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Best Choices: Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Grandmaster Flash and more for your Las Vegas weekend


contact)Friday, Nov. 2, 2018|2 a.m. Halloween is gone and the holiday beckons. Benefit from this weekend between the insanity by taking in a concert magnificent on the Las Vegas Strip, or perhaps have a look at a hip-hop pioneer in North Las Vegas.

BARRY MANILOW Among the many highlights of Manilow’s most current Vegas production is a thunderous performance of “Mandy” which sees him duet with himself– or the 1975 variation of himself, when the tune first broke as his first No. 1 hit. It’s just one of the fan favorites from this program at the Westgate International Theater and it’s back for 6 more programs this month before returning again in February. November 2-3, info at westgateresorts.com. DIANA ROSS The age-defying icon from the Motown and disco ages returned to her brand-new Strip house at Repetition Theater on Halloween night and continues with 2 more shows this weekend and six more performances this month, sharing her timeless hits and timeless style in an intimate environment. November 2-3, information at wynnlasvegas.com. POSTMODERN JUKEBOX PMJ is understood for tweaking modern-day pop hits using flavors from various vintage musical periods. The ever-changing cumulative drops into the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage for a special limited engagement this month, carrying out through November 11. This musical experience is never the very same show two times. November 2-4, information at mirage.com. GRANDMASTER FLASH A Rock-and-roll Hall of Popularity conscript with his original group the Furious Five, Grandmaster Flash is one of the godfathers of hip-hop and originated cutting, scratching and blending, the fundamentals of being a DJ in any category. The turntable wizard lands in Las Vegas for a show at the Cannery Saturday night. November 3, information at cannerycasino.com. MAXWELL Pop-punkers Blink-182 basically own the Pearl this month but soul male extraordinaire Maxwell (“Ascension,” “Pretty Wings,” “Fortunate”) sneaks into the just recently refurbished Palms venue for smooth Sunday night session. November 4, info at palms.com.

Barry Manilow frequents Las Vegas at the International Theater


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=” Image”/ > Michael Zorn/AP Barry Manilow, shown here performing in Los Angeles in January, finishes up his summer season perform at the Westgate this week.

Monday, July 23, 2018|2 a.m.

With the current news that Bally’s Jubilee Theater will quickly be refashioned into a various location to accommodate a bike stunt show next year, it’s time to analyze the Strip’s decreasing supply of classic display rooms. I ‘d argue there’s only one genuinely excellent old-school theater left and it’s just off the Strip at Westgate Las Vegas. The International Theater has been the home of Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and Liberace when this resort was the International Hotel and then the Las Vegas Hilton, and now its most effective modern-day star has returned.

Barry Manilow is a perfect fit for the current variations of this room and this resort, where he performed “Manilow: Music and Passion” and “Ultimate Manilow: The Hits” from 2005 to 2010. His new production, “Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Get back” sprinkles some vibrant new touches across his reliable plan for offering his devoted fans all the music they enjoy. Lots of sing-alongs and standing ovations speckled the experience at Manilow’s July 20 efficiency.

After initial previews in late May, Manilow missed his sold-out grand-opening weekend in mid-June due to a bronchial infection. He’s finishing up his summer run with vigor in an effort to make up for wasted time. The very first huge audience connection comes when the lyrics to the chorus of “Cannot Smile Without You” are flashed on video screens throughout Manilow’s efficiency of the 1978 smash, as if everyone in the building does not already understand all the words. Next was some storytelling detailing his grandpa’s discovery of his musical talent and an especially effective efficiency of “This One’s For You.”

An enjoyable and ridiculous 3-D trip of New York City enables Manilow to inject some extra humor into the production, although he’s plainly comfy joking about his image and credibility between tunes. As he did throughout his newest Vegas program at the Paris Theater, Manilow slips into singing his first No. 1 hit “Mandy” by playing a clip from his breakthrough 1975 look on “The Midnight Special” musical range series. That his voice sounds similar to the method it did some 43 years earlier is not lost on his audience, which appeared when Manilow harmonized with his more youthful self to finish the performance.

The new show closes with “I Compose the Songs” and a dance-party event to “Copacabana” during which a big horseshoe staircase descends from the theater’s ceiling, enabling Manilow to obtain close to the fans in the terrace. It’s a grand moment in this grand Vegas space, likely another remarkable musical event installed in the legacy of the International Theater.

” Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home” returns at 8 p.m. July 26-28 to the International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas (3000 Paradise Roadway, 702-732-5111) and more information can be discovered at westgateresorts.com. After these shows, Manilow will resume his Vegas residency with dates in September and October.

Barry’s back: Manilow begins new Westgate reveal this week


Barry Manilow can’t wait to get back onstage at the Westgate’s International Theater.


Barry Manilow announces new residency at Westgate Las Vegas


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Barry Manilow performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, April 10, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Friday, April 27, 2018|12:50 p.m.

Barry Manilow is all set to gamble again on Las Vegas. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning vocalist and songwriter revealed today on CBS’ “The Talk” that he’s returning to the Vegas stage next month at Westgate Las Vegas for a brand-new production program dubbed “Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home.”

“They wanted me to come back and I have nothing but great memories of my five years there so I stated yes,” Manilow said on “The Talk.” He performed in the Westgate’s International Theater from 2005 to 2010 when the resort was still called the Las Vegas Hilton, and more just recently played for 2 years at Paris Las Vegas on the Strip. However the Westgate is the location that feels like house for Manilow. “It’s gorgeous now, but the space is among my favorite places to play. I’m usually on the roadway playing for 10,000 individuals and it’s terribly interesting but I enjoy this space. It’s still huge, 3,000 people, but for me, it makes love. I attempt to connect with people and it’s tough with 10,000 people. This room, I just like it.”

“Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Get back” opens May 24 and tickets go on sale May 2 at barrymanilow.com and westgatelasvegas.com. Tickets will range from $20 to $330 and Manilow fan club members and Westgate Resorts owners will have access to a presale that started today. Show dates going on sale will be May 24-26, June 14-16 and 21-23, July 19-21 and 26-28 and October 4-6 and 11-13.

Long a Vegas favorite, Manilow has actually sold more than 85 million albums around the world and has actually notched fifty Top 40 songs throughout his profession. Billboard ranks him as the No. 1 Grownup Contemporary artist of perpetuity.

The residency is another home entertainment expansion at the Westgate, which recently arranged performances from Alan Parsons on June 9, Yes on September 1 and John Prine on December 12, along with the musical production program “Soundtrack” starring Clint Holmes and Earl Turner.