Olivia Newton-John and Donny Osmond at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015|12:33 a.m.
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Debbie Gibson, center, and the cast of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian.
Think of Dragons returned home to Las Vegas to movie a video for their new “Shots Broiler Remix” while braving the world’s greatest thrill trips atop the Stratosphere.
From 109 floors above the Strip, frontman Dan Reynolds and band mates moved, spun and shot into the night sky from X Scream, Madness and Big Shot, then suited up for SkyJump and plunged 855 feet to the base of the tower … without breaking a sweat or forgetting the lyrics!
You can see all the insanity and bravado in this YouTube video of their exploits.
* Flamingo headliners were united when Donny Osmond was spotted in the audience of Olivia Newton-John’s “Summer season Nights” program at the gambling establishment resort.
Donny jumped onstage to give Olivia a hug and kiss to the delight of the audience. He then admitted that he had a crush on Olivia for several years and that her poster was proudly shown on his wall as a teenager. Afterward, Donny went backstage to check out and take photos with Olivia.
Olivia today announced that she will extend her “Summertime Nights” residency at the Flamingo through January. She also kicked off a brand-new “neighborhood greening” program at her home in Australia.
She wants every main school youngster there to plant a tree, 2 million of them by 2020. The “One Tree Per Youngster” initiative was launched by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull with “One Tree Per Youngster co-founders Jon Dee and Olivia on World Environment Day.
Olivia has grown more than 10,000 trees at her house in Australia. She said society advantages when kids get out, get their hands in the earth and plant trees.
* 1980s pop icon Debbie Gibson attended “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. Throughout the show, storyteller Lonny, played by Mark Shunock, breaks the fourth wall to go through the list of music icons he’s been lucky enough to work with during his time at the legendary Bourbon Space.
He stopped the program to acknowledge Debbie and get the response that many have requested years: Debbie or Deborah? The “Silly Beat” singer required, standing to wave to the stuffed home and reacted, “It’s back to Debbie.”
Afterward, she consulted with the cast for photos, noted the production’s 900th efficiency and thanked the entertainers on Twitter: “You are all WONDERFUL! Thanks for the top-notch performances. Being a theater actor is an honorable career!”
Star chef Mario Batali hosted the Venetian and Palazzo’s annual Carnivale of Food. Our thanks to Richard Corey for his YouTube video of Mario’s arrival. The first product on ABC’s “The Chew” star’s program was to check the booths his dining establishments had set up.
Mario then took a poolside trip of the tasting celebration. Celebrity chef friends Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and “Cake Boss” Pal Valastro, all of whom have dining establishments there, produced tasting menus for the event.
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Flamingo Among the more historical hotel-casinos on the Strip, the Flamingo Las Vegas was integrateded the 1940s as an option to the western-themed hotels downtown. With rich gardens, waterfalls and day spa, the Flamingo remains a luxurious sanctuary for visitors on a budget plan. The resort upgraded spaces in 2008, called Go Rooms. The Go Rooms feature oversized white vinyl headboards, stylish carpetings and streamlined, contemporary furniture. Included in the resorts 15-acre swimming pool location, is among the Flamingo’s more special features: African penguins, Chilean flamingos, Mandarin ducks and Koi fish frolicking in ponds and under three-story waterfalls. The Flamingo’s 77,000-square-foot gambling establishment offers more than 2,000 slots, 70 table games and a 100-seat race and sports book. Dining establishments consist of a Japanese hibachi, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and an opulent American eatery called Voga.
3555 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an “all-suite” hotel, with spaces accented with luxurious linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of elegant Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which ensure 12 floors of high-end beauty. The leading 5 floors are the hotel’s highest level of luxury with its personal access, concierge lounge, updated functions and even a dedicated personnel.
Entertainment at the Venetian consists of programs such as Tim and Faith – Soul2Soul, featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hillside, and Rock of Ages.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip club situated inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian’s extremely smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New york city City’s club Lotus and L.a’ very swank Sunset Space.
The Venetian functions 19 dining establishments including Thomas Keller’s award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali’s B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There’s likewise the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those searching for a fast bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in a genuine Italian gondola ride and pass shops like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven’t caught a real celebrity, on the street in Vegas, you can going to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109