November 27, 2022


Art Is Experience

Curtain Up: Lady Gaga, Late Night Magic, the Bronx Wanderers and more Vegas showbiz news

The Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris


Woman Gaga sings the U.S. National Anthem at the commencing of the swearing in ceremony for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Picture via AP)

Las Vegas-dependent producer Seth Yudof experienced the tweet of the week as considerably as this column is anxious. Alongside with a collage of photos showcasing Woman Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks all through their ceremonial performances on Wednesday, Yudof posted: “If there is one point we should really all get absent from now, it is that a Vegas residency is the gateway to performing at the Presidential Inauguration.” You can’t argue with that logic. Gaga’s “Enigma” and “Jazz & Piano” residency exhibits at Park Theater ended up interrupted and postponed owing to the pandemic shutdown last year. Lopez carried out her have stellar residency display “All I Have” at what is now Zappos Theater from 2016 to 2018, and Brooks famously performed a sequence of profitable live shows at Wynn around the training course of 5 yrs ending in 2014. The country superstar’s rescheduled tour prevent at Allegiant Stadium is however on the calendar for February 27, although it is predicted to be cancelled or postponed contemplating the current COVID restrictions on live leisure activities.

Late Night time Magic,” the immediately after-hours magic display for grown ups created by Michael Mayfield and Douglas “Lefty” Leferovich that experienced hopped a number of venues in the months previous the pandemic, is primed for a comeback at the Alexis Park Resort on January thirty. The display will continue to characteristic a rotating forged of magicians with functions created for mature audiences only and is scheduled to strike the phase at the Athena Showroom at 10:thirty p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

The Bronx Wanderers, or at the very least two of them, ended up performing routinely each individual Friday at the outside Carnaval Courtroom bar at Harrah’s until a pair months back, when small business levels dipped under a sensible stage. The band would typically be headlining in Harrah’s Showroom with its large-energy musical tribute, but the pressured downtime hasn’t stopped the band from unleashing new tunes. The Wanderers produced a new album, “Home By yourself,” on iTunes on December 22, an additional limited collection of common covers together with the Beach Boys’ “Don’t Be concerned Toddler,” Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Jail Blues,” Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Tough To Do” and a catchy medley of topic tunes from the James Bond films. The album was now in progress when quarantine mode set in and the group ended up recording their have parts from their have residences.

Singer, pianist, guitarist and producer Vinny “Vin A” Adinolfi also just produced his have single and music video clip for authentic upbeat track “Wishing Well,” showcasing some familiar faces (and bodies) dancing in the video clip. “We received with each other in the summertime and place this video clip with each other in one working day with some of the dancers from ‘X Region’ and ‘Aussie Warmth,’ and it just ended up that equally of those exhibits are among the number of that are however managing appropriate now,” he suggests. “But the video clip did perfectly on Facebook and the sales ended up fairly excellent, so now I’m about to operate on the future one. It never ever stops.” He’s also acquiring set to release the “Vindemic” solo album he started out operating on all through the leisure shutdown, showcasing covers and authentic music.

Alongside with those two exhibits — “X Country” at Harrah’s and “Aussie Heat” at Mosaic on the Strip — and the continuing Caesars Amusement productions of Tape Facial area at Harrah’s, “X Burlesque” at Flamingo and “Extravaganza” at Bally’s, the weekend lineup includes “MJ Reside” at the STRAT, “Thunder From Down Less than” at Excalibur and “Murray the Magician” at the Tropicana.

In other places this weekend, singer and pianist Jamie Hosmer hits the phase at the Vegas Home for supper exhibits Friday and Saturday just before Skye Dee Miles takes around for Sunday brunch, and David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra plays tonight at the Place, as talked about in my Solar on the Strip podcast this week. And immediately after the weekend, Piff the Magic Dragon returns from a speedy crack, resuming exhibits at the Flamingo Showroom on Monday and performing nightly besides Tuesdays.