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Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons to Get Vegas Star

Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons to Get Vegas Star


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Cast members and casino officials plan to mark the fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas Strip headline show "Jersey Boys" with the installation of a "Las Vegas Walk of Stars" marker honoring Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Organizers say Valli and original Four Seasons backup singer Bob Gaudio will take part in the Thursday afternoon ceremony in front of the Paris Las Vegas resort.

"Jersey Boys" opened in 2008 and has played close to 2,000 performances. It recounts the rise of a blue-collar group from Newark, N.J., to stardom over the last 50 years performing songs like "Sherry" and "Walk Like A Man."

The star will be the 64th unveiled on Las Vegas Boulevard since Wayne Newton was honored with the first marker in October 2004.

Statue of Liberty Wearin' the Green

Statue of Liberty Wearin' the Green


The Statue of Liberty at New York-New York is taking on a different hue in time for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The replica of the New York City landmark is now bathed in vibrant green light to commemorate Celtic Feis, the annual three-day Irish Festival that includes St. Patrick’s Day.

Celebrations will be held this weekend at the Nine Fine Irishmen and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Cirque Gives Clues to Las Vegas Michael Jackson Show

Cirque Gives Clues to Las Vegas Michael Jackson Show

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas is combining its love of mega pop-stars and over-the-top theatrics for a new Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show opening this summer.

Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre announced Thursday that the company's newest show will be called "Michael Jackson ONE." The show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip will start preview performances on May 23. It will officially premiere on June 29.

The show is the second collaboration between the acrobatic company and Jackson's estate. The first production was the traveling show, "Michael Jackson: Immortal World Tour."

The title is intended to evoke a central paradox of the king of pop's multifaceted persona and changing musical styles.

Illness Forces Dion to Cancel Shows

Illness Forces Dion to Cancel Shows


Celine Dion is canceling her performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting Tuesday through Friday because of an illness.

According to Caesars Palace, Dion was recovering from the flu last week, when she developed sinusitis.

Her doctor has put her on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicine. The singer has also been told to rest for seven days to fully recover.

Performances for February 26 through March 16 will go on as scheduled.

People who bought tickets to the canceled shows with a credit card will automatically have those charges refunded. People who bought tickets with cash can get a refund by taking the tickets back to where they bought them. For those who bought tickets through Ticketmasters, call 1-877-4-CELINE (1-877-423-5463).


Madame Tussauds Unveils Whitney Houston Figures

Madame Tussauds Unveils Whitney Houston Figures


A new wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Monday.

A figure of pop icon Whitney Houston is now on display at the attraction at the Venetian Hotel and Casino.

It is one of four Houston figures unveiled at Madame Tussauds around the world. The one in Las Vegas features Houston in a replica of the dress the star wore in the video for her breakout 1988 hit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)." The figure also has the hair style Houston wore in the video.

This is the first time in the 200-year history of Madame Tussauds that four different figures have been made of one person, showing different points in her life.

In New York, Houston's figure is dressed in a gown similar to the one she wore for the cover photo for her 2009 album "I Look to You."

In Washington D.C., the figure will wear the red, white and blue track suit the star wore when she sang the "Star Spangled Banner" for the start of Super Bowl XXV.

Las Vegas Strip Gets Big Heart

Las Vegas Strip Gets Big Heart

A huge heart rolled down the Las Vegas Strip Friday morning.

The heart will not only be part of Bodies...The Exhibition at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. It will also be used to teach people about heart disease, during American Heart Month.

Four MedicWest ambulances escorted the 600-pound sculpture of the heart down the Strip. It was welcomed at the hotel by American Heart Association spokesperson Amanda Daniels and 100 Cheyenne High School students. Daniels was diagnosed with heart disease when she was 18 years old. She now works to make sure kids think about their own heart health.

Daniels also surprised a Legacy High School class announcing that one of its students won a heart healthy poster contest held by the Clark County School District. Because of the win, the student's entire 10th grade class will get a field trip to Bodies...The Exhibition.

MedicWest provided blood pressure and blood glucose screenings to guests at the exhibit Friday.