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Gwen Stefani is the latest Las Vegas headliner with ‘Simply a Girl’ at Zappos Theater

Last year, Gwen Stefani was onstage at T-Mobile Arena to provide long time Vegas headliner Cher with Billboard’s Icon Award. This year, Stefani signs up with the ranks of Las Vegas Strip locals.

The multi-platinum previous frontwoman of rock band No Doubt, three-time Grammy winner and style icon will open her unique headlining residency reveal Gwen Stefani: Just a Girl on June 27 at Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort. Tickets ranging from $60 to $226 go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 13 at ticketmaster.com/gwen.

Stefani, promoter Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment likewise revealed today a collaboration with Remedy 4 the Children Foundation where one dollar from every ticket sold to the show will be contributed to the local not-for-profit, which works to offer medical assistance and support for children dealing with life-threatening diseases. Cure 4 the Kids is planning to move into a new, state-of-the-art building with more test rooms and enhanced treatment abilities.

Live Country likewise produces other Zappos Theater residency shows from Jennifer Lopez, the Backstreet Boys, Lionel Richie and Pitbull. Lopez, who is currently performing there, will wrap up her very first Las Vegas residency on September 29, and the theater recently retired Britney Spears’ show, too.

Stefani is scheduled to carry out a show developed exclusively for Zappos Theater June 27, 29 and 30; July 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21; and December 27, 29, 30 and 31. She also has February and March dates set up for 2019.

Stefani has offered more than 30 million albums with No Doubt and as a solo artist. Her 2016 album This Is Exactly what the Fact Seems like debuted at No. 1 on the Signboard Top 200 led by No. 1 single “Used to Love You,” which signed up with the ranks of her other solo strikes “Abundant Woman,” “Sweet Escape” and “Hollaback Lady.” She released her very first vacation album You Make It Feel Like Christmas last succumb to a No. 1 launching on the Billboard Vacation Album chart and starred in a Christmas special on NBC.

Weekend Rewind: Drake at Marquee, Ricky Martin at Park Theater, Giada at Mat Franco and more

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Welcome to your very first edition of the Rewind. As it ends up, there is excessive fun occurring on any provided weekend in Las Vegas, yet we are still going to bring you the highlights right here each week. Why Tuesday? The Vegas weekend does not typically end on Sunday night. No rest for the wicked.

My own personal weekend started with supper and drinks at the Mirage’s brand-new Osteria Costa, an upgraded Italian experience for the iconic resort from its gifted chef Michael LaPlaca. You can’t purchase poorly here, however for now I’ll highly advise the pizza margherita and linguine with clams. Trust me on this.

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picture “> Denise Truscello/WireImage Ricky Martin at Park Theater Saturday night took me back to the Park Theater to see one of my preferred headliner shows on the Strip, Ricky Martin’s “All In” residency. The Puerto Rican superstar (who you might be seeing in the FX miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Criminal Activity Story”) had to cancel a program previously this month due to an injury but he remained in perfect shape this weekend, shaking bon-bons and whatnot. His charisma is matched by a scorching-hot dance troupe and band, both amongst the very best of their kind on the Strip. Once they break out his 2016 hit “Vente Pa’ Ca,” everybody was up and dancing for the remainder of the night. You do not need to be a fan of Martin to enjoy this energetic night of music and I highly advise you inspect it out when he returns in Might and June.

Among the greatest names in music made a surprise look Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan. Drake joined resident artist French Montana onstage at Marquee to carry out current hit “God’s Strategy,” then partied the night away with a group that included previous Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. The hip-hop titans dined earlier that night at Beauty & & Essex, where gossip journalist Perez Hilton was also in your home, commemorating his 40th birthday. Hilton spent his Friday night taking in the amazing “Baz– A Musical Mash-Up” at Palazzo.

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household with Mat Franco at the Linq Celeb chef and Vegas restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis also took in a program over the weekend, however she didn’t stray far from her restaurants at Caesars Palace and the Cromwell, checking in for Mat Franco’s friendly magic extravaganza at the Linq and a post-show meet-up.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit concern designs controlled the Strip over the weekend, partying left and right to celebrate the launch of the 2018 concern. Amongst their stops: Marquee on Friday night, where they got on stage with DJ MikeAttack; and Encore Beach Club for a blowout pool celebration on Saturday, where they took over the high-end bungalows and spent some time with Wynn Nightlife resident star Diplo prior to he joined his associates in Significant Lazer behind the decks.

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Finally, in tasty dining establishment news, the Palms announced its next cooking unveiling, Scotch 80 Prime in the steakhouse area formerly inhabited by the iconic N9NE place. Long time chef Barry S. Dakake is back in the cooking area and all set to fire up tomahawk ribeyes, A5 Japanese Kobe, mesquite-fired shellfish towers and more. It opens in May.

UNLV Opera Theater Presents New Twist on Classic “” Don Giovanni”” March 16-18

UNLV Opera Theater, in conjunction with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, provides Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the Judy Bayley Theatre March 16-18. David Ward is guest director, with Wes Kenney as guest conductor. Students from the Entertainment Engineering & & Design program are constructing the set.

In this modern take on the timeless story, Don Giovanni is the most effective guy in Hollywood. He rules the film industry, however seems guilty of sexual assault, potentially even rape – raising the problem of sexual harassment and abuse in present day Hollywood using Mozart’s 18th century operatic work of art. Don Giovanni abuses three ladies: Donna Anna, a ruling film star; Donna Elvira, a woman he promised to marry; and Zerlina, a young starlet searching for her first huge break. Beginning with the death of Donna Anna’s dad at the hand of Don Giovanni, we follow these 3 ladies as they attempt to concern terms with the man who has actually radically modified their lives. This makeover at a dashing hero calls into question simply how romantic this male truly was. Will Giovanni get away with it or face justice?

Double-cast to provide more chances for the vocalists of UNLV Opera. The cast includes Don Giovanni (Philip Harris and Michael Parham); Leporello (Christophe Kennedy); Donna Anna (Joan Sobel and Mariah Wilcox); Don Ottavio (Chris Martin and Daveon Bolden); Donna Elvira (Karin Hochman and Casey Dakus); Zerlina (Tamara Richards and Moriah Berry); Masetto (Kurt Sedlmeir and Mark McCreery); and Il Commendatore (Richard Hodges).

The production and design team consists of assistant director Bonita Bunt, scenic designer and technical director Michael Genova, lighting designer Javier Moreno, impresario Jennifer Holland, orchestra preparation by Costs Bernatis, assistant Maya Sprouse, and vocal coach Semyon Rozin.

Ward is the Director of the Crane Opera Ensemble at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam where he works as a Visiting Assistant Teacher. This year he directs a double-bill of Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost as well as The Pirates of Penzance. He just recently completed a consultation as Visiting Opera Director and Checking Out Assistant Teacher at the University of North Texas in Denton where he staged Le nozze di Figaro, A Little Night Music and Discussions of the Carmelites last season.

Tickets are $25, with discounts readily available. To purchase tickets, visit the Carrying out Arts Center siteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Planet Hollywood’s Axis becomes Zappos Theater

Jennifer Lopez came back to the Las Vegas Strip recently to resume her “All I Have” headlining residency at the Axis at World Hollywood. When she picks it back up once again on Friday, she’ll be performing in the Zappos Theater.

Zappos.com announced today that it has actually partnered with Caesars Home entertainment, which owns and runs the World Hollywood resort and casino, on a multi-year offer that begins with relabeling the 7,000-seat place, also home to homeowner shows from Lionel Richie, the Backstreet Boys and Pitbull.

The Zappos Theater will continue to be scheduled solely by Live Country Las Vegas.

Caesars and Zappos authorities stated in the declaration today that additional collaborative initiatives will be revealed in the future.

“The next evolutionary step for Zappos is going to be about bringing our service to life in brand-new and speculative ways,” said Zappos’ Tyler Williams. “We want to mix exactly what we understand about service with exactly what Caesars Home entertainment knows about putting on a remarkable show. Zappos Theater will let us create enjoyable, a little weirdness, and an opportunity to wow people through rocking out.”

Diana Ross gets comfortable however stays attractive at Repetition Theater

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. Recently Diana Ross has gone back to the Las Vegas Strip for highly effective concert performs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, at the Venetian Theater and late last year, at her present home at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. She’s set for 5 more programs there (finishing up Feb. 24) and when she released this latest series on Feb. 7, she took a while at the end of the show to respond to questions from an enchanted audience that could not help but dance along to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Benefit Down” and a first repetition of Gloria Gaynor’s disco impressive “I Will Survive.”

” How I began? Oh, that’s an actually long story,” she shouted back to one fan who would have liked nothing more than to keep Ross onstage all night. “I matured in the Brewster jobs in Detroit and I think I was 16 when we first auditioned for Berry Gordy, and he told us to go back to school. He didn’t have any time for us whatsoever.”

She did, naturally, go back to school, but she went back to the famous Motown founder’s offices, too. The rest is music history. “Our first trip was the Motown Revue and after that it was the Penis Clark Caravan of Stars. But we were not the stars. Smokey Robinson was the star.”

It’s difficult to believe anybody might outshine Ross, who at age 73 remains the attractive, girlish, smiling star who sang her way into our musical minds and memories through several various ages. After coming out to “I’m Coming Out” and cooing her way through Spiral Starecase’s “More Today Than Yesterday” during that opening night show last week, a green-sequined Ross dove into Motown favorites tape-recorded with the Supremes, including “Come See About Me,” “Infant Love” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Her ageless voice was strong from the start, however she exceeded and beyond for “Touch Me in the Early morning” and later “Love Hangover,” once she had actually re-emerged in an even more fantastic and sparkling purple dress. “I have not used this dress in 10 years,” she humble-bragged between songs. (By the way, she looks fantastic.)

Hits of her own (” Do You Know Where You’re Going To” from “Mahogany”) and from others (” The Appearance of Love”) continued coming– as did white and black clothing– up until the fast Q&A gave way to “Connect and Touch,” and after that Ross slowly made her method off the phase, versus the pleading of her fans. She invited all of us to come back and see again, which is a pretty terrific idea.

” Diana Ross: Unlimited Memories” continues at 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24 at Wynn’s Repetition Theater (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-770-9966). More details can be discovered at wynnlasvegas.com.

Display Theater closes, leaving Strip without a movie theater

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018|1:30 p.m.

. The only movie theater on the Las Vegas Strip has closed after more than Twenty Years, a manager said today.

The eight-screen Regal United Artists Display Theater at the Display Mall, on the north side of the MGM Grand, opened in 1997.

“Absolutely nothing has actually been put in its location,” Showcase Mall Manager Jason Crawford stated. He referred other concerns to Regal Cinemas, which did not right away respond to an ask for comment.

Online evaluations of the shuttered theater were mixed, with guests utilizing words like “old,” “dated” and “vintage” to explain it. Others stated the theater was tidy and had a great image.

Unlike modern-day theaters with stadium-style seating, Display Theater featured rows of seats on the same elevation.

Theater near the Strip include areas at the Palms and Orleans, as well as at Town Square shopping mall, simply south of the Strip.

Harry Connick Jr. takes Vegas to New Orleans at his Repetition Theater shows

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Erik Kabik Harry Connick Jr. at Encore Theater throughout his November 17 show.

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Tony Bennett is back in Las Vegas at Repetition Theater

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Tony Bennett carries out 6 programs at Repetition Theater this month.

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Five regional theater groups to follow

1. A Public Fit Theatre Company With the objective of building a really pro theater group, artistic director Ann Marie Pereth raises loan so the cast and team get paid. 702-735-2114, apublicfit.org.

2. Cockroach Theatre From its house in Art Square Theatre, Cockroach is ever advancing in its daring mission of artistic stability. 725-222-9661, cockroachtheatre.com.

3. Las Vegas Little Theater LVLT has been producing edgy plays since 1978. The venerable theater likewise hosts a yearly new works competitors and the Vegas Fringe Celebration. 702-362-7996, lvlt.org.

4. Majestic Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Troy Heard wants to produce American plays that are both enjoyable and wise while promoting new skill. 702-423-6366, majesticrepertory.com.

5. Nevada Conservatory Theatre At UNLV’s NCT, students work along with experts for an optimal learning experience. 702-895-3663, unlv.edu/nct.

Chris Rock chooses achievement at Park Theater

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Chris Rock June 10, Park Theater Even before Chris Rock strolled onstage at Park Theater Saturday night, his intent was clear. Images of album covers by comedy legends flashed throughout the screen– Don Rickles, Godfrey Cambridge, Joan Rivers and more. Rock has currently taken his place in that pantheon, so exactly what’s left for him for him to do however continue to push himself to end up being the greatest of all time?

The manic pacing that was Rock’s signature throughout his early specials has given way to a slower, more systematic speed. The huge act-outs are now reserved for stressing major minutes, like when the comic discussed the inequality of partners in marriage. He described that in some cases one partner sings lead while the other plays tambourine … and if it’s your task to play tambourine, play the sh * t out of it. He then danced across the phase, miming the action as he screamed, “Tambourine, tambourine, tambourine!”

Marital relationship and relationships were a big part of the set, as Rock resets his life following a divorce. He confessed his cheatings, and explained how old he often feels when speaking to younger celebs. Pop princess Rihanna, he declared, treated him as she would an aunt. She didn’t even recognize him as a “dick-carrying member” of society.

Much of Rock’s best work has actually come from his incisive look into social oppressions, existing occasions, and simply how f * cked up things remain in this country. This night was no different. His ideas on weapon control hearken back to his vintage work on the topic. In the past, he said we should not raise the price of weapons, however that each bullet ought to cost $5,000– therefore really making people think about shooting somebody before they do it. On this night, he handled the argument that people require guns due to the fact that they can safeguard their home. He agreed in concept, however pointed out that all the mass murders that have been dedicated in the U.S. have actually not been by homeowner, but by people dealing with their mothers. He recommended that to own a gun, one need to pay a home loan.

Naturally, Donald Trump was a major subject. Rock philosophized that George W. Bush was a fantastic figure in black history due to the fact that his tenure led directly to the country ballot for Obama. He presumed that after Trump, our next president will be Jesus. Considering the last program, he surmised, “Obama resembled some hot chick you understood you had no organisation f * cking.” And when it comes to Trump: “Now we’re back to Pam,” a partner incapable of pleasing us.

Other bits consisted of the shooting of black teenagers by polices, seeing the poverty of Jamaica before reaching a rich resort and one-upping his ex-wife by presenting the kids to his celebrity pals. Each one was jaw-dropping in how well they were formed.

This was perhaps Rock’s finest work given that 1999’s Bigger & & Blacker, if not Bring the Pain, the critical 1996 unique that released Rock into the comical stratosphere. As he left the stage, the video monitor behind revealed those legends once again waving goodbye to their crowds– Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams. Chris Rock is there, male. The path he’s carving now will ensure he can be measured against any person.