"Stomp Out Loud," the extraordinary new production from the creators of the international sensation "Stomp," will come to Planet Hollywood this spring with a cast double the size of the original production and be performed inside a new $28 million theater specifically created for this production. The show will begin performances on March 24, with a grand opening slated for early April. "Stomp Out Loud" will perform in The Showroom at Aladdin/Planet Hollywood, Thursday though Tuesday, with ticket prices ranging from $50 to $110.
A unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy, "Stomp" has created its own inimitable form of musical entertainment. With "Stomp Out Loud," the experience is transformed for Las Vegas with new sequences and choreography, a dynamically expanded cast and a completely new environment that will immerse the audience from the moment they enter the 1,500-seat theatre.
Grammy award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes, who first took country music by storm at the young of 13 with her debut single "Blue," will appear at the Luxor Theater on April 13 and 14 at 9 p.m. She has since released nine studio albums including her latest, "Whatever We Wanna." Tickets are $88, $79 and $59, call 702-262-4400 or 800-557-7428.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Richard Petty will appear in the flesh and in wax in Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Neon Garage. Earnhardt Jr. and Petty, the seven-time NASCAR champion, will unveil the wax figures at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9. The two figures will remain in the Neon Garage throughout the NASCAR race weekend and then be moved to their home at Madame Tussauds at The Venetian. The figures will join those of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt and four-time champ Jeff Gordon in Madame Tussauds SPEED attraction.
The Tool shows planned for March 15 and 16 at The Pearl inside the Palms have been rescheduled and new dates will be announced shortly. Tool will be rescheduling their upcoming North American tour due to a band member's injury that required surgery. Ticket holders should keep their current tickets until new dates are announced.
The Orleans in addition to its afternoon shows highlighting "The Magic of Rick Thomas" at 2 and 4 p.m. has lined up Bill Engvall, March 8-11, Donny Osmond, March 15-18, and Sinbad, March 23-25. At the Suncoast in the northwest part of the valley, catch the fabulous Las Vegas Tenors March 17-18 at 7:30 p.m.
Barry Manilow's next engagements at the Hilton will be March 13-17, 21-24, and April 3-7, 17-21, 25-28.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 75th Diamond Jubilee Birthday with her family and friends at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Las Vegas last week.
The Falls Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas Resort will hold a free equipment demonstration day featuring the latest in sporting gear, accessories, outerwear, nutrition supplements and more on Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Chippendales dancing hunks from the show at the Rio celebrated their five-year anniversary at the resort on Feb. 27. My, how time flies when you're taking your clothes off.
Joe Piscopo, who headlines in the Shimmer Cabaret at the Hilton, did a recent interview with the producers of "CBS Eye on American," which is the in-flight show for American Airlines. The 90-minute news and entertainment show has a regular feature "On Location: Las Vegas" in which Piscopo will be profiled.
The Las Vegas Hilton's Italian Andiamo restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary on Feb. 27. Four of the original chefs are still with the restaurant, which showcases an exhibition kitchen.
Lake Las Vegas Resort and Sunset Racing will present the 2007 All-Women's Triathlon breast cancer fundraising event on Saturday, April 28 in the MonteLago Village. Female tri-athletes will get the chance to swim in the 320-acre lake, bike through the quaint MonteLago Village and run throughout the picturesque landscape. Fitness buffs are invited to partake in either the sprint race (a 400M swim, 10.6 mile bike and a 5K run) or the international race (a 1,500M swim, 40K bike, and 10K run). Registration is $85 and the race is limited to 500 entries.
Station Casinos has properties all around the valley with headliners. At Boulder Station, there's jazz with saxophonist Boney James on March 9, mainstream hard rock group Loverboy on Match 10, classic rock metal band Blue Oyster Cult on March 24, and The Gatlin Brothers on March 20. Tickets range from $22.50 to $44.95.
At Sunset Station, it will be musician John Corbett, who is known for his success on television shows like "Northern Exposure" and "Sex and the City" on March 16. Tickets are $25. Folk and pop legend Al Stewart, who made his mark on the London folk scene in the 1960s, will follow on March 24. Tickets are $15 to $27.50.
Santa Fe station in North Las Vegas will have country star Ty Herndon on March 24 and multi-talented musician and saxophonist Candy Dulfer on March 30. Tickets range from $22.50 to $34.95.
Next door in North Las Vegas, Texas Stations will hold Soul Jam in the Dallas Events Center hosted by Jimmie "JJ" Walker and featuring: The Stylistics, The Emotions, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, The Delfonics, and Cuba Gooding, Sr. Ticket prices are $19.50, $32.50, $42.50, and $52.50. For tickets at all venues, call 702-547-5300.
The world of poker took the fast lane on Feb. 22 when the Poker Event at Vegas Grand Prix kicked off a 45-day run at Binion's downtown with daily satellites. Winners will qualify for the Everyman Main Event to be held race week, April 2 - 6. During the final week, the tournament can accommodate up to 1,000 players daily, potentially making it the largest field ever in downtown Las Vegas with a significant prize pool.
One of the highlights of the race week will be the celebrity poker event Saturday, April 7, that will be broadcast live at www.pokernetcast.com.
Lake Las Vegas Resort and Facility Marketing Group Inc. (FMG Dragon Boat) are signing up teams to participate in Dragon Boat Races on May 4 and 5. The Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Las Vegas will pit more than 25 teams against each other on the lake. Dragon Boating is one of the oldest and most popular team sports in Asia. Teams can register for a fee of $1,000, call 1-888-679-4222. All team members must be 18 or older and each team must have at least eight female and eight male paddlers.
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