Amy Winehouse’s father will open for Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
"It will be an amazing night," Goss said in an interview Wednesday.
Mitch Winehouse, a 60-year-old London taxi driver who pursued a singing career earlier in his life, is joining Goss on Oct. 21 to raise awareness of a foundation he’s launching in memory of his daughter.
It will be Goss’ second appearance at the legendary venue in a year. During the 1980s, Goss and his twin brother Luke became teen idols in the United Kingdom after forming the duo, Bros.
Goss invited Winehouse to join him during a recent telephone conversation.
Winehouse, in a release, said they quickly bonded.
"I immediately felt a strong rapport with Matt and he told me how he tragically lost his sister Caroline at a young age," he said.
"I shared with Matt that Amy was a huge fan of Bros when she was a little girl and had their posters on her wall. These are warm memories, and we agreed that the show would be a joyous occasion in memory of both his sister and Amy."
WAITING FOR WORD
"Absinthe" star Anais Thomassian displayed some rocking musical chops during CD release parties with her band, Fish Circus, at the Beauty Bar and the Artifice on Sunday and Monday.
The album, titled "Dinner with the Commodore," includes a song ("Making It More Than It Is") written by Voki Kalfoyan, who plays show host The Gazillionaire in "Absinthe."
Thomassian sings and plays an accordion with Fish Circus, which she describes as a mix of "punk and ethereal. We’re all over the map."
The adorably eccentric couple has been in a relationship for about five years.
They drew good crowds at the Beauty Bar and the Artifice, a far cry from their 2007 Las Vegas debut at the Aruba Hotel.
"We had eight people in the audience," said Kalfayan, who greeted patrons at the Artifice door and handled the show’s $5 cover charge.
Meantime, they are waiting for word on whether "Absinthe" will be extended and remain at the Caesars Palace location.
The show’s six-month arrangement ends in mid-September.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Penn Jillette’s new book, "God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales," hit the New York Times best-seller list on Wednesday.
Diet superstar Jenny Craig, spotted Wednesday at the Cannery Row Buffet at the Cannery in North Las Vegas. She dined on fruit and treated herself to a slice of Boston cream pie. … Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" fame, among a group attending actor Kellan Lutz’ Abbot + Main clothing line party at Chateau (Paris) on Tuesday. Also there: newlyweds Brooke Burke and David Charvet, Suge Knight, and actress Caroline D’Amour. … "General Hospital" stars Kelly Monaco and Kirsten Storms, shooting an episode of their upcoming reality show "Dirty Soap" at the Palms Place on Monday, with scenes at the pool and Kerry Simon’s restaurant. … NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman and friends, dining at N9NE steakhouse (Palms) on Monday.
THE PUNCH LINE
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