Frankie Valli and Travis Cloer celebrate Jersey Boys‘ second anniversary on The Strip with a platinum record commemoration at the Palazzo on April 24, 2010.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 | 7:04 p.m.
Travis Cloer celebrates Jersey Boys' second anniversary on The Strip with a platinum record commemoration at the Palazzo on April 24, 2010.
By night, Travis Cloer shines as Frankie Valli in the hit and award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas. By day, Travis rehearses for his one-man show “Setting the Standard.”
He brings a six-piece band for his one-night-only performance Monday at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. He’ll feature nearly 20 of his Broadway favorites, jazz, pop and his own creations.
Travis told me: “The title of the show kind of has a double meaning. While the show will definitely have that feel and will features some of my favorite standards off my CD of the same name, it also will include some other songs from the worlds of pop, Broadway and R&B.
“Yes, it will be a night of great classic songs, but it also makes the statement that this is the level of entertainment that people should expect from this great venue, singers in Las Vegas and from me personally. It’s classic Vegas done with a modern vibe by a timeless voice.
“Each of these tunes are some of my favorites to sing. I wanted to choose a wide variety of songs to show not only my versatility as a vocalist, but also my range as an entertainer.”
The show band is made up of musicians from Celine Dion’s show at Caesars Palace, “Jersey Boys” and Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns. Keith Thompson from “Jersey Boys” is the director of the show.
My pal Travis added: “I’m excited to share some more of myself with Las Vegas. This town has been amazing to me, and this is a chance for me to give back a little.
“ ‘Jersey Boys’ is my first love in town, and crowds will still be able to see me there. But when time permits, hopefully after this show, they’ll be able to catch me in other venues in Las Vegas, too.”
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Paris Las Vegas The Paris Las Vegas transports visitors to the City of Light. Paris Las Vegas captures all the details of Paris, right down to the cobblestone sidewalks and half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Wrought iron street lamps line the 85,000 square foot casino with the legs of the Eiffel Tower sit in the middle of 1,700 slots and 90 table games.
Guests can dine at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, but beware, it's by reservation only. Diners can watch the world pass by at Mon Ami Gabi, a fine French restaurant where the most popular tables are the ones outside facing The Strip. Dining isn't just limited to the French, Asian restaurant Ah Sin is host to many dishes from the Pacific Rim. If you've just hit the jackpot on the casino floor, try the $777 Kobe beef and Maine lobster at Le Burger Brasserie.
Famous pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre opened a branch of his renowned pastry shop on the cobblestone-lined Le Boulevard, a street filled with intimate shops and restaurants, all underneath a blue cloud-filled ceiling. Strolling along Le Boulevard don't be surprised to see an extremely lifelike bronze statue move, that's because it's a real person
The City of Light doesn't go dark after dark. Anthony Cools - The Uncensored Hypnotist checks inhibitions at the door and pushes the limits of the audiences mind and body. Sitting right above the restaurant is nightclub Risqué, Paris' ultra lounge that is as fun as it is fantastic.
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Smith Center for the Performing Arts The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers a blend of performances by resident companies and touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, which includes a main performance area with more than 2,000 seats. This downtown cultural center of Las Vegas looks to educate, entertain and excite community members.
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