The Entertainment Capital of The World. That’s for sure!

Wow, what a busy week in Las Vegas entertainment. Especially on the strip. I was lucky enough to attend THREE big events.

One, was the opening of a new show at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the extraordinary true story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.


I LOVED this show! The actors were all amazing, I felt an emotional connection. All the performers had beautiful voices that emulated their characters perfectly. I enjoyed the entire production.

The ending gave me chills.

Million Dollar Quartet on Red Carpet (photo: Erik Kabik)
Million Dollar Quartet on Red Carpet (photo: Erik Kabik)

Thursday, Mandalay Bay released details of the much anticipated Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson show coming this summer. The Estate of Michael Jackson, Cirque, and Mandalay were all on hand to announce the dates and NAME of the show.

Performers were also there at the media conference to help present the name. 63 performers will be included in the production titled MICHAEL JACKSON ONE.

Title of NEW Cirque Show
Title of NEW Cirque Show

Preview performances start on May 23rd with its official premiere on June 29, 2013. The director, Jamie King, says the show will be different than the top grossing Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

The name ONE was chosen because Michael Jackson believed that all people are unique and equal, regardless of race or culture.

Check out some video I shot at the media conference. The dancers are so talented. This clip will get you excited to see the show this summer:

Friday night, Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature opened at The Venetian. The show has been on the Las Vegas strip for sometime now, but just recently moved to The Venetian. Motown legend, Smokey Robinson was on hand for the media night show and party. He joined the foursome on stage at the end of the show too (see video below)!

Photo: Denise Truscello/Wireimage
Photo: Denise Truscello/Wireimage

Energetic show full of talent and memories!

The new set adds a lot to the show. It was designed by Andy Wamsley, who couldn’t be more proud of how it all turned out.

Another highlight of the night was when Human Nature pulled an audience member from the crowd to sing a few lines of “My Girl” with them up on stage. It happened to be singer Deniece Williams (Let’s Hear It For The Boy)… she wowed the audience when she chimed in with her amazing vocals. Again, watch the video below, I was rolling!

No doubt, Las Vegas is the place to be for great entertainment. The talent never ceases to amaze me. What a fun, exciting week. Most of these performers are Las Vegas residents too.

Welcome to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world

2 thoughts on “The Entertainment Capital of The World. That’s for sure!

  1. Now THIS is entertainment reporting. Thank you, Dayna. I would like to see all three of these shows. And when you’re reporting this on TV, too, life will be complete. 🙂

  2. Good blog, Dayna. I always look forward to your entertainment posts. It’s really the only way I know what’s going on at the resorts. If you like it, then it has to be good. Thanks for keeping us up on things.

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