Las Vegas’ resident ray of sunshine, and the loser of “America’s Got Talent,” is spreading holiday cheer with the return of Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular. With a sleigh of new tricks and a special guest appearance from Mr. Piffles the Red Nose Chihuahua, Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular will run Monday, December 5, 2016 through Wednesday, January 4, 2016 inside the Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas.
“When Mr. Piffles first suggested this idea, I thought it was just one of his get-fat-quick schemes but having seen the great work Three Square is doing, we’re really excited to be involved,” said Piff the Magic Dragon. “Whether it’s biscuits for dogs, tinned food for cats or fresh steak for all those pet magic dragons, bring it down to the Flamingo and we’ll make sure it gets to the right place. Just don't forget the magic dragons. Steak. Preferably medium rare.”
In addition to providing holiday cheer for all of Las Vegas, Piff, who will be appearing on “America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular” on NBC, December 19, will make the season a bit more enjoyable for some of Las Vegas’ furry friends, with the inaugural Piff for Pets Holiday Pet Food Drive with Three Square Food Bank. Guests who bring an unopened bag of pet food to Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas during the special holiday run of Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular, will receive a free poster of Piff the Magic Dragon.
It’s that time of year again for rodeo fans to head to Downtown Las Vegas to celebrate the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (Wrangler NFR) action at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), Dec. 1 – 10. The 20,000 square-foot venue space will be transformed into a country-themed celebration with free live-action viewing parties, mouth-watering food options, nightly entertainment and much more. Starting December 2, guests can partake in daily meet-and-greet signings at the D Las Vegas DLVEC’s sister property, with the Wright Family Bronco Riders, a family of rodeo stars sponsored by Downtown hotel and casino for the 2016 event. The Wright Brothers are dominating the 2016 Saddle Bronc World Standings, carrying world titles and gold buckle wins. Meet-and-greets will be located at Vue Bar daily from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning country music superstar LeAnn Rimes will celebrate the holidays with the “Today is Christmas” Tour at The Orleans Showroom on Dec. 17-18.“Today is Christmas” features Rimes and her stellar vocals performing favorite Christmas songs in addition to her roster of superstar country music hits.
Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment presents A Very Terry Christmas, a holiday themed performance by a brilliant cast fronted by Terry Fator and pre-show opener Ben Harris, along with Fator’s lovable characters Winston, the Impersonating Turtle, Vikki “The Cougar,” country legend Walter T. Airdale, Duggie Scott Walker, Julius, Emma Taylor, the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator Maynard Tompkins and Latin heartthrob Fernando V. Francisco. A Very Terry Christmas is a holiday tradition in the style of those great family television specials of the past, while mixing in the perfect amount of Las Vegas. Fator and cast celebrate the holidays with comedy, singing, celebrity impersonations and ventriloquism, featuring classics including “Winter Wonderland,” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” plus you'll learn all about “Juana,” a new holiday guaranteed to make you laugh. A new addition to A Very Terry Christmas is a duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby and features Fator performing with the two puppets simultaneously. In addition to his other loveable characters, love him or hate him, you are guaranteed to get a kick out of Fator’s newest puppet – Donald Trump.
The legendary cast of “Legends in Concert,” the longest-running show in Las Vegas at Flamingo Las Vegas, greeted the season with the debut of its holiday show on Monday, Nov. 21. Just as the Radio City Rockettes have become synonymous with the holiday season in New York City, the annual holiday show at “Legends in Concert’ has become part of the famous festivities in Las Vegas for both tourists and locals. Guests will enjoy signature hits by the legendary cast as well as favorite holiday songs. Garth Brooks, portrayed by Dean Simmons, will perform an acoustic version of “The Christmas Song;” Michael Jackson, portrayed by Damian Brantley, will bring holiday cheer with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town;” Barbra Streisand, portrayed by Sharon Owens, will sing her iconic version of “Jingle Bells;” and Elvis, portrayed by Victor Trevino, will warm hearts with his stunning vocals on “Blue Christmas.”
One of Las Vegas' favorite holiday traditions, Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker,” returns to The Smith Center on December 10 for three amazing weekends of holiday joy. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the wonder and sparkle of the season with 11 performances over three weekends, including Christmas Eve. Plus, special Value Pricing is now available for select dates.
Mandalay Bay and Disson Skating are pleased to announce professional dancer Tony Dovolani has been added to the cast of Shall We Dance on Ice coming to Las Vegas Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Dovolani replaces Tristan MacManus who is out with an injury.
International music stars Bruno Mars and Cher will join Stevie Nicks as the first headliners at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Bruno Mars, a 17-time GRAMMY Award nominee, will ring in the New Year in a big way when he performs Friday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 31. He is scheduled to return to Park Theater for additional performances in March 2017. Worldwide superstar Cher will bring her more than 60 years’ worth of pop hits to Park Theater with performances in February and May 2017.
One of the most intriguing and impactful entertainers of all time, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, 2017. Martin's one-of-a-kind show, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, promises to thrill audiences with non-stop entertainment. The dynamic show will be helmed by the legendary director Jamie King, who has directed over two dozen tours for superstars including Madonna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Rihanna and most recently wrote and directed the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay. King previously directed Ricky Martin's 2007 Black and White Tour, and 1999 Livin' La Vida Loca Tour. Martin's compelling repertoire includes his greatest and current hits and multiple costume changes, making it one of the most exciting events to come to Vegas, which will definitely leave you wanting more.
"I'm extremely excited to have my residency in Las Vegas,” said Martin. “I have been thinking about it for years and to see it become a reality is just an unbelievable feeling. I've dedicated my entire life to the stage, and there is nothing I want more than to create the best show of my career and make it an unforgettable experience for each person that comes to see me at the incredible Park Theater at Monte Carlo. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to be able to share my culture through music while creating an exciting atmosphere where you have no choice but to have the best time, to dance and sing until we all forget our problems, to let go and be completely free...this new show will not be the exception. I'm inspired, and I can't wait to show you what we have in store.”
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Patrick Hughes, CEO and president of Fremont Street Experience, will help Santa light Las Vegas' official Christmas tree on Tues., Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. The 50-foot tree will be decked with festive decorations and shine brightly below the 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision canopy. The tree will be on display at Fremont Street Experience through the Christmas holiday.
Fremont Street Experience will welcome the first night of Hanukkah with the lighting of the Grand Menorah on Sun., Dec. 25 at 4 p.m. A ceremony will be led by Rabbi Shea Harlig, Director of Chabad of Southern Nevada to welcome the holiday known as the Festival of Lights. The 20-foot Grand Menorah will remain on display during the Hanukkah Season.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to The Orleans Showroom with its neo-swing sound on Dec. 29-30. Commemorating 23 years since the swing revival group formed, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy found inspiration works from artists like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. The group’s ‘Rat Pack’ sound seamlessly blends the classic 40’s and 50’s brass with post-modern pop/rock undertones for fans of all ages.
Congratulations to fabulous entertainer Tony Orlando, who will return to the South Point showroom December 16-18. Tony just received the prestigious Bob Hope Congressional Medal of Honor for Excellence in Entertaining. He has devoted a lot of his time and career to veterans’ causes and is thrilled to have received this wonderful honor.
Legendary international superstar Engelbert Humperdinck, who just returned from performing to sold-out crowds in Beirut, Lebanon, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be returning to The Orleans February 25 and 26. Engelbert is celebrating his 50th anniversary in 2017 – his signature hit song, “Release Me,” debuted on January 13, 1967 and went into the Guinness World Book of Records for selling 86,000-125,000 records a day for weeks. The song gave him a global career and he has never stopped, touring the world numerous times and having sold more than 150 million records over the past 49 years. While in Beirut, he received a prestigious award from the Academic University for Non-violence and Human Rights in Lebanon presented to him by Dr. Issam Mansour, the President of AUNOHR the first University of its kind in Lebanon. In addition, the reviews of Engelbert’s two shows in Sri Lanka proclaimed them the best performances the country had ever seen. He’s currently busy planning a spectacular show for his 50th anniversary tour.
Country music superstar and Platinum-selling recording artist Blake Shelton will take a song from his current album “If I’m Honest” to bill his 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” tour. Shelton and special guest RaeLynn will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena when the tour makes a stop in Las Vegas Saturday, March 4. The tour follows the 2016 release of Shelton’s 10th studio album, “If I’m Honest,” which was not only the biggest selling album in the week of its release, but also the best-selling country album released this year. With four weeks atop the Billboard Country albums chart, the 15-track project features the tour’s namesake along with Shelton’s latest No. 1 smash hit, “Came Here To Forget,” and his current Top 15 and climbing single, “A Guy With A Girl.”
The city of Las Vegas requests submissions from artists who are interested in painting utility boxes to beautify the urban environment. To promote community participation and support local art, the city offers a $2,500 honorarium to paint up to four utility boxes along Maryland Parkway between East Charleston Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. All submissions for the project will be reviewed and selected by a panel of evaluators. Four artists will be selected to develop a proposal to paint the utility boxes with original designs. It is anticipated that the utility boxes will be completed by June 2017. Artists must be at least 18 years old to participate. City of Las Vegas employees are not eligible to apply. For more information and to apply, visit artsregistrylas.vegas/?entry=2055. For questions, contact Laura Aguiar Machado at 702-229-4631.
The talent of our youth today is undeniable, but how do they take those talents to the next level, grow a fan base, book a concert, launch a career? Starting December 1, teen artists and bands are invited to apply for Bringing Down the House, a multi-week program that connects young artists to music industry insiders to build self-confidence, develop new skills, and bring crowds to their feet. Teen artists and bands age 13-19 are encouraged to apply online December 1 – January 22. Applications are reviewed by professional talent buyers from Live Nation and six lucky applicants will be selected to participate in the workshops and showcases during spring 2017.
Get ready to rock like never before with an all-new, redefined concert experience that transcends generations. Beginning this winter, Tenors of Rock are bringing reimagined versions of some of the most beloved rock anthems and biggest songs of all-time to life in a fresh twist on the traditional rock show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Powered by five burly British frontmen backed by a full band and masterfully choreographed dancers, the all-new production will feature dynamic and harmonically complex renditions of treasured songs from iconic groups like Aerosmith, Queen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and more. Tenors of Rock will debut in Harrah’s Las Vegas Showroom on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Just in time for the holidays, Hard Rock is partnering with Lyft to give back to an important philanthropic cause. Beginning now through Saturday, December 31, 2016, guests at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip can download the Lyft app and use the special HardRockHeals code, which will provide new users with two FREE rides up to $10 each in their market. For every use of the HardRockHeals code, Lyft will donate $5 to the Hard Rock Heals Foundation, a global charity which aims to improve lives through the power of music.
Together as a band for the first time, Chinese pop rock superstars Band of Brothers will celebrate Chinese New Year on the west coast and Lunar New Year on the east coast when they bring their spectacular production to the stages at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The Park Theater performance is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. with The Theater at MGM National Harbor set for Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.Band of Brothers is a Chinese pop rock band formed by veteran singers Richie Jen, Steve Wong, Edmond Leung and William So. Each member of the band has an extraordinary career spanning more than two decades and have collectively released more than 80 albums throughout their respective careers
In a ceremony held recently at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Las Vegas, Hollywood Executive and legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee received the Key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown. Lee was in town launching his “Respect” initiative pin at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. retail store, and arrived to the attraction in grand style – up the Las Vegas Strip, escorted by Black Widow and S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agents. Fans stood in line for hours to meet Lee, including celebrity fan Chumlee from the hit television show “Pawn Stars.”
Actor and singer Corey Feldman celebrated his recent engagement to fiancée “Angel” Courtney Anne Mitchell in true Vegas fashion with a lavish joint bachelor and bachelorette party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas last week. While in Las Vegas over the weekend celebrating their nuptials, Corey Feldman and new bride, “Angel” Courtney Anne Mitchell, managed to sneak away to Crazy Horse III.
Platinum-selling R&B singer, Keith Sweat will perform a limited engagement in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas with a unique Vegas show, “Keith Sweat: Last Forever,” Jan. 17 through Feb. 4, 2017. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Keith’s triple-platinum album, “Make It Last Forever,” fans can anticipate to hear a variety of his notable hits including “I Want Her,” “Twisted” and “Nobody.” Joining the famed singer-songwriter on the Las Vegas stage will be stand-up comedian and long-serving MADtv cast member, Aries Spears.
Popular television, film and stage actor, Jim Belushi, visited the new Cigarbox, Freyboy Tobacco’s modern industrial 2,300-square-foot cigar lounge just west of the Las Vegas Strip, recently. The comedy star from “Saturday Night Live” and “According to Jim” among others, was one of the first to make an appearance at the upscale cigar bar. Featuring a large selection of premium cigars, a fully stocked bar and high-definition televisions, Belushi enjoyed a cigar in the industrial loft-style setting
Spend the last weekend of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 at Fremont Street Experience for its New Year’s, America’s Party Downtown, Weekend. Guests are invited to make and break New Year's resolutions starting Thursday, Dec. 29th through the New Year with non-stop action at the renowned five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Guests will enjoy continuous entertainment on all three stages, the premiere of a new Viva Vision show featuring Green Day and the launch of a captivating digital display experience from AG Production Services. On Saturday, Dec. 31, partygoers can rock in the New Year during the ultimate New Year’s Eve street party at Fremont Street Experience – downtown Las Vegas’ official New Year’s Eve party presented as America’s Party – Downtown, taking place Saturday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Boasting one of the hottest entertainment line-ups in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Caesars Entertainment Resorts are the place to be to celebrate New Year’s Eve with some most accomplished artists from across the globe. Sip champagne and indulge with a variety of top-notch acts, including: Elton John in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Lionel Richie in the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood, Penn & Trller at the Rio, and the Righteous Brothers at Harrah’s.
Rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are returning to Las Vegas for A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the all-acoustic show start at $29 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, November 25, 2016 at noon.
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is spreading holiday cheer with an all-new laser light show at Mystic Falls Park. The Winter Wonderland show debuted on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at a tree lighting ceremony hosted by Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd. The Mystic Falls Park’s laser light show equipment was upgraded throughout 2016, and will offer several new shows, with the premiere of the new holiday-inspired show being the first to debut. Comprehensive upgrades include updates to the show’s control equipment, sound system, lighting effects and fountain effects. The multi-colored lasers, imagery, new water features and a new soundtrack enhance the show for a mesmerizing experience. The nine-minute holiday show features a variety of classic holiday songs, including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let It Snow,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and many more. The musical selections as well as the coordinated effects have been completely re-choreographed for a brand-new show experience. Performances run daily and occur every hour, beginning at 5 p.m.
Serving as the debut performance at The Space, Las Vegas’ new community-driven and charity-based arts complex, beloved Las Vegas entertainer and Broadway veteran Travis Cloer is bringing the joy of the season with a return engagement of his sell-out holiday spectacular, "Christmas At My Place" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.
The “Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular” will bring family fun and holiday spirit to Orleans Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 14. A portion of the show’s proceeds will benefit The Public Education Foundation. Produced by TCG Entertainment, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular features an incredible assortment of acrobats, aerialists and hilarious hijinks, all set to the tune of classic holiday songs performed live by the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra. The show combines pure athleticism as displayed by some of the world’s greatest circus performers, paired with multi-talented musicians comprising of the only professional symphony orchestra in Southern Nevada. The orchestra features 76 contracted professional musicians and is led by music director Donato Cabrera.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with legendary rock band Cheap Trick at The Foundry inside SLS Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 31.
MALUMA, Latin music's youth idol who has been conquering Latin America with his sold-out concerts, will bring his first-ever U.S. tour, the MALUMA WORLD TOUR, to The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Friday, March 24, 2017. Maluma is currently on the second Mexican leg of his MALUMA WORLD TOUR where he continues to sell out each and every concert - this week he returned to Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional for his third 2016 sold-out at the prestigious venue and he also sold out the Arena Monterrey for a second time. In touring, the twenty-two year old is accomplishing something no other Latin urban solo artist has achieved. Recently Maluma achieved a new milestone with his three consecutive sold-out concerts at the prestigious Luna Park Stadium, becoming the first and only solo Latin urban artist to do so. In the last year the social media phenomenon has become a box office phenomenon.
The Miss Nevada USA organization has crowned the new Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017 at the pageant hosted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Lauren York of North Las Vegas was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Alexis Smith of Summerlin was crowned Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017, respectively. The two new beauty queens were crowned by the previous titleholders, Miss Nevada USA 2016 Emelina Adams and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2016 Carissa Morrow. The pageant featured contestants who were judged in three areas of competition, including: interview, swimsuit and evening gown for Miss Nevada USA contestants; and interview, athletic wear and evening gown for Miss Nevada Teen USA contestants. In the end, York and Smith were the judges’ picks.
The hub of bites, sips and sounds – Bailiwick – is now open at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. The unique venue is an inventive hybrid of a gastropub and an intimate entertainment venue, with live entertainment offered nightly. Offers an inventive take on bar and brunch food and Now there is two ways to experience Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by the carload and open-air tram rides. The new adventure, Santa Tram powered by AAA is a date and time specific attraction. Reservations must be pre-purchased at glitteringlights.vegas. Tickets are $35 per person, and lap children 2-years-old and younger are free.
At “Glittering Lights” at the Las Vegas Raceway, at the NEW VIP attraction boards at Exotics Racing December 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16-24, guests can nosh on North Pole popcorn, enjoy hot cocoa, play giant yard games, plus, mini-train rides and photos with Santa all in an indoor/outdoor lounge area. Then jump aboard the most magical ride of the year, and let Ralphie, The Elf Conductor drive them on a charmed trip through millions of dazzling lights. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Speedway Children’s Charities Las Vegas
“You Light Up My Life” songstress and multi-talented entertainer Debby Boone will return to the Suncoast Showroom with “Swing This,” her captivating new performance, on Dec. 9-10. In 1977, Boone’s career took off when her song “You Light Up My Life” topped the Billboard chart for 10 consecutive weeks and won her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In 2008, Billboard’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Chart-Topping Songs ranked Boone’s song at #7.
The Toy Box at Downtown Summerlin has two units of the hardest-to-find toy this holiday season – Hatchimals. The fantastically popular toy, manufactured by Spinmaster, is topping every hot holiday toy list this year, and is virtually sold out across the country. Hatchimals are so hard to come by, that shoppers have spent as much as $250 just to get their hands on one, and most retailers are putting customers on a waiting list until the manufacturer releases more product, which is planned for after the New Year.The Toy Box has two Hatchimals “Pengualas Pink Egg” in stock – and is auctioning them off with bids starting at $89.99 each (click here for photos: http://bit.ly/ToyBoxHatchimals). Proceeds beyond the regular sale price of each toy will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. Bids will be accepted in person at The Toy Box, during regular business hours from Saturday, December 5 through Sunday, December 13 at the close of business expansive beer collection.
Legendary singer, songwriter and musician Bonnie Raitt announces “Dig In Deep” Winter 2017 tour dates, including a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Friday, February 17, 2016 at 8 p.m. 2016 has been a tremendous year for Bonnie Raitt following the release of her twentieth album Dig In Deep (Redwing Records) and over 75 tour dates worldwide. To kick off her 2017 World Tour in support of Dig In Deep, Raitt announced a string of seven shows in February and two in March in Hawaii before she performs in New Zealand and Australia, including a stop at Bluesfest Byron Bay. Raitt will be joined by her longtime touring band: James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards).
The 2017 ‘Aces of Comedy’ Series is set to deliver some of the biggest names in comedy, including Jay Leno, George Lopez and other famously funny comedians to the Terry Fator Theatre stage at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Comedian Nick Swardson and the Emmy Award-winning Wayne Brady, among others, also return for another season of big laughs. All performances are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Las Vegas favorites Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns is returning home. Founded by the legendary Jerry Lopez, the renowned band cut their teeth in the Las Vegas entertainment scene more than 40 years ago and will be returning to the Station Casinos family with weekly shows at The Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort. The super band will perform every Monday at 10:30 p.m., beginning Monday, November 14, 2016.
Two superstars from the world of Persian music – Mansour and Arash – along with a special performance by internationally renowned comedian Max Amini, will perform at the new state-of-the-art Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. Presented by Live Nation, this will be a historical night spanning generations of fans in the city known for world-class entertainment.
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Bruno Mars will bring his 24K Magic Tour to T-Mobile Arena Saturday, July 15, 2017 Due to popular demand, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars has added two performance dates at Park Theater at Monte Carlo over Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. A multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and 20 time GRAMMY® nominee, Bruno Mars has sold over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide, affirming him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician recently dominated charts with the worldwide smash single, “Uptown Funk.” The RIAA diamond certified smash made history as the longest-leading Billboard “Hot 100” single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the chart’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at #1. “Uptown Funk” has received a number of honors, among them three 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, including the coveted “Record of the Year” award. In addition, the “Uptown Funk” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video.”
When you ask for a drumroll and you’re Andre Agassi, you get an entire drumline! That is how the afternoon began as Agassi, a leading supporter of education, joined House of Blues Las Vegas headliner Carlos Santana and his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, to announce a special partnership and research project with Square Panda and the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy. Carlos is back in Las Vegas for shows at the House of Blues beginning tomorrow (Nov. 2) so he took some time to visit the school and make this special announcement.
Square Panda is an educational product that turns a simple tablet into a comprehensive multisensory Phonics system. The tool measures each student’s individual progress and challenges through game play patterns, allowing educators to get a more complete view of a student’s education and help to create a solid reading base that is fundamental for future learning. The announcement took place Tuesday morning at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy. Donors who are making this possible include, House of Blues, Carlos Santana and The Milagro Foundation, and Bank of Nevada.
Renowned musician and songwriter Burton Cummings will return to perform his iconic hits at The Orleans Showroom on Jan. 11-12. Cummings began his career in the 1960’s as lead singer of Canadian rock band The Guess Who. The group produced the hits “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” “Hang On To Your Life” and many more. The band became the first Canadian group to reach #1 on the U.S. Hot 100 charts and became the first to earn a Platinum album for selling more than 1 million copies in the United States. Falling in Reverse, Issues, and Motionless in White will head out this January for ‘The End Is Here’ Tour. The tour kicks off on Jan. 13 in Tempe, AZ with a stop Jan. 15 at House of Blues Las Vegas. Dangerkids and Dead Girls Academy join the tour as support. Falling In Reverse is currently working on new material for their next album, the follow up to 2015’s Just Like You which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Current Album chart, landed at No. 3 for Current Alternative Album, No. 21 in the Billboard Top 200, and took the No. 13 spot on the Top Current Album chart. Further details are soon to be announced. January 15,
Legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan will ring in 2017 on the Las Vegas Strip with HOT 97.5’s Wu Year’s Eve. RZA, GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna will perform at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. PT.
As country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn prepare to return tonight to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to kick off their last run of shows in 2016, the trio has announced they will be calling the venue home to their hit Las Vegas residency for at least one more year. The extension will make “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” the longest running country music residency at The Colosseum since the venue opened in 2003. To celebrate the extension, and keep up with ticket demand, 12 new shows scheduled June 21 - July 2, 2017 and Nov. 29 - Dec. 9, 2017 have been added and will go on sale Friday, Dec. 2 at noon PT. Since premiering in June 2015, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas has played over 30 rockin’ shows and has received rave reviews by critics and fans being called “… a forceful country experience that rivals any rock show” by the Las Vegas Sun and a “ joint concert of the history-making variety” by Vegas.com.
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) will heat up in January with a host of jam-packed events as part of its new dance music series, "Zoology" by Collective Zoo. The event will kick off Jan. 6 with performances by Billy Kenny, Bixel Boys and Justin Jay, and the party continues Jan. 20 with Shiba San and Will Clarke.
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the lounge at Oscar’s steakhouse has launched a new Locals Night on Wednesdays with Happy Hour pricing all night long and 50 percent off all bottles of wine and champagne. Every day from 4 to 7 p.m., Happy Hour in Oscar’s lounge offers guests half off all beers, glasses of house wine, and well drinks as well as half off a selection of appetizers. Now, every Wednesday, Happy Hour pricing is available in the lounge all night long and customers can also enjoy half off all bottles of wine and champagne on the steakhouse’s extensive wine list. Wednesdays will also offer live entertainment with a DJ beginning at 7 p.m. in the lounge.
Society of Seven will heat up the Suncoast Showroom with its signature aloha vibe and its versatile variety show Dec. 17-18.The famed Hawaiian-based group’s energetic performance combines comedy sketches, celebrity impersonations and dance, as well as live musical performances that feature Top-40 hits, Broadway tunes and more. Society of Seven has been entertaining fans for more than 40 years.
Pop superstar Rick Astley is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. With his rich, deep voice, Rick Astley became an overnight sensation in the late 1980s, with his well-crafted dance-pop. Astley was discovered by the producer Pete Waterman in 1985, while singing in the English soul band FBI. After that, Waterman's production team -- Stock, Aitken & Waterman -- took Astley under their wing, writing and producing such impeccably crafted pop singles as “Never Gonna Give You Up,” which peaked at number one in 25 countries, and “Together Forever.”
Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will bring his new concert experience ‘Hans Zimmer Revealed’ to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, April 21, 2017. The concert will be in two parts: the first being some of Zimmer’s classic movie scores including GLADIATOR, THE LION KING and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and the second featuring re-imagined versions of some classic scores such as THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY and INCEPTION with special guests from the rock and pop world.
Dead & Company will kick off its 2017 summer tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 27, 2017. The celebrated group’s cross-country run will include a return to many iconic venues such as Fenway Park, Folsom Field and Citi Field, while also adding new venues including Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl and Chicago’s Wrigley Field to the tour. The returning Dead & Company band, which includes Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.