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If You Haven't Discovered Michael Monge Yet, This Is Your Cue To Check Him Out

Where: 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
April 8, 2015 at 5:23 PM | by | ()

Whether you’re an old soul or just looking for a traditional Vegas lounge experience, Michael Monge and the Wynn Encore Trio at Encore's Eastside Lounge may be just what you’re looking for. While I wasn’t alive for the original lounge acts that helped put Las Vegas on the map, I got hooked on the live music at Fontana Bar at Bellagio (now Hyde) when I first moved here about a decade ago. I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement ever since. It turns out, Encore has what I’ve been seeking.

The Eastside Lounge is right off the casino floor with a beautiful view of Encore’s pool area. On Wednesday through Sunday nights from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., you can catch singer Michael Monge and the Wynn Encore Trio performing four sets in front of this beautiful backdrop. The lounge has a $10 cover charge with one drink minimum per person, but locals can enjoy free admission Sunday through Wednesday. The cocktail list offers a slew of classics, much like you’ll hear from the band.

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There Is Some Dude With A Sexy Ladder Act At Bally's

Where: 89109
August 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM | by | ()

Watch out, Recycled Percussion (and Matt Goss from the looks of the headshot above). There's a sexy new ladder-wielding, fedora-wearing performer on the Vegas Strip.

Bally's Indigo Lounge now features Chase Brown every Sunday evening. Who is Chase Brown? We've no idea. His Facebook page says he is "an extremely versatile singer/entertainer who caters to his audience's needs." Those needs apparently include seeing a man belt it out while straddling, gyrating and thrusting on a ladder.

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Catch Taylor Hicks At Paris Before It's Too Late

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
March 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM | by | ()

The Soul Patrol will be moving on as Taylor Hicks finishes up his residency at Napoleon's inside Paris this April.

After a successful run at Bally’s, the American Idol champ moved next door to Paris where he has performed since the beginning of the year. Though his residency is ending, fans of the silver-haired crooner will soon have a new album to look forward.

Las Vegas holds a special spot in Hicks’ heart as it was here he first auditioned for American Idol, a move that helped bring him into the mainstream spotlight. As the first Idol winner to secure a Vegas residency, he brought an old-school Southern sound to Sin City.

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With Bill's Closure, What Happens To Cook E. Jarr?

January 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM | by | ()

There's Vegas and then there is old school Vegas. And, if haven't seen Cook E. Jarr, a city staple since '82, you're missing out on one of the most cheeztastic Vegas experiences out there.

The extremely well-tanned, gold-chain-wearing Vegas icon has been rockin' stages, from the Sands and the Hacienda to Harrah's and now Bill's, for decades now. But, with the closure of Bill's fast approaching (February 3), what will happen to the city's self-proclaimed Mr. Entertainment? We posed that question to a Caesars Entertainment representative who told us they were "currently looking for opportunities for Cook E. Jarr at our other properties." Translation: Beats us, right now.

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Frankie Moreno Is No Drag At The Strat

Where: 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. [map], 89104
January 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM | by | ()

Last month, we had a bit of fun at Frank Marino's expense comparing his Divas truck ads to his moisturized Millionaire Matchmaker mug. Shortly after, the Stratosphere seemingly jumped in on the joke, announcing a new headliner named Frankie Moreno. You say Moreno, we say Marino; had the Diva now gone the extra step of shedding his Joan Rivers skin to pose as a young lounge singer up the street?

It turns out Frankie Moreno is a separate entity and show entirely. Moreno has been kicking it at various Vegas venues for years such as Golden Nugget's Rush Lounge, Las Vegas Hilton LVH, the Palms, even Garfield's out in the burbs and more. But if like us, you aren't a Vegas music insider or hadn't stumbled across him previously, you too may have been confused by the Moreno/Marino marquees.

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Marley Quits Zowie Bowie, Vegas Sheds A Tear

October 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM | by | ()

That rain this weekend? That was the skies weeping

Saturday night was an emotional one for us. We watched the memory of Michael Jackson being trampled on. We got tired and emotional at a birthday party. And we mourned the loss of one of our favorite performers – Marley from Zowie Bowie announced she was leaving the band on Friday night via their Twitter account:

After a 10 year run, I have decided to resign from Zowie Bowie. Thanks to all of the fans that have given me so much love. xo Marley

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Cheap Trick Is Gone: Where to Get Your Rocks On (And Off)

September 20, 2010 at 5:54 PM | by | ()

As of last Friday, Cheap Trick has sung out their last Sgt Pepper tune at Paris (for now at least). A show that pumped the crowd into a roar each fun filled lyrical night. With that curtain closed we sought out five other shows that provide an infectious atmosphere sure to get your fist heart pumping:

Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns
Where: Lounge at The Palms
When: Every Monday 10:30-Midnight. $7 tickets (VIP $15).
What: Santa Fe is a 30 year Vegas institution (and perhaps too much of a well kept secret) made up of a six-piece horn section, six-piece rhythm section and five lead singers that bring a mix of Funk, Groove, Salsa, Jazz, and originals. Guest performers drop in frequently, most recently Kenny Loggins, and 2010 America's Got Talent winner Michael Grimm sang on their "Let The Healing Begin" CD. Follow their blog for all sightings and news.

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Beat The Mid-Week Blues At The Palms' New Comedy Show

September 13, 2010 at 2:52 PM | by | ()

There's a new comedy show in town and it won't cost you an arm and leg to get in. Todd Rexx and friends will perform this Wednesday at The Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort. The new gig started on September 1st and will continue each Wednesday at 9pm.

We're not exactly sure who the "and friends" are but we do know who Todd Rexx AKA T-Rexx is, he has appeared on Def Comedy Jam as well as HBO, Showtime, and NBC comedy shows. He brings an eclectic mix of comedy to his shows. Rexx is bi-racial and was adopted at birth by a Caucasian family, his culture and background growing up allow him to exceed racial barriers and entertain the masses.

Todd Rexx has performed with such comedic greats as Dave Chapelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Bernie Mac, and even Mr. Las Vegas himself, George Wallace. If you're ready for a night of never ending laughs then head out to The Palms this Wednesday. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $20 to sit in a comfy booth. Tickets are not available online and must be purchased at the box office or over the phone at 702-944-3200.

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Bring Back Elvis, Hookers and Mobsters: It's Zowie Bowie's Vegas

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
September 1, 2010 at 4:37 PM | by | ()

UPDATE: Ignore any reference to lobsters you may have seen. As our commenter pointed out, he wants hookers and mobsters back. Which makes a lot more sense. Sorry, we must have got the giggles at the word "hookers" and lost concentration.

Another Wednesday, another My Vegas. It’s hard trying to keep tabs on all the happenin’ stuff in Sin City, so we’re calling in expert advice. From now on, every time we bump into a Vegas celeb, we’ll grill them on where they rate and what they like to do (yes, handily, this can also double as a stalker’s guide to Vegas).

This week, VegasChatter Towers is abuzz with excitement at the imminent return of Zowie Bowie to Red Rock (they kick off their residency Friday night), so to mark our giddiness properly, we asked the pair (Marley Taylor and Chris Phillips) to talk us through their favorite spots. Liking that zebra-print couch they’re on? It’s a VIP booth in the Rocks Lounge, where they’ll be based.

Before we start the video, we’d just like to note how completely enchanted we were by them – we’d been told by lots of people how lovely they were, but they were in the Tom Lowe realms of super-lovely. Funny, too - they more than lived up to expectation. And how lush does Marley look as a brunette? Anyhoo, enough gushing and crushing, here’s where to find them.

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Has Marley From Zowie Bowie Hit the Bleach Again?

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
August 24, 2010 at 3:40 PM | by | ()

We were walking through Red Rock last week, and couldn’t help feeling all excited that Zowie Bowie are making a triumphant comeback for Labor Day weekend.

Looks like someone at the casino was equally excited. So excited, in fact, that they had a brainstorm and used an old pic of the glam pair to plug the new gig.

Because we all know Marley’s gone brunette, hasn’t she? Unless she decided that blondes have more fun after all, and went back to her (what are shhhhurely natural) roots. Has she hit the (peroxide) bottle again?

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Zowie Bowie Comes Full Circle; Will Return to Red Rock on Labor Day

August 12, 2010 at 6:51 PM | by | ()

It's been a bumpy ride for the beloved peroxide blonde duo that is Zowie Bowie aka Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor. In the past year and a half they have gone from being a locals fave at Red Rock to an off-strip sensation at The Palms before landing a coveted Strip gig inside The Pub at Monte Carlo last August.

Now it looks like they have come full circle and will be returning to their home base at Red Rock on Labor Day Weekend. The first show will begin at 11pm on Friday, September 3rd inside the Rocks Lounge and Zowie Bowie will perform every Friday after that. The show is open to 21 and over folks only but admission is freeeee.

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Where is Zowie Bowie Heading Next?

Where: 4321 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
June 10, 2009 at 7:02 PM | by | ()

The cheesetastic but highly entertaining lounge act Zowie Bowie didn't last very long in its new home at The Palms.

The duo was installed in The Lounge at the hotel for Friday and Saturday night shows back in March but Norm Clarke reports that their show will stop at the end of August. Their publicist promises that the duo will have an announcement shortly about a new home on The Strip which sounds very promising. But we aren't sure where they will end up.

So we can't help but wonder: Is Zowie Bowie moving up in the world of Vegas (their last home was the Red Rock Casino) or did their act not fare so well at The Palms? Know any detes? Tip us off.