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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter

January 2022

Happy New Year! (We hope, we hope, we so hope…)

So let’s recap…
It has now been two years of this crap…
2021 was a year of dashed hopes…the year started with a successful vaccine!!
Yay…we’re all saved, but…it somehow became political and not enough people went
out and got the vaccine, so we never really got out of the woods. But by mid-
summer we seemed to be doing really well, and everything opened back up, and
then Delta hit and we had to start closing everything down…and then in the late
fall, we seemed to be doing really well and everything started to open back up…
and then Omicron hit, and we had to close everything down…it all sucked.

Omicron…you are not our friend. It is yet another variation that is playing its
deadly game. This one is out to get us all. In just a couple of weeks it went
from discovery to the dominant strain. Once again, events are dropping like
flies and being cancelled. College Football Bowl Games are being cancelled…it’s
insane. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the largest conventions of
the year will be a trifling of what it was supposed to be. Every major player
has dropped out.

Please 2022, fulfill some of our hopes and dreams.

As we create some New Year’s resolutions, we look at ourselves and try to figure
out what we should (or shouldn’t) do to make our lives better. For the most
part, we already know what our shortcomings are, and we already know how to fix
them (i.e. weight and exercise.) Sadly, the average time before a resolution is
broken…is seventeen days.

And yet…here we go again. What would I like to resolve to do? Quite frankly,
I’d like to do what I didn’t get to do these past couple of years…all the
festivals and productions, but I’d also like to diversify financial streams and
not have to rely on singular sources for income. Working in the entertainment
industry, I am considered “non-essential,” but I think that the joy
entertainment brings into people’s lives is the one essential thing that we have
been missing.

January is:
National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille
Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and
National Soup Month
1 New Year's Day and National Hangover Day.
2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3 Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, and Humiliation Day
4 National Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day
5 National Bird Day
6 Bean Day and Cuddle Up Day
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day and National Pharmacist Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
16 Appreciate a Dragon Day and National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
18 Thesaurus Day and Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A.
19 National Popcorn Day
20 National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese Lover Day, and Penguin Awareness
21 National Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day- we only
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day
28 Data Privacy Day, Fun at Work Day, National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day and National Corn chip Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Backward Day and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

As we dig our way out of another variant mess, there are still a lot of reasons
to get out and play.

Due to popular demand, comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor Katt Williams
will perform a second show of his World War III Tour at Dolby Live at Park MGM
Friday, Jan. 21. Williams will bring his unparalleled talents to the stage with
new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social

MJ LIVE, the award-winning Michael Jackson tribute concert highlighting the
talent of the legendary Michael Jackson, moves to Tropicana Las Vegas starting
Monday, February 7, 2022. As the #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the world,
MJ LIVE recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers
of all time. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like
“Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Beat It,” the spot-on show brings all the
Gloved One’s staples to life. Sing along during the special Jackson 5 segment
featuring classics like “I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” and more,
inspired by Soul Train. Dazzling lighting and effects, plus the MJ LIVE dancers
and a live band, make this show a true spectacular fitting of the King of Pop.

Preview performances for CRISS ANGEL AMYSTIKA, the fantastical and mysterious
production from co-creators Franco Dragone (“O,” Mystère, Celine Dion’s A New
Day) and Criss Angel (MINDFREAK, RAW, The Supernaturalists), will now begin
March 11, 2022, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Originally scheduled to
begin performances Dec. 27, 2021, the revolutionary new show blends stunning
illusions, one-of-a-kind special effects and jaw-dropping stunts with a
euphoric, immersive theater experience.

The Neon Museum unveiled the most significant upgrade ever to the visitor
experience in its North Gallery, home of its popular 360-degree audiovisual
show, Brilliant! The improvements within the newly reimagined North Gallery are
focused on enhancing the educational experience offered in the space and include
a new "Las Vegas Luminaries" mural, the next iteration of the museum's immersive
show titled Brilliant! Jackpot, new educational components, and customer
feedback options.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes rock and roll legend Jack White to The
Chelsea stage on Sunday, May 29 as part of The Supply Chain Issues Tour. The
tour, produced by Live Nation which includes White’s first headline shows in
four years, will celebrate the upcoming release of two brand new Jack White
albums; FEAR OF THE DAWN arrives everywhere via Third Man Records on April 8,
2022, and ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE will follow on July 22, 2022. FEAR OF THE DAWN
and ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE are available for pre-order on vinyl and CD now. FEAR
OF DAWN will include White’s latest single, “Taking Me Back.”

What's a nice guy from Idaho doing in Las Vegas? Well, if you ask Magician and
Idahoan Farrell Dillon, Las Vegas is the ideal location to showcase his
distinctive magic and comedy-in-action style. With a new show and residency
recently launched at The Magic Attic inside Bally's Las Vegas located on the
famed Vegas Strip, Dillon combines his hilarious comedy and mind-melting family-
friendly magic five nights a week at 6:00 p.m. Presented by Ivory Star
Productions in partnership with Pompey Entertainment Dillon Farrell performs
Wednesday through Sunday.

Country superstar Russell Dickerson is returning to Las Vegas for a special
performance at Sunset Station on Friday, April 22, 2022. Performed under the
stars at the Sunset Amphitheater, tickets for Russell Dickerson start at $25
plus applicable fees.

Renowned comedian Tommy Davidson is returning to Las Vegas for a special
performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort
Saturday, April 9, 2022. Tommy Davidson's exceptional range – from stand-up
comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a
reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the
hit television show In Living Color, his visibility has allowed him to become a
household name known for his innovative talent.

The Orleans Showroom will bring the Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute group
"The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute" to The Orleans Hotel and Casino on Friday,
January 14 and Saturday, January 15. For two decades, The Fab Four has paid
tribute to The Beatles by replicating the band's iconic style and legendary
sounds. Early in their career, the tribute band began playing The Beatles' music
throughout southern California and went on to perform for audiences around the
world, including in Japan, Malaysia, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the U.K.,
Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

Due to popular demand, David Lee Roth – front man and voice of Van Halen – adds
four additional dates to his limited engagement at the intimate House of Blues
Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Jan. 14-15, 21-22, 2022 – just

Remember, too, Elvis' was born on January 8, 1935. He will be 87! is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows
that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect
from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the
knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.

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