January 2018

 

2017…well, I’m glad that’s over.

2018 promises to be better, which is sadly not a high bar to clear.  The year was characterized by divisiveness, hate, scandal…we’ve been given permission to be rude, to disrespect others and not care about anyone except ourselves.  Truth has been twisted and lies have been vaunted…common sense has been thrown out the window, even with things we can see with our own eyes.  Social Media has become a full contact sport…and everyone is “offended” at something.  Has rampant narcissism become the new black?  2017 was not a kinder, gentler society.  2018 should be replete with a lot of New Year’s resolutions for a lot of people…

As for me…What should the New Year bring?  We always want the New Year to be a fresh start…the beginning of some new adventure that will make us better people.  It is a time to look into ourselves and find a way to somehow improve ourselves…either by taking away or adding something to our lives.  Weight and exercise are always popular resolutions…I think about those things on a daily basis…usually while sitting on the sofa watching another rerun of “The Big Bang Theory.”   I like achievable goals…something that I will and can do…just as a start, in the hopes that it will lead to bigger things, i.e. get off the sofa during one commercial and do a sit up…perhaps that will lead to two.

I also want to connect with people in a more meaningful way…which is funny because I communicate with more people now than I ever have in my life…but email, Facebook, notes, and texting aren’t really that meaningful…it’s a lot of people, but not a lot of depth.  So my resolution is to sit down and handwrite letters to people…perhaps once a month as a start…maybe that will lead to two.

The most notable occurrence in Vegas this year was the October 1st massacre.  It still affects us, and it still hurts.  I wear my “Vegas Strong” pin with pride.

Our new hockey team, “The Golden Knights,” is doing great, and they have been great for our town.  They have truly shown a strong community spirit.  We like our Knights.

I continue to be disgusted by the fact that we now have to pay for parking…and because of that, I just don’t go down to the Strip anymore…only when I have to.  Vegas was built on creating fantasies and dreams, the adult playground…but it’s turning into a generic resort town…only doing things that have been financially rewarding elsewhere.  No one is taking a risk or trying something new. Shame on the casino executives for making Vegas…common.

There are still a few entertainment mavericks and practitioners out there that are trying to do something different.  I applaud your efforts, and want to see more of your work.

All of the Christmas and Holiday shows and events are coming to a close, you may still be able to catch them for the first few days of January…but then it’s back to business.

January is:

National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and National Soup Month

1 New Year's Day and National Hangover Day.

2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

3 Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, and Humiliation Day

4 National Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day

5 National Bird Day

6 Bean Day and Cuddle Up Day

7 Old Rock Day

8 Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day

11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day

12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day and National Pharmacist Day

14 Dress Up Your Pet Day

16 Appreciate a Dragon Day and National Nothing Day

17 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

18 Thesaurus Day and Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne

19 National Popcorn Day

20 National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese Lover Day, and Penguin Awareness Day

21 National Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day

22 National Blonde Brownie Day

23 National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"

24 Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliment Day

25 Opposite Day

26 Spouse's Day

27 Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day

28 Data Privacy Day, Fun at Work Day, National Kazoo Day

29 National Puzzle Day and National Cornchip Day

30 National Inane Answering Message Day

31 Backward Day and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

The CES convention will be the big news for January...it comes in the first part of the month (the 9th to the 12th). It is a huge time in the city, and the Adult Entertainment convention runs this month, too...always interesting to see...

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. A high-level business event that touches all industries, it’s the place where business gets done. A platform for innovators of all sizes to build their brands, every major technology company on the planet participates in CES in some way — by exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring, attending or holding co-located events and business meetings.  This year’s attendance should be approximately 170,000.

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is the chance for you to meet more than 500 hottest stars from the adult industry. With entertainment, autograph sessions and more, it's the only place to see your favorite performers and get up close and personal with them. It is January 24 -27 at the Hard Rock Hotel.  You must be 18 to attend the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.

The Miss Nevada USA pageant comes to the South Point Showroom on January 7th where women from across Nevada will compete to move on to the Miss America 2018 pageant, and their chance at representing their state against 49 others. Nevada residents will compete in different categories highlighting talents, beauty, interests, and contribution to the community.

The South Point Showroom welcomes Ricky Nelson Remembered, Friday, Jan. 12 – Sunday, Jan. 14. Ricky Nelson, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 is credited with the founding of the country rock music genre. His sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, carry on the musical tradition of their late father as the group, Ricky Nelson Remembered. Guests will enjoy three nights of nostalgia as Matthew and Gunnar perform their father’s hits such as “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Garden Party” and many more.

“Saturday Night Live” veteran, Norm Macdonald, will grace the South Point Showroom stage Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 for an evening filled with his hilarious standup routine. Known for his iconic roles on ABC’s “Roseanne,” ABC’s “The Drew Carey Show” and NBC’s “NewsRadio,” Macdonald will give guests a comedy-filled night they will never forget.

The Capitol Steps is a traveling, theatrical performing group like no other with an entire show that revolves around political satire and "mocking" the democracy Friday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 28 at the South Point. Guests will be treated to a weekend of examining the political climate today with a funny and satirical twist.

The rebels of sports are taking over the Las Vegas Strip with Renegades, a new interactive and totally unique show. Opening Thursday, Jan. 25 inside Cleopatra’s Barge, the intimate 180-seat theater at Caesars Palace, Renegades gives sports fans an up-close and personal experience with three of their favorite sports stars. No subject is off-limits as legends recount stories from their playing days to tabloid-making headlines and beyond. Hear directly from the greats as they share their eyewitness accounts of the biggest sports stories in history, while getting your chance to play the role of sports reporter lobbing questions at the athletes during the show’s panel roundtable finale.  The starting line-up includes baseball great Jose Canseco and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon. The Fab Five’s Jimmy King will appear during the first eight shows, with six-time NFL Pro Bowler Terrell Owens taking over starting Thursday, Feb. 8. **Please note that Terrell Owens will not appear in the shows from January 25 through February 4. The shows will be hosted by comedian Martin Montana, with Eric Jordan Young serving as writer, director and creative director. The Renegades roster will rotate athletes every three months.

 As part of its off-season series, Super Summer Theatre presents “A Baby Boomers’ Toast to Broadway,” a musical revue in two acts by Baby Boomers for the whole family, starring: Joy Demain, Garry Douglas, Gary Giocomo, Jenny Giocomo and Jay Joseph. “A Baby Boomers’ Toast to Broadway” includes music from Broadway shows “Kiss Me Kate,” “Hello Dolly,” “Music Man,” “Funny Girl,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Chicago,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Follies,” “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Company,” “West Side Story,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy,” “The King and I,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “My Fair Lady” and more. Don't miss these show stoppers performed up close and personal in the intimate theatre setting by talented artists this January.

“Queen of Comedy” Sommore will bring her stand up routine to the Aliante Casino on January 27th. Sommore began her career in 1994 as the first woman to host BET’s “Comic View.” The following year, the comedienne’s fame skyrocketed after hosting Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” That same year, she received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year. In 2000, Sommore went on to star in the “Queen of Comedy” tour, performing in front of a record-breaking audience of more than 50,000 people in Atlanta, Ga. The movie based on the tour later became the longest-running and highest-rated special in the history of Showtime Networks.

For the first time ever, multi-talented songstress and Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, AJ Lambert will perform in Las Vegas with a monthly residency at The Space beginning Friday, Jan. 12. AJ will rotate between performing two of her grandfather’s albums – the 1955 pioneering concept album “In The Wee Small Hours,” as well as his 1958 album, “Only The Lonely.” In this show, AJ shares her deeply intimate recollections of her grandfather Frank Sinatra, as only she can, while singing the iconic albums in their entirety with a voice all her own. The stripped-down presentation of Nelson Riddle’s classic arrangements (with piano accompaniment by John Boswell) allows for a rare opportunity for intimacy with these incredible pieces of American music. Whether you know the albums by heart or always wanted to know more, this show makes for a very rewarding evening.

After dazzling the Las Vegas Strip night after night since Jan. 2016, Jennifer Lopez has announced final shows of her critically-acclaimed headlining residency, “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE.” The global superstar will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for her final performances June 13 through Sept. 29, 2018. As one of the hottest residencies on the Strip, “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE” has all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas production with none other than real-life showgirl Jennifer Lopez at the forefront. With seven total costume changes, the production includes Jennifer descending a Swarovski crystal staircase, catching the 6 Train and paying homage to her Latin roots all while singing and dancing for over 90 minutes. Every performance has audiences on their feet dancing as Jennifer performs her impressive catalog of hits. The record-setting residency is sold out on a regular basis with over $60 million in ticket revenue and has been seen by over 300,000 guests.

R&B legend Peabo Bryson is returning to Las Vegas with a special performance at the Dallas Events Center inside Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8 p.m. Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music of the last quarter century. Possessing a beautifully rich, almost operatic voice, this two-time Grammy Award-winner has survived and prospered despite the passage of time and changes in popular musical trends. With 20 albums to his credit, Peabo Bryson has enjoyed an unprecedented, across-the-board level of international success; Bryson has the distinction of being the first artist in music history to have separate records topping four different charts.

Celebrated stand-up comedian and multi-talented entertainer Katt Williams will make his anticipated return to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. With thousands of sold-out shows and numerous TV and blockbuster film appearances spanning an impressive 20-year career, Williams has earned a worldwide reputation as one of today’s top entertainers. Wielding a unique ability to masterfully blend rapid-fire wit with thought-provoking dialogue that’s rooted in today’s forbidden topics, the proclaimed urban public official has continually proven himself as an industry innovator. 

Comedian and actor Dave Coulier, best known as Uncle Joey from the classic television series “Full House,” is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.  Dave Coulier is perhaps best known as Joey from the hit ABC television series “Full House,” which aired for eight seasons and can now be seen on Nick At Nite. Additionally, the show runs worldwide, syndicated in more than 100 countries. Dave is now co-starring on “Fuller House” on Netflix. Dave also hosted ABC’s “America’s Funniest People,” “World’s Funniest Videos” and his own series, “Out of Control,” for Nickelodeon. Dave hosted “Animal Kidding” on the Animal Planet Network. Highly regarded for his voice-over talent, Dave’s additional credits include many Saturday morning cartoon favorites, including Hanna-Barbera’s “Scooby Doo” the re-syndicated version of “The Jetsons,” “The Muppet Babies,” “The Real Ghostbusters” and Cartoon Networks’ “Robot Chicken.”

BARENAKED LADIES announced their celebrated Last Summer on Earth 2018 Tour, with special guests Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall, kicks off Friday, June 1, 2018 and will make a stop at the Sandbar Poolside Stage at Red Rock Resort Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Join The Minimalists for a night of “less” as they present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of “Ask the Minimalists” for their popular podcast at House of Blues Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at the House of Blues Las Vegas.  When they were twenty-something, suit-clad and upwardly mobile, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus thought they had everything anyone could ever want. Until they didn’t want it anymore. When Joshua was blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, and Ryan was faced with crippling debt and depression, they began questioning every aspect of the lives they had built for themselves. Then they discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism- and everything began to change.

Following the tremendous success of his show over the past three years, international music sensation Pitbull will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2018 for 13 performances of his hit show, “Time of Our Lives.” The show is being presented jointly by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation.  Mr. Worldwide, known around the globe as Pitbull, is an internationally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor. Selling over five million albums and 60 million singles worldwide, Mr. 305 has proved to be an international legend. With #1 hits in over 15 countries, Pitbull’s videos have over seven billion views, and his world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. January: 17, 19, 20, 24, 27; April: 27, 28; May: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men at The Mirage Hotel & Casino are now on sale. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, perform at the Terry Fator Theatre on select weekend dates.   Formed in 1990, Boyz II Men holds the distinction of being the all-time best-selling R&B group having sold more than 64 million albums worldwide. The group redefined popular R&B with its smooth harmonies and timeless themes delivered through a multi-octave sound and incredible vocal styling. Shows at The Mirage are highlighted by the trio’s biggest hits including “Motownphilly” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” mixed with enduring Motown classics as well as other fan favorites.  Performance dates are: Friday, Jan. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018; Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018; Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8, 2018; Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018; Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22, 2018; Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29, 2018.

X ROCKS, the hard-hitting, seductive topless revue from the creators of X Burlesque, is now performing in The Back Room at Bally’s Las Vegas. Set to intense, heart-pounding rock songs from artists including Slash & the Conspirators, Metallica, The Beatles, Awolnation, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath and more.  X ROCKS has exactly what it takes to turn the party up. The stimulating, high-voltage Las Vegas show combines sensual dance routines and pulsating rock hits. Created and produced by husband and wife-team Matt and Angela Stabile, producers of the long-running X Burlesque, X ROCKS fulfills every rocker’s fantasy by combining burlesque and rock ‘n roll. Both sexy and edgy, wardrobe pieces include tight leather everything and Slash-inspired top hats. With surprises throughout, X ROCKS delivers on its name and then some.

The Aces of Comedy Series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino is ready to fill 2018 with a star-studded lineup of familiar faces. This spectacular series is known for outstanding nights of comedy performed by some of the biggest names in the industry to audiences from all over the world. Kicking off the 2018 Aces of Comedy series is the hilarious Tim Allen who will be performing January 27, March 2 – 3, May 5, July 28 and August 24. On deck in the hysterical Aces lineup is beloved Ray Romano and funnyman David Spade who will be performing together February 23 – 24, April 6 – 7, June 15 – 16, Oct. 5 – 6 and Nov. 16 – 17.

Best Day Ever! Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! (www.shopkinslive.com) will travel to Cox Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The tour will visit more than 115 North American cities through April 2018. Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! is the first theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand. Based on America’s #1 toy brand, Youtube sensation and international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! immerses audiences in the world of Shopville using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative onstage characters, state-of-art video and set design. Original music, song, dance and interactive sing-a-longs are a huge part of the live show, with performances from Shoppies Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more.

Record-breaking true crime podcast My Favorite Murder Live, hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, will broadcast from the Red Rock Ballroom inside Red Rock Resort on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base, who came out in droves this spring for the sold-out nationwide tour. A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone. Aside from being avid true crime enthusiasts, Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel. 

One of country music’s most influential and respected artists, Wynonna Judd brings Wynonna & The Big Noise to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for a one-night-only performance, Jan. 20, 2018. With more than 33 years of experience under her belt, Wynonna Judd has taken the country music industry by storm since her debut in 1983. Her latest album in nearly a decade, “Wynonna & The Big Noise,” which features Wynonna along with her four-piece band The Big Noise, soared to the top of country music charts upon its release in 2016. Her performance at The Smith Center will feature hits from her latest album in addition to old fan favorites.

Renowned Comedian and Bestselling Author Jeff Foxworthy will take the stage at The Venetian Las Vegas Wednesday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. for a two-show limited engagement inside The Venetian Theatre.  As one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Foxworthy holds the record as the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history. A multi-GRAMMY award nominee, he has also released more than 26 books and in 2014 was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain's. 

Marilyn Manson announced that due to an on stage injury that occurred in September, the originally scheduled dates of Oct. 27 and 28, 2017 at House of Blues Las Vegas is rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Tickets for Oct. 27 will be honored for Jan. 12, and tickets for Oct. 28 will be honored on Jan. 13. If a fan is unable to attend on the new date, refunds are available at the original point of purchase.

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits Las Vegas from January 11 – 14, 2018 for seven performances at Thomas & Mack Center. Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into Las Vegas! 

Willie Nelson & Family and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have both been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13 and Friday, March 9. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than 10 album releases, release a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, and more. In April 2017, Nelson released God’s Problem Child, his latest studio album with 13 new songs. Nelson continues to record more new songs for upcoming projects as well as touring throughout North America all year long.

 “The jig is up, the news is out…” STYX and DON FELDER will be burnin’ up the Las Vegas Strip with their “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane” show presented by SiriusXM with another unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas on January 26, 27, 31 and February 2, 3, 2018. For these special performances, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—has created an exclusive set list and brand new stage production. DON FELDER is also working on some exciting plans of his own for the residency. The multi-show run will pay tribute to both STYX’s and DON FELDER’s combined 45-plus years as one of the most successful rock and roll bands in history and one of rock’s most illustrious guitar legends.

The National are pleased to announce the extension of their world tour, with additional dates including The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger.  The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond, with additional sessions having taken place in Berlin, Paris & Los Angeles.

Celebrated bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer along with his talented full band, The Shāf-Shifters, will perform an exclusive three-week engagement at the iconic Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace on select dates in January 2018.  Legendary Paul Shaffer brings his trademark musical style to Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace for a limited three-week run. The Shāf-Shifters band will join Shaffer for a hard-hitting set of pop, funk and R&B hits mixed with anecdotes and stories from over four decades of working with the biggest names in music, film and television. Fans will experience the band up-close and personal like never before in the intimate, 180-seat venue.

The Killers will be hitting the road in North America in early 2018 for their first full Killers tour since  2013, including a Las Vegas stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Killers have revealed details for their highly anticipated new album, Wonderful Wonderful.  The band's fifth studio album, and first in five years, will be released on September 22 on Island Records. Produced by Jacknife Lee, it was recorded at the band's own Battle Born recording studio in Vegas, and at Jacknife's Los Angeles studio. Wonderful Wonderful is now available for pre-order along with an instant grat of brand new track "Run For Cover

Danny Zelisko Presents is proud to announce the performances of legendary music icon Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 and Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  Frankie Valli, who earned fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage once again. The widely acclaimed musical has touring companies around the world.

Emmy award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney is returning to the Aces of Comedy series January 19 – 21, 2018 at 10 p.m. inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Mulaney made his Aces of Comedy debut in 2015, and has been hailed as “one of the best stand-up comics alive” by Entertainment Weekly.  Mulaney most recently starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 he released his third hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew.  Mulaney’s first comedy album, The Top Part, was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album New In Town in 2012.

After two sold out performances earlier this year, British R&B icon and legendary composer and singer Van Morrison is returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for three additional nights in 2018. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3.  Van Morrison grew up on his father’s collection of blues, country and gospel music early in life and by the age of 13 was working as a travelling musician playing guitar and saxophone in several bands. In 1964, he formed the group Them, which would go on to record the much-covered hits “Gloria” and “Here Comes the Night.” A few years later, he released the Top 40 pop sensation “Brown Eyed Girl” and began his career as a successful solo musician. He has since released over 30 albums and has created one of the most revered catalogues in music history, including singles “Moondance,” “Have I Told You Lately” and “Days Like This.” Morrison has continued to advance his status as a game changing artist with numerous awards and accolades, including a knighthood, honorary degrees from two prestigious universities, a Brit Award, an OBE (Order of the British Empire), six Grammys and entry into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.  The breadth and reach of his work continues with his 36th studio album, Keep Me Singing, which was released in September 2016 to critical acclaim.

Remember, too, Elvis' Birthday is on January 8th. He would be 83!

January is going to be a fun month…

1/2 - 1/20

Celine Dion

1/5

Lita Ford

1/10 - 1/11

Engelbert Humperdinck

1/10 - 1/20

John Fogerty

1/12 - 1/30

Matt Goss

1/13

38 Special

1/17 - 1/27

Cher

1/17 - 1/27

Pitbull

1/19

The Association

1/21 - 1/31

The Tom Green Show

1/26

Ambrosia

1/26

Jay Leno

1/26 - 1/31

The Moody Blues Days

1/31

Backstreet Boys

1/31

Van Morrison

For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide: lvol.com.

Igoshows.com is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.

 

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