A CADRE OF HARRAHS ENTERTAINMENT
PERFORMERS will take to the stage in the Penn & Teller
Theatre at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Nov. 27 in a
benefit for the companys Gulf Coast employees who were displaced by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The event, hosted by Earl Turner, a
frequent Harrahs New Orleans performer, will feature some of Las
Vegas most popular entertainers, including Clint Holmes, George
Wallace, Mac King, Max Alexander, the Scintas, the Second City,
Society of Seven and the casts of Skintight, Tony n Tinas Wedding,
Jubilee! and Erocktica. Tickets, priced at $25, $50 and $65, are
available at all Harrahs Entertainment Inc. box offices or by
calling (702) 777-7776.
SONGSTRESS GLADYS KNIGHT ended her run Saturday at the
Flamingo Las Vegas. Beginning Nov. 24 and continuing through Dec.
23, the Flamingo Showroom will host Wayne Newton and his holiday
show. Tickets are priced at $65 and $75; in addition, a limited
number of Golden Circle tickets are available for $100, which
includes a meet-and-greet and photo with Mr. Las Vegas himself.
Ticket prices include tax but exclude handling fee. For more
information or to purchase tickets, call (800) 221-7299 or (702)
HBO AND AEG
LIVE have teamed up to present The Comedy Festival, a
three-day event featuring more than 50 shows as well as other
special events and screenings at Caesars Palace and the Flamingo
Las Vegas. Highlights of the TBS-sponsored event, slated for Nov.
17 through 19, include performances by Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart,
George Lopez, Dennis Miller and Bill Maher as well as a tribute to
Jerry Seinfeld, who will receive the first The Comedian award. Also
on tap will be the Founders event, hosted by Larry King, which will
take audience members on a trip through the history of comedy in
Las Vegas through clips, performance and a question-and-answer
session with Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, Shecky Greene, Jerry
Lewis, George Carlin -- all live on stage -- and Phyllis Diller and
Don Rickles via satellite. Lena Prima and her band also will recall
memories of Louis Prima and Sam Butera. For a festival schedule or
to purchase individual show tickets, visit www.thecomedyfestival.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or phone (877) TCF-FEST.
Exclusive festival travel packages also are available at www.vegas.com.
THE IMAX THEATRE
AT LUXOR RESORT & CASINO was scheduled yesterday to
debut a new 3-D film, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
3-D. Produced and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Tom
Hanks, the film transports viewers to the lunar surface to walk
alongside the 12 astronauts who have traveled to the moon. The
movie is shown at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. For more
information or to purchase tickets, visit www.luxor.com.
AGENTS WHO BOOK
TICKETS for either Le Reve or Avenue Q at Wynn Las Vegas
will receive a 10% commission. In addition, the former will be dark
Dec. 6 through Dec. 20. The 90-minute show will resume its regular
schedule -- two performances at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays
through Wednesdays -- on Dec. 21. For more information or to make
reservations, call (899) 770-7919. For groups of 15 people or more,
phone (702) 770-3724.