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Best Bets: College hockey, orchestral Elvis, Miss Nevada and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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Miss Nevada 2017 Lauren York will be passing the crown along this weekend at the South Point.

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018|2 a.m.

From sports to music to real pageantry, the entertainment offerings of the very first complete weekend of the brand-new year set the right tone. Get rocked downtown, take to the ice at T-Mobile and catch a fresh variation of the King in Henderson, plus more.

LITA FORD “Kiss Me Deadly.” “Close My Eyes Permanently.” “Hungry.” Some of the most remarkable 1980s hair-metal hits came from Lita Ford, who broke through as the teenage guitarist of The Runaways. Catch the 59-year-old rock queen at the Golden Nugget Showroom Friday night. January 5, information at < a href=" https://www.goldennugget.com/las-vegas/entertainment/entertainers/Lita-Ford/" target=

_ blank” > goldennugget.com. ICE VEGAS INVITATIONAL Las Vegas’ not likely arrival as Hockeytown U.S.A continues at T-Mobile Arena as the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational competition brings college teams from Boston College, Michigan Tech, Arizona State and Northern Michigan to complete in doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. The desert glacial epoch continues. January 5-6, info at < a href=" http://www.t-mobilearena.com/events/detail/ice-vegas-invitational" target

=” _ blank” > t-mobilearena. com. PAUL SHAFFER & THE SHAF-SHIFTERS This weekend is our last possibility to capture the “Late Night with David Letterman” bandleader’s mini-residency at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace, so capture his huge musical understanding, his great celeb expert stories and possibly a visitor star or more while you still can. January 5-6, info at < a href="

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” > caesars.com. Associated material THE KING SYMPHONIC Las Vegas Chamber Orchestra CEO Shea Arender moves into a different role at the Green Valley Cattle Ranch Grand Occasions Center Saturday, singing the music of Elvis Presley in “The King Symphonic” together with arrangements produced by conductor Steve Rawlins. January 6, info at stationcasinoslive.com.

MISS NEVADA USA The South Point Showroom is the house of the 2018 Miss Nevada USA and Nevada Teen U.S.A pageants Sunday, hosted by Austin Ryde and Chelsea Caswell with a special musical efficiency by JT Hacker. January 7, info at southpointcasino.com.

'' The Last Jedi ' opens with $220M, Second finest weekend all-time


Lucasfilm through AP This image released by Lucasfilm reveals Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box workplace. Disney says Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, that 8th installment in the area franchise has earned an approximated $45 million from Thursday night provings.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017|2 p.m.

NEW YORK– “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will gladly settle for 2nd.

Rian Johnson’s second installation in the 3rd “Star Wars” trilogy soared to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, inning accordance with studio price quotes Sunday. That provides “The Last Jedi” the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind just its predecessor, “The Force Awakens.”

The Disney hit ended up being just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from “The Force Awakens” ($248.8 million), the others are “The Avengers” ($207.4 million) and “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million). Accounting for inflation, the launching of 2012’s “The Avengers” would approximately connect with “The Last Jedi.”

“The Last Jedi” is off to a comparable start overseas, too, with $230 million in international ticket sales, said Disney. That brings its three-day worldwide haul to $450 million.

The opening likewise provided the Walt Disney Co. the opportunity to flex its muscles on the heels of the offer revealed Thursday for it to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. As part of the deal, Disney will take control of 20th Century Fox, one of Hollywood’s six major studios.

“The weekend that we’re in is a by-product of the foresight and vision from our CEO Bob Iger to bring Lucasfilm into the fold,” stated Disney circulation chief Dave Hollis, alluding to Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm. “So as we think about the possibility of other things being added, you cannot assist but be excited about the possibilities.”

Fox, as it takes place, was the only studio to open another new wide-release movie versus “The Last Jedi.” Its household film, “Ferdinand,” was essentially stampeded by “The Last Jedi,” earning $13.3 million. “Ferdinand” and other approaching holiday releases will try to find more space in the coming weeks, when the “Star Wars” tsunami has actually waned.

While Abrams’ reboot profited from a years’s hiatus for “Star Wars,” Johnson’s follow up didn’t have the very same advantage of freshness. It follows not only “The Force Awakens” (which ultimately earned $2.1 billion) however last year’s spinoff, “Rogue One.” That release opened with $155.1 million, and earned in overall little more than $1 billion worldwide.

Johnson, who wrote and directed, instead aimed to differentiate “The Last Jedi” by presenting some new tones to George Lucas’ space opera. “The Last Jedi” is more irreverent than previous chapters. And it has actually drawn kudos for its varied cast, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and newbie Kelly Marie Tran.

“The results talk to the power of representation,” stated Hollis. “The movie truly reflects our world and beyond. It becomes something people can see themselves in, whether they see themselves in Rey or Finn or Poe or Rose or Captain Phasma. They can associate with all those characters.”

Johnson’s approach has actually seemed to work. Critics offered Johnson’s movie a 93 percent fresh ranking on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences backed it, too, with an A CinemaScore, though not all fans are on board with Johnson’s innovations. As of Sunday, “The Last Jedi” has scored a depressing 56 percent ranking from some 95,000 Rotten Tomato users.

Yet the haul for “The Last Jedi” dwarfed most all releases in the two years because “The Force Awakens.” By contrast, it has in three days currently bested the five-week gross of Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” ($219.5 million).

“Seeing a motion picture like this in the theater, getting the collective goose bumps and having the OMG-moments, that’s something you can not duplicate at home on the little screen,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media expert for comScore. “Rian Johnson has made a film that showcases the theater experience in a really dazzling way.”

Signaling its faith in Johnson’s course for “Star Wars,” Lucasfilm earlier announced that Johnson will develop the next trilogy for the franchise, the very first which he’ll compose and direct. Abrams is set to go back to direct Episode IX after he was brought in to replace Colin Trevorrow. A separate spinoff centered on a young Han Solo is due out next summertime.

The huge launching for “The Last Jedi” singlehandedly brightens what has actually been a frustrating year for Hollywood. The weekend was far and away the greatest earning of the year. Inning accordance with comScore, the market was down about 3.9 percent from in 2015 prior to this weekend. Now it’s 2.9 percent off the 2016 speed. Dergarabedian estimates the year will end about 2 percent down with a little over $11 billion in ticket sales.

“The Last Jedi” may be playing the role of rescuer at the box workplace, however the news isn’t all rosy for exhibitors. Offered the need, Disney put more onerous needs on some theater owners for “The Last Jedi,” consisting of a greater portion– 65 percent– of ticket sales. And Disney’s acquisition of Fox is seen by experts as a quote, in part, to strengthen the studio’s in-development streaming platform, set to debut in 2019.

Disney and Fox combined for 5 of the leading 10 motion pictures on the weekend and together accounted for roughly 90 percent of ticket sales.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are likewise included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

Best Choices: Lady Gaga, Las Vegas Bowl, Dierks Bentley and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Lady Gaga is back at T-Mobile Arena.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017|2 a.m.

. The stars are coming out on the Strip this weekend as Las Vegas is getting some vacation presents prior to Christmas. A few of the biggest programs of the season are set for the next couple of days, but maybe the biggest is decreasing on the gridiron at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday.

MARIAH CAREY: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU The chart-topping diva go back to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for the holiday performance event of the year. After this weekend, she has two more programs on December 20 and 22. December 15-17, information at < a href=" http://www.thecolosseum.com/events/detail/339109" target=

_ blank “> thecolosseum.com. DIERKS BENTLEY The Grammy-nominated country artist liquidates Wranger National Finals Rodeo week– and the iHeartRadio Boots on the Boulevard show series at the Chelsea– with two nights full of his 15 No. 1 strikes. December 15-16, info at < a href=" https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/the-chelsea/dierks-bentley" target=

” _ blank” > cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. DAVE KOZ The nine-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling saxophonist remains in the middle of a national trip supporting new album “Dave Koz and Pals 20th Anniversary Christmas.” Unique visitors David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White and Selina Albright appear when Koz lands at the Foundry at SLS for two nights. December 15-16, details at < a href="

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” > slslasvegas.com. Related material WOMAN GAGA She sold out her last performance at T-Mobile Arena in August, so of course Gaga is back with a second stop on her well-known Joanne World Tour Saturday night. The arena-sized spectacle of her last see stimulated reports of a possible residency on the Strip, so benefit from that there are still tickets left for this one. December 16, details at < a href=" http://www.t-mobilearena.com/events/detail/lady-gaga-1" target

=” _ blank “> t-mobilearena. com. LAS VEGAS BOWL No. 25-ranked Boise State (10-3) handles Oregon (7-5) in the 26th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in a game that will include five gamers from Southern Nevada high schools. December 16, information at lvbowl.com.

Ticket office leading 20: '' Coco ' tops charts for 3rd weekend


Disney/ Courtesy Miguel explores afterlife administration in Coco.

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017|5:21 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” set to open this weekend, Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” topped the quiet box office charts for the 3rd time in a row.

The animated flick earned $18.5 million this weekend, and the only brand-new broad release, “Simply Starting” starring Morgan Freeman, opened in 10th location with a dull $3.2 million.

Holdovers mainly populated the leading five, with “Justice League” in 2nd location with $9.7 million, “Wonder” in third with $8.4 million, and “Thor: Ragnarok” in fifth place with $6.3 million. No. 4 was “The Catastrophe Artist,” which performed well in its expansion to 840 theaters, generating simply under $6.4 million.

The leading 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater places, average invoices per area, overall gross and number of weeks in release, as assembled Monday by comScore:

1. “Coco,” Disney, $18,452,315, 3,748 areas, $4,923 average, $135,658,005, 3 weeks.

2. “Justice League,” Warner Bros., $9,664,297, 3,508 places, $2,755 average, $212,129,668, 4 weeks.

3. “Marvel,” Lionsgate, $8,447,762, 3,519 locations, $2,401 average, $100,300,868, 4 weeks.

4. “The Disaster Artist,” A24, $6,366,243, 840 places, $7,579 average, $7,963,017, 2 weeks.

5. “Thor: Ragnarok,” Disney, $6,271,374, 3,047 areas, $2,058 average, $301,136,438, 6 weeks.

6. “Daddy’s House 2,” Paramount, $5,919,337, 3,263 places, $1,814 average, $91,078,796, 5 weeks.

7. “Murder On The Orient Express,” 20th Century Fox, $5,162,331, 3,089 areas, $1,671 average, $92,769,846, 5 weeks.

8. “The Star,” Sony, $3,707,087, 2,976 places, $1,246 average, $32,311,133, 4 weeks.

9. “Lady Bird,” A24, $3,451,822, 1,557 areas, $2,217 average, $22,235,491, 6 weeks.

10. “Simply Starting,” Broad Green Pictures, $3,201,459, 2,161 areas, $1,481 average, $3,201,459, 1 week.

11. “Three Signboards Outside Dropping Missouri,” Fox Searchlight, $2,862,109, 1,620 places, $1,767 average, $18,312,393, 5 Weeks.

12. “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” STX Entertainment, $2,581,446, 2,124 areas, $1,215 average, $68,702,052, 6 weeks.

13. “The Shape Of Water,” Fox Searchlight, $1,141,546, 41 places, $27,843 average, $1,372,554, 2 weeks.

14. “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” Sony, $871,624, 1,453 places, $600 average, $11,209,149, 4 weeks.

15. “Darkest Hour,” Focus Features, $741,417, 53 locations, $13,989 average, $1,196,325, 3 weeks.

16. “The Guy Who Invented Christmas,” Bleecker Street, $715,800, 720 areas, $994 average, $4,346,405, 3 weeks.

17. “Call Me By Your Name,” Sony Pictures Classics, $285,850, 9 areas, $31,761 average, $1,367,155, 3 weeks.

18. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $264,527, 388 locations, $682 average, $91,252,390, 10 weeks.

19. “I, Tonya,” Neon Rated, $264,155, 4 locations, $66,039 average, $264,155, 1 week.

20. “The Mountain Between United States,” 20th Century Fox, $244,829, 535 areas, $458 average, $30,191,120, 10 weeks.

Best Bets: Paul Anka, So You Think You Can Dance, the Emerge benefit show and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Local soul vocalist Sabriel takes part in the Emerge benefit program at Brooklyn Bowl.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017|2 a.m.

. The Sun brought you some rich conversations this week with 2 of the super stars playing the Strip this weekend– Harry Connick Jr. and Joe Walsh– but those guys are simply a sample of what’s showing up in Las Vegas in the next few days.

PAUL ANKA The legendary entertainer– and the only artist with a song in Signboard’s Hot 100 in seven successive decades– is back at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. He just recently told the South Bend Tribune that his earlier days in Vegas contributed to his development as a songwriter: “I started with Sophie Tucker at the Sahara Hotel in 1959. Then I was there with the Rat Load at the Sands (Hotel) in 1960. All of that gave me a various gravitas. Then composing things like ‘The Tonight Show’ style and (the theme for the1962 movie) ‘The Longest Day.’ The word was out that I had the legs to last if I worked at my craft.” Nov. 17, details at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/an-evening-with-paul-anka-2/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE The current live tour version of the popular talent competitors show brings the leading 10 finalists from the 14th season to the Pearl at the Palms Friday night. Special visitors include all-stars Jasmine Harper, who’s worked with BeyoncĂ© and Taylor Swift, and Marko Germar, who’s seen stage time with Jennifer Lopez. Nov. 17, information at < a href="

http://www.palms.com/pearl-theater.html” target=” _ blank” > palms.com. DAVID SPADE & RAY ROMANO Of all the various checking out standups who move through the Terry Fator Theatre as part of the Mirage’s Aces of Funny series, the one-two punch of preferred TELEVISION funnymen Spade and Romano presents a special show experience. Get a double dose of laughs (and great deals of sarcasm) Friday and Saturday. Nov. 17-18, details at < a href="

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” > mirage.com. Related material EMERGE BENEFIT The first-year Emerge Effect + Music Conference was rescheduled from November to April, however the organizers are bringing a group of their up-and-coming artists– White Reaper, Mondo Cozmo and Grandson along with Las Vegas’ own Mike Xavier, B. Rose and Sabriel– to Brooklyn Bowl for a one-night mini-fest with profits going to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. November 18, info at < a href=" https://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1585888-white-reaper-mondo-cozmo-las-vegas/" target=

_ blank “> brooklynbowl.com. BRUNCH TO BROADWAY Tony Award-nominated Las Vegas residents Robert Torti and DeLee Lively-Torti have dealt with a lot of stage and screen productions to count. They’re bringing their several years of experience to the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort for a Sunday matinee production packed with the most cherished Broadway songs carried out by Eric Jordan Young, Brandon Nix, Ashley Fuller and others backed by a five-piece band directed by Angela Chan. Nov. 19, details at stationcasinoslive.com.

Best Bets: Adam Sandler, Cher, Peter Cetera and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Courtesy Adam Sandler plays the first of 3 scheduled shows at the Chelsea on November 10.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017|2 a.m.

Take a look at the Park on the Strip and you’ll see the Golden Knights and Cher are back in the area this weekend, but so are some familiar entertainers who don’t go to Las Vegas as frequently. Take your pick and delight in from these entertainment offerings.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. WINNIPEG JETS After a winning start and rough first road trip, the Golden Knights are back at T-Mobile Arena Friday night hosting Winnipeg and hosting Military Appreciation/Remembrance Day. Current and previous military members will be honored throughout the night, fans will receive a military coin and program poster, the group will wear specialty camouflage jerseys throughout warmups and raffle profits will benefit Metro Authorities and military support initiatives. November 10, information at

vegasgoldenknights.com. ADAM SANDLER If this major film star and precious silly standup comedian was doing just one unusual program in Las Vegas, it would be a big deal. But this is the start of Sandler’s funny residency at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan, with future reveals booked for November 17 and January 27 with a good chance of more to come in 2018. There’s an even much better chance he’ll play “The Thanksgiving Song” and “The Hannukah Song” to get you in the vacation mood. November 10, information at < a href=" https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/the-chelsea/adam-sandler/" target=

” _ blank “> cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. CLASSIC CHER Of the most recent wave of resident headliner productions on the Strip, it’s the show with the most recognized star that packs in the most production. As she runs through many hits from different ages, Cher dances with gladiators, duets with Sonny, rides an elephant and more. When she’s off-stage for an outfit modification, aerialists overlook Park Theater and massive video screens keep the crowd cheering and dancing. November 10-11, information at < a href="

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” > montecarlo.com. Associated content PETER CETERA Mentioning Cher’s show: What are the odds that Grammy-winning vocalist and songwriter Peter Cetera– known simply as much for his solo strikes as for his career with Chicago– pops into Park Theater Saturday night to duet on their 1988 hit “After All” before his show at the Tropicana Theater? It’s simply down the street, after all. November 11, information at < a href="

http://www.troplv.com/entertainment/events-schedule/peter-cetera” target=” _ blank” > troplv.com. CHRISTOPHER CROSS Did you know? Christopher Cross, who in 1981 won three Grammys for “Cruising” and an Oscar for Best Original Song from a motion picture for “Arthur’s Style,” is initially from San Antonio, Texas. Looks like his adult contemporary pop– or “yacht rock,” as it’s understood on the Sirius XM Radio channel that plays those 2 songs constantly– would have originated from anywhere else. Catch Cross at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion Saturday. November 11, info at silvertoncasino.com.

Best Bets: Tony Bennett, PBR, the Vegas Cares benefit and more for your Las Vegas weekend


David Becker/Getty Images Tony Bennett throughout his November 1 program at Encore Theater.

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017|2 a.m.

. Among the most precious singers of all time is back on the Strip this weekend, but so are the Professional Bull Riders World Finals, a crazy comedian and an all-star benefit concert. Take your pick from these programs and more.

TONY BENNETT: The Very Best IS YET TO COME Thinking about the name of his brand-new program at Repetition Theater, and the fact that he opened his first set there Wednesday night with “View Exactly What Takes place,” it’s safe to say that the 91-year-old home entertainment icon isn’t anywhere near completed bewitching audiences all over the world. His Wynn engagement continues Friday and Saturday, and wraps up with shows on Nov. 8, 10 and 11. Nov. 3-4, info at < a href=" http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment/TonyBennett" target="

_ blank” > wynnlasvegas.com. BRET MICHAELS The reality TELEVISION star and previous frontman of hair-metal legends Poison has discovered a strong country-rock audience recently, makings him the best act to play the Joint at the Acid Rock Hotel throughout PBR World Finals Week in Las Vegas. Nov. 3, information at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/joint-bret-michaels.php" target="_

blank” > hardrockhotel.com. PBR WORLD FINALS Speaking of the action-packed bullriding extravaganza, World Finals week reaches a musical conclusion on Saturday night when tough rockers Warrant performs a complimentary program at Toshiba Plaza at 5 p.m. and PBR Music’s signature artist Ryan Weaver, a previous Black Hawk helicopter pilot, makes his main Las Vegas launching at T-Mobile Arena at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, details at < a href=" http://www.pbrfinalsweek.com/schedule/music/" target="

_ blank” > pbrfinalsweek.com. Related material THE TOM GREEN SHOW The comic and TELEVISION prankster’s brand-new Vegas program just opened at the Back Space at Bally’s, a mishmash of standup funny, video, music and special visitors. Be prepared for this Green’s notoriously goofy, anything-goes approach. Nov. 5 (and continuing Sunday-Wednesday through Dec. 13), details at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/shows/the-tom-green-show” target=” _ blank “> caesars.com. VEGAS CARES Ken Henderson, CEO of Best Agency, and local performers Frankie Scinta, Murray Sawchuck and Clint Holmes signed up with forces to put together this occasion honoring the victims and very first responders of the Oct. 1 shooting featuring a big cast of Vegas favorites including Blue Man Group, Brad Garrett, Criss Angel, David Copperfield, Gordie Brown, Lance Burton, Mike Tyson, Penn & & Teller, Rich Little and more recent additions to the lineup, singer Jewel and dancers from the traditional production show “Jubilee!” Profits from the Sunday afternoon program at the Venetian Theater will go to a commissioned memorial art piece by Tim Bavington. Nov. 5, info at venetian.com.

Best Bets: The Temptations, ‘The King and I,’ John Carpenter and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Courtesy of Newscom The Temptations

You might be prepping for Halloween but there’s a lot of non-spooky home entertainment alternatives around town this weekend. Benefit from the Nevada Day holiday and delight in the best of regional music, comedy, theater and more.

STEVEN WRIGHT The really meaning of deadpan, comic and actor Steven Wright has actually never ever deviated from his unique delivery, whether he’s doing stand-up, appearing in movies or TELEVISION shows or composing. And did you understand he owns an Oscar? He won it in 1988 for his short film “The Consultations of Dennis Jennings.” Wright goes back to the Treasure Island phase on Friday. Oct. 27, information at < a href=" http://www.treasureisland.com/shows/event-headliners#steven-wright/" target=

_ blank” > treasureisland.com. TREY ANASTASIO BAND Halloween weekend in Las Vegas generally equates into a jam band invasion and this year is no various as the Phish guitarist and composer brings his group to Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade for two nights of music. Oct. 27-28, info at < a href=" http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1543374-trey-anastasio-band-day-1-las-vegas/" target=

_ blank” > brooklynbowl.com. THE KING AND I The Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s traditional musical exploring the relationship in between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher won the Tony Award in 2015 for Finest Musical Revival. The production concludes its perform at Reynolds Hall this weekend with 2 p.m. matinees and 7:30 p.m. reveals Friday through Sunday. Oct. 27-29, information at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/thekingandi/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com.

Related material THE TEMPTATIONS It isn’t really just your creativity. The intimate 850-seat Orleans Display room is playing host to 2 concerts from among the most precious and famous Motown groups to ever require to the stage and studio. Initial member Otis Williams, 75, leads the Temptations back to Las Vegas this weekend. Oct. 28-29, info at < a href=" https://www.orleanscasino.com/entertain/orleans-showroom" target=" _ blank

” > orleanscasino.com. JOHN CARPENTER You do not have to be a film geek to understand that renowned scary and sci-fi director John Carpenter (” Halloween,” “Escape From New York,” “The Thing”) has likewise composed a great deal of the music for his unforgettable movies. His anthology tour rolls into the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Sunday night, perfect timing to obtain you in the state of mind for the creepiest day of the year. Oct. 29, info at hardrockhotel.com.

Best Options: 9 Inch Nails, Stephen Stills & & Judy Collins and more for your Las Vegas weekend



contact) Friday, Oct. 20, 2017|2 a.m. From commercial rock to folk hits and funk jams to pop ballads, there’s lots of music on tap for the next couple of days … and dancers in light fits, too. Explore your weekend entertainment choices right here.

NINE INCH NAILS Just in time for Halloween, NIN frontman Trent Reznor and his regular partner Atticus Ross recently released a weird cover of the style from John Carpenter’s renowned 1978 horror pic “Halloween.” Carpenter’s unconventional trip lands at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel next weekend on Oct. 29, but Reznor and company play the exact same place Friday night, still going strong after kickstarting the Nine Inch Nails live program for celebration season. Oct. 20, details at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/joint-nin.php" target="_

blank” > hardrockhotel.com. STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS Simply shy of 50 years because the release of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” ’60s and ’70s folk-rock icons Stephen Stills (who wrote that collection of short songs from Crosby, Stills & & Nash’s launching album) and Judy Collins have embarked on their very first trip onstage together in conjunction with their collective album “Everybody Understands.” Their Saturday stop at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall assures to go down as one of our performing arts center’s most famous shows. Oct. 21, info at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/stephen-stills-judy-collins/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. TRADITIONAL CELEBRATION JAM What time is it? Time to celebration at the Orleans Arena Saturday night when the always-funky Morris Day & & The Time blaze a trail through a multi-era, multi-genre dance fest. Traditional hip-hop, R&B and pop will be well represented with Club Nouveau, Midnight Star, Jalil and Exstasy of Whodini, Cash B and Young Hump of Digital Underground, the Sugar Hill Gang, the Furious 5 featuring Melle Mel and Scorpio, the Dazz Band and JJ Fad. Oct. 21, information at < a href=" http://www.orleansarena.com/events" target=" _

blank” > orleansarena.com. Related content TEGAN AND SARA The Canadian twin sis have actually sold more than 1 million records, won three Juno Awards and notched a Grammy election in their storied indie-pop profession, and their recent albums “Sweetheart” and “Love You to Death” have used their biggest hits. However Tegan and Sara are taking it back to 2007 with this program at the Pearl, playing advancement record “The Con” to celebrate its 10th birthday. Oct. 21, information at palms.com. ILUMINATE” America’s Got Skill” judge Howie Mandel called iLuminate “one of the best acts you can perhaps see live,” and Sunday night is your chance when the highly magical dance team turns out the lights and shines at the Reynolds Center. The program incorporates dancers of all genres, from ballet and jazz to hip hop and B-boying, amazed by glow-in-the-dark fits managed by wireless lighting systems choreographed to the music and dance. Oct. 22, details at thesmithcenter.com.

Best Bets: Ringo Starr, Billy Idol, George Clinton and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Edison Graff Time is running out to catch Billy Ido’s Home of Blues Las Vegas residency.

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017|2 a.m.

. Some of the most significant names in music are all doing Vegas this weekend: headliners Britney Spears, Elton John and Diana Ross are back on the Strip, and Saturday night sees Janet Jackson performing at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center and Bob Dylan returning to the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan. And there’s a lot more music to be found around town in the coming days. Just continue reading to discover your preferred noises.

WILSON PHILLIPS Daughters of pop royalty Carnie and Wendy Wilson (their dad is the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson) and Chynna Phillips (her moms and dads and John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & & the Papas) are pop stars in their own right, thanks to their 10-million-sold debut album in 1990. The trio brings “Hang on,” “Release Me” and “Impulsive” to the Henderson Pavilion’s huge anniversary season for a Friday night show. Oct. 13, information at < a href=" http://cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events/concerts/wilson-phillips" target="

_ blank “> hendersonpavilion.com. BILLY IDOL PERMANENTLY From “Rebel Yell” to “White Wedding” to “Dancing With Myself,” Billy Idol has actually taken audiences through all the hits and after that some in his two-year residency at your home of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Now, there are only five programs left: Friday and Saturday, plus October 18, 20 and 21. You might regret it if you miss your Vegas opportunity to capture the ’80s icon, still sneering after all these years. Oct. 13-14, information at < a href=" http://www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/billyidol" target=

_ blank “> houseofblues.com. RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND If seeing the friendliest Beatle isn’t really enough, think about the existing lineup of the All-Starr Band that’s taking the stage at the Planet Hollywood Display room for this special minimal engagement. There’s multi-instrumentalist and producer Todd Rundgren, guitarist and songwriter Steve Lukather, and famous Santana and Journey keyboardist Greg Rolie, to name a few. This performance series promises to be a rollicking and unforgettable experience. Oct. 13-14 (and continuing Tuesday, Friday and Saturday through Oct. 28), info at < a href="

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” > caesars.com. Associated material OMAR SOSA Seven-time Grammy-nominated author and pianist Omar Sosa brings his Quarteto AfroCubano clothing and a wide selection of jazz, world, music, hip-hop and electronic influences to his Latin jazz noise to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for a powerful weekend set. Oct. 13-14, info at < a href=" http://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/omar-sosa/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. GEORGE CLINTON He’s in James Brown area when it comes to being an innovator of funk and soul. Parliament-Funkadelic bandleader, songwriter and record producer George Clinton is simply among the most prominent musicians of his generation, and he’s still going strong at age 76. The mothership lands at Silverton’s Veil Structure Saturday night. October 14, details at silvertoncasino.com.