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Weekend Rewind: ‘Queens’ shutters, Flo Rida parties at Acid rock, Ne-Yo sings at Palms and more


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contact) Tuesday, July 3, 2018|2 a.m. No one has performed as a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip longer than Frank Marino. His 23-year run impersonating Joan Rivers and anchoring “A Night at La Cage” ended in 2009, six years prior to the Riviera closed. Now Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” drag program has actually closed suddenly after nearly 9 years at the Linq. The abrupt ending came by the weekend with the last show running June 26 and no official factor has actually been provided; Caesars Home entertainment, operator of the Linq, would only mention that the business and Marino “have mutually consented to close the long-running show at the Linq.” I haven’t been able to talk to Marino yet however it’s a safe presumption that the Vegas veteran will be searching for a brand-new place. “Divas” had actually been sharing the Mat Franco Theater at the Linq with Mat Franco, the magician who won season nine of “America’s Got Talent.”

Another long-running Strip program– the current longevity champ, in fact, at 35 years and counting– is making some changes to celebrate its anniversary. “Legends in Show” at the Flamingo has a fresh set of acts launching today and continuing through September 9. Tribute artists will represent Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and, for the very first time ever in this show, Jon Bon Jovi and Bob Marley.

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Karl Larson Flo Rida is honored at the Acid rock. Multiplatinum rap artist Flo Rida has actually been a big part of the Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab swimming pool celebration for years now. He stepped up his Vegas status Friday when the resort committed a brand-new Flo Rida souvenirs case in the gambling establishment ahead of his Saturday performance at the club. Among Flo’s custom-made clothing total with Christian Louboutin sneakers and Philipp Plein sunglasses is now on display near the Goose Island Pub. “I like when people tell me how among my songs got them through a difficult time or marked an unique time in their life or how they partied to my music,” he stated. “Music does all these things and I am happy to play a role as a positive ambassador to the power of music.” He’ll be back at Rehabilitation August 12 and 26.

In the future Friday, previous Las Vegas Academy trainee Ne-Yo commemorated the release of his brand-new album “Good Man” with a party at the Palms’ Pinnacle Social Club. Visitors got a listen of the new tunes and an unique performance from the R&B crooner, who released hits “Closer” and “Miss Independent” along with a few of his latest works.

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Courtesy Caesars Entertainment Celine Dion performs at the

Tokyo Dome. Back-to-back U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka remained in town this weekend to commemorate a buddy’s bachelor party and the group took their skills to Encore for an afternoon at Encore Beach Club Friday and a VIP late-night experience at XS Bar. On the Saturday night club watch, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas made a surprise appearance at Hyde Bellagio and jumped onstage to carry out “I Got ta Feeling.” Earlier that day he had actually carried out at the Flamingo’s Go Pool.

The unmistakable voice of Anita Baker is pertaining to town. The eight-time Grammy winning R&B vocalist and songwriter has actually arranged three programs at Encore Theater as part of her Goodbye Show Series on August 29 and September 1 and 2. Tickets are on sale now at wynnlasvegas.com.

Celine Dion won’t be back at the Colosseum till late October but she’s not taking a summer season vacation. She recently introduced a 22-city trip throughout the Asian Pacific area with a sold-out efficiency at the Tokyo Dome provided by Caesars Entertainment, and a group of executives consisting of Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of federal government relations & & business obligation, remained in participation. Caesars is wishing to build a resort in Japan in Osaka or Tomakomai.

Brazilians dancing away troubles of 2017 at Carnival parties

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018|11:39 a.m.

SAO PAULO– Amidst a dull economy, an enormous corruption investigation and increasing political polarization, Brazilians let off steam Saturday during the first full day of Carnival, a holiday long considered a security valve for social and political stress.

Understood for fancy– or skimpy– costumes and intense samba competitions, Carnival events also frequently handle severe topics. This year, for example, females’s groups are highlighting the sexual harassment and unwanted touching that numerous face throughout the celebrations and throughout the year on Brazil’s streets. Others have actually called attention to housing shortages or are criticizing politicians who have been implicated of corruption.

But many see Carnival as a time to take a break from those weighty concerns.

“Carnival goes beyond politics– it’s (a celebration) of the Brazilian individuals,” said Hector Batelli, a 30-year-old attorney, who on Saturday was enjoying a Sao Paulo Carnival street celebration, called a bloco. “So we put aside politics to have a party, to celebrate.”

Brazil has recently emerged from among the worst economic crises in its contemporary history, and the biggest corruption investigation in Latin America has resulted in the prosecution and jailing of much of its service and political leaders, decimating its political class and weakening faith in its institutions.

That has caused deep political polarization and even the increase of radicalism ahead of this year’s elections. Governmental choice polls give a result in previous President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has actually been founded guilty on corruption charges, but about whom Brazilians are divided: About half wish to see him in power again, while half wish to see him in prison. In second location is reactionary congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who glorifies the country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship and has been purchased to pay fines for offensive remarks.

The deep divide was reflected in prepare for dueling blocos this year. A group called Right Sao Paulo planned a celebration called after a notorious organ of repression of the country’s previous military routine, referred to as the Department of Political and Social Order, or DOPS. Others reacted by planning celebrations that would knock the routine.

In the end, a judge ruled that the Bloco “Basement of the DOPS 2018” could not appear in public.

Rio de Janeiro, meanwhile, is experiencing a wave of violence, as drug gangs battle it out on the streets, typically killing innocent passers-by with stray bullets. Authorities there are putting 17,000 security forces on the streets throughout its world-famous celebrations.

All these difficulties make Carnival much more crucial, stated Carolina Souza.

“Great deals of people stated, ‘I not did anything in 2017, I didn’t travel. So let’s go to a bloco!'” stated Souza, a 21-year-old college student, adding that her mother was attending her very first street party to shake off the grimness of the previous year.

Luciana De Paula, who was singing with her cousins on her method to a bloco, said Brazil might go through the bad and the good, however Carnival is constantly the exact same: an incredibly pleased time.

“There is absolutely nothing better than this!” stated the 32-year-old civil servant. “You feel completely light.”