Imagine this... an adult-themed sexy pirate show. Treasure Island, which opened ten yeas ago in 1993, is planning an image overhaul this year that includes altering the property's name to "TI" and replacing the famous pirate battle, which will end on July 7, with "Sirens of TI," which will start on Oct. 26. Alluring ladies will enter the battle in the new sensual modern version of the Battle of Buccaneer Bay.
Some changes at the resort have already been dispelling the idea that it is a family-oriented destination. The 25,000-square-foot children's arcade was removed and replaced by Kahunaville, a tropical-themed bar and restaurant. The kid-friendly slides were removed from the pool area. Mist, a sophisticated lounge for the over-21 crowd, was also added.
Cirque du Soleil's newest show called "Zumanity," which will open on July 31 at New York in a newly designed 1,256-seat theater, was launched with a news conference reinforcing the idea that this adult-themed show will be different and a "celebration of sexuality." These thoughts were emphasized by women in sexy costumes and male cross-dressers mingling with guests. The cocktail party was decorated with provocative chairs, couches and set pieces, and enhanced by props such as lips-shaped serving trays and candles dressed with tiny corsets.
The show is being described as "a show for lovers, would-be lovers and those simply fascinated by love." A giant outdoor poster was displayed showing a blurred image of a naked couple entwined. The shows name "Zumanity" is a combination of the words "zoo" and "humanity" making it a "human zoo."
While the show is very much in its development stage, there are things we know about it. The production will include a cast of 40 performers and ten musicians. Tickets will go on sale May 22 and range from $55 for a cabaret stool seat up to $150 for a love seat and $190 for a duo sofa. Performances will be Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Breck Wall, who has been at the helm of "Bottoms Up" since its inception 44 years ago on July 1, 1959, at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas, and co-producers Patrick Maes and Dick Feeney have unveiled the 20th edition of the show. The fast paced hour show in the Flamingo Showroom at 2 and 4 daily except Sunday has nearly 20 numbers. Seven numbers in the show including implied versions of celebrities such as Celine, Judge Judy and Cher are brand new and have new costumes as well, while other routines have been revised to reflect new material.
Nothing is conservative about this topless afternoon show filled with slapstick and vaudeville-like gags. Wall now 68-years-young acts as the revue's comedic master of ceremonies. He is joined on stage by four female and two male dancers as well as headliners Sue Motsinger, David Harris and Jimmy Emerson.
The show is an incredible bargain at $12.95 per person, call 702-733-3333.
Ground was recently broken on a $1 billion, 7.5-million square-foot World Market Center in the downtown area at Grand Central Parkway and Bonneville Avenue. The six-phase project calls for six buildings and a parking garage with a two-story, 1-million square-foot convention center, and 2.5-mlliion square feet of hotel, office and residential space.
The initial $200 million phase, which is already sold out, will have a 10-story, 1.3-million square-foot building housing 250 companies and it's slated to open in January 2005.
One of Motown's greatest living legacies, singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, and singer / actress Olivia Newton-John will perform at Paris this month in the 1,200-seat Le Theatre des Arts. For tickets, call 877-374-7469 or 702-946-4567.
Robinson will lead the way next weekend, May 9-10. The former front man for the Miracles has recorded three dozen Top 40 hits throughout his group and solo careers that have spanned more than 40 years. Robinson has also been honored with the Grammy "Living Legend" Award and has been inducted into both the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Tickets are $75 with tax included.
Newton-John, the multi-talented Aussie, will perform with a 20-piece orchestra, May 15-18. Having worked in the entertainment industry for nearly 40 years, she is perhaps best known for her starring role with John Travolta and hit songs in the movie, "Grease," which remains the most popular movie musical soundtrack in history. Newton-John has recorded 15 Top 10 singles on both the country and pop charts and earned four Grammys along with several Country Music Awards. Tickets are $75 and $65 with tax included.
In addition to free nightly light and sound shows, the Fremont Street Experience is premiering free live entertainment on two stages, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The lineup in May includes Loveshack, Louie Louie, Ronny & The Classics, Lil' Elmo & The Cosmos, The MVP's, Party Central, Launi Adams, TJ Weaver, and Carl Ferris performing on the all-new state-of-the-art First and Third Street stages from 8 - 10 p.m. For more information, call 800-249-3559, 702-678-5777.
The Las Vegas Hilton will commence pool parties on May 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The events will provide guests with live entertainment, an unlimited buffet with casual food including roast pig, plus beer and soft drinks and the opportunity to take part in water volleyball. The limbo challenge will offer cash prizes from $500 for first place to $50 for third. The "sexy legs" contests for men and women will offer a $100 prize for each winner. Guests may also register to win a Jeep Wrangler that will be given away on Aug. 30.
Official pool party dates are: May 29, June 7, 21 and 28, July 12, 19 and 24, and Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Admission is $40 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under, call 800-222-5361 or 702-732-5755.
Blue Man Group has released "The Complex," the ensemble's second album that follows their 1999 debut album, "Audio," which was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Instrumental category. The new album, rich with percussive rhythms, utilizes unusual instruments like airpoles and zithers, and introduces vocals on nine of the 15 cuts. Coinciding with the release, Blue Man Group will begin a nine-city rock 'n' roll concert tour on May 18 in Washington, D.C.
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