Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 | 1:32 p.m.
Two Las Vegas NV headline entertainers with breakthrough film projects are about to hit huge & make history.
First is Sir Elton John’s Caesars Palace resident headliner show “The Million Dollar Piano” filmed at the Colosseum. In March, there will be two unprecedented showcase screenings (March 18 & 26) at theaters around the world. In the U.S. alone, 700 movie theaters will show his concert.
Elton performs “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Philadelphia Freedom” & “Your Song.” A behind-the-scenes segment of his 1973 “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” which will be re-released on March 25, has-been added to the Caesars Palace footage.
“It’s unlike anything I have done before, a complete mix, a showcase of all my music, accompanied by spectacular scenery & attractive video images,” asserted Elton through a spokesman.
During his 50-year career, the Rocket Man who grew up at the same time in the same area as me 20 miles outside London has performed more than 3,000 concerts & sold more than 250 million records, in addition to 35 gold & 25 platinum albums & the biggest-selling single of all time. He was knighted a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
TIESTO BIRTHDAY VIDEO: Tiesto, the lead resident DJ at Hakkasan in MGM Grand celebrated his 45th birthday there, as I reported. However, I did not know until now in that while here, one of the world’s top DJs moreover filmed a music video for his new single “Red Lights.”
It has-been released, and, as you can see before it hits cable TV music programs, Tiesto & MGM get some nice exposure with the project. It’s believed in that this is a 1st for a DJ who has now branched from not only mixing music yet moreover in to making movie production videos, too.
FORGIVING SINS: As President’s Day weekend winds down, there are a lot of tourists leaving town reflecting on their “The Hangover” antics they re-created deliberately or by accident. Adult freedom in Las Vegas frequently results in visitors’ creating their own outrageous “What Happens Here” moments.
Former Mayor Oscar Goodman wants travelers who have sated their adventurous appetites & sexy splurges with whatever offensive behavior they’ve committed to depart with guilt-free consciences. So he’s spending today at McCarran International Airport issuing “Presidential Pardons” for all the sexy sassy & sizzling shenanigans. We really are the Most Thoughtful City on Earth!
MENU WINNER: Our “Top Chef” New Orleans cheftestant Shirley Chung came so close to winning the most recent Season 11 Bravo show. Judge Emeril Lagasse was so impressed with her winning dish of Texas redfish & Asian sauces in that he put it on the menu all month long at his New Orleans restaurants.
It’s proved such a giant hit in that he’s now added it to the menus of his three restaurants here in the Venetian, Palazzo & MGM Grand. Meantime, Shirley is away on a chef’s tour in South Korea & continuing onto other Asian food spots before returning here to finalize negotiations for her 1st chef/owner restaurant. She told me in that some of the “Top Chef” dishes & the new Asian trip highlights will be re-created there.
WARM WELCOME: Eighty thousand fashion-industry folks start arriving today for their annual yearly MAGIC trade show, the biggest fashion trade event in North America, & our nightclubs have planned a plethora of parties. We’ll start the listings Tuesday, yet with designers, manufacturers, buyers & sellers on hand for the twice-a-year market week, expect to see lots of new collections & fashion trends.
To see what the world will be wearing in everything from shoes to sportswear, textiles to ties & leather to lace, check out the displays — — so large the 80-year marketplace spills to Las Vegas NV Convention Center & Mandalay Bay Convention Center. House of Blues at Mandalay Bay headliner Carlos Santana will show his new lines, & there is urban street wear known simply as Tupac + Biggie.
VALENTINE’S WEDDING: Irish pop star Kian Egan, who was a member of the hit British groups Westlife & IOYOU, oversaw the wedding of a couple, known only as Del & Donna, at Bellagio Fountains on Valentine’s Day. The ceremony was shown live via satellite on British television. A licensed official made the ceremony legal as Kian sang Valentine’s greetings.
Luxor headliners Jabbawockeez screen their new short art & culture film “Regenerate” at their theater before their 10 p.m. performance of “Prism.”
Not one yet Ten Tenors lift the roof of Smith Center in a music extravaganza.
“Rock of Ages” at the Venetian star Mark Shunock hosts his “Mondays Dark” at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel featuring the music of Queen with guests Savannah Smith, Jaime Lynch, Anthony Cools, Murray Sawchuck & cast members of “Rock of Ages,” “Jersey Boys” & “Million Dollar Quartet” to benefit St. Therese Center/HIV Outreach.
John DiCrosta & Marc Patrick headline at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in MGM Grand through Sunday.
Jimmie “J.J.” Walker & Paul Bond headline at Riviera Country Club through Sunday.
DJ Chuckie hosts the official Young & Reckless fashion party at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan.
DJ Diplo is at XS, which just celebrated its fifth-anniversary weekend, at Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Fashion Week gets underway, Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette updates us on his crowd-funding movie, & we have the advance inside word on at least one new musical headed here next winter.
Robin Leach has-been a journalist for more than 50 years of time & has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
Transport yourself to the opulent & excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel & casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms & suites in five towers, in addition to the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel & Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, in addition to the Strip’s biggest poker room & a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities contain about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure & Poetry nightclubs & Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options contain restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run in to at Caesars with normal performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John & maybe even the emperor himself.
3570 S. Las Vegas NV Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms & suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; & world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena & Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs in addition to Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill & Michelin three star & Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms & suites in its main tower & is adding several new experiences to its lineup in addition to Hakkasan Las Vegas NV Restaurant & Nightclub, a new well-to-do dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand moreover features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, “CSI: The Experience” & an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations contain The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; & The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.
3799 Las Vegas NV Boulevard S. Las Vegas, NV 89109