Photos By Denise Truscello

Christine’s Vegas Carousel: A Week in Review

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From 9 to 90!

Vegas is a twelve-month, twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week playground that covers a broad spectrum of entertainment that includes something for everybody: from toddlers to tottering retirees. Here’s a brief summary of three shows recommend for all age groups; followed by a show for adults only. Where, oh where, can you go from “9” to “90” within just a few city blocks? In Vegas, baby!


***Lady Antebellum***

‘Our Kind Of Vegas’ 

Photos By Denise TruscelloThe Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater has been graced with the residency of several of the finest musicians to come out of Nashville and the South in general. Vocalist Hillary Scott’s pure and true contralto has made the Grammy-winning country group,  Lady Antebellum, internationally renown with  hits like “Need You Now” and “Looking For A Good Time”.

The group is composed of Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin). Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Kelley is the brother of pop singer Josh Kelley.

During a recent performance, in addition to the mesmerizing vocal harmonies, a stellar band and special guest appearances, the two lead singers engaged the audience with humorous chitchat about how their lives—and their lyrics—have changed since both became parents. How does one explain to a child, “It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk, and I need you now”? (It’s all for the sake of art?) The proud parents each took a moment to salute their children who were in the audience.

Our Kind of Vegas, which  launched Feb. 8, 2019 at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater, is the first Country act to headline the venue. The Lady Antebellum trio combines their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging.  This is a show that is certain to appeal to all ages and all lovers of really good music.

OUR KIND OF VEGAS 2019 Schedule 

♠Feb. 8, 9, 13, 15, 16

♣May 10, 11, 15, 17, 18

♥Aug. 23, 24, 28, 30, 31

Buy your tickets HERE


The Bronx Wanderers Alight at the LINQ

Rockin’ In The Seats

If you’re in the mood for rock and roll and some instinctive chair dancing, a proud fatherfather and sons trio from the Bronx and his two talented sons have your back. It’s all good vibes and great energy with Vinny Adinolfi, Vinny “the Kid”, and Nickie “Styx”, performing nightly at the LINQ, Las Vegas.

Backed by a six-piece band, the Bronx Wanderers bring the nostalgia of the 50s, 60s, and 70s up close and personal with a show that rocks you from head to toe. Vinny intersperses favorite rock hits with personal snippets from his early professional life as a gold-record producer, label executive and publisher. It’s all in the genes and this trio wears it well. Recommended for all ages.

For tickets and show times click HERE


Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream

Spellbinding Love and Illusion

magician and celebsAward-winning magic show, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, hosted a magical grand debut event to commemorate its move to Bally’s Las Vegas’ Windows Showroom.

Internationally-renowned illusionist and former Cirque du Soleil star, Xavier Mortimer, along with French celebrity and the show’s producer, Alex Goude, welcomed media, entertainers and guests to the celebration of the spellbinding production’s transition to the larger theater. Mortimer’s revamped performance introduced new reality-defying visuals and interactive audience participation.

The 70-minute production, which debuted at Planet Hollywood in 2016, depicts Mortimer’s dream world and his quest to win the affection of his love interest, Belle, played by Allie Sparks, through 14 acts of astounding illusions, eccentric characters, dancing and animations, all set to an original soundtrack composed by Mortimer and Maxime Rodriquez.

Show times for Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream are at 6 p.m. from Saturday through Thursday in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Tickets may be purchased at the Bally’s box office, online HERE  or by calling 702.777.2782. Guests of all ages are welcome.


The Naked Magicians

Now You See It….

The Naked Magicians celebrated the grand opening of their first-ever Las Vegas residency at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Friday, Feb. 22 with a night of magic, muscles and endless laughs. Guests heralded the arrival of the show’s stars, Mikesemi naked magicians Tyler and Christopher Wayne, with a “stripped-down” affair at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club attended by celebrities including Melody Sweets, Mac King, Eric Jordan Young, Gerry McCambridge, The Australian Bee Gees and the ladies of Fantasy.

Leaving little more to the imagination than their magical feats, Tyler and Wayne had guests rolling in the aisles, as they brought a whole new meaning to the phrase, “now you see it,” and proved that while good magicians don’t need sleeves, great magicians don’t need pants.

Two of Australia’s most famous magicians, Tyler and Wayne have performed and undressed for millions of fans in more than 200 cities and seven countries in high-profile locations including London’s world-famous West End, since following the requests of several boisterous audience members to make their clothes disappear.

The Naked Magicians performs Wednesday through Monday, dark Tuesday, at 10 p.m. inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Tickets start at $54.95 (plus tax and fees) and Nevada residents receive a 30% discount.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE

For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195.  All audience members must be 21 years or older.