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Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Monday, June 9, 2014 | 11:20 p.m.
Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green, pictured here, at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Music legend Lionel Richie and guest CeeLo Green took the spotlight at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday night, and contributing photographer Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography was onsite for a photo gallery.
CeeLo, a mentor on NBC’s “The Voice” from time to time who has a new series, “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life” on TBS, hit the stage first in what looked like a gray silk pajama set with a sleeveless shirt. (It is nearing summer and already in the 100s in the Entertainment Capital of the World.)
His setlist of originals and covers included “Bright Lights,” “We Are Family,” “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” “Nasty Girl,” “Don’tcha,” “Loving You,” “Fool for You,” “Crazy” and, of course, “Forget You.”
Richie, known as the frontman of Motown legend The Commodores and for his super-successful solo career, kept fans happy “All Night Long” with a setlist of Commodores and solo hits that included “Penny Lover,” “Easy,” “Ballerina Girl,” “You Are,” “Truly,” “Running With the Night,” “Stuck on You,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Three Times a Lady,” “Endless Love,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Brick House”/“Fire,” “Hello” and “All Night Long.”
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Mandalay Bay Events Center
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas,
NV 89119 702-632-7777
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 rooms and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite THEhotel which will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas in late 2013.
Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise, featuring real sand, a wave pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city.
Other property highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.
In 2013, Mandalay Bay will become home to a resident Cirque du Soleil production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas,
NV 89119 702-632-7777