Con­certs

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AN IN­TI­MATE EVENING WITH SAN­TANA: GREAT­EST HITS LIVE— Over his 40-year ca­reer, Grammy award-win­ner Car­los San­tana has sold more than 90 mil­lion records. He plays all his best-loved hits, and what are set to be new clas­sics, in a show­case per­for­mance. May 17, 19-21, 24, 26-28, 8 pm. $99$154. House of Blues, 702.632.7600. THE AUS­TRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW— A con­tem­po­rary ret­ro­spec­tive of all things Bee Gees, com­plete with video clips, live cam­era im­ages and stun­ning graph­ics. Sa-Th, 7 pm. $44.95-$59.95. Ex­cal­ibur, 702.597.7600.

BILLY IDOL: FOR­EVER— Singer Billy Idol will be danc­ing with him­self when he takes the stage at House of Blues. The show fea­tures mu­sic from his days fronting the sem­i­nal Bri­tish punk band Gen­er­a­tion X to his hits the world has come to know and love, in­clud­ing “Rebel Yell,” “White Wed­ding,” “Danc-

ing With My­self,” and many more. May 3, 5- 6, 10, 12-13, 7 pm. Tick­ets start at $79.50. House of Blues at Man­dalay Bay, 702.632.7600.

BRIT­NEY: PIECE OF ME— The pop princess’ over-thetop pro­duc­tion show, which fea­tures the largest in­door im­mer­sive stage pro­jec­tion in the world, which lit­er­ally in­cor­po­rates Brit­ney into what­ever scene she wishes. May 3, 5- 6, 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20, 9 pm. $84-$500.

CE­LINE DION— Not many stars can drop their last name and still be known to the world. Singer Ce­line Dion is one who can, bring­ing not only her big hits such as “My Heart Goes On,” “I Sur­ren­der,” “Where Does My Heart Beat Now” and “It’s All Com­ing Back to Me Now/ The Power of Love” but cov­ers of “Beauty & The Beast,” “All By My­self” and “Pur­ple Rain,” all backed by 31 mu­si­cians in a full orches­tra. Touch­ing trib­utes to her late hus­band, René Angélil, her chil­dren and her ca­reer just make this a treat for any Ce­line fan. May 9, 12-13, 1617, 19-20, 23-24, 26-28, 30-31, 7:30 pm. Start at $55. The Colos­seum at Caesars Palace, 1.866.320.9763.

CHER— Os­car win­ning singer Cher re­turns to Las Ve­gas after a six-year hia­tus from her res­i­dent show at Caesars Palace that lasted three years. The “If I Could Turn Back Time” singer brings her clas­sic songs Feb. 8 for nine dates. See her per­form May 3, 5- 6, 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20, 8 pm. Tick­ets start at $55. Park The­ater, Monte Carlo, 866.740.7711.

DONNY & MARIE— This stylish and heart­felt brother & sis­ter act show­cases the duo’s many tal­ents across dance, com­edy and mul­ti­ple gen­res of mu­sic. Tu-Sa, 7:30 pm. $116.50-$306. Flamingo, 702.733.3333.

EL­TON JOHN: THE MIL­LION DOL­LAR PI­ANO— The mil­lion dol­lar pi­ano at cen­ter stage that El­ton John plays is prac­ti­cally another char­ac­ter in the show with its 68 LED Yamaha video screens flick­er­ing along with the tunes. At 3,200 pounds, it weighs al­most as much as a car. But Blos­som, as Sir John calls her, digs into his big­gest hits, in­clud­ing “Your Song,” “Ben­nie and the Jets,” “Levon,” “Rocket Man” and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.” Go ahead and sing and dance along. May 1, 3-5, 7:30 pm. Starts at $49.50. The Colos­seum at Caesars, 888.435.8665.

NEW GORDIE BROWN LIVE— Stars such as Jack Ni­chol­son, Paul Si­mon, Neil Di­a­mond, Bill Clin­ton and even Johnny Mathis singing Led Zep­pelin’s “Stair­way to Heaven” make an ap­pear­ance in im­pres­sion­ist Gordie Brown’s show. 7 pm Tu-Th, Sa-Su. $59-$79. Planet Hol­ly­wood Cabaret The­ater, 702.777.2782.

GOSPEL BRUNCH— In­spir­ing gospel per­for­mances that will get you up on your feet! They’re paired with a soul­ful se­lec­tion of South­ern-style foods served up buf­fet style. Su, 10 am & 1 pm. $59.95. House of Blues at Man­dalay Bay, 702.632.7600.

HU­MAN NATURE: JUKE­BOX— Four Aus­tralian sen­sa­tions per­form doo-wop clas­sics, the great­est Mo­town hits and boy-band clas­sics in the ul­ti­mate juke­box party. Tu-Sa, 7 pm. $49.95-$99.95. The Vene­tian, 702.414.9000.

JEN­NIFER LOPEZ— A “Jenny From the Block” party full of dance, hip hop, Latin and pop mu­sic. Mee­tand-greets avail­able. May 24, 26-28, 31, 9 pm. $59$219. Planet Hol­ly­wood Re­sort, 702.777.2782.

JOHN FOGERTY: FOR­TU­NATE SON—“Born on the Bayou” and “Cen­ter­field” singer brings a lim­ited-

en­gage­ment res­i­dency to Las Ve­gas. Ex­pect songs such as “Proud Mary” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” among the Cree­dence Clearwater Re­vival clas­sics and the solo hits he’ll per­form. May 19-20, 24, 27-28. 8 pm. Start at $59.50 Wynn Las Ve­gas, 702.770.9966. Wynn Las Ve­gas, 702.770.9966.

NEW JOUR­NEY—“Don’t Stop Believin’” be­cause Jour­ney sure hasn’t. Get the lighters ready for rock bal­lads such as “Open Arms” and “Faith­fully” or sim­ply rock out to “Only the Young,” “Wheel in the Sky” and “Any Way You Want It.” Head to the May 3, 10 and 17 shows for front to back per­for­mances of “Es­cape” and “Fron­tiers.” May 3, 5- 6, 10, 12-13, 27, 19-20, 7 pm. Tick­ets start at $59.50. The Joint at the Hard Rock Ho­tel, 702.693.5000.

MJ LIVE— A show that cap­tures the essence of the King of Pop live in con­cert. Re­live his big­gest hits, dance moves and phe­nom­e­nal voice. Nightly, 7 pm. Tick­ets start at $49.95. Strato­sphere, 702.380.7777.

PUR­PLE REIGN: THE UL­TI­MATE PRINCE TRIB­UTE

SHOW— A 90-minute show packed with hits from the Pur­ple One from one of Ve­gas’ most beloved bands. W-Sa, 9 pm. 18+. $49-$69. West­gate, 800.222.5361.

RAID­ING THE ROCK VAULT— Mem­bers of some of the great­est rock bands get to­gether to jam to some of the clas­sic an­thems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hen­drix, Led Zep­pelin, Bos­ton, Kansas, U2, Aero­smith, Van Halen, AC/DC and more. “Raid­ing the Rock Vault” brings a ro­tat­ing ros­ter of per­form­ers. Shows Sa–W, 8:30 pm. Tick­ets start at $69. Vinyl at the Hard Rock Ho­tel, 702.693.5222.

THE RIGHT­EOUS BROTH­ERS— Bill Med­ley and Bucky Heard bring “blue-eyed soul” to Las Ve­gas. W-F, 6 pm; Sa, 7:30 pm. $39-$125. Har­rah’s Las Ve­gas, 702.777.2782

THE SCINTAS— Pays homage to the icons of the mu­sic world. May 19, 20, 26, 27, 8:45 pm. $29-$99. Plaza Ho­tel, 702.386.2507.

WAYNE NEW­TON: UP CLOSE AND PER­SONAL— The le­gendary en­ter­tainer shows off his vast mu­si­cal tal­ents—from singing his hit “Danke Shoen” to play­ing the many mu­si­cal in­stru­ments he’s per­fected. He also shares me­mories from his 50+ years in the in­dus­try. Call for per­for­mance dates; all shows be­gin at 7:30 pm. Tick­ets start at $75; a VIP pack­age, which in­cludes a meet-and-greet with New­ton, is $150. Bally’s, 702.777.2782.

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