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.