Music

Beatle Show at the Saxe Theater - Planet Hollywood

Saw the Beatleshow at the Saxe Theater - Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino inside of Miracle Mile Shops. This theatre is tiny, so every seat is a great seat. The actual venue is about 3 stories up so TAKE THE ELEVATOR!

We saw this show 2 year ago, and the same people are back. John Lennon is spot on as John Lennon, Paul is too. The only thing that could be better is when Paul McCartney plays at T-mobile later this year, he stops by and pops in for one of the numbers. That would be something to see.

Sundance Head at Stoney's

We went to a concert tonight at Stoney’s Saloon, a country bar in Town Square. We’ve never been in there, so was looking forward to it.

Sundance Head was on the Voice and Blake Shelton was his coach. He ended up winning the Voice, and has a kind of Travis Tritt type of voice.

The venue is HUGE. We used to go to Grizzly Rose in Denver and it is similar but 3x the size. Much nicer in that you have room to move around. The dance floor is very large. They have 3 separate areas to hang out and still being able to hear the music.

Unfortunately, the music sound system has a lot to be desired. It was very hard to hear him as it was very muffled. Granted he has a gravely voice, but we’ll have to come back to see if it was just him or he sound system.

I was amazed at the dancing. They start a song, and then the do a line dance. The song ends, another song starts, and they do a different line dance. I’m thinking ‘how do they know which song goes with which dance?’ It seemed like there was about 5-6 different dances that they were doing. I know I don’t have any rhythm but I wished I had learned to line dance when I used to go to Denim and Diamonds back in CA when I was in my 20’s instead of just picking up girls.

We left early as the music was very hard to hear and we bought a beer and a diet coke and it was $9.00 so not the type of place to hang out all night at. I’d go back though to hear another band to see if it was just Sundance or the sound system in particular.

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Sundance Head

Billy Ray Cyrus at the Orleans

Went to see Billy Ray Cyrus at the Orleans. I had seen him at the Orleans around 1993 with Irene and Jennifer, who was about 9. The stage is set up with a high front, and after the show he came back out and sat down and talked with the audience and signed autographs and just hung out for about 30 minutes. First time I’d ever seen that and thought it was very cool.

His opening act was a newcomer Derek Jones, and he sang about 4 songs and sounded really good. We were sitting 3rd row and the sound system was really good, and he sang well. He asked if we were excited to see Billy Ray Cyrus, and then BRC came onstage and just started playing. Derek Jones stayed out and played guitar for 2 songs and then left.

After the show, I told Janis, and she thought so too, that we were watching A Star is Born.. Billy Ray Cyrus hasn’t really done much in a LONG time (in my opinion) other than birthing Miley Cyrus, and it felt like A Star is Born, as he seemed intoxicated. He didn’t stagger around the stage, but he kind of shuffled his feet and was unsure of his step it seemed.

His voice is gone. He now sings about 3 octaves lower, and sounds awful. To me, it just reminded me of a has been. We saw George Strait last winter, and heck he’s 60 and still sounds the same. Billy Ray needs to go out to pasture I think.

We walked out and didn’t see if he sat on the stage or not, and didn’t hear Achy Breaky Heart. Some times, you’ll just have to hold onto a memory.

Good thing the tickets were free. I did like the Lady Gaga that he was showcasing though!

Donny and Marie at the Flamingo Hotel

Janiis’ Hannakuh present was tickets to Donny and Marie and their residency (and 11 year run at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino), is finished in November. Marie has also signed on to be a co-host on the Talk TV show,starting in August, so we needed to hurry and see the show before it ran out.

A very nice show, the viewing was horrible. We had 2nd row balcony seats, and the ticket site did not say the tickets were NO VIEW seat, or that the seats were bar stools. Luckily, there were seats in row 1 (actual seats), so we quickly moved down there and had a great view of the show.

They each played for 30 minutes and then 30 thirty minutes together. A lot of the banter than they had on their television series.

George Strait at the T-Mobile Arene

We saw George Strait at T-Mobile Arena My 3rd time seeing King George,and he didn’t disappoint! He still sounds the same, puts on a great show. The stage was in the round, and took 2 songs at each of the 4 corners, so the whole audience could see him instead of having to look at the big screen.

We had great seats for him, and was basically sitting in row 2 right behind the goaltender if the arena was set up for hockey. Nice that they weren’t floor seats, as everyone was standing up the whole time. Didn’t have anyone in front of us so had a great seat. Recognized most of the Ace in the Hole band as he’s had most of the same players for 30 years.

He is still

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King George!

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May 12, 2018 - C H E R

Saw Cher at Park MGM for Janis’ birthday. Was a great show. For a 71 year old person, she was incredible.

The Park MGM is a great venue for a show. Even if you have the last seats in the place, the big screens are SO huge and SO clear, it doesn’t really matter.

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Billy Currington concert @ Sunset Station

Went to Sunset Station for a Billy Currington concert tonite. Outdoor concert, luckily it didn’t rain, since it has rained the last few days. It was a good concert, we’ve seen him before, in an open air concert up in Greeley on the 4th of July about 9 years ago, in the POURING rain.

It was the grand opening of the outdoor arena, and it is a good venue. We had seats, not a GA type venue which is good.

America Concert - Primm, NV

Went to see the band America at the Star of David arena in Primm (Stateline) Nevada. A nice arena, and America was comprised of 3 players. 2 of them are in this version. A very good concert. Phil came with us as he’s out for a while, and we didn’t want to leave him home alone.

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America at Primm, NV

The Rascal's at the Golden Nugget

Saw The Rascal’s at the Golden Nugget showroom. A great 60’s band and the leader, Felix Cavalere still has it.

Blake Shelton at the Forum February 17, 2017

Saw Blake Shelton at the fabulous forum in Inglewood, CA. Haven’t been back here since the Kings played their last game here. Seats are still horrible, the bathroom and food venues are too few and far between. Blake was great.

It was POURING rain driving to the concert. We stayed at Jenn and Neil’s and ate dinner beforehand at Paco’s in West L.A. Almost missed the start of the concert as there was so much rain and of course, parking lot at the forum SUCKS.

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Carlos Santana at Mandalay Bay January 30, 2017

Saw Carlos Santana and Mandalay Bay. Awesome show, he can still play a mean guitar. Good intimate venue, there are a lot of SRO (Standing Room Only) tickets, and need to remember to not get them and be on our feet the whole time.


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Santana!

The Spanish Peaks

One of my favorite drives when I worked for Colorado POST was west on Highway 50 past the Spanish Peaks Mountains West of Walsenburg.. I always crank up my buddy Joh Chandler’s song of the same title while I’m driving past here. Jon and Pat have some land out here, and his ancestors are from this area. He wrote an awesome song and book about this area. The link is for the book on Amazon. com, I highly recommend it.

Jon Chandle'r’s THE SPANISH PEAKS at AMAZON

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