By: Brock Radke | Las Vegas Sun
Lady Gaga is bringing her acclaimed “Jazz & Piano” residency show back to Dolby Live at Park MGM, and she’s doing it very soon. The Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner announced this week that she’ll be back on the Strip on August 31 for the first of a dozen performances this year, continuing at Dolby Live through September and into early October. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 4. Gaga recently posted a heartfelt tribute to the late Tony Bennett, her frequent collaborator in recent years including at live performances in Las Vegas, writing: “With Tony, I got to live my life in a time warp. Tony & I had this magical power. We transported ourselves to another era, modernized the music together, & gave it all new life as a singing duo. But it wasn’t an act. Our relationship was very real. … If I could say anything to the world about this I would say don’t discount your elders, don’t leave them behind when things change. Don’t flinch when you feel sad, just keep going straight ahead, sadness is part of it. Take care of your elders and I promise you will learn something special.”
Here are some more Vegas entertainment event announcements from earlier this week: modern-retro act Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine will perform at the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort on September 8; soul legend Anita Baker lands at Dolby Live on October 6 and 7; singer Christopher Cross returns to the stage at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms on October 15; the Jonas Brothers announced a second Las Vegas concert tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 27; and Mannheim Steamroller returns to the Orleans Arena on December 29.
Clark County’s Wedding Capital of the World 70th Anniversary Celebration has unveiled the entertainment lineup for the planned extravaganza on September 3 at Caesars Palace, and it’s a powerful collection of some of our favorite local stars. Dennis Bono, the Bronx Wanderers, Bob Anderson, the Righteous Brothers, Travis Cloer, Anne Martinez, Earl Turner, Clint Holmes, Lorena Peril and Chris Phillips are all scheduled to take the stage during the “Las Vegas Will You Marry Me” production, which also features the original song of the same name written by Dan Slider. The festivities will also include a mass vow renewal for couples, brunch and a wedding cake provided by Buddy Valastro, and more entertainment, with proceeds from the event benefitting the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. For tickets and more information, weddings.vegas/event/.