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Strip Scribbles: Boulevard Theater’s new show ‘Stars’; Fantasy Camp
The new Boulevard Theater has signed European show “Stars in Concert” for its first 8 and 9:30 p.m. slots, and for some of its cast, it’s a Las Vegas homecoming. For 17 years, European producer Bernhard Kurz has toured the tribute artists show with Las Vegas celebrity impersonators.
Expect to see them performing as Cher, Elton John, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Louis Armstrong and more. There will be six rotating stars at every show, plus, four dancers and four musicians. Bernhard has many tribute shows, including salutes to The Beatles, ABBA and The Blues Brothers on global jaunts, but this is his first Las Vegas foray.
Magician Tommy Wind continues to hold down the 6:30 p.m. slot. It looks as if the early afternoon time slot will be an Asian show, and theater execs are hoping to announce a sexy show from Spain for 11 p.m. soon. That will lead into the midnight-to-6 a.m. nightclub opening simultaneously.
FANTASY CAMP: Rock icons Roger Daltrey of The Who and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction lead the new installment of Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp that started today at MGM Grand. They’re joined by Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield), Simon Townshend (The Who), Jeff Beck and Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction).
“That dream of you becoming a rock star really comes true at Fantasy Camp” said founder and music producer David Fishof. Participants jam nightly with the rockers, write and record songs and participate in classes before performing onstage for family and friends Sunday.
NIGHT SCHOOL: Class is now in session for Night School 4 Girls, which has moved from Excalibur to Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip, so ladies can unleash their inner bombshell and transform into Vegas vixens. Brandi Glanville of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was the debut host. The TV starlet and model filmed episodes to air Jan. 28 and Feb. 4.
“I had so much fun for the launch. I love Night School’s message of empowerment and how it reinforces that you can be sexy at any age or in any shape,” Brandi said. She filmed her 70-minute class of sexy moves, pole-dancing tricks and a burlesque routine with feather boas and followed “Fantasy” and “Jubilee!” stars in the art of sensuality.
BIRTHDAY BLAST: Rapper and “Celebrity Apprentice” star Lil Jon celebrated his 42nd birthday Monday night at his 2013 Wynn residency kickoff at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore. The king of crunk was onstage and in the DJ booth. XS staff, waving glow sticks, presented him with a cake shaped as Steve’s resort with a Lil Jon replica with a crown, shades and a pimp cup.
Rod Stewart returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Carlos Santana and his greatest hits are at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.
Rapper Driicky Graham performs hits “Snapbacks & Tattoos,” “Pay Up” and Faster” at LAX in the Luxor.
The “draw party” for NBC’s “Heads Up” poker event with 64 players is at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars and “cards up” on Thursday for three days of filming, with episodes airing on The Peacock Network and NBC Sports in March.
Tickets are on sale today for the seventh annual Vegas Uncork’d food festival May 9-12 with chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Joel Robuchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.
Jennifer Lopez comes to town with British tough-guy heartthrob Jason Statham for the red-carpet premiere at Planet Hollywood of their action-heist thriller “Parker.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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