Free tribute series keeps rockin’ at Palace Station

Feb 12, 2001 7:32 AM

The free "Rock the Palace" tribute series, featuring some of the country’s best look-alike and sound-alike tribute bands, continues each weekend at Palace Station on Thursdays from 9 p.m.-midnight and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Sound Trax stage will come alive with some of the most exciting sounds in the history of rock. This week, Powerage will perform AC/DC hits from the Bon Scott era, like "Highway to Hell" and "Dirty Deeds," as well as those sung by Brian Johnson, such as "You Shook Me All Night Long," "Hell’s Bells," and "For Those About to Rock."

Guitarist Robben Ford plays Sound Trax

Guitarist Robben Ford will take the Sound Trax stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. His most recent work, Supernatural, showcases his flexibility with movement between R&B, blues, rock, pop, and funk, and allows listeners to "hear" his voice on such tracks as the gospel-tinged Water for the Wicked, co-written by Michael McDonald. Tickets are $22.50.

Greg Giraldo headlines Harrah’s Improv

Comedian Greg Giraldo performs at the Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas through Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m., along with comic Diane Nichols. Tickets, $24.95 plus tax, are available at Harrah’s Box Office. Giraldo’s humor is based on everyday situations. He is insightful with sharp intuitive societal observations. Audiences fall in love with his slapstick, and silly anecdotes.

Free blues series continues at Railhead

The popular free Boulder Blues series, featuring some of the country’s best blues artists, continues Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. at Boulder Station’s Railhead.

Joe Luis Walker brings his booming, soulful vocals and volatile guitar to the Railhead on Feb. 15. An accomplished songwriter and self-described "restless musician" who likes to take chances with his music, Walker’s crisp, concise guitar work is said to slice like a machete. His gospel-influenced vocal delivery grabs a lyric and refuses to let go.

Keith Sweat brings ‘soul’ to Texas

The ever-soulful Keith Sweat will perform at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $19.95 to $49.95 (plus tax), and can be purchased through or at the Boarding Pass Rewards Center.

The Atlanta resident has become one of that city’s leading citizens. Sweat has a label and studio there and has produced recordings for Kut Klose and Silk.

Texas Station hosts UNLV boxers

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel will host the UNLV Collegiate Invitational Boxing Tournament Saturday at 6 p.m. in its new Dallas Events Center. Tickets, $20 ringside, $10 general admission and $5 for UNLV students and children under 12, are available at The tournament will feature 12 bouts between collegiate boxing teams from the University of Nevada-Reno, the University of California-Berkeley, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, the University of Kentucky and UNLV.

Neil Sedaka at Orleans

International star Neil Sedaka returns to the showroom at The Orleans, Feb. 13-18. Showtime is 7 p.m. His hits have included chart toppers like, "Oh Carol," "Stairway To Heaven," "Calendar Girl," "Little Devil," "Where The Boys Are," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," "Stupid Cupid," and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." Tickets are $34.95, $39.95, and $44.95 tax.

Jay Mohr at Paris-LV

Jay Mohr, comedian, actor and talk show host, will bring his hilarious persona to Le Theater des Arts at Paris Las Vegas, Feb. 16-18 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $39.99. A "Saturday Night Live" alum, Mohr is known for his impersonations of such people as Christopher Walken, Sean Penn, Dick Vitale and Tony Bennett.