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 Legends in Concert at Harrahs
Legends in Concert at Harrahs
A night to rememberStaff ReportWith more than 25 years of success on the Las Vegas Strip, Legends in Concert has become a mecca for tribute artists around the world. The show features only the creme de la creme of performers who pay tribute to the most iconic entertainers in the world.If you missed seeing the real Elvis when he was still alive or another favorite entertainer the last time they were in Vegas, Legends in Concert is the next best thing. Aside from the holiday show Legends in Concert has an alternating cast so you never know who you are going to see grace the stage next. On the night the show was attended, Jay Leno, Barry White, Dolly Parton, Madonna, The Temptations and Elvis performed. It's the only show where you can see a line up of some of the best talent in the world from both the individuals as impersonators and the characters that they become for the night.Jay Leno, played by Marcel Forestieri, is the show's emcee. He opens with a few jokes inspired by current events, much like the real Leno, before announcing the first performer, Barry White.Barry White, played by Jourdan Carroll, enters the stage singing "You're the First, the Last, My Everything." Carroll has an uncanny resemblance to the real White from his beard and smile to his velvety smooth, deep and soulful voice."Your sweetness is my weakness," says Carroll to the audience before performing his last song, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe."Along with Carroll, there are several dancers on stage who add to the show's signature of featuring only the crème de la crème. They accompany all of the entertainers in the show and do constant costume changes into different outfits themed by each performer and their songs.A spunky Dolly Parton, played by Sandy Anderson, is the next act. She displays all of the songstress's notable assets, from her big blonde hair to her red lips and of course, her voice.After her first song she walks out into the audience to have a little flirtatious fun with some of the male guests before singing, "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That." It is a fun, upbeat number with cowboy dancers in tight white jeans and cowboy hats, a sure hit for women in the audience."Like a Prayer," starts and Madonna, played by Coty Alexander, enters the stage wearing a black cloak, but it is not long before the cloak is removed to reveal the well- known cone bust ensemble and high blonde pony tail.For "Like A Virgin" she wears a white veil and brings a guy from the audience on stage. By the end of the song he is left with ruffled hair and needing to straighten and de-fog his glasses. A medley of Madonna's greatest hits follows where an ensemble of dancers joins her on stage for a high energy number where they really "strike a pose."The Temptations, played by Nathaniel Evans Radcliff, Talmadge Pearsall, Gregory Dean Lee, Ritchie Stanley and Reginald Reed, take the stage wearing sparkling purple suits and singing their greatest hits. They have rhythm and soul and the signature dance movements of the Temptations that they demonstrate in perfect sync with one another.As the hits keep coming, the audience becomes increasingly impassioned by the performers and before you know it everyone is singing along and dancing in their seats.Elvis Presley, played by Matt Lewis is the final act. He first comes out wearing an outfit that represents the entertainer earlier on in his career. Lewis' voice sounds so remarkably like the real Elvis that even the most devout fans could be fooled.For "A Little Less Converstion" he wears a black suit with a rhinestone trim that dazzles the audience along with his pelvis thrusting and smooth sounding voice.He stops singing for a moment to say, "Thank you, thank you very much." His speaking voice and mannerisms are everything you would expect from the real Elvis.Finally what everyone is waiting for, Lewis appears on stage wearing the iconic white and jewel-studded jumpsuit that the original performer sported when he first came to Vegas in 1969. More great Elvis hits are performed and Lewis really cuts loose, embracing all of the passion and vigor of the real performer."Viva Las Vegas," includes beautiful showgirls in dazzling white and silver costumes and a flashing neon Elvis sign. It is an exciting spectacular that is the epitome of everything Vegas.Legends in Concert is a fun opportunity to see legendary performers on stage again in their prime singing and dancing in the same way that first made you a fan.
 
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PostedDecember 28, 2012
Got bookings early before flight, nice results. Booked a flight and hotel without problems. However, the promos weren't very good at the Rio.
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The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is ubiquitous. Whether or not you realize it, you've heard their songs on the radio, in TV commercials, movies or covered by a contemporary artist. Their repertoire of hits like, "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" is ingrained in American pop culture. The story behind those songs and the group is just as endearing.Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas takes audiences into the lives of Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio and their rise to stardom as The Four Seasons. The show, written by Marshal Brickman and Rick Elice, begins with four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark, N.J., to achieving their dreams of being in a famous music group. Their captivating journey to stardom is told through the sensational cast and the band's hit songs like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh, What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."Each of the Four Seasons takes a turn telling their side of the story. It becomes clear that while their voices fit together in perfect harmony, their distinct personalities and lives were a sharp contrast to their symphonic sound."We put Jersey on the map," says DeVito,  who is the first storyteller for the evening. "Ask four guys how it happened and you get four different versions but they all start here."As he narrates, the other characters play out the live version of his recollection of how the band came together. He floats in and out of his role as both a narrator and an active part of the scenes.After DeVito introduces the audience to his band and his life in Jersey he describes hearing Valli's stunning falsetto and taking him under his wing as the new singer for his band. DeVito is the guiding force for the band and recommends that they need one more guy to complete their sound.  His friend, Joe Pesci, initiates a meeting between Bob Gaudio and the rest of the band.Already a one-hit wonder at the age of 17 with his song, "(Who Wears) Short Shorts," Gaudio becomes the final piece of the puzzle. Next they meet up with Bob Crewe, a producer who helps set the boys up with a gig singing back-up for various artists.Gaudio takes over as the storyteller and explains how he contrived the band's first No. 1 song, "Sherry." This is also the first Four Seasons' song in the show, and the anxious audience explodes with applause at their electrifying performance. The classic songs and impassioned actors transport the audience back to a time when they first fell in love with the Four Seasons.The show progresses with seamless transitions between acts that flow together more like a movie than a theatrical production. Props and set pieces move on and off the stage in seconds without interrupting the developing story line. Despite what happened behind the scenes, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons produced more than 70 chart-topping hits including eight No. 1 songs. They have sold more than 175 million records worldwide making them one of the best-selling musci groups of all time. Watching their story unfold in a live production show is a captivating experience for anyone in the audience.This compelling story, combined with riveting performances and endearing music, reiterates why The Four Seasons are a truly timeless act.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
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PostedDecember 28, 2012
Would highly recommend Jersey Boys as a must see in Vegas. We saw two shows while here during the holidays. Go see this show when you are rested and ready for a wonderful evening of song and drama.
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Experience the fun and excitement of Brazil at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Located just minutes west of the famed Las Vegas Strip, on Flamingo Road, it's a perfect location if you want to be close to all the action and major attractions in Las Vegas. Plus, the Rio itself comes packed with shops, theaters, bars and restaurants.The hotel has a vibrant atmosphere with brightly colored carpeting, signage and décor that will make it seem as if you've arrived in the middle Carnival season. The Rio is known for hosting the main event in the prestigious World Series of Poker annually. Thus, gaming takes precedence on the sprawling casino floor, which has 1,200 slot machines and 80 different table games.The two top crowd-pleasers at the resort, however, are the buffets. The Carnival World Buffet has been winning awards and acclaim since the Rio opened in 1990. This massive spread features more than 300 dishes prepared fresh daily. And seafood lovers are sure to enjoy the catch at the Village Seafood Buffet. Imagine loading your plate with unlimited lobster, crab legs, shrimp, sushi and more! Both of these buffets are usually packed with patrons, but don't lose heart if you see a line. Service is quick as well as friendly, so you'll be surprised at how short the wait time really is.Fine meals can be had at the Rio as well. Tough, tattooed Philadelphia chef Steve Martorano is at the helm of Martorano's, where rich, Italian-American favorites are served in excess. Or indulge in a succulent steak and one of the most striking views of Las Vegas at VooDoo Steak and Rooftop Nightclub, situated on the 50th and 51st floors of the resort's Masquerade Tower. Other delights include the dry-aged Angus beef at the All-American Bar & Grille, the authentic Vietnamese cuisine at Pho Da Nang, the fresh oysters at Buzio's Seafood Restaurant and the one-of-a-kind dim sum menu at KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Chinese Restaurant. Hash House A Go Go has creatively prepared, oversized portions -- which include everything from breakfast and brunch to dinner items. You can grab a quick meal at the BK Whopper Bar or the Sports Deli, which situated near the six giant screens in the busy race and sports book.In addition, the entertainment alternatives are excellent. Penn & Teller, the quirky and frequently gruesome magic duo, have their own theater at the Rio, as do the hunky Chippendales dancers. The Crown Theater hosts an array of acts, including "MJ Live," a tribute to Michael Jackson starring impersonator Michael Firestone, comedian Eddie Griffin and The Rat Pack Is Back, which brings the sounds of the legendary performers back to life. The seductive topless revue "X Rocks" showcases sexy choreography set to heart-pounding rock songs.For a spirited evening, swing by the sexy Flirt Lounge in the lobby of the Chippendales Theatre or the high-tech I-Bar, where you can order drinks from a touch-screen computer built into your tabletop.A thrilling zip ride, the VooDoo Zip Line adds excitement to any visit. Guests can to soar for more than 800 feet from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub in the hotel's Masquerade Tower to the Ipanema Tower. The 70-second journey boasts stunning 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip.Accommodations at the Rio range from the spacious 600-square-foot standard suites to the opulent, one-bedroom Masquerade suites, boasting 1,600 square feet and a 180-degree view of the city. All of the suites include stylish furnishings, a large flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a complimentary in-room safe.For sun and relaxation, spend an afternoon at the pool complex with golden sand areas and cascading waterfalls. Plenty of shops -- including The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room, Fashion 101 and a Harley-Davidson store -- are located throughout the premises. Pampering treatments are offered at the Rio Spa & Salon to refresh your mind and body. And the resort provides shuttle service to and from Harrah's.An eye-popping place to stay, guests at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will enjoy superior service, comfort and value just a short distance from the Strip.
 

Does the Rio offer a golf package in Dec?

Coming to the Rio for a week and would like other activities besides shows and casino life. Suggestions? Movie theaters nearby?
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