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November 28, 2014

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Vegas pianist wows Imelda Marcos

If You Go

  • What: David Osborne
  • When: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays and Mondays
  • Where: Petrossian Bar, Thurs. – Sat.; Baccarat Bar, Sun., Mon., Bellagio

David Osborne sometimes bills himself as the "Pianist to the Presidents." After a recent trip to the Philippines he might add "and to First Ladies."

At the end of a benefit concert Sunday at the historic Manila Hotel (where Gen. Douglas MacArthur stayed for six years during World War II), former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos joined him onstage, presented him with a lei and declared she now has two favorite pianists — Van Cliburn and Osborne.

"She's very flirtatious for an 80-year-old," Osborne said of the widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

The sold-out concert was a benefit for the construction of the Scala Santa Chapel in Monte Maria Batangas, a project of Father Fernando Suarez.

Osborne, who was a pianist at Caesars Palace for 13 years, performs five nights a week at the Bellagio.

Osborne has performed for Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Carter and both Bushes. He will perform a birthday concert for former President Jimmy Carter, who will be 85 on Oct. 1.

Details: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Petrossian Bar, and 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays and Mondays, Baccarat Bar, Bellagio.

Rolling the Dice

If You Go

  • What: Comedian Andrew Dice Clay
  • When:10:30 tonight through Sunday; Thursday through July 5
  • Where: Steve Wyrick Theater, Miracle Mile Shops

After a successful engagement at a Palazzo lounge, smutty comedian Andrew Dice Clay is going to take his chances at the Steve Wyrick Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood – a venue that has seen more than its share of shows coming and going in the past couple of years.

Clay recently appeared on the TV series "Celebrity Apprentice" with Donald Trump and the HBO series "Down and Dirty."

Details: 10:30 tonight through Sunday and Thursday through July 5; Steve Wyrick Theater, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood; $49.99 to $150; 777-9974 or go to stevewyricktheatre.com.

"Murder" moves

If You Go

  • What: "Marriage Can Be Murder "
  • When:6:30 p.m. nightly
  • Where: Fitzgeralds Showroom
  • Admission: $44.95 for Nevada residents, $54.95 and $69.95 for tourists

The interactive dinner-show "Marriage Can Be Murder," most recently at the Four Queens, opens at Fitzgeralds Monday.

The husband and wife team Eric and Jayne Post created the production more than 20 years ago in California and brought it to Las Vegas about 10 years ago.

This award-winning comedy is an interactive, comedy, murder mystery, dinner show experience where the actors are planted among the unsuspecting guests.

The main cast includes a police officer and his ditsy assistance who carry the story line in a tongue-in-cheek manner through a three-course meal.

Details: "Marriage Can Be Murder"; 6:30 p.m. nightly; Fitzgeralds Showroom; $44.95 for Nevada residents, $54.95 and $69.95 for tourists; 388-2222.

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