Rick Michel, one of this writers favorite singers, will present his “Sinatra Forever” show, focusing totally on the music of Frank Sinatra. Michel will salute and interpret “Ol’ Blue Eyes” standards, with a 24-piece orchestra this Saturday, July 12, in the M Pavilion at the M Resort Spa Casino at 7:30 p.m.
Michel, has performed and headlined in Las Vegas since 1981, and has been declared a master impressionist for more than 40 years. Rick has been touring his “Sinatra Forever” show around the country, as well as internationally with performances in Canada, Mexico and Chile. More than half the members of the orchestra at the M Pavilion are musicians who played with Sinatra. They will back Rick in the 23-song set that covers everything from Sinatra classics to even lesser known hits.
Tickets are priced from $19.99 / $24.99 / $29.99 plus LET and facilities fees at M Resort Box Office located at Player Services. Charge by phone – Ticketmaster 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The M Pavilion (Indoor Event) is located inside the M Resort Spa Casino,12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Henderson, NV 89044. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
If the mark of a great entertainer is the ability to continually re-invent, create and astonish an audience, then Carl LaBove has undoubtedly made his mark. As an original founding member of SamKinison’s “Outlaws of Comedy,” his powerful approach to stand-up comedy has been filling theaters and clubs for more than 30 years. LaBove will be performing this week at the Laugh Factory at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel & Resort, through Sunday, July 13, along with Jackson Perdue and Penny Price. Show times are set for 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Carl was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and at age 19 was discovered as a stand-up comedian by the man who would become his best friend, Sam Kinison. Together the two founded a rock ‘n’ roll comedy concept that would earn Billboard Magazine’s Top Tour honor, by selling out theaters across the country for five consecutive years. Twenty years after “Outlaws of Comedy,” LaBove continues to sell out venues and amaze audiences from coast to coast. Other credits include “The Tonight Show,” HBO, Showtime, two comedy CDs, a concert DVD for Journey Records and much more.
Perdue started his comedy career in Hollywood at the World Famous Comedy Store and Laugh Factory, where he honed his craft in comedic storytelling by watching and learning the mechanics, and art of stand-up comedy from the best comedians around the country. As a Japanese-American raised in Arkansas, Jackson used his unique upbringing to create distinct comedy material about various topics, including family matters, news headlines, and the mixing of cultures. Perdue’s comedy influences include Richard Pryor, Groucho Marx, Bugs Bunny, and Lenny Bruce. In addition to stand-up comedy, Perdue has also written screenplays and recorded the comedy album, “Half White Trash.” He has appeared on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. When Prince, who is hosting this week, unleashes his unique brand of comedy, laughter is sure to follow. Originally from Stockton, California, Penny has been entertaining the masses for more than eight years, with a wide range of celebrity impressions. He has made appearances on NBC, MTV and “The Howard Stern Show.”
Tickets are priced at $34.95 and $44.95 plus fees. Call 702-739-2411 or 1-800-829-9034.
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Tony Sacca is making a return engagement to Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center, presenting, “Tony Sacca: A Celebration of Songs,” on Saturday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. His first appearance at Cabaret Jazz in March drew outstanding reviews. A biography, written by Arlene Krieger, describes his life’s journey from being born an identical twin, and first performing at age 12, with his brother, to his solo career today. His show is based on the music and songs that have been a part of his life, and takes the audience on a musical odyssey.
“A Celebration of Songs” will feature the Michael T. Orchestra, a 10-piece ensemble along with The Saccettes. Tony’sriveting personal song exploration will be sprinkled with the hometown sounds of Philly, tributes to Barry Manilow, the Four Seasons, Doo Wop, and his original Vegas songs with a touch of Broadway. Sacca’s solo career has been nonstop with his radio and television shows, specials, philanthropic productions, public relations, advertising, and a production company.
Before moving to Las Vegas in 1981, the twins toured the world, performing in major nightclubs and hotels, that inluded a three-year run at the legendary El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico, where, Siegfried of Siegfried and Roy fame, discovered the act and invited the twins to Las Vegas. Since then, Sacca has been a mainstay in Las Vegas for more than 30 years, establishing himself as a succesful entertainer and businessmen, while also producing outstanding television and commercial projects, which have garnered numerous awards. He is the producer and host of the longest-running, award-winning local entertainment television show, “Entertainment Las Vegas Style,” and has produced and hosted a PBS television special with international recording artist Charo. Tony is the founder of the, “Youth Foundation for the Performing Arts,” has performed multiple times in Washington D.C. For more information on Tony Sacca, visithttp://www.tonysacca.com/. Tickets are $35.00 and $45.00, plus ticket fees. Visit www.thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.
The witty Kathy Griffin has added an additional date by returning to the Aces of Comedy lineup at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, on Saturday, Aug. 9. The two-time Emmy winner, New York Times best-selling author, and three-time GRAMMY nominee has made audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Griffin starred in her own reality show, “My Life on the D-List,” which aired for six seasons on Bravo. The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide. The 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances. The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, has featured some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Gabriel Iglesias, Kathy, and Seth Meyers, among others. Tickets priced at $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99, plus tax and service fees, are now on sale. Visit mirage.com to purchase tickets or for more information.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.