"Beyer's Beat"
January 3-9, 2002 ARCHIVES
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by Steve Beyer
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The stage is set, the clock strikes 12, and your Midnight Fantasy begins at the Luxor. The sensuous and lovely dancers engage in a series of seductive dreamscapes, beginning in ancient Egypt and traveling forward to modern erotica. Each number tantalizes as the stylish choreography moves their bodies through the enticing scenarios. Impressionist extraordinaire, Sean Cooper, enters as a record scratchin' DJ/Break Dancer, but the howls come when he returns in caricatures of Tina Turner and Sammy Davis, Jr. Multi-talented comedian and writer, John Padon, is the perfect comedian for this style review as he darts in and out of risque and current topical humor, testing the audience's "whoa" quotient and then saying, "Loosen up people, you're at a topless show," you can't be that conservative! Producer Anita Mann has done another great job and unfortunately, time can't stand still forever and Midnight Fantasy ends about ninety minutes later. (Actual showtimes: 8:30 & 10:30 on Tues. Thurs, &: Sat., Wed. & Fri. at 10:30, and Sun. 8:30 pm.

Earl Turner has moved into the Showroom at the Rio, unquestionably establishing him as a Las Vegas headliner. This dynamo has been giving stellar high-energy performances for years and has now been given "his due" in this latest achievement. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 8 pm. Earl and his great band hit the stage with every thing from Gospel to R&B, Country to Pop, and timeless Standards to Rock and Roll! Earl is the master of audience interaction and will find the way to stay up close and personal with his larger "congregation" of fans. Earl is a quintessential entertainer who is both comedic and dramatic, an impersonator and an originator who dances and sings, charms and disarms. Come and see the man who has come up through the ranks, paid the dues, and now deserves your attention!

Cat Daddy performs nightly at Paris Hotel in Le Cabaret. The cleverness of "the cat" comes out in the song selection as they stealthfully weave their soulful selections, causing audience members to pounce onto the dance floor. From Earth, Wind & Fire to the Temps, from Santana to Michael McDonald, it's a wonderful, funky presentation of every song you know and love. That's where the "daddy" comes in, with memorable songs like "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "Let's Get it On" and many more. People catching the first set end up staying all-night and coming back for more. All it takes is one visit to Le Cabaret at Paris, and you too will be saying, "Who's your daddy?" Cat Daddy!

The Bar at Times Square ain't square at all. New York/New York Hotel presents the most exciting Dueling Piano Show in the country. In its fourth year, nightly performances are standing room only with the crowd singing along to their favorite requests. From Janis Joplin to Creed, Sinatra to Smashmouth, at least one of the four artists nightly will know your song. It is also the favorite place to take a bachelor or bachelorette for that all important roast!

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