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Weekend Rewind: David Letterman with Paul Shaffer, Jerry Rice, Queen and more


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The NFL hasn’t landed in Las Vegas right now but the very first professional football weekend of the season brought some of the sports stars to our city. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice partied at Tao Club at the Venetian Friday night after dining at Scotch 80 Prime. He ran into fellow football greats Lawrence Taylor and Eric Dickerson at the Palms’ hot spot, and all 3 made an appearance at Apex Social Club later on.

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Carlo Macias Jerry Rice at Tao. Because getting here in Las Vegas on August 28 and beginning The Crown Jewels residency at Park Theater on September 1, Queen and Adam Lambert (and the legendary rock band’s music) have taken over the town. Lambert, Brian May and Roger Taylor found their way to “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace during a night off for what Might described as an “outrageously improper” night of entertainment, naturally. The next night, the stars of the upcoming motion picture “Bohemian Rhapsody,” consisting of Rami Malek who depicts Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee who plays Brian Might, captured the Park Theater show and partied after the show with a VIP reception at Park MGM’s elegant Juniper Barroom. I caught The Crown Jewels Friday night and as recommended in the other day’s Sun, it’s something you don’t want to miss.

Speaking of Park MGM: Los Angeles chef Roy Choi lastly released some new details about his planned dining establishment at the still-renovating resort. It will be called Buddy, and Choi describes the concept as “a remixed and remastered collection of the development of our Los Angeles– its food, its music, its culture. … It’s Koreatown in a pill, a portal to the streets of L.A., but likewise rooted in what makes Las Vegas … VEGAS.” The entrance will be modeled after a liquor shop and bodega while the dining-room easily drenched in natural tones. Friend is set up to open in December.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan might not have actually made the journey to Las Vegas to see their Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” at the Smith Center, but they certainly sent their relates to. They donated $25,000 to Keep Memory Alive in support of the Major Jose M. Fajardo Client Solutions Program, in honor of Gloria’s dad who passed away of multiple sclerosis. The program’s cast provided the check to Larry Ruvo Thursday as the Smith Center’s CEO Myron Martin and Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, director of the Cleveland Center Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, searched.

The Righteous Brothers and Victor Drai will be receiving some important honors at the recently revealed sixth annual Gambling establishment Entertainment Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel on October 10. Bobby Hatfield and Expense Collection were recognized as the first rock and roll act to play the Las Vegas Strip in 1964 at the Sands and will receive the Legend Award at the event inside Vinyl next month. After Hatfield passed in 2003, Medley revived the Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and the duo has actually been carrying out at Harrah’s considering that 2016. Drai, who was identified recently dining at the tiny, fantastic Elia Authentic Greek Taverna, will be honored with his own Legend Award recognizing his contributions as a true night life icon; he runs Drai’s Bar and Beachclub and Drai’s AfterHours at the Cromwell.

Presidents, pop stars participate in impressive goodbye to Queen of Soul


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/ > Paul Sancya/ AP The coffin of famous singer Aretha Franklin is moved from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018|1:56 p.m.

DETROIT– Previous presidents and preachers signed up with a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, keeping in mind the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political modification and a steadfast buddy.

In a send-off both grand and personal, an all-star lineup of mourners filled the same Detroit church that hosted Rosa Parks’ funeral service and used prayers, songs and lots of homages. Guests consisted of previous President Costs Clinton, previous first girl Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Marvel and Smokey Robinson.

Robinson, the Motown fantastic, remembered very first hearing Franklin play piano when he was just 8 and stayed near her for the rest of her life, talking for hours at a time. “You’re so unique,” he said, prior to crooning a few lines from his tune “Really Gon na Miss You,” with the line “actually gon na be various without you.”

Bill Clinton explained himself as an Aretha Franklin “groupie” whom he had actually loved because college days. He traced her life’s journey, praising her as somebody who “coped with courage, not without fear, however overcoming her fears.”

He remembered attending her last public efficiency, at Elton John’s AIDS Structure benefit in November in New York City. She looked “frantically ill” but handled to welcome him by standing and saying, “How you doin,’ infant?”

Clinton ended by noting that her profession covered from vinyl records to mobile phones. He held the microphone near his iPhone and played a bit of Franklin’s timeless “Think,” the audience clapping along.

” It’s the key to freedom!” Clinton said.

Expected to last numerous hours, the service encompassed many components, emotions and grand entryways that were trademarks of her more than six years on spiritual and secular stages.

Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen’s biggest hits, “( You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Lady,” and Faith Hill carried out “What a Pal We Have In Jesus.” The Aretha Franklin Orchestra performed a medley including “I State a Little Prayer,”” Angel “and other tunes she was understood for, together with such gospel numbers as “I Love the Lord” and “Walk in the Light.”

Barbara Sampson checked out a declaration from former President George W. Bush, saying that Franklin would continue to motivate future generations. The Rev. Al Sharpton read a statement from former President Barack Obama, who wrote that Franklin’s “work showed the very best of the American story.”

Sharpton got loud cheers when he criticized President Donald Trump for stating that the singer “worked for” him as he reacted to her death. “She performed for you,” Sharpton said of Franklin, who had sung at Trump-owned places. “She worked for us.”

” She offered us pride. She gave us a regal bar to reach. She represented the best in our neighborhood,” Sharpton stated.

Lots of noted her long time dedication to civil rights and long lasting concern for the poor. Her good friend Greg Mathis, the award-winning reality program host and retired Michigan judge, remembered his last conversation with her. They discussed the tainted supply of water in Flint. “You increase there and sock it to ’em,” she urged Mathis, paraphrasing the “sock it to me” refrain from “Regard.”

Franklin died Aug. 16 at age 76.

Her body got here early Friday in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse. She used a sparkling gold dress, with sequined heels– the fourth attire Franklin was dressed in throughout a week of events leading up to her funeral service.

The casket was reached the church that also took Franklin’s daddy, the renowned minister C.L. Franklin, to his and Parks’ last resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery, where the singer will join them. Pink Cadillacs filled the street outside the church, a referral to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, “Freeway of Love.”

Program covers showed a young Franklin, with a minor smile and sunglasses set down on her nose, and the caption “A Celebration Fit For The Queen.” Large arrangements of pink, lavender, yellow and white flowers flanked her casket.

Floral plans from vocalists such as Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett and from the family of the late Otis Redding, whose “Respect” Franklin transformed and made her signature song, were established in a corridor outside the sanctuary.

Detroit prepares to honor among its most famous homeowners. Mayor Mike Duggan announced during the service that the city would rename the riverfront amphitheater Chene Park to “Aretha Franklin Park.”

Bishop Charles Ellis III of Greater Grace understands well the boldface guest list and surrounding pomp and situation, but he has a higher objective in mind.

” It is my goal and my aim to guarantee that individuals leave here with some sort of spiritual awakening,” Ellis said. “This is not a concert, this is not a show, this is not an awards production. This is a reality that has been lived, that an individual despite how well-known she became, no matter how many individuals she touched around the world, she still might not escape death.”

Member of the family, among them granddaughter Victorie Franklin and niece Cristal Franklin, spoke with awe and love as they remembered a world-famous entertainer who likewise loved gossip and kept images of enjoyed ones on her piano.

Grandson Jordan directed his remarks directly to Franklin, often stopping to fight back tears.

” I’m sad today, since I’m losing my friend. But I know the imprint she left on this world can never be gotten rid of. You revealed the world God’s love, and there’s absolutely nothing more honorable.”

Best Options: Queen & & Adam Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Shakira and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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From left, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and Brian May participate in a news conference at the MGM Resorts air travel garage at McCarran International Airport to kick off Queen + Adam Lambert’s 10-date restricted engagement, ‘The Crown Jewels,’ on August 28, 2018 in Las Vegas. The group will play 10 dates at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas beginning on September 1, 2018.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018|2 a.m.

It’s a huge show weekend on the Strip (and downtown, too) anchored by huge shows from three of music’s leading ladies. A special new minimal engagement begins at Park Theater too, so do some checking out to discover the sounds that are best for you throughout this late-summer holiday weekend.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE The Downtown Rocks complimentary show series at the Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street Stage brings critical and commercial success Melissa Etheridge and her special brand name of rootsy, scratchy rock to the heart of the city for Labor Day weekend. August 31, info at vegasexperience.com.

MARIAH CAREY: THE BUTTERFLY RETURNS Five Grammys, nine American Music Awards, the Billboard Artist of the Years award and the World Music Awards’ “World’s Finest Selling Female Artist of the Millennium” honor. Those are simply some of the awards Mariah Carey gives her new program at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which started in July and returns for six shows beginning Friday. August 31-September 2, info at thecolosseum.com.

SHAKIRA The Colombian-born, international pop superstar needed to postpone her trip last year to take care of some singing cable concerns. Now Shakira is back onstage on a grand scale for the very first time in seven years in support of her 2017 album “El Dorado.” The tour/dance party touches down on the Strip Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. September 1, information at mgmresorts.com. QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT Still champs of the world, Queen (with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor) teams with significant vocal skills of Adam Lambert for a 10-show run at Park Theater starting Saturday. It will be interesting to see how this supergroup fits its arena-sized spectacle into the more intimate environment at Park MGM. September 1-2, info at parkmgm.com. E-40 The Bay Area rap legend drops into Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Boardwalk for a hip-hop celebration sure to be the hot spot on Sunday night. September 2, information at brooklynbowl.com.

Queen & & Adam Lambert to rock 10 programs at Park Theater


Brent N. Clarke/AP Adam Lambert (left) and Brian May are all set for the Park Theater phase.

Monday, May 7, 2018|6 a.m.

Queen & & Adam Lambert will play a 10-date limited engagement called “The Crown Jewels” at Park MGM’s Park Theater September 1-22 with tickets ranging from $79 to $350. Tickets will go on sale May 11 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. Members of Queen’s and Adam Lambert’s fan clubs will have the ability to purchase tickets on May 8 and M life Benefits members and Live Nation and Ticketmaster clients will have access to a pre-sale starting May 9 at 10 a.m.

. The renowned British rock group initially led by Freddie Mercury with Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon initially teamed with American Idol alum Lambert in 2009 for an Idol ending. Their first live collaboration can be found in 2012 in Kiev and their continuing musical collaboration has actually led to more than 150 shows around the world consisting of Las Vegas for a trip stop last June at T-Mobile Arena. The supergroup was recognized as Band of the Year at the 10th yearly Classic Rock & & Roll of Honor awards and Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll.

Queen & & Adam Lambert’s exploring band includes Lambert on vocals, Might on guitar and Taylor on drums with Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass and Tyler Warren on percussion.

Best choices: Ricky Martin, Queen & & Adam Lambert, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Denise Truscello Ricky Martin is bringing his “Jailhouse Rock”-type thing back to the Park Theater.

cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. RICKY MARTIN: ALL IN In between gigs at his brand-new residency at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo, Ricky Martin’s been busy filming FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Criminal activity Story with Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz. That’s what you call a hot streak. His next Vegas run starts now and runs into July. June 23, 24, 27 and 29, July 1 and 2, information at 888-529-4828 or montecarlo.com. INCREDIBLE LAS VEGAS COMIC CON Deadpool creator Rob Liefield, Batman TELEVISION series Catwomen Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew and Marvel king Stan Lee are amongst the prominent visitors at this year’s local comic con at Westgate Las Vegas. Excelsior! June 23-25, information at amazingcomiccon.com. QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT The active members of the legendary British band (Roger Taylor and Brian Might) have actually been performing with vibrant vocalist Adam Lambert because 2011, so it’s simple to forget they all fulfilled when Lambert was an entrant on American Idol. Just wait until you see and hear this version of Queen doing “Bohemian Rhapsody.” June 24, details at 702-692-1600 or t-mobilearena. com. BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY We may not remain in the middle of a swing music renaissance like the one from the mid-1990s, however Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has a Vegas connection that’s classic. The Southern California band’s sound was an essential component in the 1996 movie Swingers, which gave the city among its unofficial party slogans: “Vegas, baby. Vegas!” They appeared to carry out in the film, too, and on Saturday night they’ll rock the poolside M Pavilion at the M Resort. June 24, information at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Ex-beauty queen stripped of her crown faces drug charges

Katherine Rees (Source: LVMPD)Katherine Rees (Source: LVMPD).

A former Nevada beauty queen who was stripped of her Miss Nevada U.S.A title in 2006 has actually been charged with presumably offering and having methamphetamine. Katherine Nicole Rees was charged Monday with four felony drug charges. The criminal grievance implicates Rees of apparently selling meth to an individual on Sept. 22 and having 5.3 grams of the drug a month later. Rees has dealt with mostly traffic-related legal difficulties given that losing her Miss Nevada U.S.A title after racy pictures of her surfaced online. In 2008, she paid fines for numerous misdemeanor traffic infractions. A lawyer representing Rees in an open traffic case stated he had not been representing her in this case and couldn’t comment. Court records reveal she pleaded guilty in 2012 to a single misdemeanor drug charge.

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