Celebrity headliners help ring in the New Year

Dec 26, 2000 12:25 PM

Jay Black & The Americans
Texas Station (631-1000) Dec. 27

Boney James, Jonathan Butler
Texas Station (631-1000) Dec. 31

James Brown
Blue Note Jazz (862-8307) Dec. 29-31

The Checkmates
Arizona Charlie’s West (258-5100) Dec. 31; $25 includes party favors, champagne.

David Copperfield
MGM Grand (891-7777) Dec. 29-31: 3 p.m. matinee, Dec. 29-30; plus 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Earth, Wind & Fire
Mandalay’s House of Blues (632-7580) Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.

Epstein’s Mother & Real Surreal
Fiesta Casino Hotel (631-7000) New Year’s Eve, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Goo Goo Dolls
Mandalay’s House of Blues (632-7580) Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.

Journey, REO Speedwagon
Mandalay’s Event Center (632-7580) Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

Gladys Knight
Aladdin Theater for Performing Arts (474-4000) Dec. 30 at 8:30 p.m.

Kool & The Gang
Fremont Street Experience (678-5600) Dec. 31, 6 p.m. through midnight.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sam’s Town Live (456-7777) Dec. 29-30 at 9 p.m.

Dennis Miller, David Spade
Aladdin (474-4000) New Year’s Eve at 9:30 p.m.

Neal McCoy
Sam’’s Town Live (456-7777) Dec. 31
at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Wayne Newton
Stardust (732-6111) Dec. 26-Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. nightly, except 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 p.m.,
New Year’s Eve.

Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits
Silverton (263-7777) Dec. 231-Jan. 1

Frankie Randall & the Vincent Falcone Orchestra
Suncoast (636-7075) Dec. 28-30 at 8 p.m. nightly; New Year’s Eve dinner and show at 8:30 p.m.

Debbie Reynolds
The Orleans (365-7111) Dec. 28-30 at 7 p.m.

Don Rickles
Paris Las Vegas (946-7000) Dec. 29-31 at 9 p.m. (10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve)

Rita Rudner
MGM (891-7777) 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 31.

Hard Rock Hotel (693-5066) Dec. 39-30 at 8 p.m.

Tribute to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Four Tops and Temptations
Flamingo Las Vegas (733-3333) Dec. 31

Van Morrison
Hard Rock Hotel (693-5066) Dec. 31-Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.

Phil Vassar
Boulder’s Railhead (432-7575) Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Damon Wayans
Las Vegas Hilton (732-5755) Dec. 30 at 9 p.m.

Mary Wilson’s Tribute to Motown
Riviera (794-9433) Dec. 31

Production Shows

Bill Acosta: Lasting Impressions
Flamingo (733-3333)
Slick production features an 8-piece band and 12 topless dancers: 10 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays plus 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

American Superstars
Stratosphere (380-7777)
Rock ‘n’ roll celebrity tribute with live band, dancers: 7 p.m., Sunday, Mondays and Tuesdays; 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Broadway Showroom (Under 5 not admitted).

An Evening at La Cage
Riviera (794-9433)
Frank Marino stars as a catty Joan Rivers: 7:30 and 9:30 nightly except Tuesdays.

At the Copa
Rio All-Suite Casino Resort
David Cassidy and Sheena Easton team up for a high-energy musical: 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Blue Man Group
Luxor (262-4400)
The New York-based show blends art, comedy, improvisation and percussive music: 7 p.m. Mondays, 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Bottoms Up
Flamingo (733-3240)
A blend of vaudeville and sitcom: 2 and 4 p.m. except Sundays (18 or older).

Caesars Magical Empire
Caesars Palace (731-7333)
A multi-chambered magical mystery tour with dinner Tuesdays through Sundays.

Crazy Girls
Riviera (794-9433)
Topless revue features eight showgirls and recorded music: 8:30 and 10:30 nightly plus midnight on Saturdays. (Must be 18).

MGM Grand (891-7777)
Musical starring Tommy Tune: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Saturdays. Dec. 17 through Dec. 23. Shows 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Christmas Day. (Dark Dec. 24).

Folies Bergere
Tropicana (739-2714)
Tribute to the Parisian Music Hall: 7:30 and 10 nightly except Thursdays. (Early show not topless; Must be 16 to attend late show).

Forever Plaid
Flamingo (733-3333)
Musical follows a quartet after they are killed in a bus crash and get to perform that one big concert. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Andre-Philippe Gagnon
The Venetian (948-3007)
French-Canadian singing impressionist has drop-dead renditions of pop stars: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Danny Gans
The Mirage (792-7777)
Singing impressions with 200 voices: 8 p.m. daily except Mondays and Fridays. (Dark Dec. 24 through 29).

Flamingo O’Shea’s (737-1343)
R-rated show uses members of the audience for hilarious stunts: 9 p.m. Tuesdays — Saturdays (must be 18). (Midnight show at the Flamingo, Fridays & Saturdays.)

Honky Tonk Angles
Gold Coast (367-7111)
Tribute to the top country females, including Patsy Cline, in a Christmas program 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The Illusionary Magic
of Rick Thomas
Tropicana (737-2515)
Charming magician performs with white tigers daily at 2 and 4 p.m except Fridays.

Bally’s Las Vegas (739-4567)
Lavish production with sinking of Titanic, and other spectacular acts nightly except Tuesdays, 7:30 and 10:30.

Lance Burton:
Master Magician
Monte Carlo (386-8224)
Stunning illusions are a blend of intimate cabaret and high-powered extravaganza: 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesdays — Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays; (Dark through Dec. 25)

Legends in Concert
Imperial Palace (794-3261)
Venerable celebrity-impersonation revue features believable performers: Featuring Elvis and Marilyn Monroe 7 and 10:30 Mondays — Saturdays.

Les Trix
San Remo (597-6428)
An eclectic blend of magic, comedy, cockatoos and cleavage: 8 and 10:30 nightly except Mondays. Late show topless, (must be 18).

First Lady of Magic
The Venetian (948-3007)
Sultry Melinda mesmerizes the audience with large-scale illusions: 6:30 Mondays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 6:30 and 8:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Flamingo (733-3333)
Broadway quality music theater based on the best-seller: 10 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Michael Flatley’s
Lord of the Dance
New York-New York (740-6815)
This high-energy River Dance clone is ignited by talented young performers tapping their way as good and evil match wits: 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m.

Midnight Fantasy
Luxor (262-4400)
Tasteful topless revue: 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 8:30 p.m. Sunday (Must be 21 or older).

Treasure Island (894-7722)
An offshoot of the genre-stretching Cirque du Soleil: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Multiple Personalities of Billy Cage
Bourbon Street (737-7200)
Madcap song, comedy and impressions: 2 p.m., Tuesdays — Saturdays.

Bellagio (693-7722)
The spectacular production by Cirque du Soleil showcases a cast of 74 synchronized swimmers, trapeze artists, contortionists and others: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fridays through Tuesdays. (Dark through Dec. 20).

The Scintas
Las Vegas Hilton (732-5755)
Family affair with musical variety and comedy: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Siegfried & Roy
The Mirage (791-7111)
Where else can you find a fire-breathing dragon, white tigers and a vanishing (and reappearing) elephant? 7:30 and 11 p.m. Fridays through Tuesdays. (Dark through Thursday, Dec. 28)

Harrah’s Las Vegas (369-5222)
A late-night adult review: 10:30 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays, 7:30 and 10:30 Wednesdays. (Must be 18).

Splash 2000
Riviera (794-9433)
Features ice skaters and specialty acts: 7:30 and 10:30 nightly. (Sunday early show is covered, must be 18 for all other shows. Covered shows added 7:30 Dec. 29 and 30).

Clint Holmes
Harrah’s (369-5111)
Clint Holmes stars in this popular laissez faire production: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.

Tournament of Kings
Excalibur (597-7600)
Medieval-theme dinner show has magic acts, mounted knights, singers and laser effects: 6 and 8:30 nightly.

Viva Las Vegas
Stratosphere (380-7777)
Show features singers and dancers, and occasional specialty acts: 2 and 4 p.m. daily except Sundays, those under 21 must be accompanied by adult (must be 5 or older).

Steve Wyrick,
World Class Magician
Sahara (737-2515)
Tightly-knit magic show features large-scale illusions: 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Monday.

When Lounges were King
Regent Las Vegas (869-7194)
Sonny King, Pete Barbutti, Freddie Bell, Lezlie Anders, Rich Michel and Steve Rossi perform 3 and 7:30 p.m., Mondays, also at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Comedy Clubs

Bourbon Street Comedy
Bourbon Street (737-7200)
Dr. Naughty, the X-rated comedy hypnotist, performs at 10:15 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Comedy Stop
Tropicana (739-2714)
One of the oldest and largest venues for comedy in town. Three comics are presented twice nightly at 8 and 10:30.

The Improv
Harrah’s (369-5111)
The Budd Friedman club traces its roots to the old cellar comedy stores of New York. It presents three or four national comics twice a night (Except Mondays).

Riviera Comedy Club
Riviera (794-9433)
The Club presents three comics twice nightly at 8 and 10. (An 11:45 show is added Fridays and Saturdays nights).

The Reserve Comedy Club
The Reserve (558-7000)
Stand-up comedians are presented in the Explorers Room at 7 and 9 on Monday nights.

Sandy Hackett’s Comedy Club
Texas Station (631-1001)
Buddy Hackett’s son presents stand-up comedy every Saturday at 7 p.m.