After a six-year run at Mandalay Bay, star chef Hubert Keller’s upscale Fleur de Lys shut its doors, and he declared, “This is the end of an era.” However, he reopens on Dec. 15 with new décor and a casual tapas restaurant featuring 75 small plates from around the world. Hubert told me: “It’s a little bit sweet and sour. In French, we call it ‘turning the page.’ It doesn’t hurt so much because there will be another day. This has been my flagship in Las Vegas since September 2004, and even after six years, we are more popular than ever.”
Comedy magician Mac King and Harrah’s have extended their contract for another five years, ensuring that The Mac King Comedy Magic Show, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, will continue through 2015 for a historic 15-year run. “This is really amazing. Harrah’s has been my home for the last 10 years, and I have truly enjoyed every moment,” Mac said in a statement. The Mac King Comedy Magic Show has entertained more than 1 million people in 5,200 shows since opening a decade ago. Mac takes the stage at 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Dick Feeney, producer of The Rat Pack Is Back! at the Plaza, has announced that the show featuring “When Somebody Loves You” and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” has signed a three-year contract to continue to relive the days of The Rat Pack daily at 7:30 p.m. Despite the Plaza’s announcement Monday of temporary closures, the show will not be affected because the showroom is located off the casino floor, and the renovations will not have any effect on the production.
Superstar Diana Ross brings her More Today Than Yesterday tour to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a two-night engagement Nov. 12 and 13. It will be a greatest hits show with breathtaking costumes and stage designs, plus a string and horn orchestra section. Tickets are on sale now, and it’s already sparked rumors that she might become part of the Caesars roster of resident artists.
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