Tony bennett proves to be top star at caesars’ celebration _ las vegas review-journal

At Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, Tony Bennett’s voice soared bigger than almost every star who normally performs on the Strip.

Reminder: Bennett is 90. Chicken parmesan with bread crumbs With impeccable volume and control, he put on a how-to-be-a-vocal-legend clinic, sending nearly 3,000 VIPs to their feet for several encores.

It was good Bennett sang with perfection because other powerhouse Caesars Entertainment singers, Mariah Carey and Olivia Newton-John, didn’t attend Caesars’ splashiest event of the year.


Wayne Newton, with Donny and Marie Osmond, and Matt Goss, combined forces to sing “Viva Las Vegas” while eight booty-revealing showgirls shook their fluffy feathers.

Newton, 74, was in fine voice, choosing to sing quieter with more control than he did at T-Mobile Arena’s spring opening. Oven baked chicken parmesan recipe Goss and Donny and Marie were great.

Bill Medley, another power voice at age 75, sang “Time of My Life” with daughter McKenna, causing dozens of VIPs to dance with abandon beside their seats.

Jennifer Lopez didn’t sing, but she opened the night by taking the stage and expressing gratitude for being part of the family at Planet Hollywood, where, executives report, her show is setting ticket records. Chicken parmesan spaghetti recipe Then she had to go perform her show.

Consequently, Lopez has been donating 100 percent of sales of her song “Love Makes the World Go Round” to the Hispanic Federation for the Somos Orlando Fund, with respect to this year’s LGBT nightclub massacre.

Rashida Ali gave tribute to her late father, Muhammad Ali. Chicken with parmesan sauce The family of Caesars founder Jay Sarno teared up while honoring the late visionary.

Some Caesars stars weren’t on hand but unlike conspicuously absent Britney and Mariah, they cut pre-recorded videos of congratulations; those videos were from Elton John, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld and Reba McEntire.

Even Caesars/Omnia nightclub DJ Calvin Harris, who rarely opens his mouth publicly, appeared long enough for emcee Howie Mandel (who was excellent) to rib Harris over his famous recent breakup with Taylor Swift.

“Who’s your tailor?” Mandel cracked about Harris’ clothes and ex-girlfriend, and when the crowd heard the word “tailor” as “Taylor,” they laughed.

When he read the winning name, the victorious woman, sitting way back in the cheap seats (if you can call them cheap), rocketed out of her chair, screaming her happy head off.

You think Las Vegas knows how to objectify women? Check out the London Daily Mail’s coverage of model Charlotte McKinney’s Vegas birthday party.

On Saturday, McKinney (who is occasionally naked in top magazines but who dressed conservatively at the Wynn) took her 23rd birthday party of model-esque friends to Encore Beach Club, Andrea’s restaurant and Intrigue nightclub.

Actors from “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” went to Lavo Casino Club in the Palazzo Saturday night: Vinny Vinsane DJ’d there after he shared the one-point meatball, chicken parm and penne alla vodka at Lavo with Alex Woytkiw, JJ Lane, and Christian Bishop.

Actress Camren Bicondoca (Catwoman on “Gotham”) and voice actor Sean Pertwee (Alfred on “Gotham”) popped into the Palms’ N9NE Steakhouse Saturday, with two friends, for tomato salad, steak, potatoes au gratin, and truffle fries.

R&B singer Teddy Riley, UFC star Rampage Jackson and snowboarder Mark McMorris checked out Trey Songz in concert at Drai’s nightclub Saturday.

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