Get a ‘piece’ at the Hard Rock

Jul 27, 2004 3:12 AM

The East Coast sensation — the acclaimed off-Broadway show entitled "Pieces (of Ass)" — is set to debut at the Hard Rock on Aug. 14. According to my New York sources, who have seen the show a number of times, the show is just several separate monologues given by sexy, beautiful women describing the ins and outs of being a "piece of ass."

After all the hullabaloo for its launch, what has happened to the Vegas TV Channel? A call to Sprint directory assistance brought a not surprising, "I’m sorry sir, but I show no listing for that name." When will someone figure out how to do a Vegas TV show that works?

Clint Holmes is a sports aficionado. He’s a die-hard Washington Redskins fan (me, too, but probably not for the same reasons) and an avid tennis player. His tennis coach and friend, Bob Randolph, is fulfilling Holmes’ dream of participating in a sanctioned professional tournament: the first Clint Holmes Las Vegas Senior Open from Oct. 20-24 on the clay courts of the Stirling Club at Turnberry Place. Tennis legends, touring seniors and celebrities will participate in what Holmes hopes will become an annual event. For tickets and entry information call (702) 897-6028.

Station Casinos has some great acts upcoming with LL Cool J at Green Valley Station on Saturday; Johnny Rivers at Texas Station on Aug. 7, and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers at Boulder Station on Aug. 13.

Aladdin magician extraordinaire Steve Wyrick has been asked to be the featured artist at the 2005 annual Vienna Magic Festival. Speaking of the Aladdin, with all the mergers and acquisitions, lest we forget that Planet Hollywood takes it over on Sept. 1, so it was good to see the hotel make some headlines with the Linda Ronstadt uproar over her political views. Ronstadt always teamed with controversy even with her early performances at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles when she appeared on stage with no shoes, a very short dress and no panties. The audience loved it! Ronstadt’s comments that friends have pulled their acts from the hotel might not be true since the hotel has no bookings past Sept. 1.

Maybe Mayor Oscar Goodman is right when he told last week’s Time magazine in its Las Vegas feature that casinos will eventually find a way to bring strip clubs inside. "It’s guaranteed. It’s just a matter of when," said his honor. I’m wondering if the mayor is jealous since the Strip properties are out of his jurisdiction!

Though details are forthcoming, auditions for the next "American Idol" will be held in Las Vegas on Sept. 12. Contestants for the show, which returns in January for its fourth season, can be from 16 to 28 years of age.

Alejandro Fernandez will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sept. 15. Tickets range from $55 to $165 and are already on sale.

As of deadline, there’s no final word whether "Havana Night — The Show" will open at the Stardust this weekend. The Cuban performers were still awaiting their American visas, which the Cuban government preferred they not receive.

I’m hearing rumors that Howard Lefkowitz, one of the brain trusts behind "The Vegas Show," has departed the television series while it is on "hiatus and awaiting its syndication rollout." Ha ha!

David Saxe’s "V" in San Francisco opened and closed the same night amidst rumors that the backers shortchanged the theater owner. His "V" show here is doing well thanks to ticket broker sales.

While the new Hilton bosses decide the future of the property, their catering to locals with some great offers: 50 percent off show tickets, 25 percent off meals, 2-for-1 buffet dinners and free admission to the Star Trek Experience when you sign up for its player’s club.