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With 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 crème de la crème of performers who pay tribute to the most iconic entertainers in the world.The cast consistently changes, giving audiences new faces and voices to marvel at. The performance we saw began with a stunningly realistic Rod Stewart (John Anthony), who swung his mic stand as he sauntered around the stage singing hits like "Tonight's the Night" and "Maggie May."Pop princess Britney Spears (Katie Murdock) danced nonstop while she sang "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Oops I Did It Again" and other favorites in her signature pouty voice. From her backup dancers' choreography to her tight, shiny costumes, the act was a convincing mimic of the "real" music videos that played simultaneously on the theater's giant screens.Damian Brantley brought the moonwalking magic of Michael Jackson to life in "Billy Jean," and the Legends dancers were ghoulishly great in "Thriller," which was performed in full, accompanied by the original video.Kate Steel made an appearance as Lady Gaga but, true to her character, didn't seem to care that she had. Gaga's costumes were out in force, from leotard to bubble dress, but the real treat was Steel's redesign of "Edge of Glory," in which she paid tribute to the original artist's talent as a pianist.Of course, Elvis Presley (Shawn Klush) topped off the show with a flashy display of hip-swivels and stage slides. He broke with Las Vegas tradition by leading with "Heartbreak Hotel" instead of "Blue Suede Shoes" (in fact, he never sang the latter). "Burning Love" was an audience favorite, and Klush hammed it up, demanding kisses on the cheek from women in the crowd and then turning quickly to peck them on the mouth instead. Elvis closed the show with "Viva Las Vegas," and the performers led the way out of the theater, wishing the guests lots of luck.Legends in Concert earns distinction among shows on the Strip for leaving no noticeable breaks in performance because its several stars each play short sets. There is no down-time for re-arranging or re-costuming. In an afternoon or an evening with Legends, you'll be sure to get a whole lotta star power for your money.-- By Haley Etchison
 
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Good Show
PostedAugust 18, 2013
Good Show, would recommend the only thing that needs improving is when Michael Jackson sang "thriller" the zombies could've looked more real.
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Dec. 4, 1956.In a rock 'n' roll moment so surreal you'd swear it was scripted for a movie, music superstars Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash came together in the afternoon for an impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis.It was a moment that should never have happened. Presley, who had recorded for Sun Records, was now an RCA artist. Johnny Cash had just stopped by to listen to Carl Perkins' recording session (or pick up a check, depending on what version of the legend you believe). Jerry Lee Lewis was a relatively unknown performer outside of Memphis and was there just to provide some piano pizzaaz on Perkins' recording.It was a one-in-a-million chance that these four rock 'n' roll superstars would meet and become, for a few hours, the Million Dollar Quartet.More than 50 years later, the moment has been been musically brought to life in the hit Broadway show "Million Dollar Quartet" now playing at Harrahs Las Vegas.We know exactly what was sung on that fateful December day at Sun Records because Jack Clement, the engineer for Perkins' session, recorded it. The session mainly featured gospel songs, but also a number of country and western songs by Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow and Gene Autry. Elvis' recent (at the time) hits "Don't Be Cruel" and "Love Me Tender," as well as Lewis' song "End of the Road.""Million Dollar Quartet" the show takes a little more license, using that famous recording session as a springboard to imagine what it would sound like if Presley, Cash, Perkins and Lewis had the benefit of time to sing their greatest hits.Featured songs in the show include "Blue Suede Shoes," "Real Wild Child," "Who DO You Love?," "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line," "Hound Dog, "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "See You Later, Alligator," "Riders in the Sky," and more.The show gives a nod to the original session with performances of "Peace In The Valley," "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," and "Down By The Riverside."The Las Vegas production of the show features Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis and Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins. The cast is round out by Marc Donovan as Sam Phillips, Felice Garcia as Dyanne, and musicians Jim Belk and Mikey Hachey.Kaye performed on the first world tour of "Million Dollar Quartet." Vegas audiences will recognize Hale who played Raoul in "Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular." Hunter previously performed as Elvis in "Legends in Concert in Atlantic City." Lyons orginated the role of Perkins and has starred in every production of the show.It was 25 years before the recordings of that December day were rediscovered and released. And another six years after that before the complete jam session was made available to the public."Million Dollar Quartet" ensures that Dec. 4, 1956, will be a day you'll never forget.
 
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Simply Amazing!
PostedAugust 18, 2013
What a show!! Brilliant. All characters were all enthusiastic and seemed to love playing their part. It was funny as well as story telling and great music. Everybody was up on their feet! They rocked the place!
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Trent Carlini is widely regarded as one of the best Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas, and with a re-imagined show at LVH that's as genuine and touching as it is classically fun, it's clear that he'll remain a star for years to come.The show highlights Elvis' life in film, and Carlini pays tribute to The King rather than act as a strict impersonator. If you see "The King," you'll agree there's no question that Carlini earns his reputation as one of Vegas' best. Still, it's hard to put a finger on what it is that makes Carlini special.It could be the mastery with which he handles his musical duty. A life-long fan of Elvis, Carlini started performing The King's music at parties and functions around age 10. (His dad was his "manager.") So he knows the material inside and out, which means he can deliver a smooth-as-silk performance every night.Maybe it's the way he works a room that makes him a long-time Vegas favorite. Shimmer Cabaret at LVH is a small, 350-seat showroom. The stage is low and close to the audience and it's just big enough for Carlini to put on an intimate show. The small crowd is just right for Carlini, who works to make each member feel like the sole object of his serenade.These are both great aspects of  Carlini's show, but the reason we think Carlini has been a favorite for so long is that in addition to being experienced and talented, he delivers a remarkably heartfelt and genuine performance.Carlini is an artist in his own right, not a rip-off or a piggybacker. Oh yes, he looks and sounds like Elvis, but he also looks and sounds like Trent Carlini. During the show, a video takes the audience into Carlini's Southern Nevada home, to a jam session in his living room. The sincerity of Carlini's performance sinks in for the audience when he returns to the stage.Carlini said that sometimes other impersonators visit his show to take notes. We're not surprised, and while the quality of his performance is certainly something to aspire to, no one could match it by imitation, because Carlini's greatness depends largely on his being true to himself as well as his inspiration.In "The King," which highlights its namesake's work in film, Carlini shares the stage with his beautiful and talented wife, Ashley Belle, who dances in almost every number and performs solo. He explained that Belle represents the many excellent actresses Elvis performed with during his career on screen."She has an entire story to tell," Carlini said of Belle. "… She can tell a story with just one look."The two have a natural rhythm and chemistry on stage and an obvious wealth of mutual respect. Carlini refers to Belle as his "co-star" and praises her work throughout the show.Belle opens the production with a solo dance to the modern country hit "Cry Like Memphis," setting the tone for the show: Carlini is not actually Elvis and he won't pretend to be. This is a concert to honor a beloved musician and his work.The set is simple -- just a few sheer curtains on which soft lights and video are projected -- but Carlini and Belle's costumes provide plenty to look at. They both change outfits every two or three songs.Carlini wears the compulsory gold blazer for the show's opener, "Blue Suede Shoes," and adds a guitar with a flowered pick guard for "Shake, Rattle and Roll." He dons a Hawaiian shirt and a lei for his tribute to the 1961 film "Blue Hawaii" and dresses in all leather for "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up." He performs "If I Can Dream" in Elvis' classic white suit, then finishes the show in a bedazzled sky blue jumpsuit and a wide, shiny white belt.Belle's wardrobe is just as extensive, including girly army fatigues for "G.I. Blues" and a glitzy green grass skirt and bikini top during the Blue Hawaii tribute. She gives the men in the audience something to watch, but her performance is appropriate to the period she represents, and she's never less than classy."The King" is a must-see for fans of Elvis' music and character, Old Vegas junkies and lovers of all-around great performances.-- By Haley Etchison
 
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No, I do not recommend this product.
What an embarrassment.
PostedAugust 18, 2013
The whole show was an embarrassment, the woman dancing has nothing to do with Elvis and she was very distracting when the footage of the REAL Elvis was on. Trent Carlini was the worst impersonator ive ever heard and seen and found it uncomfortable to watch. His dancing moves were chronic, he seemed to do "the twist" a lot. His singing was below average and kept pulling the mic away from his mouth when trying to hit the big notes. He asked his audience to get up and dance even though he was supposed to be entertaining us! He asked for all the men to stand up and thrust their hips. His blue jumpsuit had holes in as if it had been ironed over the sequins or jewels. The video he had made of himself was embarrassing, would have much preferred footage of the REAL Elvis. He had forgot to put his sideburns on for the first part of the show but put them on for the second part. Its certainly not a show i would want to see again and felt i was ripped off. Not for a true Elvis fan. However i did see Tyler James and he was amazing and free!!!
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Trent Carlini is widely regarded as one of the best Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas, and with a re-imagined show at LVH that's as genuine and touching as it is classically fun, it's clear that he'll remain a star for years to come.The show highlights Elvis' life in film, and Carlini pays tribute to The King rather than act as a strict impersonator. If you see "The King," you'll agree there's no question that Carlini earns his reputation as one of Vegas' best. Still, it's hard to put a finger on what it is that makes Carlini special.It could be the mastery with which he handles his musical duty. A life-long fan of Elvis, Carlini started performing The King's music at parties and functions around age 10. (His dad was his "manager.") So he knows the material inside and out, which means he can deliver a smooth-as-silk performance every night.Maybe it's the way he works a room that makes him a long-time Vegas favorite. Shimmer Cabaret at LVH is a small, 350-seat showroom. The stage is low and close to the audience and it's just big enough for Carlini to put on an intimate show. The small crowd is just right for Carlini, who works to make each member feel like the sole object of his serenade.These are both great aspects of  Carlini's show, but the reason we think Carlini has been a favorite for so long is that in addition to being experienced and talented, he delivers a remarkably heartfelt and genuine performance.Carlini is an artist in his own right, not a rip-off or a piggybacker. Oh yes, he looks and sounds like Elvis, but he also looks and sounds like Trent Carlini. During the show, a video takes the audience into Carlini's Southern Nevada home, to a jam session in his living room. The sincerity of Carlini's performance sinks in for the audience when he returns to the stage.Carlini said that sometimes other impersonators visit his show to take notes. We're not surprised, and while the quality of his performance is certainly something to aspire to, no one could match it by imitation, because Carlini's greatness depends largely on his being true to himself as well as his inspiration.In "The King," which highlights its namesake's work in film, Carlini shares the stage with his beautiful and talented wife, Ashley Belle, who dances in almost every number and performs solo. He explained that Belle represents the many excellent actresses Elvis performed with during his career on screen."She has an entire story to tell," Carlini said of Belle. "… She can tell a story with just one look."The two have a natural rhythm and chemistry on stage and an obvious wealth of mutual respect. Carlini refers to Belle as his "co-star" and praises her work throughout the show.Belle opens the production with a solo dance to the modern country hit "Cry Like Memphis," setting the tone for the show: Carlini is not actually Elvis and he won't pretend to be. This is a concert to honor a beloved musician and his work.The set is simple -- just a few sheer curtains on which soft lights and video are projected -- but Carlini and Belle's costumes provide plenty to look at. They both change outfits every two or three songs.Carlini wears the compulsory gold blazer for the show's opener, "Blue Suede Shoes," and adds a guitar with a flowered pick guard for "Shake, Rattle and Roll." He dons a Hawaiian shirt and a lei for his tribute to the 1961 film "Blue Hawaii" and dresses in all leather for "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up." He performs "If I Can Dream" in Elvis' classic white suit, then finishes the show in a bedazzled sky blue jumpsuit and a wide, shiny white belt.Belle's wardrobe is just as extensive, including girly army fatigues for "G.I. Blues" and a glitzy green grass skirt and bikini top during the Blue Hawaii tribute. She gives the men in the audience something to watch, but her performance is appropriate to the period she represents, and she's never less than classy."The King" is a must-see for fans of Elvis' music and character, Old Vegas junkies and lovers of all-around great performances.-- By Haley Etchison
 

Upcoming shows...(The King starring Trent Carlini)

Will there anymore shows into the month of June...I'll be there in June between the 11th and 18th of June...and I can't see any scheduled past May 15th...Please help me. Thanks, AL
I think Trent Carlini is on all the time. Please don't waste your money though, i went to see him on the 12th august 2013 and he was chronic. If you are a true Elvis fan don't see Trent. However i saw a guy called Tyler James who plays at the fremont in vegas and he was amazing and free.
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