Produced by Robin Antin, the red carpet grand opening of Matt Goss Live from Caesars Palace will be on Friday, March 12 across from Nero’s restaurant, located adjacent to The Gossy Room in Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Las Vegas. Action starts at 8:30 p.m.
Backed by a nine-piece band and sexy female dancers known as The Dirty Virgins, Goss’ new production blends original music from his “Gossy” album with classic covers influenced by the Rat Pack.
Red carpet attendees scheduled to appear include Matt Goss, Robin Antin, multi-platinum recording artists Mel B, Natasha Bedingfield and Leona Lewis. Additional appearances also planned by reality star Laura Croft, comedian Rita Rudner and Imperial Palace headliner and Joan Rivers impersonator Frank Marino. (Celebrities are subject to change.)
Shows are Fridays and Saturdays starting at 10 p.m. A limited number of public seats are still available for opening weekend. Tickets are $40 (inclusive of entertainment tax) and are available at the Colosseum Box Office at Caesars Palace, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.TicketMaster.com, keyword: Matt Goss.
Sandy Hackett is coming back to Las Vegas with a new “Rat Pack” reincarnation.
After falling out with Plaza-based show, “The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean” in which he played Joey Bishop, Hackett will open “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” next month at the Sahara, where his father, legendary funnyman Buddy Hackett, performed for years.
Music producer Jermaine Dupri is reportedly on a quest to bring The Rat Pack era to Las Vegas.
Dupri, Janet Jackson’s longtime main squeeze, wants to see Las Vegas return to the time when the coolest dudes in town wore tuxes and suits.
He has recruited Usher and Nelly into a group Dupri has dubbed “Ocean’s 7,” after the Rat Pack movie, “Ocean’s Eleven.”
“I want to see Vegas go back to what it was,” says Dupri.
Dupri, usually seen in public dressed in a white tuxedo with a black tie, and his crew has been the recent talk of the Las Vegas club scene, with their impromptu singing performances mirroring the Rat Pack.
Others in his elite group include music producer Bryan-Michael Cox, singer/songwriter Trey Songz and four-time Grammy winner Johnta Austin (the Sinatra of the group according to Dupri), and Tyrone Davis, Dupri’s personal assistant.
The idea came to Dupri earlier this year when he was producing Usher’s new album at the Palms recording studios in Las Vegas. That mix tape of the group has just come out at www.global14.com
Dupri has reportedly big plans for “Ocean’s 7” including an album, a movie and “the ultimate show in Vegas.”