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Maybe it's a scoop. Maybe it's hype. But, we think it's a very good idea. Casino entertainment bosses take note, Meat Loaf is thinking about Vegas. The larger than life singer and actor is currently prepping for a farewell tour of the U.K. where he has a very loyal fan base. At 65, he feels the rigors of touring are too much and so he's going out with a bang, singing all his greatest hits, from "Bat Out Of Hell" onwards. (Hands up if you're surprised Meat Leaf is 65.)
In an interview with the Manchester Evening News promoting the tour, he dropped this particular nugget:
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We might be leading some readers into uncharted Vegas collecting circles with this update. We previously shared details of Cirque du Soleil's unusual KŔ comic book. Now, word has reached us that today is the release date of a comic book biography of a Vegas Strip star. Not Elton John, Rod Stewart, Cher, or Donny and Marie, who've all previously been given a four color once over.
To our surprise, Tim McGraw has lived a life big enough to merit an illustrated biography, and the plot explains how he "rose from humble beginnings to win his place as the slickest voice in the West." Just released “FAME: Tim McGraw,” spans 40 pages. We wondered if it makes mention of he and wife Faith Hill's Venetian residency. It does.
Rumors have been fast and furious that Britney is thisclose to a Vegas residency. For reals. Maybe.
When we heard this new round of whispers about a long-rumored show finally coming true, we wanted to scream, and shout and let it all out. But, in a remix'd sort of way, of course. This VegasChatter’er has been a Britney fan since her Mickey Mouse Club days and can’t wait to see Brit Brit return to the stage in a big, Vegas way. Here's why:
A few weeks ago, Rolling Stone wrote about the "surprising comeback" of foul-mouthed comedian Andrew Dice Clay. After fading into obscurity, he's now set to co-star in Woody Allen's newest flick Blue Jasmine, was just featured in his own Showtime comedy special and is writing his memoir. And, he's about to rock his renewed popularity even harder.
The Hard Rock has announced that Clay will perform a 20-show residency (with more dates to come) inside its new Vinyl performance space:
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He didn't make our list of hunkiest headliners (despite an unsubtle lobbying attempt by yours truly), but Taylor Hicks still has reason to brag. He's being
rescued promoted from Bally's to Paris Las Vegas.
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Lots of changes on the horizon for the Las Vegas entertainment scene, from another laugh residency to new showrooms for old names.
First up, the next big residency wars won't be country, but comedy. As we've reported, Roseanne will yuk it up over at Trop's Laugh Factory starting next week. Now, there's another big comedic residency to report. Political commentator Bill Maher has signed a four-weekend run at the Palms' Pearl Theater. His appearances will be spread out over a nine-month period, starting March 23 and ending November 3. Tickets will begin at $45 bucks.
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The magic word for Vegas entertainers in 2013 seems to be residency. Just off the top of our head, we have Roseanne, Tim & Faith, Shania and CeeLo who'll be spending some extended quality time in Las Vegas this year. And, now, Boyz II Men have signed on to perform 78 shows at The Mirage's Terry Fator Theatre. Only on weekends, their tenure runs from March 1st through December 29th. Seventy-eight shows! This comes off the back of ventriloquist Terry Fator rearranging his performing schedule, presumably to spend more quality time with his wife. And, a smart way for the Mirage to not let the room go dark.
The Boyz, now hovering around the 40 years of age mark, are former kings of R&B ballads and acapella performances. Among their 60 million in record sales was a 1991 hit called "Motownphilly." And they'll be competing directly across the street from Human Nature, the Australian quartet, who'll be putting their spin on the Motown sound at The Venetian starting January 19th. We're starting a rhythm and blues death match right here, folks.
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We know. She's been in town for all of a month. But, the curv-licious Coco is the celeb we've most enjoyed stalking in 2012. And, no, it's not just dat ass. Or, those DDs. Although, we're not complaining.
No, we love Coco as much as Ice does because she keeps it real. Or, at least realer than most reality divas. And, with the exception of two of her breast, err, best points. But, we digress. She loves herself and isn't afraid to show it. Or, rather show it off. And, man, does she flaunt it. Now, almost nightly on the Vegas stage in Peepshow.
Is Coco the most amazing performer on The Strip? Certainly not. But, she's not expecting to be. Nor, are we expecting it of her. We're just in search of a good time and she wants to give us one. And, if you're clued in to that, you'll heart her as well. In just over 30 days, she's brought us a new look at an old show, a new Vegas mistake to be scandalized about, has already hit up the Goretorium, and is set to ring in New Year's Eve with Ice at LAX. Looks like she's settling in just fine.
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Model, dancer and wife of Ice T, Coco Austin is dancing up storm on a Planet Hollywood stage and it's a gimmick that might pay just pay off.
Peepshow's striptease spectacular has been running since 2009, through professional tempests and cast and production changes. It's a sometimes campy mix of dance song, comedy and, of course, beaucoup burlesque. The plot, as it is, traces main character Bo Peep on a personal journey. Not from Milan to Minsk, but through a series of set pieces featuring a fairy tale theme and Coco's transformation as "a timid girl who is guided by the Peep Diva in her transformation into a confident, sensual woman." It's a stretch. But, at least they know it.
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Want to get up close and personal with Faith Hill And Tim McGraw? Get yourself an aisle seat at their Venetian concert residency. Consider yourself a big fan of Tim & Faith? Treat yourself to an aisle seat at the Venetian. We doubt you'll regret it.
Vegas continues to tilt country. Garth has gone, but Shania has started. We were disappointed by Shania Twain at Caesars. Sure, there were horses and a flying surprise we chose not to spoil. But something didn't click. With us, or the audience. No such worries at the Venetian. All the Tim & Faith hits. Two completely committed and engaged performers. A subtle, but expertly produced show. And, even some back and forth married couple banter to help you connect with the stars. That connection is the couple's secret weapon.
Should we spoil the opening surprise of Shania Twain's entrance onto the Caesars Colosseum stage? We're sure hardcore Twain-iacs already know. Anticipating it for months. But, should we spoil it for those casual fans or folks on the fence about buying tickets?
The opening and closing numbers are the biggest deal in this big deal gamble for Casears and Shania. A flashy, but often befuddling show that reaches out to the fan base, however, falls short of creating a new wave of devotional followers. Part Vegas, part indulgence and partly far wide of the mark. If you are a fan, the star, the hits, the glamor are all undoubtedly there. For the rest of us, there's some distance to cover in order to connect with the star. And, the glitzy production elements might be the saving grace for your enjoyment.
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"There will be a horse on stage."
That's the promise from Shania Twain, tanned, rested and ready to prove that her live performance hiatus was just a prelude to her best concerts yet. A 120-date residency right on The Strip. And, they start right now.