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Celine Dion prepares her last shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Celine Dion at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena.

Celine Dion performed for the first time at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a theater constructed just for her, on March 25, 2003. More than 15 years later on, the really renowned Las Vegas Strip headliner has actually revealed her final performance there will begin June 8.

Dion, Caesars Palace and AEG Provides revealed completion of her 2nd Colosseum residency, “Celine,” today, with tickets for that last efficiency and extra 2019 show dates going on sale Friday, September 28.

Dion has performed 1,089 shows to 4.5 million fans at the Colosseum. Her first Strip production, “A New Day,” played from 2003 to 2007 and established the contemporary Las Vegas residency, a plan that ultimately brought other super stars including Elton John, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Bruno Mars to the Strip. “Celine” made its debut on March 15, 2011 and returns to the Colosseum October 30 through November 17.

” I certainly have actually mixed emotions about this final run,” Dion said in today’s announcement. “Las Vegas has become my home and performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace has actually been a big part of my life for the past twenty years. It’s been a remarkable experience and I’m so grateful to all the fans who have concerned see us throughout the years. Every show we do throughout this fall, and right up until the last one, will feel very unique.”

Although Dion was an established worldwide star when she started her Strip gig, her program’s initial success was something of a surprise. She originally signed on for 200 shows per year for three years, and numerous industry observers thought the offer was a lot of programs from one artist.

John Meglen, co-CEO of Concerts West/AEG Presents, stated in today’s statement that Dion changed the landscape of home entertainment in Las Vegas.

” Exactly what an amazing part of our lives these shows have actually been,” he stated. “Celine took such a leap of faith, made such a huge bet on Las Vegas when she chose to perform ‘A New Day’ all those years back. What she began, as an insane concept that didn’t make good sense to a great deal of individuals has now end up being the standard. Now everyone wants to perform a residency in Las Vegas. All of us have Celine to thank for truly making Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world.”

Tickets are presently on sale for the following dates: October 30-31; November 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16 and 17; December 28, 29 and 31; and January 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19 and 20. Tickets for the final 28 performances in February, March, May and June are on sale Friday beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, see thecolosseum.com.

Ode to Evel: Pastrana wants to clear Ceasars Palace water fountain

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Alastair Grant/ AP In this Oct. 5, 2017, file picture, Nitro Circus ringleader and stunt expert Travis Pastrana celebrates after he performed the first motorbike backflip over the River Thames with a 75-foot broad space between two floating barges, in London. Fifty years after Evel Knievel so notoriously wiped out aiming to jump the water fountain at Caesars Palace, Pastrana will aim to nail the stunt Sunday night, July 8, 2018, in the finale of a triple-header homage to the late daredevil.

Friday, July 6, 2018|1:05 a.m.

Fifty years after Evel Knievel so notoriously eliminated aiming to leap the water fountain at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, action sports wild male Travis Pastrana will try to nail the stunt Sunday night in the ending of a triple-header homage to the late daredevil.

It’s an overwhelming proposal even for Pastrana, who is unwinding a career in which he’s done some pretty insane things.

If he sticks it, exactly what a method to go out.

” For me, this is going to be truly remarkable,” Pastrana stated in a phone interview. “All my household is coming out therefore much of my pals are coming out. I actually get to live a day in Evel Knievel’s boots, if you will. I’m quite anxious. It’s keeping me up a little bit at night.”

That’s a heck of an admission from Pastrana. But when the History Channel came to Nitro Circus, which Pastrana co-founded, trying to find a live occasion that crossed a few generations, “it was basically a no-brainer. I thought, I certainly have to do something about the male who started action sports. He was the very first one who showed that you might jump a motorcycle.”

Pastrana’s attempt to leap the fountain will top “Evel Live,” a three-hour telecast on the History Channel.

Before he tries to become the first individual to effectively clear the Caesars Palace fountain, the 34-year-old Pastrana will attempt to go beyond two other well-known dives by Knievel. He’ll attempt to surpass Knievel’s dive over 50 crushed cars, done at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1973, then beat by 2 the stuntman’s dive over 14 Greyhound buses, accomplished in 1975 at Ohio’s Kings Island theme park.

The very first two jumps will be behind Planet Hollywood Resort & & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas. Pastrana will then get an authorities escort to Caesars Palace.

Pastrana will try the jumps on an Indian Scout FTR750, a modern-day evolution of the flat track bikes of the past. He said it’s double the weight of the dirt bikes he normally utilizes in jumps, with 3 times the power and about one-third of the suspension travel.

” I got on the Indian and it resembled, ‘Holy cow, it resembles leaping a tank.’ Now I understand why Evel crashed so much.”

Pastrana will leap the water fountain in the opposite direction that Knievel did. Since the location is more developed out than it was 50 years back, he’ll have less space for the confrontation and will have to speed up as tough as he can.

” I literally have to strike 68 mph in under 200 feet,” he stated. “With his high-heel gown boots, if I miss out on a shift, I remain in the water fountain for sure.”

That’s right, Pastrana will even be dressed like Knievel, in a white jumpsuit with the blue V and white stars.

” Even down as far as the boots,” he stated. “I went to a tailor and they’re probably the most pricey shoes I have. They’re produced going out, not for jumping.”

Knievel came up short on his attempt at leaping the fountain, hitting the knuckle just before the landing ramp and losing control. He flew head initially over the handlebars and toppled like a rag doll along the pavement. He squashed his hips and fractured numerous other bones.

” We’re saving the most infamous for last,” Pastrana stated. “It’s probably the most infamous stunt area worldwide not due to the fact that of success however since of failure.”

Pastrana was the very first to do a double backflip on a motorbike. On New Year’s Eve 2009, he shattered the world record for the longest jump in a rally car when he traveled 269 feet from the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach onto a barge anchored in the harbor. He commemorated by doing a backflip off the landing ramp into the cold water.

As part of the Nitro Circus TV show, he rode dirt bikes off a ramp into the Grand Canyon and parachuted the remainder of the method down; and leapt from an airplane without a parachute, confident that a skydiver who jumped out at the same time would reach him and guide him to earth.

Pastrana revealed himself to the action sports world when at age 15 he commemorated an X Games gold medal by jumping his motorbike into San Francisco Bay in 1999. That stunt got him into a reasonable little difficulty, and he lost his cash prize and medal.

Pastrana stated he satisfied Knievel when he was 16.

” I’ve always been not always a substantial fan however I was influenced by him. My daddy constantly type of lived by Evel’s theory that you’re not a failure till you cannot get back up.”

Knievel died in 2007 at age 69.

” Evel was understood for his showmanship. It’s actually about the phenomenon, to revive a few of that flash,” Pastrana stated.

” This is going to be a big challenge for me,” he included. “This whole night is kind of an ode to the stuntman. It’s not truly about me, even though it’s going to be one, hopefully, if it works out the way I hope, an amazing capper to a profession.”

Pastrana said his oldest daughter is about to begin kindergarten so he wishes to stay at home more. He’ll continue working with Nitro Circus, more on the creative side.

” It’s the last step of me putting everything on the line. It’s frightening but I think it’s quite amazing,” he said.

Jeff Dunham is constantly bringing something new to Caesars Palace

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Christopher DeVargas Jeff Dunham goes back to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on June 20 and once again on July 11.

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‘Lady of the Year’ Giada De Laurentiis is ready to open Pronto at Caesars Palace

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Cashman Photography Giada De Laurentiis with some of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Future Dance Scholars at the Black & & White Ball on January 27.

TV star chef Giada De Laurentiis has been investing a great deal of time in Las Vegas considering that she opened her initial dining establishment at the Cromwell on the Strip more than three years ago. She was back in town Saturday for an additional unique occasion– Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 34th yearly Black & & White Ball at Wynn Las Vegas, where she was honored as “Woman of the Year” for her accomplishments and dedication to charitable causes.

” First of all, I’m following some pretty amazing women, talented ladies, and that’s No. 1 on the list. To have my name next to legends like Priscilla Presley and Marie Osmond is unbelievable, and to be the first female chef to do this is a quite amazing honor,” De Laurentiis stated from the red carpet prior to the event. “Truthfully, I believe I have actually resided in a little bit of a bubble given that I opened Giada. I come to Vegas and invest all my time at the restaurant and do not really socialize with a great deal of people, so this is an opportunity– now that I have 2 places in Las Vegas– to start to get to know people. It is very important.”

The connection to NBT, among the cornerstones of regional arts and culture, reinforces De Laurentiis’ relationship with Las Vegas, however her new dining establishment Pronto helps, too. Her second restaurant opens on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a grand opening planned for Feb. 10.

” I desired Pronto to be more casual as well as more fun, not that Giada is stuffy, but it is great dining,” she said. “We tore down all those walls and opened the area to make it intense and warm like a cup of sunshine when you first wake up. I wanted the design to be young and contemporary, intense and pleased, but still Italian.”

Whereas Giada is a full-service dining destination, Pronto will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fast, grab-and-go format, focusing on pushed paninis, salads, pastries and rich coffee with a comfortable wine bar. “I believe we struck a crowning achievement,” she stated of the space that used to be Payard Patisserie and Restaurant, near Caesars’ popular Bacchanal Buffet. “I think the gelato will be a favorite, and the antipasti at the wine bar, since you can’t really find that anywhere else. And the pushed Panini, though I don’t know which one. It’s constantly hard to guess which product is going to be the one individuals talk about.”

Giada takes the next action with Pronto at Caesars Palace

Giada De Laurentiis and Caesars Entertainment confirmed the other day that the TV food star is opening her 2nd Las Vegas dining establishment, Pronto, at Caesars Palace in early 2018, definitely not a surprise considering reports of her expansion have actually been spreading out practically all the method back to when she opened her Giada restaurant across the street at the Cromwell three years ago.

Other food-world celebs like Gordon Ramsay and Guy Fieri currently have several dining establishments at Caesars homes, however De Laurentiis states this 2nd job was never an inevitable conclusion.

“I was asked 6 months in and stated no, I was asked a year in and stated no, I was asked 2 years in and stated I do not believe so,” she states. “Then at about the two-and-a-half-year mark, in February or March, I heard this space was coming up. And I had to do a little fighting, [because] there were other individuals in the running for that area. But I believe for me, this is the next finest step.”

The area in Caesars Palace is presently inhabited by Payard Patisserie & & Restaurant, nearby to the Party Buffet, Rao’s Las Vegas and Mr Chow. De Laurentiis likes it for her new fast-casual idea Pronto due to the fact that there’s significant convention center traffic moving through that area regularly.

“Some people have said, ‘Why Las Vegas? You already have a dining establishment there.’ Yeah, I do, however it’s a fine dining experience, and I wish to have something that’s more grab-and-go, a little more casual, where families can take their kids and they don’t need to spend a fortune, and it’s still an intro to my food,” she states.

Pronto will serve De Laurentiis’ signature California-style Italian food with breakfast, lunch and supper choices in a hassle-free format and a variety of seating choices incuding counter, bar and lounge. “The experience will still exist,” she says. “I really desire it to have an excellent flow. I want visitors to be able to plainly see exactly what it is they can purchase, where they go to order, where they pay and where they get without any guessing video games. I desire them to smell the food being prepared, the paninis prepared warm in front of them. I want them to see the gelato bar and the espresso bar, which is exactly how we have espresso in Italy, and we’ll have barrels of wine with wine on tap for our aperitivo hour.”

Pronto’s open style is being produced by Starr Design, and like Giada at the Cromwell, it will take inspiration from De Laurentiis’ own house and her household’s influence; her grandpa is the late, legendary movie manufacturer Dino De Laurentiis and film posters embellish her original Las Vegas restaurant.

“At the end of the day, I do this to release originalities and concepts. I do not want to do the very same concept over and over,” she states. “I do not want to do this dining establishment [Giada] anywhere else, and it simply does not work anywhere else. [Pronto] could operate in a great deal of locations. That’s the future. That concept can be done in a lot of places if it’s succeeded, and if it does well.”

Pictures: Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK

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Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in the Mirage.

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Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in the Mirage.Introduce slideshow “

Grammy Acclaimed singer-songwriter, actress and Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey hosted a celebratory Saturday night at 1 OAK in the Mirage with occasion sponsor Be Glammed.

Carey, whose compilation album “Infinity” was released on Might 15, got to 1 OAK after midnight, where she stopped on the red carpet and wowed photographers and numerous fans in a spectacular black gown.

Inside the nightspot, Carey and her visitors got to a VIP table behind the DJ booth while DJ Suss One played her hit “It’s Like that” to welcome the record-breaking diva in real Las Vegas fashion.

Appreciative of the warm reception, the mom of two, who just recently split from Nick Cannon, got on a mic to sing along to a few of her hit and No. 1 tunes, including “Heartbreaker,” “Don’t Forget About United states,” “Shake It Off,” “Honey” and more played throughout the evening.

Countless fans filled the dance floor to catch a glimpse of Carey. A parade of alcoholic drink waitresses provided the pop icon with a four-tiered cake embellished with butterflies and a gold tiara.

Carey held up her cake for all to see and positioned for photos as partygoers chanted, “Mariah! Mariah! Mariah!” Carey and her group were seen dancing and laughing, and the “Elusive Chanteuse” took part in a champagne toast.

Also at 1 OAK: DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrated his belated 27th birthday with good friends, consisting of Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery of Carey.

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 popularity” has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

Follow Sun Home entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

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Caesars Palace

Transportation yourself to the extravagant and extreme Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and gambling establishment is constantly raising the bar for exactly what visitors can anticipate in a Vegas resort experience.

Caesars Palace showcases 3,348 rooms and suites in 5 towers, consisting of the new luxury store Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally renovated Centurian Tower. Caesars includes 129,000 square feet of gaming space, consisting of the Strip’s largest poker space and a 250-seat sports book. Other features include about 2 dozen dining establishments, a four-level shopping center, four pools, a medspa, Pure and Poetry clubs and Pussycat Dolls.

Dining alternatives include dining establishments from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.

You never know exactly what characters you’ll encounter at Caesars with routine performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and perhaps even the emperor himself.

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-731-7110

Mirage Hotel and Gambling establishment Found in the center of the renowned Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; night life locations consisting of 1 OAK Club and The Beatles TRANSFORMATION Lounge; dining establishments developed by the world’s most distinguished chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak (summer season 2013); a glamorous medspa and beauty parlor; the attracting Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention area. Distinct home entertainment choices consist of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil commemorating the musical heritage of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series including among the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Acclaimed R&B musical feeling Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the nightly Volcano eruption program and 20,000-gallon lobby fish tank to the lavish tropical atrium and pool, visitors experience an unique world-class location unlike any other.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Celine Dion talks about go back to Colosseum at Caesars Palace in August

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Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform throughout the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Canadian super star chanteuse Celine Dion goes back to the Colosseum in Caesars Palace in August after a nearly yearlong break from her residency to take care of Rene Angelil, her partner and former supervisor who is battling cancer for a second time, as well as to rest her own vocal chords.

Dion, whose first residency in Las Vegas began in 2003, has actually hit the media circuit ahead of her long-awaited return.

In a story published by Rumor Repair, Dion goes over with NBC Nightly News her “risky” transfer to the Entertainment Capital of the World 12 years ago, which has produced $500 million for Caesars Home entertainment, and how “you take opportunities, and you go all out.”

Hello there! Canada ran a comparable story of Dion’s return, with Angelil completely supporting the “My Heart Will Go On” singer’s go back to the Strip stage.

And in a story on E! Online, Dion summarized, “Thank you for providing me this time I needed to spend with my household.”

During her hiatus, Dion has made a small handful of public appearances in Las Vegas, consisting of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Might and the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” Gala honoring Andrea Bocelli in June, both at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for almost 20 years.

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

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

The Colosseum The Colosseum is one of the most famous venue’s in Vegas, hosting names more famous than Caesars himself.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Caesars Palace

Transport yourself to the opulent and extreme Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and gambling establishment is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can anticipate in a Vegas resort experience.

Caesars Palace includes 3,348 spaces and suites in 5 towers, consisting of the new luxury store Nobu Hotel and Dining establishment, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars includes 129,000 square feet of pc gaming area, including the Strip’s biggest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities consist of about two dozen dining establishments, a four-level shopping mall, four swimming pools, a day spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.

Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Person Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.

You never understand exactly what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with routine entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and perhaps even the emperor himself.

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-731-7110