Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 | 3:57 p.m.
Tenors of Rock
There is The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors and The Canadian Tenors turned The Tenors. Now comes the Tenors of Rock thanks to actor and singer Deven May, who portrays Tommy DeVito in “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas.
Deven’s presenting them as a new and exciting vocal group formed with six of the best male rock voices in the U.K. He told me, “The concept was to reinvent the standard male vocal group and create a seriously high-profile rock experience.
“The vocal range and harmonic complexity really pushes new boundaries and sets TOR apart from all other vocal groups. It is a truly unique experience to hear classic rock songs sung like you have never heard them before.”
You can get a preview of TOR here. Deven will present his discoveries at Lounge at the Palms on Nov. 2 and hopes to find a producer to bring them to Las Vegas for a residency show.
TOP 100: The survey for the 2014 Top 100 list from the Nightlife & Bar Media Group has opened for America’s only annual listing of revenue-based nightlife venues. The survey will be completed by Dec. 6.
“It has come to serve as the authoritative go-to source for operators, media and industry executives,” said Jon Taffer, president of the group who also hosts and produces Spike TV’s top-rated “Bar Rescue.” “Each year, the Top 100 competition gets tougher as venues continue to push conventional boundaries, and we already know the 2014 list will make for another exciting year.”
This year’s list featured two record-breaking Las Vegas clubs tied for the top spot: XS at Steve Wynn’s Encore and Tao Group’s Marquee at the Cosmopolitan both raking in more than $80 million each. Seven of the Top 10 U.S. clubs were our Strip venues.
EDC DONATION: Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac, will present $75,000 in donations from his 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival to three Las Vegas charities today. The beneficiaries are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Injured Police Officers Fund and Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund.
WOOF, WOOF! Las Vegas resident and impressionist Rich Little is just one of more than 25 celebrities and their dogs featured in Elke Gazzara’s new book “No Better Friend.” Other stars include opera’s Andrea Bocelli, television’s Kathie Lee Gifford, fashion designer Carolina Herrera, actor Omar Sharif, director Franco Zefferelli and our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health designer Frank Gehry.
Rich and his dog Dudley will be at a dinner hosted by Ben Gazzara’s widow at the new Buddy V’s in Palazzo on Nov. 17 for the West Coast launch of the collection of essays by the stars about the dogs who touched their lives.
HALLOWEEN TV MAGIC: Headline magician Nathan Burton, who stars at Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, traveled to L.A. to film a Halloween TV special for the HUB Network. The show will broadcast on the kids and families network this Saturday in primetime.
WEBCAM GIANT: Even though the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo isn’t until January, MyFreeCams.com is promising more than 200 sexy girls will attend its booth, double from last year. The company with more than 100,000 models and 15 million members has become the web’s largest adult webcam site.
It’s XXX-rated stars include Teagan Presley, Bree Olson and former Las Vegas porn princess Jenna Jameson, who is out on tour promoting her first novel, “Sugar,” about the on- and off-camera life of an adult-movie star.
Three-time Grammy Award winner and hometown heroine Dee Dee Bridgewater and her quintet headline Ladies of Jazz at Smith Center with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington’s seven-lady Mosaic jam session and pianist Gerri Allen.
Zany Las Vegas acrobats The KriStef Brothers lead the “America’s Got Talent” tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Comedian Andrew Dice Clay, who returned to national television on Arsenio Hall’s talk show last week, returns to Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel through Sunday.
The PBR World Finals get underway at the Thomas & Mack Center with 35 of the big bullriding names battling for the title and the $1 million purse through Sunday.
Broadway singer and actress Betty Buckley, who commutes from her Texas ranch, is headed to Smith Center for a weekend of “Vixens of Broadway” concerts and talks about her restless gypsy lifestyle. Plus, a preview of the chefs and rockers taking part in the inaugural Life Is Beautiful festival downtown this weekend.
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.