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Holiday cheer comes early to the Strip at ‘Legends in Concert’

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Damian Brantley performs as Michael Jackson during a 30th anniversary show of “Legends in Concert” at Flamingo Showroom on Monday, May 6, 2013.

30 Years of ‘Legends in Concert’

Elvis tribute artist Victor Trevino performs during a special 30th anniversary performance of Legends in Concert at the Flamingo Showroom Monday, May 6, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Dust off your stockings and get ready to deck the halls. “Legends in Concert” at the Flamingo will once again bring the holly jolly spirit to Las Vegas with an extravagant production on the Strip spreading holiday cheer with performances from Dec. 2-30.

This year’s celebration will be more legendary than ever. The production will showcase superstar tribute artists Madonna, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson and Elvis singing chart-topping hits that launched their celebrity characters into stardom, as well as a few holiday favorites including “Blue Christmas,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Santa Baby” and more.

The spectacular concludes nightly with a cast finale and a tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” (“Carol of the Bells”). For the first time, local choirs and performing arts groups have been invited to perform in the production. Also appearing will be finalists from the inaugural nationwide “Legends”-sponsored Santa Claus look-alike contest, which kicks off the festivities this year.

Coty Alexander’s Madonna tribute features the Material Girl’s hits including “Vogue” and “Like a Virgin,” while Michael Buble tribute artist Scott Keo will “Sway” the audience with his velvet voice. Harry Shahoian and Victor Trevino Jr. bring the King back with Elvis’ incredible catalogue of music, including 1950s hits like “Hound Dog” and favorites from his Las Vegas concert years, such as “Suspicious Minds.” Damian Brantley pays tribute to Michael Jackson with “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Smooth Criminal.”

“ ‘Legends’ is delighted to continue with its tradition of offering our guests the only holiday-themed show on the Strip while combining hits of the past and present, along with memorable music of the season,” said Brian Brigner, COO for “Legends in Concert,” in a news release. “We are truly honored to perform this very special production and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our audiences with daily matinee and evening performances.”

Featuring live re-creations of superstars of yesterday and today, with performers singing with their own voices and backed by a live band and “Legends” singers and dancers, “Legends in Concert” is a one-of-a-kind concert experience. “Legends in Concert” performs Saturdays through Thursdays at 4 p.m., with additional shows at 7:30 or 9:30 p.m. on select other days of the week.

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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