Red Carpet Report: Anthem angels, Cherry Boom Boom, Britney Spears, Circus Xtreme, AFAN Black and White Party

It’s a delightfully Las Vegas showbiz story that keeps the memory of late entertainment kingpin Jack Wishna alive. Jack, who was an adviser to The King of Pop Michael Jackson before his death, had wanted to give budding music stars a solid start to their careers with a mentoring company, Tune Go, that would put them in professional contact with top Hollywood record producers.

Several of Jack’s Anthem Village neighbors in Henderson agreed to be his first angel investors. Jack signed on Ron Dante, who produced Barry Manilow’s first nine albums and was the lead singer of The Cufflinks and The Archies.

The Anthem angels went to Ron after Jack’s death, urging him to continue with the Tune Go opportunity, saying that they would continue to support it. Now what began five years ago and suffered two years of inactivity has been brought back to life, and Tune Go is again in action with singers from across the globe and a radio network for artist exposure.

Check out for details and the first successful record stars. Expect to see (and hear) sensational new talent soaring up the charts and on TV music shows this fall.


The new, eagerly awaited, sexy, fierce and powerful 12-dancer CHERRY BOOM BOOM rock ’n’ roll go-go show has set its opening dates at The Tropicana. Created by Lindsley Allen, one of the original Pussycat Dolls and a former dancer for Prince’s stage show, Cherry Boom Boom opens for previews Sept. 8, with a Sept. 29 grand opening at the Trop.

The 75-minute, high-octane-action production has 10 furious dance numbers, plus a specialty aerial act and a bull-whip number. The theme is of love between a duo and their emotions of anger, passion and temptation.

Expect something different because the producers who say they are not staging it as another topless cabaret burlesque show have worked with Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna and Beyonce. They reveal, however, that six of the cast will be topless.


Pop princess Britney Spears has had two August dates canceled of her BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME at Axis at Planet Hollywood, but fret not as she’s promptly rescheduled them. Her Friday, Aug. 26, show is now Wednesday, Oct. 19, and the Saturday, Aug. 27, concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Tickets are on sale as of this morning. Tonight at midnight, fans also get the opportunity to pre-order her ninth studio album, “Glory,” that drops Aug. 26. Britney describes it as a “new era” for her music, and her new single, “Make Me” with G-Eazy, is out now.


Many kids dream of running away to join the circus mainly as a clown or another performer, but some have larger dreams to be ringmaster. Now that’s about to come true because Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is about to launch a global search for a new ringmaster for its touring company CIRCUS XTREME.

Auditions are here Sept. 8, and candidates who want to throw their hat into the ring can pre-register a The winner gets to tour with the company for 18 months as it redefines the word “extreme” combining never-before-seen spectacles with original, fast-paced performances.


It’s known as one of our city’s hottest parties of the year, and to celebrate its 30th Annual Black and White Party, AFAN is moving from the Hard Rock Hotel to Aria on Aug. 20. MONDAYS DARK creator Mark Shunock hosts with Norma Layman, the bearded lady of Las Vegas (Jim McCoy).

Last year, 3,500 guests raised more than $145,000 to help men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Britney, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Olivia Newton-John have pledged meet-and-greet silent auction items.


The Mob Museum (The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement) hosts Hot Havana Nights saluting the Cuban casino era and its vibrant culture. The pre-Castro revolution Tropicana nightclub will spring back to life with a 45-minute cabaret show, followed by Alberto Martinez and Musical Fusion. By the 1940s, all of Havana’s major casino resorts were run by New York, Chicago and Las Vegas Mob families.

Although it’s still 52 days away until the downtown Life Is Beautiful music and art festival, the “Road to the Party” begins with Battle of the Bands winner Brittany Rose playing an acoustic set at Commonwealth on Fremont Street.


Legendary superstars Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett arrive on the Strip for the weekend. Barbra is at T-Mobile Arena as part of her nine-city concert tour, and Tony is the headline entertainer at Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary gala with host Howie Mandel.

CES final night showcases Drake at XS Nightclub
Drake performed for CES attendees and club-goers at XS Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Happy Hour party at Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace
Conventioneers mingled during the Hardware Massive CES 2019 Happy Hour Bash at The Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
CES 2019 Has A Cordless Hair Dryer
CES Has A Cordless Hair Dryer (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Opening Party in Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
CES conventioneers packed Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, and let loose as they danced to DJs into the night. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES 2019: Panel talks Impossible Burger 2.0
Panel talks Impossible Burger at CES during launch at Border Grill on Monday, Jan. 7. (Ben Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Dream of AJ Montgomery
AJ Montgomery lost part of his leg in a vehicle accident but found his dream as a performer in “Le Reve.” (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kelly Clinton-Holmes of the Stirling Club
John Katsilometes chats with Kelly Clinton-Holmes, director of the Stirling Club's New Year's Eve entertainment.
Month-by-month entertainment coming in 2019
“True Detective” Season 3, HBO (Jan. 13) Travis Scott, T-Mobile Arena (Feb. 6) Robbie Williams, Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas (March 6, 8, 9, 13, 15 and 16) “Game of Thrones” Season 8, HBO (April) Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (May 17-19) “Fiddler on the Roof,” The Smith Center (June 4-9) “The Lion King” (July 19) Psycho Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay (Aug. 16-18) Life is Beautiful, downtown Las Vegas (Sept. 20-22) “Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” (Oct. 15) “Frozen 2” (Nov. 22) “Star Wars: Episode IX” (Dec. 20)
Lacey Huszcza invites you to find something to love at the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Lacey Huszcza, executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic talks about the orchestra's wealth of programming. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gina Marinelli offers La Strega preview
Gina Marinelli used a pop-up New Year’s Eve dinner at Starboard Tack to preview items she’ll feature at her new Summerlin restaurant, La Strega. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Year’s Eve at Sparrow + Wolf
Sparrow + Wolf’s New Year’s Eve party was a sort of official unveiling of its newly renovated space. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas NYE Fireworks - VIDEO
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Debra Kelleher Of The Stirling Club
Debra Kelleher, DK Hospitality President talks with Johnny Kats about the reopening of the Stirling Club.
Richard Ditton Of The Stirling Club
Richard Ditton, an investment partner of the Stirling Club talks with Johnny Kats about the reopening of the club.
NYE at the Stirling Club
John Katsilometes reports from the reopening of the Stirling Club on New Year's Eve 2018.
Michael Stapleton of the Stirling Club
Michael Stapleton, COO of the Stirling Club talks with Johnny Kats about the reopening of the club.
Recap the Countdown on Fremont Street — VIDEO
Nearly 40,000 people packed Fremont Street to enjoy America's Party Downtown. As the tradition stands, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman counted down the clock on the 3rd Street Stage, alongside her husband and former mayor, Oscar Goodman.
New Year's Eve live from the Las Vegas Strip Bellagio Fountains - Video
Reporter Aaron Drawhorn near the Bellagio Fountains as hundreds of thousands gather to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
Ryan Reaves describes the flavors in Training Day beer
Ryan Reaves talks about the flavor of Training Day, the new beer from 7Five Brewing that was launched at the PKWY Tavern on West Flamingo Road. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ryan Reaves describes his new beer
Golden Knights winger Ryan Reaves talks about his new beer from 7Five Brewing at a launch party at PKWY Tavern on West Flamingo Road. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas' five biggest NYE concerts
Imagine Dragons at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Lady Gaga at The Park Theater at Park MGM, Maroon 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Bruno Mars at T-Mobile Arena, and Tenacious D at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Celebrate New Years Day, Hangover Day and Bloody Mary Day at Cabo Wabo
Celebrate New Years Day, Hangover Day and Bloody Mary Day at Cabo Wabo (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Michael Symon, chef and owner of Mabel's BBQ, talks about his first Las Vegas restaurant
Michael Symon, chef and owner of Mabel's BBQ, talks about his first Las Vegas restaurant. Bizuayehu Tesfaye @bizutesfaye
New American Eagle flagship on the Las Vegas Strip lets you customize your clothing
American Eagle flagship on the Las Vegas Strip lets you customize your clothing
Bellagio Conservatory display is Majestic Holiday Magic
Majestic Holiday Magic at the Bellagio Conservatory
Las Vegas Ready for 2019 NYE Fireworks Show
The city of Las Vegas is ready to celebrate "America's Party" with a new and improved fireworks show that will pay tribute to the Golden Knights.
Sugar Factory makes a shareable Christmas cocktail
If you’re looking to share holiday cheer, this goblet is big enough to split among at least a few friends. The bubbly punch is made with cherry vodka, cranberry juice and a scoop of Christmas tree gummy candies — just in case it’s not sufficiently sweet.
New Year's Eve fireworks are ready to fly in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Fireworks by Grucci unveil details of “America’s Party 2019” New Year's Eve fireworks and entertainment extravaganza during a news conference at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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