Denise Truscello Jennifer Lopez is back at the Axis this month.
. After just a couple of songs to open her May 24 return to the phase at Planet Hollywood’s Axis theater, Jennifer Lopez had to take a break. Not due to the fact that she lacked energy. That does not appear to take place, ever. It was her glittering, barely-there gown: She almost danced herself out of it.
Lopez was a little late to start the most recent run of the aptly called All I Have, however her fans didn’t appear to mind. They all went crazy when the significant LED arch throughout the phase filled up with sparkly video diamonds and “If You Had My Love” blasted into the theater. After a quick fur coat-covered segue into Sheila E.’s “The Attractive Life” and after that her own smash “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” Lopez warmly talked up the audience and made self-deprecating jokes while a seamstress jumped onstage to repair the back of her dress. Even at this early point of an almost two-hour program, it’s clear JLo loves her Vegas gig, which started in January 2016 and has actually been tightened up and tweaked into a rousing, energetic phenomenon.
A few of today’s Strip resident headliners attract with their pure talent. Others utilize their name and popularity to toss a big enjoyable music celebration. Lopez does both, deftly showing the many sides of her star personality in a rapid-fire format. If she does not have the long list of hits that her peers bring to their Vegas shows, nobody notices. She outdances everybody. She does the nostalgic balladeer thing, capably singing songs for her twins Max and Emme, and then she does the funky bandleader thing, mixing James Brown and Aretha Franklin. When she chooses to get attractive, Lopez strips from a red dress and seduces everyone to her DJ Mustard track “Girls,” a quite racy minute for a mainstream show. When she chooses to dig into her musical roots, she finds another equipment for some heavy Latin jazz choreography late in the program, and commemorates her Bronx origins with a thick, booming hip-hop set earlier in the program. No matter the category or ambiance, she performs with utter self-confidence, and it’s amazing to view. By the time she closes All I Have in a futuristic nightclub setting with her 2 Pitbull collabo tracks “Dance Again” and “On The Flooring,” the party’s simply getting started. You wan na hit the club and pop bottles, but just if JLo is going, too.
Jennifer Lopez: All I Have actually will be presented at the Axis at World Hollywood on May 31 and June 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 and 11 at 9 p.m. JLo go back to her show again in September. For info, call 702-777-2782 or go to caesars.com.