Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 | 4:57 p.m.
Superstar singer Shania Twain has confirmed her second Las Vegas school clubhouse and simultaneously announced that she will serve as the grand marshal of the ninth-anniversary 5K Great Santa Run for Opportunity Village. She also is signing up her fans to enter her own team in the challenge.
Shania will welcome more than 10,000 Santa look-a-likes on Dec. 7 downtown under the screens of Fremont Street Experience at the charity’s largest annual fundraiser returning to its birthplace.
I’ll be one of the MCs at the event as O.V. fights to keep its title of World Santa Challenge champion against teams in England, Japan, Ireland and Australia. Our local Santas have won the award seven of eight years.
Backstage after her resident show in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday night, Shania told me that her Shania Kids Can foundation will be extended to a second Las Vegas primary school after the success of the first one here we reported in recent weeks.
She says a third will follow near Toronto and that a fourth will be in England. That’s as a result of a unique tennis challenge her husband Frederic Thiebaud and she won last week.
High-roller fans from Canada and England made large donations to play mixed-doubles tennis, and Shania and Frederic won both matches. But the real winners will be the kids she can now help with the additional clubhouses.
Shania is on a break now as Rod Stewart returns to the Colosseum; Shania is back on the Strip on Nov. 30.
“We’re going back to the Bahamas for a few days until then,” she told me. “When I return, we have to seriously make decisions about a producer for the new album and deal with the subject of a contract renewal.”
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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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.