Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 | 4:32 p.m.
Having tipped Steve and Andrea Wynn to check out singer Pia Zadora’s new musical cabaret at Piero’s near the Convention Center, I had to go listen to the songbird for myself. The pint-sized star who now calls Las Vegas home brought old Vegas back to life with great songs and music from Vincent Falcone and his top-flight band.
Comedy impressionist Rich Little, singer Steve Lawrence and comedian Steve Rossi were just a few of the Las Vegas VIPs giving Pia wild applause. She performs two 50-minute sets every weekend starting Thursdays, so try to get there tonight.
Pia pokes fun at herself, jabbing at her former marriage to one-time Riviera billionaire owner Meshulam Riklis and her hiccup movie attempts. There’s no joking about her voice, though; she soars with the golden oldies from Frank Sinatra’s days in Las Vegas.
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable night of fun and entertainment, and Pia is truly enjoying her return in the spotlight. Pia told me that it’s an open-ended run and says she’s happy to stay home for a while instead of commuting to cabaret gigs in New York and San Francisco.
Don’t miss her intimate evening that kick-starts the beloved old days of Las Vegas nightlife. And be sure to read Editor at Large John Katsilometes’ report of Pia at Piero’s.
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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