Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 | 10:02 p.m.
Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton returned to the Las Vegas stage Friday night at Pearl at the Palms, her first public performance here since her two-year residency ended in May 2008 at the Flamingo, with a loud and proud proclamation: “I love you, Las Vegas!”
Braxton, known for her deep, sexy voice and the reality TV series “Braxton Family Values,” had plenty of wardrobe changes and performed some of her biggest hits for the audience, including “You Mean the World to Me” and “Another Sad Love Song” — other fan favorites include “Unbreak My Heart,” “You’re Making Me High” and “Breath Again.”
Before the concert, Braxton’s sister and recording artist Tamar Braxton posed for photographs with fans in the theater. It was announced at the show that Tamar will be the opening act at the Pearl for the previously unannounced John Legend show Nov. 30.
Thanks to Edison Graff for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.
The Pearl is the Palms premier concert venue, hosting some of the most legendary and popular names in entertainment.