Still time to enjoy Sir Elton at Caesars Palace Colisseum
October 31, 2017 3:00 AM
by Monti Rock III
Sir Elton John, a longtime favorite of mine, will be vacating his Colosseum residency at Caesars Palace in 2018. So, if you haven’t seen this amazing show yet, put it high up on your bucket list.
The five-time Grammy Award winner has three more shows in his current engagement on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week. Then he will return Feb. 9 through May 19 for his final residency performances.
I caught him at his spoofiest, campiest best in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” a wonderful action, comedy, spy flick released in late September.
He was terrific, funny and a great actor as well. Feathers flying, blue veins going down his face and pink rhinestone glasses – he then took on the task of being zombified and beat the dragons! Yay, Sir Elton!
Sir Elton brings us true entertainment - not only as a pianist, but as a consummate entertainer and actor. He makes me want to jump up and dance. What a legend in our own time!
Orleans has Soul
BET’s Soul Train Awards rides into town at The Orleans Arena on Sunday (Nov. 5). Who remembers watching “Soul Train,” that fun-time show “Soul Train” on television? I do!
According to Billboard.com, Erykah Badu will be back again as host for the third consecutive year, and Toni Braxton, SWV and Tamar Braxton are among those who will perform.
Among the nominees for the best in R&B, soul and hip-hop are Solange, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller.
Check it out
The great Robert Cray will be at Boulder Station on Dec. 2. Do not miss this blues great … Comedian Rita Rudner will be at Red Rock Resort this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 3-4). She’s a funny lady and a Las Vegas resident too … Andrew Dice Clay will be at Red Rock next week, Nov. 9, 10 and 11. He’s funny and a good actor as well.
“Blue Collar Comedy” star Bill Engvall will be at Treasure Island Friday … The Scintas, a classic Vegas experience, will be performing at The Plaza Friday and Saturday … Adam Sandler debuts as The Cosmopolitan’s exclusive comedic performer on Nov. 10 .. You can catch Mat Franco’s Magic Reinvented Nightly show at The Linq on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The great New Orleans jazz and rock and roll, and blues great, Fats Domino passed away last week. “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill” are just two of his most memorable songs, both American classics.
When I was in The Crescent City (New Orleans) many years ago, I arranged to see Fats himself perform – incredible! Truly this is a great loss for the world of music.
I still get my thrill when I listen to his old songs.
May you keep on thrilling heaven’s angels of music. RIP, Fats Domino.
Another sad loss last week was the passing of the passing of the wonderful Afro-American actor and TV star, Robert Guillaume.
The former star of “Benson” won an Emmy for his role in 1965 and made a real pathway for acerbic humor. A great loss. RIP, Robert Guillaume.
The Golden Knights – what a team – are already making their mark. Sports has become the new entertainment in Las Vegas.
I recently attended one of the myriad fund raisers for the Route 91 tragedy. The spirit of giving and bonding with others to help those unfortunate souls was amazing. Yes, Vegas is strong.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” was at The Smith Center this past weekend. This is one of the greats of the golden age of Broadway and as the song says, “I Could Have Danced All Night!”
As October closes there are pumpkins, spook-tacular displays, and lawns covered with creative ghouls all over town. Las Vegas goes for Halloween in a big way. Also, the last day of October is Nevada Day, the day the Silver State officially became part of the good old US of A. It is officially celebrated the last Friday of the month, which was Oct. 27, but the actual day of admission was Oct. 31.
Happy Nevada Day and Happy Halloween!