irey and Charles Lindbergh as well as Franklin D. Roosevelt,
photographs and other records, were donated to the Museum by the
The Mob Museum Archives are available to scholars, researchers and
working press on an appointment basis. Building an archival collection
enables the Museum to serve as a resource for those working in the
fields of organized crime and law enforcement.
A new exhibition, including the Irey objects and artifacts, is in
development at the Museum with its public opening expected to be
announced next year.
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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT’S TOTAL VEGAS RESORTS PERFECT THE ART OF THE
Picasso perfected the art of painting. Julia Child perfected the art
of cooking. And many would argue that Caesars Entertainment has
perfected the art of tribute artists. With six great shows to choose
from, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether guests are
searching for the perfect Elvis tribute artist, or want to experience
more recent superstars like Madonna or Lady Gaga, Caesars
Entertainment’s Total Vegas Resorts feature tribute artists that are
music to everyone’s ears.
Harrah’s Las Vegas:
Big Elvis — Elvis Presley has been gone for more than 30 years, but
the King’s legend lives on in Pete Vallee, who performs as Big Elvis
at the Piano Bar at Harrah’s. After singing his first Elvis song at a
school talent show at age 13, Vallee was inspired to become an Elvis
tribute artist. Vallee has been performing on the Strip for 11 years
and was named one of the top ten Elvis tribute artists by Time
Magazine and CNN in 2010. Hear Big Elvis sing some of the King’s
biggest hits, as well as popular rock, gospel, country and R&B songs
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Flamingo Las Vegas:
Legends in Concert — “Legends in Concert” lights up the stage with
live re-creations of some of the most legendary artists of the last
four decades. The show features the greatest collection of live
tribute artists in the industry, who perform alongside a live
orchestra and the “Legends” dancers. The show, which began in 1983 as
only a limited engagement, has now been on the Strip for more than 30
years. “Legends in Concert” has won awards such as, “Show of the
Year,” “Entertainers of the Year,” “Grand Slam” and the prestigious
“Show of Shows” award from the International Press Association. The
current lineup through Sept. 30 includes Adam Levine, Whitney Houston,
Michael Jackson, Elvis and Madonna. See the superstars perform in the
Flamingo Showroom Sunday through Friday at 4 p.m. with additional
shows at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Bally’s Las Vegas:
VERONIC Voices — “VERONIC Voices” is one of the most unique tribute
shows in Las Vegas.
Veronic’s combination of vocal talent and humor attracted the
attention of Celine Dion, who has partnered with AEG Live to produce
Veronic’s show on the Strip. Veronic is the only female tribute artist
of her kind who pays homage to the most popular female recording
artists in the world. She wows audiences with her ability to sing in
50 different voices from a variety of genres, including Cyndi Lauper,
Billie Holiday, Whitney Houston, Adele, Pink and Dolly Parton. This
one-of-a-kind one-woman show takes audiences on a jaw-dropping and
captivating entertainment journey like no other. Showtimes are
Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. inside the
Bally’s Jubilee! Theater.
The Quad Resort & Casino:
Divas Las Vegas — Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” is a tribute show
featuring 16 males who perform as different female superstars. Marino,
who opens the show as Joan Rivers, acts as the show’s host and changes
into different elaborate costumes after each performance. Marino is
the longest-running headliner on the Strip and was named Las Vegas’
“Entertainer of the Century” by Today Magazine in 2009. The other
performers not only look like the legendary female superstars they are
portraying, but also embody their characteristics. “Divas” features
artists from the past and present including Tina Turner, Beyonce and
Lady Gaga. Six award-winning male dancers accompany the performers to
help make this one of Las Vegas’ most spectacular production shows.
Come watch “Divas” at the Q Theater inside the newly-renovated Quad
Resort & Casino Saturday through Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:
The Rat Pack is Back! — Take a trip back in time to the Las Vegas
lounge era of the 1960s with “The Rat Pack is Back!” The show
transports audience members to the swinging days of Frank Sinatra,
Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin. The men who were
originally brought to Las Vegas to film the 1960’s original “Ocean’s
Eleven” were actors by day and crooners by night, treating audiences
to an often-improvised show of music and comedy set in the Sands Hotel
Copa Room. The show features classic songs like “Fly Me to the Moon,”
“New York, New York,” “That’s Amore” and many more performed alongside
a live band. Discover how The Rat Pack defined “cool” with shows
nightly at 7 p.m. inside the Crown Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel &
MJ Live — Relive the amazing musical talents of Michael Jackson in “MJ
Live,” a tribute show dedicated to the legendary King of Pop. Michael
Jackson is brought to life by entertainer Justin Dean, who not only
duplicates Jackson’s voice, but also his dance moves. Dean began
learning to dance and perform like Jackson as a kid and was motivated
to begin a career as a tribute artist after visiting Jackson’s
Neverland Ranch. Before coming to “MJ Live,” Dean was a dealertainer
at The Quad Resort & Casino. Dean captivates the audience with his
performance as Michael Jackson alongside the talented “MJ Live”
dancers. The show features all of Jackson’s hit songs, including “Beat
It,” “Billie Jean,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Thriller.” See Dean as
Michael Jackson nightly at 8:45 p.m. in the Crown Theater at Rio
All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
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THE IMPROV AT HARRAH’S: AUGUST 20– AUGUST 25
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 August 20 — August 25 are:
John Melendez: John Melendez also known as “Stuttering John,” began
his career in college as an intern for radio personality Howard Stern.
During his 15 seasons with Stern, Melendez gained national acclaim and
recognition for his daring interview style and exuberant personality.
Recently, Melendez completed his fifth season on NBC’s “The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno” and signed on to be a writer for the show. Aside
from being the show’s nightly announcer, Melendez is involved in
comedy sketches, correspondent pieces and is also the daily warm-up
for performer Jay Leno.
Amir K.: Amir K is one of the fastest rising young comedians in Los
Angeles. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his
comedy is a hilarious blend of character work, storytelling and
improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir K. recently
won OC’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition and was a finalist in NBC’s
renowned Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase. With relentless work ethic,
Amir K performs nightly on stages all over the world with many of the
most respected comedians in the business.
Derek Jones: Derek Jones is a writer and comedian hailing from the
seaside town of East Haven, Connecticut. Starting as a page at NBC,
Derek quickly began accelerating his television career, finding
himself writing jokes for one of TV’s oldest institutions, “The
Tonight Show.” Jones has been a familiar face in the Los Angeles
comedy scene at institutions such as The Hollywood Improv, Upright
Citizen’s Brigade Theater, The Ice House, The Second City and The
Comedy Store. Don’t put it past him to show up at a number of area
bars, Moose Lodges and any other hole-in-the-wall venues to bring his
unique style of over-the-top, show-stopping comedy to new audiences.
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
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.