The Moody Blues set for Wynn in January
September 19, 2017 3:00 AM
by Monti Rock III
I am getting ready for one of my favorite groups of the late 60’s – The Moody Blues. It has been announced they will bring their Days of Future Passed – 50th Anniversary Tour to the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for four shows, Jan. 26, 27 30, and 31.
I remember listening to them sing “Nights in White Satin,” on my old stereo on a 33-1/3 LPM (yes, vinyl!) and playing it over and over again. On that album they were accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra and I can still hear the echoes of my youth playing that song in my mind.
Foghat – that great English rock band from the 70’s – will be at the Railhead at Boulder Station Nov. 11. If you ever were a hard rocker, you know Foghat. “Honey Hush,” “Sweet Home Chicago, and “Eight Days on the Road” are just a few of their hits. Great group!!
Taylor Hicks, one of the most popular “American Idol” winners, will bring his unique take on Southern soul, R&B, country and blues to the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort Dec. 8. I can’t wait to hear him sing “Do I Make You Proud,” or “Maybe You Should.”
Bill Maher will be at The Mirage Oct. 27-28. I caught his act earlier this month and I think he has truly filled the void that was once the realm of the late George Carlin. Maher is articulate, spot-on, and intelligent.
Remember, I am giving you a heads up on these future shows so you can make plans and get tickets. These shows will sell out quickly, get your tickets early.
Have you been to Signature Galleries at Grand Canal Shoppes inside Venetian Palazzo to see “Sunshower?” It’s a specially curated art exhibit featuring the multi-talented actor and artist Jim Carrey and is only there until Saturday (Sept. 23)..
Eager for Etheridge
We have seen some amazing performances this month, including talented vocalist Melissa Etheridge’s M.E. Live concert and the sexy, vibrant Luis Fonsi of “Despacito” fame, both at The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms.
By the way, “Despacito” has made history as the most streamed song ever with over 4.6 billion hits.
Of course, I would not ever miss Jerry (The Great) Seinfeld and his humor fest at Caesars Palace Colosseum. He continues to be a leading ticket sales leader and funny man for all. But we don’t think he comes to town often enough as his next gig at Caesars won’t be until March 2018.
Tyson served raw
Although filming has not yet begun, we hear Mike Tyson’s biopic – with Martin Scorsese directing and starring Jamie Foxx – will really happen. I cannot wait to see that film, it will be raw and real, just like Tyson, who admits he was a raw person years back. Mike, we love you!
A vote for Ingrid
I took in “Ingrid Goes West” and was pleasantly surprised by this indie film that involves the supremacy of the social networks and how they make you think you have friends.
Friends are real people, not just a thumbs-up icon on a site or a hello from afar. Social media can be good or it can ruin a person’s life. Beware, loneliness and the social media do not mix – find a real friend.
“Logan Lucky” was a hoot! Daniel Craig (a very successful James Bond) was terrific as the mastermind of a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway of its haul, and he has to get busted out of jail just to do it! It is almost goofy but really a great satire.
Stephen Soderbergh came back to direct this film after a four year hiatus from the screen. Adam Driver was very low key as the one-armed accomplice in this circus of a heist. Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, anyone?) was the leader of the gang who could shoot straight even if it was at a tangent angle! Yes, I had popcorn, a soda and FUN!
It seems like there’s been a surge in Asian restaurants as everywhere I go I notice newly opened Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese eateries. I heard a new Japanese steakhouse will open at The Lakes on West Sahara and I can hardly wait. I never seem to tire of trying new places.
Zozo and I wish you a great and happy Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown Wednesday (Sept. 20) and ends at sundown Friday (Sept. 22). It will be the Jewish New Year of 5778. May you all have a sweet new year. As they say in Hebrew, L’Shanah Tova!