CELINE DION PERFORMANCES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE CANCELED
It is with great regret that we inform you that Celine Dion has canceled all scheduled performances, including those at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Affected performances include all announced shows scheduled through March 22, 2015.
Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and recent health issues. Since Rene's surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it's been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.
Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29. She has still not recovered from this condition.
"I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children. I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support," said Celine. “I also appreciate the understanding of my long-term partners AEG and Caesars Entertainment during this difficult time.”
Besides canceling her shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace until further notice, Celine will also cancel her tour of Asia, previously scheduled for the fall of this year.
Celine, Caesars Palace, and AEG apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.
Ticket holders for the canceled performances should be aware of the following:
Credit Cards – Orders purchased with a credit card for the canceled performance will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase.
Cash - Those who purchased tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.
Please note that Celine, The Colosseum, AXS, Caesars Palace, and AEG Live are not responsible for hotel, travel or other expenses related to the cancelations of these performances.
Australian casino mogul takes second chance on north Strip with Frontier site deal
BY: Eli Seagall/www.vegasinc.com
Australian casino mogul James Packer took a bath on the Fontainebleau, sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into the doomed Las Vegas resort that now sits blighted and unfinished.
But that didn’t turn him off from the north Strip — especially when there’s a bargain to be had.
Packer, the billionaire chairman of Crown Resorts, has teamed with former Wynn Resorts executive Andrew Pascal and investment giant Oaktree Capital Management to acquire a controlling stake in the vacant 34.6-acre former New Frontier site, just north of Fashion Show mall, with plans to build a resort there.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but Packer’s group reportedly paid $280 million — a fraction of the $1.24 billion that Israel’s El-Ad Group paid for the property in 2007, at the peak of the real estate bubble.
The Venue Las Vegas Breaks Ground in Downtown Las Vegas
The Venues Group, a premier special event and entertainment facility group, celebrated the development of its downtown Las Vegas location with a ceremonial ground-breaking event today. Executives from The Venue Scottsdale including Owner and Founder Victor Perrillo and Vice President David Twigger, along with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, commemorated The Venue Las Vegas with a brief press conference and VIP event to reveal information about the space and showcase architectural renderings of its future location, scheduled to open in February of 2015.
Since 2006, The Venue Scottsdale has been known as one of the most upscale and high-profile locations in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area to host special events, including music concerts, entertainment shows, charity galas, wedding ceremonies and receptions, meeting conventions and tradeshows, as well as social events such as proms, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Expanding on its success in Scottsdale, The Venue Las Vegas will offer the same capabilities as the original location at its new property in the heart of downtown Las Vegas in the Fremont East District.
The Venue Las Vegas will feature 36,000 square feet of unique and versatile special event and meeting space with two full stories and a rooftop patio, including six indoor and outdoor event spaces for parties that can accommodate as little as 30 or up to 2,000 guests. Featuring exterior stone work and interior urban chic décor, the state-of-the-art event space will also include a built-in stage and entertainment hall with full audio and lighting production, on-site gourmet catering with limitless culinary options, private rooms, outdoor patios, a VIP and billiards area, and V2 = Virtue & Vice Lounge, an upscale bar and lounge featuring specialty drinks and small plates. V2 = Virtue & Vice Lounge will be open to the public on a nightly basis unless occupied for a special event buyout. Primed with a highly experienced in-house event design team, The Venue Las Vegas can customize and execute creatively themed