Taylor Dayne to sizzle at Club Madrid

Feb 6, 2001 7:25 AM

Pop sensation Taylor Dayne will take the stage for two shows, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Saturday, at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid. Tickets — $20, $25, and $30 (plus tax) — can be purchased through tickets.com or at the Boarding Pass Rewards Center.

Dayne, a charismatic performer, has gained recognition in multiple formats from pop and dance to adult contemporary. Her vocal style has earned two double platinum albums, two sold-out world tours and several Grammy nominations.

She will belt out songs from her first album. It garnered four Top Ten singles, including "Tell It To My Heart," "Prove Your Love," "I’ll Always Love You," and "Don’t Rush Me."

Dayne’s performance will also feature hits form her second album, including "Every Beat Of My Heart," "I’ll Be Your Shelter," "Heart of Stone," and the smash hit, "Love Will Lead You Back."

The show wouldn’t be complete without her remake of Barry White’s "Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love."

Amazing Johnathan at the Golden Nugget

With physical mishaps and tornado-like delivery, Amazing Johnathan will perform in the Theater Ballroom at the Golden Nugget for a series of shows, Feb. 13-18, and Feb. 27-March 4. Tickets for the nightly 8 p.m. shows are $35.

Johnathan is fast becoming known as the most original and bizarre act to emerge from this era. His fast paced razor wit and tornado-like approach to magic is making him a legend throughout the country. He has starred in his own half-hour special for Comedy Central called, "Lounge Lizard," as well as two NBC specials, "The World’s Wildest Magicians" and "World’s Greatest Magic II."

Despite his success on national TV, Johnathan thrives on live shows. His on-stage antics have been compared to a combination of Alice Cooper and Steve Martin. It’s the mix of humor and horror that makes for a roller coaster ride of fun.

Little Charlie & the Nightcats

Little Charlie and the Nightcats, appearing Thursday at Boulder Station, gives the blues a whole new meaning with an exuberant, danceable blend of jump and swing jazz, hard Chicago blues, rockabilly, and bebop.

The jaw-dropping guitar acrobatics of Little Charlie Baty; the wry, witty lyrics of harmonicist/vocalist/song-writer Rick Estrin; and the tightly-constructed rhythms of stand-up bassist Ronnie James Weber and drummer Jund Core combine to deliver a performance full of fun, humor, bravado and sophistication.

"We’re good at putting on a show," boasts Estrin. "People don’t go out to see people who look like them. They want to see something special. I was schooled in this business to be a showman, and that’s what you get when you come to see us."

Paula Poundstone plays Sunset Station

Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid. Tickets — $27.50, $32.50 and $37.50 (plus tax) — can be purchased through tickets.com or the Boarding Pass Rewards Center inside Sunset Station. Must be 21.

Raised in Sudbury, Mass., a suburb of Boston, she became popular in the comedy frenzy of the ’80s and continues to shine. This fall, she’ll become a celebrity panelist for a revival of the classic game show, "To Tell The Truth." She has lent her voice to the animated series "Squigglevision," as well as the UPN network show "Home Movies," which aired during Spring 1999.

The comedienne is also working on a book of humorous essays. Her 20-year career included many "firsts" — the first woman to win a CableACE Awards for her first hour-long HBO special, "Cats, Cops and Stuff." She offered unforgettable live coverage of the 1992 political conventions and presidential inauguration for "The Tonight Show." She was the first person to provide backstage commentary at the 1993 Emmy Awards and followed with comedic pre- and post-shows for the 1994 Oscar telecast.