Lord of the Dance reaches 1,000-show milestone

January 23, 2001 10:25 AM
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Michael Flatley’s "Lord of the Dance" celebrated its 1,000th show at New York-New York last Thursday. The international hit features a cast of more than 40 gifted dancers and musicians in a dazzling 90-minute show.

The story is based on Irish folklore as Don Dorcha and his warriors challenge the Lord of the Dance. In the end, good triumphs, but there are skirmishes and challenges along the way. At the core of the show are the thrilling "River Dance" sequences, which usually elicit standing ovations.

Wally Eastwood guest stars in Folies

One of Las Vegas’ most entertaining variety acts, juggler Wally Eastwood, guest stars in "The Best of the Folies Bergere" at the Tropicana through March. More than a juggling act, Eastwood is a charismatic performer who blends comedy, music and juggling into a compelling act.

Many showgoers may recall his memorable performances at "Splash" during the 1990s. Among his endearing segments are "playing" a keyboard with bouncing balls, juggling a number of top hats, and keeping a dozen Ping-Pong balls in the air — by blowing on them! Eastwood has also starred on network TV shows and cable television specials.

Santa Fe heats up its lounge

Santa Fe Station has opened its lounge with singer Jerry Tiffe, who performs Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. His repertoire includes many nostalgic and Fabulous ‘50s favorites, which often get the crowd onto the dance floor. Tiffe also performs from 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays at Texas Station; from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Sunset Station; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Boulder Station.

Country fans can participate in Shooting Stars Karaoke Night at Santa Fe Station on Tuesdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Line dancing starts at 7 p.m., then amateurs take over the Karaoke microphone.

John Conlee plays Silverton

Country music great John Conlee brings his down-home style to the Silverton at 8 p.m. Saturday. With his signature hits, "Rose Colored Glasses," "Hit the Ground Running," and "Fellow Travelers," Conlee is sure to attract a loyal legion of followers. Over his 25-year career, Conlee has recorded 29 singles, 26 of them charting in the Top 20 or better, and eight reaching No. 1. Tickets are $15.95.

Jeremy Hotz returns to Improv

Stand-up comic Jeremy Hotz headlines the Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s, Tuesday through Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. The multi-talented Canadian comedian has starred in his own Comedy Central mini-series, "Married Life," and performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. No stranger to TV, Hotz has made guest appearances on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night With David Letterman." Joining Hotz at the Improv are Bruce Fine and Benny Ricardo.