Tag: Las Vegas Entertainment Scene 2016

  • Entertainment Maven Robin Leach Guides Us on What to See in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve, Comments on Passing of George Michael and Carrie Fisher, More

    There are many places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. However, few compare to Las Vegas. Robin Leach, of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous fame, currently has a column and section on the Las Vegas Review Journal’s website, where he covers the city’s happenings. Focusing on New Year’s festivities in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Robin says the acts to see begin on December 30th. Some of those include Lady Gaga at the Wynn, Bruno Mars at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Sting at The Cosmopolitan, Elton John at Caesars Palace, Lionel Richie at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and the Backstreet Boys at Caesars Palace, for a private party, among others.

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    Sweet Show! Multitalented Melody Sweets Stars in Call of the Wild! Jungle Burlesque at the Absinthe Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace, Midnight July 30th, Benefiting Siegfried and Roy’s Sarmoti Foundation, Protecting Endangered Animals Worldwide – We Catch up With the Star

    Known as the Green Fairy in the popular Las Vegas show Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Melody Sweets is a showgirl, singer, producer and can no doubt strike a pose. Absinthe is an acrobatic, cabaret variety show. Audiences witness many amazing feats performed by different artists. Aside from being in a long running Las Vegas production, Melody is also a producer of her own variety shows. Her latest is this Saturday night July 30th at midnight. It’s called Call of the Wild! Jungle Burlesque and will take place at the Absinthe Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace. Most of the proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit Las Vegas legends Siegfried and Roy’s Sarmoti Foundation. The charitable organization raises money to help protect endangered animals worldwide.

  • The Inimitable Robin Leach: Television Personality, Luxury Living Maven, Columnist, Entertainment Commentator – He Sits Down with Us and Talks Vegas, Lifestyles, His Life, Donald Trump, More

    If you wondered what became of the man who made the phrase "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams" famous, look no further than Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, Nevada. There, you will find the man who made that saying famous, in the 80s and 90s on his television show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Today, the veteran, celebrity media personality not only makes his home in Las Vegas, but he covers the extensive entertainment scene in that city, with his section in the Las Vegas Sun. We first spoke with Robin back in 2011, covering a variety of topics with him [see here]. Now, five years later, on May 26th, at The Palazzo Las Vegas’s Italian restaurant, Lavo, we caught up with the ever energetic media figure. Speaking with him, we were able to revisit some of the topics we spoke about in 2011 and then some.

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    A Trip to the Stratosphere Tower’s Observation Deck Tops Things to Do in Las Vegas, Literally

    Last year we had a chance to visit the long running adult show, Pin Up, featuring former Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclar at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas [see her CYInterview here]. However, a trip to the Las Vegas resort should never go without a visit to the top of the Stratosphere Tower. There are many great things to do in Las Vegas. If you are looking for something you, your friends and your entire family can enjoy, the Stratosphere Tower’s Observation Deck makes for a great experience. Patrons can select to stay inside the glass lounge area or they can actually go outside and take in a panoramic view of Las Vegas including an unparalleled vista of the entire Las Vegas strip. Add to that the breeze and the sounds of the city below and a trip to the top of this incredible tower makes for lots of fun.

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    UFC Co-Founder Art Davie Talks with CYInterview at the Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook: Discusses His Book, Is This Legal? Being Made Into a Movie, the Possibility of Connor McGregor Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Jr., More

    Las Vegas is fight central for the United States. Both boxing and mixed martial arts hold gigantic events there, throughout the calendar year. Art Davie, one of the men responsible for starting the UFC and bringing mixed martial arts to a wide audience, lives not far from Las Vegas in the city of Pahrump, Nevada. Mr. Davie, the author of Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It is now working on the next part of his saga. After being inducted into the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame in 2014, Mr. Davie has been working hard on getting Is This Legal? turned into a movie. Last year, the UFC founder touched on the subject with us. [See our past CYInterviews with Art Davie here and here]. Aside from that, there is no denying that his work on behalf of mixed martial arts should earn him an induction into the Contributor’s Section of the UFC Hall of Fame. It is something he thinks will happen in the coming years.

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    Jason Tenner as Prince in Purple Reign at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is Phenomenal! Show Provides Powerful Purple Tribute to the Now Deceased Superstar; Tenner Talks Prince, Meeting the Purple One, the Show and More

    For his millions of fans, the death of multitalented music star Prince was a moment many did not expect. Prince passed away on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. Musician Jason Tenner says he could not eat and barely slept for a few days after the Purple Rain singer’s passing. For over 15 years, Mr. Tenner has done his best to accurately represent Prince on stage. Now, he seeks to pay his respects to the now deceased artist, who so strongly impacted the music industry. On and off the Las Vegas Strip, Mr. Tenner has performed his Prince show titled Purple Reign, for more than a decade. The show comprises Jason Tenner as Prince, his band and various beautiful women. It certainly makes for a memorable evening. The show has a variety of Prince’s music, a few short humorous skits and a tribute that pays respect to the artist, now gone too soon. On the evening of Wednesday, May 25th, I attended Mr. Tenner’s Purple Reign Prince tribute show, which is now at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The venue that evening was more than 95 percent full. Throughout the entire show, the performance received numerous standing ovations.

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    Fantasy at the Luxor Hotel & Casino is Dazzling, Dancing Dynamite: A Las Vegas Strip Must See, Lorena Peril’s Singing Tops, Sean E. Cooper’s Impersonations Hilarious, Dancers are Stunning – Adult Only Show, Some Nudity

    For over 15 years on the Las Vegas Strip, the ladies of Fantasy have been entertaining crowds and winning awards. Voted the Best Showgirls in 2015 and 2012 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among other accolades, Fantasy is incredibly choreographed dance entertainment, showcasing beautiful women, who at times are topless. Add in the skills of the show’s lovely hostess, Lorena Peril, who demonstrates great singing chops and impersonator Sean E. Cooper as some of pop culture’s most well known stars for comic relief, and you have one the best variety shows in Vegas. The show plays nightly at the Luxor Hotel & Casino with a start time of 10:30 PM. This show is for adults only. If you thought Fantasy might draw a principally male demographic, you would be in error. The evening I saw the show, the crowd featured couples and adults of all ages and backgrounds, both male and female. This performance has something for everyone. You can see my picture above with the cast of Fantasy, including the smoldering Lorena Peril, talented Sean E. Cooper and, of course, the beautiful women who make the evening memorable.

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    Comedy Master Eddie Griffin Wows at the Rio in Las Vegas, Irreverent Humor Brings Plenty of Laughs; Mason Pryor – Son of Late Comedy Genius Richard Pryor – and Thomas Ward Strong Opening Acts, More

    Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, hosts all sorts of spectacles, acrobatics shows, music performances, magic performances, celebrity tribute shows, showgirls, tours to the Grand Canyon and many other things for the millions visiting the city yearly. However, if you are looking for a laugh and are not easily offended, comedian and actor Eddie Griffin puts on a hilarious show in The King’s Room at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s. I suspect it is unlike any comedy show you have ever experienced. Mr. Griffin’s show is a no holds barred commentary on a variety of social and political topics, as well as his life experiences. Some have called Eddie this generation’s Richard Pryor. It is a title he hopes to live up to every day. Speaking of the late Richard Pryor, Eddie has currently taken the late comedian’s son, Mason Pryor, under his wing. Mason is one of Mr. Griffin’s two opening acts. The young Pryor’s routine garnered laughs about sex and the financial challenges of being relatively new to the comedy game. The other opening act, comedian Thomas Ward, told jokes about Instagram models and his bad credit score, also to abundant laughs.