On the Scene with Brock Radke: Celine Dion, World of Dance and more
One of Las Vegas’ most legendary voices is back at the Colosseum this week, but that’s not all—Celine Dion has been spending time in the studio and there’s quite a bit of buzz circulating that would have her releasing a new album next year.
Dion’s last record was the French language Encore un soir in 2016, preceded by Loved Me Back to Life in 2013. If she does drop a new collection of songs soon, don’t be surprised to see Dion touring again in the second half of next year, similar to her 2018 summer trek through Asia while taking a break from her Las Vegas residency.
Catch her while you can at Caesars Palace Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 2-3, 6-7, 9-10, 13-14 and 16-17.
Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas residency may be finished, but her legacy remains. The NBC competition series she co-created and produced, World of Dance, is embarking on a live tour across the country and it stops at the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch Resort on Nov. 2.
Like the summer TV smash, the tour features the best dancers from across different genres showcasing their unique skills in a family-friendly production. The top acts from the second season, including The Lab, Michael Dameski, Charity & Andres and S-Rank are all expected to take the stage and Las Vegas’ own The Rock Company, a 12-member junior squad that reached the divisional finals, should make an appearance, too.
Around the Strip
Martha Stewart took over a corner of the Strip this month when MGM Resorts and USA Today teamed to present her namesake food and wine event at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. In addition to sampling dishes from dozens of local restaurants, VIP guests mingled with Stewart during her meet-and-greet master class and learned to make salsa from scratch and decorate desserts at the Grateful House hands-on experience.
The newest addition to The Linq is The Book, a combination sports book, bar, restaurant and lounge stacked with innovative gaming and entertainment technologies, a self-serve beer wall and delicious eats from the Sticky Chicken food truck. Caesars CEO and President Mark Frissora hosted NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens for a proper kickoff.
Grammy winner Pink and husband Carey Hart recently visited Caesars Palace to check out Absinthe. “Thank you for the laughs, my stomach hurts!” Instagrammed the superstar singer after the show. She’ll be back for a second tour stop at T-Mobile Arena on May 26.
While in town to perform at the House of Blues, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis checked in at the Hard Rock Hotel to unveil a new memorabilia case. His “uniform” of all-black AllSaints gear was worn during the release party for his new album, Black Labyrinth, and for the filming of the music video for “Basic Needs.” He’ll be back in Vegas later this year for the debut of buddy Criss Angel’s new Mindfreak show at Planet Hollywood.
Brock Radke is an award-winning entertainment reporter who has been covering the city since 2000, and interviews key movers and shakers on his All The Vegas podcast, available at allthevegas.com