So many tribute shows, so little of the real deal. But Little Anthony & the Imperials are still authentic.
Anthony Gourdine still shares the stage with Brooklyn childhood friends Clarence Collins (though both live in Las Vegas now) and Ernest Wright, all of them singing together since "Tears On My Pillow" charted in 1958.
Robert DeBlanc now rounds out the quartet that keeps the era of matching tuxedos and synchronized moves alive through hits such as "Goin' Out of My Head" and "Hurt So Bad."
They play close to home, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets are $48.85-$70.85; call 732-5755.
-- By MIKE WEATHERFORD