Tag Archives: twain

Best Choices: Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Train and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Shania Twain goes back to the Strip this weekend.

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018|2 a.m.

. A former Strip homeowner is back for a big arena program and another beloved performer is finally playing a series of shows in among the Boulevard’s biggest rooms. Which’s just the start of the terrific musical offerings waiting this weekend.

GODSMACK The Downtown Las Vegas Occasions Center continues its streak of acid rock offerings in a hard-to-beat outside location. Friday night’s show stars Godsmack (” I Stand Alone,” “Awake”) along with Florida band Shinedown and New Zealanders Like a Storm. August 3, info at < a href="

https://dlvec.com/event/godsmack-shinedown/” target=” _ blank” > dlvec.com. TRAIN Did you understand hitmakers Train have their own boutique wine label? It’s the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., and amongst the offerings are the Calling All Angels chardonnay and the Drops of Jupiter red blend. Possibly you can sample a glass when Train plays the Pearl at the Palms Friday night. August 3, information at < a href="

http://www.palms.com/pearl-theater.html “target=” _ blank” > palms.com. STEVIE WONDER “The Stevie Marvel Song Celebration: An Event of Life, Love & & Music” opens its five-show run at Park MGM’s Park Theater this weekend and judging from the title of this music legend’s most current performance series, it’s precisely what we all require right now. Let Stevie’s joyous hits clean over you inside one of the Strip’s latest and most dynamic locations. August 3-4, information at < a href=" https://www.parkmgm.com/en/entertainment/park-theater.html "target =" _ blank

” > parkmgm.com. Related material SHANIA TWAIN It’s been nearly four years given that Shania Twain wrapped up her “Still the One” residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. New album “Now” put the country-pop superstar back on the roadway again and the tour stops Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. August 4, info at < a href="

https://www.mgmgrand.com/en/entertainment/grand-garden-arena.html” target =” _ blank” > mgmgrand.com. KINGDOM HEARTS ORCHESTRA In exactly what could be the most remarkably unique performance of the weekend, author Yoko Shimomura will be joined by lots of orchestral artists onstage at the Joint at the Acid Rock Hotel Sunday carrying out music from the popular series of crossover action role-playing video games owned by Disney. August 5, details at hardrockhotel.com.

Dad, son shot outside home near Decatur, Twain

Published Friday, Sept. 15, 2017|10:24 p.m.

Updated 11 hours, 6 minutes ago

A male and his kid are anticipated to recuperate after being shot Friday night during what was at first referred to as a yard sale however turned out to be a possible domestic disruption in front of a home near Decatur Boulevard and Twain Avenue, according to City Cops Lt. Peter Kisfalvi.

The shooting remains under examination and the circumstances behind it appear suspicious, he stated. It wasn’t immediately clear who fired the rounds or if there were any suspects on the run.

Officers and medics were dispatched about 8:45 p.m. to the 5100 block of Hibbett Drive, Kisfalvi said. There they discovered two guys who they hurried to a healthcare facility with survivable injuries.

It appears there was some sort of confrontation prior to shooting erupted, Kisfalvi said.

Further details was not instantly offered.

Shania Twain walked out on top. Now she wants back in.


Charles Sykes/ Invision/ AP Shania Twain carries out at the opening night ceremony of the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017|2 a.m.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.– The last time Shania Twain released an album– the speculative country-but-not-quite opus “Up!”– it sold 874,000 copies in its very first week, and went on to get the Recording Market Association of America’s diamond certification for 10 million copies offered, her 3rd album in a row to reach that turning point.

That was in 2002, right around the peak of the CD age, and an era where the pop mainstream hadn’t yet completely taken in hip-hop. Napster had just come and gone. Barack Obama was still a state senator. Taylor Swift had just taken her first trip as a preteen to Nashville, Tennessee.

At that time, Twain was a cross-genre titan, a country singer who– with her then-husband Dog Lange, the manufacturer who increased the noise of AC/DC and Def Leppard– made titanic, eclectic music that infuriated Nashville purists with its fancy welcome of pop theatrics, but still controlled the charts and made Twain a megastar with a Wanderer cover and rotation on MTV. On songs like “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” she was brassy and a little salacious, a feminist triumphalist.

Much has altered in the stepping in years and a half. Pop stars aren’t as grand scaled; country music now takes as givens much of the dangers Twain innovated; and Twain separated Lange following an over-the-top tabloid scandal.

But Twain is not concerned about her return, 15 years later, with her 5th album, “Now,” on Sept. 29. “I really seem like I’m returning into worlds that I already know,” the vocalist, 52, stated one afternoon early last month in a space at the London West Hollywood hotel here.

“Now” is, like most of her albums, not quite country music, though she has switched the excess of her last albums for something smaller and warmer. It has little to do with country music’s traditional center, however to be reasonable, much of contemporary c and w has little to do with what is thought of as c and w’s traditional center.

By differing, Twain may well fit in, though the course hasn’t been clear thus far. The new album’s first single, “Life’s About to Get Excellent,” fizzled on the chart. But radio may not be Twain’s path, stated Cindy Mabe, the president of Universal Music Group Nashville. “It’s the magnifier,” she said, “but frankly, does she require it? No. She’s a global icon.”

She explained the breadth of Twain’s release strategy– award programs in France and Germany, a performance in London’s Hyde Park, TELEVISION in this country and Canada, and a lot more– as proof that “nobody has the reach that Shania does.”

As Twain spoke, she was getting ready for this international rollout, surrounded by racks of clothing to use for picture shoots and television looks, and musing on another way the culture has actually altered throughout her break from promoting albums.

“It is way more appropriate to be various, to be a more regular shape,” she said, going over how at her pop peak, she used personalized clothes when runway styles didn’t fit appropriately. “It’s actually trendy to have a larger butt now. I remember sensation, like, ‘I can not get my butt into these pants!'”

Twain’s own life has changed drastically, too. After 14 years of marriage, she separated from Lange in 2008 after he had an affair with her buddy. (The divorce was settled in 2010.) In turn, Twain married that pal’s hubby, Frédéric Thiébaud, in 2011.

“This is not my divorce record,” she firmly insisted, and yet numerous songs tackle the stings of romantic mistrust and betrayal. “Still cannot think he ‘d leave me to love her,” she sings on the bleakly resentful “Poor Me.” On the haunting “I’m Alright,” she sings, “You let me go, you had to have her/You informed me slow, I passed away quicker.”

Twain has actually always written her own songs, and her present is still severe. “I cried a lot when I wrote. I never wept when I wrote a tune ever before in my life,” she said.

“My songwriting is my journal and it is my best friend,” she included. “It’s a location I can go to where it’s not anticipating anything from me. There’s simply no inhibitions there. It’s a complete free place to state whatever I want to say.”

And there is no awkwardness, she stated, in overcoming sentiments about her old relationship while in a brand-new one. “Undoubtedly I didn’t marry a man that cannot handle that,” she said, then included, “I would not let him hear whatever that I ever compose, trust me. Some of the important things I say in my songwriting would never discover their way to being a tune.”

“Now” marks the very first time Twain has looked into that period of her life in tune, but her go back to public life started in 2011 with a scarred, vulnerable autobiography, “From This Minute On,” and an off-kilter, often uneasy docuseries on the then-fledgling Oprah Winfrey Network, “Why Not? With Shania Twain.” When it came time to re-emerge musically, she chose the “regulated ideal environment” of a Las Vegas residency, at Caesars Palace, which began in 2012 and ran for two years.

During that time period, she was likewise suffering physically, having actually lost her voice; nerves linked to her vocal cords atrophied, a side effect of Lyme illness, which she ‘d had considering that a tick bite on the “Up!” tour. Now, she compares herself to a hurt professional athlete– she exercises her voice carefully, to guarantee it’s ready when she needs it: “I can’t simply get up and sing today. I couldn’t get up and simply belt out a tune.”

She was always composing tunes, though she believed she might need to provide to other artists to sing. Her new husband disagreed. “He would say ‘No, no, no. You’re going to sing once again some day. Do not consider that song away.'” Mainly she was concentrated on motherhood– “baking cake, packaging lunches, running back and forth to soccer and all that stuff” for Eja, her 16-year-old kid with Lange– so she would concentrate on tunes in her downtime, especially in the evening, utilizing an easy setup of guitar, keyboard, Pro Tools and microphone.

This went on for a few years. “I cannot be hurried,” she stated, then recalled the sophisticated recording procedures of her old albums and started laughing. “It’s not all Pooch’s fault that whatever took so long!”

The result was a set of demos that weren’t carried out in any specific genre design. “I hadn’t determined feel yet,” she stated. After not listening to present music at all during the songwriting process, she started to look for possible partners, ultimately settling on four manufacturers: Matthew Koma (Carly Rae Jepsen, Zedd), Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen), Jacquire King (Tom Waits, James Bay) and Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran).

“Each time I had to send a tune, I was so scared,” she said. “My partner needed to talk me through it and make me do it. He ‘d be like ‘I’m standing here till you push that button.'”

“They were very valuable to her– I understand it was a big offer to share,” said Koma, who was the very first manufacturer to deal with the album, assisting identify how to construct a bridge from her “ironical and daring” older work to these susceptible brand-new tunes, which were, he stated, “part of her recovery procedure.”

The albums that made Twain a global pop icon– “The Female In Me” (1995), “Come On Over” (1997), “Up!” (2002)– were intimate collaborations between Twain and Lange, with virtually no outdoors input and a clear delineation of duties. When it concerned production, she remembered, “I was just a sounding board for Dog when he was ready for me,” she stated, “whereas here, I was more of a director.”

Among the options she had to make was whether or not to make a type of heritage album, one that eschews the contemporary music conversation in favor of something like an acoustic singer-songwriter album, or a duets project, or something more gimmicky, like one with classical plans– all reasonable choices for a well-loved vocalist returning after a long hibernation. “That would have been safer,” she pointed out, however chose a various course. “I want it to be relatable, and that indicates sonically relatable.”

Gosling, who dealt with some of the album’s darker minutes, stated that Twain was flexible about her songs from the start– “We never discussed where they would end”– and that there was very little disturbance: “I didn’t speak with any A&R person. I didn’t even understand if she was on a label, to be honest.”

Her other bridge to modern music is Eja, who makes music himself– dance music, primarily. When Twain was scrupulously preventing listening to present music, she couldn’t prevent hearing the thumping beats originating from behind his bed room door. There are a number of club-music echoes on her album, on “Let’s Kiss and Make Up,” and the start of “Poor Me,” which resembles the introduction of the Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down.”

“He doesn’t want to be a performer, so he’s more in his daddy’s realm of things,” Twain stated.

When Eja was younger, he would ask his mom to compose songs with him. “I resemble, ‘You understand I’m writing for my own album today!'” Lately, she’s been giving him some of her singing stem files to fiddle around with, however she takes care to advise him of the pitfalls of committing too much energy to somebody else’s vision: “You have to have your very own thing.”

Strip Scribbles: Shania Twain, Lydia Ansel, Santana, Christina Aguilera, EDC present


Tom Donoghue/ DonoghuePhotography.com

Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Signboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015|5:36 p.m.

Shania Twain: ‘Still the One’ Opening Night
Opening night of Shania Twain's Introduce slideshow “

Previous Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain has actually needed to cancel 2 of her tour show dates due to the fact that of a throat health problem. Doctors recommended her to rest for numerous days after she was diagnosed with a respiratory infection.

Tonight’s show in Manchester, N.H., and Wednesday’s performance in Albany, N.Y., were both canceled and can’t be rescheduled.

Shania’s tour is expected to resume Friday in Quebec City. Shania was forced to give up performances for nearly a years prior to resuming her two-year residency “Shania: Still the One” at the Colosseum due to throat problems.

LYDIA’S DEBUT: Regardless of thunderstorms, lightning, flooding and torrential rain, electronic violinist Lydia Ansel still drew an amazing crowd of fans and buddies Monday night for her debut of her new monthly residency at Rockhouse in the Venetian.

“I was horrified it would affect my first night, but I showed up to a full house. I was beyond humbled since it only improved as more individuals remained to file in throughout the night,” she informed me. “Among the bartenders told me that it was the very best night they ‘d ever had.”

Even former beau Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, who she made use of to carry out with, and other Z.B. fans turned out to cheer her on. Rockhouse owner Jonathan Fine high-fived her at the end of her electrifying three-hour show and stated that he wanted to discuss an extra weekly residency every Sunday.

“I am beyond grateful for the love everyone showed,” Lydia included. “Sexxy” at Westgate Las Vegas dancers Jennifer Romas and Alexandria contributed to the party environment with dancing onstage and offstage, and the crowd danced to the rock tunes and EDM hits that Lydia carried out.

Carlos Santana at Opportunity Town
Carlos Santana visits and makes donations of musical instruments at Opportunity Village on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Alberto Kreimerman, CEO of Hermes Music, is at left. Introduce slideshow “

SANTANA’S GIFT: It was an inspiring day for lots of at our beloved regional charity Opportunity Village when legendary musician Carlos Santana went to the Engelstad Campus where he took a tour with execs Ed Guthrie and Linda Smith. He was treated to a motivating show from Chance Village’s performing arts group The Overtones.

The group is a collaboration of OVIPs and personnel whose debut performance was playing a medley of Santana’s greatest hits. The efficiency ended with Santana leading the standing ovation together with longtime associates from Hermes Music, who made a donation of more than 60 musical instruments consisting of acoustic guitars, tambourines and cowbells to the Fine and Performing Arts Program.

Carlos thanked Opportunity Village and referred to the O.V. team as “weapons of mass empathy.” He closed with a parting message for the OVIPs: “You are considerable, you are essential, and you are a valuable part of the neighborhood.”

CHRISTINA NIXES LAS VEGAS: Do not expect to see Christina Aguilera at any time soon on the Strip with a residency. Her supervisor, Irving Azoff, is estimated as stating, “She will not be signing up with Britney, Mariah and J.Lo doing a greatest-hits show since Christina remains in the prime of her career and hasn’t came to a head yet!”

The pop princesses aren’t going to be too happy with Christina, who added to the furor her manager kicked up, saying, “Why would I join them in being an oldies act? I do not have to invest 3 nights a week experiencing again the past. I won a Grammy this year.” Ouch! However, I will advise that Christina she hasn’t launched a cd since 2012.

2015 EDC: Armin Van Buuren
Night 2 of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival with Armin Van Buuren at Kinetic Field on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Introduce slideshow “

CHARITY PRESENT: Holly Madison’s partner, Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac, will certainly provide $105,000 in funds raised at the 19th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to 3 Las Vegas nonprofits on Thursday.

The beneficiaries are Emergency situation Medicine Citizen Research Fund, Injured Cops Officers Fund and ASSISTANCE of Southern Nevada’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center. Furthermore, Insomniac will commemorate funds raised from the first-ever “EDC Week Charity Auction” with an efficiency from Culture Shock Las Vegas, recipient of the auction.


Ginuwine hosts his birthday celebration at Hyde Bellagio as part of Lost Angels Market Night.

Scott Henry, Suli McCullough and Alysia Wood heading at the Improv in Harrah’s through Sunday.

The Word with Robert Randolph, John Medeski, North Mississippi All-Stars, Amy Helm and The Good-looking Unfamiliar people is at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade.


A preview of the brand-new musical “Idaho” that the Smith Center will certainly launch next summertime pre-Broadway, and we’ll satisfy unrecognized heroes of our Strip productions who make the stars look magnificent in the spotlight.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the past 15 years providing readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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

Follow Las Vegas Sun Home entertainment + High-end Senior citizen Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of charming Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an “all-suite” hotel, with rooms accented with luxurious linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that provides visitors a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which ensure 12 floors of high-end elegance. The leading 5 floors are the hotel’s highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded functions and even a dedicated staff.

Entertainment at the Venetian consists of programs such as Tim and Faith – Soul2Soul, featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hillside, and Rock of Ages.

The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located within TAO Asian Restaurant. V Bar is The Venetian’s very smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New york city City’s club Lotus and Los Angeles’ extremely swank Sunset Room.

The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller’s prize-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali’s B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Restaurant. There’s also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those searching for a quick bite.

Guests can drift along The Grand Canal Shops in a genuine Italian gondola trip and pass shops like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the method. And if you have not captured a genuine superstar, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to look into a wax version.

3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Caesars Palace

Transport yourself to the luxurious and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. However 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 five towers, consisting of the brand-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 video gaming area, including the Strip’s biggest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping center, four swimming pools, a day spa, Pure and Poetry clubs and Pussycat Dolls.

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

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

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109

Images: Shania Twain hopes to go back to Las Vegas, extends ‘Rock This Country Trip’.


Frederic Thiebaud

Robin Leach participates in the show tour stop of Shania Twain on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Diego.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015|2 a.m.

Robin Leach at Shania Twain in San Diego
Robin Leach attends the concert tour stop of Shania Twain on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Diego.Introduce slideshow “

Shania Twain: ‘Still the One’ Opening Night
Opening night of Shania Twain's Launch slideshow “

SAN DIEGO– Previous country rock Caesars Palace superstar Shania Twain commemorates her 50th birthday today, yet looks and acts half her age with remarkable, continuously and almost 2-hour vigor for her “Rock This Country Tour.”

At San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center on Saturday night, she dazzled with a humdinger of a knockout, power-punch performance. Rockers in their 20s wish that they had her enthusiasm and energy.

Backstage afterward, as we share birthdays one day apart (Aug. 28 and 29), Shania had champagne and two bombshell birthday statements for me:

* Her existing U.S. and Canadian trip won’t be ending in a goodbye.

* She’s chosen that a 2-year return residency to Las Vegas is back in her strategies.

It was our very first interview considering that last December at Caesars when she talked about the possible trip.

“The tour is tiring, however I’m enjoying it. It’s ended up being much more meaningful than I thought it would be. Many youths are turning out. We are getting a fascinating cross-section of people in our audiences that makes it actually terrific.

“Twenty years back, I had father and mothers bringing their children, and now they have actually ended up being grown-up college kids and bringing their father and mothers my age. I love viewing individuals and their responses while I’m onstage singing to them.

“It’s going so well that I’ve decided I wish to extend it. I’m not ready to stop. We’re currently discussing going onto Europe at some time.”

Shania’s glitzy, pyrotechnic-filled show in San Diego was her very first here in 11 years and the 47th of the now reached 75 that will end in October in her home nation of Canada.

“All my buddies at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas offered me a map revealing the very first leg in red, and now we’ve included a brand-new marker line in orange for the new American and Canadian cities,” she stated showing me a picture of the travel schedule.

Her trip with 15 equipment trucks for noise, lighting, video and rigging devices consists of 100 individuals in crew buses and her silver bus. Production authorities employ another 200 in crew at each stop along the path.

“Initially, I have to complete the new album this fall. Six tracks are already completed. I have actually written 38 tunes in overall, and now the process is underway to narrow that down to another six or eight to finish recording.” It would be her first album given that 2002’s “Up.”

“Then Europe and maybe add Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I have to take it stage by stage. However the perfect circumstance is to come back to Las Vegas. I would love to return to Las Vegas and do another number of years in a residency.

“Las Vegas and the run at Caesars Palace ended up being a nice surprise because we suched as Las Vegas a lot. Everybody was so great there. There was always lots to do there. We felt extremely comfortable living there.

“It was a wonderful experience from start to complete. It was really effective all the way around. I was so nervous about opening there. I believe I over-rehearsed to soothe my nerves.”

Shania Twain Press Conference at Caesars
Fashion designer Marc Bouwer (in suit and tie), singer Shania Twain and director Raj Kapoor (suit, no tie) attend a press conference at Caesars Palace on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Introduce slideshow “

Shania Twain Comes to Caesars Palace
Shania Twain arrives horseback at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.Launch slideshow “

Her two-year run at Caesars Palace ended last December. On Sunday night, Shania performed in Fresno, Calif., and after that flew straight through the night to her home in the Bahamas.

“I’ll get home by 7 a.m. Monday with about one hour to spare to put my child into the start of the brand-new school year. I’ll have time to change– but perhaps still in my stage makeup,” she included.

“We have 2 1/2 weeks off, but my voice is sounding so strong I wish to continue vocal singing. On Wednesday, we’ll start recording the continuing to be next album tunes prior to resuming the trip in mid-September.” (Sept. 12 in Spokane, Sept. 13 in Portland and Sept. 15 in Boise.)

After it covers Oct. 22 in Prince George, B.C., she’ll complete the cd and prepare for Europe. “We could return to Las Vegas next fall, 2016 or early 2017. I would be really pleased to be back in Las Vegas,” the top-selling female artist verified.

“This tour has been a genuine celebration reuniting with fans in their own home towns. That’s something I hadn’t done for a years. This is the most dynamic program we’ve ever done, totally various from our Las Vegas run.”

The concert is an intense, rock-themed assault from the get-go, with the seven young members of her six-man, one-woman band raising the roof with G-Force as she opens atop an illuminated glass rising 30-foot platform The opening fireworks and lighting are so remarkably bright, blazing and blinding, she puts on red-tinted sunglasses for the first number.

“It’s actually hot with the explosions. Everyone scrambles to hit their marks so that we remain in front of the flames. Fortunately, the heat goes directly up.”

She continued: “It’s been really satisfying in that we’ve been able to contribute $1 from every ticket offered to our Shania Children Can charity, and we have actually currently added two more schools to the program in cities we have actually been to, another one in the next two months and most likely two more before it draws to a close.”

The eye-popping computer system graphics of the two illuminated neon tigers towered over her for one number and the videomontage of her positioned in many red outfits as if they were fashion pages torn from Vogue were mind-blowing.

It was all genuinely great, and as long time San Diego Union-Tribune music writer George Varga noted: “Enough making a KISS gig appear virtually underrated by comparison.”

Gavin DeGraw was her rip-roaring opening act right here and joined her midway through her set for an explosive “Celebration for 2” duet, which she initially tape-recorded with Billy Currington.

She didn’t disappoint fans who came for her hits that consist of “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,” “Still the One,” “Come on Over,” “From This Minute On” and the encore with “Man! I Feel Like a Female.”

At one point, she mounted a brilliantly colored horse saddle and atop a rotating crane “flew” skyward almost into the arena rafters above the cheering crowd. She likewise fell to the audience guarded by 4 strong security guards aboard a rolling, glass-enclosed cart– call it the Shaniamobile success lap!

She got hold of an iPhone connected to the end of a selfie stay with sing “Any Guy of Mine” as she traversed the arena with the video broadcast on the huge, above-stage screens.

The noise was deafening– nearly louder than the surge 2 days earlier in L.a that had actually brought her concert to a standstill 3 songs except the end.

“I’m simply thankful that I wasn’t up on the saddle when the power failed. I ‘d have been stuck 60 feet up in the air. I have no idea how I would have gotten down. I’m buckled in up there, however I might have been left hanging, take off my boots and come down on a fireman’s rope ladder!

“Be assured that we had a technical meeting the next morning to go over how we ‘d deal with that emergency situation if it ever occurred once again,” she laughed.

Shania brings beauty to the production with that fierce mane of blonde hair, amazing Rolling Stones and AC/DC shirts, black fringe leather jacket, brief shorts and four modifications of thigh-high leather boots.

She’s as leggy as a flamingo and shows off her lovely gams becoming a virtually one-piece, S&M-style, high-cut, gleaming sequined swimwear with tactically positioned glossy metal for her sexiest-ever repetition performance.

I loved her “Nobody Have to Know.” I liked her offering the band a break for her to sit alone on the edge of the stage to sing while she played her guitar. But most of all, I liked” I Ain’t No Quitter.” She proved that in Las Vegas resuming after a nine-year absence when she literally lost her voice, and she showed it once more Saturday night in San Diego.

The Queen of Nation Pop experienced dysphonia after her other half had an affair with her best girlfriend. They separated, and she ended up being consoled by the girlfriend’s other half, Frederic Thiebaud, who went on to marry her.

With a promise to extend her trip and now a hoped-for return to Las Vegas, she summarized for me as we toasted each other with birthday champagne: “I’m having the time of my life. I remain in good spirits and having a lot fun.”

There’s no way that this femme fatale is calling it stops despite the fact that she will start her next 50 years. This is not her huge farewell tour.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has actually been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years providing readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground.

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

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior citizen Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

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

Caesars Palace

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

Caesars Palace includes 3,348 spaces and suites in five towers, including the brand-new luxury shop Nobu Hotel and Dining establishment, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the entirely remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars includes 129,000 square feet of video gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other features consist of about 2 lots dining establishments, a four-level shopping mall, 4 pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry bars and Pussycat Dolls.

Dining options include dining establishments from world-renown chefs Guy 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 regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and possibly even the emperor himself.

3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109

Believe recognized in fatal double shooting on Twain

Carlos Aviles, shown in a 2004 booking photo, left, and a most recent photo. (Source: LVMPD)Carlos Aviles, shown in a 2004 booking picture, left, and a most recent photo. (Source: LVMPD).
Police said Carlos Aviles may be driving an older model pick-up truck, like the one seen in the photo. (Source: LVMPD)Authorities said Carlos Aviles might be driving an older design pick-up truck, like the one seen in the photo. (Source: LVMPD).


A 55-year-old male was identified as a suspect in a double shooting that left a person dead in the main Las Vegas Valley on Sunday.

According to Las Vegas City cops, Carlos Aviles is linked to the shooting that happened in a street in the 4600 block of West Twain Avenue. The event happened at 10:20 p.m. on August 2.

Police said two men were walking in the area when rounds were fired at them. One guy died from the shooting while the other was rushed to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooter left the location in a pickup, investigators stated.

Aviles may be driving a 1994 Ford F-150 that is teal or blue in color, police stated. He is being thought about armed and harmful.

Any individual with details on Aviles’ location is advised to get in touch with Metro’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or email [email protected]!.?.!. Pointer can also be anonymously submitted to Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Copyright 2015 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.