Spring – the season of new beginnings, growth and playoffs! A quick shout out to Marc-Andre Fleury (I call him Marc the Shark) who has whizzed into the annals of sports history by reaching his 400th career win. He is now in an elite group of just 13 other goalies who have made this incredible mark in their careers on ice. The Vegas Golden Knights (I’ve become a big fan) have truly made it a golden “marc” year!
Whizzing off the ice and into entertainment, Bob Anderson, a Strip headliner for so many years, will be at the South Point this weekend (March 23-24). The Las Vegas Hall of Famer – called America’s greatest singing impressionist by People magazine – will give you a real vintage Vegas experience.
I have been a true fan and friend of Bob for many years and his singing and impressions are the best around. Do not miss his performance as you will thoroughly enjoy this show.
A Wynning Move
The Moody Blues will be performing their classic Days of Future Passed – 50th Anniversary Tour at Wynn Las Vegas Sept. 19-Oct. 6. Yes, they were here the end of January but the clamor for tickets was so great the Wynn’s Encore Theater (a great venue) is bringing them back.
Tickets are on sale now, but you’d better order soon because they will go quickly. You never need to be in a mood to see the Moody Blues – the performance is all encompassing!
Happy 9th, Terry
Terry Fator has reached the nine year mark in his continually sold-out performances at The Mirage. That property seems to always book very successful, long running acts such as the late Danny Gans and of course, the great Siegfried and Roy!
Fator has added two new puppets to his crew – Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. This is a family show – so, bring the kids and your older relatives.
Michael Grimm, another “America’s Got Talent” alumni, is still at the Tuscany Lounge, and I hear he is being recorded to appear on Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth.” Catch him at the Tuscany on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Reba, Brooks and Dunn – together – at the Colosseum March 21 and 24. If you can’t get tickets, they will return August 15-25. If you are a true country music fan you won’t want to miss this show.
The Bluesfest, featuring Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal, Quinn Sullivan and Brandon “Taz” Neiderhauer, will be at the Henderson Pavilion on April 14. Enjoy yourself at this interesting venue in the Green Valley area.
The Alan Parsons Live Project will be at the Westgate on June 9 and Grammy winning country, folk singer John Prine will perform there on Dec. 12. Tickets are on sale now.
Chuckle, giggle, laugh out loud – Steve Martin and Martin Short will be performing July 1 at the Colosseum at Caesars. This is a one time, one night performance. Catch it – they are simply sensational!
Get well wishes
My darling friend of many, many years, Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland, sister of Liza Minnelli), collapsed onstage while performing in London earlier this month. Lorna was always there for me and I wish her a speedy recovery, Lorna, we are rooting for you!
At the cinema
So much ado and hype about “A Wrinkle in Time.” This film falls flat – the wrinkle needs some botox!
A fantasy in the realm of The Wizard of Oz type of enchantment, it is definitely not as fantastic as Oz. I was quite bored by the look of wonder of those in the film. It left a deep wrinkle of void in its story line and production.
The costumes were lovely but after all that hype, I was disappointed.
In contrast, “Thoroughbreds” was truly interesting and very strange. It will indeed become an Indie classic. The needs of the characters were so awesomely deep you could not help hoping someone would rescue them from their own demons. Deep, great acting, a proverbial enigmatic work of cinema!
I noticed the Mixx restaurant at Boca Park (Rampart and Charleston in Summerlin) is closed and the new tenant, Huffman’s Homemade Chicken, is now open. This is a family restaurant complete with an arcade area for the kids and I think it will be a big success.
Across the street, at the Rampart Commons, magic has taken place. All the buildings have been renovated in a beautiful, eye pleasing set up that is thoroughly modern and great. The restaurants there – Honey Salt, PF Chang’s, and the new North (Italian cuisine) – are all doing sensational business.
Monti Rock III and Zozo the wonder dog