Jeff Civillico to go ‘Over the Edge’ at Planet Hollywood
BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun
Daredevil juggling headliner Jeff Civillico will throw himself off the roof of Planet Hollywood on Friday afternoon in a crazy, never-been-done-before stunt to raise funds for Special Olympics of Nevada.
“It’s completely crazy,” Jeff told me. This will be his third year of the “Over the Edge” insanity rappelling down the side of the casino resort.
Last year, the Quad stage star rode his unicycle off the roof, but this year he will top that by juggling — or as he calls it “rappuggling” — the entire way down.
“I’m passionate about giving back to the Las Vegas community, so we’re hoping the stunt will raise significant funds and more awareness for Special Olympics here,” he added.
Within hours of posting the challenge on his website, Jeff’s fans had raised the $1,000 minimum he needed to participate. Now it’s a question of how much more money the wacky stunt can generate.
After less than one month, ‘Georgia on My Mind’ to close Oct. 15 at Venetian
BY: John Katsliomentes/Las Vegas Sun
This is what happens when you run out of time to sell enough tickets to turn a profit: You "adjust."
Laden with talent but stagnant at the box office, “Georgia on My Mind” is closing next Wednesday at the Venetian Theater.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the hotel announced: “The show calendar for 'Georgia on My Mind — Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles' has been adjusted to better reflect audience sales patterns for the groundbreaking show. This limited-engagement production will wrap at the Venetian Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 15, giving fans an opportunity to enjoy a final performance before the show officially ends its Vegas run.”
The Bellagio is beginning to remodel all 403 suites in its main tower, the final piece of a major project that started about three years ago, the resort announced today.
The suites will be spruced up with “high-style surfaces” and a new color palette, among other changes, according to a statement from the Bellagio. Work should be finished in February, with reservations available in early November.
“A great deal of thought went into every element of these spaces and we’re thrilled to begin the final phase of this project,” Randy Morton, the Bellagio’s president and chief operating officer, said in the statement.
The work is part of a $165 million project. In 2013, Bellagio finished remodeling 928 rooms in the hotel’s Spa Tower and in 2012, it finished work on 2,568 rooms in the Bellagio Tower.
Limelight brings the world of black and white silent films to vivid technicolor life through the art of contemporary burlesque in a mix of singing, dancing, comedy and magic that rekindles the feel and energy of the roaring 20s with a seductive edge.
Tickets are on sale now for a limited engagement at The Plaza Hotel & Casino every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m.
Event is ongoing: Until Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Fridays at 10 p.m.
Saturdays at 10 p.m.
Where: Plaza Hotel and Casino, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas