Clint Holmes, one of Las Vegas’
preeminent entertainers, will officially launch his third year at Harrah’s Las
Vegas Casino and Hotel. Holmes has just finished putting the final touches on a
dynamic new set list, and will unveil a compelling new version of his trademark
high-energy show. Clint Holmes performs nightly (dark Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. To
purchase tickets, call Harrah’s box office at (702) 369-5111.
Performing in the newly christened
“Clint Holmes Theater,” the charismatic performer has crafted a powerful mix
of new original music and stylishly arranged favorites”¦ each brought to life
with the extraordinary energy and personal style only Clint Holmes delivers with
The result is a singular entertainment
experience in which contemporary, pop, jazz and calypso selections are
“I always want to feel as though
I’m growing creatively, and that the show is still a work in progress,”
Holmes said. “Music is a gift that charts our lives”¦ carving out points of
reference on so many emotional levels. This new show is definitely the most
personal we’ve come up with to date, and we’re excited to share it with
Backed by a powerhouse 12-piece band,
Holmes and musical director Bill Fayne take audiences on a musical voyage that
twists and turns, several worlds colliding in a tableau that is all at once
moving, funny, uplifting and poignant. The whole experience is polished with the
style and voice that is unmistakably Clint Holmes.
The newly arranged show includes
additional material from Holmes’ original musical, “Comfortable Shoes”
(scheduled to premiere in Chicago later this year), which tells his life story
as the son of a classically-trained British opera singer mother and an
African-American jazz musician father.
Holmes’ show also includes the
bittersweet anthem “Who Will Stand,” an overflow of powerful feelings
written after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
But audiences can also expect to hear
music from such legendary performers as Sammy Davis, Jr., Stevie Wonder and a
brilliantly arranged excerpt from “West Side Story.”
A celebrated performer for more than
two decades, Holmes’ career has included television, including the host of his
own Emmy-award winning talk and variety show, as sidekick to host Joan Rivers on
“The Late Show,” and as music and event correspondent for Entertainment
Tonight. Still, it is on the stage in front of a live audience that Holmes
feels most at home.