Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Double Dose of Ronnie Rose Plus some Liberace

A DOUBLE DOSE of Ronnie Rose was just the start of Thursday’s extravaganza. The Addison Lounge at the Rampart hosts live entertainment every Thursday afternoon for your listening and dancing pleasure. A large geriatrics crowd, to which I am getting closer to in age, was out dancing and having an all around good time with Ronnie on the bandstand.

Later that evening we introduced Ronnie to some Ronnie Rose virgins at Daddy Macs. Ronnie was accompanied by world renowned pianist Vince Falcone and upright bassist Chris Gordon. And the food was actually good. House wines have something to be desired, but all in all it was a fun night. And it didn’t end there.

 After the 2nd set, we headed to the Liberace Museum for the Composers Showcase. Great venues, which most of you have never attended. And by the way, have you been to the Liberace Museum? It’s an amazing place with lots of sparkle and Liberace memorabilia and a huge slice of Las Vegas history.

The mission of the Liberace Foundation is to help talented students pursue careers in the performing and creative arts through scholarship assistance and artistic exposure.

Without the help and support of the local community, the museum and foundation may soon be a thing of the past. That’s what was said last night. Once again, life’s too short. Don’t let it pass you by!

  

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New Blues Calendar

Friday – August 27
BB King’s Blue Flame 6pm – 9pm
BB King’s Memphis All Stars 9:30pm – 1:30am
Courtyard @ House of Blues Andy Walo Trio 9pm – 12am
Lucille’s BBQ Gold Top Bob & the Goldtoppers 7pm – 11pm
Sand Dollar Chris Bell & 100% Blues 10pm – 2am
The Cellar Billy Ray Charles 11pm – 3am
Saturday – August 28
BB King’s Grant Garland 6:30pm – 9pm
BB King’s Memphis All Stars 9:30pm – 1:30 am
Courtyard @ House of Blues Andy Walo Trio 9pm – 12am
Hitchin’ Post Saloon Chris Bell & 100% Blues 6pm
Las Vegas Country Saloon The Lucky Cheats 10pm
Lucille’s BBQ Gold Top Bob & the Goldtoppers 7pm – 11pm
Railhead @ Boulder Station Michael Grimm 7pm – 9pm
Sand Dollar Rockabilly Beer Garden & Courtyard BBQ 9pm – 2am
  The Blue Collar Club (from LA)  
  The Sidewynders from (LA)  
The Cellar Billy Ray Charles 11pm – 3am
Sunday – August 29
BB King’s Memphis All Stars 7:30pm – 11:30 pm
Courtyard @ House of Blues Ronnie Rose 8pm – 11pm
Mountain Springs Saloon Chris Bell & 100% Blues 1pm
Sand Dollar Open Blues Jam w/Brad Cordle 10pm -2am
Monday – August 30
BB King’s PJ Barth 8pm – 12am
Cabo Wabo Cantina (Planet Hollywood) Blues Storm 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Courtyard @ House of Blues Andy Walo Trio 8pm – 12am
Sand Dollar Open Blues Jam w/Michael Vaughn 10pm – 2am
Tuesday – August 31
BB King’s Grant Garland 8pm – 12am
Bunkhouse Saloon Open Blues Jam w/Lipz & The Bunkhouse Blues Band 10pm
Las Vegas Country Saloon Blues Jam & Musical Networking Night 9pm
Sand Dollar Jam Band 9pm – 1am
Wednesday – September 1
Bootlegger Bistro Jerry Lopez & Friends 10pm – 12am
E-String Destin & The Jailbirds 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Sand Dollar Chris Tofield 10pm – 2am
The Cellar Billy Ray Charles 11pm – 3am
Thursday – September 2
Aces & Ales Jamzilla 11pm – 3am
Railhead @ Boulder Station Brantley, Earl & Tofield’s Boogieman Band 8pm
Sand Dollar Stormy Davis Band  9pm – 1am
The Cellar Billy Ray Charles 11pm – 3am
Friday – September 3
Courtyard @ House of Blues Cordle-Scott Band 9pm – 12am
Lola’s Louisiana Kitchen Slim Henry & The Good’uns  7 – 10:30pm
Sand Dollar Scott Rhiner & The Moanin’ Black Snakes 10pm – 2am
The Cellar Billy Ray Charles 11pm – 3am
Saturday – September 4
Courtyard @ House of Blues Cordle-Scott Band 9pm – 12am
Sand Dollar LVBS Band Jam w/Jimmy Mack & Blues Attack & Labor Day BBQ 5pm -9pm
Sand Dollar Stoney Curtis Band 11pm – 3am
Sunday – September 5
Courtyard @ House of Blues Ronnie Rose 8pm – 11pm
Sand Dollar Open Blues Jam w/Al Ek, Junior Brantley & The Shuffle-Aires 10pm – 2am
Monday – September 6
Sand Dollar Open Blues Jam w/Michael Vaughn 10pm – 2am
Tuesday – September 7
Bunkhouse Saloon Open Blues Jam w/Lipz & The Bunkhouse Blues Band 10pm
Las Vegas Country Saloon Blues Jam & Musical Networking Night 9pm
Sand Dollar Jam Band 9pm – 1am
Wednesday – September 8
Bootlegger Bistro Jerry Lopez & Friends 10pm – 12am
E-String Dr. Harpo & 2 The Moon 8pm – 11pm
Sand Dollar Destin & The Jailbirds 10pm – 2am

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I’LL TAKE AN AISLE, PLEASE!

NOW I KNOW another reason for why you sit on an aisle seat at shows. If you want to walk out on the performance, you’re not too much of a distraction. And we weren’t the only ones who left Norah Jones early. (I wonder if John Travolta stayed for the whole uninspired and disappointing performance.) Norah has a great raspy, jazzy, sexy voice, but she was overpowered by all the electronic instruments. Her voice was easier to hear in the lobby. It’s hard to believe the “sound people” allowed it to continue that way. Also, her choice of songs was way off here usual genre. One comment overheard: “where are all these cowboy songs coming from”. Too much Opry, and not enough of the Norah that we came to hear.

Corinne Bailey Rae, who opened for Norah Jones, was good at best, but there was absolutely no electricity in the theater. Maybe, when there are a lot of comps given out the audiences have nothing vested and are not true fans of the performer, it shows with very little excitement.

The previous night at the Stirling Club, listening to Lannie Counts being backed up by Mike Clark, Tim Fahey, Ryan Rose and Tommy Steele, turned out to be much more enjoyable. Check Lannie out at www.reverbnation.com/lannie and let me know what you think? As always, comments can be anonymous.

This is a busy week, with lots of entertainment both in the daytime, nighttime and late nighttime. Stay safe to all.

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Calendar of Events for Aug 25 – Sept 1

Day

Date Time Performers Venue

Details

Shows nightly No Show Thursday Mon

Tuesday

Wed

Fri

Sat

Sun

10:30pm Bite

Classic rock-topless vampires

And Mark Giovi Singing

Stratosphere Hotel & Casino Tickets

702.380.7711

Wed Every

Wed

6-9pm Déjà Vu

Dance & Show Band

The South Point Hotel

And Casino Showroom

(large dance floor)

$5 cover includes one free drink
Wed Aug

25

6:30 – 10:30pm Larry Liso Siena Deli & Restaurant

9500 W Sahara Ave

702-360-3358

No cover
Wed Aug 25 7-10pm Lou Martinez

Jam Session

Daddy Macs

2920 Green Valley Pkwy

702-272-0913

No cover
           
Wed Aug 25 7-8pm Destin Atkinson, Peter Trauth & The Jailbirds

Classic Old Blues

E-String Bar & Grill

2031 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
Near intersection of W. Sunset Road and Sunset Village Way
702.437.8764

No cover
Wed Aug 25 7-10pm Paul Stubblefield

50’s, Motown, Blues, Jazz & Standards

Kabuki Rest. Bar

3949 S Maryland Pkwy

At E Flamingo

Japanese & Italian

No cover
Wed Aug 25 7:30pm Jonathan Scott Presents

The Wednesday Night Comedy Show

(Improv group & Rock n’ Roll Karaoke w/live band)

Vince Neil’s

FEELGOOD’S

6750 W Sahara

702-220-8849

$5 cover
Wed Aug 25 10pm Jerry Lopez

And His 5 Piece Band

Bootlegger Bistro

7700 Las Vegas Blvd

702-736-4939

No cover
Tues

Thru

Sat

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

5pm nightly

7pm on Tues

Sandy Hackett’s

Rat Pack Show

Shadows in the Desert

Sahara

Showroom

Box Office

702-737-2515

balcony seats at 19.95 and 1 free kid admission with every adult purchase
Tues

Wed & Thurs

Aug 24 -26 2-5pm Lisa Smith –vocals 

Billy Tragesser (keyboards) and Gary Olds (drums)

Gold Coast Showroom No cover
Wed – Sat Aug 25-28 4pm Tom Stevens

Singer/Impersonator

Las Vegas Rocks Café

450 Fremont St

227-5872

$29.95
Wed – Sat Aug 25-28 7:30pm Vegas The Show Las Vegas Rocks Café

450 Fremont St

227-5872

$29.95

$49.95 w/3 course dinner

Thurs Aug 26 1-4pm Ronnie Rose The Rampart

Addison’s Lounge

No cover
Thurs Aug 26 7-10pm Ronnie Rose Daddy Macs

2920 Green Valley Pkwy

702.272.0913

No cover
Thurs Aug 26 7-10pm Paul Stevenson

And

Kent Foote

Special guest

Judy Love

Straight Up Martini Lounge

4970 S Fort Apache just west of Tropicana

No cover
Thurs Aug 26 7:30-10pm Mary “O” Ichabod’s

3500 E Flamingo Rd

451-2828

No cover
Thurs

 Fri & Sat

Aug 26-28 7-11pm Tommy Thompson The “M” Resort

Hostile Grape

No cover
Thurs-Sun Aug 26-29 7-close Bobby Liguori Capo’s Italian Rest

Speakeasy

5795 W Tropicana

702-436-2276

No cover
Fri Aug 27 8-11:30pm Lou Martinez

Featuring

April Spain-keys/vocals

Marcel Longwell-guitar/bass/vocals

Lucio Ristorante

8615 W Sahara Av

702.233.2859

No cover
Fri Aug 27 8 to midnight The Chicago Blues Busters

Featuring

Larry “Wild” Wrice

THE BAR

1985 Nellis Blvd

(Nellis & Lake Mead)

No cover
Fri Aug 27 8:30p – 12:30a

4 shows

Sean West and the AK Vegas Band

vocals-Treasure Guffy. Keys, flute, vocals-Ken Page. Bass-Keith Hollar.

 Drums-Harold Spider Webb.

 Stevie D-Keys

 Scott Webb on Sax and Sean West-vocals

Chianti Café

1916 Village Center Circle

702-228-3330

No cover
Fri Aug 27 9pm – 1am Phil Flowers Texas Station

South Padre Lounge

No cover
Fri Aug 27 11pm-4am Promoters Ball The Hard Rock Café on the Strip Fundraiser to benefit school age kids 100% goes to school supplies

$20 donation

Fri & Sat Aug 27-28 7-11pm Carmine Mandia Piero’s

356 Convention Center Dr

369-2305

No cover
Fri & Sat Aug 27- 28 7-11pm The Brothers Ali

Jazz Duo

The “M” Resort

Lobby Bar

No cover
Fri & Sat Aug 27-28 9 to midnight The Smooth Jazz Trio

Jack Pollack-keys

Jimmy Racey-drums

Willy Wainwright-violin

Nora’s Cuisine

Flamingo & Jones

No cover
           
Sat Aug 28 2-5pm Mike Candito

Jazz Quartet

Jeff Davis-bass

Julian Tennaka-sax

Tony Branco-keys

Mike Candito-drums

E-String Bar & Grill

2031 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
Near intersection of W. Sunset Road and Sunset Village Way
702.437.8764

$10 donation
Sat Aug 28 7-11pm Larry Liso Siena Deli & Restaurant

9500 W Sahara Ave

702-360-3358

No cover
Sat Aug 28 7 till close Dennis Mellen

And

Herb Rawlings Jr. plus Leon Gilliam

Chianti Café

1916 Village Center Circle

702-228-3330

No cover
Sat Aug 28 7:30-10pm Mary “O” Ichabod’s

3500 E Flamingo Rd

451-2828

No cover
Sat Aug 28 8pm to midnight Ronnie Rose The Stirling Club at Turnberry Place

FOR MEMBERS ONLY

MEMBERS

ONLY

Private Club

Sat Aug 28 8pm Old School Dance Party smooth rhythm & soul Texas Station No cover
Sun Aug 29 12-3pm The Tommy Thompson Project Gordon Biersch

On Paradise

No cover
Sun Aug 29 2pm Ron & Lisa Smith

Presents

BACK to BROADWAY

Flamingo Library

1401 E Flamingo Rd 658-6741

$15

Box Office

702.658.6741

Sun Aug 29   Danny Wright

Concert Pianist

Sun City Anthem  
Sun Aug 29 3pm I Know I Came  In Here For Something… Summerlin Library

1771 Inner Circle

$15 tickets call

360-8340

Sun Aug 29 6-10pm The Brothers Ali

Jazz Duo

The “M” Resort

Lobby Bar

No cover
Sun Aug 29 8-11pm Ronnie Rose House of Blues

Mandalay Bay

No cover
Sun & Mon Aug 29 -30 6:30pm

To

9:30pm

Dirk K

Nylon string guitar

Marche Bacchus

2620 Regatta Dr

702-804-6216

No cover
           
Mon Aug 30 6-midnight Bobby Rose

Monday Night Jam

Bugsy’s Supper Club

6145 W Sahara Ave

$5 cover
Mon Aug 30 7:30pm Uli Latin Band E-String Grill and Poker Bar
2031 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
Near intersection of W. Sunset Road and Sunset Village Way
702.437.8764
$10 donation
Mon Aug 30 8pm Shania & Rod

Country & rock tribute show

Las Vegas Rocks Café

Embassy Theatre

450 Fremont St

227-5872

$19.95 includes one drink
Mon Aug 30 9pm Kelly Clinton’s

Open Mic Cabaret

Bootlegger Bistro

7700 Las Vegas Blvd

702-736-4939

No cover
Mon Aug 30 10:30pm to midnight Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns At The Palms $7 tickets at box office
           
Every

Tues

Aug 31 7-10pm Lou Martinez Daddy Macs

2920 Green Valley Pkwy

702.272.0913

No cover
Tues

thru

Fri

Aug 31- Sept 3 2-5pm Joe Darro Trio

With

Steve Golden

&

Jimmy Racey

Gold Coast Showroom No cover
Tues Aug 31 9 to midnight Paul Stubblefield

With the

Bobby Barnes Band

Rum Bar Lounge

At the Mirage

No cover
Tues

and every Tuesday

Aug 31 9 to whenever Matt Murphy

And Friends

Alex Jackson-sax

Bruce Christian-guitar

David Marinelli-piano

Wayne Tolen-bass

Matt Murphy-drums

Freakin Frog No cover
Wed Every

Wed

6-9pm Déjà Vu

Dance & Show Band

The South Point Hotel

And Casino Showroom

(large dance floor)

$5 cover includes one free drink
Wed Sept 1 6:30 – 10:30pm Larry Liso Siena Deli & Restaurant

9500 W Sahara Ave

702-360-3358

No cover
Wed Sept 1 7-10pm Lou Martinez

Hosts an Open Jam Session

Daddy Macs

2920 Green Valley Pkwy

702-272-0913

No cover
Wed Sept 1 7-10pm Paul Stubblefield

50’s, Motown, Blues, Jazz & Standards

Kabuki Rest. Bar

3949 S Maryland Pkwy

At E Flamingo

Japanese & Italian

No cover
Wed Sept 1 7:30pm Jonathan Scott Presents

The Wednesday Night Comedy Show

(Improv group & Rock n’ Roll Karaoke w/live band)

Vince Neil’s

FEELGOOD’S

6750 W Sahara

702-220-8849

$5 cover
Wed Sept 1 10pm Jerry Lopez

And His 5 Piece Band

Bootlegger Bistro

7700 Las Vegas Blvd

702-736-4939

No cover
Thurs  In

September

Sept 2 7-10pm Mary “O” Daddy Macs

2920 Green Valley Pkwy

702.272.0913

No cover
Fri    In September Sept 3 7-10pm Lynn Ross ONYX Restaurant

7770 W Ann Road

702-658-0579

No cover
 In September Sept 11, 27 & 28 9pm Mark Verabian The Fontana Room

In the Bellagio

No cover
In September Sept 15 7-10pm Nathan Brian Wine Roma Grill

9570 Eastern Ave

702.837.5600

No cover

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Back to Broadway Encore Performance

 

The Performing Arts Society of Nevada presents
“Back to Broadway” with Ron & Lisa Smith

BACK TO BROADWAY: A first-rate musical production featuring songs and stories from more than 20 of the most beloved Broadway Musicals of all time! Talented husband and wife team, Ron and Lisa Smith, present songs from classic Broadway shows like The Music Man, Show Boat, 42nd Street, and  Les Miserables, and introduce you to some of the most popular musicals of the last few years such as Wicked, Smokey Joe’s Café, Spamalot, and Songs for a New World. Filled with poignant and witty stories from the Broadway world and featuring so many of your all-time favorite tunes, ‘Back to Broadway’ is a show that appeals to everyone! 

Sunday, August 29, 2010
2:00pm

Flamingo Library Theatre
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Advanced Tickets on Sale Now
or Only $15 At the Door!!

Call the box office at 702-658-6741 to reserve your tickets today!

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Mike Candito Jazz Quartet

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Shania & Rod Tribute Show

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