Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 | 5:31 p.m.
The late Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and two of his children, Michael Jackson Jr. and Prince Michael Jackson, aka Blanket, are set to attend the two preview performances starting tonight of The Jacksons in “Rocktellz & Cocktails” at PH Showroom in Planet Hollywood.
The mini-residency of 40 shows celebrates with its star-studded gala red carpet premiere Saturday night. Brothers Jackie, who lives in Las Vegas, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon will present a full-on concert with hit songs and personal stories.
The music icons are one of the bestselling groups of all time, and their show is an interactive and unforgettable journey through their historic lives and influential music career with nine No. 1 hits and 14 Top 10 winners.
Producer Adam Steck told me: “The stories are really personal, some quite unbelievable. Audiences will treasure and adore their songs. They are American music royalty.”
I talked with Jackie Jackson about the show: “The show will start with our early lives back in Gary, Ind., with the music of “I Want You Back” and “ABC.” A lot of memories came flooding back as we re-created our extraordinary journey, ” he told me.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.