Superior Sounds

Who would have thought four Aussies would be the ones to bring the sounds of Motown to the Las Vegas Strip? Australian singing sensations Human Nature have been dominating the Vegas music scene for a decade now, delivering their tight harmonies and octave-jumping ranges as Strip headliners.

To celebrate 10 years on the Strip, Human Nature is getting back to their Motown roots. They’re honoring Motown’s 60th anniversary with an updated, energetic new production called Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More, taking the best elements of previous productions and rolling them into one new and exciting show. It’s not just a concert; it’s a performance in every aspect of the word.

This quartet of crooners turns on the charm and turns up the energy as they crank out everything from Motown mainstays like “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” “Uptight,” “Runaround Sue” and “Dancing in the Street,” to soulful favorites like “Under the Boardwalk.”

The foursome consists of brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, as well as Toby Allen and Phil Burton. They cover the high and low ends of both the music staff and the growth charts. From Toby’s insanely low notes to the Tierney’s falsettos, Human Nature will impress you from every angle. Showmanship is the magical quality Human Nature possesses, which has allowed them to experience such career longevity. What began 30 years ago feels as fun now as it did when they were a trendy boy band back in the early 2000s. They literally dance across the line between respecting the classic vibe of the distinctive Motown sound and putting their own spin on it.

Speaking of dancing, the quartet busts out their best moves, making audiences swoon with their fancy footwork and sharp matching suits. Not everyone can pull off hot pink blazers, but leave it to Human Nature to crush that, too.

They’re keeping it fresh in their newest show, paying homage to the Motown genre that put them on the map, plus all the other influences that helped create their signature sound. From the opening to the closing note, it’s a nonstop party. –Las Vegas Magazine Staff

The Venetian, 7 p.m. Tues.-Sat., starting at $55.51 plus tax and fee. 702.414.9000

Canyon Ranch Spa Club

Canyon Ranch Spa Club

 

Tressed Success

Think about booking a blowout at Canyon Ranch Spa Club. Throughout August, guests who book the Beyond the Blowout treatment and mention “promo-glam” when booking the appointment will receive a free Kérastase Express Conditioning Treatment, a $35 value. Give your hair that extra bounce and get your tresses shining. –Kiko Miyasato

The Venetian and The Palazzo, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, 702.414.3610

Bundle of Fun

Planning on riding the Las Vegas Monorail? If yes, hang on to your fare receipt and save $10 off the purchase price for the following attractions: High Roller observation wheel, the Fly Linq Zipline or the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. At the same token, if you’ve already purchased tickets to any three of those attractions, present your ticket at the Monorail and receive a 24-hour unlimited-ride pass for just $10. –Kiko Miyasato

For more info call 702.777.2782, mention “summertime deal”

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Shoes in the City

Actress and designer Sarah Jessica Parker makes two special appearances this week to promote her fashionable line of shoes and accessories. She’ll first stop into her namesake boutique, SJP, at Bellagio on Aug. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you can’t make it to the Sex in the City star’s own store, she’ll also be popping into boutique Terrene at Aria on Aug. 11, around 6 p.m. –Kiko Miyasato

Bellagio, 702.693.7111 or Aria, 702.590.7111