With an estimated 230,000 visitors flocking into Las Vegas over the holiday and entertainment options busting from the seams, here’s our Las Vegas Backstage Access Top 10 best picks for prime time Memorial Day weekend fun faire in Las Vegas:
May 23 – Whoopi Goldberg at Wynn Encore
May 23 – Jermaine Dupri at Body English in Hard Rock
May 23 – Taylor Swift at Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 23, 24 – Beach Boys at Mandalay Bay Beach
May 23, 24 – Free concerts for The Guess Who (23) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (24) at Lake Las Vegas, ‘Summer of 69’ Tour
May 23, 24 – Dane Cook at the Pearl in the Palms, “Isolated Incident Tour”
May 24 – Allman Brothers Band 40th Anniversary Tour at the Sandbar at Red Rock Casino & Hotel
May 24 – Terrell Owens “Athletes & Angels Takeover” at New York-New York Rok Vegas nightclub
May 24 – Tiesto at the Jet nightclub in the Mirage
May 24 – Joel Madden of Good Charlotte does a DJ set at the Bank in the Bellagio
Danny Gans’ family and friends gathered early and discretely this Tuesday for a small, private funeral at an undisclosed Palm cemetery in Southern Nevada.
Gans, 52, was found dead at his home early last Friday.
The cause of death did not show up in the autopsy, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. Results from toxicology tests typically take weeks.
Two pastor who have been associated with Gans and his family spoke at the funeral.
The family has asked for donations to two of Gans’ favorite charities- the Junior Golf Academy and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation – in lieu of flowers. Information can be found at www.DannyGans.com
A memorial service is being planned, possibly in Gans’ theater at Wynn’s Encore.
CNN talk show host Larry King said that he will do two shows at Gans’ theater June 19-20, with his wife, Shawn King.
Gans’ autobiography, “My Remarkable Journey,” which was completed just two days before his death, comes out May 19.
Comedian Whoopi Goldberg has been booked in the theater for later this month.
Please read prior Feb 28, May 1, and May 4, 2009 Las Vegas Backstage Access articles.