Posts tagged as: Jubilee

Jubilee to return March 17 at Bally’s Las Vegas

Jubilee to return March 17 at Bally’s Las Vegas

The last of the Vegas showgirl revues, Jubilee is returning to the Strip March 17. Jubilee opened in July 1981 and had remained virtually untouched since. Last year, Bally’s announced the iconic showgirl production would be refreshed under the direction of Frank Gatson Jr., noted for his work as singer Beyoncé Knowles’ choreographer. The show [...]

Behind the 50 voices of Vegas headliner Véronic

Behind the 50 voices of Vegas headliner Véronic

Véronic DiCaire wows audiences with her spot-on impressions of such legendary singers as Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Cher, Whitney Houston and Annie Lennox, along with pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and Katy Perry. During her performance inside the Jubilee! Theatre at Bally’s, she effortlessly moves from voice to voice, stunning [...]

New Jubilee! director promises to honor Vegas show creator’s legacy

New Jubilee! director promises to honor Vegas show creator’s legacy

It’s been a long time coming. After 32 years, showgirl production Jubilee! is entering the contemporary world of shows on the Las Vegas Strip – and with it could lose its designation as a topless revue. To watch Jubilee! today is like stepping back in time, a “Twilight Zone” sort of experience, complete with 1970s [...]

Auditions are a way of life for artists in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Auditions are a way of life for artists in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Several years ago, I auditioned for a Vegas run of “STOMP” — a show that featured dancer-percussionists making music with their bodies and everyday objects like pipes and brooms. Dozens of 20- and 30-somethings lined up outside a warehouse-style strip mall unit in Las Vegas’ Chinatown, some carrying manila folders containing resumes and head shots, [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Kat Day is a living testament to the glamour that built the Las Vegas Strip and to the power and perfection that allowed Vegas showgirls to become icons of feminine strength and beauty. “When they opened the El Rancho, they really didn’t have anything but a dirt road to pull people down here (to the [...]

‘Jubilee!’ showgirls bring Vegas history to audiences today

‘Jubilee!’ showgirls bring Vegas history to audiences today

The showgirls at “Jubilee!” do more than perform. They’re living relics. Adorned in sequins, feathers and Swarovski crystals, the dancers in “Jubilee!” at Bally’s are an iconic part of the city’s history. Behind the statuesque beauties are years of tradition that have shaped what the Las Vegas showgirl means to people around the world. “It’s [...]

Vegas remembers 100 years of Titanic

Vegas remembers 100 years of Titanic

Before the “Twilight” movie series craze with Team Jacob and Team Edward, everyone was crazy about Team Jack – as in Jack and Rose from James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster hit, “Titanic.” I remember being a sophomore in high school, completely smitten with the love story between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s fictional characters. While the [...]

Ode to the Vegas showgirl: ‘Jubilee’ celebrates 30 years in Sin City

Ode to the Vegas showgirl: ‘Jubilee’ celebrates 30 years in Sin City

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Nothing epitomizes Vegas more than the showgirl. Adorned in skin-hugging sequins, flamboyant feathers and sultry stage make-up, these statuesque icons embody all of the glamour and sexy appeal that characterize Vegas. Audiences on the Las Vegas Strip got their first look at showgirls as we know them today with the opening [...]

Top 10 Vegas Must-dos

Top 10 Vegas Must-dos

When you visit Las Vegas, the choices can be overwhelming. The city offers some of the best restaurants, shops, nightclubs, entertainment and sightseeing in the world. Everywhere you look there’s something new and exciting to do, so where do you start? To make it easier for you, our staff has compiled a list of what [...]

Guide to Vegas: City has something for everyone

Guide to Vegas: City has something for everyone

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that there is something for everyone to enjoy no matter what your interests are. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Vegas regular, or you’ve never been here, there’s always something new to check out and probably something you haven’t tried yet. Whatever kind of trip you’re [...]

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