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I miss Dian Diaz and Fontana Room

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by JET2VEGAS, Jun 21, 2013.

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  1. JET2VEGAS

    JET2VEGAS Tourist

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    I know it has been several years since the Fontana Room at Bellagio closed and morphed into Hyde, but I still mourn the loss every time I return to Vegas and walk the Bellagio casino floor. Seeing Dian Diaz's show was a must do every trip.

    Does anyone know of a similar singer and/or club with similar vibe in Vegas?? I know nothing will replace the view from the balcony, but would love to find another spot for us middle aged, non hip-hop, non-clubbers, rock and funk lovers to chill.

    Ahh, the memories!
     
  2. abileneblues

    abileneblues Low-Roller

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    We only got to go once

    Our first trip to Vegas we got to go to the Fontana lounge. We didn't get to see Dian Diaz, though. We had plans to see her the next year, as we had heard many good things about her act, but by that time they had closed Fontana.
     
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  3. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    Dian is actually a very good friend of mine. Whenever I am in Vegas, I definitely miss the Fontana and the great vibe of that room - not to mention her incomparable voice! There are no vocalists with the kind of voice Dian has left in Vegas (in fact, live music in general has gone the way of the magician and showgirl - once iconic symbols of Las Vegas, those performers have all but vanished).

    The M Resort does have live entertainment on weekends with seasoned Vegas acts like Zowie Bowie performing, and Bar Lift (formerly Bar Moderno) which is located next to the guest elevators in the Aria casino has live entertainment each night starting at 9pm (you can hear the vocalists right there on the casino floor as you play the slots).

    As for Dian, she has relocated to Orlando, Florida where she is performing regularly with the B.B. King All Star Band at B.B. King's Blues Club - so if anyone happens to find themselves in that area, you can still see her do her thing!!
     
  4. GVR

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    Loved to see Jimmy Hopper in the Fontana Room. Was always a great performance and such a remarkable group of musicians that he played with before he left many, many years ago.

    I also wonder what happened to Diane Bell ("voice of an angel") who performed with him for awhile. Jimmy would brag that she was a 5 handicap in golf....
     
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