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Pia Zadora’s performance at Piero’s is a return to Old Vegas


Steve Marcus

Pia Zadora speaks during “The Showbiz Roast” of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman at the Stratosphere Theater Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Fifty percent of the show proceeds benefited Miracle League of Las Vegas.

Pia Zadora

Pia Zadora in her home, July 19, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Having tipped Steve and Andrea Wynn to check out singer Pia Zadora’s new musical cabaret at Piero’s near the Convention Center, I had to go listen to the songbird for myself. The pint-sized star who now calls Las Vegas home brought old Vegas back to life with great songs and music from Vincent Falcone and his top-flight band.

Comedy impressionist Rich Little, singer Steve Lawrence and comedian Steve Rossi were just a few of the Las Vegas VIPs giving Pia wild applause. She performs two 50-minute sets every weekend starting Thursdays, so try to get there tonight.

Pia pokes fun at herself, jabbing at her former marriage to one-time Riviera billionaire owner Meshulam Riklis and her hiccup movie attempts. There’s no joking about her voice, though; she soars with the golden oldies from Frank Sinatra’s days in Las Vegas.

It’s a thoroughly enjoyable night of fun and entertainment, and Pia is truly enjoying her return in the spotlight. Pia told me that it’s an open-ended run and says she’s happy to stay home for a while instead of commuting to cabaret gigs in New York and San Francisco.

Don’t miss her intimate evening that kick-starts the beloved old days of Las Vegas nightlife. And be sure to read Editor at Large John Katsilometes’ report of Pia at Piero’s.

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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