The severe life-threatening tiger attack suffered by magician
Roy Horn in a recent Siegfried & Roy performance at the Mirage
still has everyone extending their hopes and prayers. The duo
has been an integral part of Vegas' entertainment scene since
they began playing Vegas in 1967. In chronological order they
performed at the Tropicana, Stardust, MGM Grand, Stardust again,
and the (New) Frontier.
At the Mirage, the famous duo headlined more than 5,700 sold
out shows since opening their 1,500-seat showroom in February
With the cancellation of the Siegfried & Roy show, their
merchandise has become a hot commodity.
Additionally, out of respect for Roy Horn, Jay Leno has moved
his two-day gig on Nov. 7 and 8, from the Siegfried and Roy
Theater at The Mirage to the smaller Danny Gans Theater.
The "Society of Seven" variety act show at the Aladdin will
be closing tonight and the sexy girlie production "X" will be
looking for a new room after Oct. 21.
Magician Steve Wyrick, who closed his show at the Sahara on
Aug. 31, will open in his new theater at the Aladdin in late
November after some renovations take place to make room for his
big illusions. Tickets will go for $49.95 plus tax for the
twice-nightly shows, call 702-785-5000. In addition, he will
reopen his magic shop.
The "World's Greatest Magic Show" made its debut this week in
the Sahara's main showroom. In a variety-style format, the show
features between eight to 10 different magicians performing
their best trick or illusion. Magicians on the roster include
Kevin James, Sylvester the Jester, Jason Byrne, The Majestix,
Joseph Gabriel, Zieda Lavavootnish - the Latvian Mistress of
Magic, Billy Ferguson and Kenneth Harvard. Shows are nightly
except Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $55.95 plus tax and
ticket fee, and $65.95 for VIP seats in the first three rows,
The famous Irish high-steppin' dancer and producer Michael
Flatley was in town last weekend to celebrate the fifth
anniversary of his "Lord of the Dance" show in Las Vegas and
first year run at the Venetian, after a long gig at New York-New
York before "Zumanity" took over. Many Celebs showed up for the
event including Ben Vereen and Shari Belafonte, who presented
proclamations from the stage, Robert and Vera Goulet,
impersonator Bill Acosta, singer Frankie Randall, the Scintas,
songstress Patricia Welch, singer / TV host Tony Sacca and Robin
There's talk that Flatley wants to open an Irish-themed
casino on the Strip.
The versatile and talented Natalie Cole will appear in Le
Théâtre des Arts at Paris, Oct. 30 -Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. Tickets are
$75 with tax included, call 702-946-4567 or 877-374-7469.
In the past three decades, Natalie Cole has become one of the
most treasured female vocalists of our time. Perhaps her most
significant album was "Unforgettable With Love," which honored
the legacy of her father Nat King Cole.
Fitzgeralds has a never ending list of entertainers rotating
through its showroom. Singing comedy impressionist Larry G.
Jones "The Man of 1002 Voices" performs at 5 p.m. Thursday
through Monday. Steve Connolly does his Elvis Tribute "Spirit of
the King," at 7:15 p.m. Thursday through Monday, Comedian Wild
Billy Tucker goes for laughs at 9:15 p.m. Thursday through
Monday. Paul Casas provides music and comedy at 5 p.m. on
Tuesday and Wednesday. There's no admission charge for these
shows, just a one drink minimum.
Performances of Bobby Ruffin's Tribute to the Drifters takes
place on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets are
The new Hofbrauhaus under construction and across the street
from the Hard Rock won't be opening until December. In the
meanwhile, the owners are holding an
Oktoberfest celebration in a tent in Terrible's parking lot
at 4100 Paradise Road. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through
Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday, you can
enjoy a Bavarian menu, Hofbrau beer and the oom-pah band from
Munich. Admission is free.
The Flamingo has installed two high-speed check-in and
check-out kiosks at the end of the front desk registration area.
Guests can register, get their room keys cut, get directions to
elevators. make dinner reservations and print out rooms
statements when guests check out. Ultimately, the machine will
be able to communicate in different languages. Each kiosk costs
Here we go again. Now the Hard Rock is trying to outdo the
Palms by unveiling "The ultimate high roller suite." This
5,000-square-foot suite that rents for $7,500 a night has the
world's first bowing alley in a hotel room, a karaoke sound
system, a 500-square-foot master bath, a 24-hour-on-call butler,
a six-person hot tub and two plasma TVs wired for a live feed of
performances emanating from The Joint on the main floor. Sounds
The Imperial Palace, home to the long running celebrity
tribute show "Legends in Concert," is holding the first "Be A
Legend" - Amateur Celebrity Impersonator Karaoke Contest in
Tequila Joe's on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. First prize is $500
and an audition with "Legends." For information, call
702-794-3114 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Sahara will host "Last Comic Standing Live!" featuring
rotund comedian Ralphie May, Sean Kent and Rob Cantrell from
Oct. 21-Nov. 16. Other comedians from last summer's hit reality
show and talent contest are expected to be booked as part of an
"Ba -Da-Bing," the interactive musical dinner show taking
place in a private room in Gustav Mauler's Sazio's restaurant
inside the Orleans will be extending its schedule to seven
nights a week instead of five as of Nov. 13.
news! The Air Force Thunderbirds will be flying at next month's
Aviation Nation air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nov. 15-16.
One of the most recognized Elvis tribute artists of today,
Trent Carlini, is continuing his headlining status at the Las
Vegas Hilton through Oct. 26. He's appearing on the stage where
Presley once performed 837 consecutive sold out shows.
"Golden" Joe Baker, who was best known for his comedic
role as Elvis in the afternoon "Viva Las Vegas" revue at the
Stratosphere until he fell ill in October 2001, has passed away.
He was always a very memorable cast member in Dick Feeney's
popular show and he is missed.
The National Horse Show will run from Nov. 19-25 at the
Orleans Arena. Performances will take place Wednesday through
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and afternoons through Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets arrange from $10 to $50.
The Rio has raised ticket prices on two of its shows. Ronn
Lucas' afternoon ventriloquism act has been bumped from $21.95
to $24.95 and "Showgirls" has gone from $43.95 to $49.95.
The Four Seasons popular annual Teddy Bear Suite sponsored by
subRosa and FAO Schwartz is scheduled to run from Dec. 12-23
Part of the TI's redesign includes a darker paint job on the
outside of the building. Inside what was formerly Treasure
Island, the signs are becoming pirate-free and the swashbuckling
pirate show out front is changing to "Sirens of TI" featuring a
sexed-up battle with scantily clad women.
You've probably seen the Segway Human Transporter on
television. It is the two-wheeled upright scooter that has the
potential to run more than 12 mph. By the end of the year, Fun
Transport LLC hopes to open the Strip's first rental center for
the vehicles at the Fashion Show mall. Each vehicle costs $4,495
and the proposed rental fee is $40 per hour.
The city of Henderson located about 20-minutes from The Strip
is integrating building murals as a component for the
redevelopment plan. The first mural that is 45 feet wide and 22
feet high on the downtown Sprint building has been unveiled
depicting the city's beginnings in 1941 through 1953. As many as
10 murals are planned to cover later periods.
Circus-Circus has gone all out by transforming its
Adventuredome into the "Fright Dome," tonight and again from
Oct. 23-31 with doors opening at 7 p.m. The five-acre indoor
theme park is converted into a high tech, large-scale haunted
house featuring three haunted houses, two sinister stage shows,
a haunted arcade, a monster midway and 14 rides and attractions
of terror. There are also performances by Wildfire, a
techno-tribal troupe. For ticket information, call 702-696-1999.
Lots of money will be at stake at the Halloween Masquerade
Party that will be part of the first Las Vegas Comic-Con. More
than $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the Mandalay
Bay Convention Center party on Oct. 31. Admission is $28 or $18
for those with a Las Vegas Comic-Con pass. For information, call
The Riviera will be hosting a Halloween party with American
High Roller cigars and a men's magazine.
Lawry's the Prime Rib restaurant is presenting "A Wedding in
Transylvania," a dinner theater mystery, on Oct. 30 and 31.
Tickets are $65, which includes dinner, call 702-893-2223.
Guests are invited to dress up.
Nightclubs are also getting involved with Halloween fun. At
the Venetian's nightclub Venus, the Legacy Society will launch
its inaugural "The Haunted and the Hip" party from 7 to 10 p.m.
on Oct. 31. The fundraising event includes cocktail and hors
d'oeuvres prepared by Wolfgang Puck's Postrio, a tarot card
reader and a costume contest for a $1,000 grand prize. Admission
is $45 in advance and $60 at the door, call the Boys & Girls
Clubs, 702-367-2582, ext. 236.
Curve Ultra-Lounge at the Aladdin is celebrating Halloween
with a "Haunted Mansion" at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. The evening
will feature dancing, DJs, and scenes from great horror movies.
Admission is $20.
Studio 54 at the MGM Grand will host "Nightmare on 54th
Street" with events running from Tuesday, Oct. 28 through
Saturday, Nov. 1. The big events are the 37th annual fundraising
Beaux Arts Ball at 10 p.m. on Oct. 30 and "Nightmare on 54th
Street" at 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. For information, call
The Las Vegas Monorail project is 82 percent complete and
five of the nine monorail trains have been received. All seven
stations are under construction in different stages. The Sahara
station at 95 percent done is the closest to completion. The
other stations are in various stages of construction.
Approximately 90 percent of the monorail track is in place and
the project is currently on schedule to open to the public in
If you visit the monorail site at
www.lvmonorail.com, you can get detailed progress updates,
check fares and purchase tickets, get a precise route map with
the stations highlighted, learn the monorail's history, and get
The Audi Odyssey Masterpiece, an Audi A4 Cabriolet that's
been transformed into a one-of-a-kind work of art, is finishing
the last leg of a year-long journey in Las Vegas before its
final appearance at the 4th Annual Las Vegas Odyssey on Nov. 8.
Valued at $107,525, the sweepstakes automobile is making high
profile appearances at the Green Valley Ranch, Oct. 21-30, Art
d' Vignettes at the Fashion Show mall, Oct. 28-31, and the
Ritz-Carlton at Lake Las Vegas, Nov. 1-8. The public is welcome
to register for the drawing.