My last post was about Las Vegas local Domenick Allen's 'Vinyl' Rock Show at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. The event, sponsored by Cadillac of Las Vegas, benefited the USMC Toys for Tots. It was an absolutely amazing show, and for such a great cause. It even had this thumbs up from Broadway World the day before, so I'd have to say they already knew the quality of the performance to come. The show was also webcast live by Tour TV and you can watch it here with Part 1 and Part 2.
There was a rare Saturday Vegas Strip lane closure permitted for this very special night, with Cadillacs filling with toy donations and a Marine 6x6, as well as coverage throughout the night by KLAS TV. A number of celebrities attended, including guests such as America's Got Talent Fire Performer and Illusionist Antonio Restivo and Recycled Percussion, the Las Vegas Hilton's 'Triumph' magicians 'LaRaf', band members from Imagine Dragons and Moshaka, Mrs. Nevada Deborah Ashston-Cooke, and of course members of the Marine Corps, just to name a slight few who attended.
More entertainers were there to perform, including Billy Hinsche of the Beach Boys, Sonny Turner of The Platters, Workin' at the "Car Wash" Regi Brown of Rose Royce, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, singer, musician, producer, arranger Gene Sironen and his wife, the premier Cher Tribute Artist Heidi Thompson. Of course Las Vegas drummer LJ Harness, formerly of Sarasota's 'The Arch Band', and who has played with many music greats like Patty LaBelle and for 'Hoochie' that had opened for the classic rock bands Aerosmith, Journey, Cheap Trick, and many more.
Of course Domenick Allen was amazing. High energy and so versatile, going from vocals and guitar to sax or clarinet, and with moves that were unreal. Yet with all that unstoppable effort his warmth and smiles come shining through to let you know he really loves what he does...and why he does it so well. It's no wonder his shows are so popular and have sellout crowds, just like 'Vocal Soup' where he teams up with Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, and the Philippines singing sensation Martin Nievera.
As you can see, for Domenick, he really lives "It's all about the Music", which just happens to be his other Las Vegas sellout show. His next performance is Jan 29 & 30, 2011 at the Suncoast Resort and Casino, with tickets already on sale to meet the demand. This show has something for everyone as it incorporates, swing, jazz, and Rat Pack to Classic Rock. It is a reflection of his own career that began at age 3, his starring roll as Liberace's protégé, performing with Buddy Rich, Foreigner, and so many of the great musicians, this show is the evolution of music through this era and how these sounds and styles are all intertwined.
Even though I didn't have any shots of myself with Domenick at his Hard Rock show, I did get time to chat with him a bit. Strangely enough, I made a stop at Cadillac of Las Vegas late this week, and while it may look like we planned our wardrobe color coordination, it really was purely by chance that Domenick also dropped in. How could I resist his charming offer to take our 'makeup' picture right there on the showroom floor... and of course since it was totally unexpected and a quick stop, I didn't even have any makeup on! :)
Las Vegas has so many shows and so much incredible talent, and Domenick is a perfect example of exactly that. What is even more amazing about living here is that you can not only enjoy fantastic entertainers on the stage, but may do so on a personal level as part of helping others in our community, and as our friends and neighbors. It's getting to know and interact with such gifted and giving performers like Domenick that just adds yet another reason to why Las Vegas is a such a great place to call home.
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