The pit is closed for the Dealertainers at the Quad
BY: John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun
The show’s closed for the once-groundbreaking Dealertainer lineup at the Quad.
The approximately 30 dealers and performers who worked the Dealertainer pit at the hotel were reportedly told in a meeting Monday that the program would be ending effective immediately.
The Dealertainer Pit was introduced in September 2003 at the then-Imperial Palace (now the Quad). Those who performed in the Dealertainer Pit were told that they could continue as dealers on a part-time basis.
New burlesque musical cast is ready for ‘Limelight’ at Plaza
BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun
Photo credit: TOM DONOGHUE / DONOGHUEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
Charlie Chaplin with his “Little Tramp” persona was one of the most important figures of the film industry’s Silent Era. His fame came after a London childhood of poverty hardships, an absent father and a mother who was sent to a mental asylum. Twice before the age of 9, Charlie was in a workhouse.
By 1918, he had become one of the most famous figures in the world and in 1919 co-founded United Artists, which gave him complete control of his movies including “The Kid,” “The Gold Rush” and the satire of Adolf Hitler with “The Great Dictator.” He wrote, directed, produced, edited, composed the music and starred in most of his films, including the epic “Limelight” in 1952.
However, because of FBI investigations into allegations that he was a Communist sympathizer, it wasn’t until 1972 that it was honored at the Academy Awards. In “Limelight,” Charlie played the role of a once-famous stage clown who becomes a washed-up drunk.
High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun
The Roaring ’20s celebrated a decade of booms and prosperous economic times. It was a nonstop party fueled with music, dancing, burlesque, vaudeville and movie stars, and the new burlesque show “Limelight” at the downtown Plaza captures it all.
“Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the audience and their legs barely miss your head.
To say the choreography is great is an understatement: It’s fun, fast, furious, delightful, dangerous, decadent and totally sexy. A topless “Benny Hill” burlesque chase is hysterical. Three beauties atop a raised metal bench are erotic, and three girls in bathtub barrels are hilarious with bubbles in place of bras.
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LIMELIGHT, Las Vegas' newest show, opened this past weekend at the iconic showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino with a VIP reception on Saturday. A high octane mix of burlesque and vaudeville, LIMELIGHT's dynamic dancing incited cheers from the crowd throughout the night. As the performers literally stepped out of the black and white screen into technicolor life, the feel and energy of the Roaring 20s was rekindled with a seductive edge.
Sabina Kelley, international pinup model, celebrity judge on Oxygen's "Best Ink" and guest star in Stratosphere's PIN UP and Kevin Burke of "Defending the Caveman" walked the red carpet with the cast before producers and performers Jodie McDonald and Danial Brown thanked guests for attending.
Evoking a beautiful silent film starlet in full black and white makeup, Felice Garcia sang "I Wanna Be Loved By You" and "Walk of Shame." Baton twirling cadet major Amy Toliver stunned the crowd with her skills while Brown, playing a bad boy Charlie Chaplin, drew laughs with his cheeky performance in a bubble bath scene. Other standout dances included a feather striptease to Squirrel Nut Zippers' "My Drag," and Janelle Monae's "Tightrope."
The full cast, including Priscilla Trammel, Carlynn Mazon, Kaitlyn Morgan and Taylor Huggins, ended the show to will.i.am's "Bang Bang" before stepping back into the world of black and white.
Tickets are on sale now at plazahotelcasino.com or 702.386.2507 for a limited engagement until Nov. 1 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m. For more information, visit limelightshow.com and follow LIMELIGHT on Twitter and Instagram at @LimelightVegas and Facebook at facebook.com/limelightshow.
Delano Las Vegas Debuts on Las Vegas Strip
The highly anticipated luxury, all-suite Delano Las Vegas debuted today bringing a touch of South Beach to The Strip. This morning, executives and employees of MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group gathered to officially unveil Las Vegas’ newest hotel.
“Delano Las Vegas marks a new chapter in the Las Vegas hotel experience, ushering in elevated levels of personalized service, style and attention to detail,” said General Manager Matthew Chilton. “We’re challenging the quintessential over-the-top Vegas experience by introducing a new brand focused on understated luxury, appealing to in-the-know travelers.,” added Chilton.
Intimate and stylish, Delano’s public spaces envelop guests in a welcoming ambiance punctuated by eclectic, playful details and a modern sensibility. Complemented by sophisticated accommodations, the non-smoking, non-gaming hotel appeals to discerning travelers from around the globe.
Jason Kalisman, Chairman of The Board of Directors at Morgans Hotel Group, stated, “The arrival of Delano to the Las Vegas Strip is a historic moment for Morgans. A Delano is so much more than just a physical structure; it is a special experience that transports guests into a world that combines fantasy and modern luxury. We are both excited and honored to be partnering with MGM Resorts International, a leader in hospitality and entertainment,