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A regular showgoer, @paperposter reports he had the pleasure of attending opening night for Vegas' newest residency. He sat amongst a star-studded crowd that included Eddie Murphy, Joey Fatone and Joe and Katherine Jackson.
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Blabbermouth pins May 21 through June 7 as the exact dates of a second GnR residency. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. The information is confirmed on the Hard Rock's website via this embedded tweet which, strangely, can't be seen on Twitter.
The singer-actress will be the latest name from the past to headline the Vegas Strip. And, we would have had much more fun with that line if the press release hasn't already gone there:
Get ready for some summer lovin’ and “have a blast” as Olivia Newton-John makes her way to Flamingo Las Vegas with her “Summer Nights” residency. Opening inside the Donny & Marie Showroom on Tuesday, April 8, the beloved internationally-renowned singer-actress will take audiences on a musical journey through her life in film and music.
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Back in December, Guns N' Roses fan site MyGnrForum reported on rumors that the band was planning a follow-up to their successful 2012 Vegas residency at the Hard Rock. A few days ago, the Guns N' Roses Facebook page started teasing confirmation of a Spring 2014 return via pics of poster and billboard announcements.
As instructed, we've texted 'GNR' to 97580, but haven't received any details yet on what the spring will bring. Unfortunately, that's all we gots for now. So, while we know where
you are and sort of when, the how long and exactly has yet to be released to a jungle of fans.
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Planet Hollywood isn't quite done dishing out Meat Loaf just yet (we'll get at least one more serving when the icon returns for a new run beginning next month), but that isn't stopping the resort from joining the city's obsession with the King of Pop.
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When a man in drag performs a better Britney Spears than Britney can, you know there's something wrong.
After seeing Spears' "Piece of Me" last week, this VC writer was impressed with everything about the show’s production, but found the iconic pop singer's performance a bit lackluster. The Britney I came to know and love did back flips in her music videos (which I learned all the choreography to). The Britney I idolized set the bar for controversial, coming of age performances on the MTV VMAs (sorry, Miley). The Britney I saw on E’s documentary was quirky, likeable and sweet. To be way harsh, these aspects of Britney were nowhere to be found in her Vegas show.
Here are some of the “Gimme More” and “Oops!” moments I observed:
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Britney has been in the entertainment industry since 1992, but most of us didn’t know about her until the release of ...Baby One More Time in 1999. That album has since sold 12 million copies in America and 30 million worldwide. Britney's toured for many years since then, but she’s never been known for singing live. She protests that comment, but we all know what's up. Furthermore, with each tour, her limited dancing skills have diminished. That happens with age.
This writer first saw Britney Spears in 2004 on the Onyx Hotel tour. She lip-sync'd much of the show as she’s always done. Even five years into her career, fans knew that to expect her to sing every note would be ignorant. The Onyx Hotel concert was amazing. Production for the show made up for the lack of singing. My friends and I had a great time. Fast forward 10 years and "Piece of Me" is a lot of the same with more hits.
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Planet Hollywood’s newly renamed Axis Theater wants to redefine live entertainment for the younger generation (while leaving Caesars Palace and the Celine/Shania/Rod gang to the oldsters). But, what about those gradually graying showgoers who might fall between the cracks? Worry not, because early 90s sensation Jon Secada is determined to entertain you. If he finds a theater, that is.
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We were doing our best to catch a glimpse of what was hidden behind a black drape this morning when we were spotted... and invited to enter for a peek! Sqee!
Santana moved his elsewhere but never left Las Vegas, Motley Crue quickly returned for seconds after claiming "first" for hard rockers while Planet Hollywood scored a Brit. Whether it's the crowds, a break from traveling or just plain dollar signs, Vegas residencies have long held a successful formula for entertainers. With some outliers, of course.
So, it's no surprise that after taking over Jimmy Kimmel, restaurant menus, streets and, well, pretty much all of the Hard Rock, Guns N' Roses fans have wondered whether one of the biggest bands of all-time would return for another round in the residency ring.
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Britney Spears officially arrived in Vegas tonight and was welcomed to her new home at Planet Hollywood with a 'blink and ya missed it' appearance. Where outrageous and traffic-stopping was expected, instead crowds received a brief performance by some Britney impersonators before the real deal arrived. But, seeing as how she likely has a lot of work, b*tch before her December 27 debut (oops, we did
see what we did it, again), we're sure her true fans understood the brevity of her ceremony.
When she did appear, Brit Brit greeted a swell of onlookers with this address: