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Best Bets: Lenny Kravitz, Drake, A Choreographers’ Display and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Lenny Kravitz stars at the Chelsea Saturday night.

Fall has actually finally arrived however there’s no decreasing in Las Vegas. Thanks to a UFC mega-fight at T-Mobile Arena Saturday night, the Strip will be buzzing, however there are lots of superstar concerts and diverse home entertainment offerings to cancel the weekend.

THE MOODY BLUES The influential progressive rock clothing finishes up its restricted engagement at Repetition Theater with two shows this weekend, playing a double-set of greatest hits followed by landmark album “Days of Future Passed” in its entirety. October 5-6, information at < a href=" https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment/TheMoodyBlues" target="

_ blank “rel =” noopener “> wynnlasvegas.com. DRAKE AND MIGOS The hottest hip-hop tour in the country storms into MGM Grand Garden Arena for back-to-back nights of hit music that will have the Strip bouncing to the beat. October 5-6, information at < a href="

https://www.mgmgrand.com/en.html” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > mgmgrand.com. LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC Continuing its edgy musical experiences, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs the dramatic, spine-tingling rating from Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless psychological-horror movie rating “Psycho” (by Bernard Hermann) at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Reynolds Hall. October 6, information at < a href="

https://www.lvphil.org/concert/psycho/” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener “> lvphil.org. LENNY KRAVITZ Exploring behind brand-new album” Raise Vibration,” the veteran rocker returns to Las Vegas for a show at the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea theater Saturday night. October 6, details at < a href=" https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/entertainment/events/lenny-kravitz" target=

” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. A CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE Cirque du Soleil and Nevada Ballet Theatre present “Art From Art: The 11th Yearly Choreographers Showcase” on Sunday (and again October 13 and 14) at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island. More than 60 local artists from dancers to acrobats to aerialists sign up with forces to develop an unique and distinctively Vegas experience. October 7, info at nevadaballet.org.

Evaluation + images: Lenny Kravitz at the Chelsea– better late than never?


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Lenny Kravitz performs at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015|2 a.m.

Lenny Kravitz at the Chelsea
Lenny Kravitz performs at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.Introduce slideshow “

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Lenny Kravitz performs at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Lenny Kravitz carries out at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Lenny Kravitz carries out at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Discuss a difficult sell for rock-star headliners and fans– a Tuesday night concert on the Las Vegas Strip after a packed four-day Labor Day Weekend with a reported 315,000 visitors.

However singer-songwriter, star and designer Lenny Kravitz (“Fly Away,” “Let Love Rule,” Cinna in “The Hunger Games” and hotel suites, respectively) registered for the difficulty at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Did fans and the performance go his method? Were there American ladies in the audience? Did he escape– did he fly away? And why was it hot as Hades in the Chelsea?

Kravitz’s 2-hour concert started nearly 45 minutes late after a terrific opening set by singer Andra Day. Chelsea doors opened at 8 p.m., and Day took the stage an hour later on, carrying out a captivating 30-minute set in a gorgeous blue dress. Her blues-y variation of Eminem’s Academy Acclaimed “Lose Yourself” from “8 Mile” was wonderful.

Day departed at 9:30 p.m., with Kravitz scheduled to hit the spotlight 30 minutes later. At 10:30 and after that time, there was a constant stream of boos and whistles, and the Chelsea was Bikram yoga hot, provened by audience members fanning themselves and people leaving the Chelsea– and not returning.

Kravitz finally struck the phase at 10:40 p.m., and there is no rejecting that the 51-year-old is a rock star. He definitely looked the part in his brown snakeskin coat and blue pants fronting a 10-member band– three female backup singers and each instrumentalist who would get a solo as the evening progressed (more on that later).

Later, nevertheless, he bounded onstage in a mesh t-shirt with inexplicably big tear under his left underarm. Heard nearby: “That’s absurd.” On the subject of fashion, there was (sadly) no wardrobe malfunction– no split of the pants to reveal his … well, let’s keep it at Kravitz saying that he hasn’t put on underclothing in decades.

Kravitz excused being late– “I heard you guys booing”– and explained that he had no voice Tuesday early morning and was onstage “by the grace of God” after medication and vocal workouts. He figured, “It’s much better to be late than disappoint up at all. I enjoy you all.” So he was 40 minutes late why?

Miraculously, his voice remained in strong kind the whole concert. While an 11-song setlist would be short for numerous artists, not for Kravitz, who unapologetically turned numerous of his numbers Tuesday night into jam-band marathons– 4-minute tunes into 16-minute workouts in patience at a show starting 40 minutes late on a school night. He called it “improvisation– and thank you for your patience.”

The musicianship was excellent, however some folks weren’t having it, as the energy rapidly seeped from the Chelsea as quickly as ticketholders. The energy did pick up halfway with “Always on the Run,” a ditty Kravitz penned with Saul Hudson, better known as Slash from Weapons ‘n Roses.

Kravitz talked about how the two went to the same high school– “I avoided school a lot to smoke weed”– but encountered each other years later at the American Music Awards in 1991, then later penned the work.

Kravitz ended the late night/early early morning show with a promise: “Next time I won’t be late.” To quote Kevin Hart from Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend at the Chelsea, “Riiight.” Thanks to Erik Kabik for his picture gallery of Kravitz at the Chelsea.

Tuesday night’s setlist: “I Need Love,” “American Lady,” “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over,” “Dancin’ Til Dawn,” “Sis,” “Believe,” “Constantly on the Run,” “I Belong to You,” “Let Love Guideline,” “Fly Away” and “Are You Gon na Go My Method.”

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s home entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a reporter for nearly two decades.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous fame” has actually been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years providing readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is assisting to pave its own course on the Las Vegas Strip.

Upon getting in the resort, you’re welcomed by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio solely produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot gambling establishment floor.

The Cosmopolitan’s living rooms standout as the resort’s most distinct feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 living rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the living room, an initially at a modern-day Strip hotel. Other in-room facilities include soaking tubs, kitchen spaces and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.

The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll discover at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern-day setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean everyday at Estiatorio Milos.

Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Club & & Dayclub is the location to discover the party at The Cosmopolitan. The place is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outside and three various spaces with three various vibes inside.

If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can get hold of a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s 5 other bars, like The Chandelier, which is framed in 2 million dripping crystals.

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109