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November 29, 2010
Good news for Celine Dion fans. After a four-year absence, the super diva is returning to Las Vegas. Dion will be back in familiar territory — the Caesars Palace stage that was the setting for her record-shattering 2003 to 2007 residency. Her new engagement calls for the five-time Grammy Award winner to perform 70 shows a year over three years. The premiere is March 15. The first leg of 54 shows concludes Aug. 14. Backed by 31 musicians — a full orchestra and band — Dion will sing a mix of Hollywood classics and fan favorites from her own catalog.
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December 19, 2013 | By August Brown
Onstage, 19-year-old Archy Marshall looked like a surly high-schooler on class portrait day: a too-big brown sport coat, a thrift-shop tie and a perpetual discontented sneer.  But whenever he opened his mouth at his headlining show Wednesday night, the wounded growl that came out had a rough wisdom all its own. Marshall's project, King Krule, doesn't have many peers in contemporary music. His gravelly slur gets him deserved Tom Waits allusions; his torrent of bummed-out, street-level lyricism puts him in the line of English greats like the Fall and the Jam. The music on his debut, "6 Feet Beneath the Moon," almost sounds like angry smooth jazz -- moody diminished and augmented guitar chords, played without distortion but with a post-punky panic.  He's got fans in Beyoncé and Frank Ocean, and Wednesday's set proved why many more are likely to follow them.
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NEWS
August 24, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Prince Harry  continues to receive flak for nude photos taken of him while he was recently partying in Las Vegas. Can't a prince have any fun? Not when you're a member of the Windsor family. The British Press Complaints Commission has unsuccessfully attempted to put a lid on the situation. Tabloids across the pond are still having a field day with the prince's "crown jewels. " [Time] The Web is buzzing about a topless Celine Dion photo shoot for Vmagazine. The French Canadian singer was shot holding her leather glove-clad arms over her bare breasts.
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December 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Celine Dion was on a Studio City soundstage last week, rehearsing for her performance on a holiday TV special. Ne-Yo had joined the French Canadian singer to run through "Incredible," a duet from Dion's new album, but almost as soon as she'd tilted her head back to unleash a flurry of octave-scaling notes, an abashed expression flashed across her face. "I was too early," she told Ne-Yo. Then she laughed, aware perhaps that no one else in the room had noticed. "Hey, even when we're bad, we're good," she said.
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December 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Celine Dion was on a Studio City soundstage last week, rehearsing for her performance on a holiday TV special. Ne-Yo had joined the French Canadian singer to run through "Incredible," a duet from Dion's new album, but almost as soon as she'd tilted her head back to unleash a flurry of octave-scaling notes, an abashed expression flashed across her face. "I was too early," she told Ne-Yo. Then she laughed, aware perhaps that no one else in the room had noticed. "Hey, even when we're bad, we're good," she said.
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May 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Celine Dion has canceled five more performances of her nightly show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after spraining her neck earlier this month. Dion's show "A New Day ... " won't go on Wednesday through Sunday. The 36-year-old singer had to cancel last week's performances because of the nagging injury. The star has been hampered by the sprained neck, which she suffered during a Mother's Day show, show spokeswoman Kris Lingle said.
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July 26, 1998 | Steve Hochman
It's Christmas in July for record retailers who just got word that Celine Dion will follow up her 7.3-million-selling "Let's Talk About Love" album and "My Heart Will Go On," the record-breaking hit from "Titanic," with a new album in the fall. "These Are Special Times" will be an album of seasonal songs--half traditional and half new, including a duet with R. Kelly on one of the latter. And though it won't have a "Titanic" to help send sales into orbit, it will have a CBS-TV special.
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September 28, 2012 | By August Brown
The passing of Whitney Houston was a sad undertone to this year's Grammy Awards show. But several marquee artists -- including Celine Dion, Usher and Jennifer Hudson -- will pay tribute to the pop icon in a telecast special that airs Nov. 16 on CBS and tapes in a concert in Los Angeles.  The telecast , "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," will be taped at the Nokia Theatre on Oct. 11. The event features sets by...
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July 23, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Oh, the dirty little secrets we learn about celebrities, those not so perfect people -- much like all of us -- who stand beaming in the spotlight. In the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Tuesday, jurors, for instance, learned some things that singer Celine Dion may not want the world to know. She hates to practice, testified Paul Meglen, an executive for AEG Live, the company producing Dion's residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas “It drove Franco crazy she wouldn't show up for rehearsals,” Meglen testified, referring to Franco Dragone, the director of her show.
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February 22, 2006 | From Associated Press
Celine Dion and Elton John sang together for the first time at a Las Vegas benefit to raise money for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. workers affected by last year's hurricanes. The pair, who sang duets of "Sorry" and "Saturday Night" before a packed Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday night, also were joined by Jerry Seinfeld to raise $2.1 million for about 8,000 casino workers in the Gulf Coast region. The money came on top of $4.
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September 17, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Britney Spears is Vegas-bound. Just days after releasing her new single "Work Bitch," the pop singer announced Tuesday morning that she's set to begin a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Spears, 31, revealed the news, which had been rumored for weeks, on "Good Morning America. " "I'm definitely gonna do the greatest hits," she said of the production, to be titled "Britney Spears: Piece of Me. " "But I'm gonna have to put some of my new material into it, just to keep it fresh.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Wynn Las Vegas is rolling out a specially priced package that includes dinner and premium seating at "Le Rêve - The Dream," the resort's brilliant but sometimes overlooked show. The Wynn offer begins at $185 per person, includes a three-course meal at Allegro , a casual Italian-American restaurant.  The fixed-price dinner includes a choice of four appetizers and an entrée of lasagna, chicken Parmigiana, mushroom-crusted salmon or veal Marsala. Freshly baked biscotti is served for dessert.
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July 23, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Oh, the dirty little secrets we learn about celebrities, those not so perfect people -- much like all of us -- who stand beaming in the spotlight. In the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Tuesday, jurors, for instance, learned some things that singer Celine Dion may not want the world to know. She hates to practice, testified Paul Meglen, an executive for AEG Live, the company producing Dion's residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas “It drove Franco crazy she wouldn't show up for rehearsals,” Meglen testified, referring to Franco Dragone, the director of her show.
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June 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
A decade or so ago, Nathan Rabin's older sister went to Israel on a trip with a youth group. At the time she was a fan of thoughtful folk musicians like Indigo Girls and Dar Williams, but her roommate there listened to Celine Dion - and only Celine Dion. "The first four months were really agonizing for my sister," Rabin said. "But then she cracked. She went from 'I hate Celine Dion' to 'Celine Dion is my favorite artist of all time.'" A former writer for the Onion newspaper's A.V. Club and author of several books, including "The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture," Rabin undergoes a startlingly similar transition in his new book, "You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes" (Scribner: 272 pp., $16 paper)
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May 21, 2013 | By Jay Jones
It's now possible to enjoy stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the Mojave Desert only about half-an-hour from the Las Vegas Strip. Paddle to the Core  offers boarding experiences at all levels on the tranquil waters of Lake Las Vegas , located in an upscale (think Celine Dion) community adjacent to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area . Stand-up paddleboarding is a water sport that's quickly growing in popularity. The experts at Lake Las Vegas treat SUP as much more than just a fun activity during a visit to Vegas.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Christina Aguilera was slim and sleek at the T ime 100 gala Tuesday for the magazine's celebration of its 100 most influential people. Aguilera, 32, and formerly a mentor on the "The Voice," wore a black Victoria Beckham cutout gown with Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, according to Us Weekly . The singer posed for photos with fellow honoree Miguel and laughed with "Girls" creator Lena Dunham...
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July 12, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Billboard reports that Gloria Estefan and Elton John are in line for engagements at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the $95-million facility built for Celine Dion. Estefan reportedly will set down for an Oct. 10-19 stay, while John is said to be negotiating a $54-million multiyear engagement to begin next year. These would be the first extended runs beyond Dion's under a long-term deal that calls for her to appear five nights a week for the next three years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
Celine Dion didn't sound disingenuous in the least when she said she wasn't sure whether there'd still be an audience waiting for her when she went back out on the concert trail in 2008 after bringing down the curtain on her five-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "The show in Las Vegas was so successful, so many people came year after year, I really thought . . . Who's left to perform for?" Dion said from her home in Florida on Thursday, the day of the public premiere of "Celine: Through the Eyes of the World," the concert film documentary about that 2008-09 Taking Chances world tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Amy Reiter
Britney Spears - with her oft-repeated "amazings" and "sweeties" and ultra-brief critiques - might not be the most articulate judge on "The X Factor," but at the top of Wednesday night's show, on which the final 12 contestants performed songs by "divas," she said something startlingly revealing: "I think it's gonna boil down, in this competition, to true talent. " Now, on any other singing-competition show, that would be the blandest of platitudes, but on "The X Factor," where the intangible charisma for which the show has been named is supposed to outweigh vocal chops, Spears' statement, especially arriving as other judges bragged emptily about their contestants' star power, seemed downright refreshing.
NEWS
November 13, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Country music superstar Shania Twain begins a two-year engagement Dec. 1 inside the Colosseum   at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, the venue that was purpose-built for Celine Dion . Twain can boast having an album that has sold far more copies than her fellow Canadian's bestseller. At 19 million copies, Twain's “Come on Over” ranks eighth among the bestselling albums in the U.S., according to the Record Industry Assn. of America.   She's a five-time Grammy Award winner who has had 18 top 10 songs, including eight that reached No. 1. One of her biggest hits explains the title of the new production: “Still the One.” Twain, who is billed as the show creator and executive producer, says her most-familiar songs are the foundation for the Colosseum concert.
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