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Weekend Rewind: Jennifer Lopez wraps it up, Shaq slings chicken and more


Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jennifer Lopez during her last program at World Hollywood.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018|2 a.m.

Las Vegas, we made it through The Monday. Now the show goes on, as it constantly does, thanks to you. Let’s do this.

Jennifer Lopez went for it for her finale at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater Saturday night, but then again, she went for it every night during her two-year residency. She was signed up with onstage by Ja Guideline for “I’m Genuine,” their hit partnership from 2001, and by LL Cool J for “All I Have,” the 2002 track that sampled 1981 hit “Really Unique” and also worked as an appropriate name for J.Lo’s residency show. The vocalist, dancer, actress and producer likewise had 2 smaller, really special visitors: her 10-year-old twins Max and Emme, who got their mommy all teary-eyed while she sang “I Hope You Dance.” Among the stars in the audience: Sean “Diddy” Combs, red hot comedian Tiffany Haddish, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Vanessa Hudgens, design Ashley Graham and existing Chippendales guest star Tyson Beckford. The program set an all-time one-night ticket revenue record amongst Las Vegas residency programs of $1.43 million according to Caesars Entertainment, and the afterparty was held at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace.

On Sunday night in San Cristobal De La Laguna in the Canary Islands, two other Las Vegas resident stars won big. Las Vegas Aces A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum grabbed gold medals as the United States beat Australia to win the 3rd straight FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

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Courtesy Facebook See Shaq understands chicken?” Big Chicken Shaq,” a new eight-episode reality show following basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal as he satisfies a lifelong dream of opening a chicken dining establishment in Las Vegas (!) will debut on Facebook Watch on Thursday, October 6. You can win a seat at Shaq’s table for the opening of the restaurant near the Hard Rock Hotel by uploading a video to the Official Big Chicken Shaw Facebook Group.

Scott Evil, aka star and comic Seth Green, became the latest superstar to check out “Opium” at the Cosmopolitan on Saturday night. I’m thinking he delighted in the exhilarating acrobatic act with the fantastic, small dog who puts Mr. Bigglesworth to shame.

The longest running show on the Strip is changing it up next week. “Legends in Performance” will reveal brand-new homages to Elvis Presley, George Michael, Bruno Mars and Donna Summer in its October 8 performance at the Flamingo’s Donny and Marie Showroom. “Hot Stuff” certainly, continuing through November 18.

A fast and tasty off-Strip upgrade: The Bend, a 14-acre workplace and retail space at West Sunset and Durango, just recently announced four occupants that will sign up with the planned Galaxy Theatres at the brand-new southwest development. The Great Greek, Sola Salons, Mothership Coffee and Shang Artisan Noodles are on the way, with groundbreaking later this year and a planned opening in fall 2019.

Best Options: Jennifer Lopez, the Crystal Technique, Culture Club and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Denise Truscello It’s last call for J.Lo.

It’s an excellent weekend to dance in Las Vegas. You can do it by the swimming pool at the Hard Rock Hotel. You can do it along with J.Lo at World Hollywood. Or you can dance downtown in addition to some famous ’80s artists. Find your very own personal event spot this weekend with these entertainment choices.

THE CRYSTAL METHOD Vegas-born electronic act the Crystal Approach has originated ingenious kinds of dance music for decades. With Ken Jordan’s retirement from the music biz, Scott Kirkland has kept the name and the music alive and is releasing a brand-new album, “The Journey Home,” today to coincide with a poolside performance at the Acid rock Hotel. September 28, info at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/pool-the-crystal-method-2018.php" target="_

blank” rel =” noopener” > hardrockhotel.com. JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE The triple-threat entertainer is concluding her residency run with 15 programs in 27 days, an effective statement that needs to assist qualify her as one of the fantastic Vegas headliners. Friday and Saturday are Lopez’s final efficiencies at Zappos Theater at World Hollywood and you may kick yourself if you lose out on her high-energy, full-scale show. September 28-29, info at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/jennifer-lopez” target =” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > caesars.com. FRANKIE AVALON The Philadelphia-born vocalist, actor and quintessential teen idol just celebrated his 78th birthday. Avalon will take audiences back to the good old days for three programs this weekend at the South Point Showroom. September 28-30, information at < a href=" https://southpointcasino.com/entertainment" target

=” _ blank “rel =” noopener” > southpointcasino.com. CULTURE CLUB When we last checked in on the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, it was hosting the Vegas Golden Knights fan fest. On Saturday night, it’s the place to discover 1980s pop sensations Kid George and Culture Club, The B-52s and the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. September 29, details at < a href="

https://dlvec.com/event/boy-george-culture-club/” target=” _ blank” rel= “noopener” > dlvec.com. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. SAN JOSE SHARKS Sunday brings the Knights’ final preseason video game to T-Mobile Arena prior to the team’s second season starts October 4 in Las Vegas. If you have actually seen ticket costs for that home opener– and if you have actually observed how fantastic attendance and the environment has been for other preseason games– you might want to capture this one. September 30, information at vegasgoldenknights.com.

Best Choices: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, the Stray Cats and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Jennifer Lopez brings all the Vegas glam to her program at Zappos Theater.

Friday, April 20, 2018|midnight

From West Coast hip-hop to heavy metal legends to a rockabilly extravaganza, the noises of Las Vegas are all over the map this weekend. Curate your own individual soundtrack with these musical alternatives.

VANCE PLEASURE You may not know that the Pearl theater at the Palms, currently a favorite concert location for numerous residents and travelers, was just recently upgraded and updated with brand-new seating and finishes and refurbished VIP skyboxes, among other enhancements. That implies it’s time to review this sonic standout. On Friday night you can capture rising Australian singer-songwriter Vance Pleasure (“Riptide,” “Fire and the Flood”). April 20, details at palms.com. 420 ROLL IT UP Ice Cube headlines this rap music mini-festival at the Thomas & & Mack Center on Friday’s marijuana vacation, with assistance from Cypress Hill including Mixmaster Mike, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Child Bash. April 20, information at unlvtickets.com. JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE J.Lo was just added to the all-star lineup of performers arranged to carry out at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26 at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center. She’s closing out the latest run of her resident show at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood this weekend, however she’ll be back in mid-May. April 20-21, information at caesars.com. Related material LAS RAGEOUS The second yearly Las Rageous acid rock celebration at the Downtown Las Vegas Occasions Center features larger bands and more of them– more than 15 acts over two days. A Perfect Circle, 5 Finger Death Punch and Judas Priest lead the way. April 20-21, details at dlvec.com. VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND There will plenty of live music all weekend long at the Orleans throughout the 21st Viva Las Vegas occasion, however Saturday pushes it over the top with Rock-and-roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, 82-year-old icon Jerry Lee Lewis and the reunited Stray Cats. April 20-22, details at vivalasvegas.net.

Jennifer Lopez donating Las Vegas show earnings to Puerto Rico relief


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Jennifer Lopez shows up for her red carpet minute at the 17th Yearly Latin GRAMMY Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017|11:25 a.m.

NEW YORK– Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million towards cyclone relief efforts in her family’s native Puerto Rico.

Lopez announced throughout a press conference with New york city Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would provide money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to different charities in the aftermath of Typhoon Maria. Lopez states she’s also enlisting the aid of her sweetheart, former New york city Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and her ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

The 48-year-old Lopez was born in New York to Puerto Rican moms and dads. She says she still has household on the island that she has yet speak with.

Fellow vocalist Ricky Martin has contributed $100,000 to the relief effort and released an online charity event. Puerto Rican rap artist Daddy Yankee is sending out 4 truckloads of supplies contributed by his fans.

Jennifer Lopez is at her best for ‘All I Have’ at World Hollywood


Denise Truscello Jennifer Lopez is back at the Axis this month.


In Jennifer Lopez'' s ‘World of Dance,’ the dancers are the stars


Wilfredo Lee/ AP Singer Jennifer Lopez appears back phase with her awards at the Latin Signboard Awards, Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Wednesday, Might 31, 2017|2 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– In a little studio tucked into an industrial park beside the Burbank Airport last month, 11 dancers dressed in black rehearsed relocations for a coming performance, the guys displaying sparkly canes. They were quickly called into another studio, where Jennifer Lopez was grasping a glittery microphone, her young daughter hanging off her waist.

“OK, let me see exactly what you men did,” she stated matter-of-factly. They spun, strutted and vibrated for her in a blend of salsa and hip-hop dance. Lopez nodded in approval and, child-free, improvised some fast hip swirls. She then joined her crew members, matching them beat for beat, grooving seductively one moment and hitting fast, sharp positions the next.

Yep, she’s still got it. And if she mixed in with the dancers, it’s because as soon as upon a time she was among them, part of the support squad. Lopez began dancing for acts like New Children on the Block, Janet Jackson and, a lot of notoriously, as a Fly Girl on the 1990s television series “In Living Color.”

“Before I was anything, I was a dancer,” Lopez stated in a phone interview the next week. “It’s so much a part of my trajectory.”

That trajectory comes cycle with “World of Dance,” a brand-new reality dance competition for which she is an executive producer and the lead judge. The program, which is to have its premiere Tuesday, on NBC, includes 47 acts from around the globe battling in departments based upon age (the youngest is 9) and group size (from musicians to big performers). Division winners will contend for the modest title of Best worldwide.

That definitive-sounding honor and the tournament-like format work together with the sports metaphors Lopez and others frequently utilized in discussing the program, citing its athleticism, sense of drama and physical threat. “We had actually broken bones on the program; we had injuries and emotional breakdowns,” she stated. (Several of the show’s developers call it “the Olympics of dance” and describe participants as “artistic athletes.”)

Unlike the popular television dance competitors “So You Think You Can Dance,” which challenges candidates to carry out a variety of styles in routines created by a roster of choreographers, the rivals on “World of Dance” perform their own regimens in their chosen styles. And unlike “Dancing With the Stars,” which sets celebs with professional ballroom dancers, “World of Dance” features just dancers: no football gamers, washed-up political leaders or previous Playboy bunnies.

“My entire objective with this program was to produce a chance and a venue for dancers to in fact be the stars,” Lopez stated, and to get to do something they seldom have a chance to do: “really make some money.”

The grand prize is a shocking $1 million. As Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Tv Alternative Studio and a manufacturer of the show, stated, “Having a prize that was significant and life-changing was crucial.”

Amongst those contending for the jackpot are 801 Squad, a ballroom/jazz group from Utah; the French hip-hop set Les Twins; and Prodijig, a modern Irish dance group from Dublin. Also represented are tap ensembles, ballet duos and a flamenco dancer. Some participants have actually made names on their own, like the young hip-hop troupe the Lab, which has carried out with Justin Bieber, and the Jabbawockeez, which headline a Las Vegas program. Others have yet to “make a brand on their own,” as Lopez put it, something she stated she hoped the show’s direct exposure would assist them do.

Such diversity leads to an obvious problem: “How is a soloist going to take on a huge crew?” asked Derek Hough, a champ ballroom dancer, regular “Dancing With destiny” pro and among 3 judges on “World of Dance,” together with Lopez and the R&B vocalist Ne-Yo.

To address his own concern, Hough mentioned an episode where a girl took the phase alone after a large group. “I believed, This is so unfair,” he remembered. “However she blew us away. It simply silenced that question.” Referring to the very same circumstance in a separate interview, Ne-Yo said, “One dancer with the correct amount of enthusiasm can be just as vibrant as 20 individuals.”

A comparable concern can be posed about the impossibility of pitting greatly different designs against one another. “World of Dance” will use a numbers-based scoring system that grants points in classifications like method, imagination and shifts. “It’s a rubric you can break down,” Hough said. Unlike other TV skill competitors, there is no audience input. Episodes are prerecorded, and all choices are made by the judges.

The program’s formula follows a design developed on the competitors dance circuit, a robust industry that hops from one convention center to the next throughout the country, providing master classes and contests targeted at teenage and preteen dancers. The circuit is arranged by production companies like World of Dance (the show’s namesake, and among its manufacturers), which was founded in 2008 and fueled by the eruption of dance on the internet.

“YouTube truly grew this phenomenon,” said the company’s founder, David Gonzalez, who recognized dance’s organisation potential after seeing the reaction to break dancers at a car show he produced. By 2011, World of Dance had broadened internationally and now draws in a considerable following on social media and at live events. Lopez stated she had actually found choreographers and dancers from its competitions. After searching one event in 2015, network producers welcomed World of Dance to partner on a show.

Jenna Dewan Tatum, the host of “World of Dance,” is a proud product of dance conventions. A self-described “competitors kid,” Tatum was a backup dancer for Justin Timberlake and Ricky Martin before starring in the 2006 dance movie “Step Up.” She marveled at how TELEVISION dance shows have actually elevated the image of the dancer in the entertainment industry since she started.

“When I began, the dream was to dance for Janet Jackson,” she said– a dream she accomplished. “I’ve enjoyed the dream modification for dancers. Now the dancer’s dream is to be the star.”

Tatum also serves as the program’s mentor, inspiring and consoling the dancers backstage, which stirred fond memories of “my own teenage self going through this flight,” and sobering ones about “how I’m going to feed myself, pay my lease, get the next task.”

“World of Dance” proved a similarly poignant experience for Lopez. “It’s a struggle to be a dancer,” she stated, recalling years of training as a kid– her idols were Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera and Michael Jackson– and unlimited auditions. “It takes discipline and enthusiasm, and you have to be unrelenting.”

Lopez, The Weeknd lead iHeartRadio fest'' s 2nd night– PHOTOS

The Weeknd, Fall Out Boy and Hozier, among other artists, required to the stage Saturday for night 2 of the iHeartRadio music celebration at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Other performers included Blake Shelton, Puff Daddy, Tove Lo, Prince Royal, Diplo, Trey Songz, Nick Jonas and Jennifer Lopez, who will certainly remain in Las Vegas for a residency beginning in January.

Lopez will certainly be dipping into least 20 shows beginning January 20 at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater.

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Jennifer Lopez: ‘It’s going to be the very best J.Lo reveal you have actually ever seen and heard’.


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Jennifer Lopez performs at the Colosseum on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Caesars Palace.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015|11 p.m.

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Global super star vocalist, starlet and dancer Jennifer Lopez states “the sky’s the restriction” when it concerns producing her new residency at Axis at World Hollywood that starts Jan. 20. In an exclusive one-on-one interview, J.Lo informed me that she’ll do 40 shows a year for the next two years on the Strip.

“Everything I have actually ever done has resulted in this. I’ve invested my whole life awaiting this moment to develop my own show,” she stated excitedly.

J.Lo says deal with the setlist and music is only days away. She said that she’ll formally start the project June 1:

“By July, we will certainly have started to conceptualize the program. By August, we’ll start deal with the outfits, and rehearsals will begin late September or early October. It’s going to go extremely quick, although it may seem a long period of time out.

“By late October or early November, I will move to Las Vegas so we can start working in the Axis theater. In the meantime, I’m going to play it by ear about finding a house there or staying in a hotel.

“I recognize that I have parental obligations with the twins, and they are the most important in my life, so the choice will actually circle around them. It’s been hard when you’re out on tour, so this is a nice method to cut back and still do lots of programs for the fans.

“It’s going to be the very best J.Lo show you’ve ever seen and heard. It will certainly be with all my hits. We have a great deal of various things to attempt to do on that phase. There’s a lot there in Las Vegas.

“I have actually joked that possibly I’ll do some magic and vanish or perhaps swim much better than the Cirque performers. Consider it as one very celebration you’ve wished to go to your entire life.”

It’s her first-ever headline residency, and she promises a mix of pop, R&B and fan favorites matched with her fierce skills and megawatt star power. It is an amalgam of Hollywood beauty, rock star persona and Puerto Rican heritage coming to life onstage nightly.

J.Lo promises ballads, Latin music, funk with a live band, dancers and lavish costumes with state-of-the-art sets, lighting and impacts. If her see-through shimmering gown at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday is any indicator, it also is going to be a fashion extravaganza.

“I’m simply going to heighten the experience so that everybody havings fun. There’s a great deal of brand-new technology that we’ll look at to fit the personality and concept of the program. I’m going to sit with the imaginative team and keep asking what new thing can we bring to the phase.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am about this Las Vegas residency. The only thing that worries me is that I love all the great dining establishments and shopping on the Strip. So I’m going to need to be very careful not to consume too much or to go shopping too much. That’s the only issue I think I’ll have!”

J.Lo described that she will certainly have wrapped episodes of her new TELEVISION series “Tones of Blue” in time to begin the onslaught of her brand-new entertainment program. “Then we have the brand-new, last 15th season of ‘American Idol.’ That will involve commuting backward and forward between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. However I do not think of what that involves. I’ll simply do it, and we’ll get both done completely.”

Tickets for the Jennifer Lopez live performance experience with an attractive style at Axis at Planet Hollywood, home to Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me,” are now on sale for her first set of shows beginning Jan. 20 through Feb. 9 and May 22 through June 12, 2016.

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

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Planet Hollywood Resort and Gambling establishment

Catering to the young and contemporary crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop buy entertainment with its huge mall, multitude of dining establishments, roomy gambling establishment and clubs.

The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets modern with black granite floors throughout and vibrant LED lights throughout the area. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens complementing fruit machine. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.

There’s also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas’ largest shopping centers, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Shop.

Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet dining establishments in World Hollywood, like the non-traditional strategy to steakhouses at Strip Home or have a look at the exotic Far East theme at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if visitors are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave bars.

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