Franky Perez returns, Latin Nights heat up Sundays and much more
at The Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort
Fun, cool and affordable entertainment takes over the intimate venue
The Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort continues to offer guests affordable and intimate entertainment, including various performances from all genres of entertainment. Performances are open to the public, but guests must be 21 years of age and older. Some ticketed events listed may have additional fees. The Lounge is on Twitter @loungeatpalms.
Changes of note:
New acts listed below, including Sunday night Latin Nights featuring Claudine Castro
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES
Date: Friday, April 27
Artist: RJ and The Assignment with special guests Khari B. and Julie Dexter: Live neo soul and jazz
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $12 in advance, $17 day of show
Description: RJ is a native of Chicago’s south side and has been privileged to work solely and professionally as a musician for more than 15 years. RJ’s debut project Deceiving Eyes, is a unique journey from traditional to modern jazz, sprinkled with R&B, hip hop, Neo-soul and gospel influences. This project breaks the rules in terms of being “strictly” jazz as it’s an expression of what listeners enjoy – a mixture of all with no rules to follow.
Special guests Khari B. and Julie Dexter will join RJ during the night. Dexter is a world-renowned, award-winning British vocalist considered by many to be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. She has shared the spotlight with a host of artists including Jill Scott, Mint Condition, Ledisi and more, touching upon the circles of jazz, broken-beat, bossa-nova, reggae, Afro-beat and soul. Khari B. has been feeding his audiences verbal “soul food” for years, whether socially arousing or enticingly erotic, his explosive energy nourishes the ears, minds and souls of all walks of life.
Date: Sunday, April 29
Artist: Franky Perez FXP
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Description: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and awe-inspiring performer, performs rock ‘n roll covers. Ozzy Osbourne personally chose him to perform at his tribute ceremony during the Sunset Strip Music Festival 2009. As an honorary member of all-star super group Camp Freddy, Perez has performed with Billy Gibbons, Slash, Courtney Love, Chrissie Hynde and Robin Zander, among others. At the mic with Slash and Friends, he’s been backed by such greats as Ronnie Wood, Jason Bonham, Slash and Ringo Starr. He’s also performed with Velvet Revolver, Metallica and plays guitar for Scars On Broadway. Perez has also made time for three full concert tours for troops in Iraq.
Date: Friday, May 4
Artist: Vegas Poetry Lounge
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 General Admission; $30 VIP (priority entry and seating)
Description: The Vegas Poetry Lounge is an unparalleled experience of poetry, live Neo-Soul, R & B music, comedy and spoken word. While the Vegas Poetry Lounge will have a lasting impact, it will create a new love affair with contemporary, urban poetry. The mix of local and national emerging and established poets will ensure a great experience.
Date: Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19
Artist: Michael Yo Presents “Hot Mess Comedy”
Time: 9 p.m.
Description: A regular face on E! and Chelsea Lately, Michael Yo brings Las Vegas “Hot Mess Comedy” featuring some of the most buzzed about comics in the business.
Michael Yo is an actor, standup comedian, television host and Hollywood expert. He is best known for his work on the E! programs, including “Chelsea Lately,” “The Daily 10,” “E! News,” “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” and his own show “Yo on E!” In January, Yo joined the EXTRA team as a special correspondent, in addition to Showbiz Tonight and Today. In April, Yahoo launched “The Yo Show on Yahoo,” highlighting Yo’s unique personality and takes on pop culture and celebrities.
A slew of comedians from “Chelsea Lately” will be joining Yo for a night of comedy, including Jiffy Wild and Fortune Feimster.
Date: Friday, May 25
Artist: A Silent Film
Time: 10 p.m.
Cost: $12 in advance; $15 day of show
Description: Acclaimed Oxford, England quartet A Silent Film recently announced the release of their sophomore album Sand & Snow. Set for a May 22, 2012 release, this exciting eleven-song collection continues to deliver the expansive pop rock that caught the attention of countless fans on the band’s debut album A City That Sleeps (2008).
Recorded in various studios in Arizona, Texas and London; there is a Beat Poetry-esque meter to Sand & Snow. Like a Brit-pop score to Jack Kerouac’s On The Road; the narrative flow coupled with propulsive bass lines and swooning symphonic melodies that dart in and out to punctuate the melodicism, is a snapshot of the creativity inspired by the band’s move from the UK. “In a way it feels like our story started when we got on a plane and came to America. We felt like it was somehow ready for us and we had something to offer.”
Sand & Snow documents this romance and self-discovery from a band with proven songwriting chops, and showcases a freshly confident depth in the songwriting.
WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
Artist: Latin Nights featuring Claudine Castro Band
Time: 10 p.m. * Beginning May 6
Description: Hot Latin sounds by Las Vegas’ own Claudine Castro. Hit the dance floor and feel the sensation of high-energy, live Latin music.
Born in Mexico City, award-winning Claudine Castro started her singing career at the tender age of six. She began singing with her famous father Arturo Castro of the Brothers Castro. Growing up with such a strong musical background paved the way for Claudine who knew what it took to be a performer.
While honing her talent throughout the years, Castro has run the spectrum of performing from singing for television commercials on the #1 television station in Mexico City, Televisa to performing on the #1 rated television show in Latin America “Llevatelo.” During this time, she began to launch her solo career, touring the most famous nightclubs in Mexico City. Castro also spent some time on the road with acts including Rocio Banquells, Benito Castro, Alvaro Torres and Yoshio.
Moving to Las Vegas in 1997, Castro began performing at all of the top hotels in town, taking the Vegas Valley by storm. Castro performed two tours in 2000 and 2001 respectively for the Armed Forces, including stops in Italy, Azores, Greece, Turkey and Spain. In 2010, she performed at the “Paseo de Las Estrellas” when Las Vegas bestowed the honor on Gloria and Emilio Estefan on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame
Artist: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Description: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, one of Las Vegas’ crown jewels, perform their seamless blend of funk, Latin, rock and jazz. This super-band is made of the most talented musicians currently performing in Las Vegas.
Artist: Sherry St. Germain & The Lost Vanguards
Time: 11:30 p.m.
Description: Sherry St. Germain is part of the new generation of multi-talented artists bringing fire to the stage as a performer, writer and producer. St. Germain’s raw, real and uncanny musicality has placed her on stages across the globe with her mix of talent, including being a master of piano, a powerful vocalist and a unique approach to banjo playing. As one of the original singers in Viva ELVIS, St. Germain has performed around Las Vegas with guest stints at the Palms, Mandarin Oriental, The Palazzo, Wynn and Aria to name a few. This high-energy variety show will feature guest appearances by local Las Vegas talent including Gordie Brown, Frankie Moreno and others.
The Lounge inside Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nev. 89103
Tickets can be purchased at 702-944-3200, www.palms.com or at the Palms Box Office. The Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Lounge is now on Twitter, follow @loungeatpalms for updates.
About Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ hippest resorts, is an all-encompassing, one-stop destination. The boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino. Amenities include the legendary Playboy Club; ghostbar; Rain Nightclub; The Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Little Buddha; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; The Palms Pool & Bungalows; Palms Spa and AMP Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; the Fantasy Suites, including the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court; and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. Palms has played host to MTV’s Video Music Awards, “Real World: Las Vegas” and Bravo’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown” and E!’s “Girls Next Door.” Palms Casino Resort is located west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road. For reservation information, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit www.palms.com. For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768.