Playing Vegas this week: AFI, LeAnn Rimes, Sheena Easton and more


On stage this week: Heart plays Friday-Saturday at the Las Vegas Hilton ... LeAnn Rimes sings Friday at the new ballroom at Eastside Cannery on Friday ... Sheena Easton performs Friday-Saturday at South Point ... On Sunday at the Palms, there's a benefit for dog charities starring Sammy Shore, George Wallace and Bobby Slayton plus other stars ... On Saturday at the Venetian, three bands' singers do acoustic sets: Art Alexakis of Everclear, Ed Kowalczyk formerly of Live, and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer ... the art-pop Phoenix goes to the Hard Rock on Thursday ... On Sunday at House of Blues, goth-punk's AFI takes over ... and big-in-Japan's singer-songwriter Utada spends Friday at House of Blues.