LVLG: Brett's Vegas View - Kid Rock, Ron White, Tony Curtis, Air Supply, Noodle Exchange, Sigfreid, Roy, White Tigers, Star Trek, Larry Carlton, Barry Manolow (2023)

LVLG: Brett's Vegas View - Kid Rock, Ron White, Tony Curtis, Air Supply, Noodle Exchange, Sigfreid, Roy, White Tigers, Star Trek, Larry Carlton, Barry Manolow (1)
LVLG: Brett's Vegas View - Kid Rock, Ron White, Tony Curtis, Air Supply, Noodle Exchange, Sigfreid, Roy, White Tigers, Star Trek, Larry Carlton, Barry Manolow (2)
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The innovative team behind the wildly successful Tao Las Vegas will open LAVO, a new restaurant and nightlife concept, this month at The Palazzo. Latin for "to bathe or cleanse," LAVO is an AvroKo-designed space that draws inspiration from the baths of ancient Mediterranean culture with a menu that highlights regional cuisine.

The journey from lounge to restaurant to nightclub begins by entering a lounge surrounded by worn tile walls and water-stained plaster. Twenty-foot old wood ceilings and low chandeliers crown the area with a curved bar, leather seating and Moroccan tables. The restaurant is highlighted by a bridge surrounded by glass and wood and bordered by a large wall of carved stone.

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Turkish water pools surround the bridge that leads to the nightclub on the second floor, and the bridge itself becomes a gathering place from which guests can observe the events below. The nightclub features vaulted arches of glazed tiles that open to a domed ceiling above the dance floor. Partygoers can enjoy an elevated VIP area with fancy banquettes, embossed leather walls and mirrored mosaic alcoves.

The 300-seat restaurant includes a 180-seat main dining room, a 20-seat private dining room and 100-seat outdoor terrace overlooking the Strip. The restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner, with late night dining until 2am.

The 4,500 square foot nightclub features 40 bottle service tables and resident DJs Vice, Reach, Galleano and Berrie. The nightclub will be open six nights a week from 10 p.m. until 5 in the morning

Kid Rock, the infamous rocker with a bad attitude, returns to The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, September 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $100, $150 and $200, call 702-474-4000.

The Grammy-nominated rocker has released several successful albums, including '98's RIAA-certified Diamond Award-winning Devil Without A Cause with over 10 million copies sold.

The album History Of Rock released in 2000 reached number two on the Billboard album chart and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA. Cocky, quickly released a year later, included a Top Ten hit Rock sang with Sheryl Crow called, Picture - showcasing a softer side of country-influenced rock. The album received outstanding reviews, went platinum four times and remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for over 100 weeks.

In 2003, Rock released a self-titled album followed by a Bob Seger tribute album titled Live Tucker (2006) and another album Pickin' On Kid Rock: A Badass Bluegrass Tribute (2007) to showcase his bluegrass side with guitars , banjos. , sounds of mandolins and accordions. In late 2007, Rock released Rock n Roll Jesus, which held firm on the charts and recently saw a 27 percent increase in sales thanks to the genre-crossing hit single All Summer Long, which entered the adult and popular country charts.

Ron White, best known as the cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking funnyman of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, will perform his stand-up comedy act at the Danny Gans Theater at The Mirage on December 5th and 6th at 10 p.m. Tickets for White's first engagement at The Mirage are $70, call 702-792-7777 or 800-963-9634.

White, a Texas native, is known for his appearances with fellow Southern comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Cable's Larry on the highly acclaimed Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The tour, filmed by Warner Bros., was later released theatrically as the Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie in March 2003.

He has since established himself as a star with his multiple solo CDs and comedy DVDs including Drunk In Public, They Call Me Tater Salad and You Can't Fix Stupid. White's special, You Can't Fix Stupid was taped in January 2006 at the Majestic Theater in Dallas and aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the third-highest audience in Comedy Central history.

In June 2006, Penguin Books published White's Tater Salad' White: I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability. The book, which perfectly sums up White's life and his comedy, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.

He also reunited with the Blue Collar boys in June 2006 for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One for the Road which was taped in Washington, D.C. at the Warner Theatre. Both Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie and Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Rides Again have combined to sell over five million copies.

Larry Carlton will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Suncoast in Northwest Las Vegas from August 15-17 at the 450-seat resort. Tickets are $29.95, call 702-636-7075.

His musical story began in Southern California when he picked up his first guitar at the age of 6. He was introduced to jazz in junior high school after hearing The Gerald Wilson Big Band's album, Moment of Truth.

In 1968, he recorded his first LP, With A Little Help From My Friends. The industry's enthusiastic response earned him a spot among The Going Thing jingle singers, doing on-camera and radio commercials for Ford. Midway through his sophomore season, he moved to Musical Director for Mrs. Alphabet, an Emmy-nominated children's show on the same network. Here, Carlton showed off his acting skills, appearing as co-star, Larry Guitar.

Shortly thereafter, Carlton broke new ground with his now-famous volume pedal technique, which was eloquently demonstrated in his standout appearance on the Crusader One album with legendary jazz/rock group The Crusaders in 1971. During his tenure with the Crusaders, he performed at 13 their albums.

Cutting back on his session work, Carlton began arranging and producing projects for Barbra Streisand, Joan Baez and Larry Gatlin, as well as producing and co-writing the theme for the hit sitcom Who's The Boss and co-writing and arranging the acclaimed movement soundtrack for Against All Odds.

Between 1978 and 1984, Carlton recorded six solo albums. His self-titled album was released right after his debut performance with rock supergroup Steely Dan. Rolling Stone magazine lists Carlton's delicious accent on Steely Dan's Kid Charlemagne as one of the top three guitar grooves in rock music.

With more than 3,000 studio sessions under his belt by the early 1980s, Carlton picked up four Grammy nominations. In addition, he won a Grammy in 1981 for the theme of Hill Street Blues (collaboration with Mike Post). Carlton's latest CD release is Fire Wire.


Air Supply will appear at the intimate 827-seat Orleans Showroom at 8 p.m., August 28-31. Tickets are $24.95, call 702-365-7065.

Some would say it was fate in Melbourne, Australia, in April 1975. Two young men would meet for the first time. Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock met as actors in the stage play Jesus Christ Superstar. Through close cooperation, a friendship began to develop. Later that year, the duo formed Air Supply as a five-piece group and released their first Australian hit single, Love and Other Bruises. It was followed by the self-titled debut album, which went gold in Australia. Their first international exposure came in the late 70's when they were invited to open for Rod Stewart during his tour of Australia and then his trip to the United States.

The Australian soft rock group became a radio staple in the early '80s, scoring a string of seven consecutive Top Five singles. Air Supply achieved international breakthrough after signing a distribution deal with Arista Records in 1980. Their album Lost In Love featured three top five singles in the US. Three more hit albums soon followed.

In 1995, Air Supply became popular in Southeast Asian countries, culminating in the release of Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live, a CD and DVD recording of a live concert in Taipei, Taiwan, which remained at the top of the Chinese album chart. tickets for 16 weeks.

In 2006, Air Supply released an acoustic album called The Singer and the Song featuring the duo's famous cavalcade of hits including All Out of Love and Lost In Love. The album is their first fully acoustic project.

The Hard Rock has opened Wasted Space, a rock lounge that is part of the resort's $800 million expansion and renovation and is the ultimate representation of the decadent rock n' roll lifestyle. The first anti-club of its kind, Wasted Space fuses cutting-edge rock n' roll culture with fashion, art and design.

The 5,000 square meter nightclub can accommodate 400-500 people, has 17 tables/booths in the club itself and five more in the 24-hour Wasted Lounge.

Wasted Space is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. with live music two nights a week and DJs spinning the other four nights. Cover charges vary by talent from about $10 to $25.

A Los Angeles artist was selected to create a 30-foot handmade mural of vintage rock concert posters and flyers with the words Wasted Space with a winged microphone stenciled over them. A striking piece is hung above the bar to add a personal element to the space.

The place offers two signature drinks: Hart Attack" - named after the famous Carey Hart who broke the handstand record on a 250 cc motorcycle and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - named after the legendary U2 song.

Impressionist comedian Gordie Brown will close his run at the V Theater on August 9. He will then tour with Celine Dion on the North American leg of her Taking Chances tour, ending in Sunrise, Florida on January 30.

The Real Deal will be an interactive play at The Venetian's theater opening previews on October 1st. Six audience members will be selected to sit at a table and play with two professionals. The entire audience will participate in the final round with touch-sensitive technology. The official debut is scheduled for October 14. Plans call for eight shows a week: 4:00 p.m. afternoon shows and two evening performances on nights when Wayne Brady does not take the stage.

announced the names of their two 3-month-old, snow-white tiger cubs who were born on April 29 and were named through a contest. Star and Celestial settled in Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden at The Mirage where they joined their golden brother Svengali and sisters Chakri and Cosmo.

Rosanne Barr has closed the Sahara and curtailed her scheduled commitments at the hotel.

Dick Feeney's afternoon revue Viva Las Vegas at the Plaza Center will reopen on September 15 after a summer hiatus.

Tropicana has introduced drink specials from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Guests can enjoy half-price drinks at all casino bars, as well as poolside, exclusively during the "Mint Monday" poolside event.

The Noodle Exchange is now open on the Gold Coast. Noodle Exchange is the latest restaurant from Kevin Wu, the chef behind the ever-popular Ping Pang Pong.

Las Vegas resident and 83-year-old movie star Tony Curtis will release his memoir, American Prince: a Memoir, on October 14. Curtis appeared in more than 100 films.

Sultry black socialite and reality star Kim Kardashian will make a special appearance with the Las Vegas Pussycat Dolls on Friday, August 15 at Caesars Palace

Barry Manilow, who will return to the Las Vegas Hilton on August 27th, 29th and 30th, has just released another track from his vault of rare and unreleased material. Fans can access it for free at by clicking on Barry's letter. The song Holdin' Out For You was written in 1980 with Barry's friend Marty Panzer.

For nearly three decades, Frankie Beverly & Maze have been creating original and innovative music. In 1977, the group released the first in a series of non-stop gold albums. They will perform at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 8-9.

On August 26, an exclusive multi-course wine dinner with Chateau St. wines. Jean will be held at the Spiedini restaurant in the J.W. hotel. Marriott in Northwest Las Vegas. Cost is $68, call 702-869-8500.

July 31 marked 27 years forJubilee Donna Ardena!at Bally's. To mark the anniversary, Bally's is offering a special ticket price of $27 for Nevada residents until Friday, August 15th.

The 2008 Star Trek Convention will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton from August 6-10 and will offer attendees four days of celebrities, events, entertainment, food, autographs, pictures, vendors, auctions, contests, music and comedy.

The Food Court that includes the Ice Cream Shop, Pizza Hut and Perk Place (Seattle's Best) at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel has reopened after remodeling.

Many cultures believe that August 8, 2008. the happiest day of the century. To celebrate on the Gold Coast, there will be a traditional Lion Dance that will walk through the casino at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. to chase away evil spirits and bring good luck.

Buffet Chinese Cuisine in Downtown El Cortez will be offering guests a Lucky 8s Dinner Buffet for $18.88 on Friday, August 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate the number eight, mark the date of 8-8-08 and kick off the official start of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. All guests who take advantage of this special dinner will also receive $8 in free slot play.

Defending the Caveman at the Golden Nugget announced that eight million people worldwide enjoyed the Broadway hit about relationships between men and women. 08/08/2008 Las Vegas locals can celebrate this milestone by enjoying tickets priced at $8.88 for the 8 p.m. show, call 866-946-5336.

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