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The '90s are long gone, but Prince fans can still party like it's 1999 when Jason Tenner gets on stage. Star of Purple Reign, The Prince Tribute Show, Tenner and his band perform Prince's biggest hit songs including "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy" and "1999."The show is modeled after the legendary artist's performance in the 1984 hit movie "Purple Rain." Midway through the show, performers representing Morris Day and Jerome Benton are escorted into the showroom and take the stage. They keep the crowd on their feet with Morris Day and the Time's hit songs including "The Bird" and "Jungle Love."Let's not forget this is Vegas. No show would be complete without a sexy showgirl and this revue delivers. For the song "Raspberry Beret" a buxom brunette in little more than a red beret joins the group on stage. She performs with the band for several numbers adding an ample dose of sex appeal to Tenner's already sultry moves as Prince.Tenner has been performing his Prince tribute show in Las Vegas for more than 10 years. Dressing up as Prince for Halloween in 1996 sealed the deal for Tenner to turn from everyday band member to tribute artist."I went out dressed as Prince to a party at the Hard Rock. People were following me around and wanting to take pictures, and I'm like dang, it's Halloween, this costume is pretty good," says Tenner while recalling his first time dressing as the legendary pop artist.Before this he was performing in a '70s and '80s cover band called Mothership Connection that also dressed in costume. After Halloween he decided to add more of Prince's songs to the set and soon they became the primary thing his band performed."Eventually we dropped the platform shoes and afro wigs and traded them for high heel shoes and eyeliner," jokes Tenner.The band went from performing at a college bar to playing on the Las Vegas Strip at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay and other venues.Being able to move and sound like Prince is something he learned from watching the movie "Purple Rain" probably more times than the editors that edited the movie, according to Tenner. He would watch the movie and then pause it and try to mimic Prince's exact movements and facial expressions. To perfect his voice he would sit in his home studio and record himself singing songs and then listen to how they sounded against Prince's voice."I did that for probably about a year. I figured if I'm gonna do it I'm gonna really trick people," said Tenner.Transforming into Prince before the show takes him about 10 minutes to do his makeup and another 20 minutes to stretch and get warmed up to do "all those splits and all that stuff." Once he's at the showroom it takes him another five minutes to put on his hairpiece and get into costume. In real life he wears a beard similar to what Prince wore during his "Diamonds and Pearls" era.Tenner has three main costume changes in the show. All of his costumes are things that he had designed especially for him. He had a costume designer in Vegas, and now his wife is helping him make and maintain his wardrobe. With some of his suits costing about $1,100 and his long coats $700, having his wife help out is a more economical option.As far as getting in character Tenner said, "These days it's like I don't even think about it until my foot hits the stage and then it just turns on."Along with acting like Prince, Tenner is friends with many of the performers who know and worked with him in real life. His friend LaMont Marcus performs as Morris Day in the show and through him, Tenner has met Jellybean Johnson and Monty, the drummer and keyboard player from the Time.With an uncanny resemblance to the real performer, Tenner often gets comments from people that he looks like Prince."I think it's kind of strange to be known for being someone else. That's the strange part of it, but it's fun. I'm not one of those impersonators who goes out dressed up as Prince," said Tenner. "When that stuff comes off I'm back to just simple old me."But on stage the audience is easily fooled. Purple Reign has been recognized worldwide as the premiere Prince tribute show. In 2008 they were the first ever Prince tribute act to be featured as a special guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman." While seeing the real performer might not be an option, Tenner's show is the next best thing.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
View of Stage 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Theater Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Nicely Done
PostedMay 17, 2016
Very well done and entertaining. The venue was surprisingly comfortable with great sight lines. The mix of Prince written songs for Morris Day and Apollonia was excellent and the use of dancers made the show a bit sexy much like Prince songs were. Would highly recommend it as I think it has vaulted to the front of all tribute shows in Vegas.
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 Dancing Queen - The Disco Dance Sensation
Dancing Queen - The Disco Dance Sensation
Dancing Queen - The Disco Dance Sensation pays tribute to ABBA's music and other popular tunes from the '70s and Motown in a riveting musical extravaganza featuring a cast of 20 performers. The emphasis is on ABBA music, but the show also features other hit songs from Kool and the Gang, The Village People and The Bee Gees.With plenty of moving and shaking happening on stage, the performers don’t just stop at ABBA tunes. Other disco hits from the '70s and '80s are performed. If you’re just there to hear ABBA, don’t worry. It’s not long before the performers get back to the '70s and more favorites from the Swedish superstars.British producer and composer David King of Spirit Productions is behind Dancing Queen - The Disco Dance Sensation. He's made a career out of launching shows in popular tourist destinations and currently manages about 20 hit shows around the world. His first musical, Spirit of the Dance, has been running for almost 15 years in other locations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
View of Stage 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Theater Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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fromAZ
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Craps
Yes, I recommend this product.
Decent show
PostedJanuary 3, 2014
We were there on the shows last eprformance and enjoyed it. The lead singers were not great but when blended with the song performance it made for an entertaining product.
We had great seats as always through Vegas.com and the theatre had great site lines.
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For all the sights, sounds and sensations of the Big Easy – without having to flash anyone – Orleans in Las Vegas has the Cajun charm to get your gumbo going.To start the parade, the Bourbon Street Lounge showcases live entertainment. Listen to bands and dance here nightly, just like you would in any little French Quarter bistro. And be sure to look up for the piano hanging from the ceiling. We're not sure how it got up there, but knowing Orleans it probably involved  bourbon and some feigned attempt at voodoo.Amid the floor-to-ceiling murals that depict idyllic riverboat scenes at Canal Street, eat gourmet delights (like Louisiana crab cakes) that you'd find in that other New Orleans. Get freshly shucked oysters and clams served with authentic Creole flair at Big Al's Oyster Bar. And drink classic cocktails to your heart's content at the Crawfish Bar, Mardi Gras Bar and Alligator Bar -- all of which boast a lively atmosphere with just the right amount of alligator.The resort is also home to the Orleans Arena. Hosting about 200 events a year, you'll discover top concerts, sporting events (including college basketball tournaments) and family fun (like Disney on Ice) at this huge venue. The Orleans Showroom, an 850-seat theater, also brings a stellar lineup of headlining musicians and comedians to town. Plus, lounge acts accompany the fine spirits and great beer poured in Brendan's Irish Pub. Yes it’s an Irish pub in a resort themed around New Orleans, but don’t let that stop you from having a few whiskeys in between your rums.In addition to live entertainment, guests can amuse themselves at the resort's 70-lane bowling center or catch a movie in the 18-screen Century Orleans cinema. Whether you want to catch the latest flick or fling some heavy balls down a lane, this Orleans’ entertainment selection is the best this side of the Mississippi. Adults will follow their bliss at the Spa Orleans, where you can be pampered by an array of soothing massages, body wraps and facials. While women get dolled up in the beauty salon, men will appreciate a haircut and good old-fashioned straight razor shave in the barber shop. And don’t think your stomach is off the hook just because you came to Vegas instead of the Gulf. The Orleans is packed with good eats spanning many cultures. Costa Cantina serves the spicy cuisine of Mexico. Be sure to try the tacos de pescado and chicken Azteca. Koji features an exceptional dining environment merging elements of a sushi bar and Chinese bistro. Meat lovers will want to walk upstairs to the second-story Prime Rib Loft. Although this restaurant has a stunning view over the casino floor as well as colorful murals of jazz performers, nothing beats its delectable cuts of prime rib. And those who really want to binge should check out the French Market Buffet, where you can savor Italian, Mongolian, barbecue, American, seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, along with items from an enormous dessert bar.The resort's exterior was designed to resemble the French Quarter, and inside the atmosphere oozes hospitality. An affordable place to stay, The Orleans is perfectly positioned near the heart of the action in Vegas. 
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Casino 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Hotel Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pool 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall amenities 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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fromAZ
Age:45 to 54
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
Gambler:Yes
Game:Craps
Yes, I recommend this product.
OK for what it was
PostedJuly 8, 2013
We knew it was off strip and we got what we thought we woudl get. The room was decent but not glamourous. It matched its price. The casino was void of energy for the most part and that was disappointing.
The dealers and stick men were all nice. The best part of the hotel was by far the food. It was all very well prepared and moderately priced. I think our preferance would be to stay closer to the strip in the future. The shuttle was fine and we never waited for a taxi, so that was nice.
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For all the sights, sounds and sensations of the Big Easy – without having to flash anyone – Orleans in Las Vegas has the Cajun charm to get your gumbo going.To start the parade, the Bourbon Street Lounge showcases live entertainment. Listen to bands and dance here nightly, just like you would in any little French Quarter bistro. And be sure to look up for the piano hanging from the ceiling. We're not sure how it got up there, but knowing Orleans it probably involved  bourbon and some feigned attempt at voodoo.Amid the floor-to-ceiling murals that depict idyllic riverboat scenes at Canal Street, eat gourmet delights (like Louisiana crab cakes) that you'd find in that other New Orleans. Get freshly shucked oysters and clams served with authentic Creole flair at Big Al's Oyster Bar. And drink classic cocktails to your heart's content at the Crawfish Bar, Mardi Gras Bar and Alligator Bar -- all of which boast a lively atmosphere with just the right amount of alligator.The resort is also home to the Orleans Arena. Hosting about 200 events a year, you'll discover top concerts, sporting events (including college basketball tournaments) and family fun (like Disney on Ice) at this huge venue. The Orleans Showroom, an 850-seat theater, also brings a stellar lineup of headlining musicians and comedians to town. Plus, lounge acts accompany the fine spirits and great beer poured in Brendan's Irish Pub. Yes it’s an Irish pub in a resort themed around New Orleans, but don’t let that stop you from having a few whiskeys in between your rums.In addition to live entertainment, guests can amuse themselves at the resort's 70-lane bowling center or catch a movie in the 18-screen Century Orleans cinema. Whether you want to catch the latest flick or fling some heavy balls down a lane, this Orleans’ entertainment selection is the best this side of the Mississippi. Adults will follow their bliss at the Spa Orleans, where you can be pampered by an array of soothing massages, body wraps and facials. While women get dolled up in the beauty salon, men will appreciate a haircut and good old-fashioned straight razor shave in the barber shop. And don’t think your stomach is off the hook just because you came to Vegas instead of the Gulf. The Orleans is packed with good eats spanning many cultures. Costa Cantina serves the spicy cuisine of Mexico. Be sure to try the tacos de pescado and chicken Azteca. Koji features an exceptional dining environment merging elements of a sushi bar and Chinese bistro. Meat lovers will want to walk upstairs to the second-story Prime Rib Loft. Although this restaurant has a stunning view over the casino floor as well as colorful murals of jazz performers, nothing beats its delectable cuts of prime rib. And those who really want to binge should check out the French Market Buffet, where you can savor Italian, Mongolian, barbecue, American, seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, along with items from an enormous dessert bar.The resort's exterior was designed to resemble the French Quarter, and inside the atmosphere oozes hospitality. An affordable place to stay, The Orleans is perfectly positioned near the heart of the action in Vegas. 
 

Is The Fab beatles show still appearing at Brendans Irish Pub?

no, not when we were there
3 years, 1 month ago
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