KRAVE Theatre at the Aladdin is now offering a new two-hour, musical comedy interactive dinner show, "The Sopranos Last Supper." The all-new cast features 20 Las Vegans spoofing the hit TV series.
"Ba-Da-Bing," another interactive dinner musical featuring Mr. Big and Cousin Vinnie has been moving around town for a few years. It will be opening April 18 for an indefinite run at Giorgio's Ristorante at Mandalay Place. Show times are 7:30 p.m. nightly; call 702-257-0297.
Madonna will bring her "Confession Tour" to the MGM Grand Garden arena on May 27. Tickets range from $75 up to $375.
The Goo Goo Dolls will play the Sandbar at the new Red Rock Station on May 13. Tickets are $78 and $165.50.
The special double bill of David Brenner and George Wallace running through April 29 at the Flamingo is a rare pairing. In fact, it's reminiscent of the co-billings that Las Vegas used to book in all the major showrooms before production shows took over. Tickets are $75.
PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace will host Kevin Federline's listening party on April 21. The deejay will be playing several tracks from his upcoming album, "Playing With Fire." Doors will open at 10 p.m.
The District at Green Valley Ranch, one of the valley's popular destinations, will celebrate its second anniversary with a variety of fun activities for all ages on Saturday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy the park-like setting with entertainment along The District's Main Street including strolling musicians, stilt walkers, balloon twisters, face painters, a caricature artist and more. The event is free and open to the public. Following the day's activities, Yacht Club will perform smooth jazz from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in The District's Courtyard Area.
Recently Whole Foods Market and The Cheesecake Factory restaurant have opened at The District and the many additional shops will be opening by mid-May. The District is located at the southwest corner of I-215 and Green Valley Parkway in Henderson. For information, call 702-564-8595.
It seems bingo halls in Las Vegas are disappearing like pokers rooms were just a few years ago. In fact, the only bingo parlor on the Strip is at the New Frontier. Maybe someone needs to start a television show around bingo and revive its popularity.
The Monte Carlo's headlining magician Lance Burton helped "Las Vegas" television series star Molly Sims, who is the "Marie Claire" May magazine cover girl, by levitating her on the stage of The Lance Burton Theatre. The flawless-looking starlet and her prestidigitator were featured as the main two-page photo and cover story entitled "Molly Sims Live from Las Vegas."
Randy "Turtle" Williams' job is taking care of Lance Burton's birds, which he does with a Zen-like attitude. The Discovery Channel's top-rated show, "Dirty Jobs," with host Mike Rowe should clean up in the ratings when it airs the segment about the behind-the-scenes look at Burton's show on Tuesday, June 13.
The Tropicana owned by Aztar suddenly finds itself in a purchasering bidding war. Las Vegas-based Ameristar became the third gaming company submitting a proposal to acquire Aztar Corp., bidding $2.25 billion.
Ameristar is offering more than Las Vegas Hilton owner Colony Capital. Now third in line is Pinnacle Entertainment, which entered an agreement in March. This is a fun Monopoly game to watch.
New investors, a group of experienced real estate developers, have reached an agreement with the chief executive of the company that owns the Riviera to buy out his shares of stock in the casino's parent company, with the intent of fixing it up.
Downtown Neonopolis looks like it has found a new owner. The $100 million Fremont Street retail center has been all but empty and on the market since May 2004. Prudential Real Estate Investors have reached an agreement to sell the 250,000-square-foot shopping center on Fremont Street. New owners will raise hope for this project.
Preparations are underway for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Hope is Eternal Ball being held this year at the Rio on Sunday, May 7. For a good cause, you can spend an afternoon taking in a magic show; enjoy jazz while dining on fine cuisine; shop the silent auction; dance the afternoon away, all while raising funds to benefit this worthwhile cause.
Festivities include a silent auction, dinner, live music and dancing. In keeping with this year's variety show theme, jazz singer Mary Ellen Span, the Arnie Webster Big Band, magician Jeff Hobson, the UNLV Jazz Band, magician James Dimmare, Johnny Potash, Patricia Welch, and the Pirates of TI, have volunteered to perform at the event.
Now in its fifth year, this springtime tradition benefits the Las Vegas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and allows for a coming together of the local community in support of those whose lives have been touched by blood cancers. Started in 2001 by Las Vegas notables Joe and Nora Scurti, "Hope is Eternal" reflects the ongoing drive and passion towards finding a cure while raising public awareness. All proceeds raised fund local patient programs, support services, and the national research of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Tom Pretty and Heidi Hayes of Fox news will appear as Masters of Ceremonies, Jeff Hobson as Entertainment Host. Event founders Joe and Nora Scurti are this year's Honorary Guests.
For more information, or to secure reservations, contact Gina Germany at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 702-436-4220. Tickets are $125 a seat or $1,000 for a table of ten.
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