Mystery this morning (Nov. 8) with all-around wire account letters that Olivia Newton-John’s ex-boyfriend of nine years, who abolished 12 years ago on a fishing trip, was aback spotted animate in Mexico on Nov. 7. Our Flamingo amateur had been told by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2008, that cameraman Patrick McDermott vanished during a 2005 fishing cruise and “most acceptable drowned.”
However, the arrangement TV shows “Dateline” and “America’s Most Wanted” and added letters believed he abolished to abstain advantageous money he owed, including bags in adolescent support. Afresh out of the dejected bygone (Nov. 7), clandestine lath told an Australian advertisement they’d tracked him bottomward to a Mexican campsite. Earlier in 2010, they claimed to accept begin him abreast Puerta Vallarta and afresh he took off again.
Olivia commented earlier: “It was actual hard. He was absent at sea, and cipher actually knows what happened. But I alive on. And, of course, questions appear up, always; it’s human.” The British-born Australian accompanist and extra was affiliated in 2008 to her additional husband, John Easterling.
More than $4.3 amateur was aloft at aftermost night’s (Nov. 7) ceremony abatement bright in New York for the Elton John AIDS Foundation to abutment HIV/AIDS blockage and analysis programs with a star-studded concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Sir Elton John was accustomed for his leadership, charge and constant eyes as the Founder and active force.
Emmy and Tony Award-winning amateur Neil Patrick Harris hosted and above President Bill Clinton abutting with New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker to action claimed animadversion in accolade to Elton’s arresting achievements. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and Tony and Grammy Award-winning agreeable theatre brilliant Heather Headley from the aboriginal casting of Broadway’s “The Lion King” offered agreeable accolades. The black bankrupt with a appropriate concert achievement by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of boyish AIDS activist, the backward Ryan White, additionally paid accolade to Elton and presented the Foundation’s appropriate 25th year Constant Eyes Accolade to him. The award, advised by BVLGARI was formed from six sections of accustomed and semi-precious stones (amethyst, dejected granite, blooming granite, Giallo Siena marble, orange atramentous and Rosso Levanto marble) creating a sculptural monolith.
Elton’s husband, David Furnish, the Foundation administrator said: “Twenty-five years ago, Elton aggregate a few accompany about a kitchen table in Atlanta, Georgia, to allotment his abstruse apropos about the AIDS epidemic. From that baby beginning, it grew into a nationally and internationally basic funder of HIV/AIDS programs, and a admired apostle for the animal rights of all bodies afflicted by the epidemic.”
VINTAGE VEGAS IS BACK
Its an aggressive and abundant accustomed agreeable appearance — the new Cocktail Cabaret will alpha Nov. 30 in Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace at 5 p.m.
“We don’t like the words ‘old Vegas’ – we like to use the words ‘vintage Vegas,’ like a accomplished wine its archetypal and good, not passé.” explained Keith Thompson, above agreeable aqueduct of the “Jersey Boys” appearance at the Paris, who is the abstraction of the production.
“Back afresh the shows were in baby rooms. The shows were intimate. They complex alone performers, singing with a microphone, with maybe a baby band. Everything was abundant added intimate, and bodies came in to adore a show, you know. I assumption that’s the best chat I can use is close, affectionate — activity that you were liked. The admirers is appropriate there with the stars. There’s the little ball attic that’s appropriate there, basement appropriate there. It’s actual cleverly and accurately done. Affectionate of like amphitheater in the annular but we booty our appearance appropriate out assimilate the thrust. We’ll be aloof appropriate there with the audience.
“The accomplished abstraction of this was: Let’s get the black started in a nice, stylish, archetypal way, so that it feels like it’s a dress-up cocktail event. We’re not activity to be neat. Not airless in any way whatsoever, but smartly dressed. The aperture cardinal is original. There will be a brace of aboriginal pieces actuality and there to affectionate of tie it all calm and afresh I’m accomplishing all the arrangements. It’s a aggregate of best Vegas and Broadway magic.
“We will accept aback to the old canicule and afresh we will booty what we alarm avant-garde standards, songs that bodies know, maybe added into the pop genre, that we will afresh reimagine in a way that feels like it’s actuality done in the appearance of best Vegas, the archetypal appearance of old Vegas. So, you’re not activity to anytime acquisition a techno feel here, but bodies of abounding altered demographics will acquisition article that they feel accustomed with in this accurate conglomeration. We may move songs in and out as we acquisition bodies acknowledge to things. So, it’s not a book show, a allotment of theater, in that way.
“We’re acquisitive 5 p.m. is a actually acceptable time. It is the archetypal cocktail hour,” Keith continued. “Our accomplished abstraction was we would do a appearance at cocktail time that would — and it’s alone a 70 minute appearance — get you ready, get you in the mood, to go from actuality to dinner, or to go from actuality to a big show, or a night on the town. To put everybody in the absolute mindset for that. We’re the ablution pad for a aces black in Vegas.”
Keith has casting Liberace’s duke bifold from the HBO ‘”Behind the Candelabra” documentary, Philip Fortenberry as his pianist with singers Maren Wade, Niki Scalera, Daniel Emmet and Eric Jordan Young, who will accept 45 account from aback the blind comes bottomward to ability the Palazzo for curtain-up breadth he is citizen administrator of the “BAZ” musical. “He can apparently airing it in time or bike at affliction but alike if we accept to book a approved Uber we’ll get him there in time,” Keith said laughing.
After first-day rehearsals on Monday Keith commented: “It’s a admirable aggregate of actors, singers, performers. Maren is agitating — a architect — arresting and the affectionate of being I basic on my team. Niki is an actually ambrosial aptitude and adulation Maren actual well. They’re a abundant fit. Daniel’s articulate abilities are arresting — a cantankerous amid Andrea Bocelli and Josh Grobin. And Eric artlessly has had a amazon career and goes all the way aback to Broadway shows, calm with Philip. I feel complete abundance accepting him on lath as our adept of ceremonies and absorbing performer.
“This accomplished (affair) is an accomplishment by Caesars to actualize new programming for Cleopatra’s Barge that is — ticketed events. You’ll see us, we will alpha and afresh there will be accession one activity in, in January, afterwards us and afresh accession one. They are acquisitive to get added and added of this affectionate of show, but not necessarily the agreeable adaptation of this show. They accept altered shows, altered ideas. This is allotment of an advancing effort.
“Our appearance is activity to be actual abundant abased on the akin of aptitude on the date and presenting that aptitude in a way that, that bodies are actually taken with. Our appearance is activity to be, in the affectionate quality, added about the aptitude and demography you on a adventure in aloof that bulk of time. To booty bodies bottomward this alley breadth we’re accepting them aflame about the black ahead. That’s the focus of our show. The backbone of this appearance is in an aristocratic different theater, which has not been carved out of a gentleman’s blind room. Nowadays though, they’ll put aqueduct and array up about the bend of a bank allowance and that’s a exhibit and you’ll apperceive what affectionate of a appearance you’ll get inside.
“The actuality that we’re activity to be in Cleopatra’s Barge is a actual agitative affair because it’s such an iconic venue. We appetite to accompany the affair aback to the Barge and afresh let the affair abide out into the blow of Caesars Palace, the blow of Las Vegas. Our adage is “the affair starts here.” We’re acquisitive that bodies will say, ‘Hey, let’s go to the Cocktail Cabaret, and get the night going’ “.
Twin brothers Cy and Jesse Waits, who are active the new affairs operations at the Palms for Station Casinos are active brothers and accept appear affairs for the restaurant and bistro makeover of the bank resort. It’s a $485 amateur adept memorable makeover for the off-Strip acreage abreast the Rio. Alarm it a year-round day club acquaintance and a acknowledgment to its celebrity canicule aback George Maloof aboriginal opened it.
The TAO nightlife accumulation from The Venetian and Palazzo affairs a year-round 73,000-square-foot basin club and a 29,000-square-foot bistro there featuring its new Vandal restaurant from New York. Celebrity chefs will accompany steak absolutist Barry Dakake there: Food Arrangement stars Michael Symon and Bobby Flay will accessible new venues — a barbecue blast for Michael and a seafood amplitude for Bobby. Additionally abutting the all-star-chef calendar will be Marc Vetri, who won a James Beard Accolade for Outstanding Chef and was called one of Food & Wine’s Ten Best New Chefs.
In accession to a absolute brace of the Pearl amphitheater the Palms will advancement its spa and fettle breadth with a new 20,000-square-foot wellness centermost and salon, additional advanced facilities. Its all accepted to be completed by aboriginal 2019 at the latest with a advance of the bank floor, a new cafe and steakhouse already underway.
• The final abstracts are in: Our Vegas Cares concert with the alliance of the “Jubilee” dancers and Britney Spear’s $10,000 bargain of her daisy painting aloft added than $100,000, ceremony the victims and aboriginal responders of the Oct. 1 gun annihilation tragedy.
• Lets achievement this abstraction never gets congenital in Las Vegas. A new restaurant O’Naturel opened in the French basic of Paris bygone breadth guests were told “no account if you’re cutting clothes.” That’s the absolute adverse of a suit-and-tie dress cipher and aboriginal day diners were told to either leave their clothes at the aperture or leave the bounds if they weren’t accommodating to bald all. O’Naturel advertises “complete freedom” for its nudist affairs meals.
• Raunchy banana Andrew Dice Clay has had to abolish his performances at the Red Rock Resort through Saturday due to medical reasons.
• Vegas company Sylvia Tejeda from San Antonio was in advanced of IGT’s accepted Wheel of Fortune aperture apparatus at Paris Las Vegas for beneath than bristles account aback she aback became a millionaire hitting the over $1,268,990 jackpot She said she was “in shock activity crazy.” The aftermost Las Vegas millionaire was fabricated in September at Caesars Palace, additionally on the Wheel of Fortune aperture machine. Twice at Harrah’s, recently, there accept been jackpot wins on the aforementioned Apple of Willy Wonka apparatus of $78,842 and $944,337.
• To bless the 13th ceremony of the Sushi Roku restaurant in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the Japanese restaurant has apparent an absolutely new card with such aftertaste treats as avocado acknowledgment with brittle rice and truffles, bamboo rice risotto and a lobster appendage from Nova Scotia. If you banquet there from abutting Monday through Thursday its bargain for locals! My favorites? Toro carpaccio and the adolescent pizza!
• The “World’s Best Butcher” Dario Cecchini from Florence, Italy, will fly over to accompany his pal, Chew TV celebrity chef Mario Batali to baker at his 10th ceremony affair for his Carnevino restaurant in the Palazzo on Dec. 9.
• Crooner Frankie Moreno and Mob Museum arch ambassador Jonathan Ullman are the guests tomorrow (Nov. 9), on the alive Highway Radio 99.7 FM advertisement with hosts Bart Torres and Vanessa LeGrand at the South Point — the third new radio and TV assembly there. I guested aftermost Thursday and South Point ball administrator Michael Libonati told me Bart’s appearance now joins the calendar of Dennis Bono and sports fable Brent Musburger transmitting from the hotel.
• Edgy Canadian banana Tom Greene, brilliant of his own MTV shows, premieres at Bally’s in the Aback Allowance at Indigo Lounge in a new address afterwards 10 years of apple touring. He says adolescent comedians Carrot Top and Andrew Dice Clay assertive him to acreage the Vegas run. His shows are at 10 p.m. but on Sundays, he’ll add a midnight appearance for added Vegas entertainers. Decidedly offbeat, he told me that he will not be assuming operating allowance footage of his blight anaplasty but he does accept added abrasive offbeat surprises.
• Comedy juggler Jeff Civillico, who has been on a year’s aperture afterwards knee and accept surgeries, resumes his address at Paris Las Vegas with approved account show. Abutting Monday, he’ll host the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts 25-year “Experience the Arts” bright celebration.