Plans have been made for our annual New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular ”” billed as America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year 2004, with the pyrotechnic display theme: "A Celebration of Light, Energy and Life."
We’re in December already and I have yet to receive my first New Year’s Eve invitation or an offer of a new outfit. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving was so wonderful. My freezer is full of leftovers that will get me by the next couple of weeks before the holiday parties’ swing into action.
I’ve always thought that Kenny Kerr was Don Rickles in drag. I just attend Kenny’s birthday bash at his new Westside home. Kenny said that he recently returned from Africa and that he’s searching for a new local venue.
The New York City smash, "The Puppetry of the Penis," may have finally found a local home.
My sympathies go to Ed Bernstein, whose father passed away.
The Opus Society of Las Vegas is holding a holiday fantasy at the Spanish Trails Country Club on Friday evening. It will benefit Child Haven.
The Green Valley Jazz Trio plays Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza on Sunset Road on Monday evening.
Steve Wyrick assured me that his new Aladdin show will open on Dec. 11 with five great new illusions. I’m predicting a hit for the city’s youngest magician.
Tickets for Bette Midler’s Valentine’s night play date at the MGM Grand have gone on sale with a second show anticipated from the brisk sales.
Speaking of great ticket sales, Jerry Seinfeld has added a third show at The Colosseum on Dec. 27 at 11 p.m.
While Sheena Easton is on the road for some Christmas concerts, Vegas Live host Clint Holmes will be joined by a series of guest hosts including me, I hope!
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, according to some excellent sources, will not be playing The Orleans, after all. I hear that a backstage power struggle shelved the dates, which means the duo’s final two-year world tour still doesn’t include a local date.
Speaking of final tours, Cher’s dates at the MGM Grand, Jan. 2-3, are part of her 2004 final tour. It’s a great bargain with KC and the Sunshine Band and the Village People also on the bill.
Thanks to Las Vegas Sun columnist Tim McDarrah, I found out that the Forbes 500 list includes nine folks involved with our wonderful city headed by Jacqueline Mars, granddaughter of candy maker Ethel Mars (Ethel M) who is worth a reported $10.4 billion and number 15 on the list.
You also can’t feel bad for Siegfried and Roy producer Kenneth Feld, despite the closing of their show. His worth is a reported $775 million, placing him at 328 on the list.
Always trying to fit in, I’ve had a difficult time getting the proper outfit to wear to the show in town that draws the rodeo crowd. I’m used to high heels, but I don’t understand the comfort of cowboy boots.
The act I’m looking forward to seeing is Charlie Daniels at The Orleans. I just have to find out if he can see his audience from under the huge hat he wears.
Tony Sacca’s 18th annual Christmas Special takes place Sunday at the Stratosphere.