Monday, May 6, 2013 | 9:13 p.m.
Latin and R&B singer Frankie J kicked off Cinco de Mayo Weekend hosting and performing at Pure in Caesars Palace on Friday night. Arriving at the mega-club at 1:30 a.m. — so technically Saturday morning — the sharp dressed man in a black suit and tie walked to his VIP booth, where a group of friends joined him.
Just before 2 a.m., resident DJ Gusto got on the mic to introduce Frankie J, and he launched into his mini-concert that included “Suga Suga” and “Obsession” (not the Animotion song).
Before ending, the handsome crooner told partygoers that he is releasing a new album this month, and then he ended his show with a Spanish-language song. He returned to the VIP booth and spent the rest of the night enjoying cocktails, dancing with friends and mingling with fans.
Thanks to Karl Larson of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.