Gatlin blasts into Orleans

Jul 31, 2001 2:04 AM

Larry Gatlin comes to The Orleans Hotel & Casino this week.

Larry Gatlin has had a tremendous career. He’s sung his way to a Grammy, a truckload of No. 1 songs, a starring role on Broadway, and two films.

In 1971, Larry teamed up with Dottie West. Dottie offered to help Larry out with his songwriting and one day sent him a one-way ticket to Music City.

In 1974, Larry released his maiden album The Pilgrim and hit No. 1 the next year with “Broken Lady,” a song that fetched him a Grammy in 1976. In the middle of the decade, the Gatlin brothers joined forces, and the hits started flowing. In 1977, the group went to No. 1 again with “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love.” In 1979 they went to No. 1 again with “All The Gold In California.”

Larry also saw his first solo album entitled, “In My Life” released. It featured 10 songs all penned by Larry.

Gatlin will be appearing 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday in the showroom at The Orleans.

Sunset greets B.J.

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino will host an evening with B.J. Thomas on Saturday.

Thomas’ career began when his father took him to a Hank Williams concert. That experience would lead to a 30-year career in music.

In his 30 years in the music business, Thomas has amassed Gold and Platinum albums, 15 top 40 hits, 10 top 40 country hits, five Grammy’s and two Dove awards for gospel music. His signature hit “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” has become recognized worldwide.

Since the 1970’s Thomas has devoted much of his attention to gospel music, releasing several albums, becoming one of the all time best selling Christian music artists.

Thomas can be seen twice on Saturday, August 4 at 7 and 9 p.m.


Natalie Cole returns once again to Paris Las Vegas August 3—5.

Cole is one of the most treasured vocalists performing today. Her genre has spanned contemporary pop, jazz, and R&B classics.

Cole has chosen to continue the tradition of such classical vocalist as Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington.

Cole grew up in the shadow of her father, Nat “King” Cole. With his influence she naturally took her place among the pantheon of vocal masters who she had seen perform and rehearse.

During the 1970s, Cole released five albums which spawned five No. 1 R&B hits. Her hits also include “Pink Cadillac” and a re-mastering of her fathers hit song “When I Fall In Love,” in which she sang a duet with her father.

Her album, Unforgettable”¦With Love was released in 1991 and earned Cole seven Grammy awards.

She will be appearing 9 p.m. nightly in La Theatre des Arts.

Viva, Feliciano!

Legendary recording artist Jose Feliciano performs at Texas Station Gambling & Hotel 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Considered one of the greatest living guitarists in the world, Feliciano has six Grammy awards among his 60 albums during 25 years of touring.

Plaza debuts LeCabaret

The Plaza Hotel & Casino has a new show under their roof. LeCabaret features a trio of talented young newcomers each with unique specialties and styles. The show will feature vocal impressionist Larry G. Jones, singer and dancer Sarafina and magician Jenny Alexander.

Comic impressionist Larry G. Jones delivers a fast moving Varity of singers and celebrities ranging from ’50s Doo Wop to modern day Cher. Jones blends comedy, singing and props to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Singer and dancer Sarafina is a powerhouse of energy that doesn’t stop until the curtain falls.

Jenny Alexander brings charm, beauty and charisma to her show of illusions. She has studied magic for a number of years and brings her gifts to the Plaza Stage. Alexander was also recently named, “The sexist woman in Las Vegas,” by Life Magazine.

Le Cabaret runs Tuesdays through Sundays with two shows nightly at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Plaza showroom at the Plaza Hotel Casino.