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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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?
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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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.
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If you've spent any time at the Red Rocks Casino in the past couple of years, then you might be familiar with the nightclub act Zowie Bowie (pronounced like Zoey Bowie) which consists of two very tan and two very blonde people--Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor.
The duo represent everything that is both glitzy and cheesy about Las Vegas. While they aren't Las Vegas natives, they certainly fit right in with The Strip. Look at their bling!
We spent some time just poking around their website and we couldn't help but wonder if Zowie Bowie was really just a grown-up version of Sharpay and Ryan Evans from "High School Musical."
Yet even though we were tempted to dismiss them as another cheesy Vegas act, Zowie Bowie is surprisingly very good. We mean, like musically talented good.