Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will
host this year’s only west coast performance by one of America’s most
celebrated performers, Latin diva Gloria Estefan, at the Mandalay Bay Events
Center, on Saturday at 9 p.m. Gloria has prepared a special show where she will
rock the house with her greatest hits and never before performed songs.
Gloria Estefan has had a superstar
career paved in gold and platinum. Since bursting into the public eye in 1985 as
the energetic front woman of Miami Sound Machine, she has become an
international recording star of epic proportions. With 21 album releases, over
70 million record sales and an astonishing 32 top ten singles, Estefan is the
single most successful crossover performer in Latin music history. She has won
numerous accolades throughout her career including five Grammy Awards, an
American Music Award, multiple Billboard awards and most recently The
Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Award “Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Recently Gloria released her Greatest
Hits, Volume II, a woven collection of her best-loved English-language hits from
the past nine years. The success of this compilation has once again affirmed her
status as one of pop music’s true and enduring originals.
For ticket information, call (702)
Station hosts ”˜Ladies of the 80s’
Boulder Station Hotel & Casino will
host “Ladies of the 80s” with Lacy J. Dal-ton, Janie Fricke and Juice Newton
at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday. For more information, contact Boulder Station
Hotel & Casino at (702) 432-7777.
Dalton’s gravelly, bluesy voice
garnered attention in Nashville and she earned 1979’s Best New Female Vocalist
award from the Academy of Country Music. Her debut album Lacy J. Dalton
is considered a classic in country music circles. Her hits include “Hillbilly
Girl with the Blues,” “Working Class Man” and “Crazy Blue Eyes.”
For energetic performer Newton, awards
are nothing out of the ordinary. In addition to the Grammy she won for Best Pop
Female Vocalist, Newton has received honors from many other organizations,
including the Academy of Country Music and People’s Choice Awards. Newton
takes her audience on an emotion-filled ride, from the stirring tenderness of
“The Sweetest Thing” to the rollicking “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on
Fricke was studying to be a teacher in
the mid-1960s when the folk music scene inspired her to sing. In 1975, she moved
to Nashville and began to sing back up vocals for such country royalty as
Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride. She has appeared on over 1,200 albums. Fricke
was paired with Johnny Duncan in 1977 and the duo recorded three successful
singles, “Stranger,” “Thinkin’ of a Rainbow” and “It Couldn’t Have
Been Better.” Her most recent release was 2000’s Boucin’ Back and Hymns
The Righteous Brothers return to The Orleans
Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, the
Righteous Brothers, return to The Orleans Wednesday through November 11. Tickets
are available by calling (702) 365-7075.
For nearly four decades, the Righteous
Brothers have defined the essence of “blue-eyed soul.” Together, and as solo
artists, Bill and Bobby have reached generations of fans with their
unmistakable, heartfelt vocal style. From their 1965 chart-topping success with
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” to 1990’s surprise rediscovery of
“Unchained Melody,” the Righteous Brothers have endured and thrived as
The raw emotion which Medley and
Hatfield convey as singers explains the duo’s evergreen appeal. They also have
the knack of choosing timeless, immaculately crafted songs to record. Today, the
Righteous Brothers are currently at renewed heights of popularity, reaching
legions of new admirers, over the airwaves and in concert.
“Reunion” is their latest record
release. The album brings the Brothers together again for an album of all newly
recorded songs. Such classics as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,”
“(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” “Ebb Tide,” and an updated
rendition of “Rock and Roll Heaven” are included in this impressive
“Reunion” appears in the wake of
the Righteous Brothers’ surprise comeback as Top 40 hit makers. “Unchained
Melody” featured in the film Ghost, became a platinum single in early
’91 when the duo’s newly recorded version sold over one million copies and
also earned them a Grammy nomination.
Christopher Cross ”˜Sailing’ into the Suncoast
Grammy and Oscar-winning singer
Christopher Cross takes the stage at the Suncoast Friday through Sunday at 7
p.m. Tickets priced at $29.95, $34.95, $39.95 (plus tax), are available by
calling (702) 636-7075.
Christopher Cross was the biggest new
star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of
smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping “Sailing.”
It was 1981 when Christopher Cross,
newly arrived from his Texas upbringing burst on the music scene by winning five
Grammys and an Oscar off his first album release. Songs like “Ride Like The
Wind” and the Oscar-winning single “Arthur’s Theme” catapulted him into
a level of superstardom for which he was definitely not prepared for. In the
wake of two more Top 20 hits, “Never Be the Same” and “Say You’ll Be
Mine,” he suddenly walked off with a record setting five Grammys in 1981. He
also had an album that went on to sell six million copies.
In short time, Christopher made the
difficult but personally gratifying decision that he was more concerned with
what made him happy rather than with pleasing the wallets and careers of the
industry bigwigs surrounding him.
The past twenty years have been hard
work for this talented soul. He continues to write and record and he has
released several albums.
Annual ”˜Nightmare on 54th Street’ Celebration
Studio 54 at MGM Grand will transform
from clubhouse to haunted house for a Halloween bash.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 ”” Regularly
scheduled EDEN, “Erotically Delicious Entertainers Night,” will be replaced
by a spectacularly spooky “HallowEDEN” with performances by Las Vegas
performers. Ghouls and goblins will come together to boogie down to the hot
sounds being spun by Studio 54’s very own DJ Frankie and DJ Jose 2 Hype.
Wednesday, Oct. 31”” Studio 54’s NIGHTMARE ON 54th STREET will be Las Vegas’ most electrifying celebration. There will be a variety of choreographed entertainment features performed by the Studio 54 in-house dancers. There will also be sinfully sensational prizes awarded throughout the night. Contests for the most outrageous, original costumes will award winners prizes to total more than $5,400.