'NSYNC, the five-member all-male vocal group from Orlando, Fla., will bring their "Celebrity Tour 2002" to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, March 15, with special guest Ginuwine. Tickets are $50, $75 and $115 plus applicable service charges.
In less than three years, 'NSYNC has obtained global stardom. Their self-titled 1998 debut album sold more than 10 million copies. The follow-up album, "No Strings Attached," broke records and sold 2.4 million albums in its first week. The group's latest offering, "Celebrity," is a collection of pure dance music.
The legendary super-group, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, will bring their 35-city, three-month "Tour of America" to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, March 29. Tickets are $51, $76, $101 and $226.
"Tour of America" follows on the heels of last year's epic success. The three-hour 2000 show was seen by more than 500,000 North American fans.
Tickets to see 'NSYNC and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 702-474-4000. One dollar from each ticket for both shows will go to charity.
The Brown Derby at the MGM Grand will close soon and be replaced by Craft, a New York steakhouse. Bobby Barrett who performs in the lounge as a Frank Sinatra soundalike will temporarily move his act over to Neyla, a nearby Middle Eastern restaurant on Studio Row, and then return to the new restaurant when it opens.
Penn & Teller, named 2001 Magicians of the Year in Las Vegas, will return to the 1,500-seat Samba Theater at the Rio, Feb. 8-25. Tickets to witness the eccentric comedic magic pair are $55.
The award-winning duo have been together since 1975. They are the consummate tricksters who were recently named two of the funniest people alive in "Entertainment Weekly's - 50 Greatest Comedians Today" issue.
Jay White, who has been performing as Neil Diamond for 20 years, has opened a new show in the Le Bistro Theatre at the Riviera. He was in the "Legends In Concert" show at the Imperial Palace for nine years playing Diamond until 1997 when he decided to move on in his career. His show times are 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $24.95 plus fee and tax, call 702-794-9433.
White, who looks like the superstar, has achieved all the facets of Diamond himself, from the singer's vocal sound to his mannerisms and facial expressions. Many family members including Diamond's mother and son, and his band members have seen White perform and have commented positively on his uncanny likeness.
Comedy magician Fielding West will open his show "The Fielding West Show: Comedy, Tricks and Naked Chicks!" show in the Big Easy Showroom at the Bourbon Street Hotel & Casino on Feb. 14. His new show features shocking illusions, tongue-in-cheek renditions of classic magic and good-natured audience participation. His three scantily clad assistants make for pleasant diversions. West's show will be nightly except Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. Tickets will be $29.95 plus tax with two drinks included, call 702-737-7200.
Siegfried ∓ Roy's protege Darren Romeo will debut his new magic show on Feb. 14. Romeo, known as the "Voice of Magic," starred in the off-Broadway musical, "The Fantasticks," prior to coming to Las Vegas.
Comedian / ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will headline at the Monte Carlo, Feb. 15-17. Tickets are $30.25, call 702-730-7160.
Dunham's sidekicks include the elderly curmudgeon Walter, the endearing terror Peanut (a Woozle) and Jose, the self-deprecating jalapeno on a stick. He is the only two-time winner of the "Ventriloquist of the Year" award. The TNN Music City News Country Awards have also nominated him twice as "Comedian of the Year."
A Chinese New Year celebration will be held at New York - New York on Friday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The celebration complete with a Dragon parade, dancers, music and drinks will begin at the Brooklyn Bridge and make its way through the casino. The parade will include the Lion Dance that chases away the evil sprits and the Dragon Dance that bring happiness, health and good luck.
Les Brown's Band of Renown, enjoying newfound popularity under the leadership of the renowned bandleader's son, will appear in the Stardust Pavilion at the Stardust on Feb. 9. Admission for an evening of music and dancing is $15.
The orchestra has been a fixture on the American popular music scene since the 1930s. The elder Brown led his own band continuously since his days as a student at Duke University. The Guinness Book of World Records lists him as the leader of the longest musical organization in the history of pop music. He was 88 years old when he issued his last downbeat.
Les Brown, Jr. has been associated with the band since 1960 and eventually took the baton over following his father's death. He attended his father's alma mater and joined the band as a vocalist. Over the years, he assisted his father in the management of the band and in the production of recordings.
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