Ste­fani stoked for Planet Hol­ly­wood run

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - MORN­ING BRIEF­ING - JOHN KAT­SILOMETES

APRIL 1997 when the band filled Thomas & Mack Cen­ter. Even arena of­fi­cials were sur­prised at the wide­spread pop­u­lar­ity of this emerg­ing ska band from Or­ange County, Calif.

Hav­ing built an im­pres­sive ca­reer with No Doubt and be­yond, su­per­star Gwen Ste­fani is back with her “Gwen Ste­fani — Just a Girl” ex­tended en­gage­ment at Zap­pos The­ater at Planet Hol­ly­wood Re­sort. The 25-show se­ries opens with three per­for­mances June 27-30. Shows con­tinue in July, De­cem­ber (in­clud­ing New Year’s Eve), Fe­bru­ary and March.

“To be able to do a show in Ve­gas is such an in­cred­i­ble honor. Grow­ing up in Ana­heim, Cal­i­for­nia, I could never have imag­ined one day hav­ing my own Ve­gas res­i­dency,” Ste­fani said in a state­ment. “I have been so for­tu­nate to tour through­out my ca­reer, but to cre­ate a show for Ve­gas is some­thing I’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced and I can’t wait.”

Ste­fani will per­form songs through her en­tire ca­reer in a show de­signed ex­pressly for Zap­pos The­ater (the for­mer Axis the­ater, re­named in Fe­bru­ary). As part of her res­i­dency, Ste­fani will do­nate $1 of ev­ery ticket sold to the Las Ve­gas Cure 4 The Kids Foun­da­tion, which treats chil­dren with life-threat­en­ing dis­eases.

Ste­fani has also ap­peared with No Doubt and solo at the Pearl at the Palms, at both Joints at the Hard Rock Ho­tel and head­lined Rock in Rio in 2015. In a mem­o­rable mo­ment from Novem­ber 2001, the band opened for U2, also at the Thomas & Mack Cen­ter, and Ste­fani later joined Bono for a spir­ited cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Go­ing On?”

Logic is in!

The NHL made it of­fi­cial Mon­day. Rap­per Logic will host a free per­for­mance at Toshiba Plaza at T-mo­bile Arena at 5 p.m. Wed­nes­day, lead­ing into the Golden Knights’ Stan­ley Cup play­offs opener against the Los An­ge­les Kings.

Billed “The 2018 Stan­ley Cup Play­offs Party,” the con­cert is open to the pub­lic, all ages, and no ticket is re­quired. The con­cert is pre­sented as the open­ing to the en­tire Cup play­offs and tied to the Golden Knights’ first-ever post­sea­son game.

Marino goes in­ter­ac­tive

The in­dis­putable “Queen of the Strip,” Frank Marino, and his stage show “Di­vas

Las Ve­gas” are giv­ing fans a be­hind-the-scenes look at his lav­ishly ap­pointed dress­ing room at The Linq Ho­tel. Dur­ing this video tour, Marino is al­low­ing his on­line au­di­ence on Face­book Live to vote for which leg­ends will be por­trayed in each show, which is per­formed at 4 p.m. Tues­days, Fri­days and Satur­days; and 9:30 p.m. Mon­days, Wed­nes­days, Thurs­days and Sun­days.

Marino is also about to re­lease his mem­oir, “Drags to Riches,” in May. The book is an ex­ten­sive ac­count of his 33-year ca­reer as a Strip head­liner.

On the topic of head­lin­ers …

Siegfried & Roy were among the at­ten­dees at Sun­day’s pre­miere of “Opium” at Rose. Rab­bit. Lie. at The Cos­mopoli­tan of Las Ve­gas. The leg­endary duo was seated in a VIP box, where I stopped by to visit prior to the per­for­mance.

Siegfried asked me if I’d seen the show dur­ing previews. I told him I had.

“And? How was it?” he asked.

“It’s weird, Siegfried,” I said. “Good!” he said. “I like weird!”

So, I ex­pect he loved “Opium,” and I know the cast loved meet­ing S&R after the show.

No. 250? Wow!

“WOW,” the va­ri­ety show with the aquatic stage, is wad­ing to its 250th per­for­mance at the Rio on April

22. As its di­rec­tor, Hanoch Rosenn, said just be­fore its Septem­ber open­ing, “The wa­ter is more like an el­e­ment of the show. I wouldn’t call it a wa­ter show, per se. It’s an el­e­ment in the show, but many acts are dry.” Rosenn will be on hand to cel­e­brate the 250th show.

Cool Hang Alert

Ron­nie Rose, a mas­ter of Ve­gas lounges for many a year, head­lines “Four Women and a Man” at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day at the Copa Room at Boot­leg­ger Bistro. Rose is joined by Rita Lim, C.C. Spencer, Dana Daye and Amanda King.

Rose is a throw­back who has per­formed at var­i­ous venues around the city (Stir­ling Club at Turn­berry Place, Ital­ian Amer­i­can Club and East­side Lounge at En­core

Las Ve­gas among them). The man knows how to win over a room. Tick­ets are $35 for re­served seat­ing; $25 gen­eral ad­mis­sion.

John Kat­silometes’ col­umn runs daily in the A sec­tion. Con­tact him at jkat­silometes@ re­viewjour­nal.com. Fol­low @john­nykats on Twit­ter, @ John­nykats1 on In­sta­gram. As of 9 p.m. Mon­day:

1. Bel­la­gio made a choco­late Golden Knights’ Marc-an­dre Fleury

Bel­la­gio Patis­serie de­buted a choco­late sculp­ture of goalie Mar­cAn­dre Fleury on Mon­day, just in time for the play­offs. 2. Woman, teen killed by bounc­ing tire on U.S. 95 in Las Ve­gas ID’D

The Clark County coro­ner’s of­fice on Mon­day iden­ti­fied the two peo­ple who were killed Satur­day night when a tire fell off an­other ve­hi­cle and hit their car on U.S. High­way 95 in the cen­tral Las Ve­gas Val­ley. 3. At­tempted re­call of Nevada sen­a­tors fails after sig­na­ture re­view

The at­tempted ouster of two Demo­cratic state sen­a­tors failed to qual­ify after a court-or­dered full re­view of the sig­na­tures sub­mit­ted.

4. Se­cu­rity guard hurt stop­ping mail­box van­dals in south­west Las Ve­gas

Las Ve­gas po­lice in­ves­ti­gated Mon­day morn­ing after a group of would-be mail thieves hit a se­cu­rity guard with a ve­hi­cle at a cen­tral val­ley apart­ment com­plex.

5. Ex­pect heavy traf­fic in Las Ve­gas dur­ing NAB Show

Lo­cal trans­porta­tion of­fi­cials are pre­par­ing for roughly 103,000 con­ven­tion­eers from 160 coun­tries to de­scend on

Las Ve­gas this week for the an­nual gath­er­ing of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Broad­cast­ers, known as the NAB Show. As of 9 p.m. Mon­day:

1. Bel­la­gio Patis­serie has cre­ated a life-size replica of Marc-an­dre Fleury out of choco­late

As­sis­tant ex­ec­u­tive pas­try chefs Yamilet Hillers and Jerome Ja­cob worked for five weeks on the life-size sculp­ture.

2. Las Ve­gas po­lice look­ing for rob­bery sus­pects

Au­thor­i­ties are look­ing for three men who po­lice said used a weapon on their vic­tims in a re­cent string of rob­beries across the Las Ve­gas Val­ley.

3. Fa­mous Las Ve­gas un­der­ground house

It’s one of Las Ve­gas’ most fa­mous homes and one shrouded in mys­tery that few peo­ple have ever seen.

Tom Donoghue

Gwen Ste­fani, shown at T-mo­bile Arena on Aug. 19, 2016, will be­gin a se­ries of 25 shows at Planet Hol­ly­wood Re­sort on June 27.

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