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Sade tour stop at MGM

Jul 24, 2001 12:10 AM

Singer and Grammy Award-winner Sade brings her Lovers Rock Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $110.25, $65.25 and $45.25.

Best known for her hits, “Your Love is King,” “Smooth Operator” and “Sweetest Taboo,” Sade’s latest album, Lovers Rock, is her first new studio LP in eight years. Major publications such as USA Today, Time magazine and the Los Angeles Times have already named Lovers Rock as one of the best albums of the year.

Sade’s five previous albums Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger than Pride, Love Deluxe and Best of Sade have collectively sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

Motown recording artist India Arie will open the concert for Sade. Rolling Stone describes Arie as a “studied songwriter and guitar player rooted in R& B, soul, Motown and blues of the past, but grounded in the post hip-hop urban world of today.” Her recently released classic rhythm-and-blues-rooted debut album, Acoustic Soul, included the enchanting debut single, “Video.”


Everly Brothers bring retro rock to The Orleans

The Everly Brothers bring their legendary talent and sound to the Orleans showroom for four days this week. Starting Wednesday, the brothers will bring their two-part harmonies to the stage.

The brothers had an early exposure to music. Their father started them on the guitar early and before they were teenagers they appeared on an Iowa radio station.

In 1957 the brothers picked up a Bo Diddley beat and created “By By Love.” The song went on to sell two million records and stayed in the top 10 for six months, launching the brothers into stardom.

The Everly Brothers will perform at 8 p.m.


The Knack celebrates the ’70s

The 70’s band The Knack, are coming to town to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their album “Get The Knack.” The album hit the charts in 1979 and quickly climbed its way up to number one on the charts. It eventually went on to sell six million copies and launched the band into superstardom.

The Knack was formed in the middle of the disco scene. They performed at famous clubs as the Whiskey-A-Go-Go and the Troubadour. There, they jammed with legendary performers as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Eddie Money.

The band saw a resurgence in fame when the song “My Sharona” appeared on the “Reality Bites” soundtrack.

You can catch The Knack Saturday and Sunday at the Suncoast showroom at 8 p.m.


String Cheese Incident at Aladdin

The eclectic String Cheese Incident will make a rare Las Vegas appearance on July 27-28 at the Aladdin Hotel’s Theater for the Performing Arts. What started as a Colorado club band has now performed more than 1,000 concerts and produced five albums. Their latest release, Outside Inside, reveals how the group has honed its musical and songwriting skills. Tickets are $30 in advance; $32 on concert day.


Paris’ making Whoopi

Paris Las Vegas presents an Evening With Whoopi Goldberg, Wednesday through Sunday, in Le Theatre des Arts showroom. Showtimes are 9 p.m. nightly, except on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $75.

Whoopi has always marched to her own drummer: the quirky name, defiant dreadlocks, the wide-ranging, often non-commercial film roles, the animated voices, the guest stints on TV shows such as Star Trek when she least needed it, and, most important, her outrageous sense of humor.

What’s so refreshing about Whoopi Goldberg is that the honesty and moxie that are her trademarks have not diminished over time. Now she brings something new to Paris Las Vegas in a rare Sin City appearance.