Updated January 26, 2022 - 6:44 am
A member of rock ‘n’ roll royalty is headlining South Point for three nights in April.
Priscilla Presley, the only woman married to Elvis Presley and a network-TV star in the 1980s, is at South Point Showroom from April 8-10. Presley will be onstage sharing stories, rare videos and taking questions from the crowd.
The entertainment icon has a rich history in Las Vegas, dating to the 1960s.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married on May 1, 1967 at the Aladdin. They divorced in October 1973. Lisa Marie Presley is the couple’s only child. Priscilla Presley was a creative director in the “Viva Elvis” show at Aria from 2009-2012. She also was honored as Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Woman of the Year in 2010.
In 2015, Presley headed up the team that brought “Graceland Presents: The Elvis Presley Experience” to Westgate Las Vegas (formerly Elvis’ haunt the International and Las Vegas Hilton). The attraction featured an Elvis-themed show at International Theater, a wedding chapel, and large displays filled with Elvis’ personal property (the project closed amid litigation after less than a year of operation).
Priscilla Presley had a fertile TV and film career. She starred as Jenna Wade on “Dallas” from 1983-1988. Her later TV credits included “Melrose Place,” “Touched by an Angel” and “Spin City.” Presley co-starred with the late Leslie Nielsen in the “The Naked Gun” film franchise.
Presley also served co-executor of the Presley Estate from 1979-2005, advancing the family’s Graceland Mansion as an international tourist destination. Presley also navigated the international Elvis licensing program, along with The King’s merchandising, music publishing, and TV and video productions.
Elvis Presley Enterprises merged with Bob Sillerman and CKX Entertainment in 2005, a partnership that ended in 2013. The company now is in partnership with Authentic Brand Group (ABG), advancing the Elvis’ name and brand internationally.
Presley helped produce a pair of No. 1 Elvis albums, including “If I Can Dream,” with Elvis’ vocals backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Presley also was executive producer on an arena tour of Europe.
In both instances, Priscilla Presley helped fulfill two of her legendary, late husband’s unrealized dreams.
Sonic goes boom
The Silk Sonic residency co-starring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak offers three high-end VIP packages. The Leave The Door Open experience for two starts at $4,358 for a two-night stay at NoMad Las Vegas, or $5,178 at Aria. The experience for four starts at $9,196 at MGM Grand. The offers include a pair of VIP banquettes for the concert, a “curated nightlife experience by Silk Sonic” (which should involve some sort of 1970s-era platforms, polyester suits and a splash of Hai Karate, we jest), and a $500 food credit.
Scaled back offers are Put On A Smile at $1,299 per person, and the 777 experience at $829 per person. Two-person minimum. Check with MGMResorts.com and have at it.
Our Shore line
Pauly Shore has apparently made some noise about moving out of Las Vegas. Something about not liking the uniformed desert architecture. Stick with it, we say. And also “Stick With The Dancing: Funny Stories From My Childhood,” the one-man show Shore hosts Saturday night at the Space.
Shore promises it won’t be traditional stand-up, but stories about his life and career at The Comedy Store, on MTV and visits to the Playboy Mansion (tickets are $20, $30 and $40, available at thespacelv.com).
Shore was one of the final people to visit Louie Anderson at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus in Henderson, the day before Anderson died Friday at age 68. The goodbye was entirely appropriate, as Shore loved Anderson and considered him one of comedy idols.
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has an idea to join Circa and the D Las Vegas co-owner Derek Stevens and Houston furniture store owner Jim McIngvale, better known as “Mattress Mack,” for a handicapping session for the NFC and AFC championship games. How this would be assembled is a trifling detail. But all three of these gents are serious bettors.
Cool Hang Alert
Column fave Franky Perez Band is taking on Club Madrid at Sunset Station at 8 p.m. (doors) and 9 p.m. (show) Saturday. When they say “That guy commits,” it’s usually about Perez. The singer-songwriter-musician is a Las Vegas native who has worked with Velvet Revolver, Slash and Friends and the Finnish cello-rock outfit Apocalyptica.
Perez also fronted the Doors at the 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival and has shared the stage with Ringo Starr, Billy F. Gibbons, Steven Tyler, System Of A Down and Tom Morello, among many other superstars. Perez’s originals also were featured on “Sons of Anarchy.”
The cost to see Perez and his 10-piece band? Nothing. No cover. It’s 21-over. Get there.
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