Curtain up: Absinthe, Tape Face, Alain Nu and more Vegas showbiz news


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Prepare for a lot more ‘Absinthe’ at Caesars Palace.

After struggling to return to the Spiegeltent stage at Caesars Palace not once but twice during the pandemic and celebrating his 10th anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip in April, “Absinthe“takes another big step. Starting July 4, the show will revert to its pre-pandemic nighttime schedule and, for the first time, expand to 16 shows per week. That means two shows Sunday through Thursday and three mind-blowing shows a night on Friday and Saturday. “It’s time to get back to work, ‘Absinthe’ way,” producer Ross Mollison said in a statement. “Vegas has called for more shows, more seats… as the Strip tour crosses the sky. Our company and our guests have been waiting for this moment, the chance to live our lives the way we want. We all want to come back to life in Vegas, and starting July 4th, we have it.

The Comedy Cellar at the Rio has just returned to a program of nightly performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m. This weekend’s standups include Butch bradley, Derek richards, Nikki carr and Michel yo with the resident animator Marc Cohen, with Jeff Leach, Dennis blair and Kathleen dunbar take over on Monday.

With various room closures and show reshuffles within the Caesars Entertainment empire highlighted last month, the long-term fate of a single comedy artist Band face at Harrah’s Las Vegas was uncertain to say the least. But the show created by and starring a New Zealand artist Sam wills Immediately increases seating capacity to 400 inside Harrah’s showroom, where it reopened during the pandemic in November, and a Tape Face representative confirmed production will continue until July before to return to his place of origin, the smaller House of Tape. The current schedule is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Group of blue men is preparing for its big comeback on June 24 in Luxor, but the show is already adjusting its summer programming. It will kick off with shows at 8 p.m. on June 24 and 25, then quickly switch July 1 to shows at 5 and 8 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Additional 2 p.m. performances are scheduled for the weekends of July 4 and Labor Day and tickets are available at

Live music has been back for some time now at Stoney’s rock country in Town Square and this week the popular nightclub and bar is celebrating the return of full capacity by bringing back line dancing. Free dance lessons are offered at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and it’s a good time to get in tune as the Stoney’s stage welcomes JT Harker Friday, Ian flanigan June 11 and Aaron Goodvin June 18. Tickets for these country concerts are on sale now.

Station Casinos hosted dozens of live entertainment dates at the company’s various venues, another welcome comeback. Coming soon: Niko Moon at the Rock Lounge at the Red Rock Resort on June 10 Keiko Matsui at the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station on June 11 and Franky perez at the good old Club Madrid at Sunset Station on June 12th. The full schedule is available on

Speaking of concerts away from the Strip, the Las Vegas Ballpark in downtown Summerlin will host its first field concert on June 26 with British rock royalty, a tribute act from the longtime Las Vegas musician Brody Dolyniuk, and Rock women. Tickets start at $ 20 and are on sale now at

Alain Nude, star of “The man who knows”At the Alexis Park Resort, will celebrate its 100th show in Vegas on June 11 at the resort’s Pegasus Showroom. Nu began her residency there in November and is currently performing at 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.


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