Monthly Archives: July 2013

So Much to Talk About, Viva Las Vegas!

I am getting ready to move. I’ve been bringing you these amazing pictures from my windows for more than a year. I love Las Vegas and I love this view, but I’m also excited to change my environment. Change is good. I love the feel of a new space!! It’s close enough to where I live now, and it will bring along a new incredible view.

Strip View
Strip View

I live on the strip, and I have noticed it’s been pretty busy. That is a good thing. Tourists everywhere. It seems we are slowly but surely getting back to business in Las Vegas. Speaking of the strip. Boy, it’s been a busy two weeks with show openings.

Of course I can’t miss a beat. I wanted to give you a quick rundown.

Two shows that amazed me were VERONIC VOICES and Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil. Two great shows which have now joined The Entertainment Capital Of The World.

ONE, is absolutely amazing. I loved every single minute and never wanted it to end. Thank GOODNESS, Cirque did this one right. The Immortal Tour show was disappointing to me. I didn’t like it. This show at Mandalay Bay is incredible. I want to go back again and again. It gave me chills, and the message was also very inspiring. A stage full of talent and one Michael Jackson hit after the other. You must see this show!

I’m not really sure there is a bad seat in the house because so much is happening, so keep that in mind. I sat second row and loved being up close, but sitting up top would have been just as good.

Michael Jackson ONE
Michael Jackson ONE

I had no idea what VERONIC Voices was going to be all about. I knew she impersonated singers and that’s about it. This show is co-produced by Celine Dion herself. She was at the opening at Bally’s Las Vegas. What a show! This is Veronic’s first U.S. show. She’s French Canadian.

Veronic Voices, Photo by Denise Truscello/Wireimage
Veronic Voices, Photo by Denise Truscello/Wireimage

She was fabulous. She sang Norah Jones, Adele, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Annie Lenox, and so many more. She had fun with it, which I loved. Did she sound spot on like every single person she sang? No. But she was close and on target with most. She has an incredible voice, great personality, her dancers are amazing, and the stage lights and sets complimented her. She ended with a standing ovation.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is still on at The Venetian. I hear it’s closing early because of low ticket sales and competition from Cirque’s summer discount tickets. I enjoyed the show. It was fun, and over the top. Humorous. The music was familiar and the story was good. I can see though, that it’s a tough show to generate wide appeal. Tourists and locals have so much choice here.

Priscilla Queen of The Desert, opening night
Priscilla Queen of The Desert, opening night

Off the strip, I was honored to be one of the hosts of the first ever “The Best of Silver State Awards.” I co-hosted with Nina Radetich and Chris Saldana. It was nice to honor hotels, shows, real estate, doctors, small businesses, and more. It was held at the Summerlin Performing Arts Center.

Best of Silver State Awards
Best of Silver State Awards

It’s been a pretty active couple of months. I also had a great Fourth of July. It was HOT, but fun.

Have I told you lately? I love Las Vegas. 😉