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Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Programs and Facebook Celebrity/Dining Theater Seeks Unique Entertainers, Shows and Promos!

July 9th, 2019 • by Sandy Zimmerman

 

Do you have any promos about your show, band, act, or whatever? Send your promos or we create them. Sandy invites anyone who has a one-of-a-kind, original, unique, unusual act with singers, dancers, hypnotists, magicians, illusionists, comedians, ventriloquists, paranormal experts, bands, specialty acts, animal trainers, tribute artists, and all types of entertainers to write or call.

Las Vegas is known for their bigger-then-ever entertainment and Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas television programs seek to spotlight the latest, the greatest, and the best on or off the strip! You’ll be surprised to find so many talented people packed into this city!

For more than 20 years, Sandy Zimmerman has appeared on television, radio, interviewed celebrities along the Academy Awards and other red carpets, on-the-sets, at openings and events.  Sandy Zimmerman’s Productions created the TV commercial “John and Mary” for the All American Burger fast food chain which won the “Award of Excellence”; two Seafood Galley fast food chain TV commercials; and hundreds more over the years always putting a funny spin on them;

Sandy appeared at a monthly lecture program sponsored by the Small Business Administration advising how to create an image, how to analyze your demographics, and other ways to help new businesses.

Sandy’s Facebook Celebrity/Dining Theater airs 24/7, daily, Facebook@szlvtv  http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv  Sandy’s television program airs Sundays, 8 pm, prime time;

Sandy Zimmerman is now involved in television production, TV commercials, documentaries, editing, filming, writing, promotion, publicity, etc. For information, call 702-515-0846, or write sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


“Celestia’s” Out-of-this-world Experience at the STRAT Hotel (Stratosphere) By Sandy Zimmermn

June 15th, 2019 • by Sandy Zimmerman

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You will find yourself in a beautiful new universe redesigned in their outer space theme with scenes like no other you have ever experienced! 

Suddenly a space ship landed surrounded by smoke as two astronauts made their dramatic exit. Others joined them as they begin their balancing acts with one man standing on a ladder and the other balancing upside down head-on-head while twirling a silver baton with his feet.

The uniqueness of each act is amazing as they quickly change from one act to the next all performed with perfect timing and precision. There’s so much more production value making “Celestia” stand out from all of the other shows.     

Even their knife-throwing act was different. Instead of standing still, his assistant suddenly moved each time just as he was about to throw the knife.

During an exceptional aerial acrobatics act, the lady tied herself to a long flowing silken fabric as she flew suspended in the air without the use of safety lines. Her graceful poses and movements were breathtaking. 

Other acts included: Sergey and Sasha, the hand and head balancing father-daughter duo featured on seasons 10 and 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” and the Sandou Trio Russian Bar, who appeared on seasons 3 and 11 of “America’s Got Talent,” as well as the hit film, “The Greatest Showman.”

The finale, the most dangerous of all of the acts- “The Wheel of Death” is an exceptionally large rotating device that almost utilizes the entire stage for mind-blowing acrobatic and balancing feats.

Even the drummer’s music matched the theme throughout the show as very beat of the drums accented the dangers of their acts.

While we enjoyed each act everything happened at once on the exceptionally large stage, in the air, AND in the audience as the startling atmosphere within the tent brought flashes of colored lights, floating stars, moving clouds and other symbols of outer space. This setting was designed to create the out-of-this-world mood!

Joined by the world-renowned cast of “Celestia”, Brian Burke, executive producer of “Celestia”; Ruslan Zinurov, CEO of AllRise Financial Group; Sasha Evseeva, creative director of AllRise Financial Group; and Christopher Fiumara, vice president and general manager of The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod ceremoniously cut a ribbon made of stars in honor of the production’s out-of-this-world story.

CELESTIA has eight performances per week, with 7 p.m. shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and is dark Mondays and Tuesdays. Tickets ranging in price from $29 – $89, not including taxes and fees, are available for purchase online now at StratRising.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (702) 785-5394 or (866) 633-0195. hello@indigotickets.com. www.Celestiashow.com

Sandy Zimmerman produces television programs, documentaries, and travel specials around the world- in Beijing and on the Yangtze River Cruise in China, and in addition to travel specials in Italy and other countries as well as for Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon North Rim National Park, a real Cattle Drive similar to the early westerns in Reno, Nevada, and other destinations in the US.

With 20 years’ experience as a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, Travel/ Luxury writer, Health, as well as a Photographer/ Videographer, Editor, and Talk Show Host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information, questions, comments please contact Sandy Zimmerman at sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com  702-515-0846.

 

 

 

 


“William Draven Performs All Types of Magic & Paranormal Transitions”

May 4th, 2019 • by Sandy Zimmerman

 

 

 

 

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by William Draven, interview filmed by Sandy Zimmerman)

If you want an unforgettable experience, Master Magician, Paranormal Expert & Illusionist Extraordinary William Draven opens this Tuesday, May 7, at the Artisan Hotel for his 7 pm & 10 pm shows scheduled every Tuesday.

 

Known on television, stage and as a paranormal simulator and expert, the audience will be thrilled to see MYTH- The Legends of the Artisan, a Paranormal simulation. Mixing magic, illusions and his paranormal knowledge. Hear true stories of hauntings and happenings of sin city and beyond, experience firsthand things you may not believe until you witness the impossible with your own eyes. Step outside of your imagination to somewhere between a dream and a nightmare and into, Myth.

 

 

 

Take A journey into classic parlor magic with a touch a supernatural and dash of spooky, along with masterful storytelling, engaging stage presence all blended together to creating the ultimate haunting evening experience.

As William Draven explains, “My shows feature high impact visual stunts and mind-blowing magic.”

He has been entertaining audiences around the world. Draven has been a featured performer numerous times on the national television programs such as:

Masters of Illusion on the CW, True Nightmares on ID, The Late Late Show w/James Corden, Don’t Blink on the POP Network, America’s Next Weatherman on TBS, and William has also appeared on national TV, in the Theater, Theme Parks, and Trade Shows

He’s headlined at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, headlined at Jeff McBride’s Wonderground in Las Vegas, Headlined at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and entertained for scores of “A” list Hollywood stars.

William Draven has toured the nation as a performing member of both the Freak Show Deluxe, as well as Masters of Illusion the LIVE Wizard World Experience, and is a favorite among some of the nation’s largest Anime, Fan Conventions, and Steam Punk trade show conventions.

You can be a part of the legend, be part of the MYTH!! The Artisan Hotel is located at

1501 W. Sahara, take Sahara East and just before the freeway, turn right on Highland.

 www.thewilliamdraven.com

 (818) 703-2512

SANDY ZIMMERMAN

Sandy Zimmerman produces television programs, documentaries, and travel specials around the world- in Beijing and on the Yangtze River Cruise in China, and in addition to travel specials in Italy and other countries as well as for Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon North Rim National Park, a real Cattle Drive similar to the early westerns in Reno, Nevada, and other destinations in the US.

With 20 years’ experience as a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, Travel/ Luxury writer, Health, as well as a Photographer/ Videographer, Editor, and Talk Show Host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. 

For information, questions, comments please contact Sandy Zimmerman at sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com  702-515-0846.

 

 


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December 5th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

 

 

ANNOUNCING: SANDY ZIMMERMAN’S LAS VEGAS TV SHOWS AIR 14 X’S A WEEK  (different hours each day) along with Sandy’s CELEBRITY & RESTAURANT THEATER on FACEBOOK airing 24/7 http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv  AND ALSO SYNDICATED ARTICLES for Multi-Media coverage!

 

Would you like advice about creating an image/brand for yourself, for you as a professional, your band, or business?  

Sandy’s award-winning productions, known for more than 20 years on television and radio, include producing TV commercials, television programs, travel specials, infomercials, internet and specialized videos.

For information, suggestions, or questions, call Sandy Zimmerman: 702-515-0846. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

 


GORDIE IS BETTER THAN EVER AT THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD

June 4th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

I originally reviewed Gordie Brown 10 years ago when he began his Las Vegas career opening at the Golden Nugget. This star-studded event launched Gordie as “The impressionist” and everyone enjoyed his special fast-moving interpretations and wit.

Gordie Brown’s recent opening was filled with celebrities at the cocktail party before his all new show in the Cabaret Show Lounge, at Planet Hollywood! Comparing his early show and now Gordie was “Better Than Ever”!

Gordie fires his vocal impressions quickly, one after the other hardly stopping to take a breadth. You watch a lot of celebrity impressions and will continue laughing throughout the evening. If you want to see a happy show, a man who is at the top of his profession, you must see Gordie Brown. You will be laughing all evening and telling your friends the next day.

Gordie has his own way with impressions, he must know thousands and Gordie’s impressions include perfect facial expressions and bodily movements to match. When you watch Gordie, he becomes your favorite celebrity.

I like the Cabaret Show Lounge because of its intimate atmosphere and the ability to see Gordie as he moves about in the audience.

Gordie opened for Louie Anderson, Randy Travis, The Righteous Brothers, Paul Anka, Rich Little, Barry Manilow and others.

Gordie is an actor, artist, musician, comedian, impressionist, singer and maybe more? This is a show you won’t forget.

Gordie Brown appears Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 7 pm, in the Cabaret Show Lounge, at the Planet Hollywood.

Bio: An accomplished musician and composer, and extreme music lover, Gordie Brown’s diverse musical prowess has been an integral part of his career in entertainment. From writing and recording the theme song for the Emmy-Award winning animated series “Life with Louie”, to performing his popular musical parodies on stage, to writing and producing a growing collection of original compositions, Gordie’s music has gained notoriety in every corner of entertainment.

Singled out as a ‘great entertainer’ by Celine Dion, Brown delivers spot on impressions of such notable celebrities and artists as Garth Brooks, Robert De Niro, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson and many more.  Gordie Brown Live Unplugged combines the best of Las Vegas entertainment into one nonstop high energy show. With comedy, singing and talent beyond compare, Brown’s return to the Strip in an intimate venue will be a must see.

Award-winning Syndicated Columnist Sandy Zimmerman Show and Dining REVIEWS, Travel, Health, Luxury Resorts and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV.com streaming. If you wish to suggest topics for articles, request information or to ask questions, call 702-515-0846. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


“Thrill to the Pulsating Rhythms of Il Divo’s Music”

December 4th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman

SHOW REVIEW–
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Il Divo)

The Il Divo World Tour appeared in Las Vegas with all of the pageantry and passion their fans expected. Il Divo performed the dramatic Latin rhythms from their latest seventh album “Amor Pasion”.

The quartet’s resonant voices carried throughout the showroom as they stood together at the top of the grand stairway for the opening their show. With life-size videos behind them, the men walked down the stairs, stopped to sit on the steps and changed the mood. They appeared so casual, so spontaneous in a more relaxed musical set.

Each man has a different personality and style yet together they are dynamite! With such passion in their songs, the men interpreted the music in their own way.

Il Divo’s moving performance created the feeling that tonight was very special! Their warm, personal comments always mean so much to the audience.

Close your eyes as you are transported to Spain while Carlos, Urs, David and Sebastien serenade you. The album’s name “Amor & Pasion” clearly expresses the feelings and emotions of Spain’s fiery music.

Their extraordinary mix of music brings people together to enjoy new interpretations as well as old favorites.

American by nationality, the tenor David Miller (born April 14, 1973) has been a professional opera singer prior Il Divo. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio majoring vocal performance and took a Master in Opera Theater.

The Swiss tenor, Urs Toni Buhler, the long-haired singer, was born in Switzerland on July 19, 1971. He attended Amsterdam Conservatory before trained privately by famous tenors Gosta Winbergh and Christian Papis.

The oldest member, Carlos Marin (born October 13, 1968) is of Spanish ancestry but was born in Germany. With his deep voice, the baritone claimed the trademark as ‘primo baritono’ in loads of operas. His musical education included the lessons from the legendary tenor, Alfredo Kraus.

Providing the ‘pop’ voice in this band is Sebastien Izambard (born March 7, 1973 in Paris), the only self-taught member who has produced and written songs for many French singers.

Il Divo recorded 12 songs spanning a century of traditional tangos, smoldering boleros and classic mambas promise to set the stage for a very different Il Divo tour.

The multi-national four piece have gone on to achieve unparalleled success around the world with 30 million album sales, 50 Number 1 Records, 160 gold and platinum awards in over 33 countries.

Il Divo appeared at the Pearl Showroom, in the Palms Casino & Hotel. http://www.palms.com http://www.ildivo.com http://youtu.be/A6PzZjopg50

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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour Crowns her as the Continuing Queen of Pop

November 2nd, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by Kevin Mazur for WireImage/Getty)

Madonna has been a woman who followed her own path; she is a rebel herself and   made her own path in life.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour appeared at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with all of the pomp and ceremony of a royal event. This truly was a royal event, crowning Madonna as the continuing Queen of Pop.

Madonna’s fans have been waiting for her Rebel Heart Tour and the spectacular production show won their appreciation with a sold-out tour.

The set list provided a great mix of songs across the years to please all of her fans.

Madonna’s songs included current album Rebel Heart (the No. 1 Dance hits “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” to classic fan favorites like “Material Girl” and “Holiday” and a “Dress You Up” medley that included “Get Into The Groove,” “Everybody,” and “Lucky Star.”

Even Madonna’s fans were involved with a fan-created artwork video montage during Madonna’s rendition of the song “Rebel Heart.” Her stirring vocal of

“La Vie En Rose” while playing a ukulele drew a standing ovation.

Known for pushing boundaries, Madonna’s fashions also stand-out as her own original creations. Working with both world renowned designers and new designers, the Rebel Heart Tour offers Madonna and Phillips designs, Phillips designs and collaborations with Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Alexander Wang, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Nicolas Jebran, Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski to create the sumptuous costumes.

Alessandro Michele for Gucci: Madonna wears an exotic gypsy outfit comprising a lurex-lace-and-jacquard bodysuit with an embroidered belt, lace short sleeves, and multi-colored trimmings, plus a black crêpe de Chine skirt with embroidered patches and black georgette ruffles.

She also wears a black crêpe de Chine and georgette shawl with embroidered patches and silk fringes, lace gloves with pleated jacquard ruffles. To cap it off, she wears high-heeled knee-high lace-up leather boots and a black hat adorned with silk flowers. Her dancers complement her in patchwork bodysuits with a mix of ruffles and multicolored trimmings and embroidered belts. These are then teamed with multicolored floral headpieces; pleated jacquard neckpieces; lurex shrugs (featuring pleated ruffles on the sleeves and multicolored silk flowers); brocade jackets sporting silk flowers, embroidered patches, and lace pleated ruffles at the bottoms of the sleeves; and lace “Tehuana” inspired capes with multicolored silk flowers.

The Rebel Heart Tour will visit 20 cities in North America and 16 cities in Europe and the UK through the end of 2015 with additional concert dates in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia already confirmed for 2016. The Rebel Heart World Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. A full list of tour dates and ticket information is below and can also be found at: www.madonna.com/tour

Award-winning Syndicated Columnist/Talk Show Host Sandy Zimmerman reviews shows and restaurants, cars, luxury living, music and more.  Talk Show Host for the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information, call (702)-731-6491.  sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


Andrea Marcovicci, the Female Sinatra

April 21st, 2014 • by Sandy Zimmerman










Clint Holmes Tribute to Bobby Short

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April 12th, 2014 • by Sandy Zimmerman








Sandy Zimmerman, CEO of Sandy Zimmerman Productions, is selecting entertainer of the month for the next 6 months. Winners will be reviewed in articles in multiple publications and multi-media coverage. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com
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“The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra is still Touring”

June 12th, 2013 • by Sandy Zimmerman









The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra-





Nancy Knorr, featured vocalist



A Magical Production Show!

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Magic with a French Twist

July 24th, 2011 • by admin

(Photo by Holden Jay)

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show except for two as indicated.)

French-born Stephane Vanel brought a different type of magic to the Paris Resort. Stephane’s “The Magic of Paris” show is a perfect match, oh, la, la, as French as they get!

Stephane’s smooth card manipulations were amazing. Some of his classic movements were mixed with new innovations while others were his own creations. Switching from cards to coins and balls, Stephane took slight-of-hand magic to another level.

Stephane’s White Box illusion finale deserves rave reviews. The White Box is small and narrow only big enough for his petite female assistant. Once she enters the box the audience only sees her hands continuously moving. After he keeps making the box smaller and smaller, the audience wonders, “What happened to the girl?” You really have to experience this illusion for yourself.

Even though I was photographing the show near the stage, I couldn’t see how he did it!

Besides making objects or people appear and disappear at will, Stephane’s dancing talents are also demonstrated in his very sensual, hot tango that would probably win on “Dancing with the Stars”.

(Photo by Holden Jay)

Although Stephane has appeared in several Las Vegas shows, this is his first time as headliner. His credits include a seven-year run in MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, as well as appearances in “Crazy Girls” at the Riviera.  In France, Vanel gained fame hosting his own television series “Fun TV Magic” and soon became a worldwide success noted for his charm and magical skills.

But there is more than magic and illusions, you will be happy to see the show is also packed with a variety of acts-

Mark Kornhauser-

comedian Mark Kornhauser’s comedy, puppeteer Anthony Rais and a pair of beautiful female dancers.



Rich Little Brings a Lot of Laughs

May 30th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

 (Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show.)

RICH LITTLE- THE KING OF IMPRESSIONS

I have enjoyed reviewing Rich Little’s show beginning in the 80’s and throughout the years to his most recent opening night for “Laugh a Little”, at the Starlight Theater, inside the Riviera Hotel. 

 

A master of impressions, Rich has led the way with his spoofs and good natured satirical sketches.

It’s nothing personal; the impressions are all very funny. 

With a little singing and a little dancing, Rich sparks up his new material and old favorites. 

And there’s always some new impressions keeping up with the recent news and events.

One shtick that is always funny is his “Political” commentary.

Whenever he is going to “talk politics”, Rich suddenly burst into his special number, “Sing a Little song about Washington” pausing for impressions of Clinton,

President Bush- senior and junior, Carter, Reagan, and Nixon. 

 Rich understands politicians with an ability to choose the funny side of politics. 

He dances around and sometimes marches to the beat of the music.

 

GEORGE BURNS IMPRESSION

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Interview: Murray Sawchuck-America’s Got Talent semi-finalist,Part#1-

May 29th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Murray Sawchuck-America's Got Talent, Semi-finalist

By Sandy Zimmerman

I was happy to see Murray Sawchuck again and followed my GPS directions to his home.

Before entering I asked, “Murray, you perform illusions with tigers and other wild animals, do you keep any wild animals in your home?” I didn’t know what to expect.

Murray laughed, “No, only two Chihuahuas, that’s as dangerous as it gets.

It was a charming home with exceptionally big rooms, high ceilings, and plenty of space for comfort but not for disappearing a train or any of his other grand illusions. Murray’s memorabilia and souvenirs of his trips filled the walls. Upstairs he had a great balcony-style view of the living room. Outside there was a golf tee and garden.

Murray, “I love living here in Las Vegas.  The yard is my yoga, a place for me to relax.

Sandy, “You have a new title as Historical Magic Consultant for the Pawn Stars television program on the History Channel.”

Murray, “People bring items in to be pawned, whenever the Pawn Stars have memorabilia or anything that is magic related they bring it to me. I examine the memorabilia to determine whether the item is real and authenticate it.”




Ricky Martin’s Show was Hot . . . Hot . . . Hot!

May 20th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show.)

Ricky Martin brought all of the passion of his “Musica + Alma + Sexo” show to Caesars Palace’s Colosseum Theater. From the moment the show opened with a video of Ricky bound in chains struggling to free himself to the frantic beat of his finale, Ricky’s show was Hot . . . Hot . . . Hot!

The excitement built into a frenzy of sensual dancing and pulsating music. With such a high energy performance and seemingly non-stop action, each number became more explicit than the last. They named the show “Musica + Alma + Sexo” (Music, Soul and Sex), a perfect description of what to expect. The stage was “on-fire” with Ricky and his dancers in their daring interpretations of each song.

I enjoyed the uncontrollable, frantic emotion of the dancing combined with Ricky’s raw animal magnetism. His performance touched the audience and I think Ricky will gain many new fans. He really took command of the stage.

It seemed like a simple three tiered metallic scaffold bridge setting divided into nine squares but Ricky can make anything exciting. Ricky and his dancers slid down poles and moved about the squares using them as props for their choreography. Even the shirtless guitarists joined in the dancing while playing.

(Photo by RM)

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Paula Poundstone is Different!

May 15th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show.)

I had a chance to interview comedian Paula Poundstone before

her show and felt she had a refreshing “honesty” about herself.

Paula spoke to me just as she did to the audience at the Suncoast

Hotel.

“My act is autobiographical. I talk about raising three kids and

16 cats.

Just like every other parent, I try to strike that balance.

Fortunately I love my work and I love taking care of my kids so

those are my two favorite things to do which is lucky because

that’s all I ever get to do except for an occasional game of ping

pong.”

Sixteen cats are a lot of cats and a lot of litter boxes!

She complained, “A lot of people say ‘how did you get 16 cats?’

I’ll tell you exactly how I got 16 cats, I had 15 and I got one more.

I swear, I sift litter so much I have a callous on my hand.

I’m a trained professional sifter which is ironic because I never

enjoyed the beach that much.

Sifting is my main job.



Enjoy an Enchanted Evening

May 3rd, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show.)

The Tropicana Hotel’s showroom was filled with the soulful

sounds of seven-time Grammy award winner Gladys Knight.

She sang about love with so much feeling you realize

it came from her heart.


With such intensity of her emotions and an earthiness in her

voice, Gladys’ new show “A Mic and a Light” brought the “real”

Gladys Knight.

Gladys’ warm friendly introduction set the mood,

“Welcome to my house.

I am honored, excited, and all of those things.

We have got things to do and places to go.

Tonight I’m gonna’ take you back where we started.”

That’s exactly what the audience wanted and they showed

their appreciation.

Beginning with a stirring “Midnight Train to Georgia”, Gladys’

musical selections included “You’re the Best thing that ever

happened to me”, “The Way we were”, and many of her classic

hits as well as songs from her new album.

Bubba Knight is featured in the show.

I interviewed Merald Bubba Knight, Gladys’ oldest brother

during the VIP/Media party before the show.

Bubba was excited, “The show’s title “A Mic and a Light” means

just that.

Early days- Gladys Knight and the Pips-

We’ve seen so many of the other performer’s shows with

fireworks, people getting shot from canons and fanfare.

Gladys said, ‘I’m going to eliminate all of that and sing to the people.

It is just going to be me, a light and a mic.

I am going to do what my gift is and just sing.’

The audience loves her songs.

Those songs are invaluable, priceless and she does such an

outstanding job with them.  It is the best of R&B and Soul!




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Terry Fator’s Latest Personality

April 28th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos: Mirage)

“America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator has created a special

personality for each of his character puppets and like “real

people”, the puppets have their own background stories.


Just before Terry brings out each puppet, he provides a peek into

its imaginary life to prepare us for their grand entrance as his

co-stars with special segues when the puppet is ready to be

dramatically carried off the stage.

Terry has the remarkable ability to quickly become each of these

lovable characters as we get to know them better.

With 9 different character puppets, hopefully Terry doesn’t

suddenly wake up at night trying to remember, “Who am I?”

If Terry can keep all of his personalities in order, he has just

added number 10, a new character puppet called Berry Fabulous

to celebrate his second anniversary at the Mirage Resort.

Berry Fabulous is outrageous and seems to rate a special

entrance as he is brought on stage inside a walk-in wardrobe closet.  Terry Fator’s puppets are each very unique.



The James Bond Wine Table

May 15th, 2010 • by admin
When you visit Del Friscos, do not miss seeing the most amazing $1.2 million dollar James Bond table. Looking like a normal table at first, Jacque touched her remote control pad and the table suddenly opened to present the James Bond OO7 Films Wine Collection. Eighteen magnums of Cabernet wine from Napa Valley wineries each represent different Bond films. These one- of-a kind bottles are each laser-edged.

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