off I truly hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I personally had a beautiful
one, as I recuperated from surgery at Rocky Point in Mexico. The sun felt good
and the salt water hastened the healing. Now it's going to be a New Year in
just a few days and what a celebration our little town has lined up.
what I have been told there will be a fantastic fireworks display with some 13
hotels participating in the celebration. It's supposed to last some seven
minutes and of course nationally televised. That's the free part of weekend.
hotel and casino has opened its wallet in an attempt to attract a crowd, hoping
you readers will open yours and spend a little in their establishments. To this
end many have brought in special entertainment, while others have just added
champagne and noisemakers to its show or revue.
Fremont Experience goes all out each year with its own overhead fireworks show
and of course continuous entertainment. Rare Earth, The Bangles, Classic Rock
All-Stars and Big Band Voodoo Daddy are scheduled to appear during the
course there will be our favorites such as Danny Gans at the Mirage, Clint
Holmes will be doing his thing at Harrah's, as will The Scintas at the Rio. My
buddy Wayne Newton at the Stardust will once again present, very possibly, the
best show of all at the Stardust. This is a guy who does not work looking at
the clock, except on New Year's Eve. And you can count on being well entertained
by Mr. Las Vegas. The Rat Pack is Back and Steve Wyrick will be celebrating at
the Sahara, as will the American Superstars at the Stratosphere. The
Tropicana's Folies always has a beautiful party, as does Bally's and its
fantastic revue, Jubilee. The Imperial Palace and its "Legends in Concert"
revue is always a winner and well priced for the evening.
Palms and Stratosphere are offering for those willing to put out the big bucks
special seating at the top of the hotel. Along with the Rio it's a beautiful
way to watch the fireworks display. One year we opted to view the show from the
top of the Stratosphere and it was awesome! But the price is a little steep!
Gold Coast on Flamingo has brought The Letterman in for a special show in the
ballroom with a four-course dinner included. The Suncoast has the great singer
Frankie Randall and the Vince Falcone orchestra performing some of the best Big
Band music ever for dancing and just great listening.
of the special performers signed for the evening are Gladys Knight and Mark
Curry in the Special Events Center at Bally's, Dennis Quaid and the Sharks in
the Grand Ballroom at the Aladdin and Yellow Brick Road at Boulder Station. The
Riviera Hotel, besides its regular award winning show "Splash," has brought in
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for a very special evening of great music.
Lewis and the News will be the headlining act New Year's Eve in the Hilton
Showroom with the Society of Seven holding forth in the Mini-Showroom. The MGM
has one of our favorites, Neil Diamond in its Grand Garden with magician David
Copperfield doing his tricks in the Hollywood Theatre. And don't forget the
Doobie Brothers will be in the Premier Ballroom and of course EFX will be going
Bay and its House of Blues will be celebrating with Billy Idol. The Special
Events Center will present Andrea Bocelli on Sunday, Dec. 29th. This
is a singer worth seeing, believe me. Rita Rudner will be making everyone laugh
in the Cabaret Theatre at New York-New York, with The Four Tops and Village
People kicking up a storm in the Broadway Theatre. The Paris Hotel has none
other than the great Tony Bennett set to kick off the year 2002 in its Le
Theatre des Arts showroom. What an evening that will be.
Station has Louie Louie performing his high-energy show in the Madrid Room. The
Comedy Stop at the Tropicana Hotel will be presenting Harry Basil and Jimmy "JJ"
Walker while the Riviera Comedy Club has Steve McGrew, Jon Manfrellotti and
Bruce Clark set to perform.
always gang check with the respective location for price and reservations. And
please be careful out there. Happy New Year to everyone and if you drink, don't
CONTINUE ON TO...:
>Las Vegas Entertainment Today Home Page
>Entertainment Today Article Archives
>LVLG "Heard Around Town"
>Las Vegas Leisure Guide